Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top 10 Lately

What's up with us? So glad you asked, because I have about 15 minutes to tell you :)...

1.  My kids are crazy and ready for summer...see they have lost their minds :)...

2.  We enjoyed wearing our green for St. Patrick's Day...Ruby too, well I am not sure she really enjoyed it :)...many more pics of our fun day of green on Tara's blog!

3. I am starting to feel weird about Bree growing up.  The other night I was looking for a thermometer for Shane (Bree had a quick little bug) and I found the same one we used with Claire as a baby. I started to say "With the next one, we need to get one of those fancy forehead ones.." and I caught myself...and honestly almost threw up.  We are done.  For the first time, it is REALLY setting in and I have to admit, I feel a little weepy.  Sweet Jesus, I have lost my mind too.  Look at how much she has grown up!

4.  Owen has started t-ball for his second season. Now we are running two kiddos around to practices, etc.  He is funny and loves it...well he loves meeting new friends and making them laugh :).  I love seeing him laugh with friends.  He is a Royal this year.

5.  My bestie Boni's birthday was a couple weeks ago and we celebrated last week with a sombrero cake at a Mexican restaurant.  It was fantastic...and so is Boni.  She is one fantastic-ly, awesome, bud to have.  God love her!

6.  Shane and I went on a date. And here is proof with a forced picture that may or may not have included me telling he was worse than a child when he did not want to re-do it this time after not smiling the first time :).

7.  Claire did not have a door to her room for a bit. She slammed it for the last time and Daddy removed it.  It was a good time.  Totally freaked her out and I bet we go without a door slam for awhile...I will never say never :).  She went with Tara to a fun party last weekend and looked extra grown up.  Mama has been really weepy lately due to these little people.

8.  Bree bosses the little boys around in our cul-de-sac.  I have NO CLUE where she gets it...this is one of them that we call her boyfriend. Owen gets pissed when we say it because little boys and girls DO NOT have boyfriends or girlfriends :)

9.  Bree loves her "Bo-Bo". I love that she loves him :)..

10.  Claire told me last week that her dream is to walk the red carpet in one of Tara's pretty dresses, be a nurse like Nicole, and to have texting. 

Happy Tuesday friends!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week!

Holla bloggas!  Been a busy bee lately and have not made enough time to blog.  So let's catch up, shall we?!

Last week was one of the most fun weeks ever!  It was the inaugural Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week.  All the local boutiques, designers, and other volunteers put on a fabulous week of Spring Fashion to benefit many local charities.  It was a week long event that we (me, Mom, Tara, and Nicole ) attended and it was so fabulous and so much fun!  We had so much fun planning outfits, getting dressed up, and partying all week.  The first night was a "shopping night out" with all the local boutiques.  Each store had a party and we bounced around shopping and taking pics :)...later we went to dinner, just the four of us :)

Tuesday was rehearsal for the fashion shows.  Claire and Owen were both models in the Kids' Day Show. More on that later :).

Wednesday night was the first fashion show.  It was a preview of all the local boutiques.  Each had one model walk to give us a hint of what was to come later in the week.  Tara walked for Impressions and of course she rocked it :)...Nicole could not make it that night so it was just me and Mom hollering for Tara :)...

Thursday night was the local designer night!  It was so much fun and there were so many awesome pieces in it!  I was so impressed and we had a fantastic time...and of course took many more pictures!

Friday night was the first night of full boutique shows.  Tara walked for Lola and was just perfect! Sooooooo much fun!!  The clothing coming out in our local boutiques was making me so excited!!  We had fabulous time, dressed in neon yellow :) 

Saturday, during the day, was Kids' Day.  This was a chance for the local children's boutiques to showcase there stuff!  Tara helped coordinate this event and was great.  Claire and Owen made us all so proud walking the catwalk together for Three Monkeys.  This mama, of course, was cleaning mascara afterwards :)...Bree did not walk, so she hung with us in the audience  She was funny at the show though because she was terrified of the clown walking around and kept her eyes on him :)...

Then that's where my fashion week ended.  While we were at the kids' show, my back started hurting.  By the time I got the kids home, I could not even walk and ended up on my back all day/night in bed.  Shane was supposed to go with me that night and we had to stay home.  What made it even more sad, Nicole walked for Riff Raff that night and I had to miss it :(((.  Tara did get some cute pics and I got to see them all looking fab and Nicole rocking the run way :)...

I am pretty sure I pushed myself too much last week as this Mama is not used to that much in one week.  At least when I am chasing kids all week, I am not in heels and drinking cocktails.  A HUGE shout out to my Shane for taking care of the kids all week so I could go live it up as he put it as "Sex and the City" :).  Claire was thoroughly pissed when she saw the pics that she missed the night stuff :).  I am so proud to live here and proud of all the money raised last week!  I even got to meet a local celebrity and fashion blogger, Tulip Louise and she is just as presh and perfect as her blog!

Tara will be posting this week on her blog where all the dresses and clothes came from so look out for her blog!

Next blog, the fabulous Miss Claire, the dancing queen and all her dance competitions!