Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Girls...

I do feel a little guilty that Addison is missing in this post...but he has a GREAT time at school all day instead of being made to pose for pictures to appease mom's blogging addiction...he'll get his special post later :)
I MUST give a special note for Laynie...she has totally and completely conquered potty training!! She doesn't even tell me most of the time, and she has gone 2 weeks without an accident!! This seriously feels like A MIRACLE to me! After asking her for months if she wanted to try sitting on the potty and always getting a NO! in response...the very words "mommy, I have to go potty" seriously sound like the hallelujah choir to me! WAY TO GO LAYNIE!

This picture I had to post for Claire and Tiffany...Claire, thank you for all of Laynie's CUTE 3T clothes...I especially LOVE the jogging suit and totally think of you when she wears it!

Too bad there is not some reality show for 'Happiest Baby'... Haiely would totally win. She is so mild mannered and smiley!! She is 6 months old today and I honestly cannot believe that...half a year already? She is lovin the rice cereal or any food-related item really...the cheeks will witness that she is a good eater!! She loves to watch Addy and Laynie, they are the ones that get her to laugh more than anyone else!

I have been thinking a lot about my mom-role the past few days. I listened to myself last night say to Addison "When I ask you to do something, I don't want to talk about it...I just want you to do it!" and then I cringed! Why am I not "talking nice" like I always tell my kids to do?! So I made a goal to be better today, and I was in deed a little better. I love being a mom, I just wish I could remember that fact better during the whining, mess-making, and disobedient portions of my day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Nope, I'm not as cool as some of my dear friends that are having real twins (Jaime, Brenda, etc.) But how fun is it to dress the girls up in the same outfit! (So cheesy, I know!!) But my mom did it, and we turned out here are my twins!
Too bad Laynie was SUPER uncooperative and wouldn't even really look at me let alone smile! These are the ONLY two shots out of several where her face is even pointed in my direction! But at least Hailey was in her usual form: happy smiley and so adorable!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This is a fun example of the the C.U.T.E. cards that my sister Becca creates for Christmas and ANY holiday! She is super talented and I'm so proud of her! Please check out her website and order away!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Making Progress...

We have been super busy trying to make our house a home...only a few of our spaces are cute so far...but it's only been a week, so I think we're doing okay. The picture above is the girls' room...even though I haven't put Hailey's bed in yet, that is the plan! The color of the walls turned out cute and of course I used vinyl to make it super cutsie!

This is the mantle that will be so fun to decorate at the holidays...and then I'll have to figure out what to do with it when it's not a holiday!

Kelly just put up new blinds in the living room last night and they look so good! What a difference from the dingy yellow, skinny bali blinds that were up before! Now I have to decide whether or not to hang my curtains!

The dining room isn't totally done, we have new blinds for this room and we want to put some vinyl around our big clock too... maybe "time doth softly swiftly glide, when there's love at home." Anyone have any other ideas? BUT, the table was a total steal, I got it at a place that sells the old costco stuff that doesn't sell. It was 40% off of $189!! And that's WITH the 4 chairs!! As we were loading it up, the saleman said "you got a hell of a deal on this table." Yes I did, thank you.

Monday, October 13, 2008


This post is LONG over-due, and will not be the descriptive, photo-full post I know all of you are longing for (right?) But, I do want to let everyone know that we moved in on Saturday!! and it already feels like home! Last week was crazy- we had our wood floors refinished, a new roof put on (actually we're STILL having the new roof put on), I painted Laynie's room and put vinyl flowers all over it, and Kelly put up quarter-round and painted all of the trim! We're LOVING having our own space and feeling so good about where we are! So, stay tuned for mega pictures and more fun details of home improvement projects!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Frohliche Geburtstag! (Happy Birthday!)

And what a great 28 years they have been!! Happy Birthday to our handsome hubby and awesome daddy!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

I guess she was tired...

By default Laynie has phased out of taking naps...I say by default because we have to leave every day at 2:40pm to pick up Addison from school; this being right in the middle of nap time, I decided maybe it would be better to start the no-nap phase of Laynie's life (so sad!)
Anyway, Laynie was helping me in the kitchen at lunch time the other day, and I left the room for a minute to grab a recipe and came back to this. I had one of those mom-moments when you think there can't possibly be anything cuter than your children!