12.05.2016

InstaKings...

What have we been up to? Well, we've... 




Been sad by endings...
**we won't spoil it if you won't... started book 5 and neither of us know THE ending**


But so happy to be on this journey together... 


We've worn it all on our shirt....


had dinner by the fire... 


and rediscovered our happy place... 


We've waited in anticipation...


said thanks... 


and been grateful. 


We've hung out with friends... 


made killer leftovers... 



And totally rocked the twinning game. 


We've been to the North Pole... 


and witnessed Christmas magic... 


and gotten tons of snuggles. 


We've loved having one on one time... 


been annoyed with sisters... 


and felt awesome about shopping... 


make that doubly awesome... 


Old friends have come to visit...


and brought sweet treats... 


while other old friends are saying goodbye... 


We've splurged ($15!) on a new dress... 



danced with our bestie... 



and froze with our family!


We've done lots in the past two weeks and know that the December fun has just begun!




12.04.2016

Emmy and the Chipmunks...

Emersyn has been rehearsing for a special performance for the past several weeks in dance class and this past weekend, we finally got the chance to watch her in action.


** Ps. I tried to shoot these pics as if I knew what I was doing and once again - I don't. Y'all, photography is HARD... and I totally suck at it. It's like I keep getting worse instead of better. ** 

But, even through the grainy picture you can see that she shines on "stage."


As an added bonus, her bestie is in the same class and they were right next to each other. 


My heart just bursts to see her so happy and confident. I am amazed by how much progress she has made since her first class two years ago. 


She really just has so much fun and that is the most important thing for me. 


Each of these girls did such a great job and now I can't wait for their recital in May!


Big thanks to Gigi and Pops for making the early morning drive in the rain for the 3 minute show!


And in a crazy turn of events - Ryan was able to make it, too! Christmas miracle, folks!


And for your added pleasure, here is the dance. (Not sure why it uploaded so horribly - it's clear on the phones!)


And that wasn't all the fun we had planned for the weekend... 




12.01.2016

All they want for Christmas...

 As I was getting dinner ready last night, Emersyn looks at me and matter-of-factly says: "I'm so excited because Alfie will be here in the morning!" To which I reply, "Oh, really? How do you know?" With a know-it-all glance, "Well, because it's December 1st and he always comes on December 1st."

Good thing, I know how to read a calendar, too. This year, he pulled out alllll the stops with his fancy "North Pole Breakfast." Go ahead and hop over to Pinterest and search "north pole breakfast" then click back over here and thank me for moving the bar down 1000 notches. 


They were THRILLED with the sugar, powdered sugar, crunchy sugar and pop tart options. All I had to do was supply some milk. (Mental note: serve milk in mugs more often - they drink it all!)


And since they were so fortuitous, they were prepared with their Santa letters. 

Landry:
Baby {doll} stuff


Radley:
Pokemon Cards
Nerf Guns
Scratch Tickets (yes, as in lottery tickets)
Whatever Santa wants to bring him
#firstkid


Emersyn:
(Can we pause and reflect on her hand writing?!?)
Zip Line (for all of them)
Guitar(!?)


After that amazing breakfast, they were all ready to mail those letters...



Radley was totally forcing this smile... 


Emersyn wanted to do a "real pose"... 


And they were off to the North Pole.


Something tells me that they are going to be pretty excited on Christmas morning...