Some New Pictures!!!


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I just wanted to share some new pictures from around the house last weekend. Sorry I haven’t had much time for writing lately and it just doesn’t seem like we’ve been doing too much lately. The girls are growing so fast and are so much fun. Maggie moved into a gymnastics class where she goes on her own. Well of course that was the idea but now Daddy is her teacher and of course she has decided he is Mr. Justin during class.

Layla has finally gotten more teeth!!! She is trying to talk and has figured out that the best way to communicate is to scream as loud as you can. Just kidding- although she does love to scream is has been trying to say words, her favorites are Aggie, juice, and Kix. Nodding yes and no have really helped her communicate.

We are still planning Layla’s 1st Birthday Party, yes I know this should be some huge party with all this planning- Ha Ha!! We are know looking to have Maggie and Layla’s parties together.

I Couldn’t Resist!!


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I’m sorry I couldn’t resist putting this picture on, how cute is she!! I can’t believe how big she is getting and what a strong personality she has, for the most part she is still very happy, but there is no doubt that she has a temper. I have just added a few pictures I have taken of Layla over the last week.

I know I haven’t been posting much but we have been so busy with work, and we are waiting for Spring to really start when we can get some great outside shots. We were teased last weekend with a beautiful weekend and we took full advantage, unfortunately this week has been rainy and cold. Hopefully this weather will change and we can finally celebrate Layla’s 1st Birthday.

Have a great weekend!!



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I can’t believe its been a year since our beautiful angel came into this world. Who would have known what an amazing little girl Layla would be. She has brought us so much joy and laughter in such a short amount of time.
We celebrated on Wednesday with our friends from the Moms & Tots Group, and Layla shared her cake and spotlight with Ben who turned a year on Wednesday. We have not celebrated at home or with family yet, we want to wait a few weeks and have a barbecue and a real 1st Birthday Party. As you can tell Layla truly enjoyed her cupcake and did not make too much of a mess because she could not waste any food. By the end there was almost no frosting left on her face because she kept taking it off and licking her fingers.
Before her party we went to the Doctor for her 1 year old visit, and she is doing great. She is 20lbs (25%-50%), and 29″ tall (50-75%), and is doing everything else right on time. Walking is still not much interest but she loves to stand and walks around the crib.

And finally to our Baby Girl who attracts attention where ever we go with that beautiful contagious smile. I hope you know how much we love you and how much joy you bring to us everyday. We look forward to watching you grow and figure out this world. We Love you and wish the Happiest Birthday!!!



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I know we have been Missing in Action lately but as evidenced by this picture we have been busy with Maggie and her new fashion career. Things are going well for her too, short skirts work great in this Wisconsin weather. The headbands are a real stylish added touch.

Life here has been crazy with the girls and work. We got Maggie into the Preschool we wanted so she will start in September going Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings. We are very excited and I’m sure she will love it. Layla is growing so fast, I can’t believe she will be a year old at the end of the month. What a crazy year it has been since her birth. She has finally decided to show us that she can crawl, although she does not do it at our house. Must be those hard wood floors, because anywhere with carpet she has no problem. She is pulling up and standing, not too much walking yet but she tries. FOOD!!! Layla gets to eat real food and will eat anything and everything, and lots of it! She still has only 2 teeth but that does not hold her back. She still has that incredible smile and is such a happy baby!!

Maggie has had enough of winter, she comes out of her room everyday in shorts and a t-shirt and is just waiting for me to say she can go outside in it. And I should mention she has no shorts that fit her, so most of what I’m calling shorts are really Layla’s pants that are just to short on Maggie. She is in a phase where she will change her clothes many times a day, she goes in for nap in one outfit and comes out with something completely different (like the one in the picture). Usually I’m too busy laughing at her to tell her to change back needless to say I feel like I’m doing a lot more of their laundry these days. Maggie is still so much fun, she love her babies and princesses, and of course she loves to dance (as long as she has a dress on).

Well I guess that catches everyone up for now- except for Justin and I which I’m sure nobody really cares about. We are both extremely busy with work, I’m back coaching with him a couple of times of week so it will take some getting used to. We have hired a wonderful nanny Yumi, both the girls adore her and she not only keeps them busy and happy she helps me with the little chores around the house. There is nothing better than coming home from work to happy children and a clean house.

Enjoy the few pictures and I promise to add more soon!