Friday, July 29, 2016

It's Friday!!!

This week has been crazy busy and I have just run out of time to blog each day.  Additionally, my cell phone had to be reprogrammed (again!) and so I have not been able to load pictures onto my laptop until day. #firstworldproblems

Ben has been sick all week long.  I mean, not getting out of bed for four days sick.  So in addition to taking care of Ben, I was taking care of the girlies.  Thankfully, Elizabeth attended Vacation Bible School (VBS) this week and had a blast!  She was gone everyday from 9am-12pm and Caroline and I ran around town doing all. the. shopping. (and cleaning and cooking).

Elizabeth is at the age where she remembers everything and so I wanted to get a bunch of Christmas shopping done this week while it was just me and Caroline (and Target toy clearance time).  I lined everything up this afternoon and I discovered that I only need to grab a couple of small things for Caroline and then I should be done.  *Raise the roof*

When we weren't running around shopping, we were playing at the house, reading (of course), and going to the spray park with baby cousin and Noah.  It was so hot here at the beginning of the week that we spent most of our time inside, eating popsicles, and playing games. :)
 I'm not sure what is happening here...

 She really wanted to make a silly face

 Thursday afternoon we hit up a local splash pad with baby cousin and Noah

 The girls loved it!

 Baby cousins :)

We went back to Noah and Jessica's house when a storm started rolling in.
After the kids destroyed the house played with toys, Noah made them dinner.
While the kids ate, we waited for our delivery.  :)

 Today was the last day of VBS and Elizabeth brought home all of her art projects.
She brought a few home earlier in the week and then I was given a large pile today.
I love all of it. #imhermomma 

 VBS was a beach theme this year

 How God made the earth in six days

 Elizabeth made this!
You pull the shell and the crab moves.
So cute!!

 We are going to hang this up in a window in the kitchen

 Oh my word, I love this shirt!!

And this big poster! :)

And that was our week.  It seems to have flown by even though the days were feeling long to this momma.  Hope y'all are ready for the weekend!

Happy Friday y'all!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Twenty-two months!

Dear Caroline,

You are 22 months old today!

It seems funny (and odd) to me that you most likely won't remember these years of your life while they are some of the best years of mine.  Your Dad and I love you so much at this age!  You have a great sense of humor, you love to pretend sleep and you have a fantastic pretend snore.  You love to read and you love to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. You like to say prayers before nap and bedtime, and you love to repeat words that your sister tries to teach you.

We took time to weigh you and measure your height today (because we are curious). :)
You weigh 26.8 pounds and you are 33 1/2 inches tall.  You wear size 2T clothes, 24 month onsies with 2T pajama shorts to sleep in, and size 5 shoes.  You wear a size 4 diaper and you ask to sit on the potty during every diaper change.  You have used the potty several times and we are hoping this leads to an easy transition in a few months. :)

You have been very busy this month. We have done a lot around the house and in Virginia like- nature walks, babysitting baby cousin, playing at the spray park, going to the pool, playing dress up, and enjoying Chick-Fil-A cow day.  But, you have also been on your first (and second and third) plane rides by flying to Texas and back AND you have been to DC to take a boat tour AND you have been to Pennsylvania where you went to your first amusement park and enjoyed a pool party. 

 Nature walk around the neighborhood

 Stealing Dad's hat

 CFA breakfast

 Testing out your headphones before we got on the plane...

 You wanted to test out your sister's life jacket

 Babysitting baby cousin :)

 In Texas at the fish fry
You and Annalise were a little hot :)

 Matching cousins! Love!!

 Sisters :)

 Enjoying lunch with Annalise at the lake house

 Annalise's birthday present from Ga-Ga

 Happy 4th of July!

 Your first fireworks

 Flight back from Texas

She enjoys flying :)

 Back in Virginia, and time to play dress up

 Queen Elsa, Princess Anna

 And a cat :)

 I surprised everyone by having ice cream for dinner one night

 My three people.  They were very happy :)


 You ate all the ice cream 

 "Cheese Mommy!"

 pool side lunch

 Cow appreciation day

 Story time
(it's always story time)

 At the Georgetown waterfront waiting for our boat

 on the boat!

 "Cheese Mommy!"

 pool side dinner :)

Coming back from a night at the spray park

 Playing at the ball pit at Idlewild in Pennsylvania

This girl had a blast at Idlewild!

 pool party fun in Pennsylvania :)

Two months left until you are two-years-old, oh my goodness!  I have no idea where the time went but I have enjoyed all of it.  We love you so much our sweet baby girl.


Mom and Dad