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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Practically perfect in every way"

I have been having the BEST time here with my family! It's been a great vacation so far! I have so much to share but not enough time! I'm enjoying every second with my family since I don't get to see them much.

Ariana was PERFECT on our flights here! She really amazed me how good she was even though I had to wake her up at 5:30 that morning. Everyone on the flights kept telling me how good she was and how cute she was. On the second flight two people in front of me actually turned around in their seats and told me how great she had been and that they didn't even know there had been a baby behind them until we were taxing in and she was chatting away with the lady next to me! I was beaming! I was such a proud Momma! Now, let's hope she's that good going back!

I have been taking tons of pictures but I'm not going to share them all tonight. Since yesterday was Mother's Day I decided to share what I did with a few pictures. It was a lovely relaxing day with my family.

The day before Mother's Day we had a cookout and had some friends and family over. In the middle of the party, these beautiful flowers were delivered from my sweet husband! Everyone oohed and aahed over them!

He totally made my day! He had them put lots of Gerber Daisies in the bouquet because he knows that I really love them! My babe does so good! I love him! He's the bestest!

The next day was Mother's Day, and me and my mom and sister all enjoyed a brunch outside on the patio. I got some super sweet cards and of course lots of snuggles and kisses from my little angel. As always my husbands sweet cards bring tears to my eyes.

We played a little bit of piano in the morning.

Ariana walked the cat (Kylie) around the backyard. Kylie loves walking outside but wasn't a fan of Ariana walking her. She mostly wanted to lay down and enjoy the sunshine.

After seeing some pretty paintings on Riverstreet, Sarah and I were inspired to paint on wood, so we did just that. We got some plywood and did some painting! It was so fun and it was fun to share my new love for painting with my sister! As for the artwork we created that day, you'll just have to wait to see it!

We got out the baby pool for Ariana

With her "sun shades" on hehe

She loved hopping in and out and making the water splash. In the end she scooped out 1/2 of the water from the pool with her little bucket. One bucket at a time haha!

And played in the water hose.

It has been so nice to have some heat and sunshine. The first 2 days I felt like I was suffocating because of how hot and humid it was here. It was 96 degrees the other day. 96 DEGREES!! I just came from 60 (MAYBE 70 degree weather) so that was a huge change! It's been nice though and we are soaking up that sunshine!

Tomorrow we are taking Ariana to the beach for the FIRST time ever! I can't wait!

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day weekend. I made the mistake of watching Army Wives (emotional already) on Mother's Day (extra emotional) with my husband gone (over the edge emotional!) Bad idea! I was holding back tears the entire time!


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  1. Glad you are having such a great time with your fam. :) Sorry that you are missing your guy. Tomorrow is one day closer to having him back with you :)

  2. Are you teaching her piano?
    I've been trying to teach my nephew piano and most recently my niece. I love being able to share that with them.

  3. Gorge pics! Looks like you're having the best time! Love your post title... I LOVE Mary Poppins!!! :D

  4. thats so great. glad you had a good time. and those are beautiful flowers!!!!

  5. Aww that is so adorable! Ariana in her little pool. I am so glad that you came down here. Really glad that I got to see you. Its been to long Cat! Ariana is just perfect! Love yall!!

  6. These are such happy pictures. Your daughter looks like she is having the time of her life. You gave me hope that my kids just might act right on our 4hr drive to Austin Friday. Hmmm a 17, 13, and 7 yr old all in the backseat of my car (oh yeah, good times).

  7. You look so pretty in your dress. Love seeing all the pictures. Looks like you guys are having a great time. I can't wait to see your paintings.

    your honey did awesome!!

  8. Wow...sounds like you are having a great time! Send some warmth to the midwest please! :D I love all the pics. Your daughter is soooooo adorable!! It is so nice to be with family I am sure! Enjoy it! The flowers are great!!! Your hubby did a great job!! Have a great trip!

  9. I am so glad you are having a relaxing, wonderful time with your family. Congrats on the awesome flight. After something like that happens I always feel bad for doubting my little guy and so pleasantly happy that things didn't go as I'd planned.

  10. awwww that looks so fun!
    hope you had a happy mother's day
    love the photo's and this post!

  11. :) I loved that she walked the cat!!!!! That's the cutest photo
    I'm glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

    Today I received my perfectly cute cupcake plushie!!! I'm for sure using it as a pincushion - I needed a new one for my multiple projects I'm working on lol THank you so much!

  12. You look so happy with your flowers! I'm glad to hear you had a nice celebration!