About Me

My photo
Our family consists of Paul/Daddy. He loves his little girls, wife and family more than anything in the world. Velvet (aka MaMa Velvet or Mommy). I'm a photographer and very happy stay at home Mom who can't get enough time with my little ones! Lily (aka Monster or Princess). She's our 12 year old smart, talkative, beautiful young woman who is impressing us everyday! Addison (aka Doo or Addi). She's 8 (almost 9!) artistic, sensitive, lovely young lady who has a quick sense of humor! Scarlett or Bo for short! She's 7, sassy, outgoing, cute as a button and has a passion for a few very select food groups! Finally we have our littlest princess, who has blessed us with her presence until it's time to go home. She's almost 1 and the happiest little baby around! She loves clapping, snuggling, shaking her head no, and laughing at her sisters!

Monday, April 14, 2014

She Refuses to Acknowledge Three

Little Miss Scarlett is rejecting her status of 3 ALMOST as much as I am!

We had her all set up telling everybody that she's 2 going on 3.

It was pretty much the most adorable thing ever.

Only she wakes up this morning and now refuses to say that she's 3 at all!

Silly little lady!

This last year she has grown by leaps and bounds.

She's a funny little chatterbox with an opinion about everything.

She loves to play with her sisters, but prefers to spend lots of time playing by herself.

She sneaks cheese every chance she can.

We have found her gnawing on bricks of it in the fridge, cupboard, laundry room, bedroom, closet, and bathroom.

She's also taken large bites out of multiple sticks of butter.

She's loves to play house with her family.

She usually is the Mommy and I'm usually the baby/kitty depending on her moods.

She'll choose "boy" cartoons over any of that frilly girly stuff and it drives her sisters crazy!

She's the toughest little girl in our house and also the most stubborn!

These last 3 years with our littlest love have been amazing.

She completed our family perfectly when she took her first breath and we knew the moment we held her in our arms that she was exactly what we'd been missing.

We love you Scarlett.

Happy Birthday!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Scarlett's Turning 3!

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to make it to Scarlett's 3rd Birthday today!

She is one happy pirate this evening!

I'm sure we'll be hearing about this birthday for weeks to come.

We celebrated in pirate fashion with a Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme!

We had tattoos, buried treasure, pirate dress up and delicious snacks for everyone.

I hope you all had as awesome as a time as we did.

Once again, thank you for showering our littlest lady with love today!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bubbles and Turkeys

This sweet kiddo dubbed herself the Bubble Blowing Master yesterday and tried to give all of us lessons on how to be the best!

She did rock it.

Too bad she's ignored my advice from so many years ago...

When she only had one obnoxious little sister to worry about...

Little sisters...

Are giant...


You can't take your bubble (or chalk!) guard down for one second!

On a separate note!

If you'd also like to blow giant bubbles, the recipe is super simple!

1 1/2 cups light corn syrup

4 cups water

1 cup dawn dishsoap

Let it all combine for about 1/2 an hour

If you must shake it, do so gently so as not to make a ton of suds.

HOURS of FUN and 1 soapy rinse off later you'll have created some wonderful memories and GIANT bubbles!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

That One Time We Went To A Movie Theater

Scarlett has JUST reached the age where she'll sit through an entire children's movie, so we've been venturing out with all 3 girls and attempting some theater outings.

For Christmas, Gummy and Papa wanted to treat the girls to seeing Frozen for the first time!

Paul and I decided to tag along, because I love Adele Dazim, and because we both enjoy a wonderful Disney Movie!

I attempted to draw out our seating arrangements and it looked horrid, so now you get to listen to me try and explain it.

Aren't you lucky?!


_ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 _

Just pretend that big line is the movie screen and those little zeros are all of our heads.

Beginning from left to right...

Empy Seat, Me, Scarlett, Paul, Papa, Lily, Gummy, Addison, Empty Seat.

Just so were clear, Paul and I were on the OPPOSITE side of a large theater from all of the following nonsense.

The rest of the theater was filling up and we were waiting for the movie to start.

Addison musters up the best stage "whisper" she can and decides to inform Gummy that her "naked" is kinda hurting.

As the ladies sitting directly behind my Mom and Daughter start to giggle to themselves, my Mom asks my child if she's been wiping. 

 A valid question.

To which Addison replies "I could probably be doing a better job!". 


 My Mom asks her if she'll be OK till after the movie when I can take her and she says yes and settles back into her chair.

Crisis averted.

For 30 seconds.

Addison then leans forward and scream across the movie theater...


Now, Paul and I had heard Addison's "whispers" across the theater, we were aware of what was coming, but had hoped to avoid the embarrassment train all together by hiding with Scarlett and pretending like nothing was happening.

As my dear sweet Mother, sandwiched in between our two oldest ladies, tried to shush Addison and scooch her out of the chair to head to the bathroom and avoid further embarrassment Miss Lilyanna decided we all needed further clarification on the subject.

"She means her VAGINA."

The entire theater went silent.

You could have heard a pin drop.


Que the entire theater audience bursting into laughter as the lights go down to start Frozen.

Literally the entire theater.

Never a dull moment with these kids.

p.s. I'm still all for teaching my children the anatomically correct names for their body parts, but fully understand now why some people choose not to.

No judgement from this Mama.