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Weekend with the Cuzs

February 25, 2011

Friday the kids got a huge surprise when they found out that their cousins were coming to town.  They were even more thrilled to find out they were coming to our house.   Tristan and Kayla got to the house about dinner time and stayed with us until dinner on Saturday.  We all had so much fun.  Friday night they got to stay up "all night" (as Max calls it) watching movies.  Saturday Jay and I ventured out with all four kids . . . crazy?  Actually no, it went quite smoothly.  It was funny to hear each person's comments in different stores.  "oh wow, we talked about having a big family"  Hahaha. The kids ate a good breakfast before we left and then we all got ready.  Whoa, it takes a good while to get four kids ready to hit the town.  Jay did a fabulous job while I did the girls hair.  Mary Kate's hair went up real easy and then Kayla let me pull hers up too.  She did pigtails with bows for the day.  She volunteered for hair bows like Mary Kate.  (Very out of the norm for Kayla, who hates to just brush her hair.)  While shopping, we surprised the kids with lunch at Mickey D's, toys at Target, and then a trip to the Popcorn Store.  They each picked out a flavor and took home their own bag.  It was great to get to spend the day spoiling them and actually getting our errands done too. They even all took naps once we got home. Thanks for sharing them Ty and Shannon!  It was great! !

Bubbly Love

February 23, 2011

Dear God,
Please let me forever remember bathtime tonight . . . the giggles . . . the grins . . . . the splashes . . . the love we share.  It imprints my soul to see my little ones bond like tonight.  They love each other so much and care for each other to no end.  Max tickling his little sissy and putting bubbles on her head.  She even had a head full of "hair" for a few moments.  Then Mary Kate followed his lead (as she always does) and helped me cover his face with bubbles.  Thank you for these moments, please let them always stay with me.  I love you M&Ms!

A day for a walk

February 19, 2011

Today we enjoyed a quick walk and play at the park.  It was nice to get outside for a little while. Max took mKate on the jeep for the first time.  She loved riding with him and he held her tight as they rode down the sidewalk.  Sweetness.  I pray that he always cares and loves for her like he does now.  He is such a good big brother and naturally she thinks he hung the moon. Once at the park we realized it was a little cooler than we thought.  We played for a few minutes then headed back home for a big breakfast lunch  . . . and then naps!

First Birthday Pictures

Mary Kate's Party

February 5, 2011

We finally got to have Mary Kate's party as originally planned.  After delaying 2 weeks, everyone in our house was some what well.  We enjoyed a Pancake Party at Larriviere's for her first party.  She loved all the balloons and presents.  She was a little confused about everyone she knows being in the same place at one time.  I laughed because she just looked around the room and wrinkled her eyebrow.  I felt like she was thinking, "Why are ALL of you here and looking at me.  Everyone is talking to me?"  Hahaha Just my perception on her look.  She didn't dive into her giant cupcake like she did at pictures, but she did sample some of the icing.  I thought she looked like a little doll in her cupcake dress and big pink bow.  I just love her bows and little grin.  Thank you God for our precious one year old.

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