Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Santa Better Get Ready

This is what I walked in on the other day. BOTH girls have a Target Christmas Catalog, and they are BOTH pointing to everything and saying, "I want this. I want this..." Nice. Jules has learned this greedy habit by watching big sister beg for every "girl" toy in the book. And now Jules has mastered the saying, "I want this" while pointing. Oh my...hopefully next year Jillian will be old enough to understand not being greedy. Until then, I will just bite my tongue and hope no one in the stores hear my little girls begging!!!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

It's Been a LOOOOOOONG Time...

since being a Razorback fan and Cowboy fan at the same time...didn't TOTALLY suck! :)

"Whoooooooooooo Pig"

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Visit From CC and B-Pa

This past weekend we had a great visit with CC and B-Pa. They came down on Friday and played with the girls all weekend long! The girls had a great time as both of them had constant attention for a good 48 hours! CC ALWAYS insists that Seth and I go out on a date...and so we didn't argue with that! Isn't she great? We got to go out and have a nice dinner with no kids, while the girls got to spend some great time with their grandparents! We spent the rest of the weekend just being together at the park, in the backyard, grilling out, etc. It was a great visit and we are already looking forward to the next time!

CC and her girls

B-Pa and the girls

These girls LOVE B-Pa and CC and were really sad to see them go home! We are all excited to see them again at Christmas time!

CC brought Jillian a new pink princess tent and to say that Jillian loves it would be a major understatement! The girl actually wants to go to quiet time and hang out in her new tent! YEAH!!!! Here she is yesterday asleep in the tent! This is a big deal since the girl gave up napping last spring! Thank you CC...from Jillian AND Mommy!

sleeping beauty

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Just Your Daily BFF Picture

Are they not the CUTEST EVER?????
At the rate we are going, we will be able to wallpaper their dorm room with just pictures of the 2 of them! I Love that they are so close! We are so lucky!!!!!

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

18 Months Old ALREADY!

My Baby Jules actually turned 18 months old back on October 22. She has really just grown up so much in the last couple of months...and is my little lady now. No more baby for her...and that is a sad thing for me to admit. Don't get me wrong though, we still baby her more than we did Jillian. Jillian was NEVER allowed to have her paci or lovey out of her bed...and lets just say that we have had a harder time enforcing that rule with Jules. Here are a few things about Jules at 18 months....

    • Jules' true love is for her lovies...or WUBBIES as she calls them. She has 3...and she is always wanting all 3. It has gotten worse since school started and that is my fault. I was feeling all guilty that I was putting her in school, so I let her take her wubbie to school on the first day. I had only intended for her to have it when she was dropped off and then at naptime. Well, her teachers let her have it all the time...and now she pretty much wants them all day every day. I have NEVER in my life seen any baby love there lovies more than Jules. It is going to be a VERY hard habit to break!
    • Jules is totally NOT the little laid-back lady I thought she would be. She has a temper and she is not afraid to use it! She fights back to Jillian all day! I have two very strong-willed ladies on my hands! It is actually humorous to watch Jules and Jilly get into a fight. Jules will just start yelling at the top of her lungs until I resolve the situation! Ha...good times.
    • Jules has a HUGE vocabulary and talks all the time. Ok, I swear I am not being a braggy mom, because I don't think this qualifies Jules as a genius or anything...but the child says EVERYTHING. I don't even know how she learned some of the words she says. I know it is true because her teachers at school and in Sunday school have told me how shocking it is that she says way more than the other babies that are much older than her! I guess it helps having a mommy and big sister who talk to much, huh?
    • My favorite thing she says is thank you. She started saying thank-you around July of this summer (15 months) and she says it all the time...and at the right time! It is really so cute and sweet to hear her be so polite!
    • Jules has really become a picky eater lately. She used to eat anything and everything and that just isn't the case anymore. I have a hard time sending her lunch to school because I can't think of much that she likes! Her favorites are hot dogs (dog dogs). She eats turkey hot dogs all the time. She also has a major sweet tooth like her sister!
    • She has an obsession with my Dad. She will just start talking about Papaw in the middle of the day when we haven't even seen him. She really loves her Papaw. She now has started chanting..."Papaw, Mimi, CC" So, she is a sucker for the grandparents!!!!!
    • Jules loves to draw. She is constantly raiding Bis Sis' art center and getting a colored pencil and coloring book. She LOVES to color!
    • Jules...who LOVED the water this summer...has recently started HATING bath time. I don't know if it is the water or what...but it is a really unpleasant time of the day aroud here. Like she stands there and screams until I bathe her quickly and get her out. I sure hope she grows out of this before next summer because you cannot be in our family and not swim every day!

Jules t 1 month

Jules at 6 months

Jules at 12 months

Jules at 18 months

And my personal fave...VICTORY over the monthly-picture bear!!!!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

I'll Get You My Pretty...And Your Little Dog Too

Since this is probably the LAST Halloween that I get any say in what Jillian will wear, I decided to put the girls in a "couples" kind of costume and make them Dorothy and Toto from The Wizard of Oz. Jillian did not object considering her outfit was sparkly and she got to wear some ruby red slippers! She looked the part and had a great time doing it. Jules...well she was just about the cutest Toto there ever was. None of my pictures really do her in her costume any justice...but I think you get the idea. So...here is our fun-filled Halloween night in pictures!

The girls getting all geared up for dinner with our whole family (in costumes) and trick-or-treating!!!!!!

The front

The back

Here is Jules right when she was catching on to the fact that all you have to do is show up to someone's house looking cute and then they give you candy. We couldn't stop her after this!

YEAH candy!!!!!

Jillian as Dorothy and Cousin Emmy as a cheerleader!

Jillian with Cousin Macy...the Diva!

Jilly (almost 3 1/2)

Jules (18 months)

Jules was totally obsesses with this fruit by the foot candy because it was the first thing she got! She carried that thing in her hand all night long!

All five girls trick-or-treating together!
Jillian, Emerson, Jules, Ansley, and Macy

Jules decided to take it easy at this point and enjoy some of her hard-earned candy.

Jules with Papaw. She is mildly obsessed with Papaw...she is always saying his name throughout the day! I don't know what she is thinking about! My guess would be that since Papaw gives her donut holes every Sunday at church, that he has jumped up to #1 in Jules' book!

Jules with Mimi...also a favorite of Jules!!!

Even Uncle Caleb came to trick-or-treat with us for the 2nd year in a row! He is the best and the girls love him!

The girls having a blast together!!!!

Our family

The Dales
And yes, if you are wondering, I think Layton dressed up like a registered sex offender!
(click to see this picture bigger and you'll see what I mean!)

The HIGHLIGHT of our night...trick-or-treating at Roy Williams' (#11 for the Cowboys) house!
He lives in my parents neighborhood and we thought we would give it a shot. He answered...on his phone and in house shoes! He was really friendly and we ALL became Roy fans after that!!!!! By Halloween next year, there will be 4 Dallas Cowboys in their neighborhood! You can bet we will get even more good celebrity pics next year! :)

Here is Jillian about 5 minutes after Uncle Caleb left our house. She passed out in no time! That was a lot of fun for a 3 year old!

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