Earlier today I was showing Lucy my blog and she wanted me to read it to her and so I did. She saw her Daddy's picture and I told her what it said, Gavin's picture and I told her what it read, and lastly she saw her picture and wanted to know what I titled her as... I told her that it read "Lucy - my drama queen". Her reaction was priceless, Lucy was really upset and made a very pouty face with her arms folded, a genuine drama queen reaction. Lucy then informed me that she is not a drama queen and is a Princess so I needed to change it.
So from this day on I am changing her label from "Lucy the Drama Queen" to "Lucy the Princess". Sorry Lucy for the mislabeling.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The other day we went over to my mom's house so that Lucy could visit with her Mema & Peepa. When we pulled into the driveway Lucy saw my sister's truck, she instantly got excited and hoped that her cousins were there to play with. To our surprise 2 or her 3 cousins were there and so was Auntie. Lucy & Jake ran around playing monsters and having a blast while Gavin and cousin Brenn hung out in their car seats. Lucy loves any chance she can to play with her cousins, I think they are not only her cousins but her best friends too! The kids were so cute I couldn't help but take pictures of them and their wonderful smiles :)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Celebrated my first Mother's day as mommy of two! I spend the morning playing with Lucy & Gavin, it was a great morning filled with tickles and giggles. Lucy then gave me my Mother's day present from her & Gavin, it was a cute ceramic plate that she decorated with Steve's help. It read "We love you Mommy, love Lucy & Gavin" the plate is so cute and Lucy was extremely excited to give it to me. I was also very excited because I have for over a year wanted Steve to make a homemade craft with Lucy to give me for every holiday and well let's just face it men are not very craft & scared of even stepping foot into a Joann's or Michael's so this was finally the day that my wish came true.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Today we finally purchased our airline tickets to Hawaii, booked our rental car, and while doing so I noticed that Hawaiian airlines offers a Lei greeting through the concierge. I thought what a wonderful way to start our Hawaiian family vacation, right? I just knew that Lucy would have a smile from ear to ear once she gets he beautiful flower lei, so I booked that too :) Such a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders now that everything is booked, paid for and ready to go, all we have left to do is schedule our activities. The scheduling of the activities so far has been a tough one because we want to do some many things but realistically need to narrow it down to a couple. Once I purchased the tickets and everything I was so excited to tell Lucy that we had gotten our plane tickets. Her reaction was just as I imaged, one huge smile! Lucy being Lucy wanted all the details; what the plane looked like, what her seat looked like, how big it was, and so on, she cracked me up with all her questions. My parents are accompanying us on our trip so Lucy asked me mom, her Mema, "Mema who is going to hold your suitcase & Peepa's (my step dad) suitcase?" My mom responded "we are Lucy", Lucy responded "No, a Hawaiian lady does". My mom and I couldn't help but laugh. Ever since we decided on our family trip being to Hawaii Lucy constantly talks about Hawaii, it is the cutest thing. She thinks that Hawaiian people and hula girls are going to help us with everything...so innocent.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Once I decided to blog I then was faced with the question of what would I name my blog? Well after much thought I decided on "Leave You With A Smile". The meaning behind the title is simple and easy. I love motherhood and the feeling my heart gets when my kids smile at me, I love the memories we make, the sound of their laughter, and the day to day activities we do that just make me enjoy life to the fullest. It's these memories that make me smile from the inside out and I hope as I share our adventures and stories they too will "Leave You With A Smile" :)