mary poppins, cfa, my girl

About a month ago I was told by a sweet friend her daughters were having their ballet recital at the end of May.. and the theme was Mary Poppins. I knew at that moment my Selah and I were going on a date! Her first, my first with her! Superman and I like to date our children. We let them choice the event, food and its just us two (expect if there is a nursing wee one) for the entire evening.

Every day since May 2 the moment I walked in her room in the morning, she would say.. “ballet day”. She as sooo excited! She picked our her ‘twirl’ which consist of a very large purple tutu and a big purple flower. This morning at our playdate she proudly stated today was our date and she was going to see the ballet and the girls twirl with Mary Poppins.

5:15 came and we were ready to go….On our first date!

dressed and ready to go!

dressed and ready to go!

Off to Chick Fila, her favorite and pick for our special night. She was able to order and get anything she wanted….

Kids meal, nuggets, fruit, and Lemonade (huge special treat!!).

IMG_20140529_173512_399Poor girl couldn’t even eat her meal she was so excited, blueberries and strawberries were eaten… all else came home. After a quick clean up we loaded up in the van and headed out to the MAIN event.

my girl and her twirl

my girl and her twirl

As we were driving she talked the whole way (something that doesn’t happen when her older brothers are in the van).. one of my favorite quotes of the night.. ‘mom is that car in front of us going to the ballet?” Love her sweet mind and her excitement.. seeing her joy fills my heart!.

in true mary poppins fashion

in true mary poppins fashion

Once we arrived {there was standing room only}  We grabbed a seat and she stood on my lap THE ENTIRE TIME.. and we were able to ENJOY every minute of our sweet friends as they danced to the different favorites of Mary Poppins… Both of the sweet girls we knew did amazing and we are so proud of them.

her view!

her view!

As it came to an end.. she said {multiple times} see again see again.. uh- full heart! I asked if we could take a picture with ‘Mary Poppins’ OH MY WORD her smile was sooooo huge…..

my sweet girls hero.. not princess but mary poppins

my sweet girls hero.. not princess but mary poppins

on our way home we got a special treat.. she ate 3 bits…


As we were driving home she said “mom i love you to the stars and round it’.. Yes baby i love you too.. I do believe my ‘bucket’ is full to the brim sweet girl. Seeing your excitement and joy over a simple night out. Not only was it amazing and perfect {in every way} you are too my sweet girl! Thank you for this special memory and I pray for MANY more! love you baby girl!



The good mom….

Yesterday we ran about our day as usual, wake up, breakfast, school (x3), library, then CFA. While at the library for story time (WHICH if you are in my neck of the woods we have an amazing librarian who’s calling REALLY is children and books!!) Anywho… when story time is over she has a craft for them to do. I normally try to sit out the craft..(REMEMBER i have 4 kids 6 and under). But today was soo funny I had to share…

As I did my normal -5 million times a day- scan to count kids, I saw sweet sister pulling on another moms shirt to have her help with her craft.. – I gulity got up and walked over to relieve the mom. In which she said ‘oh she is soo sweet i dont mind’ and my own daughter saying ‘ her help me mommy!’.. WELL ok!

I’ll look for the boys..

BOTH were being read to by ANOTHER good mom..



Although I love being apart of the comunity which people love your kids for you.. i felt horrible….

MAYBE cause I was sitting …..


SEE that empty green chair… yep that is where my tush was .. just relaxing rocking the baby, chatting away!

WELL next time ill be the ‘good mom’ and read to other peoples kids…’maybe!’ 🙂



life with..

FOUR.. all FOUR under 6.5 adorable and would not/ could not imagine life without them.. but FOUR little people to shape and mold into whatever the Lord has for them… such a HUGE job! Today no expection.. well expect life got in the way:)

*wake up shower 7:00 (me)

*kids are STRAVING!!!!! 7:30

*Nurse and pump chickadee 8:00

*School (1st grade, Pre K, Pre pre pre k:) 8:30

school.. i love that they lay like this on their own!!

school.. i love that they lay like this on their own!!

*cant find diaper bag, assume in the car 10:00

*go to library for story time (LOVE our library) 10:30


*plan to go to CFA with a friend  (12:00)

*Nurse Chickadee again (12:05)

sweet girl..almost 3 months

sweet girl..almost 3 months

*arrive unload kids and pull out stroller 12:30

*TAKE everyone potty.. sister pee’s her pants WHILE going on the potty..change 12:35

*go order..forgot wallet- no $$ – used all the gift cards and good coupons :(.. THANK THE LORD for good friends  12:50

*sit eat

*decide to go home 1:55

*cant find keys..


*pick up recently filled dr. pepper to head home.. DROP SAID DR PEPPER… sign-

*go to car no pull ups.. put a size 1 on my 2 year old… (EEK)

it is now 2:05…

*head home… YEP life is more fun and adventurous with 4!!!

the four amazing blessing that call me mom!

the four amazing blessing that call me mom!

And now we rest for naptime.. dear i hold my breath:)