Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Birthday dresses

I'm purchasing these this week. I had everything picked out and ready to go and now I'm changing my mind. I'm extremely indecisive and I want your opinion. I asked Devin and I'll show you what he picked. He just loves his girls in dresses. All outfits/dresses from Etsy.

This is the outfit I originally picked out. I love the cupcake and it looks really comfortable. I also thought it could easily be worn more than just for their birthdays and that the pants would come in handy for Fall.
When asked his opinion, Devin chose this dress. It's so cute and girly. I would have one made in bright pink and the other made in lime green. I would also see if she could add a cupcake applique to it.
I thought this looked SO comfortable and sweet. I would also ask for a cupcake applique of some sort. Not sure how easy that would be on this fabric.

And then this is such a precious outfit, also the most expensive.

Let me know what you think!!!

Our Family Vacation

We just got back from Orange Beach, AL, our very first beach vacation as a family. It was so much fun and I'm so glad we got to share it with Gigi and Papa and Aunt Jenny and Uncle Jeff. We stayed at Phoenix West, a brand new condo with three bedrooms and 4 baths. It was a perfect set up with a perfect view. There was a pool with a great baby area as well as a lazy river. The beach was very nice as well- no oil or tar balls to be seen. Thank goodness because the girls immediately started eating the sand and Lily even managed to put several rocks in her mouth as well. The weather was also perfect, between 85 and 90 degrees with an amazing breeze. Devin and I also got to sneak away with Jeff and Jenny for a date night at a restaurant called Cobalt that Courtney recommended. It was so good! Oysters on the half shell and shrimp and grits. Enough said.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Devin and the girls

I'm in vacation mode. We're headed to Gulf Shores with my family and I cannot wait. Here are a few pictures of Devin and the girls after church Sunday. So cute!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Can't believe we're 10 months!

Kate and Lily celebrated their 10 month birthday last week. It's so hard to believe that they'll be a year in 2 months...but back to 10 months.
We are a mess! We are into absolutely everything and our favorite game at the moment is chase. We love for mommy or daddy (or both) to chase us around the house. Sometimes we even decide to do it when mommy is changing our diaper and that's always super funny.
We're getting so much hair and our bows that we showed off in our 9 month picture are becoming a permanent part of our outfits. But not for long- we really enjoy ripping each others bows off and chewing on them. Remember that we are still teething.
And speaking of teething, Lily has 6 teeth and Kate has 4 (with 2 others poking through). Lily started biting last month and Kate has decided to join her in the effort this month. I'm really pretty worried about this one and my method of saying no and offering a distraction isn't working. Guess I'm going to have to break out some parenting books. We start Mother's Day Out at the end of the month and we certainly don't want to bite our new friends.
As you can see we are very healthy girls. We love to eat and are pretty much eating all finger foods. If mommy offers us something with a spoon we will more than likely throw it at her. We've started eating salmon stix, sweet potato french fries, chicken, tofu, veggie chicken patties, corn and even regular old fish sticks. All organic, of course! I'm really pretty sad that I'm not "making" their food anymore. I still offer fresh fruits and vegetables, but obviously I can't make everything.
And the biggest, most fun development that has occurred over the last month is our ever growing friendship. We laugh a each other, pat one another on the back and our game of chase is so much fun. Tonight the girls started playing a little game of hide and seek behind the dining room chair for the first time. So funny! It's so amazing to watch them grow and really start to love one another. I know their friendship is going to be so special and I'm so happy that these girls have each other.