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It was a busy week around here getting ready for
Santa. We started out our week with lots of snow of course which made some things a little hard but gave us a beautiful White Christmas. The snow didn’t stop our Mom’s and Tots group from a great Christmas party and my girls had to dress for the occasion. Maggie got a new pair of boots but knew that if she wore them out in the snow she would not be allowed to wear them at the party. She proceeded to put her snow boots on and carried her “fancy” boots. Layla was a little upset that Maggie had a dress and she didn’t so her dress was a little big but still looked adorable.  I know we are in trouble if we are this picky with our clothes at this young age.  The teenage years should be fun.

Christmas Eve was busy with Santa preparations Maggie and I spent the day making cookies and our Gingerbread house. Which thanks to Justin is still standing. Then it was time for our new Jammy’s and going to bed to wait for Santa. It was hard to go to sleep which made it a late night for Mom and Dad.

Christmas Day was so much fun watching the girls faces when they came down the stairs was priceless. We unfortunately did not get to make the trip to Justin’s grandparents because he came down the stomach bug. It ended up okay, we spent the day in our Jammy’s and enjoyed our new toys.

Today we are going down to Grandma and Grandpa’s to continue Christmas.

Happy New Year everyone, have a safe holiday.

Easter Bunny!!!


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Well we took the girls to see the Easter Bunny on Tuesday and as you can see things did not go as planned. I was glad Justin was there and at least we got a family picture out of it. Layla loved the Bunny and the only reason she looks a little unhappy is because she  wanted to look at the bunny and touch him. Maggie on the other hand wanted nothing to do with him, it took us awhile to even get her out of the stroller and when she finally did it was to hide behind my legs. Finally she agreed to sit on Daddy’s lap.

We saw a white Easter Bunny last week at an Egg Hunt so after we left Maggie was very interested as to why the Bunny changed colors! We have another Egg Hunt this weekend so we’ll see what color we get this time!

Happy Valentines Day!!!


I hope everyone had a wonderful day- and what a surprise we got more snow.

We celebrated yesterday with our friends from our Mom and Tots Group, and for once I dressed the girls alike which as most of you know I normally don’t do, but they looked so cute.  Maggie loves her Pucker Up shirt and was very excited when Addyson had the same one on at the party.  We tried to get their picture but that did not happen, and as you can see taking a picture of our girls together did not go very well either.  I was the only one home and was afraid Layla was going to fall or jump off the couch. Layla does not sit still very well she is constantly on the move and talking more and more everyday.  She thinks she is actually talking but its just a whole lot of noise according to Maggie, the next word we are working on is Maggie, and she has a specific sound that she repeats every time she sees Maggie.  If she can hear Maggie but can’t see her she will point and start yelling until we take her to wherever Maggie is.

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!!!!

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!