Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Taking strolls in the sometimes uncomfortable heat...
Juju looking a bit unsure about that rock he stands upon....haha. That look is priceless.
The boys, cooling off with good ol' fashioned hose! Simple is good.
Kyree looking so pretty in her pink dress.

Elijah and his pre k classmates. Aren't they the cutest?

Friday, April 16, 2010

creative cuties~

i'm so happy that they love to create!

Monday, April 12, 2010

~what nap?

This is what after-lunch naps are looking like lately. She used to take a morning , afternoon and late afternoon nap. Now, I find those big eyes just looking at me after she's been in there talking to herself. She's definately growing out of 3 naps-in-a-day thing. I know, my baby's growing up!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

~at our house lately....

just enjoying the pretty days
by painting with friends
it gets us very sleepy sometimes..

We've taken strolls down the street. We've seen pretty flowers and big bumble bees, too.

And even MORE painting!
I think we have a good life.

simply beautiful.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm giving Away~

I am having my first giveaway on my new blog, http://whimsyluvdesigns.blogspot.com, please come over and enter. I want this to be fun and even if only 3 people enter, hey someone will win a pretty keepsake box. Come help me celebrate!

Monday, March 22, 2010

thrifty find.


She is so adorable as she sits and patiently lets mommy take photos of her. She is also itchy. Right under that little chubby neck. She has eczema. Yes, this is where she itches the worst, daily. Poor baby. I just had to photograph her with this cute dress on. We've had wonderful, warm weather all week, but today was a bit chilly so I put a long sleeve under it. I couldn't resist! I have been dying to see her in this little dress. I found it at a local thrift store for 99 cents, a couple of months ago. Not even a dollar! I love the thrift store..I know this little dress would look so much better all by itself, but I couldn't resist. Like Kyree, I couldn't resist the itch. Little cupcake.

Happy 7th Birthday, silly boy.

I remember the day you were born. I was so scared and didn't know what to expect. The moment I held you, I fell in love. I was in such a state of shock that I didn't even cry. I just stared and studied every part of you. I never felt love like that in my life, and it wasn't until I had your brother and sister that I experienced it again. I couldn't even imagine how you would be and look like when you were three years old. I couldn't wait to hear your voice and the first time you said "mommy". Your first sentence was "bye, bye bubbles" , as we finished up your bath. I almost did cartwheels! It was the best feeling ever! I never imagined that I would make such a celebration out of the smallest moments in life. Even when it came to pooping in the potty. We had a party in the bathroom. You were such a proud pooper. Now here we are. You are seven years old. You have such a big heart and you wear it on your sleeve. You are so funny and love to play pranks just to get a laugh. You are thoughtful and always careful about the things you do. I am such a proud momma to a beautiful soul. You are everything to me and you made me a mother. I love you, son. I love you with every cell and being in my body. Happy Birthday, baby!



Thursday, March 4, 2010


Geez! I know, I know. I really have been ignoring my blog. There are just times that I want to live, and not document. Hmm..then there are times that I get 'blog-inspired' and I truly miss it. Weird, I know. This is what I've been doing the last few weeks. Art. I love it. I have been setting up all my paint and I've had paint on my hands almost everyday- love that, too. I've been spending time with my 3 children and just enjoying life. I will say this, I am so ready for Spring! I think the WHOLE world is. Flip-flops, oh how I miss thee!I have a few projects in the works and I hope to share them on here soon. Until then, I am wanting and waiting for more of the sun that we've had today! Until next time, peeps!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blessed Life~

Do you ever just sit back and think about life and wonder "how is it that I got here?" Your life. The decisions you made. My parents weren't kidding when they said, "it goes by fast, Vivi. Before you know it, you are forty years old." Ha! I thought.
I am not forty just yet, but I do agree that it goes by fast. I feel so blessed that I got to become a mommy. I have always wanted to be a mother- always. I was looking through my photos the other day, photos of me in college, photos of me and my friend Lisa in Florida (having a good old time, I might add!) and I just thought, wow I have chapters that are growing in my book. I have a little story to tell. I found the photos of me in the hospital after giving birth to each of my children. I have to say that those were the proudest and most memorable days of my life (besides meeting Daddy). Sometimes I just stare at them and I think, I am their mother. Me. I have the honor of raising these three beautiful short people. That is so huge and scary and humbling all at the same time. Becoming a parent changes you forever, and I am so honored to be a wife and a mother to this beautiful family. We don't ever want to take any of this for granted. There are times that I don't want to blog and share thought and feelings anymore. Then I look at them and I want them to not only have pictures one day, I want them to look at this blog as a journal for them. A journal that I kept my gratitudes in. I know it will be all worth it just like they are!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Ky~

Time flies when you're having fun! I just cannot believe that this little booger is going to be 9 months old soon. Really? It seems as if she just came yesterday and at the same time I just can't picture our lives without her. The things she is doing now:
  • Sitting up by herself
  • Laughing hysterically at her brothers
  • Screaming at the top of her lungs when no one is paying attention to her
  • Dancing when we chant "go, Kyree!"
  • Gets so hyper when she sees Daddy enter the room
  • Saying "Mama, Dada"
  • Eating like a pro
  • Loves listening to Cindy Lauper's "True Colors" song :)
Her brothers just love her, we''ll see how things change when she starts voicing her opinions!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bang, bang!

This is me, in my bathroom. Photo taken by my lovely phone. I got bored with my hair (like always) and decided to trim the bangs. This time I gave it a blunter look. I like it. I think. I have a cowlick on one side, so every now and then I smooth it down with my hand. I don't like that. The hubby likes it, he said that it looks "purdy". One thing for sure, it's fun to change up your look, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blog Announcement!

Yes, I have started another blog, another journey. I will still have ButterFlyKisses2u, and this new blog is at Wordpress, instead of Blogger. I would like you to come and visit! WhimsyLuv.wordpress.com

Saturday, December 26, 2009

~Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas! I am a day late, but we have all been very busy! We had a wonderful time with family and enjoyed the looks on our kid's faces as they unwrapped each present. This was my baby girl's first Christmas and she loved every moment and I think she enjoyed wrapping paper even more! Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, but I must admit that I am happy to get back to the "normal" mode. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and had lots of laughter and loving moments! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Creativity Growth~

Everyone that knows me knows that I love making anything by hand, especially jewelry. For about a decade now I have been making hand beaded jewelry and I've sold some pieces and given pieces to family and friends as gifts. Lately I have been into making stamped sterling siver jewelry. I felt like I needed to take it to the next level with my craft and I absolutely LOVE stamped jewelry! My sister-in-law and I plan on participating in the 'Blue Plum Festival' this June, an annual craft show that goes on here where I live. Whew! I am so excited because it's been a dream to be in one of these. As I create my new "stamped sterling silver pieces' I will let you know the progress. I may even have a seperate blog for that! I am truly excited to be able to grow..expand. It feels so good! Let's get started!

By the way, the picture above is from HopeStudios, how lovely!