Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Fun

I LOVE fall...it's my favorite season by far! I love the weather, I love all the festivals, the State Fair, Halloween...I just love everything about it! This year we've had so much fun with the girls. They're both at the perfect age for all of the activities and they can not wait until Halloween!!!
Their favorite part about the fair...the cotton candy!

Making a Haunted House. They were a lot more serious about this than I expected. I expected Alice Anne to sit there and eat the candy the entire time...regardless of what I said, and Hannah to sit there and beg me to let her eat the candy the whole time, but neither one of those happened. They LOVED decorating it...and then they each got to eat 2 pieces afterwards!!!

Decorating their "Crazy Pumpkins"

The finished products! Hannah wanted a ponytail on hers and Alice Anne wanted pigtails on hers!

This picture makes me laugh. Our favorite thing to do around here is to dress-up like princesses, turn some music on and dance. As they were dancing, Alice Anne fell down. Hannah ran over to her and started screaming very dramatically, "The glass slipper, the glass slipper!! It broke!!!" Alice Anne looked at her like she was crazy and said, "It didn't break...it's right here!" Hannah got real serious and started explaining to her that she was pretending and said, "Alice Anne, when I pretend, you have to pretend with me, because I'm the big sister. If I say the glass slipper broke, you say OK." So, of course, just like everything else, Alice Anne went along with it. It was hilarious to hear the conversation!!!

We played "Beauty Parlor" with all our babies. They looked through the American Girl catalog and picked out how they wanted each doll's hair fixed. We even brought Sarah and Mary's American Girl dolls home to give them a makeover!

Hannah started gymnastics this fall and is loving every second of it! We're so impressed with her gymnastics class and she's really learning a lot! Her sweet little friend Lucy is in her class and it's just the 2 of them, so they get their teacher's undivided attention. She loves dance, too, and when I ask her if she likes gymnastics or ballet better, she says that she can't decide :)
Hannah is getting too big too fast!!! She is counting the days until she turns 4...and we've been counting EVERY SINGLE DAY for 250 something days!!! In her mind, a LOOOOT is going to change when she's 4 years old!

Alice Anne is such a mess and seriously cracks me up all day long! She is so funny...and SUCH a little toot at the same time! She does NOT like being the only one in her class at school that wears panties and she makes sure that I know it by asking for a diaper everyday after school. When I tell her that she's a big girl and doesn't need a diaper, she simply spreads her legs out and pees all over the floor. Strong willed child?? Seriously...this happens twice a week at the same time every Monday and Wednesday afternoon!!! I keep thinking that if I ignore it, clean it up and act like nothing ever happened, she'll stop doing it...but it hasn't stopped yet ;) She always hugs me after I clean it up and makes up for it. I swear, she gives THE BEST hugs ever!!! They will never get old!!! And she loves to give them out, which I love!
My sweet little toot!

Friday, October 8, 2010


I have never been one that does good on little sleep. I need a good 7-8 hours of sleep at night to be happy. It's been a while since I've had babies that are up all night, and I've tried to put those days behind me. I don't know what was going on last night, but I think someone was playing a not so funny joke on me.

Here's how my night went:

11:30 p.m.-Guess I had too much caffeine, and I was having a hard time winding down
12:30 a.m.-Trying to sleep, but I had a husband and 2 dogs that were snoring louder than ever
1:00 a.m.-Earplugs helped a little and I think I dozed off
2:15 a.m.-Alice Anne starts crying...I go up there and she's upset that she dropped her blankie
3:00 a.m.-I finally go back to sleep
3:23 a.m.-Hannah is at the side of my bed tapping on my back. Says her boo boo hurts. I give her some Motrin and take her back upstairs
3:55 a.m.-I'm still awake and Hannah comes BACK downstairs and says, "It's taking too long." Don't know what was taking too long, but trying to be patient, I take her back upstairs.
4:20 a.m.-I think I've just dozed off and Hannah is at the side of my bed AGAIN! I'm losing my patience and I tell her to go back upstairs.
4:33 a.m.-Brett says that since he's awake, he's going to go ahead and go to the office, so he gets in the shower.
4:50 a.m.-Brett can't find heartburn medicine. I get up and turn all the lights on to find it.
4:54 a.m.-Brett leaves
4:55 a.m.-Brett comes back inside. He can't find his keys. I get up again and help him find his keys.
5:08 a.m.-Hannah is back downstairs. I tell her to go back up and don't come back down until it's "wake-up time"
5:30 a.m.-I'm worried that Brett got mugged walking into the office at such crazy hours so I call to make sure he's OK.
5:58 a.m.-Last time I looked at the clock. I think I finally went to sleep!!
6:37 a.m.-I hear, "Good Morning, Mommy!!" It's Hannah!!!!
7:00 a.m.-Guess I better get up and start my day...

What in the world!!! Wish I was a napper...

On a sweeter note, we took the girls to the Botanical Gardens in Ft. Worth last weekend. It was beautiful!!!

Sleepy Baby!