Easter Weekend

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A belated post from our Easter Weekend.
On Saturday we celebrated the girls, Uncle Micheal’s 30th birthday. Both girls even got a chance at the pinata, although Rhemidy was really confused at why she had to wear a blind fold. haha.
On Easter Sunday, the girls woke up to Baskets with some fun outdoor toys (no candy, I know, I am that mom. lol) and snacks. They had donuts and fruit for breakfast before heading out to church in the dresses that Rhem had picked out. After church we headed to my grandparents house for a DELICIOUS linner. (you know, that meal that is at 3 in the afternoon… what is this, lunch? dinner? I have no idea, but I love it! Especially when there are leftovers for a late night snack ๐Ÿ™‚ ) The girls were excited to hangout with their Nana and Papa as well as their cousins. They had an Easter egg hunt (so don’t worry, my children DID get to have some candy that day!) and had another Easter basket from their Nana and Papa. We kept trying to explain Easter to Rhemidy, but she often seemed to think that maybe it was Christmas. Over all it was a wonderful Easter weekend, although, due to the sickness that was in our house the week leading up, we never got to color eggs, but there is always next year! ๐Ÿ™‚





1. Rhem taking a nice long nap on Daddy.
2. Hadiley partied all night at a friends wedding.
3. Baby # 3. Boy. 24 weeks. 4 days. (taken on Thursday 4/24)

*this post was suppose to be posted last Thursday, however time slipped away with the projects in our house, a sick Hadiley on Wednesday, My sister giving birth on Friday, a Wedding this weekend, and a trip to Iowa City for a birthday party yesterday. Busy Busy Busy. I will probably be doing lots of updates this week, with pictures from Easter, pictures of my newest niece, and a pregnancy update. ๐Ÿ™‚



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1.Rhemi has been wearing a princess dress everyday this week, and today NEEDED to paint in her princess Rapunzel book sh got for her birthday.
2. Hadiley has been taking naps AWESOMELY lately. I usually still have to lay down with her to get her to go down, but there is much less of a fight, and she is taking at least an hour nap which is glorious!

3. Baby #3. Boy. 23 weeks. 4 days. He finally has a NAME!!! although, we aren’t sharing his name until his birth. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had planned to do an update this week with my baby’s progress, however my hubby seems to have the stomach flu, so I have been crazy busy keeping the girls away from dad, cooking and cleaning, and disinfecting this house. Hopefully next week I can start doing weekly updates of baby’s growth with a profile picture of the bump ๐Ÿ™‚


Let’s get Tangled up in fun

Rhemidy celebrated her 3rd birthday this past weekend. Her theme was Rapunzel. She had a blast, and we were blessed with many family and friends coming by to celebrate, however, due to having so many people, I forgot to get many pictures. But that is not important, because Rhem had a blast and loved having everyone there! Thank you all who came to celebrate and blessed our girl with some more princess (and hello kitty, my little pony, and minnie mouse) toys and accessories and new clothes ๐Ÿ™‚

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1. My silly girl Rhem dressed herself this morning. She kept referring to this dress, as her “Birthday Dress.” Umm your birthday was a few days ago, and that is actually an old 24m dress you’re wearing, but sure hunny, it is your Birthday dress… ๐Ÿ™‚
2. My bright eyed girl Hadiley has her bottom molar teeth coming in, however, besides keeping me up last night, she has been in a pretty silly mood.
3. Baby #3. Boy. 22 weeks. 4 days

Rhemidy is 3!

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We celebrated My sweet Rhemidy turning 3 the other day. We started off her birthday with her room filled with 70 pink, white, and purple balloons. (which she thought was awesome. Her exact words were, “Oh mom! I love these balloons!” ๐Ÿ™‚ ) We had donuts for breakfast (thanks to Jess who brought them over to share with the kiddos) Birthday Cake Oreo’s for snack. She picked Mac N Cheese with Peas for lunch. After all (FIVE) daycare kids went home that day, we headed out to Monkey Joes for the girls to play. They Had A Blast. (I was annoyed at first, because apparently, UNLESS you rent a birthday party room, you are NOT allowed to bring in presents. DUMB. so then I refused to buy their average tasting, $15 cheese pizza. lol) After an hour and a half of running, jumping, sliding, and playing we headed out to Pizza Ranch for dinner. (She said she wanted Pizza for dinner and we wanted somewhere that would sing to her) She, of course, ate 3 bits of her cheesy bread sticks and decided she wasn’t very hungry. Her sister on the other hand had 2 pieces of pizza, 2 cheesy bread sticks, corn, and 2 blueberry dessert pizza. Haha. After we were done eating, she opened her presents, Some clothes (that I bought used, 5 pairs of shorts, 2 shirts, and 3 dresses for $4! yay for being thrifty!) and a Scentsy Frog (again, used for $3.. still had its tags on it and everything!) AND a My First Princess Aurora Doll. (a find at Once Upon A Child for $3. Woot!) She loved all her gifts. We then let her have ice cream and some blueberry dessert pizza (unfortunately due to me having a 7 kids, instead of the typical 4, on her birthday I did not have time to bake a cake) and while she was eating a big group of kids (who were helping work that night to raise money for their camp) came out to sing for her. She was so embarrassed/uncomfortable that she just sat there and ate her ice cream as if no one was around her. I couldย  not help but laugh. (considering moments before they came over, Rhem informed us that everyone needed to sing “Happy Birthday to Rhemidy.” I was also relieved that she didn’t cry, like she did when all her friends/family sang at her second birthday party)

Over all it was a great day, and she was very excited to tell her friends about it the next morning. Her party with friends and family is this weekend, although I cannot decide if we should keep it on Sunday (there is a chance of rain) or move it to Saturday which is suppose to be clear and in the 70’s (but then some friends won’t be able to make it) decisions, decisions. ๐Ÿ™‚

oh… MY BABY IS 3! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Time seems to be flying bye.

**you can find her reaction to them singing Happy Birthday on my Instagram account: Arrowsandbows127


Early Easter Egg Hunt

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On Saturday my church did an Easter Egg Hunt and cookie decorating. The girls had a blast, although Hadiley didn’t quite understand the concept. All she wanted to do was hold two eggs at all times, and then when I started helping her, she continued to take eggs out of her own basket and put themย  back on the ground. Eventually she got it. Rhem was so excited to open all her eggs up to see all the awesome treats, which I quickly had to hide once we got home. ๐Ÿ™‚



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1. My sweet Rhem has been talking all weekend about her birthday week that starts tomorrow. I cannot believe she is turning three already.
2. Miss Hadiley has gotten AWESOME at signing and saying “Eeeeeese” (please); she signed please about 10 times (and clapped for herself after each time) for this single piece of cheese. She cracks me up.
3. Baby #3. Sweet baby boy is 22 weeks today.


A baby Boy

I still am in disbelief that we are having a BOY. I am very excited, and cannot wait to meet him and see what/who he looks like. I have been starting to get things prepared for him, even though we have quite a bit of time until he makes his entrance into the world. The hardest thing thus far is picking out the perfect name. But I am sure it will come to us by the time he arrives. ๐Ÿ™‚







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21 weeks, 3 days. (they moved my due date 2 days sooner)