Sunday, December 29, 2013

Beyond sweet

Reese was so so excited to meet Santa. She asked for a fire truck and jibber jabbered away. Kate was a little more skeptical. She was super interested in the  photographer's toy duck, in the picture she is reaching out in slow motion to grab that duck once and for all. 

My cuddle bug

I'm so embarrassed!

I haven't posted in months and months and months. I'm very sorry.  Interesting that my lost post was right before I went back to work from my maternity leave. Reese and Kate are great. Reese is a motor mouth and talks all day long. From the moment we open her door in the morning until we close her door for bed, she is non stop talking. Here are some highlights--

"Actually, I want yogurt not cottage cheese"

"Can I talk to you for a sec? I'm disappointed in you when you put me in time out."

"The grinch took all their presents and ornaments and he's NOT very nice"

Kate is about to sit up and might be crawling in the next month. I hold her most of the time so I'm sure if I set her down she would be further ahed but she is just too cute and cuddly not to. Kate is one of the best babies I have ever met and I am so glad she lives with me!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Happy birthday Carl

Admiring herself

Reese loves to look at videos of herself or when we flip our iphone so the video is a live action shot. Here she is.

4th of July

We spent the morning at the pool and swam with friends. Then we headed home for lunch and naps. After we were rested we went to the neighborhood 4th of July parade and had dinner with Ed, Sarah and their 2 little girls. Maddie and Claire are best buds with Reese and we are so lucky they live so close by!


We went to beachwalker park on Sunday morning. Kate slept in the carrier and Reese had so much fun running through the surf and the tide pools.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Last weekend we went to 2 different festivals. Charleston is full of festivals in the late winter and spring. We went to the flower town festival in Summerville SC. It was so so so crowded but fun and prefect weather. I ate the whole time! Carl spotted red velvet funnel cake and that was the highlight. It was delicious, but don't worry I shared it with a friend and when Reese got a few bites.
The next day we went to Cajun fest and there was awesome food here as well. We brought chairs and listened to music. Reese danced for a bit as well. The weather was perfect and Carl and I got a little sun.
I forgot to write about our Friday night. Carl was nominated for an award at work and he won!! I knew he would the whole time, I had no doubt. But the awards dinner was downtown and we got a sitter and had a great time.
This past weekend we took it pretty easy and went to parks and had a play date. It was really fun and we are slowly getting ready for baby Kate's arrival. Reese will even pay my belly and say hello baby sister.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I asked Reese why Kate was crying yesterday and she said, " she needs a blankie.". Meet Kate's new blankie. I think she likes it. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013


We went to the pool Friday morning. Reese did better in the water than previous trips. She is still a little nervous but I know she'll get more confident. Kate and I hung out in the shade and she took a great nap. 

Waterfront park

We made our first trip to waterfront park. We had a picnic and hit up the playground. Carl had to join in the fun!

Baby Kate day 1!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Reese's birthday

We celebrated Reese's second birthday this weekend! It was so much fun! We had a party at the house with a jump castle and the house was decorated with her favorite Sesame Street characters! It was a mad house but in a good way. I just opened the back door and kids streamed in and out of the house grabbing food and going back outside to play! She had so much fun and was so excited. When some of her close friends came over there was lots of shrieking!