... look what I did today for the first time!!!!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
... look what I did today for the first time!!!!!
I've been helping Daddy with all of the shoveling:
Rachel here. Today after completely dousing her lips in chapstick, THIS ONE declared "look at me... I a princess!" Say huh? A princess... please no. I'm not sure who she learned this from... but when I find out... there will be words. At least I still have THIS ONE... even if she does only have hair on one side of her head. :)
Monday, February 22, 2010
Cute right? :) I failed to realize until we were done with our photo shoot that her shoe was half off... life's a beach. Anyway... I decided to tackle this month's entry as a day in the life kind of go. I've got a couple of extra fun things to mention to, but we'll get to those in a few. Here we go!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Rachel here. I haven't done a good comparison in a while, so here you go! :) These are all the girls' 7th months. Reese is on the Left, while Emma Grace is on the Right. Seriously people... how are Bryan and I soooo lucky to have these two in our lives?!
Rachel here. I'd like to take this moment to apologize to my Aunt Kerry... I'm sorry for making you french braid my hair each and every time I would see you when I was little. :) I now know how annoying I must have been to you. I don't think I would have realized this though if I had not had a daughter of my own who requested from me this evening... "Mommy I have pitty hair!?" This is about as "pitty" as I got with this baby fine head of hair.
Rachel here. So I've been experimenting with coupons the last couple of months and have done an astronomical job at saving us hundreds... yes hundreds... of dollars thus far. I literally make our grocery list based on what is on sale that week, what I have/can find coupons for, and any promotional shenanigans they might have going on (for example a "buy 10 of these items for $10... and get $5 off of your total bill... blah di blah di blah). I made a list and had Bryan go out for me this past Saturday. He did great getting all the items at the various places... however, he came home with these from Food Lion:
Are we big Oreo eaters? No... we do love them... but we don't often eat them. HOWEVER... Bryan made a killing. He got these 4 packs of Double Stuf and 4 boxes of Cakesters for $3. YES... $3! The Oreos were buy 1 get 1 free, and then when he went to check out the cashier said "you know there is a coupon on that board for buy 1 Oreo get 1 Cakster free right?" Good god. So he brings this into the house along with Reese's peanut butter cups, peanut butter M&Ms, and cheesecake... and then he leaves town. I'm already losing the weight battle at the moment with him being gone, but now he does this to me! I sure hope he still loves me when I'm taking up 2 seats in an airplane/movie theater. ;)
Saturday after the birthday party of the decade, Grandma and Grandaddy came to watch Emma Grace and I. Mommy and Daddy went out for an early/quick dinner, just the two of them, for Valentine's Day. It was lovely for them! Don't worry though, they didn't forget about the baby sister and me...
... they got us these adorable little outfits for our Build a Bears! Aren't they cute?! We already had the bears, but Mommy wanted to get us something other than candy... seeing as how EG is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too young obviously, and I'm not permitted to take part in such luxuries very often. Instead of getting us tons of stuffed animals for each holiday (because we need them like holes in our heads), our bears will get new outfits instead (idea per an old friend of Mommy's!). Cute right?! Sadly Mommy couldn't get me to pose nicely for a picture and Emma just slobbers all over her's. :)
Okay we're not really sure how/when this happened... but Alyson is 1! We were blessed enough to attend the big shindig this past Saturday. It was filled with friends, cake, presents, and a little paci stealing. ;)
We saw this cardinal (at least that's what we're assuming he is) in our backyard the other day. He was nice enough to stay put until Mommy had time to grab the camera. We immediately thought of you. :)
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Rachel here. I thought it was about time for a little update on My Reesie. First off... I'm just not sure what I did to deserve two beautiful little girls, but I'll take them. :) Reese is turning into such a sweet mannerly little girl. Does she have her moments when you just want to strangle her? Of course. Thankfully they are truly few and far between. Honestly the only time you see her being ugly is when she's tired. Bedtime has become much more bearable. She still likes to give Daddy a hard time (she is not one to like to miss out on things, so if Daddy is home from being out of town or we have company... she screams bloody murder... good times), but compared to a couple months ago... it's like heaven. She says please and thank you, I'm sorry, excuse me... it's sweet to hear her say these things on a cuff when it's appropriate... she's really learning. She's very caring to all. Just the other day she came up to me, looked me in the eyes, and said "gimmee a kiss!" Ugh... I heart her so much. While she loves to play games with Daddy when it comes to giving him hugs and kisses, she loves to be affectionate with us.