Thursday, March 24, 2011


One of the things I love most about Emma's preschool is all the extra events they host for the families. They started off the year with a family picnic at the school, in the fall it was trick-or-treat night and recently they hosted a rodeo day. They had pony rides, a petting zoo, various games for the kids to play and a great lunch. It's a great way to build a sense of community with the other families.

In honor of rodeo day, the kids were asked to make a hobby horse and dress western. I do not have a crafty bone in my body but I was determined to make my girl a horse. I came across this Hobby Horse Tutorial and went to work.

I think it came out somewhat cute. Then again, how can something look other than adorable next to Emma. (Pardon the fuzzy cell phone pic. As we've established, I suck at downloading my pictures from my digital camera)

Just incase you're wondering....

You may be asking yourself why the heck my tile was changed to Buttons and Pies. I mean, what do these two things have in common anyway? Well, these are the nicknames we've somehow created for our girls.

Button- This is Madison's nickname. Emma cannot pronouce Madison so it comes out sounding like "button". I think its adorable!!

Pie- This is obviously Emma. This nickname has evolved from two of her attributes. First, her sweet belly! I love my girls little belly. It looks like a pie to me. During her infant years we would call it Emma's pie and that evolved to her wanting to be called Emma Pie. When you ask what her name is, she will proudly tell you EMMA PIE!! One day Madison said, "Emma is as sweet as pie, right mom?" And yes, she is the sweetest girl ever. So, the name has stuck.

We're a weird bunch, I know!

Monday, March 21, 2011

So, I broke my promise! Pictures haven't been posted, mostly because they are still in my camera, but that's another story. Life seems to be zooming by and I haven't had a chance to update my friends (mainly Ellie ;)) on these past few months. I promise (again) to post more on the girls but lately I have had something else on my mind, my relationship with God.

As the days come and go, I find myself craving things. Whether it be a new outfit or a new deck. My heart seems to be intent on desiring "stuff". This bothers me to no end because as soon as I get it another item seems to peak my interest. A never ending vicious circle it seems. So it's my prayer that my heart be filled with love and desire for the Lord. So much, that there is no room for the stuff that seems to clutter our lives, literally. I pray this for my children as well. While, they are not spoiled rotten, they have more than I did as a child and I pray that these things won't cloud their perspective.

On another note, with Easter approaching I also pray that we can hold on to the true meaning of the holiday. The girls and I made quick trip to Wal-Mart after church and already we were bombarded with bunnies and chocolate. While, there is nothing wrong with any of these things, where is Jesus is all of this? He DIED for us and then ROSE from the dead. How amazing is that!! More amazing than any bunny who comes bearing eggs and candy if you ask me.

Finally, since Ellie hasn't been on Facebook, she won't know that Madison lost her first tooth!! YAY for her. I thought I'd add that in there just incase :)