Thursday, December 27, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Today, unfortunately, Josh had to work, but the girls and I made the most of their special day. They asked for Trix and a picnic in the living room to watch My Little Ponies, so they got it. We went for lunch to their chosen destination, Red Robin an then went and they were able to pick out a birthday cake. After returning home and a little quiet time, Josh was able to come home early from work and we opened presents with Grandma and Grandpa than had cake and ice cream. After dinner, their choice of spaghetti and bread sticks, Josh took them to their play room with their new Nerf dart guns he bought for them. They set up forts and went to war.
Throughout the entire day, they kept repeating, "this is my favorite birthday," or "this is the best birthday ever." We didn't do anything big or over the top, but they were able to choose what they wanted to do to help make today special.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thank you to everyone who helped make this day so special for our precious girls. It's so hard to believe that in just three short days my babies will be turning four years old.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Here are a few shots of some of our fall decor. There were more fall touches around the house that I did not photograph.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
It's been awhile since I have posted photos of Lillian and Claire, mostly because I have been terrible at taking them. Today the weather was beautiful, afternoon high in the mid-60s and sunny. The girls and I ended up spending a good chunk of the afternoon outside. They first asked to play in the front with chalk and then we headed to the back yard and they made pies and ice cream out of leaves. They played until the sun went down.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
After talking to a few people about their results, I have been asked about how I feel about the results and if I am at all upset. When I was young I had speech issues and for many years could not correctly say the /r/ sound. After years of speech therapy, I perfected it. Josh also had speech problems when he was young. It's not at all uncommon for young children to have troubles with their speech in some form or another, but is also something that with help and hard work, can eventually be corrected. So no, I am not upset that they might have to go through speech therapy, I am ready to get them the help they need.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
When asking for input on our weekly menu, I asked Claire what was something she would want for dinner this coming week, her answer, chicken fried steak. Again, is this normal?
Unsharpened pencils quickly become magic wands in our house. At the library yesterday they had a display case showing 4 different prizes you could enter to win because of the locations 20th anniversary. Anyway, one of the employees came over while the girls and I were looking at the books and she mentioned a Pete the Cat book that was in the case. Instead of getting excited over the book, Claire yells in the library with full excitement that she wants a pencil that is in the case.
These girls will do pretty much anything for a glow stick, necklace, wand, bracelet and flip out if they catch you throwing away the used ones.
9 out of 10 times Claire puts her own shoes on, they are on the wrong feet.
When the living room windows are open, even if they are not, they like to sit by the window and yell "hi" to people walking by our house. They wave and say hi to strangers while shopping and get dissapointed if someone doesn't respond to them.
I love how they leave the "S" off when they say snuggle and just say nuggle.
They get excited to start our prayer at dinner and make sure everyone closes their eyes and folds their hands.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
This evening, after Josh headed out for work, the girls and I started to walk up and down our block for trick or treating. We have a bunch of scrooges on our street and less than half of the houses always have their porch lights off. Lillian and Claire would get so excited every time they noticed a light on and raced to push the doorbell first. Their sweet little voices saying "trick or treat" melts my heart each time. They had a ball. Luckily, tonight the weather was much warmer, low 60's, so we didn't have to worry about hat and mittens like over the weekend.