We had a great family evening with the cutest little elephant princess and frog. I knew that making costumes were worth it when we were out trick or treating and Molly looked up at me and said, "Momma, I love my costume."
I know...I haven't updated for a while. It has been inching its way up and down my list of to dos. Finally, it jumped to the top. For those that don't know, I am pregnant again. I am in week 15 and due first part of April. Things have been a little more difficult this go round. I am constantly tired and until a couple of weeks ago I was very sick. Doing better now, just have to somehow chase Molly and Troy, manage the house and run a jewelry business on a tank that is only a quarter full (on a good day).
Yesterday Molly turned 4. She seemed to grow a strong opinion over night. She is so big. She got a bike for her birthday and as soon as the rain clears up... she will get to ride it again. We went to my in-laws on Saturday. Their town celebrated their 100 yr annv. There was a parade and fireworks that night. Of course, Molly assumed these things were for her birthday. I sure didn't tell her any different. She also got lots of elephant things. For example, her cake that her Nonie made. I don't know why, but, she loves elephants. I love this girl!
A little over a week ago, my friend Michelle came to town with her twin girls, Emma and Addison. We had a great time. Michelle and I grew up together and have talked about her coming to visit for many years. The kids played and played. Michelle and I sewed and sewed. We ended up making 6 dresses, 3 pairs of flower flip flops, 2 pairs of pantaloons, and we intended to make more. There just weren't enough hours in the evenings. We were exhausted to say the least by the weekend's end, but made some great memories.
A couple of weeks ago. Joel set up the tent in the backyard so that he could let Molly and him sleep outside all night. They seem to have a blast. They watched a movie in the tent, had snacks. Joel didn't think she would make it all night, but they didn't come back in the house until 7 the next morning.
Today, Molly and her friends Bryce and Walker celebrated turning 4 this month. Their birthdays are less than 2 weeks away from each other. So, the mamma's decided we could share in the excitement and invite friends from Bible class to a morning swim party. It was a lot of fun. The kids each had a bday treat. Molly has cupcakes, Bryce wanted cookies and Walker wanted Cheetos. The water was cold, but that didn't stop the swim fun.
Last week, Leslie and her girls (Jones, Georgia, and Annie) came through town and stayed overnight. Molly doesn't have many girlfriends her age, so this was a real treat. They were all very cute to watch. Troy may have been out numbered, but didn't seem to mind.
Two weekends ago my mom came and we had a blast. We found the kids Easter outfits and baskets for all the Sikes grandkids that I embroidered. We cooked, laughed, played...the list goes on. Before we took Nonie back to the airport we took the kids to the play area at the mall. It is always a big deal when elephants are involved...Molly loves them for some crazy reason. Thanks for coming Nonie!
We have a few potato head sets and one is the pirate pieces for the potato. Troy and I were playing with the pirate one and I put the earring on his ear. He now loves to put all potato head earring on, should I be concerned?
Last week I took Molly for a little girls outing (we went thrift shopping). I don't know what came over me, but I told her she could go into her dress up box and pick out whatever she wanted to wear. It looked like a tornado hit her room, she couldn't decide what to wear (I know she gets that from me). After much contemplating, she came up with an outfit. When we got ready to go, Troy went and sat in front of the door in hopes to stop us from leaving. It was very cute and sad all at the same time. Molly was definitely dressed for thrifting.