Flashback Friday

Every once in a while I like to look back on the blog and kinda see how much Nat & H look alike. I don't really see it until I start comparing pictures. Like H's cheeks for instance, you could pack a winters worth of food in them. I don't really remember Nat's being like that, but this pic proves that they kinda were :)

And the looks, both girls can give some good ones THAT I'm sure of!

This is just after both of them turned 2.


Change of Plans

We were suppose to go visit friends this weekend for Byron's birthday but they came down with food poisoning. So that's been pushed back until next weekend. We HAD to get out of the house Saturday though. Off to the Whole Foods Kid's Festival. It was pretty fun. Nat got her face painted, tried her hand at kiddie-corn hole, and decorated cupcakes.

Natalie wanted to be a butterfly, pink, with glitter, of course! Harper looked at the woman like "if you touch my face, all hell will break loose".

We stayed for lunch since they were grilling hotdogs for the kids. But they couldn't wait to eat their cupcakes. Harper was quite entertaining.

Later in the day, we tried to go for walk. When I hear from Natalie "Mom, Harper's in the pool...WITH HER CLOTHES ON"!  I'm sure it won't be the last time. She was just chillin' blowing bubbles and "swimming".

While Byron ran out to Kroger for some last minute dinner supplies the girls were in a really goofy and somewhat friendly mood. 


Our First School Picture

Considering she fell out of her chair the day before, I think these turned out super cute. When I asked her why she wasn't smiling she said it was because he kept asking her to do different poses and she was tired of it :)


August Flew By

It's funny how time has slipped away from us these days. Between Natalie starting school and me gearing up for a 2-day craft show, we totally lost the month of August. 

To keep the kids entertained on these hot summer days we do lots of painting. Harper insists on doing everything like her sister. If Natalie gets to paint standing up on the "wall", well then, she better get to as well. So we set her up, far away from Nat, and gave her washable paint.

One of Byron's coworkers was having a bounce party for their oldest daughter. Natalie really enjoyed hanging out with Christina during the MS walk back in the Spring and, let's face it, she doesn't need an excuse to go to the bounce house.

This time was probably the first time Harper could actually participate. She didn't really care for most of it. She enjoyed just falling on the pillows and stuff until I hauled her butt up the steps and slid down with her. That's all it took. She wouldn't go by herself so I got the pleasure of carrying her little butt up more times than I care to count. My back was not very happy with me the next morning either. We would get to the bottom and I'd hear "again mommy?" as she leaned over to give me a kiss. She totally knows how to lay it on thick!

Neighborhood Day at the park. More bounce houses!!! These were more Harper's speed.

And of course any opportunity they can get in the water they will. Harper's finally found the courage to go down the slide....sometimes even head first.



Natalie is officially a Northwest Rankin Cougar! Ironically her school colors are black and gold just like mine were back in the day.

Other than forgetting to feed her any type of breakfast (bad mommy) she did great. Walked in, hung up her book bag, hugged her teacher and me and that was it. I didn't even cry until I got back home and Byron mentioned it. I'm excited for her and can't wait to hear how it all went.

Nat's teacher, Ms Selph


All Caught Up

I think this should catch everyone up. Next week school starts so I expect lots of pictures (and tears) for that special occasion. I'm trying not to think too much about it. 

These two goofballs have their favorites.  I have a feeling when we get Harper a big girl bed Mulligan will have a new snuggle buddy.

Harper's teachers just love playing with her hair evidently. It's NEVER the same in the afternoon as I fixed it that morning. I have no idea how they get her to be so still. I do good to get a quick half pony done before I hear "ow mommy" "stop mommy" or just a plain "NO".

Payback Time

We spent my birthday driving home. Everyone was ready to be home after 10 days away from our own beds, the dogs and Daddy! But we couldn't go without celebrating a little and Natalie decided (for me) that I really wanted Mexican for birthday dinner.

She has waited 6.LONG.MONTHS. to have them put whip cream on my face. She couldn't wait for us to finish eating...lol

Girl loves her some cherries & whip cream.