Monday, April 3, 2017

March Madness

Our month of March was full of fun! Here it is documented in pictures:

Ryan built me my dream front porch swing for my birthday:


We have been enjoying the warmer weather:



Baby dolls consume every day!


Our real live baby doll:


We have had neighbors over to play:



Gone to school on Mondays and Wednesdays:


I had a Kendra Scott Girl's night jewelry party:


Play dates with Mary Bryant before she became a big sister:



Mom and I started an antique booth together:


We went to our first Easter Egg hunt at Mary Bryant's birthday party:




We had a spend the night party with our best buddy Jaxon and his parents: 



Enjoyed Strawberry Shortcake from a sweet neighbor: 



Went on a nature walk and hike with our Tuesday morning small group:








Made use our our bikes: 


Picnic at the park:


Before Church:


Enjoyed another zoo trip:


Welcomes Mary Bryant's baby sister: 



Living life and loving it to the fullest!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

My Beauties

We rounded off our spring break trip with going to see the new movie, Beauty and the Beast. We invited our sweet neighbor Monique to go with us. She is so sweet to the girls and we had a fun girls day!


This was actually my first time to take the girls to a movie. My dad took Mae to her first one, my brother took her to her 2nd one, and BB and Bup took Mae to her 3rd and Maggie to her 1st! So it was fun to finally get to experience this with them. They did great!


Maggie watched for the first 30 minutes and then slept on me for the rest. Mae loved it and didn't get antsy until the end, but made it thru! Love my girl days!

We Reunite

Spring Break 2017 consisted of a girl trip (someone has to pay the bills: aka daddy!) to Charlotte. Our old home! It was such a great trip with me and my girls on the long car ride there and back. The girls played, read, slept, ate, and sang with mommy!

We got there and went full force the whole week. Lots to do and even more people to see! We went to soccer shots practice in our old neighborhood and saw lots of old friends: Jackson, Aly, Hadley, Jordan, Kate, and Paige, and of course their mommies!


We stopped by our old house, which just sold again! (for 40k more than we sold it for. Ouch!) They painted the door black and thought weeds looked better in the front yard. ;)


We had yummy lasagna and a fun spend the night party that night with our best buds, the Wilkens! The next morning we took them to school and saw all of our old teachers. We ventured on to the mall after a quick workout. 


After naps, we had a huge playdate with all of our old friends! Thank you Uptons, Gentiles, Wilkens, Wilsons, Ianuccis, Farleys, and Smiths for coming to see us! 



We spent the rest of the trip with pajama parties, open gym, and meeting up with more buddies!




Bath time! 5 weeks apart!



We loved seeing our sweet old neighbor Sabrina. She and Mae were tight. She stayed with her when Ryan and I went to the hospital when Maggie was on her way. 




We met the York's for lunch and playtime! Such a special friendship!


Sadly, we said our goodbyes, and excitedly got home to daddy! 


We love Charlotte, but are so thankful to be home with family so nearby. So thankful we are just a long car trip away to cure the blues!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

two. four.

Maggie and Mae are officially out of the baby stage and are our sweet 2 and 4 year old. I look at them and still wonder how I got so lucky. I wanted to document some of the sweet things this season brings us with their cute and unique personalities. 

two. 



Maggie is sweet and spicy. She is the best little snuggler, yet can be so sassy and spunky, too. Her thumb suck and blanket hold to her face, owns me. She is talking SO much lately that Ryan and I catch ourselves looking at each other in mourning the loss of not having a baby in our house. She is a great sleeper, naps 1-3 or 4 daily and sleeps from 8pm to 7am or later. She is still in her crib, but did great on a recent trip, that we will be moving her to a big girl bed soon! She loves LOVES books and to read. Her favorite thing to do these days is get outfits out of the closet and lay them out with matching shoes and a matching bow for her 'baby'. Her little voice is the sweetest. She says "I don't know, mommy" all day long even when she does 'know'. She asks 'why' 2,000 times a day and is learning so much in her new little toddler world. She loves school, loves friends, and likes to pretend they are babies and talks to them in her mommy/baby voice. Maggie is a MAMA's girl, through and through. She loves music and to sing and dance. She is the one that keeps us on our toes, makes the biggest messes, but makes us so happy she completed our little family. 

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four. 



Mae is the sweetest, most kind, rule-following, child I have ever been around in all of my teaching, babysitting, and time with other kids. She is a mommy-pleaser, great big sister (of course, she has her moments), and LOVES babies. She takes a car seat, diaper bag, baby, and paci everywhere we go. I love sneaking in on her conversations with her babies and hearing things I say, come out of her mouth to her baby. She loves school, loves her teachers, loves to learn, and is always wanting to learn more. She knows all her numbers, letters, and most sounds. She can spell her first and last name, Maggie's name, and knows all of her shapes. She knows our address. She loves Jesus. She is always asking to pray for others. She still is one of the few 4 year olds I know that naps daily. Never has missed one in her life. She is a girly girl, but loves sports and to play rough, too. She tells Ryan and I randomly she loves us out of no where and it melts us in a puddle. She will tell me I am pretty almost daily. She literally makes my heart burst with pride that I get to call her mine and that she gave me the title 'mama'.