Over the last six months we have had so many wonderful things go on in our lives and some not so good ones. I am not going to recap over every single thing but will hit the highlights with some pictures.
|This picture makes me laugh so hard. They were not happy about sitting here and doing this|
|The twins first Christmas Pageant|
|Gigi and Papa Bo|
|Mae Mae with the girls at their pageant|
|Uncle Timmy and Aunt Mal|
|Again, not happy|
|My sweet in-laws|
|Allie and Olivia's very first field trip|
|Lillian when she first learn to crawl.|
Back to school and the twins started their first day of school. They had a hard time at first but after the first two weeks they did not want me to pick them up.
Lillian Claire turned seven months old and started crawling and the minute she realized this was getting her places, she was off and we could not stop her.
I turned 29 this month. I had a great birthday and am looking forward to the wonderful 30!!
The kids dressed up as The Three Little Pigs for Halloween this year and made out like pigs with treats from everyone. I have to say that they were the most adorable pigs i have ever seen.
Lillian turned 8 months old this month and started pulling up by herself.
Buddy the Elf, our Elf on the Shelf was a major part of the holiday season as he made an unexpected early arrival at our house for the holidays. Though the twins don't fully understand Santa Claus, they sure understood Buddy The Elf. Every time someone would try and throw a tantrum, we would quickly remind them that Buddy is watching. It did not work all the time, of course, but it sure was nice to have more leverage since the twins are in full "terrible two's" mode.
Thanksgiving was great. I cooked at the house again this year. Just me, my Dad, Justin, and the girls were together and that was wonderful. We missed everyone else but it is so hard to work every one's schedules out just right.
Lillian Claire turned 9 months old this month and started walking while holding on the things.
Santa was very good this year to the girls. They got everything they wanted. For some reason, the twins kept asking for fire trucks and ambulances. So, they got them. They also asked for a "dog" house, aka a doll house; which they got. They didn't just get a doll house, they got the Disney princess mansion, complete with a room for each princess. Lillian decided to be ?King Kong and tear it all down. She turned 10 months old this month.
Our good friends Jason and Stephanie welcomed their first beautiful baby boy, Cason Allen on December 29th.
Our other good friends Jason and Jennifer welcomed their second amazing little girl, Mollie on December 31st.
Justin and I have not spent a New Year's Eve together in probably 8 years. So, we decided to take advantage of this and head down to the coast with friends and ring in the new year. We left the kids with Justin's parents and had the best time we have had in a very long time with our friends.
Lillian Claire started walking on January 13th.
My Mom had her birthday this month and her wonderful husband took her on a week vacation to Cancun with other friends. We were not able to be with her for her actual birthday but she and my sister did come and visit. We had a wonderful time, as we always do. She was able to see Lillian walk and the twins be their delightful selves.
I went back to work and we started our routines in full force.
We had Lillian Claire's 1st birthday. It went wonderful!!!!! She is such a ham.
Stay tuned for pictures.
Also, I took Lillian Claire yesterday for her one year check up and she weighed in at 27.04 pounds and measures 31 inches. She is in the 97th percentile for weight and height.
Justin will turn 30 on the 9th and I have a party planned for him on the 16th. We originally had it scheduled for February 2nd at night, however, we cancelled due to some very unexpected tragic news.
Our good friends, Jason and Stephanie, lost their four week old son February 2nd at 5 am. We are unsure of the cause of death right now and our hearts are so heavy right now. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this unimaginable time. We are not suppose to question why things happen. We are human. We all want to know why it was time for Cason to go and be with our Lord and Savior. Even though we are all trying to figure out a reason and we selfishly want this sweet little baby to return to us, we know that he is in the most AMAZING place and we will see him again one day.
Go hug your loved ones right now and tell them you love them.