August 24, 2015
August 23, 2015
Now let's be honest....family pictures are stressful. And most of the time we only ever post the beautiful photoshopped pictures. In reality, your professional photographer would probably never even show you all of the 'real' pictures. I know Drew would never show them because no one really wants to see the ones that look messy. The only reason I have these pictures to show is because we traded. And I'm sure Kelsey has just as many of these messy shots of her family that Drew photographed because that's just what happens. Again, Kelsey did a fantastic job and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. But kids will be kids no mater what! So enjoy....
I think the one below might be my favorite. I pulled out all the big guns and got my mommy face on with Presley. It really helped. LOL!
August 19, 2015
Lately she has loved playing with Barbies. A lot of times the Barbie heads will fall off (or get pulled off). Reese will pick up a headless barbie and just scream...."ahhhh!" It is hilarious! She has that same reaction to a lot of other things simply because that's what we do now.
Reese is also my little daredevil. She will climb up onto our ottoman and start "counting". Then she'll just leap/fall onto the big chair and laugh like she is hilarious. It's terrifying so I just turn my head and try not to watch. That's my motto with these girls sometimes.
She loves to go around yelling "BAT-MAN" at her sister. She will yell for "Mommy" and "Daddy" about as much but it's not nearly as funny. She has one volume...loud! It's not always the most funny thing when we are in Target.
Reese has also gotten really good at fit throwing. When she doesn't get what she wants you know it. She will sit on the floor and cry for quite awhile. Just today she got so mad at me she just through herself back onto the tile floor. I'm sure it hurt but she didn't give up the fussing. She will look right at us as point her finger and say, "No" all the time. We've had to enforce time out already quite a bit.
I know both of my girls are very strong willed. We thought we'd have at least one kid that was easy going and obedient. Ha! But the thing is, I'm ok with it. Yes, it is very tough at times having two very independent and strong willed girls. But I am certain God has huge plans for these girls and I'm so excited to get to be their mommy.
August 18, 2015
August 13, 2015
While outside tonight Reese learned how to climb up the ladder of the slide all by herself. She was so proud. We were throwing a ball around with Presley and looked over and saw her climbing. She got to the top and just grinned and giggled. She's already been climbing up the actual slide to slide down for a few months. But she can now finally do it the right way.
Presley has been really interested in letters and letter sounds lately. She loves to tell me a word and what letter that word starts with. She is surprisingly correct most of the time. I love that she wants to learn. She's also gotten into noticing prices of things when we are out shopping. It's fun to watch her little brain learn.
I love that these two still love each other so much. They have definitely started to fight and argue more but they still love to play together. Reese has started to show her anger by biting and hitting. We have to tell her to "be sweet" a lot. When we tell her to say sorry she will hug her sister and say "orry". We spend lots of time during the day being a referee, but they do still love each other.
Ok, seriously? Look at that pony! And the nose picking. Ya'll, my kids are crazy and I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you God for two healthy and happy girls!