Saturday, April 7, 2018

Lola Lollipop Slime Company

It is no surprise to anyone that Lola loves slime. She loves slime so much that she and Ellie have started the "Lola Lollipop Slime Company" Where they make videos of Slime and also make propositions to principals about making slime for all the staff... yep! 

Video production at it's best! 


So my principal mentioned that the staff should have slime in their classroom to help destress. Lola's eyes got big when she heard that and so a light bulb went off. She came home, went directly amazon, and made an itemized list about how much it would cost to make 50 slimes (enough for the whole staff). she set up a meeting with her principal Mrs. Folwer and went over the itemized list and proposal. Mrs. Fowler accepted and requested to have the slimes for Valentines day. 

Lola and Ellie got to work... they even had help from Mia (Mrs. Fowler's daughter)



... took a break for some personal slime fun...


Uncle Drew helped design the logo and Emma helped package them up. 


 The final product along with the "proposal"



 Delivery... All Parties involved were so thrilled!!! 

I love Lola's dedication and passion for things like this and  I love how Ellie supports her sister 100%. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dear Daughter - nine years in the making



 Dear Ellie-

I love the nine-year-old Ellie, even though my heart cannot accept that you are nine, I love the nine-year-old you have become. You are this perfect mix between a goofy little girl and a budding young lady who is strong, brave and wise beyond her years.

I love watching you with your friends at school. You are leader among the crowd, a social butterfly that people look up to. You have grown so much this year, your conversations are very insightful, your passion and drive for things like softball and surfing are so strong, and your confidence in school remarkable.

You have so many questions about life and your dad and I can tell you’re trying to figure it all out in that curious brain of yours. You are constantly asking why and demanding answers to some pretty big questions. I love that about this age, the real and meaningful conversation we can have.

You are simply a pleasure to be around and I absolutely love that you are my daughter and I get to take just a little credit for the wonderful women you are becoming.As you live out your last year of single digits, I wish you a year full of fun friendships, meaning moments, gratitude, life lessons learned simply, God’s protection, and above all love.

Always remember that you are enough, your are beautiful- inside and out, you are stronger then you know, that the prettiest thing you will ever wear is that contagious smile of yours, and that you are loved more then you will ever know.

Love, Mom

 ALL ABOUT ELLIE FRANCESA
What you are into:  You love to talk. I know that is simple to say, but you LOVE to chit-chat, talk, share your feeling, and just have conversations. In a way I see a little TWEEN ( if I dare say) coming out but not in a bad way, in good way. You get with girlfriend and chat about crushes, who likes who, what happened at school, and what you are planning on doing when you are grown up. You love to chat with us about anything and everything under the sun. I admire that so much about you because I am not a talker, never really was, listening was always my things- so we mesh. I love that you tell me and your dad everything, I have a feeling that  you just might keep it that way and I couldn’t ask for anything more. You love emojies, and scary movies. You love watching net-flix on your tablet, softball, and surfing. You love being surrounded by people and making them laugh. You love playing games- but hate loosing, and when I say hate loosing, I mean you get angry and become a poor sport! We’re working on that. You love to write and make up your own stories. You still absolutely love to play tickle game, wrestle, and play chase. You love to snuggle and listen to stories being read to you. Some of our most recent are Wonder, Harry Potter 1 and 2, Wrinkle in Time, and Good Night Rebel Girls.

Style: You LOVE shoes. All you wanted for Christmas and your birthday were shoes. You are very specific and particular with the shoes you want to wear. Your current favorites are high-tops black converse, light blue and dark blue high top vans, and black lace up peasant boots- All shoe of which I would wear and wish we were the same shoe size. You love simple black pants that are comfortable. You like leggings and love tank tops. You are what we call a “hot-body” always hot so cooler cloths are your thing. You have a very specific style which can be considered “sporty-cute” You don’t mind wearing dresses but they have to be a certain fit. You have a confidence about you, you know what makes YOU feel good and you wear that! Frankly you have your own styles and I love it. Oh yeah did I mention you love a ponytail and really that all you wear these days.

