Monday, February 12, 2018

Connor's 12th birthday

Connor turns 12, February 6, 2018
Nothing can be compared to the feeling of pride when you get to see your little son, grow up so wonderfully into such a gentleman. We are such proud parents of who you are becoming. You are a gracious person, with a good heart. You care, not because you need to, but because you want to. May your birthday bring you joy, happiness, love and wisdom for yet antoher year full of life. You deserve the best beacuse you are a terrific son and a loving person.

Eagles Clinch the Superbowl! LII

It was one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played and now the Eagles, who were left for dead after losing the franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz, in December, are champions of the NFL for the first time since the Eisenhower administration after winning three straight playoff games as underdogs.Eagles parade

Eagles parade

The best speech in Parade history was delivered by Jason Kelce, On VP of football operations Howie Roseman: "I'm going to take a second to talk to you about underdogs. Howie Roseman, a few years ago, was relinquished of all control pretty much in this organization. He was put in the side of the building where I didn't see him for over a year. Two years ago, when they made a decision, he came out of there a different man. He came out of there with a purpose and a drive to make this possible. And I saw a different Howie Roseman. An underdog."
On Doug Pederson and his detractors: "Doug Pederson. When Doug Pederson was hired, he was rated as the worst coaching hire by a lot of freakin' analysts out there in the media. This past offseason, some clown named Mike Lombardi, told him that he was the least qualified head coach in the NFL. You saw a driven Doug Pederson. A man who went for it on fourth down. A man who went for it on fourth down in the Super Bowl with a trick play. He wasn't playing just to go mediocre. He was playing for a Super Bowl. And it don't stop with him. It does not stop with him."
"This entire organization was a bunch of driven men to accomplish something. We were a bunch of underdogs. And you know what an underdog is? It's a hungry dog," Kelce finished. "[Offensive line coach] Jeff Stoutland has had this in our building for five years. It's a quote in the O-line room that has stood on the wall for the last five years: Hungry dogs run faster. And that's this team. Bottom line is, we wanted it more."
Kelce and the Eagles, underdogs no more.

South Harrison Daddy Daughter Dance 2018

Daddy's Girls, He is their first love, their first Valentine. It's always a special night that the girls can dress up and go out on a special date with just Daddy.
Our school holds the annual Father Daughter Dance every year around Valentine's Day. It's a special evening for both of us because he gets to spend time with the girls and I get to spend time with Connor.  This year since Connor is a 6th grader and the dance is a fundraiser for stokes I had to help decorate the gym. The theme this year was the masquerade ball.
We all gathered before the dance at Emily and Greg's house for pictures. It's so nice to see the look of pride on all the girls faces as they pose for pictures with their Daddy's. They were all dressed in their fanciest dresses, looking like princesses. They all start the dance off with heels and fancy shoes and end the dance barefoot or in special socks. The girls like to run around with their friends while the dads congregate on the other side of the gym.
Samara and Meggie couldn't be more different, one likes to do it all on her own, her way and the other still wants mom to do her hair and her nails. Samara goes for make up and straight hair and Meg likes very little make up and tons of curls. Meggie wanted painted nails and toes and Mara wanted nothing to do with nail polish. They both of course look stunningly beautiful.
And we are dressed from Head to Toe in love, the only label that never goes out of style. 
Got dainty feet I love it all From head to toe can't you see I love you from head to toe, I can't get enough of you I told you know I love you from Head to Toe. 
You both dazzle me, both unique in your own little way, from eyes to nose, both inside and out, your brilliance flows!

The Masquerade Ball Invitation

Samara and Meggie with their good friends, Halle, Lucy and Laurel. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Meghan's 7th birthday

Year 7 birthday favorite things:
Favorite tv show: You Tube: Charlie and Lola cartoon
                              tv: Ruff, ruff, tweet and Dave and Cailou
My favorite thing about school: art, writing stories and drawing
My favorite book: Junie B Jones chapter books, the very hungry caterpillar, Danny and the Dinosaur
My favorite color: teal and aqua
My favorite song: justin beiber, ed sheran, shape of you
My favorite board game: monopoly and connect 4
My favorite card game: uno
My favorite food: chickarina soup and steak(capital grille)
My favorite sport: gymnastics
My best friend: Dakota, Brielle and vanessa
My favorite toys: american girl dolls, barbies, playing pretend, LOL dolls at Dakotas house
My favorite vegetable: broccoli
If you could have one wish, what would it be? To get whatever I wanted...
What do you want to do for a living? She wants to be a curator of a museum, she wants to pick what gets put up in a gallery at a musuem.

Samara's 10 th birthday

 The elf suprised Samara with lots of goodies and candy for her birthday
I am grateful that I have a sweet, loving, kind, and smart daughter like you. I cannot believe that it’s been ten years. How I wish time moves a little bit slower so that I can enjoy our moments together while you are still young. Have a wonderful birthday.

Mara loves her babies. This is her new baby that she named Katie. 

we used magic candles and
they took about 15 minutes to blow out!

Mommy and Samara went to the Flyers game for her 10 th birthday. She had cheer on her birthday night so we celebrated when we got home. Unfortunately, it was late and meg was in bed so we woke her up to sing but she didn't want to get in the pictures. Mara had a yummy ice cream cake from carvel.