Thursday, August 29, 2013


This past weekend we went out on the boat to try and enjoy every last bit of summer.  The girls had a blast and like normal the lake’s calming effect worked it’s magic on the girls.  Ever since they were babies they couldn’t fight falling asleep on the boat.  I thought Lizzie was just avoiding the bright sunshine when I realized she stayed this way and Lizzie doesn’t stay still for very long.  Poor kid feel asleep right where she was sitting.  Added bonus of the lifejacket is that it seems to come with a built in pillow.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First day of kindergarten


I held your hand a little tighter today. I know you were ready, but my heart still wants you to be the baby that needs me. Good thing your Daddy was there to take my hand as you started a new adventure. You are so excited about kindergarten and this part of your life will be amazing. You will learn and grow so much and I will be there to cheer you on the whole way. Watching you sit at the little table eager to learn something new made my heart leap with joy. Bear with me as I will still grab your hand and hold it a little too tight or ask for an extra hug. I know you're ready to go but it will take me a little longer. Do amazing things my sweet girl!

Love, Mom

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YaYa took Lizzie to breakfast so we could focus just on you this morning.  You loved taking your picture by the tree and your favorite part of your outfit was the pink belt.  Who knew a hot pink belt would make you so happy.  Even Daddy looked ready to go to school.

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You quickly put all your stuff away in your locker and were ready to start the day.

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When you got into the truck(Daddy’s truck since he had my car), you exploded with statements about how much fun the first day was.  You loved it and couldn’t figure out what to tell me first.  Lizzie was so excited to hear about your first day and loved hearing your stories over and over.  Some of your comments from the first day were:

  • I want to buy my lunch tomorrow because they had cucumbers, tater tots, and milk! (Who knew something so simple for lunch would make you so excited.  We quickly printed off the lunch menu so we could look at what days you want to buy your lunch.)
  • It sprinkled on me while swinging on the big swings.
  • Will you teach me to not be afraid of heights so that I can climb the monkey bars?
  • Why is it called Theater Arts and not just Theater?
  • My teacher is so nice!
  • Everyone loved my necklace today.

I look forward to hearing about each day and find myself getting excited around 2:00 when I know we will be heading to the school to get you soon.  Can’t wait to find out what happened today!

Taylor Tuesday

After Meet the Teacher Night last week I let Taylor pick where we went to dinner.  She loves Firehouse Subs so it was an easy pick for her.  As I waited for the girls to finish eating(with two potty breaks for Lizzie it took over 30 minutes) I sat across from Taylor thinking of how big she has gotten.  In less than a week she would start kindergarten.  How could my baby girl grow up so quickly?  Then I saw her make this silly face at me and remembered that she is still my little girl for a few more years.  Thank goodness because I want to enjoy every minute of it!!!


Thursday, August 22, 2013


As we near the last few days of summer I hope you are able to find a way to stay cool and remember what it’s like to be a kid.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Taylor Tuesday

If you’ve been swimming with us lately(and we’ve been a lot since it’s too hot to do much else) then you might notice that Taylor spends most of her time with goggles on and underwater.  Chris worked some kind of miracle with her on swimming without floaties and now she is a mermaid that doesn’t want to stop diving underwater.  So if you happen to see us at the pool you are going to have to look underwater to see Tay.



We have to try to stay two steps ahead of what Lizzie might come up and this definitely keeps me busy.  Several times I found her looking out over the lower pool and I could only imagine what her plans were.  Good thing she never attempted going over from one pool to the next and was happy with the stairs because I was enjoying my time in the pool too.  But I imagine it’s only a matter of time before she tries.


Thursday, August 1, 2013


There was a huge area to bounce, slide, and jump but she loved riding the tea cups the most.  Remind me if we ever take Lizzie to Disney that we see about getting a discounted ticket if we only ride the tea cups.  At least they make her happy and that smile is worth it.

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