Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hint Hint

I don't know.  Do you think our kid is trying to tell us he doesn't want the monitor in his room anymore? Looks like he pointed his camera at a Mr. James P Sullivan from Monsters Inc. 

Yes it freaked me out when I first looked at it.  Terrifying.  We get the hint, Tommy. :-)

You're My Best Friend!

We have heard throughout the year that Charlotte has a best friend.  She talks about her a little but I had no idea how intense this friendship really was until she was invited to her birthday party. 
Charlotte's best friend, Lakynn, turned 3 and had a party at My Gym.  It was the cutest thing ever! Charlotte was a little shy at first because she didn't know 70% of the people at the party but once she saw her bestie, the party was a GO!

It was a perfect party for 2 or 3 year olds.  Look at that trampoline action! Can you imagine all the giggling that was happening here?

They had this funky swing that they rode on together.

They also had this funky swing that they rode on together too.  They couldn't be separated!

I promise there were other kids at the party! You couldn't really tell with the two of them attached at the hip though.  They loved this ball pit at the end of a slide the most I think.

They had pizza at the party which is Charlotte's favorite.  Andrew looked at this picture and asked if they all had their own personal pizza.  Ha! Not quite but Charlotte did have 3 pieces!! She was hungry after all that play.

At one point during the party, they took Lakynn to another room and dressed her up to bring her back out for a birthday parade.  Before they brought her back out, they asked the kids where Lakynn went.  Charlotte jumped up and starting frantically looking for her and calling out for her.  Then they brought her out dressed like this.  They sang happy birthday and posed for pictures.  It was adorable.

Here's the birthday girl with her cake.  Both girls wanted pink cupcakes.  Lucky for them, there were exactly two!

Charlotte was the last one at the party.  She didn't want to leave.  I had to pull her out of there!

They are just two peas in a pod, aren't they?

Here's a video with all the party action.  Have you ever heard so much giggling in your entire life?? So much fun!! Happy birthday, Lakynn!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend 2016

For Mother's Day weekend, we got together with our family.  
 On Saturday we got to play with Wyatt.

 I'm not sure how Wyatt felt about us though. ;-)

 One of these days, we will get a wonderful picture with all three of them smiling and looking... but today is not going to be that day.

 All the pictures are cute of course but it's near impossible to get them to look and smile at the same time.

 Or to stop picking their nose. 
 Or to stop playing with each other's feet.

Actually even paying attention at all would be surprising.  Charlotte was playing with Wyatt until she got distracted by Tommy doing... well I have no idea what he's doing. 

But our kids definitely love their cousin Wyatt.  :-)

On Sunday we went out to eat at Mountain Jacks.  Charlotte had her favorite: butter with a little bread. :)

We kept the kids busy with movies on phones and we had a really nice dinner out.

I got a picture of the whole family and our server did a really great job! Wow, a picture that's not just kids! I don't have many of those on my phone. :)

It was a very lovely weekend.  Happy Mother's Day!!

Trikeathon 2016

Tommy and Charlotte's school held a trikeathon this year to raise money for St. Jude. We opened a fundraising page online and were extremely successful thanks to family and friends donating to such a great cause.  We offered to send thank you videos to everyone who donated and the kids held up their end of the bargain.  Here is a compilation of all our thank you videos. It turned out to be pretty funny.

During the same week, we also celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week.
I got this idea from Pinterest where it was executed much better.
But when it comes to donuts, I don't believe there can be any wrong way to give them, amirite? All the teachers really appreciated the donuts and we appreciate everything they have done for us these past five years.  It was a week full of giving.  Hopefully the kids learned a little and the world will be just a teeny bit of a better place.

People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend

These two do everything together. 
 They brush their teeth together.

 Have outdoor picnics together.

 Sit in chairs together...

 Make funny faces together...

 Ride in Target carts together...

 Watch Land Before Time together...

 Relax in the tub together...
Did I mention relax in the tub together? ;-)  

Throwback Tuesday: Charlotte's Two and a Half! (My Bad)

The poor second child.  I completely missed her 2.5 year post by two months!! AAHH!! The worst! Sooooo here goes Charlotte's two and half year post...

Charlotte, you are 30 months old as of March 21st! Your doctor's appointment recorded your stats, although incorrectly.  Your length was instead measured as a height at 34.8 inches.   This puts you in the 30th percentile for length.  If they would have had you actually lay down, I think your percentile would be a little more accurate.  You don't go from the 70th percentile to the 30th in 6 months.  But oh well.  It is nice to know what rides you will soon be able to ride! You weigh 29 pounds which is the 53rd percentile.  You are strong and prove it to us all the time by picking up something we had no idea you could lift.  You are hilarious. You also prove this all the time with your facial expressions, comments, the way you say things and play. You are a joy to be around.  You still constantly get comments on how beautiful your eyes are from strangers.  You love princesses, dinosaurs, blankets to lay over your babies so they can nap, cooking in your kitchen, soccer, bike riding, listening to music in the car and SINGING, books, your best friend Lakynn, counting things, your brother, and basically everything your brother likes.  You are incredibly sweet.  You use the phrase I love you frequently and at the best moments. 

 Look at that face! So tough!

 I believe this picture is your third viewing of the movie Zootopia.  Boy, does you love Officer Judy Hops!

You also are kind of enthused about being able to wear Tommy's old jammies. 

You love wearing dresses and skirts but you hardly have any at all.  This summer is going to be dress-tastic I have a feeling.

 Hey, is that Officer Hops?? ;-)

You love food but truly I think your favorite foods are soup and salad.  We can't eat either of those things without you coming over to sneak a few bites.  I suppose in this picture you had more than a few bites. :)

Look at those eyes.  Seriously.  This picture doesn't do them justice.

Your smile isn't too bad either.  Look at that joy!

 You and Tommy have so much fun together.  You have your moments where you don't get along but most all the time you are best friends.  It is so much fun to sit back and watch happen.

 Like this moment for example.  :-)

Happy 30 months Charlotte! We are so happy you are a part of our family.  Thank you for being you.
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