The Spohrer Family

We are so blessed to have such beautiful girls. We want to share our blessings with family and friends. Keep you all up to date on what's going on in our daily life. Enjoy the insanity!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

9 YEARS.....WOW!!! (August 28, 1999)

Happy Anniversary Scott. Can't believe we've been married for 9 years. I just want you to know how much you mean to me. We've been through so much in this short amount of time. You have been so amazing. You have given me the three most beautiful daughters in the world. You stood beside me during my cancer treatment, when I was at my worst. You were my rock when we received the news about Hope's heart and during her surgery. You helped to keep me strong when didn't think I could bear to face another day. I couldn't have made it through without you beside me. You have loved me through it all. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health. You've done it. I love you so much and hope that I can be half as good to you as you've been to me. Happy Anniversary....Here's to many many more to come.
I Love you!!
PS- I even added some of our wedding music!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

21 Months old....

Well another month goes by.... I cannot believe how big my baby is getting. "No" is still Hope's favorite and most used word. We are hearing a lot more words now too. These are a few of our favorite:

"Da-ee"- Daddy
"Fi"-gold fish

November will be here before we know it. I cannot beleive she is almost 2! Slow down little girl! You are growing up way too fast. We all love you!!!

Hadley lost her first tooth

Hadley was eating an apple for her afternoon snack on Thursday when I heard her scream. She bit down on her apple and it hurt her tooth. She came and showed me and it was bleeding and really loose. I asked her if I could wiggle it and I pushed it back with a little pressure and it popped right out. Hadley couldn't believe it.
SHe was so excited to finally get to use her tooth fairy pillow. The next morning she came running in saying she heard the toothfairy really early in her room. She got $5 for her tooth. Man, those teeth are worth a lot more money these days?? Haha

Monday, August 18, 2008

Diva Girlz Birthday Party

Hannah had a great time at her "Rock Star" theme birthday party. I think all the girls had a lot of fun too. It'll be hard to top this one! Thanks everyone for coming and for all the goodies. Hannah's party go-ers..... Hadley, Hope, McKenzie, Macy, Madi, Regan, MiKayla, Graci, & Lauren.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

"The first day of kindergarten. It turned a daughter into a big girl and a mommy into a crybaby"

My daughters dance teacher, Miss Micki, passed this along to me 2 years ago when Hannah first started kindergarten. Miss Micki's daughter wrote this about her daughter Hannah...

I knew I was in trouble earlier this summer when I was thinking about the day I would walk Hannah into the classroom and hug her goodbye.

All of a sudden, the tears poured down.

I realized that if I was sobbing just thinking about it, her first day of kindergarten was going to be tough.

What is the big deal? It's just kindergarten. It's not like she's going away to college or getting married. She's one of millions of kids across the nation starting the big K.

But, for some reason, this day conjures up strong emotions in a parent. Maybe it's because the kids are going to be gone for five days out of seven.

Since Hannah was born, I've been lucky to be able to work part time so I can be with her most of the week. Suddenly, so much more is going to be out of my control: The bully may scare her, the snob may hurt her feelings, the teacher may inadvertently cause a part of her to withdraw.

No... she can handle these things. She's excited about being around playmates every day. During our last week together before school started, she chose gymnastics class at the YMCA over going to the playground with Mommy. "But Mommy," she told me, "you can go excercise" - as if I'm the one needing convincing that it's OK for us to be apart.

She's smart. She's outgoing. She's confident. She's going to take off, and she can't wait.

I've come to realize why I cry thinking about this day: A part of her is gone forever (OK, here come the tears again). It's an official ending to one part of her life and the beginning of another.

Her legs will never again wrap so snugly around me as they did when I held her on my hip as a baby. She won't flub her words in that adorable way toddlers do. Or ask those funny questions that preschoolers always come up with such as, "Is that where Taco Bell is?" when pointing out the United States on a globe.

That baby and toddler are just memories now.

At a back-to-school social we attended last Sunday, I looked at the other girls in her class and thought they looked so much older than Hannah.

Then she stood next to them, and it hit me. She's a big girl now.

It's not that I want her to be little forever. It's just part of loving her so much.

So on Wednesday, wearing her monogrammed backpack full of school supplies and a lunchbox, she put her not-so-tiny hand in mine and we walked up the concrete steps through the big, wooden double doors.

I felt the tears coming, but I held them back. I should have given Hannah a warning then that Mommy might cry.

My 3-year-old, Kara, was behind us with her daddy. In the blink of an eye, she'll be in her sister's place.

Hannah was beaming. The first thing that morning, she ran into our bedroom announcing, "Today is my first day of kindergarten!" With the same excitement, she waltzed into the classroom, said hello to her teacher, met some friends and pulled up a chair to start coloring.

I found her name on her cubby and put all her things in it. Then I called her back there to show her where they are. Now it was time. I bent down, put my nose in her berry-smelling hair and gave her a long hug. My voice trembled as I whispered, "Bye, baby."

She looked into my wet eyes, and there was no stopping the tears now. She ran off, back to the coloring table. I walked out into the hallway and pulled out my tissues. I looked back, and saw she was hugging Daddy and crying too, telling him she was going to miss him.

I called her out in the hallway. I explained how sometimes I cry when I'm really happy. I'm not sad. This is a big day, and I'm just so happy for her.

She understood, quickly calmed and ran back in.

What a big girl.

I, on the other hand, was a mess.

I totally relate to this. I felt like a mess the day Hannah started Kindergarten too and now my little Hadley is a big girl. In the blink of an eye it'll be Hope's turn. My baby girls.... how fast they've grown.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hadley's First Day of Kindergarten

I cannot believe it! My sweet little Haddie-Bug had her first day in Kindergarten today. She was so proud of herself. While walking up to the front doors of the school she told me she felt like she was going to throw up. She was just nervous. She had a super day I am happy to report. When I picked her up from school she couldn't stop talking about everything. What a big girl you are Hadley. We love you!!!

And Happy 7th Birthday to my beautiful Hannah-Banana. Cannot believe you turned 7 today. What a beautiful young lady you are blossuming into. We are so proud of you!! I hope your 7th year is filled with fun and excitement. Happy Birthday!!

Happy 7th Birthday Hannah !!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dallas Trip


Hope got her first Biddy baby.... her name is "Libby"

Hadley and her first Amrican Girl Doll... she named her "Abby"

And Hannah with her first American Girl Doll.... "Lizzy"

Shopping at the Galleria.

What a great time we are having in TX. Came down for a little shopping before school gets started next week. Hannah has been begging to get an American Girl Doll for quite a long time. She is having her 7th birthday next week, August 15th, so everyone got birthday treats. We have spent a small fortune getting everyones special dolls and of course a few extras. We have found some really cute clothes for school too. We are off to Allen TX tomorrow to the outlet mall. Hoping to find a few more good deals before we get started back home. Thanks mom for coming along and spending some girl time with us. The girls and I love you!!! Thanks also to Papa..... I'm sure he will be thrilled when he sees his cc statement later. Just kidding!

My 1st pair of Nike's....

Mom, I love my new shoes!!!