Friday, December 30, 2011

December 2010 and December 2011

Christmas in Redstone, CO

 We spent Christmas again this year in Colorado. It was a little challenging getting up there but we had a great time with Gans and Pampa (Devin's parents) once we finally made it. Side note- we will be flying next time we make this trip! The girls enjoyed the snow much more this year than last, especially riding down the driveway on the toboggan and Devin and I got to spend a day in Aspen as well as go snowmobiling. We ended the trip at the Glenwood Hot Springs pool. It was 10 degrees outside and we got to spend the afternoon swimming. Definitely the highlight of the trip!
Lily refused to wear her hat and would only wear my gloves...luckily Devin's Dad had an extra pair. Another side note- dressing toddlers in snow gear can be very challenging!

Kate in front and Lily in back

Playing with Poppie and Daisy (the dogs)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Card pictures..the ones that almost made it...

We haven't sent out our Christmas cards this year because I just finally got a picture Sunday that I wanted to use. They'll be going out sometime next week..just in time! Here are a few cute ones I got while trying to get that perfect picture. Kate is in the white dress and Lily is in red.

Too bad its blurry!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pictures from my phone

Lily picking out our tree

Kate tasting the tree. She said it was yucky! We went with a table top tree this year so Kate and Lily won't be tempted to take the ornaments off. Good idea but they can still climb on top of the table.

Christmas dresses I made for Kate and Lily and their cousin Sloane.

The girls decorating the tree that goes in their room. All the ornaments are on the bottom!
Kate and the TCU tailgate. Go FROGS!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

First haircuts

 Kate and Lily have been struggling to grow hair since shortly after they were born. They had pretty dark hair when they were born and then it all fell out shortly after. It then grew in a light brownish blond color. I don't want to cut bangs so we've been trying to grow them out for about two years now. The back of their hair has grown more so they pretty much have a mullet. Our good friend Alison who babysits for the girls time to time does hair so offered to trim their mullets. She came to our house and the whole process lasted 5 minutes. They really don't look any different but I'm hoping the trim will make their hair grow back longer and thicker. We'll see! We strapped the girls in their booster seats, turned on the television and gave them fruit snacks to sit still. It worked!
Alison with the girls pre-haircut
Kate clapping after her hair was trimmed


We decided to finger paint after since we were so good during our haircuts

Kate's masterpiece

Friday, November 11, 2011

What the two year olds have been up to

Kate and Lily have been busy, busy little girls.

We converted our cribs to toddler beds a few weeks ago.

So far it's going pretty well. It gets challenging during nap time because they talk FOREVER before going to sleep and like to get out of their beds every once in awhile to play with each other. However, that's really not different that when they were in cribs because they both have been climbing out of their cribs for months.

Devin and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary October 28th. My parents took the girls to Shreveport for the weekend and we got to stay in Dallas child free. It was amazing. Can't tell you how many times we went out to eat over the weekend! 
Unfortunately, Devin and I didn't take any pictures over the weekend so I'll post one of my 3 most favorite people in the world instead!
We celebrated Halloween with friends in the neighborhood. I have no pictures of this. The only reason I'm bringing it up is to note that Kate and Lily refused to wear their costumes. Kate was a bumble bee and Lily was a ladybug. Their costumes were adorable and they through fit after fit before I gave up and let them trick or treat in their regular clothes. Oh well. Maybe next year.

Kate and Lily continue to prove to me that they are the messiest eaters in the world. Here's Lily after she dumped honey mustard sauce in her hair from Chick-fil-a and told me she was "washing her hair with it". Disgusting.

 And here the girls decided to throw their macaroni on the floor. If you look closely you can see a noodle stuck to the wall behind Lily. Hilarious.

So that's what's been going on over here. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lily used the potty!

The day after her 2nd Birthday but I'm just now getting around to documenting it. So now both girls have used the potty once. We're not quite ready to be potty trained but we're getting close! Another barrier we'll have to cross soon is moving to toddler beds. Their cribs convert so that part will be easy but I'm so nervous that this is going to mess up their sleep and nap schedules or worse that they might not even take naps anymore...the horror! About 6 months ago they started climbing out of their cribs occasionally but stopped. Lily decided she would start up again and I found her dancing in the middle of her room without pants or a diaper on. So we've basically moved from crib hopping to crib hopping in the nude. We have lots of new changes we need to make and I'm so nervous to bite the bullet and make them. Trying to keep Kate and Lily in their cribs for 2 more weeks so I can go to a good friends wedding next weekend while Devin watches the girls and so my parents can keep the girls at their house the following weekend while Devin and I celebrate our anniversary. Is that too much to ask???

Pictures from the Arboretum this morning:


Having a little picnic!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kate and Lily love....

Miss Courtney...she did all the decorating for our 2nd Birthday Party!
Uncle Jeff and Aunt Jenny
All our friends from school and play dates

Aunt Catherine, Aunt Jennifer and Baby Elise

Aunt Linda and mommy

GiGi and the super cool bikes she and Papa got us!

Jumping in our bounce house with our cousins, Grayson and Sloane

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Birthday party pictures!

 Kate and Lily had their second birthday at a gym this year and had 10 children total show up for their special day. They had so much fun jumping on the trampoline and running around and ended the party with giant cupcakes that our good friend Courtney made. They were delicious and we had the best time with friends and family! Lily is in purple and Kate is in pink!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! (two days late!)

Kate and Lily are officially two years old! I can't believe what sweet, big girls they are turning into. Our favorite activities at the moment are playing dress up having dance parties. We have a very fun weekend planned filled with friends and family. Can't wait to celebrate Kate and Lily!

Birthday pictures coming soon!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pumpkin patch pictures

We took advantage of this amazing Dallas weather this morning and headed to the Arboretum. Catherine, Jennifer and little Elise met us and we had a picnic. It was so much fun and great to catch up with good friends!
Kate and Lily in Cinderella's carriage

Kelly & Kate, Jennifer & Elise, Catherine & Lily

 Hate that we can't see Catherine and Lily better in this picture!



Jennifer and Elise

Me and my girls!

Lily and was SO nice having her help with the girls!