Monday, May 30, 2011

Oh the things they say!

While brushing my hair, Paige says, "Whoa mom, your hair is so long.  You are going to be King of the World!"

I want a hotdog bun = I want you to put my hair into a bun.
Lasterday = any day that is in the past.
bemember = remember

Something they both say, but Alaina started:
Ready, Seady, Go! or Seady Ready Go! (It's apparently interchangeable.) = Ready, Set, Go!

I'n stirsty = I'm thirsty
Ober der = over there
I hab a snapper  =  I have a stamp.
stunk = skunk
Lub = love
This needs battewies = This needs batteries.  (She always brings me things that don't work and tells me they need batteries)
brocowi = brocolli (It is seriously too cute when she asks for brocowi and cheese for supper.)

I love that Alaina replaces "v" with "b", and "r" and some "l's" with "w".

I'm sure there are lots more, but these are my favs and the only ones I "bemember" right now.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paige's Worship Dance Recital

 Paige had the opportunity to take some Worship Dance classes this winter/spring.  Her teachers were fabulous and she absolutely loved it.  They had a little recital for us, which we absolutely loved.
Ellie, Paige, Amelia, and Abigail (Andrea, I hope you don't mind that I copied this from you.  It is super cute!)

Abigail K, Paige, Amelia R. and Ellie I.

Alaina entertained everyone before it started by running on the stage and blowing kisses to the audience.  It was super cute.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Safly Studios!

So most of the pictures you see on the blog (well, all the good ones) are pics my husband has taken.  He enjoys it and I think is really good at it.  He's got a new website out.  Check it out at Safly Studios!  He's always up for taking pics, so let us know if you would like some taken.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Stats for 2011!

We went for well child checks today!

Paige:  Age 5
     Height - 45 in  =  93%
     Weight - 39.3 lbs = 30%

Alaina:  Age 3
     Height - 37.5 in = 60%
     Weight - 27.9 lbs = 5% (with all her clothes on)

I went back to compare from last year and both my girls gained just over 3 lbs this year.  Paige is 3 inches taller and Alaina is 4 inches taller.  I guess it's about a pound for every inch.  They do eat, but are just very active.  I joke that Alaina doesn't know how to walk.  The girl trots everywhere.  I guess we'll have to wait to move her into the next car seat.  It may be awhile before she hits 30lbs.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Paige's Princess Tea Party!

Paige and Ellie have been having birthday parties together for as long as they have had birthday parties.  This year was no exception.  It is getting trickier as they are getting older and have their own interests and a few different friends.  Thankfully, they both really wanted to have a princess tea party.  They talked about it and planned for weeks.  There birthdays are only 2 days apart, so it works out that Emily and I don't have to each have a party.
The girls could come dressed in princess dresses or Sunday dresses if they wanted to.  Of course my girls were "all in" for princess dresses.  Here are Alaina, Ellie, Hannah, and Paige anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 1st guest.
Poor Zach was the only boy there.  He and Alaina are just a couple weeks apart in age.  It is so great to have friends with kids the same ages.
The party goers: Claire, Ellie, Amelia, Ashlyn (in the back), Paige, Hannah, Alaina, and Zach.

The girls all got to decorate their very own tiara.

Then, they got their nails painted.

It's hard to see, but Lainey picked green!

And then they got to have a little make-up put on.  They loved every minute of it.

We had little finger food snacks.  "CHEERS!"

Butterfly cupcakes!   
The birthday girls!

That's one way to keep your hands clean.

And we ended the party with a few gifts.

The girls had so much fun playing together.  Thanks everyone for coming and celebrating Paige and Ellie's birthdays.  It was a very special day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

No TV Day!

We've been watching WAY to much TV at our house.  So today I decided it's a no TV day!  The girls are playing downstairs with nothing to entertain them, except each other and their toys.  They just called me down so show me they are playing "Garage Sale".  (Smile!)  The basement is trashed, but it's worth it to let them use their imaginations.  They keep asking to watch a movie, and I keep saying no.  I've been using movies too much as a "babysitter" when I need to get something done or need an hour of quiet.  While there can be a place for this, it's been way to frequent here.

I want them to learn to play together.  I want them to know how to entertain themselves.  I don't want them to rely on me or the television for their entertainment.  This is something they are going to have to learn how to do.  My kids have never been super imaginative.  They don't get a lot of pleasure from toys.  I've often thought that I should just get rid of 90% of our toys and maybe I should, but days like today, when I don't give them something else to entertain them, they are playing nicely and enjoying some toys they haven't played with in a while.  It doesn't hurt that yesterday was Paige's birthday and there are some new things to play with.  We'll see how long it (I) lasts.

Paige Turns 5!

Paige is now 5 and she was "rockin'" it!

She got the movie Tangled from her sister and LOVES it. 

Lainey also gave her some princess bubble bath that she has had her eye on.

Daddy got her a ball glove and a couple tee balls to play in the yard.

She requested an Ariel cake again this year and liked Alaina's cake so much, that she got an Ariel princess cake. Sidenote: she was upset that Ariel's dress was purple.  She wanted pink.  She got over it, but I did feel bad that I didn't give her "exactly" what she wanted.

She wanted to go to the gymnest for her birthday, so we called up some friends and went to lunch bunch there.  She had so much fun!

Happy Birthday Paige!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Paige!

My first-born, I can NOT believe you are "one whole hand" old today!  You are growing up so fast and keep reminding me that you are NOT little!  You are so so so excited to start Kindergarten next year.  You are so smart and helpful. 

Right now you are really into all things princess.  You LOOOOOOVE your princess jammies, princess songs, princess movies, princess toys, and frilly frilly dresses.  You want an Ariel cake again this year, so Ariel cake you will get.  It makes me happy that you believe all girls are princesses and boys are princes, and when you grow up you want to marry Daddy!

Other things you like are gymnastics, dance, anything craft related, Taylor Swift, Hannah Montana (no judging, please), Disney movies (the ones I'll let you watch), Psalty Kids Praise Five (can I get a woot woot), and anything that Alaina has.  Seriously, you will change your clothes to match Alaina.  You will change what you want to eat because Alaina wants something different and you wanted what Alaina got, for your birthday.

Paige, you are so very precious with a super tender heart.  You still believe the world and the people in it are  good.  I cherish your innocence and your love for others.  I'm proud of the young girl God is making you and pray that you always find your worth in Him.  It is because he is the King, that you are indeed a Princess.  I love you baby!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easter, Lainey's Party #4 and Paige's Party #1!

Nana, Papa, Aunt Amber, Uncle James, Aunt Jenna, and Olivia came Easter weekend to celebrate the girls' birthdays. 

The girls in their Easter dresses!

For the girls' party we had an Easter Egg hunt, opened presents, and had cake and icecream!

"But I can't reach it!"

"Now I can reach it!"

Poor Olivia has had nonstop ear infection for months, so we made sure to bundle her up!

Hurry, Alaina!

Aunt Amber will help!

Lainey found MONEY!

Paige found candy!  (Don't worry everyone got money in one of their eggs.)

Yummy Chocolate!

The girls checking out their Easter Basket goodies!

Cousin Livvy!

Time to open birthday presents.

New shirts and princess crafts from Olivia.

This is what they did when we told them to pose like a rock star!
Lainey got a "new" to her bike from Nana and Papa!

A new princess jammie gown from Nana and Papa.
She wears it every night.  I have to wash it every couple days!

Two Aunts and a Cousin
Time for Birthday Cake.  There were 3 candles for Alaina and 5 for Paige.  They picked out the cake together.