Sunday, February 21, 2010

Let It Snow! (just because my girls love it)

We decided to brave the cold today and go run around in the snow. It was so fun! I've never actually taken the time to bundle them all up to take them out and play. Isn't that sad?! It's not something I could do everyday considering I've managed to triple my laundry pile for the day because of all the layers, but the girls ran around, made snow angels, had a snow ball fight (one that I wasn't included in but still got smacked in the face by one...thanks Addy) and we made a snow family. I wanted to make a big snowman, but it wasn't the best snow for that. We came inside and warmed up with some hot cocoa and a warm fire, then snuggled on the couch and took a nap. What an absolutely perfect Sunday. I'm so blessed!

THANK GOODNESS for hardwood floors! Macey doesn't seem too concerned, does she? :-)

What Would I Do Without My Camera?!

I'm wondering if my picture taking is somewhat of a sickness?! I feel the need to capture everything on film because these little ladies change DAILY. When I'm old and my memory starts to fail, I'll be able to look back at times like these and remember the silly conversation they had over a bowl of Ramen noodles. And I'll remember the nights that Addalyn refused to sleep alone so she talked her cousin Sterling into sleeping in her bed or she climbed into little sisters bed to cuddle with her too. There's very little that goes on here that I don't photograph! :-)

Converstion With Macey

*for whatever reason, I know some of the videos I've posted aren't working properly...I've been told that if you click on the title and bring the blog entry up individually it should work...sorry and good luck!

"Nooooooooo Addyyyyyyyy!"

February Fun

I have a few random pictures I've taken in the past couple weeks I thought I'd share. The first one is Macey wearing some Harley Davidson goggles at Nana's work. She looks so silly!
Then we have the girls playing on the Noggin website. Addalyn is REALLY good at recognizing her letters!
You'll notice Macey missing at the dinner table in the next picture, she was throwing a massive fit in her bedroom at the time. :-)
Can't say that Sterling never taught Addalyn anything. Thumb sucking is job security for me though. She'll need braces someday!
And the last picture is just one I snapped of the girls playing together so sweetly. Addalyn was the mommy, Macey was the sister and the baby dolls were...well, the babies!

Boom Boom Boom!

"Boom boom boom, gotta get, get
Boom boom boom!"

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mission NOT Accomplished

Potty training is no fun. It's like an emotional roller coaster! One day I'm convinced that Mace finally gets it and she'll make it through the day with few accidents. And then there are mornings like this one...where she's gone through 3 pair of panties and then throws a fit when I try to put a diaper on her. Dang this baby and her sweetness though. She sure makes it hard to be upset with her!

Thanks, Great Grandma Betty!

I've been meaning to video the kiddos playing this game for a while now. Great Grandma Betty got it for them for Christmas. They have SO much fun playing it and always manage to wear themselves out in the process. It's great! They usually end up fighting over it so I have to put it away, but not before they both run, jump and march out all their energy before bedtime!

Macey Singing Alicia Keys

Macey has the sweetest little voice. Especially when she sings Alicia Keys, "No One". For those who can't tell what she's saying it's..."No one, no one, no one, can get in the way of what I'm feeling". Repeat that line 3 times and you have Macey's version of the song!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gym Rats

I took the girls up to Oskaloosa this past weekend to watch "Coach Daddy at basketball". The game wasn't terribly entertaining, but Addalyn and Macey still managed to have a great time! Their favorite part is always running up and down the court after the game. I guess it makes sitting still for 2 hours on bleachers totally worth it! Luckily, Penn won. Macey got bored and decided to make the players chairs into a swing for herself and then wanted to chat with daddy with only seconds left on the clock. :-)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sunday Chores

I snuck into the girls room the other night and snapped a couple pictures of them sleeping (I'm going to pretend like I don't sneak in there often to watch them sleep...). Macey is the wildest sleeper ever! I'm starting to question whether or not I should have taken her out of her crib since she's still all over the place. I was woken up to a loud "thud" and her screaming and crying the other night. I ran in to get her but didn't see her anywhere. She actually rolled off the FOOT of her bed (guess I should put a bed rail there too?!?) and was wedged down between the foot of hers and Addalyn's bed. She was still half asleep too. Anywho, once we were up and around, it was chore time! The girls were mommy's big helpers all morning and washed some windows, the kitchen tables, and swept the floors. They each earned some change for their piggy banks and were thrilled about it (I've made the mistake of feeling generous by giving them a quarter and then having to hear about how it's not enough--apparently in the eyes of my little ones, 3 pennies is a LOT better than 1 quarter!).

Happy 1st Birthday, Cousin Hannah!

I can't believe that this sweet baby is already 1 year old! She was so perfect and happy for her birthday party and Addalyn and Macey almost had her walking (ummmm...maybe running would be more accurate). Addy helped baby Hannah open her gifts and then Macey, Addy and Trevor all enjoyed playing with them.