Friday, May 28, 2010

We had a visitor yesterday!

Courtney came by yesterday afternoon because she was off work (or called in sick!) and brought us some very pretty flowers. It was so nice catching up. Kate was asleep most of the time but Lily managed to stay awake because I'm sure she just knew she was missing out on something.

 Courtney and Lily
Our pretty flowers!
Lily playing with Elle's collar. Poor Elle looks defeated.
 Devin feeding Kate. Check out that baby belly!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The chicken pox

Last Wednesday afternoon I noticed Lily had a few spots on her back. I thought she was having an allergic reaction to a new food I was feeding her. They started to spread so I took her to the doctor Friday- she has the chicken pox! Somehow Kate has managed to be clear of them but we're pretty confident that spots will be popping up any day (any minute) now. Most kids don't even get chicken pox anymore because they have a vaccine for them now but you can't get it until 12 months. So far Lily is still her happy self and they don't seem to be bothering her too much, except for the occasional itch behind her ears.

Since it's so contagious we had to stay home all weekend. We went out and got a baby pool and spent a lot of time outside yesterday. It was a wonderful day and the girls had a lot of fun. I bought a cheap baby pool that is a piece of junk so if anyone reading this has any recommendations for a good pool, let me know!

Lily and Kate playing in their new bath tub
 Playing with Daddy
The girls in their pool- Kate sticking her tongue out

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cabo for Mother's Day

Devin and I left for Cabo at 7 am Thursday afternoon. My parents drove in to babysit and my Dad dropped us off at the airport. It was so hard to leave the girls but we had such a good time! We got to Cabo at noon and immediately hit the amazing infinity pool overlooking the ocean as well as the swim up bar. Devin asked me before we left if I wanted to do anything. I let him know that all I wanted to do was eat, sleep and drink...and that was the order of my priorities for the weekend. I ate Sea Bass, Hawaiian Butter Fish, Red Snapper, fish tacos. I also had sushi from their amazing swim up bar restaurant every single day for lunch. And don't forget about the best margaritas with fresh lime (all day long!) with some pretty amazing fresh guacamole and chips. I'm sure Devin is laughing right now because for some reason I like to tell him what I eat everyday!

It was such a fun trip but we were definitely ready to come back Sunday morning to see our sweet it was my first Mother's Day! We woke up at 5:30 am to catch our flight and were back in Dallas for lunch. I got to spend the rest of the day with Kate and Lily after an amazing vacation. It was the perfect Mother's Day. Lily has even sprouted a tooth! There were several babies at the resort with their families and it definitely made me miss my girls. Normally I would be irritated that parents would bring their babies to a really nice resort, but I look at it totally different now. None of the babies were as young as Kate and Lily, they were between 12 months and 2 years, but they were all so well behaved and having a blast in the pool. We talked to one couple about bringing children on this type of vacation and they said they always travel with a set of grandparents. Sounds good to me! I can't wait until the girls are a little older and we can take them on family vacations. But for now I would like to freeze them in time at this current age and enjoy them being the perfect babies they are, and 100% reliant on their mommy!

Special thanks to Gigi and Papa for babysitting. Happy Mother's Day, Gigi and Happy Birthday, Papa!

The infinity pool overlooking the ocean
The first day I got to meet Kate and Lily! Happy late Mother's Day!