Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4.14.15: The BEST night at Brownies ever... our troop leader brought the most coveted treasure. The parachute was an instant hit with these 2nd graders. #thankyouspring
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Monday, April 13, 2015
4.13.15: Happy Birthday, lady. Not a day goes by when I don't think about you and miss our crazy times together.
Don't worry, like any good friend... I'll drink yours.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015
4.12.15: STOP. TIME.
First Communion... Mary Danielle was so excited for this celebration with family, and I just about crumbled up in a mess of tears after seeing her all dressed up. She wore Aunt Mimi's (Godmother) veil... and Mimi styled her with such love this morning.
And MD is a spitting image of Mitch's mom, Danielle.
You can't tell me that spirits don't live on.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
4.11.15: Zola has come full circle with taekwondo... she attended this event 4 years ago as a spectator, and was relentless in asking me if she could join. We waited a few months and finally let her join.
She hasn't let up once, with only one test away from her Black Belt.
This girl's determination is endless, and although it makes me *crazy* some days, I know it will serve her well.
Friday, April 10, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
4.9.15: Mitch spent three hours shopping with Mary Danielle for a First Communion dress (if your FB friends with him, you already know this)... well, throughout that evening of high drama, no dress fit MD's fashion-forward imagination.
So we did what we SWORE we'd never do... we gave into the diva and ordered four dresses online in hopes that one is a winner.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
4.6.15: Aw, pretty bird. In my windowsill.
INSIDE MY HOUSE.
It took an entire neighborhood gaggle of kids to net this sweet finch, and carefully free it outdoors.
We had to use a net.
And a sled.
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Sunday, April 5, 2015
Well, "slowly" only if you ignore three kids frantically jumping on our bed, asking if the Easter bunny visited our house, demanding to get downstairsrightthisminute.
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Saturday, April 4, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
4.1.15: Zola tried to give a piece of candy to MD...
Ok, fine, MD knew what was coming when she pulled open that box.
But Zola's teacher didn't know :)
April Fool's Day!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Not my best parenting day.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
And I feel like I need to point out that I'm not showing the peace sign... it is the number 2. For whatever reason, I can't remember.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
3.24.15: "Mom, will you come in and lay down with me for a bit, and maybe cuddle?" Zola said.
I hightailed it over to her, and we snuggled and watched Chopped.
Best evening ever.
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Monday, March 23, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
I mean, who wouldn't?!?
But no fear was going to get to her Sunday morning.
I'm so proud of her willingness and ability to get out there on the mat, and do what she has been practicing for months. And then be ready to see the score the judges give her.
My Mary Danielle... a girl with so many talents :)
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I'm going to let you in on a secret... I had no idea this kind of thing existed.
We had tickets for an Orioles vs. Twins game, which I knew. But I don't know what exactly I was expecting.
As we pulled into the parking lot, I shrieked "Oh my goodness! Look at all of these Orioles fans! And the whole stadium is decked out with cute Orioles decorations! SO CUTE!"
Mitch was all... "Ummm, you know this is the Orioles Spring training facility, right?"
Ummm, no. I did not know that. Thank you for that information.
But it was FUN! And the girls had fun, which is most important.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
I decided, very last minute (I'm on vacation, for Heaven's sake), to change up my hairdo.
Short hair is awesome, but I look the same when I go to the gym every morning and when I go to a fancy schmancy event in the the evening.
I wanted to try something different.
So sue me.
Zola said, "What in the world happened to your hair? Do we not have a functioning hair dryer in this hotel?"
MD said, "MOM! I didn't know you were trying to look like Elvis!"
Elsie just poked at it. Over and over and over.
We were at dinner and I literally had to say, "Elsie, quit poking my hair with your finger."
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Sunday, March 15, 2015
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