Snow Day

Here are some pictures from last weeks “little” snowfall, we had a lot of fun playing in it and sledding down our little hill. Layla seemed to enjoy it a little more this time. She loves being pulled in the sled although she is still not very fond of her sister throwing snow in her face. We are working on that.

More snow is on the way!!!!

PIF- Follow up

Well it was easy to pick 3 recipients for the Pay it Forward post, Beth, Rachel and Lizzie.  Beth and Rachel I already have your addresses, and Lizzie I just sent you an email to get yours.  I will put something in the mail to you on Monday.  Now the idea is to pass this along to 3 more people, in a blog if you have one or just to friends if not.  Thanks for playing!

Snow, Snow and more Snow!!!

So it has been snowing for over 24 hours now!! Giving Justin a snow day- yeah. It was a lot of fun to have Daddy home all day, and I got breakfast in bed which I will never complain about. While attempting to sleep in this morning Maggie kept coming in of course and finally got back into bed to talk to Mommy. Of course I was very quiet and not really responding to her, she had to get my attention. She leaned in my face for what I thought was going to be a kiss and after I kissed her she kept smiling with this funny look. I said Thank you for my kiss, and she corrected me that it was not a kiss, she
“was giving me a smile” it was the sweetest kind of kiss and how could I not smile after that.

What better way to start off the day!

The Greatest Noise!!

Tonight after putting the girls to bed I heard a few little noises at first and then before long Layla was hysterical laughing. Every few minutes I would hear Maggie laugh a little bit, but you could tell she was trying to hold it in probably so Mommy wouldn’t come in and tell her to get back in bed. After about a half hour I had to peek in and see what was going on, Maggie was so busy entertaining Layla that she didn’t even see me watching. She had one of her babies peeking into the crib and playing hide and seek with the baby and her little sister. They played for about an hour and then I guess they both finally passed out, what an awesome sound to hear them laughing and playing together. Really brings back memories of nights when I was younger and playing after bedtime with my brothers and sisters, I can still hear my dad yelling to us to go to sleep or else. I’m not really sure what the “or else” was we never did find out, but I know we spent many hours laughing and playing in our beds. I feel so lucky to have been raised in a family with siblings who of course had their fights but always loved each other and had fun!! I pray my girls will be as lucky to always have a best friend in each other as I have been with my siblings. To all my brothers and sisters I hope you know how much I love you and I wish we could all see each other more, I miss you all everyday. And speaking of siblings- Happy Belated Birthday Sam!!

The Catch Up!!

So – a lot has been going on around our household and there has not been much time to write, but I’m going to attempt to do some catching up right now. Maggie decided about 2 weeks ago (after a huge meltdown about going on the potty) that she was ready for panties. Well it was a rough couple of days and there was nothing positive happening with it, just a lot of laundry. Therefore I decided we needed to try this a different way and we found some Princess Pull Ups- and they worked miracles. I’m not sure if it was just timing, the Cool Alert (whatever that really means), or maybe the Hershey Kisses but Maggie has been dry and clean for 2 weeks now. YEAH!!! Today we are back to panties- so we’ll see how it goes. So far this morning has been very successful. Having only 1 in diapers has been great, of course the amount of time the 3 of us spend in the bathroom is putting a damper in our day. Our bathroom is very small and there is only one!!!

Layla is already 10 months old, I cant believe how fast it has gone. She is still just army crawling around, she pushes up but will not move. She has no problem moving around the house, and will stand if you put up. I’m sure she’ll eventually decide to pull up and then it will all be over. So I am not rushing it, and the army crawl really helps to keep the hard wood floors clean. She is babbling a lot, and laughs all day especially at her big sister.

Winter has hit WI pretty hard the last couple of weeks with snow and cold but we are surviving our first winter and keeping the house warm. We are still looking for a new nanny Part Time, Megan is back at home doing her internship but has come back to visit. Maggie still talks about her all the time! I was planning to go back to coaching a couple of evenings but so far no luck we’ll see hopefully in the next month. Leotard Crazy has been going really well and keeps me very busy and at the computer a lot which explains my lack of posts.

Well I guess that is all for now- hope you are all having a great weekend and enjoy the game tomorrow- Go Pats!!!


PIF- Pay It Forward

So awhile back I mentioned the Mommy Blogs I have been reading and there are some fun and great things they do on them. One of my favorite blogs is Melissa the Mouth, she is a mother of 2 girls who are very close in age to Maggie and Layla. Her blog is always entertaining and easy for me to relate to. She recently was the recipient of a Pay It Forward “chain letter,” and is keeping it going. I was randomly chosen by Melissa to receive a surprise from her in the mail and I intend to keep it going. The way to get a little special something from me is to leave a comment to this message. On Wednesday night I will be randomly choosing 3 people and sending them something. More info to come on Wednesday!!

Preschool Already!

I can’t believe it we are already looking into Preschool’s for Maggie. Yesterday we went on a tour of a great school right here in Hartland, Wee Know School. It was an awesome school and Maggie had a blast, I think she would have been fine if we just left her there for the whole morning. We will hopefully be able to get her in for next September, registration is next month and guess there classes fill up fast. The school itself is in an old schoolhouse with a gym for those days when the kids can’t go outside. The gym is filled with bikes, swings a playhouse, a stage and so much for the kids to do. Their outside area is 8 acres with everything from walking trails to a small sledding hill. I want to go back to Preschool sounds like a lot more fun than work.

Dressed & Ready for the Game!!

So yes I know I have really been slacking on posts and pictures, but winter in WI has hit our house pretty hard this last week. Maggie started with a cold and fever last weekend and was nice enough to pass it on to Layla who got the worst of it. Finally, today she seems back to herself now its just listening to the cough which they say can last up to 4 weeks.

They are both getting so big I have added a few new photos from us around the house since that is the only place we’ve really been lately. And yes Beth I also added the sledding pictures from when you were. Sorry it took so long.

We are ready to hang out today and watch some football and I know you will all routing for the Patriots! HaHa! Have Fun and enjoy the games!

So Far Behind!

Beth & Maggie

Well I have really slacked on pictures and posts life has been a little crazy.

We had a great visit with Beth and I have started to add her pictures. We went to a new children’s museum close to our house, the Children’s Play Gallery is an interactive museum with art activities, a stage, a great play house and a big Pirate Ship. Maggie was not too fond of the Pirate Ship but she loved the Playhouse. Layla got to play in her own little area where she loved the Ladybug with the blocks. We also spent the day at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee, and what a great place that is. Daddy did not get to come but Maggie is excited for when he can come with us. I did not add those pictures yet but they will be coming in a few days.

Right now we are battling with colds and Bronchial infections- just the trials of our first winter in Wisconsin. Hopefully the girls will be healthy by this weekend and we can get out again.

And Beth- yes the first sledding pictures with you are on our camera they will be coming soon!