Thursday, May 22, 2014

Calm before the storm

You hear that?  Man, I love silence.  I'm sitting on my porch listening to birds and enjoying this perfect weather because I can.  But only for like 4 more days.

Summer is upon us and it's always bittersweet.  You see, summer is obvi the best season EVER but my work load quadruples.  There won't be much downtime but when there is, we will find water and submerge ourselves deeply.

Speaking of water! My girl got baptized last weekend.




I'm so proud of this kid it's crazy.  Her heart is precious.  She loves Jesus so deeply and I love watching her mature in her faith.  She's a keeper for sure.

As the recital storm approaches, I'm feeling excited to spend so much time with Holly! This is her first year to be in all SEVEN shows.  I'm going to be living it right there with her and I wouldn't want it any other way.  Also, Stella is scheduled to make an appearance during Mini show 1.  No promises on that one.  She's one monkey that is not amused by jumping on the bed.  She would rather assemble the blankets and pillows to their proper positions.

More on the recitals later.  Pinky promise.  Mostly because I haven't taken a single picture of Holly in her costumes this year.  Look out Russ and the backstage crew!

Until then, here's a pic of Holls in her new room. We still haven't hung her curtains or shelves above her bed but she doesn't seem to mind. :)




It's T-2 days till summer vacay and the Cobb kids are ready!  Sam has big plans to hit up all the town hot spots with friends.

When I say DOLLAR, you say GENERAL!

If you see a trail of middle school boys on bikes, that's probably where they're headed.

I've also decided to have a hand at coaching Gretna's High School dance team.  Because, why not?  Even though working 2 jobs is not m'jam, teaching and coaching talented girls IS!  Plus, I love hearing adorable words that I haven't heard in a solid decade like "home routine" and "fight song."  This is going to be so awesome.  I mean...I'm going to dance team camp this summer!  And then I'm going straight to Vegas.  (Insert emoji of lady in red dress, flying money, and crazy face) JK, it's a work trip.  Oh, West Coast Dance Explosion, how I've missed thee.

That's it for now, friends! Won't have much time for the blog this summer so if you want to follow the   quick and dirty version, find me on Instagram.  @missycobb

Happy Summer! It's gonna be great.

Monday, May 12, 2014

THREE

My baby turned three last week.  I'm forcing myself to blog the memory of her 3rd birthday because before today I didn't take a single picture of her or buy her any presents.  Don't feel sorry for her though, I found an old unopened doll of Holly's that we wrapped up.  And the family spoiled her at her party.  Yes, we DID have a party. You can assume that we are in the middle of a home improvement project and as uncomfortable as that is for me, a little party never killed nobody.  So we went halfsies on the living room walls and invited family over to celebrate our 3 year old!  Worse part of the party was when everyone left and Stella bawled her eyes out.  She stood at the front door, screaming at everyone not to leave because then her birthday would be over.   It was super hard not to laugh especially when she said "I just want them to be happy for me!"  Umm okay, Stella.
You turned 3 not 16.

She's so awesome.






An open letter to my 3 year old:

Stella Rose,

You have no idea how much joy you have brought into our lives.  We love everything about you.  God sure knew what he was doing when you were born.  You make us all laugh everyday with the funny things you say.  You are such a mature and loving little girl.  I love how much your friends and family mean to you.  You REALLY love your people.   Everything you do is done with caution and well thought out.  You give amazing 5 minute hugs and love being outside.  When you get really excited, you cover your mouth with your fingers so delicately and it's adorable.  As girly as you are, you wear that crazy hair and raspy voice well.  I really can't believe that you are already 3! Time is going too fast.  I love my big girl Stella but miss my baby Stella.  As you grow, I'm amazed at your imagination.  I could watch you play all day long.  Right now, you have your princess toys lined up and I noticed you named them "Kenzie, Kayla, and Grandma."  See what I mean? You are hilarious!
This may have been the last year I can get away with re-gifting presents for you and I'm cool with that.  You're big now.  Even on the days you decide to "just wear a diaper." This mama don't care.  I'm soaking in every last second of childhood with you.  At 3 years old, your favorite things are Doc McStuffins, anything related to Frozen, and Fancy Nancy (hallelujah! I've missed her!).  Stella Rose, we all love you to the moon and back! I'm ecstatic to be your mommy. That's fancy for happy. :)

Happy birthday, Sunshine!



Read about her 1st and 2nd birthday celebrations here and here.