I'm a loving wife to my husband Jeremy for the past 8 years. We were high school sweet hearts who later married after college. Jeremy and I proudly graduated from the University of Oklahoma...BOOMER SOONER!! Soon after graduation we moved to the Dallas area. Now we have two adorable (so I think) dogs named Max and Madison. They are SPOILED rotten. After struggling with infertility, we are now expecting two precious baby girls. Also, I'm a 1st grade teacher and LOVE my job. I truly look forward to seeing my kiddos each day. Here are some things I love...God, my family, friends, traveling, decorating my house, reality TV, running and life! We are so blessed!!!
It had been far too long since I last posted. Over be summer we decided to sell our house and buy a new one. Needless to say it consumed all of my time when my girls were fast asleep. We moved two weeks ago and we are finally getting in a routine.
There is no doubt that we are ready for summer!! Fortunately it will officially start on June 8th for me. My last day of school is June 7th. Last weekend I put the girls in their swimsuit after church, so they could check out their pool.
The water was a bit cold, so they didn't stay in for too long. We will give it a try again on a warmer day.
Yesterday I made homemade Popsicles for the girls. They were easy to make and much heal other than the sugar loaded store brands. They were definitely a hit!! The girls still need to figure out how to hold the Popsicle. They kept trying to hold the actual Popsicle instead of the stick.
In 9 days this is how I will get to spend the next 2 1/2 months withy sweet girls. I cannot wait to spend lazy summer days with them.
My heart is absolutely heart broken for all of the victims in Oklahoma. When a tornado is approaching I get a lot of anxiety. I cannot even imagine how all of the children and teachers in the two schools felt, as well as the residents in Moore. Ever since having my twins, I have met some pretty amazing mommy's through the blog world. Heather is a fellow twin mom. On Monday, Heather took 1 year old twins into the storm shelter as the tornado came barreling through. When she emerged from her storm shelter she discovered her home was completely destroyed. Unfortunately this is not the first time she has experienced such a catastrophe. On May 3rd, 1999 she and her husband lost their home as well. I cannot even imagine how they feel right now. A few amazing bloggers set up a Paypal account for donations for the Mills family. You can go to this PayPal link to help this sweet family out. I know there are many other charities collecting donations, but this would go directly to the Mills family. They need all the help they can get as they try to rebuild their lives.
Tuesday evening we went to Chuy's, our favorite Mexican restaurant, to celebrate our babysitters birthday. We absolutely love Kayla and feel so blessed to have her in our life. She is extremely caring, nurturing, and sweet to Avery and Harper. They absolutely adore her. So glad they have such an amazing caretaker each day. Makes it a little easier for me to go to work everyday!
Avery didn't want to take off her shades during dinner. If you might remember, she loves to wear accessories. Such a silly girl!
Harper is just like her momma, she loves to pick up and clean after others. She spent a few minutes wiping off the table after dinner.
Hopefiilly we will celebrate many more birthdays with Kayla. We love you, Kayla!
(Once again our posed pics are not the best. Don't they look thrilled...ha ha!!)
We have been busy bees the past couple weekends. This weekend we decided to take a trip to the Dallas Aquarium. It is hands down much better than the zoo!! The animals were much easier for the girls to see. Also, I felt like it was a more up close experience with the animals. One of our favorite exhibits was the sharks. We walked through a tunnel and all of the sharks, as well as sting rays, were swimming around us. It was a bit creepy, but so cool to see.
We also saw a fresh water aquarium full of fish, manatees, and turtles.
The flamingos and birds were pretty exciting for the girls to see too. They actually got to feed a small bird, which was pretty cool. It was so funny because we had to keep the girls from eating the blueberries, they were for the birds to eat.
After our little adventure downtown, we came home and put the girls down for a nap. Before they went to sleep I took a snapshot of the back of their dress. This is by far one of my favorite dresses that they have.
Hope you had an awesome weekend with your family. We have another busy one planned next weekend.
It has been such a beautiful day here! After the girls finished dinner, I put them in the stroller to go for our evening walk. Tonight I decided to check out the park in our neighborhood. This was the first time the girls have played at this park. The girls and I LOVED it. I might build this into our evening routine. When we first arrived at the park there were a couple other kids, maybe around 2 to 3 years old. The girls were infatuated with them and couldn't stop staring. I put them in the double swing, which I love by the way.
Then we decided to explore the playground a little more. Avery loved going down the slide. She kept trying to climb up it. Luckily, for me she hasn't quite mastered this skill...ha ha!! Might become more difficult to manage by myself as they get older.
Harper loved walking around and checking out all of the fun play equipment.
We found these little stools and decided to use it for a photo op. They didn't stay put for too long.
Tomorrow it's suppose to be rainy here, hopefully we can go back later this week. I'm so glad my sweet girls love the outdoors. It is so fun watching them discover new things.
On Saturday, Avery and Harper took their first trip to the zoo. They both seem to have a love for animals, so I knew it would be a successful trip.
They weren't too thrilled to get their picture taken before we left. As soon as we told them they were going "bye bye" they quickly cheered up!!!
After a 30 minute drive we arrived to the zoo. Fortunately we got a good parking spot, unloaded the car, and went to meet up with our friends, the Donley triplets.
First, we headed to the Safari portion of the zoo to see the elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras and so much more. They seemed to love the giraffes and elephants the most. After leaving the safari portion of the zoo we headed on over to the children's petting zoo. Harper made a new friend at the petting zoo.
This little goat was so sweet and calm. Avery was a little cautious, which really surprised me since she is usually very curious about animals.
Harper also loved the coy fish. This was such a neat little pond in the middle of the petting zoo.
After leaving the petting zoo we saw a few monkeys and then sat down to feed the kids lunch. The kiddos were getting a bit tired, so we loaded up the car and headed home. We hope to visit the zoo again very soon!!
Bath time is one of our favorite times of the day. Avery and Harper get so excited when I ask if they want to go take a bath. They immediately run towards the bathroom. During bath time we play, we sing, brush their teeth, they practice washing their hair (sometimes each others), and just enjoy quality time together.