Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The girls had a fantastic Halloween. This is the first year they understood a little about what was going on. Addison was tickled to be Tinker Bell and we happened to find a costume of Tinker Bell's friend Meredith for Riley. They were both excited to be little fairy's. They loved getting dressed up in the dressed and getting their hair done. Can you say girly girls??? We went around to about 10 houses or so and that seemed to be enough for the girls. They said Trick or Treat a few times and said thank you almost every time. Addison got a little scared at one house when they opened the door and a friendly dog came out and knocked her over. That was pretty traumatic for her but she didn't get hurt. We had to carry her for a few houses after that. That poor girl is really scared of dogs as of late and that didn't help matters. I hope she gets better about that fear soon. The girls got to have a sucker out of their pumpkins when we got home and were such good girls. The very next day they asked to go back to "Halloween" again. I don't think they like having to wait a whole year to do it again.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Family Pictures

We had family pictures taken a couple of weeks ago. This was my birthday present and we had a fantastic photographer that works here at UOP do the session. Jessica Casper was amazing and did so well engaging the girls and taking the best candid photos. I was so happy to be out of a portrait studio and in the open where the girls could do their thing. Our last portrait sitting was basically a nightmare so this worked so much better. I think we will use Jessica from now on. Here are my favorites:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

California Vacation 2011

This summer we did another family trip to California. We stay in Carlsbad for 3 days and then made our way up to Disneyland for 5 days. The girls were so happy to go on their "big bye bye" as they called it. My dad prepped them with videos about the beach and visiting Disneyland and they were very excited. Riley was very impressed with the beach and keeps asking us to go back to the beach just about every day.
We had a nice time in the Carlsbad area and picked the perfect beach day. We got to eat fish and chips in the harbor and show the girls some of our family traditions. We then headed up to Disneyland for 5 days at the happiest place on earth. This was the girls' 3rd trip to Disneyland and this time they understood where they were. They had a blast visiting Mikey and Minnie's house and riding all the rides. Addison loved the play park in California Adventure and Riley loved hugging all the characters.
Papa planned a character breakfast with Goofy and the girls were excited to see the characters while they sampled all the great food.
The trip was amazing and the girls have many memories to look back on!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Visit with Aunt Joan and Uncle Keith

The girls have such a good time when we go to Uncle Keith and Aunt Joan's house. The girls love to play on their piano, pick out all of Aunt Joan's pigs (she collects them), and play with their basket of balls. They live in a great condo community with a pool. The girls are getting so good at swimming and had a blast in the water. I am sad that we did not get them into swimming lessons this year but I plan to get them in lessons next year and 3 is probably a good age to be learning. We had so much fun and are so blessed to have great family that loves for us and takes good care of us.

Here is our fun from today: