February 29, 2012

Wednesday Randoms

On Monday, the girls went to the dentist for the first time!
Surprisingly they did ahhhmazing...





We also had a playdate at the mall with one of my favorite ladies ever, Kati and her niece. I heart Kati so much, and we go way back. So far back in fact, that I have pictures of us in our early years, doing a "cheerleading pyramid" on my step-dad's back when we were ohhh 6? Oh yes, and I was rockin' the sprout on top of my head, because apparently it was cool back then? We knew it was true love when she left my school in grade school and we ran into each other in college and instantly knew each other. True love fo sho. Love that girl.


Carly harrassed her sister this week, as always.

... and Lidia returned the favor.

We (as in the husband) finished the new floors in the girls' bathroom. LOVE THEM!

Lidia found a new hiding spot... in my closet. Oh boy...

I'm sooo cool, that I fell asleep when my daughter did... on a Saturday night. On the couch, no less :)

We decided that popsicles are appropriate for a nightly routine... so what if its winter?!


Papa made Lidia laugh... really hard. And it was sooo cute. Love them together.



We found out that Lidia thinks that tying a blanket around her neck and calling herself a super hero, is the bees knees. She has quite the imagination! She also says, "Super Hero Lidia to the RESCUE!" I die. Love her.
And finally, Carly got her {second round} of tubes put in today and adenoids taken out. She was pretty much a wreck right after surgery and waking up from anesthesia, but did GREAT the rest of the day! This would be the fourth time in less than two years for our family and tubes. Hoping its the last!

How's your week going?!

February 28, 2012

5 seconds with Carly, House Projects, and our weekend....

I've always talked about how my little, sweet, innocent, baby girl Carly is always on the go, yes?
Well if I haven't explained it enough...this little girl is On.The.Go.All.The.Time.
I think it has even gotten worse in the past few weeks, if that's possible.
This weekend the husband and I looked at each other with pleading eyes and said, "What did we do to this child to make her so craaaazy??"
Nothing.
That's just who she is.
And that's why we love her!
Although, it gets very frustrating to say the least, when it's 9pm, and she thinks it party time.
Sorry for party rockin'?
Yea. She thinks so.
So here's a little gander into 5 seconds of mayhem with my little sis at her doctor's appointment yesterday...
Ok so it doesn't look that bad, in fact these pictures are of her SITTING DOWN, which is unheard of.
But she kept me on my toes that entire time in the waiting room.
Playing peek-a-boo, clapping, and singing songs, pulling down all the "doctors toys," trying to climb off the chair and table, and my fav??
SCREAMING at her reflection in the mirror.
"NOO! Go away baby! BYE!!!!!"
She's cray cray.
Except when the doctor came in, she was all sweet and cuddly and quiet.
Isn't that how it always works?!
Master manipulater.

But moving on.

Our weekend consisted of Extreme Home Makeover; Fritz edition.
That's right.
After almost two years in our house, we've decided to start doing some updates.
And we started where it needed it the most.
THE DREADED KITCHEN.
I will {eventually} show you the before pictures, but lets just leave you for now with one word to describe our kitchen: AWFUL.
So we decided to paint the walls aqua tint and paint the cabinets, doors, and all the trim white.
The walls are completely painted and we are about halfway done with the cabinets. It's a loooong process but it will be sooo worth it!
Here's the only picture I have from my phone of our updated kitchen walls so far, and I absolutely love the color!
Obviously there will be more pictures when it's completely finished! (Hopefully next week!)


And while I was working away in the kitchen, the husband was installing new floors in the girls' bathroom!
He got the floors done within 24 hours and I couldnt be happier with the finished product, or more proud!
Like I said, the floors are completely done, but I don't have a picture of the finished product on my phone so this picture will have to do... aren't they purdddy??!


While we slaved away at the house all weekend, of course we didn't neglect the babes!
No, they didn't go hang out at Grandmas (Although at one point I wanted them to!) But they were with us the whole time and did great for the most part!
That's why this process is taking longer than expected, we are going at our own (and the girls own) pace.
Although I'm sure Grandma wouldn't mind an afternoon with the girls, so we will see if that happens to be able to finish up! :)

Anyway, here's what the girls were up to!
They played outside on bikes while we were outside painting, sanding, cutting tile, etc.
They played "babies and house" inside while we were inside.
They tortured each other. (duh)
...and played Connect Four and a Fishing Game... oh wait maybe that was during the week.
I may, or may not be losing my mind from this house project stuff :)
Either way, they had a good weekend too!
Boom.


February 22, 2012

So What Wednesday! {Link-up}

So what... if we love the Thomas the Train trainset at Barnes and Noble, a little playplace action at the mall, and some foodcourt lovin' for something to do during the week. All you other mamas do too... you know it :)

So what... if I Lidia was in a no-sleeve dress at the mall... IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER... because its better than the huge fit she threw earlier that day about clothes of course AND she has a winter coat on when we go outside. So we're good, right??

So what... if my kids love to lounge on chairs, watch other kids, and straight up chill while at another indoor playplace. Girlfriends' have to rest! Because they were up and down slides, swinging on swings, and playing basketball all morning. All inside. During winter. Backyard adventures, you save our lives. Thankyouverymuch.

So what... if as soon as we walk inside ANYWHERE. And I mean ANYWHERE... Lidia has to immediately take her pants, shoes, and socks off. Girlfriend has to be comfortable. Previously said Backyard Adventures was no exception. The momma judgey eyes were surely on me that day. So what! :)

So what... while we were at Backyard Adventures Lidia said, "Look MOM! (Yes, Mommy and Momma have been replaced with MOM these days... tear) Look MOM! Its a telescope!" and at the moment I realized my child is a genius because I have no clue if it even was a telescope or where she learned the word telescope from. Genius, I say.

So what... if we found out on Monday that Carly has to get tubes put in for the second time. This would be the FOURTH TIME for our family in two years between the two girls. Wowza. I'm like a pro at this by now wouldn't you say?

So what...if Carly's ENT consultation appointment on Monday for tubes was during her naptime, (Seriously ENT doctors office appts suck! You have to wait over a month to get in!) so she was a little sleepy head. She laid on me in the doctors office like so....

... and when we got home from her appointment, while I was grabbing her milk for naptime.... She laid on the ground, said, "I sooo tired!" and closed her eyes. She kills me. I love that girl.
Sooo what are you saying, "So what?!" to?
Link up!