Friday, December 18, 2009

Three years ago today...

she was born.
she, my sweet precious Chloe who, despite her intense clinginess to her mama over the last 3 years is finally becoming more independent.
yet she still loves to come over to me and give me hugs and kisses out of nowhere.
and tell me how much she loves me.
I love this girl so very much, and I am so thankful for the privilege of being her mama.

Quite a while ago, I got a very awesome deal on this pony S'mores. Have you heard of her? She is over 3 feet tall, and she neighs, whinneys and moves her head and tail when you pet her. She makes chewing sounds when you feed her, and she makes walking sounds when you sit on her (although she doesn't actually walk... bummer ;-) I put S'mores away and have been saving her until Chloe's birthday. She was a very excited little girl this morning :-) The funniest part, though, is after sitting on S'mores for a few minutes, Chloe said to me, "mommy, I think I need a cowboy hat for this!" Apparantly all pony riders are cowboys and cowgirls lol.


Eating her favorite breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes...
My mom came over to join us for a day of birthday celebrating. We took the kids to Chuck E Cheese. Yes, every parent's biggest nightmare, lol, but it is so much more tolerable during a quiet weekday morning when they aren't very crowded! I LOVE this photo of Chloe and her Mimi.
We took Chloe out to her favorite restaurant for dinner. Don't you just love my tough guys? (See that cool watch Tony is wearing? His awesome wife got it for him for Hanukkah ;-)
Not quite sure what to think when they sang Happy Birthday to her...
It was a wonderful day :-)

So, we are in the middle of a winter storm watch - we're supposed to get 12-24 inches, maybe even more (depending on which news report you listen to)! They're saying it may be in the Top 5 for biggest snowstorms in this area ever. I'm feeling very torn as this is the kind of thing I love! What could be more fun than getting snowed in with your loved ones and having countless opportunites to go sledding? The only think that could ruin the excitement for me is a birthday party that is likely going to get cancelled. :-( Yep, Chloe's party at her dance studio is on Sunday. Unless the weather people are way off base, it seems as though her party will not be happening, so we're trying to figure out what to do. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that she is still too young to really be dissappointed - wishful thinking?!?

Things have been so busy here lately that I haven't had as much scrapping time, but i'm hoping things will pick up again soon. I do have a new Fancy Pants layout i've completed, as well as one that i'm almost done with that i'm doing just for fun - I will be back very soon to share them. Happy weekend, everyone!

12 comments:

Danielle said...

aww, sounds like a happy birthday!! she is adorable!!

Tanya said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous Chloe! Love that pony, what an awesome present! Can't wait to see your FP layouts ;)

Jocelyn said...

Happy Birthday Chloe and wow what an awesome horse....Smores is adorable and so are you!!!

Looks like tons of fun and your Mom is so beautiful!!!!

I too have mixed emotions about this snow.....January would have been great....not one week before Christmas!!!

Have a great weekend...I am sharing the snow with you sweet friend!!!

Pamela said...

Such cute pictures!!! :)

meganklauer said...

What a cute little cowgirl! Thanks for sharin the pics!

Wendy Kwok said...

Happy birthday to Chloe. What a great present she got there!

Pearl said...

Happy Birthday to Chloe ! She is really such a doll !

wonderful present that Pony ! awesome find !

Juliana said...

Sounds and looks like Chloe had a fabulous birthday! She is seriously adorable and reminds me so much of my niece! Hope you all are completely stranded with all the snow!!! Merry Christmas Staci!!!

Casey Wright said...

These pictures are so cute! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

Amy said...

awwwwwwww so cute!!! I hope she had a very Happy Brithday!! Those photos are very cute

Laurie/CJ said...

Happy birthday to the cutest three year old! I'm so mad I keep dropping in and out of here, I need to keep up with you more! Love ya!

Andrea Amu said...

So sweet! Happy Belated-Birthday to Chloe girl!!