Tuesday, April 30, 2013

random fun

Nothing like avoiding the messy clean up from dinner
a pre preschool shot...

"can i have a sip mommy?"

  "me too mommy"

ice cream mustache

i wish she would wear buns everyday.

this is how grady feels about pictures...

post dinner play...

zooming on the toy recommended by his buddy Elliot...

he does great when his route is a straight line, but turns are a little (lot) shaky.

this girl is serious about hopscotch.

they're both going through minor fruit obsession...can't buy it fast enough.

always looking out for her bro-bro...

random cmas footed jammies she found and insisted on wearing.

life is good.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

sleeping, fall and cookie monster

There's something very calming and soul feeding about watching the kiddies sleep.

G and his favorite Sesame Street character...

and his buddy Seth...

Pre pre school.

lily chooses her outfit the night before school and lays it out every night so we don't have any "debates" in the morning.  I see her rifling through her choices and see her starting to push away the cutesy dresses lately which makes me GOL (gasp out loud), but she'll still choose one here and there!  This one made the cut!

and another for a play...

and her counterpart.

How did I not post these when I took them?  Gotta sneak them in because I print the blog into books regularly so they have their childhood somewhat covered.  Including all the grateful things...

she's got everything covered.

the 3 muskateers...we miss you so much Huddie!!!!

she has the sweetest kids in her class...

hand made pot holder.  too cute to use though.

for the record, she ate only the bread for her gobble gobble meal

life is good. then and now. :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

easter 2013

Easter seemed to come and go in a flash!  lily's birthday is always around (or on) Easter so it's a total whirlwind celebrating both at once in the same week or so time span.  Grady is a Santa crier and said "all done easter bunny" about 45 times every time we're at the mall.  The mall is about 7 minutes from our house so we're there a lot, which lead to the 45 rejections for the poor bunny.  But one day he saw Lily go up and give him a high five and hug and i could see he was intrigued.  He gave an air high five which means he was 100 feet away and they gave each other a virtual high five.  I gave up on the idea this year and hoped for next year a lap picture.  Buuuut, after a bunch of the trips to the mall, building up from high fives to hugs and walking by with lots of waving, circling back and forth, he finally said he wanted to take a picture with the Easter bunny.  I thought he'd back out last minute, but I was wrong.  Even the ladies who worked with the bunny were shocked because they saw the progression.  I seriously can't tell you how far he came in just a few weeks to get to this point!! Without further ado, tah-dah!!!...(u can tell i had no intentions of Bunny pics bc of their non springy attire but i had to strike while the iron was hot) photo IMG_1012_zps878ddf5c.jpg

The Bunny visited lily's school, but lily kept whispering to me that he wasn't real because he could see his hands.

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An Easter show at school where she sang her heart out! She was pretty nervous beforehand so we were holding our breath hoping she wouldn't back out last minute or be a puddle of tears.  Wrong again!

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Her cheering section...
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I couldn't love this dress more if i tried - mom got it for her birthday from Etsy from the idea from Maribeth and wow, is it perty!  Thanks mom!!!
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G didn't warm up to this bunny nearly as much at the egg hunt.
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an attempt at a family pic at the egg hunt.
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and a time out in  the middle of the egg hunt....

I have 30 pictures like this where she puts her arm around him as their walking trying to guide him in the right direction and he usually says "all done back lily" but she keeps on trying.  She always wants to hold his hand too and she usually hears "all done hold hand lily".  Can you tell he says "all done" a lot.  it's his modern day version of "no" which we're hearing plenty of lately. photo IMG_1327_zps126694be.jpg

Lily went to the mall with Jen for a special birthday surprise at Build a Bear and LOOK who she got to ride in the elevator with out of the blue!!
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on the hunt... literally.  Egg hunting is serious business...

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as you saw from a previous post, G didnt want any pictures on Easter (or any other day) so this was the best we got that day.
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how cute (and old) is Douglas??? (d's foot photo bombing) photo _JBP0493_zps041e12a5.jpg

Gpa the assistant... photo _JBP0507_zps7b0df8f8.jpg

too funny not to post these pix again...

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this is the best cousin picture we got that day - maybe next year G... photo _JBP0597_zpsfba2da92.jpg

These 2 are as sweet as they look....
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omg i can't buy enough frames for all these pictures!
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i love these girls so much!!  role models galore for lily!
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sorry i can't stop.
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caught in the egg hunt act... photo DSC_0114_zpsfab79d76.jpg

Can't say enough happy, loving, heart bursting words about this picture and these people.  I love them all individually for a million different reasons and then as a group it's a bundle deal of amazingness!  WE ARE SO BLESSED!!  I wanna sky write it in the air.   photo easter2013group_zps1f29906e.jpg Life is good!