Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cousin Love

Maddy and her cousin, Anna, have been best friends since they were little.  Anna is 6 mos. older than Maddy and has loved her like a sibling since birth. ( I mean it when I say like, irritation, tears, fights, smiles and all! )

My dad took these two on a trip to Sanibel Island Resort for Spring Break. 
 Needless to say, they had a blast.  They recorded their whole trip through photos (thank God for facebook sometimes...) and I just loved the images they came back with.  These photos really do capture their relationship. 

I remember being envious of friends with cousins (or siblings) that were close in age.  My closest sibling is 6 years older and my closest girl-cousin was 3 years younger...and I didn't get to see her very often. So I have really enjoyed watching these two. 

As I watch them grow, I picture them as high schoolers, then college kids, and eventually grown-ups. With their own families.  I hope they stay close!!  And I hope their daughters or sons are just as close as they are!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Break!!!

Happiness is allllll around!
(and so is chocolate!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One Word Wednesday (yeah right...)


(today, i am looking for signs of love in all kinds of places.
i will choose to think of them as messages from the universe. even the weedy ones.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I just remembered something that someone said about Maddy a while back. 
It think she was about 11 or so. 
She was still playing rec ball for the Y. 
 I got to one of her games a few minutes late and I said,
"What's going on?? What did I miss?" 
 And a man turned around and said,

"Well, you're daughter is slicing through their defense like a hot knife through butter! That's what's going on!"  

 I thought that was pretty awesome.
I remembered that today and it made me smile. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Word Wednesday

(nothing says spring like TULIPS!)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Red Balloon

Stella's Red Balloon

This weekend, Stella went to a birthday party and came home with the above red balloon.
As I was processing photos, I was reminded of another little girl and her "red balloon" story.

When Hailey was 2 years old (she's 16 now), we went to a friend's birthday party.  When it was time to leave, she decided that she wasn't yet ready to go.  She was furious with me for making her leave.  FURIOUS.
As I buckled her into her car seat she yelled these words at me...

"I wish I was a red balloon!  I wish I was a red balloon! 
So I could go


I remember thinking, "man this kid is gonna be SOMETHING ESLE when she's a teenager."
But she's really about the easiest teen in the world.

Nowadays, Stella is starting to show some real temper. 
 Can't wait to see what she comes up with!