Friday, March 6, 2009

Will spring ever come?

Usually I really dislike the heat that comes with summer. I rather like spring and autumn...they are my favorite seasons. But recently I have come to hate winter! It seems like my kids have been sick constantly since October. Currently they are getting over a stomach flu. Tiana seems to get the worst of any sickness, her immune system hasn't matured as much as Teyas. For example: the night before last I sat up all night holding a bowl and waiting for Tiana to start to gag (she is too little to have mastered the aim for the bowl milestone that all mothers come to love), she threw up every 15 minutes for about 5 hours. I am sick of my kids being sick! I long for the warm weather that brings us all out of the house to play. I can't wait for picnics at the park, for walks in the morning, for days spent at the zoo. Well we had a decent weather day a few days ago (two days before it snowed again), so we went to the zoo. It was a marvelous day, if not just a little bit windy. Here are a couple of pics of the girls on the carousel at the zoo. In the mean time everyone cross your fingers and hope for warm weather!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow Day

There has been so much snow lately! I was just commenting that there wasn't any snow about 2 weeks ago, but wow what a show mother nature has been putting on lately! Well Teya has been wanting to play in the snow since she got her snow boots. Teya's friends Danica and Bryhn have been out in the snow with Teya every second they get. Tiana is always dying to join in, so I had to bite the bullet and take them sledding! They had such a good time. I pulled the girls around on the sled and we built a really tiny (the snow wasn't melted enough to stick well) snowman in the front yard. I love that this year Tiana is big enough to join in the fun, besides the fact that she kind of walks like Ralphy's brother Randy in a Christmas Story with all of her gear on! I love girls are so much fun!

It's almost Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Teya and Tiana are so excited about Christmas. TJ and I are pretty excited too...Teya was so much fun to watch on Christmas morning last year, now Tiana is old enough too! She is a big kid all of the sudden. It is bittersweet....I want Tiana to continue to grow and learn....but she is no longer my little baby. She is now toddling around doing EVERYTHING her sister does. Poor Teya has a little shadow. I think that Teya likes it though...she loves to be watched, she is my little performer. We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season. We will have to put a video of Christmas morning on after the holiday. I can't wait to see their faces!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Ladybug and the Bee

Halloween has come again! For those of you who do not know me very well let me tell you something about myself: I LOVE HALLOWEEN! My kids are destined to be the same as well. They have been helping me decorate our home and yard with glee as well. We have been watching Halloween movies and practicing Halloween songs since the end of September. I had their pictures taken a couple of weeks ago, Teya is going to be a bee and Tiana is a ladybug. I loved the idea of them both being bugs. They are my little bugs. Teya looks adorable in her little antennae and Tiana looks so cute toddling around with that ladybug shell thing on her back. My little Halloween girls are so cute! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cute birthday party

My family and I were invited to a birthday party this weekend, for a 1 year old. Our neighbors, Kim and Steve, are such a nice couple...doting parents of Griffin. He is an adorable, bright eyed, blonde haired little man. The party was held in the back yard with a magician/facepainter for entertainment. I know, I know, for a 1 year old? Steve was the voice of reason...kind of....he said no to the petting zoo...HAHA! The kids had a blast! The magician kept them entertained with balloon animals, real animals, bubbles, music, a tunnel, and a parachute. Teya loved every minute of it. She was dancing around and smiling from ear to ear. The magician also was an amazing face painter....hence the picture of Teya.

Tiana could have cared less...she just wanted to get down and walk around....we could have been on the moon for all she cared. I think that little Griffin felt the same way, but we had fun! Some would say the party was silly, but I think it was a great success. Thanks Kim (and Steve)!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My little carrot top

Before TJ and I had Teya he warned me that if we had a redhead that we would shave her head. I ofcourse always gave him a dirty look and imagined my little redhaired babies. Well, Teya came out with blonde hair and I just figured that any others we had would follow suit. Then, SURPRISE, out came Tiana Kay. Actually when she was born it looked brown, my stepmother kept saying that it would be red. Low and behold...a few weeks later it began to look red. HOORAY! Other than the haircolor it looks like I had nothing to do with the making of Tiana, she is the spitting image of her father. TJ must have really strong genes, both of my girls look just like does Jalon. All I know is that my baby has red hair. Her haircolor is almost the exact color that mine is...I am elated. I read somewhere that in about 50 years redhair will no longer be a phenomenon brought by nature...only a bottle. I guess the redhair genes are passive ones. But as long as I have anything to do with it, redhair will continue...oh yes.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Here is a fun little game...Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.On your mark...get your memories!!