Friday, October 26, 2012

Brown Eyed Girl | Six Month Photos

I'll post pictures from Sydney's birthday party soon, but in the mean time, I wanted to share Lillian's six month photos. These were actually taken a few weeks ago, but I'm behind in posing. I can't believe she's already half a year old!

Home girl is still topping the charts at 19lbs, 4oz. Her doctor and I had a good laugh yesterday at her checkup when she said she had to give the "chunky thigh" alert so the nurse would come in with the right sized needle for Lillian's shots! :) Poor baby girl about jumped off the table when they gave her the first one! Not a happy camper.

She has so much personality already. She sits up, is a lightning-fast army crawler, loves blowing raspberries, is super strong, has gorgeous brown eyes, cracks up when she sees herself in the mirror, and already enjoys swiping toys from her sister!

Raspberry blowing exhibit A.

We love you miss Lillian!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Three years old!

Happy birthday to the prettiest, funniest, sassiest, little girl I know! 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Fall Y'all!

Shopping for a Halloween costume has been a frustrating experience. Not for the girls, it’s easy to find costumes for them, I’m talking about finding a costume for me.

I’ve been to multiple Halloween stores and it’s the same at every one, no matter what you are looking for, it only comes in the “sexy” version. I have a hard time believing that all of the women out there want to wear a 2-inch skirt and matching corset for Halloween. There were one or two costumes here and there that did not involve a tutu and leggings, but they were around the $50 mark, which is more than I’m willing to spend.

I’m coming to the conclusion that the problem is not that this is what most women want to wear, but that this is what 20-somethings want to wear and 99% of the costumes for sale are geared towards them. I’m guessing this is because the rest of the women out there, the ones like me, moms, 30-somethings, and those who are no longer interested in doing keg stands, either a) have more time and creativity than I do and make their own costumes or b) no longer dress up for Halloween. And unlike me, the costume industry knows this and has adjusted their offerings accordingly.

Well, I have no intention of letting go of my Halloween costume fun yet. As Michael Pritchard once said, “We don’t stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing.” So, I guess it’s time to start getting creative. We’ll see what I’m able to come up with in the few short days I have left before the weekend arrives.

Moving on.

We’ve been keeping busy with fall things like bonfires, smores, bundled up walks, and good red wine. I love this cozy time of year.

The field is down now, which makes it a prime spot for exploring, running, and hitting golf balls.

Grandpa, converting a young new army of Apple product loyalists.

Sydney and I went on a neighborhood leaf hunt for a craft project. She also decided we needed to collect some pine cones.

Super simple craft. Just press some leaves for a few days, then sandwich between two sheets of contact paper!

These two crack me up. Such a love/hate relationship, as I suspect many toddler relationships are. I want to play with you, but on MY terms and everything is MINE!

The next few days are going to be crammed full of more fall goodness, like baking, wine with girlfriends, a legendary Halloween party, an hopefully, if I can squeeze it in, another trip to the Orchard! Let's just hope I get my act together and don’t have to show up to any of the above mentioned activities in a “sexy smurf” costume, though that would make a family trip to the Orchard more interesting.