So I totally slacked on you this week and didn't send out a picture on Tuesday or Thursday so I figured I would brighten this cold Friday morning with a picture of our girls visiting Santa. Lizzie wanted nothing to do with him until he slowly encouraged her to sit on his lap and Taylor loved every minute of seeing him. Lizzie still talks about how brave she was to go see him. My favorite part was when Taylor reached out and grabbed Lizzie's hand as if to reassure her that it was okay to like Santa. Love my girls!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Now that Taylor is in school, she loves to write. Her love for writing means that I have to be a great speller since she is still trying to sound out words. Whoever created the English language with all our silent letters and letters that sound different sometimes really wasn’t nice. I feel like a goofball most of the time trying to sound out words so that she will figure them out, but it is all worth it to see a letter to Santa that she wrote herself.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Before kids I said I would never be that parent that lets her kids wear strange outfits and not weather appropriate clothes. Then I had kids. Then I had Lizzie. I have learned to pick my battles with Lizzie and sometimes that battle is just to get her to wear more than just panties.(she is going to hate me later in life for sharing all this info) Most mornings my focus is getting Taylor dressed, fed, lunch made, and to school on time. Then I worry about what Lizzie is wearing. I am giving you a glimpse into her version of what to wear for the day that I then later have to convince her to change into something else. Some of these outfits may seem okay until I add in that she wanted pants/long sleeves in 80 degrees or just a nightgown at 7 am in 35 degree weather. The paper bag around her waist has to be my favorite accessory so far and the only reason she took it off was because we couldn’t figure out how to buckle the carseat around it. The red jacket only on her head was a comprise to get her to wear any jacket. She was red riding hood… in a bag. She also likes to fix her own hair lately, but those pictures will be saved for another day.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Our house is down with illness right now so you don’t want to see pictures of what we really look like. Instead I will provide you with an excited Taylor from last week when it was her turn to take in the estimation jar for class. She was so proud of her idea to use candy corn.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I’m not sure that I will get many normal pictures from Lizzie now that she taught herself a new trick. Add that to my list of dealing with her choice of dress for taking Taylor to school in 45 degree weather. The flamingo is Taylor’s class mascot that we have this week, the belt is her lasso, and the rain boots have not come off since she got them for her birthday.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Lizzie absolutely loves dance class. I think she loves the dress up part almost as much as she does the actually dancing. You can often find her dressed up in her full outfit and tapping away on any section of tile floor. So when Nana got her a new dance outfit for her birthday, she was so excited to wear it to class. This is her ballerina pose.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Taylor is a busy girl these days with kindergarten and Girl Scouts so it’s hard to catch her in pictures. Good thing I was able to catch her flying by one night. If you are in need of fairy services I have a pretty cute one that can help you out.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
For the past two weeks Lizzie has inquired about Snoopy being blown up multiple times a day. Our neighbor a few doors down had put up a small blow-up Snoopy doghouse with Snoopy, Woodstock, and a pumpkin on top. He only plugs it in at night, but Lizzie does not understand this concept and expects to see it up all the time. She often tries to sneak down to “check on Snoopy” on her tricycle. During one of our visits she decided it would be nice to visit and dance with the skeleton couple in another part of their yard. She also declared it necessary to have her picture taken with them. Chris pointed out later that maybe they are fun since they are the same size she is. Oh how Lizzie keeps my days very interested and never boring.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
One morning Lizzie and I went to play at a friend’s house while Taylor was in school. When we got there she and the friend wanted to wait on the porch until the third friend arrived. I snapped this picture because I thought they were so cute together. Then I realized that these 2nd’s could pass for their big sisters at the same age. While I know that my kids look similar, I see them as two completely different people because of their personalities. It’s simple things like this that reminds me how much alike they really are. I also love that they are alike in their strong friendships from my very first playgroup that still tries to get together when all our schedules allow it.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a Taylor Tuesday or elizabethursday since Lizzie is the one who took the picture but I had to share it. I figured I would have a few random pictures of the chip basket on my phone but died laughing when I found this picture Lizzie had taken. The wall in the background makes it look spooky, but Taylor's face is priceless.