Friday, March 19, 2010

Why Grandparents Rock!

I found these clips from recent visits with the grandparents. Grandparents are the best!

Which reminds me.....Lily said this in the car the other day:

"Mommy......your job is to do the laundry (gee thanks.). Papa's job is to do the dishes. Ben's job is to poop. Mimi's job is to have candy at her house. Grandpa's job is to take me on walks in the wagon. Grandma's job is to play hide and seek with me in the trees. Grandma B's job is to drive. And, my job is to play with my friends."

Everyone got that?

Sugar, sugar and more sugar:

Learning how to be a diva:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There She Goes

Lily started "big girl" gymnastics this week. It was bitter sweet watching her walk through the doors into the huge gymnasium. She only looked back once and then she was off to join her class. So it has happened. I am now on the other side of the glass wall. I am waiting with the other moms, and she is twirling away - possibly on her way to find a lifelong passion. 

Being a part of these moments makes me so happy - down to my core. But at night, when she is dreary and almost asleep, I just want to kiss her from head to toe and inhale the sweetness that is her youth and innocence. She is perfection. Soft curls. Soft skin. Legs that dont fit in my lap anymore. Arms that drape off the rocking chair when I hold her. 

I wouldn't stop her from growing up if I could. But I do indulge when she falls asleep and kiss her from head to toe. I like to think she sleeps just a little better with mamma's love sprinkled all over her!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pink Bike And A Bubble Bath

It was a beautiful weekend here in St. Petersburg. We strolled downtown for lunch and spent some quality, and much needed, time around the house. I took a few videos of the kids doing what they do best - entertaining me. From bike riding to bath time, I wish I had every second on film! Time is moving too fast. I adore these children and the happiness they bring me!

I posted a little clip of Ben snoozing, just because it doesn't get much sweeter than a sleeping baby! (note - he passed out in Lily's bed.....don't panic, we did not pass down pink blankets and pillows.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What Has Ben BEEN Up To?


Checking out real estate.

Cruisin the streets.

Working on his killer smile. Watch out ladies.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Festival Fun

We're a little bit country, so we headed to the Strawberry Festival in Plant City on Sunday. So did everyone else in the tri-county area! Lily had a blast on the rides. She is quite a little dare devil, taking on a mini roller coaster and the swings. What she does not appear to like it the strawberry funnel cake we ate (photo below)!

It was a beautiful day full of memories. And in the crowd of thousands we even ran into Lily's BFF

PS - Ben is not photographed because he slept through all of the excitement:)  

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Perfect Score!

Lily started Gymnastics classes last night and dare I say she is a natural? She took to it like it was second nature. Hand stands, balance beam and swinging from the bars - she was strong and fearless. I was shocked at her strength and her near perfect technique! OK, maybe I am getting carried away ..... it was just a sweet mommy and me class. But we may be on to something here! If not, the sparkly leotard is a keeper and the look on her face when she bounced on the trampoline - priceless!

Say Cheese?

I am still trying to get a good photo of Benjamin. But every time I click, he cries or moves or my flash fails. But here is the most recent round of attempts.

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