Learning: You are loving third grade. You still absolutely love writing and gown so much as a writer this year. You love your teacher and the friends in your class. You still like being read to and not really reading to yourself, though you do it freely in you find the right the book that interest you. The book series you like are Box Care Children, Who Was and What was, and  you still love reading picture books – which makes my heart sing.

Free time: In your free time you love to watch TV shows (I know what kid doesn’t- well your sister doesn’t) and through are really into the story behind movies and show. You love it and get so into it. You and your dad are really into the Stranger Things series and you love watching any movie with your dad. You love to ride your hover board (which lead to your arm tragedy – more on that later). You like to do small craft and drawings and you also like to play a bit a mind craft.

Privileges & Responsibilities: As you get older you get more privileges and with privileges comes more responsibilities. Your nine-year-old privileges include: the use of your own tablet (not-free reign- you had to sign a contract remember), you get to stay up a bit later and read in bed, you are allowed to go on school day play dates sometimes, and spend your money as you please. Your responsibilities include: feeding the cats, changing the cats litter box, setting and clearing the table, making your bed, watering the plants, and putting away your own laundry. You earn $5 a week for doing the chores of watering and taking care of the cats- the other responsibilities you do because that’s part of being a family!





 Dear Lola:

Nine years ago feels like yesterday and at the same time it feels like a lifetime ago. Your dad and I blinked and now we have this beautiful girl who is budding into a young lady. A young lady who we have come to know as determined, loyal, strong, deep, sensitive and so much fun. You are the girl we can depend on. I know that you won’t let me be late or forget anything. You are my best reminder and have so much forethought. You plan ahead and simply make life easy for yourself and others as well. You are not a procrastinator in the least – you are a get-it-done-girl and you sure are mastering childhood!

This year you have gained so much, but above all you have gained confidence. I have watched you bloom in school, step up to all of the expectations and take pride in your work. You are achieving excellence in school, I believe because you believe you can. Your confidence in radiating through you and is so reflective in your schoolwork, on the softball field, with your friends, and with your opinions. I love how you think for yourself and are confident enough to stay the course and not change because of others. You are Lola, take it or leave it! I’ll take it!

I am so glad that I get to be your mom! Being a mom to you and your sister is simply my favorite job. As you live out your last year of single digits, I wish you a year full of fun friendships, meaning moments, gratitude, life lessons learned simply, God’s protection, and above all love.

Always remember that you are enough, your are beautiful- inside and out, you are stronger then you know, that the prettiest thing you will ever wear is that confident smile of yours, and that you are loved more then you will ever know.

Love mom.


ALL ABOUT LOLA GRACE
What you are into: Saying you are into SLIME is an understatement. You spend your earned money, free time, and time with friends making slime. You have even sold a few batches of slime. I love how you go all in and do things 100% all the time. Your “Slime factory” is set up in the “barn” and you have free rein to create how you please. You are into style and craft projects. You love handstands and taught yourself how to do one.  You love softball and running (you and I are running your first race this spring).  You love shopping. Anytime I have to run errands you want to come along just to shop around. You love reading these days you even said “Charlotte’s Web, it’s making me love to read.”  You loved the book Wonder and everything about it. You absolutely love playing games, any game! Your favorites these days are; tensies, clue, slapsies, card games, and left center right.

Style: Your style is always fashion forward. You love accessories like you sister loves shoes. You love layers and matching your shoes to your outfit.  I would say skinny jeans, fancy shirt, and vest would be your go to outfit … oh yeah and don’t forget the perfect hair and matching earrings. You also love good workout cloths – Zella is your favorite brand.

Learning: You love school and your teacher this year. You love math and often times help all of figure out this common core. This year you have gained a love for writing, specifically non-fiction and persuasive writing. You love finding facts and using the computer to write a masterpiece. This year you have blossomed in the social department. You sister often took on this role, but this year I see you as such a fun, social friend who is always laughing and begging for play dates. I love that you have come out of your shell just a bit more at school.

