Family Pictures

I think our pictures turned out really well this year! My favorites are on our Christmas cards so I won’t share those yet, but here are a few that I also love!

How precious is this one! I think I am going to get it printed on a canvas. So sweet.

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We tried to get a picture of me and both kids, but Adelaide wanted nothing to do with sitting in my lap. For Jon, she was all happy, for me, not so much. Sigh.

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My favorite outtake picture…

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Thanks Jenny! They turned out so well!

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Adelaide decided to help herself to Fritos for dinner one night.

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Aedan wrapped himself up in balloons…just because.

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The kids got new shoes this past week, and Adelaide decided she loved her so much, she wanted to only wear shoes and no clothes. It was super cold outside too. Girlfriend refused to put clothes back on until after bath time that night.

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The kids’ school had a Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday. I can’t believe how big Adelaide seems!

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Adelaide also found her sweet tooth. She has never really been a big fan of sweets until this lunch. Ha!

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We are looking forward to a fun weekend and a fun Thanksgiving week!

-Lauren-

Halloween Weekend Recap

We had a fun Halloween weekend!

Friday morning the kids and I met my parents at Zilker park. We rode the little train and played at the playground. It was a really fun morning!

My parents needed to take my grandmother to some doctor appointments that day, so the kids and I took their dog, Tootsie, home with us. Both kids love her so they were pretty excited! This was my view during nap/rest time. Ha!

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That evening, my parents came over for dinner and then we went off to trick-or-treat! Aedan decided last minute that he had to be Iron Man. Luckily I had a friend come to the rescue with the perfect costume for us to borrow. He insisted on bring his knight shield with him (which was his original costume!).  Adelaide was a garden gnome who refused to wear her hat, but she looked pretty cute anyway.

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We walked to a decent number of houses before coming back and sitting with our neighbors to pass out candy to the later crowd.

Once the kids were down for the night we broke out a game of Cards Against Humanity with my parents. Jon ordered it a while ago, but we hadn’t had a chance to play it yet. Oh my gosh, probably the funniest game ever. Definitely not appropriate, but very fun!

On Saturday my sister came up and we had a little family celebration for Adelaide’s birthday. Last year, we did a big birthday with both sides of the family and lots of friends. It was fun, but we just didn’t get to visit with everyone. This year we split it up and spent time with each side of the family on different weekends and then we had a friends party this past weekend. I think it is going to be our plan going forward with both kids birthdays.

Anyway, we had a nice dinner with my parents, sister and grandmothers. The kids had a blast playing with all the toys my parents have and opening Adelaide’s new gifts.

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Sunday we spent some more time with my sister and just relaxed the rest of the day.

-Lauren-

Family Pictures

We are actually scheduled to have our family pictures taken tomorrow and I can’t wait!

But a few weeks ago, my parents and sister were in town and we were able to squeeze in a picture session with all of us. They turned out so well! Aedan did great, and Adelaide did pretty well too. I think the pictures of the kids with my parents are my favorites!

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Love them!

-Lauren-

2 Years Old–Adelaide

I can’t believe you are already two! Sometimes it feels like you were just a baby yesterday. I have to say, I love having a toddler over a baby. I love knowing you and your personality so well now.

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Adelaide, here is what you have been up to lately…

  • You weigh 23 lbs. (15%) and are 32 in. (10%), which is small but right on the growth curve you have always been on.
  • You wake up around 7:30 every morning, nap from 1-3:30/4 and go to bed at 7:30 every night. A few weeks ago, Daddy had to be up at work before you woke up and was gone until after you were asleep. He started going in and picking you up to rock you when he got home because he missed you. In the mornings you would tell me about it…”Daddy, night night” while pointing at the rocking chair. You loved it and would love to be rocked to sleep by Daddy all the time.
  • You love milk. You would seriously drink a gallon a day if we let you. You also love gold fish. You ask for “pish” at every meal. Speaking of meals, you are probably the worst eater ever. I am not sure how you are growing. You like a few things, but you will not touch any meat and only will take a bite or two of raw veggies. You basically take a bite or two at every meal and that is it. I am hoping you get better eventually.
  • You love to play with your baby dolls. You push them in the stroller, put them night night, feed them bottles and change their diapers. It is so cute to watch.
  • You love to play outside. You favorites include swinging, climbing up the slide (I know!), trying to convince Aedan to drive you in his jeep, and blowing bubbles.
  • You love watching Elmo, Thomas or Baby Signing Time.
  • You carry around a num num just like Aedan. I thought I was doing well by having two the same color for you, so we could have a back up. Fail. Now you just prefer to carry around both. You have gotten good at only taking one out of the house and at school you put your num num in your back pack at the beginning of the day on your own.
  • Speaking of school, you are doing really well. You seem to have a good day every time you go. You don’t cry at all when I drop you off.
  • You love to smile at everyone. Including when you do something you know you are not supposed to do. You just tilt your head to the side and flash a cute smile. Ha!
  • You have been talking more and more lately. Lots of two word combinations and lots of new words all the time. You are still hard to understand at times but it is so cute to hear you talk to us about everything. I know it is just a matter of time before you are talking as much as Aedan and when that day comes, I don’t think anyone else will get a word in around here!

Adelaide you are such a fun little girl. You are smart, funny, stubborn and so cute! We just love you to pieces. Love, Mommy

-Lauren-