Monday, January 24, 2011

Fun at the fair!

Yesterday we spent the day at the South Florida Fair, our first time with the girls. Actually, it was the first time Chris & I have even been together too. We arrived right when it opened at 10am, we met up with one of Taylor's classmates Brianna her mom and dad. The kids were soo excited! We all bought a wristebands which allowed us unlimited rides! The first ride Taylor & Brianna went on were the swings. It was so sweet to see them laughing and having fun together. After about and hour and a half of the rides, we all had lunch together. I was surpised to see one of the places, Porky's BBQ had a tent with nice tables for us to sit down at. It was actually quite nice ( for the fair). After lunch we did a few more rides then headed over to the magic show. While the girls watched the magic show with the hubby's, Cheri and I went over and walked around. We found a guy who makes personalized wooden signs. This is something we are looking for for when we go camping. We need a sign to post outside of the RV! We did not buy one there because I thought they were probably too expensive since it was at the fair, and maybe I could search online to see what's out there too. You know I like to do some price research first! LOL

After the show, we met up with another one of Taylor's friends, Sophia and her mom Ximena. We all headed back over to the rides, this time looking for the bigger rides! Unfortunately the girls weren't tall enough for the adult rides. Taylor was soo ready to ride the roller coaster! Taylor, Sophia, and Brianna went on the Ferris wheel next. Cheri and I stayed down with Teagan while they all went up. I was too scared to go!

Teagan loved the rides too, although she wasn't fond of things that went up too high. She liked the merry go round and the NASCAR cars, and the train. For such a tough girl she was more scared of things than Taylor and she is usually the scaredy cat! Every chance Taylor got she was putting her arms up in the air and screaming! She loved it!! One of the funny moments is when it started to get busy and we had to wait in line for a ride, they were just about to get on next and Teagan says "I gotta go poopy!" Ugh, great. Found the nearest bathroom and there was a line! Even better! I asked her if she could hold it for 2 minutes and she did. Thank goodness, that could have been horrible!

We ended the day by checking out the animals, cows, chickens, and horses. We came just in time for a horse show too. We got to watch as the horses jumped and even got to pet a cute mini pony named Charlie. On our way out we got the girls some cotton candy.

The whole day was so much fun and actually stress free. All the kids behaved well. Teagan totally missed her nap but you would have never known it. On the way home the girls finished some cotton candy then Taylor fell right to sleep, Teagan on the other hand was wide awake. She was yelling "Sissy, wake up!!" She was just being soo silly and Chris and I were in the front craking up.

I could not have asked for a better day!! Definitely wil be going back next year.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Girls are made of sugar & spice and everything nice!

I am super busy today but just wanted to do a quick post before I totally forget!

I am loving how much love & affection I get from my girls lately! Especially Teagan, she is always right by my side, that little pumpkin head :) It's the little things that the random"I love you Mommy" for no reason at all. Last night we all were reading a book, I looked over at Teagan and she looked at me, we both smiled. It was the sweetest moment just between the two of us, she bent over and kissed my forehead so gently with her juicy pink lips all puckered up! It's when I'm wearing sweat pants, no make up, when I get "You're so beautiful mommy" from Taylor. She constantly compliments me, I like your hair, I like your shirt, I like this, I like that....I'm almost like, enough already! LOL I know she really means it & it melts my heart. They way she looks at me with those big eyes with such admiration, I could almost cry. They are the sweetest two little girls (except when they are fighting). The best part of my day is when I pick them up and how they come running to me with hugs and kisses. I know already time goes by at warp speed. Thats one reason why I wanted to write this, so I can re-live those sweet loving moments.

Love you Princess & Pumpkin!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Year in Review - Part 2

July – July of course started out with a bang with fireworks on the 4th. Chris bought some and we did them in the driveway with the kids. Teagan was a little nervous about the loud noise. We spent the rest of the summer days either at the splash park, beach, or pool.

August – My first cruise!! My mom, Shana & I went on a 4-day cruise to Key West & Cozumel. It was a last minute decision and I was lucky enough that Chris didn’t even flinch when I asked him about it. He thought it was a great idea! We really had a great time. We enjoyed shopping in Key West, snorkeling in Mexico, and just relaxing by the pool at sea. Of course, I missed my little munchkins and Chris but it was a nice relaxing getaway.

Sept. – At the beginning of the month, we went to the Nick Hotel in Orlando. The hotel was totally decked out with Nickelodeon characters. We stayed in the Dora & Diego suite, which had bunk beds. Taylor & Teagan loved it! We mostly hung out by the awesome pools. It was like our own little waterpark. We also got to watch the mass sliming by the pool! Before we left, we went to a Spongebob live show. I was a short little getaway but LOTS of fun. We definitely will be going back there soon. On Teagan’s actual birthday we went out for dinner, all of us and nana. We went back to the house for cupcakes but while Chris was rough housing with the girls, Teagan fell and sprained her foot. We had to take her to the ER to check and see if she had broken anything. Luckily, she didn’t but she was in a lot of pain and could not walk for a few days. Then next weekend we had Teagan’s birthday party at Barrel O Monkey’s in Delray. It was an indoor play place, with a bubble machine, slides, a trampoline, and even a zipline! The theme was Yo Gabba Gabba, a show that Teagan loves! Despite her bum foot, she did have a great time at her birthday party.

October – This was another busy month for us. We went to the local farmers market for hayrides and went pumpkin picking. The farmers market had lots of other fun things to do like face painting, music, and food. The place was always soo packed on the weekends but we managed to go twice this month. Then the girls carved their pumpkins with daddy. On Halloween day, we went down to Miami to watch the Yo Gabba Gabba live show. It was the best kids show we’ve been to so far!! We went with our good friends Christi & Caitlin.

November – We visited Aunt Shana & Uncle Oliver for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the girls & I ended up getting sick with a 24 hour bug. We did manage to go to the movies and see Tangled, Disney’s new princess movie. It was Teagan’s first time in the movie theater and she did really well. The movie was awesome!!!! We all enjoyed it :)

December – Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle rock! I heard this song over and over again this month! This was the best Christmas yet, since the girls are older and can understand more of it. Every night during December, we watched a Christmas movie on the ABC Family channel. It was sooo much fun & great family time :) Every night during bath I’d turn on Pandora radio and we would sing Christmas songs while getting clean. December was such a magical month. On Christmas Eve, we left out cookies and milk for Santa and scattered “reindeer food” out on the lawn. That was a concoction of glitter & oats. We also threw out a few carrots for the reindeer too ;) The kids enjoyed opening their presents on Christmas morning, at 6:45 to be exact! We were lucky to have grandma & grandpa come over and spend a few days along with Nana and Uncle Adam. We ended the year by doing some fireworks out in the driveway, watching our Noles kick some butt in the Chik-Fil-A bowl, and then watching the ball drop on tv.

Overall, 2010 was a pretty good year! I am looking forward to 2011 and what it brings!