Friday, October 17, 2014


Today nellie had her first day of preschool.
She was so excited. 
Last night she helped make her lunch and she couldn't wait to use her new lunch box.

She tried to convince me she needed to wear her sandals that she always insists on wearing mismatched.

But in convinced her other wise by telling her they would send her home.

When I dropped her off as soon as I helped her find her star and her teacher she couldn't be bothered with saying good bye. 

I guess we will see how she does when I go and pick her up in an hour.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I have finally started to feel better so we ventured out to the great wilderness to take Nellie's pictures.
I had visions, which did not come to pass.
I had beautiful colorful trees, which were all still green.
I had imagined an obedient child that would be easily persuaded by ice cream.
A child that insisted on wearing her Hello Kitty boots.
One that refused to get dressed so she stayed in the car in her diaper.
My camera that says it is focusing on something but usually ends up not really do that.
After multiple lens cleanings, massive attempts to bribe, we finally found good light, with a motorcycle gang to keep her still and her arms down.  

Oh Nellie, you are beautiful. I am so lucky you are mine!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Great Country Farms

W few weeks ago we headed out to Great Country Farms. 
This time with some friends.

We were getting ready to leave  and as I walked to the car to put the kids in I tried to open the door.
And what do you know, I locked my keys in my car.
(which btw isn't supposed to happen... it is one of the "features" of our car.)

Then I was in the "do I have john come unlock my doors, or take my chances with AAA..."
I took my chances and waited an hour for them to come.
 So by the time we were supposed to be there we were just leaving.

But we made it, and fun was had by all.

we have not done anything nearly as exciting this past week..  I have been way to sleepy, have had crazy insomnia, and feel pretty blah..

Now I am going to go take a nap..

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Today we are sharing the news that Baby Sallay number three will be joining our family in the spring.
We are thrilled.

I have felt better this time around than the others,
but still not great.

But I am super happy to be growing a little baby.

Today we went to my Dr. appointment and I brought the girls with me.
The Dr. couldn't find the heart beat so he pulled out the ultrasound and there was out little baby with it's heart beating away.
Nellie was so excited!
After the appointment she ran and saw that daddy was there and said 
"daddy, I saw the baby! It's in mommy's tummy!"

It was pretty adorable.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pony party

Saturday we had a little party for Nellie. 
She was thrilled and for months (since Cousin Stella's birthday in June) couldn't stop talking about her "my little pony" party she was going to have.

It turned out great.
The cake was pretty much the best cake I have ever made.

Nellie was thrilled and so happy to have her girlfriends over to play.

We are so blessed to have some great friends.

Happy Birthday Miss Nellie.

You are a joy to our family.

(a little bummed I didn't take more pictures of all her friends that came, I was to busy enjoying the company..)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

she's 4

4 years ago this little Princess came to us strait from Heaven. 
I would like to say it was an awesome experience, but it wasn't.
But she has brought us many wonderful days that made it all worth it.

She is such a joy to us.
Her speech as improved so much.
Her favorite show is....
Power Rangers.
She doesn't like to listen and enjoys running in the street. 
She loves I mean LOVES her little sister so much.

As most mothers know, there is no way to describe the love you have for a child.
Or how much joy and happiness they bring when they are so disobedient. 

She is such a happy loving girl who asks almost every day if she can get a doggie.  
Her favorite color is pink, or purple.
Her favorite food is candy (or ice cream, or cupcakes, or  hot dogs.)
She only wants to wear dresses and always wants to wear her dress up shoes.

She still loves to snuggle her daddy more than her mom.
And I would say her favorite time of day is when her dad comes home from work.

We love you Nellie!!! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A sky full of stars

With the Autumn air coming and the nights coming sooner it is a little easier to let Nellie go outside and look at the stars.
We bundle up and go watch the night sky for a few minutes before bed time.

Charlotte enjoys pointing to every star and saying 
"daddy, look a star!"

Nellie just enjoys being absolutely adorable.