Free time: In your free time you love to make slime, you still love to play teacher, and you love to do crafts. Specially, yarn crafts, punch needle, and a thick yarn blanket. You love to play games and watch you tube videos. You love listening to music (specifically kids bop and Imagine Dragons). You, like your sister, love playing Mine Craft in your free time. You love play dates with your friends. In your free time you love to bake and help me cook dinner. You have become such a good baker that you are pretty independent in the kitchen with just a little help from mom. You love to use your tablet to fill up your Amazon cart. Money burns a hole in your pocket. You always know what you want to buy and beg me to let you buy it.

Privileges & Responsibilities: As you get older you get more privileges and with privileges comes more responsibilities. Your nine-year-old privileges include: the use of your own tablet (not-free reign- you had to sign a contract remember), you get to stay up a bit later and read in bed, you are allowed to go on school day play dates sometimes, and spend your money as you please. Your responsibilities include: feeding the cats, changing the cats litter box, setting and clearing the table, making your bed, watering the plants, and putting away your own laundry. You earn $5 a week for doing the chores of watering and taking care of the cats- the other responsibilities you do because that’s part of being a family! 



Sunday, March 11, 2018

It's Lola and Ellie's 9th Birthday

Good Morning Girls - You Are NINE!! 


We started the day with a wake up and a run through the "not so surprise" decorations. I believe if I didn't decorate the girls door like this, they would be so very sad. 

 First thing in the morning we let the girls' open their first gift. With a little help form the Lomax's we surprised the girls with a trip to see them in Colorado for Spring break. 





BREAKFAST Time ... Nine pancakes it is! 


The girls wanted to spend the afternoon at Ruben H. Fleet Science Museum at Balboa Park. Before we left, we completed the girls birthday interviews as snapped a family photo while we were at it! 
Lola Grace - Age Nine
 Ellie Francesca- Age Nine

 Balboa Park fun! 




 After Balboa Park, we hosted a family dinner with Emma, Grandma, Poppi, Uncle Drew, and Sol. 
The moments in-between the park and the party - I captured this sweet moment. Lola and her Daddy. 

 Present TIME!



CAKE TIME!!!
(I have to say that Lola wanted just brownies as her cake and Ellie requested an ice cream cake)


 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lola and Ellie. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Smile & Slime Lola and Ellie turn 9


The girls wanted a slumber party with some of their closest friends for their birthday again this year. 
Ellie wanted an Emoji party and Lola wanted a Slime party, so the theme " SMILE and SLIME" was born! It was fun to put this party together and I believe Lola and Ellie had a blast!


The decorations were a must!

Ellie wanted Poop Emoji cupcakes and Lola made edible slime to top her chocolate brownies. 

Goodie Bags for all their friends. 





The girls made their own PARTY agenda ... I LOVE them and their personality!!! 
Notice- I VETOed the POOL

Friends have arrived...
First up, Let's make emojis! 



Now it's time to make Slime






Each girl got to make four slimes and take them home in these fancy containers Lola and Ellie designed. 


Dinner, the girls wanted hot dog and hamburgers- so that's what they got! 

The girls followed their schedule to a T- Presents were up next. 


Photo Booth / Selfie Station at it's best!!!!! 





CAKE time!



Balloon Popping with hidden prizes!

The girls cuddled in to watch the Emoji Movie and enjoy pop-corn. 
Lights out by 10:30 (though many little girls stayed up until midnight)!

They woke up happy and hungry!

Goodies bags... along with the slime that they made, Lola and Ellie picked some items out for their friends. 
( I would not let the girls play with the slime in the house, so outside they went)

The party ended with some sweet serenades,  little girls, halfway between innocence and budding tweens, singing their hearts out to one of their favorite songs. 


Each year, Tony and I ask ourselves why we commit to a slumber party, it is a L O T of work,  and each year I am reminded how much fun it is for Lola and Ellie and it is worth all the effort. Tony and I love that Lola and Ellie have these fun memories imprinted in their  hearts! 
Happy Smile and Slime to our new NINE year olds!
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