My parents treated us to a day at the circus today. I was super nervous it was going to be a complete disaster with three 2 year olds in a new environment with loud noises, bright lights, and lots of people all happening over their strict lunch time. However, once again, my girls surprised me! They did wonderful and loved every minute of it. Mallory was clinched to her Nana most of the time, heart beating out of her chest from the excitement. She was focused and was soaking in every second. Taylor was in Meme's lap and was on the edge of her seat. She was pointing, laughing, and clapping. Sammy switched seats between her Grandpops and her Mama. She was captivated by each act but would slowly loose interest and look around only to get pulled right back in with the next act. I kept them happy by giving them snacks and water. The show last 2.5 hours with a small intermission where we spent the whole time waiting in line for the bathroom and letting the girls run around a little bit. Taylor says her favorite part was the lions, Mallory's favorite was the elephants, and Sam's favorite was the horses. We had a great time and I can't wait to take them again next year.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We were so excited to get out of the city for the 4th of July. We headed down to Caney Creek where my in-laws have property. Tragically, the house that Brian's grandfather and father built, burnt down last year. So we purchased a new travel trailer that we will park down there. There is enough room for the girls to sleep together on the big bed and Brian and I to sleep on the bunks. We managed to have a fun weekend all together.
Taylor and Mallory love the Jet ski. Taylor likes to go fast and Mallory "I wide no fast". We convinced Sammy to get on between Mommy and Daddy however she could only handle going as slow as it would go for about 30 yards and back, but I'm proud that she got on it.
The girls all had a blast swimming in the water. They have become so much more comfortable in the water the past week. Mallory loved jumping in and out of the floats. Taylor wanted to swim and Sam wanted to jump off the ladder. Here they are with Nana and Pawpaw.
Eating at a table and not in high chairs is pretty new for us. They did okay... There was always a huge mess under them and it was difficult sometimes to keep them in their seats but it worked in the trailer. They are so cute when they want to feed each other.
Mallory is the only one that would cooperate for a picture in their 4th of July outfits. Sam wouldn't come any closer, she wanted to stand there. And Taylor... well, it was full on tantrum mode for her.
The girls all slept together in the queen bed. We put noodles under the sheet along the edges but I guess it didn't stop Sammy. She is sound asleep half on the bed and half off.
Another moment of cuteness when we were practicing "Cheese" for the camera and they all showed us their string cheese. So cute, these girls.
Friday, June 19, 2015
My kids are 2. They are 2! I can't believe it. We had another huge celebration for their 2nd year of life on June 6th and it was a blast. The girls can't get enough of Bubble Guppies on Nick Jr. so we decided that they would love a Bubble Guppies party. I wanted to give them something to be excited for and also something that wouldn't be too cheesy.
(Warning: Picture overload)
(Warning: Picture overload)
The weather was pretty nice, just hot here in Houston. I had food and cake inside and multiple stations set up in our back yard for all of the kids. We also had our photo booth set up inside which was a huge hit with the kiddos.
I used paper lanterns to make the orange guppies and my MIL made all of the jellyfish.
I set up pictures of the girls from 13 months to 23 months.
Our photo booth (Snap Happy Photos) was set up in the office so our guests could get there picture taken.
I made the banner, food labels, and cake decorations.
My Aunt Maeleen made the cake. It was beautiful but more importantly... Delicious!
Outside, we had multiple stations set up for the kids to play. We had a race track, small play ground, large playground, chalk/color table, bubbles station, human bubbles, and ball pit. I wanted to make sure there was enough for all of the kids and for different age ranges.
The girls were pretty shy and overwhelmed at first. But after a while they opened up a bit and had lots of fun.
Kissing Molly because she is their favorite.
We got them this Radio Flyer roller coaster and here they are riding it for the first time. Mal and Taylor loved it.
The human bubbles didn't work like I planned. I'm not sure anyone got them past their knees.
They were a little weary about the candles. Notice Sam's face.
Sam sure does love cake.
The first gifts they saw were their new scooters from our awesome neighbors. They had to play around a little before opening the rest of the gifts.
Things got a little chaotic while opening presents. They were distracted very easily and wanted to play with each present they opened.
Thank you to everyone that came and thanks for all of the wonderful gifts. The girls had a blast celebrating their 2nd birthday!