Thursday, December 29, 2011


‘Much to learn you still have’ – Yoda


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Taylor Tuesday

I did it Mommy!  I rode my scooter the entire sidewalk!


Friday, December 23, 2011


Do you think Granny will notice if I put a few of these in my bag? 


Taylor Tuesday

For my own sake, and the girl’s books that I will eventually make for them.  I wanted to catch up from missing last week’s posts. 

This is the ‘I wonder if anyone will notice if I open just this one present’ look.


Thursday, December 22, 2011


Over the weekend, my girls got to play with their cousins.  Elizabeth tried to keep up with the big girls, but sometimes would get frustrated.  After a while I realized that she was pretty quiet, so I couldn’t help but laugh when I found her like this.  They made use of the doll highchair(with the tray flipped over the back) and some cheerios and goldfish from a snack cup placed in one of the play kitchen bowls.  This girl loves her food and loved it even more being fed by her cousin.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Twirling under the Zilker tree

What started out as what I thought was the beginning of a holiday tradition turned out to be one of those moments that caught me off-guard and reminded me why I love my husband and why he is such a wonderful dad to our girls.  After a friend let me know today that the rain might stay away just long enough to take the girls down to the Zilker tree(something all Austinites MUST do) I called Chris and told him to leave work on time today.  Taylor was so excited about the idea of twirling around Christmas lights, but I knew she had no clue what was in store for her. 


You should’ve seen Taylor’s face as we walked up to the tree and she proceeded to inform us of the rainbow lights on the tree.  It was ‘ginormous’ and the most beautiful thing she had ever seen.  Then she proceeded to inform us that she had to go potty. (Oh the fun of porta-potties with a toddler)

We took advantage of the super bright lights by the potties for a few quick picks. 


For anyone unfamiliar with the Zilker tree, it’s a huge tree made of lights that you are to spin underneath.  Sounds corny, but is so much fun and makes you feel like a kid.  It started sprinkling on us as we walked up to the tree, so I knew our time there was limited, but it was awesome.  Now in this family I am the dancer and the one to encourage any chance for dancing, so when Chris picked up Taylor and spun her around and then picked up Elizabeth and did the same… my heart melted. 


Elizabeth got a bit more of a laid back twirl, but seemed to enjoy it.


The view for anyone who isn’t able to enjoy it in person.  Pictures don’t do it justice and it’s hard to show you the twirl look without it being a smear of lights.


Taylor trying to think of what colors of lights she sees before she’s off to twirling again.


Then my love picked up our two little loves and twirled them both.  BEST. DAD. EVER!!!



The three most important loves of my life!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Taylor Tuesday

It might just be a Christmas miracle if I get both Taylor Tuesday and Elizabethursday out on time this week but I am trying to start off right.

The past couple of weeks Taylor has been singing all the time in anticipation of her Christmas pageant at preschool.  She was even singing when I took her picture the other morning before the first day of the pageant.  She has also found a way to wear these sparkle shoes everyday and I LOVE it!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baby Face

Taylor’s dance class did a mid-year mini recital in the studio.  I was able to get a babysitter to hang out at home with Elizabeth and actually got to focus on watching Taylor today.(it also looked like Elizabeth had a blast while we were gone)  I love that Taylor shares my love for dancing and she did incredible today.  I’m a bit biased but love watching her dance.  Taylor even got a surprise when her Ya-Ya showed up to watch her dance too.  We then took her to Firehouse Subs a few doors down for lunch.  This was HUGE is her world since she asks to go there every week when we leave class.  Here is our sweet girl in action.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas

I wish there was a way to send all of my lovely blog readers a Christmas card, but in case you don’t already get one here is ours this year.  Many thanks to my friend for taking such wonderful pictures that I had a hard time deciding which ones to use!

Christmas Card 2011-001

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Elizabeth thought she was hilarious trying to put sister's hat on.  She is quite the little entertainer now!  I threw a bonus photo in for you too!



Taylor Tuesday

Chris and Taylor started gun safety lessons by playing with a nerf gun the other day.  They were having lots of fun until Taylor figured out what they were shooting at and no longer wanted to use her duplo animals as the target.  I think we might have a problem when Taylor figures out what Daddy actually does when he goes hunting!


Where’s Daddy

Instead of finding my Taylor Tuesday picture that is almost 48 hours late and infringing on Elizabethursday that is also not ready, I found a picture that made me laugh. (English teachers don’t kill me over that sentence)

Can you find the Daddy hiding somewhere in this picture?  All I can see are two giggling little girls :)


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sister Saturday

Ever since Elizabeth started walking, her and Taylor play together in a whole new way.  Elizabeth has always been feisty, but watching them play on the slide the other day made me laugh.  Taylor kept rushing to slide again and again and I made her wait her turn.  I guess Elizabeth caught on and decided to tell her too!


Thursday, December 1, 2011


What do you mean the snacks are all gone?



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