Friday, March 18, 2011


For at least today the boots were put away, the coats were in the closet, the hats and gloves in the baskets and the dreary days of our long cold winter somewhere far away!! It was warm, sunny, blue skies and nothing but smiles on our faces! We packed up the wagon, got out our buckets and shovels and made our first trip to the beach this year~Kit's first trip ever!! I am happy to announce she will fit right in with our beach loving, warm weather loving family! She kicked off her shoes, put her feet in the sand, plopped down her bucket and collected every rock and shell she could get her hands on! Lucy ran around happy as a lark and for the first time in a long time we all came home wiped out from fresh air and happy as could be!!!! Our warm weather might only last for a few days - but it is a reminder of what's to come and the fun days ahead!! Here's to a Happy Spring!!!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The girls celebrated with a big party at school today. I walked them into school this morning and as soon as Kit walked through the door she yelled, "Kiss me I'm Irish!" Grandpa would be proud!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Kit's Baptism

This past weekend we went to St. Louis for Kit's Baptism. Uncle Dan baptized her just like he baptized me when I was a baby and all of my siblings as well as Lucy and all of Kit's cousins. Saturday was warm and sunny and a perfect day for a Baptism and a party! Kit was so excited as she knew it was her special day! She smiled all throughout the ceremony and laughed when Uncle Dan poured the water on her head. She was so sweet and I think she liked being the center of attention for awhile! We had a big party afterwards to celebrate the day! All of the kids got to play outside and run around and have fun. Kit and Lucy loved spending the weekend with all of their cousins, aunts and uncles and Mimi and Grandpa! It was a perfect weekend!

Miss Kit!

Family picture before the Baptism

Enjoying the Day with Mimi and Grandpa

The Girl of the Hour

Kit and her Godfather Uncle Joe

All Smiles!

Lucy shared in the fun

Kit and her Godparents - Uncle Joe and Aunt Megan

Uncle Dan

Monday, March 7, 2011

Blue Bird Of Happiness

Years ago when Lucy was quite young we were visiting my parents for a long weekend. While we were at their house Lucy became quite enamored with some little glass birds that my parents had in their living room. The entire time we were at their house she played with the birds. She was very careful with them. Not long after we came home a package arrived in the mail for Lucy. Mimi sent her some of the birds with a note explaining that the birds were blue birds of happiness. She was sending them to Lucy she explained because Lucy brought so much happiness to our family! The birds have always been special to Lucy. When she moved into her new room she carefully placed the birds on her nightstand - or her "treasure chest" as she likes to refer to it. She keeps all of her favorite things on top of her nightstand. The note from Mimi is in the drawer of her treasure chest.

Not long ago Kit's nightstand was delivered after being on back order for months. She was so excited when it came. We brought it up to her room and set it right next to her bed. Lucy told Kit how lucky she was to finally have a "treasure chest". We put her new lamp on the nightstand along with a framed picture of Lucy and Kit. The girls thought it was great. While we were standing in the room Lucy announced that she would be back in a minute. She ran to her room and returned with one of her little blue birds. She put it on Kit's nightstand and said, "You can have this because you make us so happy." It brought a smile to my face and a little tear to my eye. I don't like to sound like the bragging Mom but I must say that Lucy is the sweetest sister to Kit. She includes her in everything, she shares whatever she has and she never lets Kit feel left out! Everyday she kisses her and tells her she loves her and is so glad that she is her sister! I can't tell you how happy that makes me for both of them!

Nothing makes me happier than seeing these two together!