Friday, May 27, 2016

Life Lately

Life lately has been full of sunshine... literally :)

We had almost 30 consecutive days of rain, so this week of sunshine has been much needed and much appreciated by all in the DC area!

On Monday night I did something that I have never done before.  I cut Elizabeth's hair!!  I borrowed shears and a cape from our neighbor, Kyla, and after bath time sat her down for her third haircut ever.  I cut about 1 1/2-2 inches off (I think) and I had Ben check when he got home to verify that her hair was in fact cut straight. ;)

 Before her haircut

 The first pieces cut off

 Looks pretty straight to me :)

 After her hair cut :)

 Tried to get a photo of the back, didn't turn out too great

On Tuesday we played outside... A LOT!  We played outside after lunch, after naps, before dinner, it felt like all day long. :)  We cleaned up and the girls and I went out to dinner (Ben had a late meeting).  We enjoyed the kids eat free night at Bob Evans.  The girls love breakfast food so this is the perfect restaurant for us.  :)

 Caroline went up and down the driveway for an hour 

 Elizabeth examined chalk from the Easter bunny


 Dinner at Bob Evans.  
Elizabeth sat all by herself on her side of the booth and she did great!
She colored, had a biscuit, and was very well behaved.

Caroline shared the other side of the booth with me.
Love my sweet baby!

On Thursday, the girls and I ran errands while Ben started his vacation by emptying our two freezers, thawing them out, and taking an inventory (I love that man!).  While Caroline was napping, Elizabeth and I took a walk around the neighborhood and then took some pictures.  Elizabeth has a great eye for pictures. ;)

 Selfies with mommy

 Then Elizabeth took over...

And... my replacement purse came on Thursday afternoon!!
You might remember when I quickly mentioned that our server dumped all of our dinner dishes (during girls night) into my new Kate Spade purse. 
Well, the restaurant took care of everything (dry cleaning attempt) AND replacing my purse since my original still had stains after dry cleaning. 

I'm very excited it arrived, but very hesitant to use it. :)

Happy Friday y'all!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Twenty Months Old!

Dear Caroline,

You are twenty months old!

This month has flown by faster than all the others.  I just realized two days ago that it was almost the 26th and that another month has already passed us by.

You are wearing size 2T clothes and size 4 shoes.  You wear a size 4 diaper and have used the potty once or twice.  You LOVE to eat and always climb into your booster seat and ask for snack (all meals are called snack).  :)  You are between 26-27 pounds and probably 33 or 34 inches tall.  

You love to follow your sister anywhere she goes, but the two of you are constantly fighting.  You fight over everything- toys, food, sitting in mom's lap, books, tickles, EVERYTHING.  As much as you love your sister (and follow her everywhere), you want to have whatever it is she is playing with.  You love to read and we spend almost an hour each morning reading books after breakfast.  You love to chalk on the driveway, pop bubbles, and play with barbies or baby dolls.  You are not scared of anything and jump at the chance to play with the big kids.

You started this month by having to go to the doctor and get antibiotics.  You have also been on daily allergy medicine since March.  This month we had to move you out of footed pajamas and into onsies with pajama shorts over them because you kept unzipping your footed pajamas and pulling off your diaper. *YUCK*

This month you celebrated Mother's Day and ate an entire three-egg-omelet at brunch, plus bacon and home fries.  We have played around the house a BUNCH because of all the rain. 

This month we babysat Alice and Evie and Charlie and Jack.  You have so much fun playing with all the other kids and you get very sad when they leave.

We went to edible arrangements one afternoon to get chocolate covered fruit and you absolutely LOVED your chocolate covered banana.  We also went to a winery- you enjoyed a snack while Mommy and Daddy tried wine. :)

At Toys R Us, I let you ride the Bob the Builder tractor and you laughed and smiled the entire time.  We went to the zoo with Charlie and Jack and you lost your mind when you saw an elephant.  You LOVE elephants and were so excited to see one! :)

Fiamma came over for lunch and play time while visiting DC and this week you have been enjoying the warm, sunny weather and playing outside for hours.

Here are some pictures from your adventures:

We love you so much baby girl!


Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What's Up Wednesday!

Today I am linking up with Shay to share with you What's Up Wednesday!

If you are stopping by for the first time, please feel free to follow me on the right side. :)

The last Wednesday of each month the ladies get together to share all that has been happening...

1. What we are eating this week...
This week we are eating:
Monday- Pasta and sauce
Tuesday- Girls night out with my two cuties- 
Ben worked late so we went to Bob Evans for kids eat free night
Wednesday- We grilled out; Hamburgers and hotdogs
Thursday- More grilling
Friday- Tacos
Saturday- Creamy spaghetti
Sunday- Steaks  

2. What I'm reminiscing about...

 This time last year we were meeting our new little niece.
This year we get to meet our new nephew!
Amazing how much changes in one little year! :)

3. What I'm loving...

The warm weather is finally here!  I think it rained around DC for 25 days in a row.  I am so happy to be outside every afternoon enjoying the sunny days.

4. What we've been up to...
We have been playing with friends, going to wineries, visiting the zoo, doing a color run, and playing with friends that live out-of-town.

5. What I'm dreading...

Ben has to travel some in June and I hate when he's gone.  So yeah, I'm already dreading it. :(

6. What I'm working on...

Getting ready for summer.  I have been bathing suit shopping for me and the girls, swim suits coverups for the three of us girls, sun screen has been purchased, pool toys have been organized. Now- we just need the pool to open and the water to be warm :)

7. What I'm excited about...

I'm excited about our beach vacation in August.  
We are going to the Outer Banks and I have never been there.

8. What I'm watching/reading...

I am watching (catching up on) Gotham, Blackish, House of Cards, and Chelsea (on Netflix).

9. What I'm listening to...


10. What I'm wearing...

Tank tops, shorts, and my new favorite shoes!

11. What I'm doing this weekend...

Meeting my new nephew!

12. What I'm looking forward to next month...

Pool time with my family.

13. What else is new...

Nothing :)

14. What am I looking forward to this summer...

Pool, pool, and picnics by the pool :)

Happy Wednesday y'all!