October 23, 2012

2 years

 

Matt,
Thank you for choosing me, for fighting for me, and never giving up on us.
We've been by each other through the better and through the worse. 
In these two years, we've definitley seen our worse.
But coming out of that, I truly know what they mean when "they" say marriage only gets better with time.
Because it does.
Obviously not every day is rainbows and butterflies, but I'm glad I have you even through the thunderstorms.
I love learning new (and sometimes annoying, yet cute) things about you, and you really do make me a better (and cleaner) person. (even if I hate to admit it!)
Thanks for making me laugh, spoiling me, complimenting me, loving me, and having patience with the girls when mine wears thin.
You are my forever.
I love you.
Happy two years babe!

(Sappy much? Geez!)

October 19, 2012

An hour in the life of L&C...



Put on The Lion King.
Fast forward to the "King Song"
Listen to girls scream in excitement.
Watch them start dancing.
Wait for the "RAWR" part of the song, and then laugh when they are on point.
Anticipate a fight coming on.
Watch the fight begin.
Carly starts it, obviously.
Lidia retaliates.
I constantly tell them to stop fighting.
They get over it (actually quite well this time!)
Lidia continues to dance.
I laugh at her mad dance skills.
Carly gets bored and runs off.
Lidia still dances and sings.
The song ends.
The girls ask for the "King Song AGAIN!"
(and again and again and again)

Put on repeat x 7 and you have a glimpse into an hour of our evening...

October 16, 2012

A hodge podge of collages

We are just over here with a case of the sickies (bad cold/cough and Lidia has strep throat) so not much has been going on with us, but I thought I'd give a few updates....

Little Miss Lidia:
She's still obsessed with her dance class. They are currently learning a dance routine that they are going to perform in one month! I'm excited (and nervous) to see how she will do in front of a big group of people. I'm sure it will go as great as strangers trying to talk to her. In other words, the pictures from the dance concert will most likely consist of Lidia in tears, or not on the stage at all. Yep. That's my girl ::sideeye:::
Also, her and Carly are both doing great at school. Due to an incident at their old daycare, we switched them to a new one last month and neither one of them skipped a beat! They still go only two days a week, but they seem to be learning so much more then before. They learn new songs each week, do alot of crafts, go on field trips, they have a weekly "theme,"(this week is fall, pumpkins, and halloween) both girls know the days of the week already, and much more. I'm so happy with the new school, because it really is more of a learning atmosphere then the other one and the girls love it. And? They come home sooo happy when I pick them up now... I don't know why. But seriously, they do....
This weekend both girls had a special Friday night. Aunt Bubs stopped by after work on Friday and asked if Carly could have a sleepover. I wasn't sure at first, because she wasn't feeling the best but I ended up saying yes. That meant that Lidia had her Mommy and Papa all to herself that night. That never happens!! And of course, that meant Carly had her Aunt Bubs all to herself! They played, ate, watched movies, etc. While Lidia and I  had a playdate at a friends house, then came home and played CandyLand with Papa! She got to stay up late and fall asleep in bed with us. It was such a great, relaxing, non-fighting with her sister type of night and very needed for all of us. Yes, we missed Carly (duh) but she was home early the next morning and of course, the fighting started immediately! The rest of their weekend was spent mostly at home because we found out that Lidia has strep throat. Poor girl, but she's doing better now with medicine!

(Top right pic? A dress Aunt Bubs and I sewed! I'm slowly trying to learn to sew)
So.... how about Miss Carly?
What has she been up to? Oh just talking and singing up a storm....

She was also sick this weekend but tested negative for strep. So there's nothing to do for the baby except lots of rest. Lately, she's been your typical two year old monster. Full of the grumpies and really into hitting and yelling. She's a joy let me tell ya... :)

BUT!

As of last week, she's potty trained! It just happened. One day she was in diapers, the next day she wanted nothing to do with them and has been in big girl underwear ever since! She's doing great!

Lately I've seen that fighting, arguing, and tantrum throwing has been a common theme between siblings in most families. I'd have to say that rings SO TRUE with my girls lately too. I don't know why they turn into these crazy lunatics that scream "YOURE NOT MY BEST FRIEND!" to each other, then the next minute they turn around and yell at ME for "BEING MEAN TO MY SISTER" but ya'll they are crazy. While yes, they fight like it's going out of style, they also turn around and play so good together. Bi-polar much? Yes. Anway, their favorite thing to do right now? Put on a talent show....
And that pretty much sums up our lives as of lately.
Dance.
Singing.
Fighting.
Talent shows.
The sickies.
Potty Training.

and next week?
These two will be celebrating two years of marriage.
Booyah.

October 11, 2012

We Believe...

We believe.... that impromptu trips to the park and the beach at nighttime are good for the soul.
We believe..... that Fall is the best season ever!
And that playing with and raking leaves is the coolest.
We believe.... that going to a circus *should* be very enjoyable and memorable....
.... but when you have a crazy, "I never sit still" toddler....
We believe.... that you have to leave at intermission.
So yes, the circus was memorable, but not that enjoyable :)
We believe... that old dog kennels make for the best fort/hiding place ever.
We believe....in gorgeous baby blue eyes watching Caillou.
By we, I mean the girls. I'm not a fan of Caillou.
And lastly, we believe... in documenting first haircuts.
(Monday, October 1st, 2012 was Lidia's first official haircut. Carly hasn't had one yet!)