Saturday, March 26, 2011

Life 365: Brr

Brr... it sure is cold outside :)
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Life 365: Typical Friday (ha)

Just another typical Friday.
Throw in another load of laundry, more cleaning, frantic packing/repacking,
and a little nervousness.
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Life 365: Rewind 81-83

81: Ayla had her first soccer practice. She did really well. I was proud of her :)
Couple grassy knees and chilly wind. She'll be a cute little flower picker haha

82: Footprints in the sand is what I am looking forward to...

83: Depsite the recent "cool down" signs of spring are coming up all around us!
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Life 365: Mean Machine

My stinkin' dryer went out in the midst of packing for our vacation.
I always dreamed of the day Id get a new set wheeled into my laundry room.
I was just hoping it wouldn't be so soon.
I will tell you we are so blessed though. In the 6 yrs we have been married we have never had to buy a new set. Every home we've bought a home they have been set.
So here is my new babies...
Now if they laundry would just do itself. :)
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Life 365: Lazy Sunday

These two little cuties are so much alike its funny.
We ran into them (luckily) at the park on Sunday.
They had a blast :)

We always love it when Daddy can be with us. Especially when we can be outside in this lovely weather :)
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Life 365: Disney on Ice!

We went to Disney Princesses On Ice!!
We were able to score Awesome tickets from my bro-in-law and sit up in the suites.
It was an awesome day.

The hubs got feeling better :)

We even got enough tickets to have Ay's bestie Mere and her parents to join us.

Ayla told her buddy that the prince kisses them then they get married. Mere told her they are getting married! Ha Ayla disagreed.. they always get married she said. :)
Leah was in awe. She sighed and clapped and waved to all her favorite characters.
It was so cute. She got scared at one point of the dragon and ducked down and hid her eyes. It was adorable. I wish I had a picture of the joy on their faces, but we just enjoyed the moment.

To be honest, I loved it as much (if not more) than the girls did.
It was a really good show.
Made it more clear how much I can't wait to take the girls back to Disney World.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Life 365: 77 Exploring

Spring has sprung.
And so has our adventures outside.

With both Mommy & Daddy feeling a little 'under the weather' we still can't stay indoors all day.
(Jeff is home sick- boo)

We love to crawl around, collect rocks, and get our knees dirty....

We were hoping to find our chipmunk friend that usually resides under our porch every spring.
He probably heard Leah is no longer a baby and bolted. hehe

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Life 365: Finally Spring!

Thursday, was gorg.
So perfect for playing at the park. No jackets needed!

With allergy season in full "bloom" the girls get a little grump.
Who wouldn't be grump if your nose ran all.the.time?

We had a fab time regardless!

PS. My youngest loves the biggest tallest slide everywhere we go.
PSS. She also refuses to let me help her up or down, but I am required to watch & clap.
Go figure.
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Life 365: 75

Rain, Rain go away...
its been raining alot lately.
And its got me down.

But without the rain, we wouldn't have a rainbow.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Life 365: Leah Hope 23 mo

You are serious?
She is almost 2?


My tiny dancer is full of life.

The other night she was doing "interpretive dancing" in our sunroom

We love watching her grow.
She has the funniest personality. I know she'll be our sneaky, silly child even as she gets older.

Right now Leah Hope:
Loves: dancing, fruit, climbing, playing outside
tutus, Barbie dolls, playdough, singing songs
Learning: knows most shapes, working on colors most things are "pink", can spell her name sometimes when asked, trying to recognize letters with Ayla

Life: eats really well, napping 1x day for 2 hrs
very busy, happy girl

Body: wears 2t clothes, size 4 diapers, size 7 shoes

Reality: Mommy is kinda sad about this.
This was Ayla's age when I had her sister. I feel like she is missing out on that.
Though I am confident we'll have another child in God's timing.

This month is busy as we are going on a long family vacation very soon. We'll be flying to fla with Jeff's parents for an entire week. Im a little anxious about it all. But very excited to get out and enjoy some much needed sunshine and family time. We decided to have a joint bday party for the girls this year. So I am trying to plan most of that before our trip so I am not overwhelmed. Not sure if that's working haha!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Life 365: A Day in my life

Most days start with me moving really slow. I really am not a morning person.
Don't think I ever was, but its gotten way worse since staying home with the girls everyday. I have learned tactics to keep my tush in bed as long as humanly possible.
8am Stretch, make milk cups, open all the blinds in main areas of house
Get kiddos out of bed... (here it goes)
830am Clean kitchen, make breakfast, read Bible, clean kitchen again
930am Relax with girls, check email
10am girl's baths and get dressed
(this does not mean I get a shower or get dressed)
11am by this time laundry is going, floors may/may not be swept, beds are made
12pm lunch, clean kitchen for 3rd time
Am I dressed yet? Hope so. Doubt it.
1pm Craft time... playdough, paint, color, draw, letters, whatever it keeps them occupied and I get to sit down for a couple minutes or get dressed while they are busy!
2pm Books & Nap
(this is where I either get really lazy or really motivated... I either clean, work on choreography, blog, or veg on couch. it could go any way)
4pm Did I lay anything out for dinner. Hope so. Doubt it. Snacks.
530pm Dinner. Jeff home.
Our weeks are crazy. If its dance season I am gone alot of weeknights. Every wednesday at dance studio, Tues @ zumba. Then all the sudden Friday hits and I never knew what hit me.
But its all worth the craziness for these faces...

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Life 365: BAB

Today we went to meet up with Lauren for her birthday since we didn't get to go to the party yesterday.
We went to Bloomington and did Build-a-Bear.
This was the first time we let the girls do it. I, honestly, wasn't sure if we'd do it or not.

But, I think they like them a little! :)
(PS I was a dope and forgot my camera in the
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Life 365: 71

Today Ayla got a fever and it dampened our plans.
Not that she can control when or when she won't get a fever.
That would be cool though, right?
We were supposed to go to our cousin's 5th bday party.
I was looking forward to getting out of the house and the girls wanted to see Lauren so bad!
And, of course, we all wanted cake!

When Ayla started crying when I explained that the fever meant no party I knew I had to reconcile.
So we had our own party.
We made cupcakes and sang "happy birthday" several times.
Why do my kids like that song so much?

No diet today.
I turned left over cupcakes into cake balls.
They will kill me. And I will love it!
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