Thursday, April 28, 2011


Mom, if you are going to take my picture so often you could at least let me see how that strap tastes.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Taylor Tuesday

From a strangers perspective, it looks like a college sign(one we often root against), but from a Momma's view it is sweet love!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Traditions

I grew up with my own family traditions for Easter.  I never sought out the perfect Easter dress, but more a new Easter swimsuit.  Most of my Easter’s were spent at my grandparents lakehouse.  We went to the sunrise service that overlooked the dam, but you dressed to stay warm while dining on donuts and hot cocoa rather than frilly dresses.  When my grandparents had to sell their lakehouse, this tradition(that I greatly loved) had to end.  I was so excited when Chris and I got married and I found out about his family’s Easter traditions.  We start the day with Mass to celebrate our risen King, breakfast and enjoying whatever we gave up for Lent, and then heading to Chris’ Aunt’s house for lunch and cascarones.  It is such a great way to remind our girls of their heritage(1/8 blonde and blue eyed Mexican beauties Smile) and have fun at the same time.  I’m still debating if the kids or adults have more fun and after seeing Chris hide 2 dozen cascarones in our car for later attacks make me believe it would be the adults.

Last year Taylor enjoyed finding the eggs and crushing them, but only to let the confetti fall to the ground.  She had no interest in putting the confetti on anyone else but didn’t mind a few crushed on her head.  This year she got a bit more into it.  She was running with the adults big kids and would pull open the eggs to pour the confetti on your head.  Plus she pulled the cute card a few times to try and get more eggs(even while she still had a basket full).

Taylor got a head start on filling her basket before the older kids came out.  She also decided to be picky about which ones she wanted.  She will learn in time that you grab before someone else does.

I had great hopes of capturing the perfect picture of our girls in their matching dresses.  I love being able to dress our girls alike and Taylor actually likes it.  But by this part of the day, Elizabeth had pulled her bow off too many times to count and covered the top of her dress with drool.  Poor things had me, Chris, Chris’ mom, and Chris’ sister all trying to get them to look at the camera and smile.  Not too bad, but I hope Heather has better luck next weekend!

Now back to the fun!



I had no clue that Chris took these pictures until I took them off the camera.  Elizabeth was having fun making funny faces at Chris.


Back to Taylor fun… don’t you love how everyone so politely bends over so Taylor can get them with a confetti egg???


Then Taylor saw that Chris had more eggs and proceeded to take them from him.  After many tries to take the whole carton, she conceded to asking for just a few of Daddy’s instead of them all.  Then they planned their next attack.


Lizzie became the next attack and obliged to Taylor’s fun.   She adores Taylor and I think she enjoyed being included.


More attacks on Daddy, KK, Aunt Adie, Uncle Jeffy and attacks on Taylor


Break to see how Elizabeth just can’t hang with the big kids this year, but watch out for her next year SmileIMG_4434


I hope this glorious weekend brought lots of fun to your household and you were able to spend the day with family.

Happy Easter from our family to yours!


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Thursday, April 21, 2011


Our little Elizabeth is growing up and changing so fast.  Each day she does something new or looks a little older.  I was able to sneak this photo of her at bedtime the other day.  Maybe she'll stay this little for just a bit longer!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Taylor Tuesday

Did you know that tutus are great for tree climbing?  This little ballerina thinks so.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pick the sibling

Everyone talks about how much the girls look alike and I often wonder if I would even be able to figure it out from similar pictures.  Just for fun I have created a quiz to see if all my blog reader lovelies can figure it out.(plus I want to know how you did)  Make your guesses and then scroll to the very bottom to see how you did AND no cheating!!! 

1.  No hands needed for this skill! Which is Taylor?

A. IMG_3844 or B. IMG_0860

2. Exersaucer fun - Which is Elizabeth?

A. IMG_0655 or B. IMG_9435

3. Tummy time - Which is Taylor?

A. IMG_0689 - Copy or B. IMG_9353

For the rest of these, guess if you think it’s Taylor or Elizabeth

4. IMG_0341

5. IMG_0306

6.  IMG_1679

7. IMG_9117

8.  IMG_0470 

9. IMG_1605 

10.  IMG_0454 - Copy

11.  IMG_2258

12.  IMG_2485 

13.  IMG_1002


Before I reveal the answers, I just wanted to say that it was fun looking back through pictures of both girls. 

While pulling photos for this quiz, I realized that I will soon be able to tell the difference in baby pictures.  We got Taylor’s ears pierced before she turned 6 months old and I want to wait until after our family pictures to get Elizabeth’s done.(just in case of some freak side affect from the earrings)  I also realized that Taylor started crawling right before she was 6 months old and all the Legos, doll shoes, and Tinkerbell’s tiny tools stress me out I’m not ready for Elizabeth to be crawling yet.  YIKES!  It was also hard to find pictures of the girls where background or people did not give away the picture.  I hope in twenty years I can still remember those clues.












1. B, 2. B, 3. A, 4. Taylor, 5. Taylor, 6. Elizabeth, 7. Elizabeth, 8. Taylor, 9. Elizabeth 10. Taylor, 11. Elizabeth, 12. Elizabeth, 13. Taylor

How did you do??


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