Thursday, August 8, 2013


Paige Elizabeth Gottlieb at SIX. First let me just say that it shocks me DAILY that she is going to be a first grader in a matter of weeks. But she is. And boy is she ready. This girl -she's a whole lotta spice and sugar packed in a teeny little body.

Her favorite things are - in no particular order - her big sister, stuffed animals, art supplies, wearing dresses, watching YouTube videos on my iPhone, iCarly, SpongeBob Squarepants, wearing flip-flops, dancing, American Girl dolls and books.

She still is a very stubborn child. She will NOT do something until she is good and ready to do it. But when she decides she wants to do something - WATCH OUT. This characteristic served her well for learning to ride a bike this summer. No matter how many times she fell, or threw a tantrum about falling, she did not give up.

She is very much into wanting to be JUST LIKE EMILY. I really don't think she understands that she's only six.

She is one of the most affectionate kids I know. She never refuses a kiss or a hug from me. It's one of my favorite things about her.

She has a brand new freckle on the right side of her nose. I like to call it Alexandra - but she won't let me. She likes to name EVERYTHING. But again, SHE has to do it. No one else.

She is an AMAZING little girl. She makes us all laugh. She makes us smile. She also makes me wonder how we are going to handle all this once she becomes a teenager....

She is quite the little artist. Since my artistic ability is pretty much limited to photography - unless you count stick figures as art - her ability to draw with the precision and detail that she does, amazes me.
Even her handwriting is artistic. And the way she grips a pencil - well, she's going to cause her first grade teacher a lot of grief. But her handwriting is so can you make her change. And BTW - yeah, she has no plans to change. (see above paragraph regarding her stubbornness)

Happy SIX years Paigey.

We love you more and more each day.

Monday, August 5, 2013

{july 2013}

A very good friend of mine reminded me that I hadn't updated the old blog in quite a while. So, instead of doing a bunch of posts with a few pictures each, I am doing one post with a BUNCH of pictures. Basically a memory card dump from this past July.

Paige got the game headbandz for her birthday party - the friend party. We've been having fun with it.

I kinda can't believe that softball season is already over. This summer has been a very rainy one, which means one thing - rainouts. Six of them for Emily's team. This was after one of the very rare regularly scheduled games. 

The pool has been a big hit again this summer - when it's not too cold to swim, or raining......

My girls are NUTS. What can I say.

Sparklers of the fourth - always a good time.

 Summer is my favorite season for a few reasons - one of them is play-doh OUTSIDE. :)

 Watching a baseball game with Mom and Dad while Emily is at a sleepover.

Emily is outstanding in the softball field.

 we've had lots of fun experimenting with new hairstyles.

 Crazy hat day at VBS. The rare cowboy bunny made an appearance.

AirTime trampoline park courtesy of their Auntie.

Cousin time at Paige's family b-day party.

 T-Ball practice.

Paige turns SIX!

 Like I said, my kids are NUTS.

Emily and her softball team get recognized at their banquet. They came in third place in their division - really tied for second. Great season!

 Squirt zone at Metrobeach.

Sack races at Emily's softball team picnic.

Hope this hold y'all for awhile!