Saturday, November 30, 2013
Great end to Thanksgiving vacation! Great dinner. Both kids in bed. Hot shower. Pjs. Wine. TV. Awesome hotel room. Haaaaappy. :) And to think we considered for just a moment to forgo this stop and drive another four hours to get home tonight. I would have had to Benadryl the girls. Kidding. Kind of.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
We went to the Amazing Pizza Machine for my nephew, Bennett's, birthday! After torturing the girls, and by torturing, I mean making them eat dinner, they ran off and had a blast. :) I wasn't going to let Aubree ride this ride because it raises them up and down pretty quickly. As crazy as she is, she's not much of a daredevil when it comes to stuff like this. However, when she say Ayla and Makayla get in line, she insisted on going as well. I thought she was going to freak out, but she (well, all three of them) loved it! They ended up going twice.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Ayla had a field trip to HyVee on Friday so I had to keep Aubree entertained in the store for an hour. Not an easy task. I let her push this little cart for the first time and she thought it was pretty awesome!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Munching on snacks, watching the rain, and most importantly, taking a break from screaming and beating each other up. Always a bonus.
This 10-day stint at home with them has been very challenging. The last time my parents were out of town just a few short months ago, the girls and I had the best time! I didn't want to go back to work. This time, I've been counting down the days until I can to work again. Ten days has felt more like ten weeks. They just haven't been getting along very well. They can't be in the same room for more than a few minutes before one of them is screaming or crying. My head is about to explode.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
The girls were sooo excited for Halloween...it couldn't get here any faster! Before lunch, they had dentist appointments where Aunt Surina works. Since it was Halloween, they got to wear their costumes. :)
Aubree did so well! I was really surprised that she listened so well and wasn't freaked out. I think she liked that Surina was there. Ayla started out okay--Surina took an x-ray of her teeth. The first one went just fine, but when she went to do the second one, she refused. From that point on, it was a bit of a battle. It took a lot of coaxing to get her to listen. They ended up getting everything done...minus the other x-ray, but they said they could just get it next time. No cavities for either one and everything looks healthy. Yay! :) The dental office was awesome--Smile Station. At the end, Surina took them around the office to different pumpkin buckets so they could "trick-or-treat" and pick something out of each one. They even had a wall of vending machines--they were each given a token to get something. Such a cute idea.
After we wrestled through an early dinner, the girls put their costumes on and probably asked about 100 times when they could start trick-or-treating. We went outside to take a bunch of pictures to kill some time.
|When I was painting the freckles on her face, she kept giggling because it tickled. :)|
|Love this one. A real smile!|
|A curtsy from the princess :)|
|So. Awesome. :) Kody is so sweet to put up with this costume every year.|
|Off they go!|