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Monday, June 27, 2011

A fun Weekend

We had such a great weekend. We started the weekend with the girls going to their first Gymnastics class at the Little Gym. I was a gymnast growing up and I was excited to see both girls being interested in the sport. They have been doing somersaults and a few moves with spotting from me in the house and I just knew they would have a blast at a real gym. We had them all ready to go in their leotards and they were so excited to be going to "class" as they called it.

They had such a great time. I hope to be able to enroll them in classes once a week here very soon but as always, having two kids in anything costs a pretty penny. The Little Gym is a little more expensive than traditional training gyms but they really have a great program to develop their skills. Jesse's new promotion may allow us to do this starting next month.

For the rest of the weekend we hung out at home playing the back yard pool and sprinkler. When it is 115 degrees outside, the only thing you can do is play in the water to keep cool. The girls had so much fun playing in the water and mommy and daddy got into the fun as well.

We spent time outside eating watermelon. The girls loved cooling off with the cold fruit and we caught some great shots of them chowing down!



After a while, the girls started to improvise on ways to keep cool. The next thing we knew, they had crawled into their water table and were using the table as their pool. I guess we can't blame them when it is that hot outside.

After all our outdoor fun we decided to go visit Papa and Nana. The girls love going over to their house to play with all the toys my parents have collected for them. Most of the toys are from Disneyland directly and the girls are just so excited to be going to Disneyland here in September. They don't understand the concept of time and they ask me every day to go the beach and Disneyland. I feel bad telling them it will be a little while before we leave but they just keep asking. This family vacation will be so much fun, I know it!!!

We spent the rest of the weekend playing dress up inside. The girls found their Bee and Bunny ears and had fun running all over the house.

I just love this shot I got of Riley showing her major attitude!

Then I got a good shot of both of them on the couch.

I just can't get over how they are turning into little girls. My babies are big girls now. I am proud of their accomplishments and growth but I still want to snuggle a baby once in a while.

I hope everyone had a great weekend staying cool and being with family.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Fun From Fathers Day

I just wanted to post a few more pictures from our Fathers Day Celebrations. We ate out at Logan's Roadhouse and enjoyed delicious food and family. I am thankful to have an amazing husband who is a great dad! I'm also thankful for my amazing dad and the time the girls get to spend with him. It was a great day!!!!!
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day BBQ

My mom's side of the family had a BBQ for Father's day. The girls had a blast swimming in the pool, playing with the pool toys outside the pool, and hanging out with family. They got so dirty and loved every second of it.

This morning they painted daddy a picture and mommy bought daddy some new clothes. This weekend we actually have even more to celebrate which I will make another post to talk all about our exciting news.

We hope everyone has a fun safe father's day!!!
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Riley's Accomplishment

Both girls have been interested in using their potties, just not for going potty. We purchased their potties about a month back but they haven't been interested in them enough to actually use them. Both girls are good about letting us know when they have peed of pooped in their pants which is showing signs of understanding. I decided to bring the potties back out yesterday and get it back on their minds. This morning I also put pull up's on them just to see what would happen if I told them to tell me when they needed to go potty. Well low and behold, Riley told me about 20 minutes later that she needed to go. We pulled down her pants and she proceeded to pee right in her potty. She was so excited and so proud of herself. She got a sticker and an M&M for her efforts.

Addie is still trying. She is good at telling us right after the fact, just not before. I know that it will take time for them both to get the hang of it and I understand it will probably be a long road before they are trained. I am okay with that as it shows my babies are growing up (faster than I like).

Congratulations Miss Riley on your big accomplishment. Mommy loves you both!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Terrible 2's are here in full force

What can I say??? We have two 2 year olds that are giving us a run for our money. I knew that having girls would be a little easier in the early years. Boys are rambunctious and dirty and require more attention when they are younger but then they mellow out and I think they are easier as teenagers. Girls are fun in the beginning with all the pink and bows and frilly dresses. Then they get older and hormonal and then you have a huge mess on your hands.

Well are girls are showing us just how hard things are going to be in the future. Miss Riley has such a personality. She is really letting us know when she is not happy and she is throwing the best fits when she doesn't get her way. After our Zoo trip on Monday, she screamed and cried because I went upstairs to take a bath. Jesse finally gave in and let her come up stairs by me. Then she threw an even bigger fit when I would not allow her to get into the bath with me. She was screaming and yelling and trying so despretely to take her diaper off to get in with me. Jesse came in to take her back down stairs. He tried to take her outside to change her scenery and get her focused on something else but he learned that didn't work and was worried the neighbors were going to call CPS on us so he brought her back inside. It took a good 20 minutes to get her calmed down but she finally did. Now these fits seem to be happening several times a day.

Addison is not as bad as Riley but she still gets pretty upset if lets say....she can't get into the pantry and chose her own snack. If I had two Riley's I would be pulling my hair out with the fits so it is nice that Addison balances things out with a happy smile. Now I love my little full of life child Riley, but that girl is going to give me a run for my money for many years to come.

We also have another problem. The girls have learned how to get over the baby gate at the bottom of the stais. Riley grabs one of her small bins that holds their toys and boosts her self over the gate. Addison can just get herself right over with no help. Now as first time parents, this scares us a bit. Jesse is more concerned about them falling on the stairs but I am concerned about the girls going into the bedrooms upstairs that are not as baby proof. We will have to figure something out here soon so if anyone has any ideas out there to help, let us know.

So that is it for now, terrible 2's and clibing to love this life!!!