I can’t believe it’s been exactly 4 years ago today that we found out via an ultrasound that we had lost you, Baby Love.  Just a few short weeks earlier we had our first ultrasound and saw your strong heart beating away on the screen. I think about you every single day and I can’t wait to meet you for the first time in heaven, My Sweet Baby.   We love you soooo much, Mommy and Daddy

Time for Easter!

I love celebrating Christ's ressurection and all that it brings.  Summer is my favorite season, so when Spring comes I know it won't be long until shorts, flip flops, sun-kissed skin and swimming. 
But Spring is my second favorite season.  I love to see everything be reborn again.  The buttercups, tulips, green grass, blooms on the trees and the sound of new life from chirping baby birds.  It all just makes me feel refreshed and alive.
Easter is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas when Christ was born.  To know how much He suffered and how much pain He was in, that He would do it over and over again because of how much He loves us and would never want to be without us.  I love all the Easter eggs, baskets and clothes but what's most important is to let my kids know who loves them more than I, their dad or anyone on earth ever could. 
I just asked Lucas why we celebrate Easter and he said "Jesus".  He couldn't remember what happened after Jesus died on the cross but at least he knows what Jesus did for him.
We decided to do a little early egg dying.  I tried something new this year and used Kool-Aid.  It did an awesome job.  The colors were rich and true. They would have been darker but the boys were excited so I let them take them out early.
I wanted to display them to enjoy so I took a nail and poked a hole in it and drained all of the egg out.  They turned out pretty good until I handed them to the boys.  "Be careful with them, don't squeeze them or drop them" ever entered Isaac's ears.  So one of his was crushed, which turned out cute.
Happy Easter!

My DCA Consignment Sale finds...

If you have a child and don't consignment shop for their clothes, you HAVE to start.  I've been going to DCA's sale now over 4 years.  It has totally changed the way we buy clothes for the kids.

I used to just shop the sale but then I heard consignors could shop a day early before the sale opens to the public. Once was all it took.  What's cool about it is that whatever I usually spend I make back from the sale of my clothes.  I won't lie, but it's a lot of work putting the clothes on a wire hanger, sorting by size, entering each item online, printing out the description and safety pinning it to your item.  It's time consuming and tedious, but once its all over it's well worth it.  You know, kind of like a garage sale; hard work but the reward is at the end when you get to pocket some money.

Please excuse the quality of the pics below.  My phone takes crappy pictures.

Here is what I got for Isaac:
 3 sweater vests, 3 polo's, 1 set of overalls, 4 shirts, 2 pair of shorts, 2 pair of pj's, 1 potty seat and 1 Dora video.  Yes, he's REALLY into Dora right now.

Here's what I got for Lucas:
12 polo shirts, 1 long sleeve dress shirt and vest. 2 pairs of pj's, 7 pair of shorts, 6 shirts, 1 pair camo pants, 1 pair jeans, 1 Indiana Jones toy whip and 1 Reader Rabbit Learn to read with phonics computer game.

What I got for myself:
4 Green gingham fabric lined Wendy Bellissimo baskets for $10

My grand total for my whole DCA loot was $125! 

Here are some pictures of the sale.


My New Bathtub Shelf

I love it.  Chad did an awesome job. Thanks, Babe!

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Isaac's big boy underwear

Well, they really are Lucas's underwear but he was excited nonetheless.  Isaac is pretty much potty training himself.  He's doing a great job if I'd only remember to remind him to go.  Bad Mommy!  Maybe they have an app for that?

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Another Pinterest Idea Done

I first saw this on Pinterest here.  I threw this project at Chad and he took it and ran.  He made one for Mom and one for Lisa for Christmas.  They turned out great!  Still need him to make us one for our house. 

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Learning Numbers

Lucas is in Kindergarden and learning WAY more than I ever remember learning in K.  I've been trying to make it fun rather than the boring flashcards.  Here he is doing one of the games I made up.

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