Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day, it was a great day here. I can’t believe its all over already. All the anticipation and preparing it is hard to watch it all end in just a few minutes. I love watching Maggie open her presents because she truly enjoys each one and wants to open the box and play with them immediately. She is so appreciative for each and every one I hope it stays like this as she gets older. Layla was of course so happy with every present as well, she would have been happy to have just the paper. Our stockings are still hanging and haven’t been emptied yet, I guess they will be the surprise for tomorrow. I love that Christmas can last just a little bit longer.

Pictures- Coming Soon!

Santa are you watching?

Well we are finishing our last minute Santa preparations. Today we made our cookies for Santa and of course enjoyed a few ourselves. Maggie is getting very excited for Santa to come, she was very eager to make cookies for him and wants to know if he will take them back to the North Pole with him.

Today Wisconsin winter really hit, with the wind and cold. With the wind chill I believe we were below zero, not bad for baking cookies. A little rough for sitting in a football stadium. Justin and his Dad braved the cold to watch the Bears beat the Packers. And for that win Justin says it was worth it.

Tomorrow night Santa comes so I’m sure we will be busy but we will try to get Christmas pictures on as soon as we can!

Santa Attempt #2

Today I decided to venture to the mall with both girls and try for another Santa picture. Not too bad for the second time around, Maggie was actually excited to see Santa and after the picture she stayed on his lap and talked to him. Layla on the other hand- well you can see how excited she was. Hey, I figure only 1 crying were getting better, maybe we should try one more time. No thanks, we will wait till next year and hope for the best!

Maggie and I made our first Gingerbread house the other day and it is quite interesting. Of course I made it with Graham crackers because I was not about to attempt the baking and construction of a big one. It ended up being a lot for fun her, of course I think that had something to do with the M&M’s. She keeps asking when we can actually eat the house itself but I think we will skip eating that this year. There is a lot of frosting holding it together and fixing any cracks we made.

Christmas is only 6 days away!! Are you ready?

Oh No- Whats on my head?

Just a couple of pictures from bath time tonight. Obviously Daddy was helping out and couldn’t resist some great pictures.

Well the weekend is over and believe it or not the tree is done!! YEAH! I wasn’t sure it would actually happen but we did and I think it looks beautiful. Maggie was a huge help and loved putting her special ornaments on the tree, she hasn’t moved too many as of today. I don’t think she likes that some needles fall off when you take them off. So that should help her leave them there. We will get some pictures soon. Now maybe tomorrow we can get the lights outside.

Layla has a tooth! It has taken forever but 1 tooth has finally come through. We had no idea she was teething she is still such a happy baby who makes lots of noise. We thought that since Maggie was such an early talker maybe Layla would be our quiet one. We were wrong she babbles all day and is already saying a few words. As far as crawling she still doesn’t get it, but that does not slow her down. If she wants something she will get it.

Winter in Wisconsin!

“We don’t get that much snow here anymore” that was what we heard when we moved here. But of course this year the snow has started early and just keeps coming. It is snowing again today so we will not be doing any shopping again, Christmas is almost here and we have nothing done! I am not complaining, yet, we have been enjoying bringing Maggie to play in it and are hoping Santa will bring a sled for Layla and then she may enjoy it more.

This week has been a little crazy and unfortunately we have not gone out with the girls much, Daddy has been working a lot and I’m trying to get over something. I lost my voice for a few days which Justin has not complained about. Talking to Maggie has been interesting she keeps asking why we have to be quiet. Hopefully we will be rid of it before the weekend is over.

My goal for the weekend is to get the tree finished, so far it just has lights!

Snow Day!

Playing with Dad

Our first Wisconsin Winter- and we are really enjoying it. Today has been full of SNOW. Well it actually started out as sleet but quickly turned into snow and it has been beautiful ever since. Lots of big fluffy snowflakes! Justin has done lots of shoveling and I’m sure will be doing lots more before the night is over.

He had off this morning and got to play outside with Maggie and they both enjoyed the time together and the snow. The shovel sled was a big hit! Hopefully Justin will be working a short day and we can enjoy an early night at home.

It seems like a great day to decorate the tree and get our house in the Christmas spirit!

The Christmas Tree- Before

The Christmas Tree- Before

After visiting Santa yesterday we were going to go as a family to pick out our Christmas Tree. Something I thought was very important to do as a family, Justin did not agree and he won this battle. I’m not sure why I thought it had to be done together and I can’t believe I’m going to say this but he was right.

I had this vision of us going in the snow and taking pictures while he was cutting down the tree. His vision was standing there with 2 crying children, and trying to get the tree out while carrying 2 children. And I’m sure his vision was more realistic.

After the trauma of seeing Santa I decided to let him go by himself. And our tree is beautiful and I can’t wait to see it decorated. I’m hoping the Christmas Elves will come tonight and do the job!

Mommy Blogs

So, the thing about this whole new approach and writing more is that I actually have to have something to write about. Who wants to hear about what I do everyday I think my life is pretty fun and my girls keep me busy but will anyone else really care. Well for all my family and friends who come to the site to see the girls feel free to go directly to the pictures, I will never know the difference and I wouldn’t be offended. Justin has been pushing me to write more since we started this site as a blog, my response was “who wants to hear about me and what we do everyday, its just normal Mommy stuff” well I was wrong. Over the last few months I have found many “Mommy blogs” and I am addicted. Its an amazing world when you can sit down at the end of the day and connect with moms who are going through the same thing as you, sometimes at the same time. Even though you don’t know them personally it is easy to connect and get advice without ever having to offend them if you don’t agree. Our Moms had the phone and we have the computer!