Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy birthday, Annabelle!

Annabelle is 4 years old! Where has the time gone? Was it really four years ago that she was born? (It's weird to think that she wasn't even due until March 25th.) We had quite a busy day yesterday. Annabelle brought cupcakes to preschool and then went straight to gymnastics, and I used this time that she was gone to make her birthday cake. She requested a bee cake, which I have no idea how to make one so I just did the best I could with the 3 round cake pans that I had. After I taught a few piano lessons in the afternoon, she and I made her birthday dinner of spaghetti and breadsticks. We had some friends come and spend the evening with us. It was a blast. Here are a few of the gifts she received (many were from different sets of grandparents): pajamas, a drum set, a princess puzzle, a fairy dress up costume, and a set of reading cards.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just some random updates

I've been thinking about getting a new hair style for awhile. I'm not one to spend a lot of time on my hair and so the idea of getting something that might require a lot of time and effort doesn't sound too appealing to me. Yet, the thought of something new and different is kind of exciting. So, yesterday, I went and got sweep-away bangs. A friend of mine has a brother who cuts hair and he did a fantastic job. In other news, it's Annabelle's birthday today (I can't believe she's 4!) and I'll be posting about that later. Michael's brother graced us with his presence last weekend and we sure enjoyed having him here.
A friend of mine makes the cutest clothes. She and her baby girl are always wearing things she's made and it's amazing. She made Jillian some shoes that are so cute. They keep her feet warm in this chilly weather and I love them.

Monday, February 21, 2011

More good deals!

I posted about finding a good deal on cereal a few weeks ago. Last week, a friend told me about a really good sale on diapers. Buy one pack of diapers, get one free, plus a $2 off coupon. Usually, we buy diapers at Sam's Club, 204 diapers for $38. In this situation, I was able to get 434 diapers for $51. Awesome!!! I would have bought more, but there was a limit of 14, so that's what I got. Too bad we'll probably go through them all in probably 3 months.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All about Jillian...

These are just a few videos of Jillian since she turned 1. One of the videos is sideways. I was taking the video with our new camera and sometimes I forget that you can't turn the camera sideways when taking a video like you can when taking a picture. Sorry about that.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's weird to remember that only one year ago, my girls looked like this on Valentine's Day:
Again this year, Annabelle and Jillian were decked out in their red for the special day and they looked so adorable. Don't you agree? Annabelle really wanted her hair in a heart shape and I had plans to intertwine some ribbon in the heart, but the ribbon I bought was too thick for what I wanted to do, so I had to settle for this. It still looks pretty cute and it was very easy.