Sunday, February 7, 2010

I WON the 7 year Battle!

Let me start off by saying that I am well aware that my mommy battles are far from over but, I had a victory the other day. My sister Taylor was over and she came in to tell me that mom was on her way to pick her up. Rylee was standing right by me when she said it and tried to repeat Taylor but said something completely different. Then I told Rylee what Taylor had actually said. As Rylee has done in the past she started to argue. (I know this may come as a shock to many of you that know her) Well for some reason I went along with this petty argument and after a few short turns back and forth she said and I quote "Mom I am not going to fight with you because I know that the mom ALWAYS WINS!!!!!!!!!" I about cried!!! It only took 7 years. I gave her a big hug and kiss and told her how much I love her! I am so grateful for Rylee. She tests me in so many ways but all in the same moment she is one of the most loving people you will ever meet!

Rylee and Zoe's Ear Experience!

So let me start off by saying we were going to wait until our girls were twelve to get their ears pierced. Then Rylee came along and decided to start asking us when she was about four years old. We were sticking to our guns and waiting! BUT! If you know the history behind Rylee's teeth you know it has been devastating. The poor girl has had caps done at two and just this past year had to have a tooth pulled and was put to sleep for that. Well 7 caps later and I don't even know how many filling she had to have another procedure. She needed a baby root canal! So we made a bargain that if she had her tooth done and sat for the dentist and kept her mouth open that she would show that she was responsible enough to get her ears pierced! She prayed about it and decided to go for it! She came home from the dentist very excited and I was very proud of her! We then invited her cousin Zoe to join us and her mom was very excited!
I love this picture of them and I am glad they went together and made this fun memory!
There was a little hesitation...
Daddy to the rescue!
Both of the girls did NOT cry. I had told Rylee that I cried like a baby!
This is why dad had to come to the rescue!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's Raygen's 10th Pshchedelic Birthday!

I would just like to thank Raquel for all the help with the parties over the years!
It is fun for a bunch of little girls to party with someone that is full of energy!
We had a disco ball and flowers hanging over the dance floor!
Then they played twister!
People have often said Raygen is like me when it comes to opening presents. These pictures prove otherwise. She got excited and let it all come out!
Baylee stayed with her dad a good part of the night.
Did I mention we also tie-dyed shirts!
Don't tell Raquel I put this on here! (She told me not to.)
I think she looks cute!
Raygen was surprised by her cake!
I baked a tie-dyed cake and it was absolutely amazing! The pictures don't do it Justice. The colors were so bright and I did it all while she was gone. When we cut into the cake everyone was blown away by the colors! I decorated with chocolate icing so it seemed kind of boring and then she got her surprise!
It was a long day but I love doing things like this for my kids. Raygen has been such a blessing these past ten years and I love all of our girl talk we have now! Now if we can just figure out how to slow her down because her dad is not doing so well with the transition into women hood!