apple sauce

Apparently, to my three year old daughter that is what mommy smells like.

At first I was a little puzzled because while I was holding her. She said, “Mommy, your hair smells like applesauce.” I just kind of chuckled.

Then I looked at my lotion I used this morning and it was a CVS Brand, Essence of Beauty in Pomegranate Apple.

Kids are so cute.

Wordless Wednesday 8/26

Sofia Hands

Wordless Wednesday 8/19


So, did anyone catch me sneaking into this picture the expression almost seems to say. Maybe they won’t notice….

Last Days of Summer

Sofia at Beach

Joy of summer. Pure innocence enjoying the sand on her feet. This was just beautiful to watch. Oh to be three years old again.

I can ride with no training wheels

Last night, my mom had both of my youngest kids over to spend the night. Somehow Sofia maneuvered  her way into going. I think it was the “I’m going to your house”  in a sweet voice combined with her you can’t say no to me smile. Who can say no to that?

While we were doing the kid exchange in town, Eli kept asking me to go home and get his bike. Uh, no, we live across the county from my parents and I would be 35 minute round trip not including all the chit chat time! I suggested he offered my brother $1 to come to our house and get it. He doesn’t have anything better to do, ha!

After arriving at the house, Eli was bugging  my dad and brother to drive to our house and get his bike. My dad, not knowing Eli had never rode a bike without training wheels, suggested Eli ride my youngest brother’s orange bike.  My youngest brother (9) gives Eli a little push and he is off! Seriously, it was that easy. He wasn’t even wobbly or anything.

I was told he did have a few close moments but it doesn’t sound like anything we had with our two older children.

I feel a little guilty because Eli had been asking us to take his training wheels off his bike since he turned 5. According to Eli, once you turn 5 you can just magically ride your bike with no training wheels and he was right!

Here’s the video my mom sent me of Eli taking off on his bike (note he is wearing a safety helmet!):

While this was all going on, the two older kids and I decided to make it movie night at our local theater, which is really cheap $2 for kids and $4 for adults.  Plus, the concessions is just as reasonable. We watched Night at the Museum 2 and while it was funny and enjoyable and it was a little over the top!

It was odd to be a movie and not have to really chase anyone around. Hannah and Peyton sat in the third row with friends who were also at the movie. I sat completely by myself and was actually able to enjoy the movie.  Minus the two times the kids wanted money from me for popcorn & cokes! It was really weird.

Wordless Wednesday 6/3 (Princess Crash!)


Style by Sofia

Sofia, who is almost three years old, is starting to get extremely picky about her clothes.

You know the drill.

Mom picks out outfit.

Kid says I don’t want to wear that one. (Even though yesterday it was a favorite!)

Mom picks out another outfit.

Kid says I don’t like <insert outfit description>.

Until Mom finally gives up and say wear whatever you want to wear, it is not worth the hassle.

That’s the stage we are at right now. One day the argument was over socks. I kid you not, socks. She was upset because they weren’t pink and didn’t have bows on them. Let me tell ya, I haven’t intentionally raised her to like pink bows. Until recently, she was happy as could be wearing one of her brother’s shirts with dinosaursor a Colts jersey. I blame the other girls at daycare.

Now that we are getting picky. Is she a teenager already?

Sofia Approved Outfits

This outfit is brand spanking new colorful outfit from The Children’s Place. Of course, we bought it on sale and used a coupon. I knew she would love it because it has pink in it. In fact, she wanted to wear it today with a shirt that completely clashed.
This is a funny one. This one is actually suppose to be a dress but it is too short on her so it is a long sweater-shirt! Of course, she loves it because it is pink!

Another piece from Children’s Place past…bright and fun skirt! Again, it is pink so Sofia approved!


Dressed in all pink…with a little belly showing…


Past Mom Approved Outfits

Again, don’t try to blame the pink obsession on me…though, these are some cute pink outfits from her baby days…and most of the favorites are from one of our favorite stores for quality, inexpensive clothes…(Guess which store?)


This one is one of my favorite pictures…outfit is all Children’s Place circa 2007. This was a favorite outfit too because her older sister had a matching outfit. That is one of the reasons I have loved shopping at Children Place because you can get similar outfits in all sizes. Great for matching siblings for family pictures, holidays, or just F-U-N.


Another fun outfit from Children’s Place. Love this one because the green brings out her eyes!


See I didn’t always dress her in pink. Some green got thrown in the mix too. Another Children’s Place shirt circa 2007.

More green. Okay, I get it. I like green. She likes pink.


Does your child have their own style?

This post was written for a contest at to win Children’s Place Gift Certificate. I have received nothing for posting this but I do want to win the most creative or most commented post!

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