Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Smarty Pants

The scenario: Bronwen is doing her business on the potty. For a long time. A very, long time.

Conversation is as follows:
Jen: Bronwen are you finished?
B: Not yet.
Jen: You HAVE to be finished. You've been in here a LONG time!
B: Okay, I am ready.
Jen: You've been in here so long, you're now seven! You've missed 2 birthdays while you were sitting here.
B: Actually, that would be 3 birthdays.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lila Speak

So cute--I don't want to forget!

Diego (as in the show)--Day-gee-o
Hula Hoop--Hooda Loop

Will you cuddle wif me?
Can I play Angree burds?
Can we watch a cho?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


While discussing the movie The Little Mermaid:

Bronwen: But Mom, she isn't little, she is SIXTEEN.
Me: This is true, Bronwen, she is sixteen.
Bronwen: They should rename it "The Big Mermaid."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Adam!

It's hard to believe that one year ago, this little guy joined our family. From the moment he entered the world, he was full of sweet smile and gentle sweetness. As he has grown, oh so quickly, he has continued to fill our lives with laughter and surprises. Sweet Adam I can't imagine our family without you! Thank you so much for your silliness, wet kisses, quiet intelligence, and all the joy you bring to each and every day! Every one comments on how large and heavy you are, but it is because you are full to the brim with love, kindness, and laughter.

Lila 12/6

For the past week, Lila has been really interested in writing her name. She has known for a while now how to recognize it (at least since the end of last year), and with Bronwen learning how to spell and write her own name, Lila has learned the letters in Bronwen's as well as her own.

A couple days ago I was helping her write the letters. She is doing great: the bottom right has the first time she wrote it herself (I helped a tiny bit with the "a". Then right above it is where she wrote it completely on her own. The letters after are her practicing her "L"s.

Part 2

TJ took the girls to New Orleans to the Insectarium. They met up with their cousins and had a great time, so I am told. TJ took an awesome picture in the butterfly room, but not of the girls.
All the cousins! (minus Adam and the NC girls)

After the Insectarium and lunch, TJ took the girls to Story Book Land where it was rumored that one of their favorite characters was hanging out.

He wasn't in the Alice in Wonderland castle.
Nor was he in Cinderella's carriage.
They couldn't even find him on Captain Hook's pirate ship.
Right when they had all but given up hope...
They found Epossumundus and his Mama!!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Louisiana Visit Pt 1

After enduring a 12-hour car drive down to Baton Rouge, we were all ready to enjoy the tastes and treats Louisiana has to offer. Luckily, the Beignet place is right down the road from TJ's parents' house! The girls were totally focused of cleaning up the powdered sugar, while Adam was a sport about posing.We also got to swing by the old neighborhood, where we visited with our former neighbor Donalyn and fed her fish.

Nature walk

My friend Jess came for a visit with her sweet Madeleine. While Adam was napping, she and TJ took the girls for a walk in the woods.
And the unexpected request:"Take a Picture of my bottom!" Oh, she thinks she is soooo funny.

Watch Out!

Look who is coming up the stairs!