Sunday, September 28, 2014

fairy godmothers

Natalie has three years under her belt now but Ruby got to experience being a live mannequin for Spring Sweet for the first time this year.  We're always excited when Spring asks Natalie help and this year, she asked if Ruby would like to, as well.  She also said she would need a third girl and wondered if we had any suggestions... we immediately thought of Molly.  Molly is our 10 year old babysitter.  She is the youngest of four sisters and has been co-sitting probably since she was 4!  She knows our kids and family so well and I knew she and Ruby would do a great job, just like Natalie.  The theme for the Downtown Holland Live Mannequin Show for Sping's store was 'Sleeping Beauty'.  Can you guess who these three portrayed?!

Aren't they so cute?!!!

no nose piercing yet, Ruby!

The girls saw so many friends from outside the window, including our friends Brian and Dorothy who were in town for just a few short hours and their cousins.  Daddy caught up with them later after coming back from the island.  They did so great.  Ruby and Molly stood proper and poised.  Natalie did too but every once in a while, she would wink or twiddle her wand.  Such a fun time!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

first day of school

And then it was time for the girls to go back to school.  Natalie is in 2nd and Ruby is in Kindergarten.  I cannot believe how quickly this is going.  Luckily Charlie and Emmy are still home with me.  Charlie could have done preschool but he'd be the very youngest in his class.  So instead, we're going to make it that he's on the older side of the spectrum.  (And that way he's still home with me all day every day!)  We were all sad to see these ladies leave us :(  But the little ladies were so glad to go!  I am one proud mama!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

the jones'

Just a visit to Grandpa and Grandma Jones....  Always immensely enjoyable!