Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

We had a really nice Halloween! Lots of pics to share... like my sweet pumpkin Avery


She had a fun party at school today while Maddie and Mommy visited Daddy at work! In costume, of course. This expression just kills me.


This afternoon it was time for some pumpkin decorating and Maddie was intrigued, but not so excited about the "insides" of the pumpkin....

You want me to touch what?

Like mother, like daughter! Thankfully we have a Bub the hub that will handle that business. And great at carving too.


Avery joined in the fun too


Maddie was super psyched about our finished products. The pure joy totally overwhelms me. I just love my littlest bub pumpkin. 


Having said that, neither of my pumpkins are interested in taking posed photos for mommy right now. Avery could care less and Maddie refuses to even look toward the camera most of the time. I end up begging and jumping around like a crazy woman. Sigh. Bub the hub tried to take some for me today and here are the results. 



Pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

And the best I could get of Princess Jasmine and Supergirl, drum roll...


We didn't do a lot of trick-or-treating but the girls still got some awesome goodies. Watching Maddie hand out treats to the kids at our house was definitely the highlight. I can't believe we didn't think to video it! She would run full speed at the door every time and yell trick or treat! and throw enormous amounts of candy into every kid's bag. She'd say "Hi, Elsa" or "Hi, Skeleton" and then, "Happy Halloween everybody" as they walked away. It was priceless.

My favorite by far was when a group of junior high girls were walking away and she told them, "say bye Jasmine" as in for them to say bye to her, and they all chimed in a big, "Bye, Jasmine!" just as she had asked. This girl is something else.


I can't believe it's all over, again. I love celebrating the holidays with my little family. Last year, Maddie only asked for about 5 months whether it was time for Halloween again. Can only wonder how long it will last this time!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Bub Update

15 days since my last post! eek! Life got in the way, again. A lot of life. Avery has had tons of doctor appointments and got another Botox treatment, which her tired muscles appreciated VERY much. Maddie is a whirling dervish of activity and currently experimenting with giving her nap up, which is making me a little sad. Both of them are growing like weeds, going through clothes and shoe sizes like you wouldn't believe.

I finally got an appointment for Avery to try horse therapy in December and Maddie is thoroughly enjoying her gymnastic and ballet classes.

In the past month, I have decorated the house for fall, hosted a neighborhood book club, worked on about 15 card/party orders, held a successful garage sale and played Candy Land about a 1000 times.

We've also been able to take advantage of this new, beautiful weather and the girls are loving it. This past weekend we went to Dallas for our annual State Fair visit and had so much fun!! Photos will be coming soon. No photos for this post, sadly. More soon :)

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Maddie at Three

I wanted to do this post as part of M's birthday, but we just finally went in for her doctor check-up and I got her stats. No wonder she is still fitting into all of her 2T clothes, sweet girl is 3'1'' and 30 lbs. so that's 38th percentile for weight and 42nd percentile for height. Skinny minny I call her.



I could not resist a good toddler interview. Here are her answers to my questions:

What is your favorite color? "Red!"

What are your favorite things to eat? "Applesauce and yogurt"

What are your favorite things to wear? "clothes" yea, she really said that. LOL. Then I asked if she had any favorite outfits and she said "dresses." Awesome.

What do you love to do? "To play with my trucks. And I love to play with my ball on the trampoline."

What is your favorite song? "Music" I asked again and she said, "Jesus." She's talking about the songs she sings at MDO. I'm pretty shocked she didn't mention a certain Frozen song!

What is your favorite day? "Tuesday" I asked why Tuesday and she said she got to play with her friend Leah. awwwww

What is your favorite toy? "Cars" and then "Elsa toy"

What is your favorite animal? "A cow!"

Where do you like to go eat? "At Lenny's" (Lenny's Subs)

What's your favorite thing to do with momma? "Playing with Candyland"

What's your favorite thing to do with dada? "Eating breakfast" haha

What do you like to draw? "A person"

What's your favorite book? "Ariel" I'll assume that's The Little Mermaid

What makes you happy? "Mommy and dada and my family" omg cue my crying

What makes you sad? "When people talk about sad." Makes sense to me.

What makes you laugh? "Funny words"

What are you really good at? "Changing clothes" Alrighty then?

What are you not very good at? "Um, I dunno. Hammering." She's referring to her toy tool box, I assume.

What do you want to be when you grow up? "A princess." oh, love

Where is your favorite place to go? "To the grocery store. With my family. With Nana."

What is love? "That I love my family" 


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Maddie's Cinderella Party, Part 2

And the saga continues! Maddie continued to show Cinderella around her party.


I love how the boys are peeking around to see what's up!

And then it was story time...


Maddie thoroughly enjoyed being princess of honor
in Cinderella's lap


There was princess dancing!


Princess laughing!


And even princess certification and autographs!! What a thrill.





This is my favorite "cheese"


Avery got to meet Cinderella too :)


 And of course the birthday cake! Sweet girl was not scared of the candle this year. She waited and made a wish and blew it out perfectly, with Cinderella right by her side. She did not demand we sing a second time like last year lol.





Simply precious! So glad we decided to bring Cinderella to the party. It truly was magical.

We gave our guests Princess Pretzels as a parting gift. Yum!


Maddie still talks about her party and the "adorable Cinderella." Her words. She wonders when we will see her again but doesn't push me for answers... which I find interesting. She has been assuring me lately, however, that if we see any other Disney characters again, like Minnie and Mickey, she would NOT be scared this time. She's referring to our Hawaii trip to Disney Aulani when she clung to me like a spider monkey whenever one of them came within 10 feet. So, there's that subtle hint. Point taken, love.

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