Monday, August 25, 2008

Through the years...

Well, we are not in school yet, so we don't do the first day of school pictures, but we always have a new outfit for the first football game of the year so we do kickoff pictures! Here are pictures of the girls in their new outfits.

And can you believe that we haven't had a football game in over 9 months!?! Skylar was born the Tuesday after out first game and she just turned 9 months old on Wednesday so she will be participating in her first football game as a spectator too!

And here are a few pictures from the past. These are the last 2 years of Morgan's kickoff pictures! Can you believe how much she has changed? And yet she is still such a cutie pa-tootie!

Her very First Year Morgan was 4 months old-
And last year she was 16 months old-it was her first day of Twizzlers!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Quickie

Just wanted to share a few pics of the kiddos. Morgan just loves her little "Skylar Bug!" It is so cute to see Morgan lovin' on her. Here is a picture from a week or so ago when she wanted to hold Skylar. Skylar, since going mobile, does not like to be held for too long, but she does love her sister too.

They have stated wrestinling too, which is quite comical! Morgan will go over and lay on top of Skylar and let her pull her hair while she tickles her and they just laugh at each other. Then I tell Morgan to lay next to Skylar and let her tackle her. Skylar will just climb all over Morgan and pull her hair and laugh! Morgan and Skylar both just love it!! It is so stinkin' cute!

We went to the second Cowboy Footabll scrimmage yesturday and it just plum tuckered Skylar out. She fell asleep in the car on the way home and she just didn't want to wake up so I laid her down in the family room to make Morgan dinner thinking she would wake up right away, but apparently it was pretty comfy there on the floor!

Monday, August 11, 2008

a "priceless" moment

As I sit here at my computer listening to my daughters laugh at each other from their respective beds I am reminded of a list I made a couple of days ago.

Well, the day was Thursday August 7th. I was 28 +1 and thought I was going to very well loose my mind the day before, so Thursday I attempted to take a different approach to life and I made a list of the things that made me crazy so that I could maybe get a chuckle instead of pulling my hair out. Now that I am 28 +1 I have to think about things such as these and I do not want to loose my hair-it's bad enough I may loose my mind!

The number of wet, stinky, smelly diapers changed: 12
The number of times Morgan went pee-pee on the big potty: 6
The number of times Mommy had to dance around the house as if on hallucinagens celebrating the successes of the potty: 6
The number of accidents Morgan had on the floor: 1
The number of times Morgan asked me, "Mommy, what are you doing?": 86
Being able to stay home to participate and document these funny occassions: priceless

Now, there are a few things to be said of each of these moments. Well, okay not really each one-we don't need to talk about all of the stinky wet nasty diapers I had to change. end of discussion there. But 6 times going pee pee on the potty-not bad! And that was in a matter of about 4 hours. Only one accident in 4 hours is pretty good, but the one accident-I think she was storing that one up just for me-she's like a camel that one. And Bryan made a comment the other day about this woman on T.V. making an absolute fool of herself just to make her kids laugh at her and here was his reply, "Oh, my God-can you imagine having to do that everyday?" Much to his suprise he got quite an earfull!!! Hello! McFly...what the heck do you think I do all day? I do not very well sit around in my diamond earrings and little black dress awaiting your arrival. I am pretty sure that as the words escaped from his mouth he took a deep breath in trying to get them back, but sounds travels faster than your brain can filter sometimes. Hallucinogens...maybe, but it is definately worth a good belly laugh from your babies to act like a fool sometimes!

And, oh, my we have not gotten to the "why" phase of toddler-hood, but what we are at right now is quite possibly just as annoying-if you will. "Mommy, what are you doing?" "Mommy, what are you doing?" Anyone else experience this? Whoa! You have to just laugh and hope they grow out of it fast!

And here is a cute picture we took the other day when Morgan wanted to hold Skylar. Skylar is really busy now and did not love the fact that her sister was restraining her, but we had to act fast and snap a picture-it was too cute.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kiddo Update

Well, it's been a busy few weeks here, but just wanted to share some pictures and a few updates on what we've all been up to.

Skylar is just develping every single day! And amazing us all! She has started crawling and babbling and is pulling herself up to standing in her crib-all of which happened while mommy was at a Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City. But glad that daddy got to see it first since he will be missing out on all the excitment for the next few months. Skylar is wanting to do everything that Morgan is doing, much to Morgan's dismay.

Morgan is just talking up a storm and doing so well. She is just a happy little toddler girl questioning everything we do and challenging us at every opportunity. She knows a lot of new songs- "abc's"-and doesn't miss any letters, "twinkle, twinkle", "take me out to the ballgame"-daddy's favorite, and many more... she loves to sing and dance and be outside in the nice warm weather.
Bryan has gone back to work and the Cowboys had their first official practice yesturday. He is so excited for the season this year and will be on the sidelines instead of in the box, so look for him on T.V.! They have 7 home games this year, so we would love to see you all up to visit! Take a look at the schedule!

I have been adjusting to life without Bryan around and playing with the girls. I just got back from Utah where I got to spend 3 1/2 days stamping at a Stampin' Up! convention with over 6,000 demonstrators!

Here are a few pics from the last few weeks:
Oh boy, are we in trouble!

Skylar is just a busy little bee! Into everything!

Another picture of Morgan

what a sweetheart!