Birthday Dinner

We were all prepared to take Natalie to a Mexican restaurant Wednesday night but ribs won out. Which was fine because they have awesome pork tacos and Harper chowed down on a cheese and sausage plate.

The birthday girl and her candy bouquet from Grammie & Big Big. It was dropped off at school and boy was she proud.
Little sis also reaped the benefits of sister's birthday. She was sorting them for Natalie so she got the ones she liked of course! Evidently Baby Ruth's hurt her teeth (I could not make this up) and Nat got all those (like it was her decision). Turns out those are some of Natalie's favorites.

And the official birthday platter. Her eyes bugged out when she saw it. "Do I have to eat all this?" She put a pretty good dent in them and ate the rest for dinner the next night. And she doesn't leave much for Byron pick off either.
Birthday was a success. Her big party is at the end of the month. We made a bazillion cupcakes to take to school today and she's about 1/4 way through her 1100 piece lego set Nana got her.

Oh and Harper got a dozen cupcakes for her class too. Can't leave the little stinker out now can we?


My Mini is 6!

My baby is 6 today. Man the time sure has flown by. You are such a sweet, tender-hearted, compassionate girl. If I had to guess what you'd be when you grew up, I'd guess teacher, nurse or maybe something to do with animals. Although I'm not sure how you would deal with the yucky stuff...lol  You're one of the best big sister around too, Harper is very lucky, even if she doesn't know (or show) it yet.

Once she gets home from school I'll get her to do the the yearly 20 questions. I can probably guess most the answers but you never know. I just knew we'd be going to eat Mexican tonight to celebrate and she opted for Pig and Pint. I guess she's in the mood for some ribs or maybe she doesn't whip cream on her knows!


Happy New Year!

Sorry a little late on the Happy New Year post. We didn't do much though. The girls were still in KY, we did go out to a nice dinner but went to bed by 10:30. 

And we haven't been doing much since the girls got back except adjusting back into school routines. Mother Nature had decided we should be blessed with some actual winter days and my I'll be honest my girls Don't.Do.Cold.  Harper's minimum is probably 50, sunny and no wind and even that's pushing it. 

We did Christmas put away and are working on planning a 6th birthday party at the bounce house. Otherwise we are just chilling inside, doing whatever we can to entertain these two goobers.

This little art set Santa brought has been a life saver. Funny story: It comes with those oil/pastel things and we'd told Natalie be careful with them, they stain, and don't let Harper have them. It never fails anytime we get the set out Harper never touches them but runs her fingers over them just taunting Natalie. She can push that girls buttons like no other :)
Baths. Even if they don't need them, are good for at least an hour as long as you pump a little extra hot water in there every 20 mins.
And Tuesday was our last kinda warm day. Byron's car broke down and while we waited the girls got hungry (of course). We drove down to Sonic and had a car picnic. Nothing like some tots, dogs and limeades to make the time go by faster.


More Christmas Fun

The day after Christmas was probably the nicest day to be outside. Well for any normal kids it would be. Natalie didn't seem to mind but she was constantly moving on her new scooter and skates. Harper on the other hand turned into a total diva. She said and I quote "it to bwite (bright) and to cold momma". So inside she went.

This was more Harper's idea of a good time. Loads of play-doh and long naps.

And this was the bid kids idea of a good time. Kid-free, wings and beer at BWW. Then a quick trip to one of the best stores in KY to buy craft beer. We came out with quite the haul!


Christmas Recap

We had a wonderful time in KY for Christmas. Once again, the girls were spoiled beyond belief. Santa brought the girls a new scooter and bike plus lots of other (mainly Frozen) goodies.

We started the trip with Christmas Eve at Nan's. 


Frozen was the them this year for sure :) We have new dresses, talking Olaf, skates, shoes, slippers, books, dolls. I could give the Disney store a run for their money.

Natalie's first pair of skates. Between and the scooter she better learn some coordination REAL QUICK!  Her little legs look like twigs sticking out from these big ol' skates.

Harper's first pair of heels.  I'm not quite convinced this one will have the shoe obsession her big sis does, but that may be a good thing, at least for Byron's bank account.

The hit of the evening by far was me singing karaoke. I mean look at Nat's face as I sing "Let it Go.." 

Christmas morning Natalie woke us all up, naturally. She's my early riser. Harper didn't appreciate that too much but a few gifts changed her tune.

Santa brought the girls and Byron Nerf sets. If Harper ever realizes these actually fire "bullets" he may be in trouble. For now she's content wearing her glasses and making a "bang bang" sound.

Natalie loves playing our neighbors Minnie Mouse guitar and Santa brought both girls one. We can start a band!

Meatloaf the Bulldog has been a big hit too. Santa may have to bring another one next year, or a golden retriever.
We headed over to Granny's later that day for more family fun, then to a Nana's a couple days later. I don't have many pictures. It seems like everytime I get to Granny's there is just so much chaos my camera is the last thing on my mind.

It was a great time. We even had some adult time and went out to eat with Nathan and Lynnley at BWW before coming home and playing marbles.


The Little Things

The things that keep my kids entertained for hours never cease to amaze me. A few empty boxes, empty paper towel holder and bottles of paint and they were so amused "shooting these through the mail slot" as Nat called it.

Because you can never eat just one...


Annual Trip to Bass Pro

We had kinda procrastinated on the whole "let's go see and sit on Santa's lap" thing. Saturday we got there early (or so we thought) at 10:00 but didn't to get to see the big man until 12:30. Nothing like entertaining two little ones for 2 hours in Bass Pro, but we managed it. And although Harper didn't sit in his lap, she didn't cry either. I call that progress :)

The first thing Natalie HAD to do was shoot the guns.

We spent a lot of time "driving" all the 4-wheelers and boats too.

Of course I found the arts and crafts table which killed a good 20 minutes or so.

Our official 2014 Santa picture. Natalie asked for a new Barbie, and Harper meekly replied with Mickey Mouse and pizza. We may be eating pizza Christmas morning for breakfast!