We had a Chuck-E-Cheese birthday party, and Reese grabbed a token and went straight to a game and put it in the slot. Should I be embarrassed or proud about how many times my 21 month old has been to the Cheese?
Lily helping Reese.
We also went to a precious, perfect birthday party for one of our best and favorite family friends. This is the really quality picture I got of the adorable birthday girl, Emily.
Meredith will take a party plan and raise it to a level you didn't even know it existed. Emily's Circus, complete with face paint, corn dogs, huge bounce house, popcorn machine, etc...
Reesie the clown.
Love this girl.
One day at Lowes, Reese just sat in the middle of the aisle and started pouting and fake crying. FOR NO REASON. What am I going to do with these girls?
I was just grateful for the small break from her trying to run away from me.
Lily's school is an hour round trip. It's crazy when I type it out like that. So, I spend two hours in the car just to get her to and from school. But, I promise it is worth every second. I love her school and am so lucky that we have it here. Her teacher, Dr. Fish (yes, my daughter's Kindergarten teacher has a PhD AND has the best Kindergarten teacher name, EVER.) sends daily texts.
I took Reese with me to get my passport picture taken. (We have NO plans to go anywhere, but it is cheaper and easier to just renew it rather than let it expire). She wanted a turn in the chair. She is crazy and exhausting, but the girl is FULL of personality. She is Lily made over in so many ways.
A little dose of real life. My girls are both so obsessed with tiny things, but Reese will occasionally put them in her mouth. I had just pried open her little hand to take the beads out before she went to bed, and she was so mad at me. "beeeeeaaaadddss!!!"
Lily at tumbling one day. They were practicing for the Bristol Christmas parade.
One morning, 3 of my friends and I ran into each other at the Target check out. Target selfie!
"Everyday life takes less effort." I read this a few weeks ago and think about it daily. I love my little girls, but I am sort of living for the day when they can buckle their own carseats.
I let Lily do a craft at night before bed usually. One night, I went up and saw this was her craft. What on earth. I know some of the numbers are backward, but she was doing MATH. ON HER OWN. This has to be Hughes' influence.
But...see what I mean about her school? Lily's teacher challenges them to think every day, all day. Lily had a Math homework assignment the other day about geometrical shapes. I had to ask Hughes to help explain the plane or whatever to me. And, then Lily corrected me when I pointed incorrectly to what I thought was a "rectangular prism." Is that even a real thing?? (I just googled it. Yes, it is, apparently). She finally said, "Mom, I think I can just do this on my own." So, my 5 year old has surpassed my math skills. It was bound to happen.
I finally replaced this Wordle that is clearly out of date. It was cute to look back and remember that she wore a headband every single day. And she was obsessed with Ariel. And, she has always been so responsible at her core.
My newest one. I tried to pick things that described both of them.
I explained how to make a Wordle one time:
Heehee. Her name will never, ever get old to me.
She has just started sleeping with a blanket. She wraps it tight around her, and it makes her seem like a kid and not a baby.
Another picture from her teacher. I love Lily always smiling (top right)
Reese found this tiny button one night at Bass Pro when we went to see Santa. She carried it all night, through dinner, though her bath, and had such a tight grip on it at bedtime that I let her keep it. I did sneak up and take it away after she fell asleep. My kids love, love, love tiny things!
Another picture from school.