Monday, February 28, 2011

Sterling and Grady's 3rd Pirate/Dino Party

We got to have some fun at the MacTwin's 3rd Birthday Bash. One wanted a Pirate theme, and the other wanted Dinosaurs, so Tatum had the fun job of combining the 2! She had Pirates, and telescopes, tattoo station, and a treasure hunt just to name a few. I think Kaylons favorite thing was fishing...and the cupcakes of course. Kolbie had fun just being cute!

Happy 3rd Birthday Sterling & Grady!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kolbie's Birthday Countdown

7 days and counting! My angel baby girl will be ONE year old! You can't go anywhere in this house with out running into something pink and orange! Its everywhere in preparation for her birthday bash! I had decided for this party I was going to attempt to make everything myself, from the party invitations to ALL the decorations, banners, party hats, cup cake display, just everything! Domestic Diva huh? Ha...not really, just trying my best to save some money and still spoil her until she stinks! (Pretty sure that mission is already accomplished, but it is still fun!) Stay tuned for plenty of pictures of this party princess in the next few weeks to come. We have her and big brither a portrait session scheduled next Wednesday! (they are rare anymore, so I am very excited!)

Side bar...I decided to have LASIK surgery on my eyes yesterday, and I am siting here at the computer with no glasses on for the first time since I was 13 years old. The thought brings tears to my eyes that I can actually see! No make up for this Mama for a WEEK! Planned it just perfect for the party day! (Small price to pay for a life free of glasses and contacts!)


Monday, February 14, 2011

From OUR hearts to YOURS!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Perfect Angel's or Little Devils?

My days are filled with a little of both!

At 11 months old her majesty has a PHD in playing on your heart strings with her shy bashful sweetness. She giggles and laughs all day long. Her motor boating skills are a true art form. She is a professional at batting her eyes and can smile from ear to ear. . .That is of course, when she's NOT busy hitting and scratching and biting! She can pitch a fit with the best of them from grunting and crossing her arms to trying so hard to cry she holds her breath. A little over dramatic I might add. The craziest thing is that she will be loving on her brother...patting and rubbing his head so sweetly then out of nowhere she will scream and pull the heck out of his hair! Crazy randomness! That's pure proof she is wearing her wings and halo simultaneously with her horns and pitchfork! oh, and She knows exactly what you are saying to her and you can watch her wheels turn as she decides to shake her head "no."

My son is 2, and so I'm not sure if he is supposed to get a pass on his crazy behavior or not. It is the most precious sound I have ever heard when he gets in my lap, cocks his head side ways, and say's "I love you too Mommy."
He loves to sing and dance. I don' know what he is singing half the time, but I'm getting pretty good at figuring it out. It is the sweetest thing when he comes to tell me sissy is crying, and when he wants to "help Daddy fix." There is no shortage of toy "sewdives" and "hanners" around the house when he decides something needs to be worked on. It is utterly adorable when he hollers from the other side of the house "I made a mess!" and it takes me a split second to decide if I should come running with the broom or the 409.
Make no mistake, his halo hides his horns too. I swear his ears have fallen off because he doesn't listen to a single word I say. His Daddy and I both ask him why he gets what he wants when he says please but we can say it over and over again and get nothing. Just recently he has decided to answer with "No thank you" which on one hand I should be happy he is using his manners , but when it follows " Can you pick up your toys, please" it gets a little frustrating.
The words "No" and "I want" should never have been invented. And throwing things has literally gone out of control. Not a day goes by where he is not in time out. Usually its more like 2 or 3 times a day. Lets just say so much, that now I just tell him to go sit in time out and he will.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kolbie's 1st Day at MDO

It was nothing like Kaylon's 1st day...I was ready for a break from her royal highness! I had anxiety because there has been a lot of flip flop with the teachers at school, but they re-assured me Mrs. Ashley would be in her room.
I had been telling Kaylon for a few day's that Kolbie was going to be going to school with him, but he was still confused about it when it was time to drop them off. Their classrooms are connected by a 1/2 door so they can peek in on each other whenever. After we were there for a few minutes I handed her off to Mrs. Ashley and that was it.

I hung around for a little while peeking in the glass just to see what was going on, but she was focused on playing with all the new toys.
The 6 hours flew by WAY to fast! When I went to pick them up she was standing up sharing a toy with little Elaina (the only other kid in her class!!ha) I called to her and of course she smiled at me and started to crawl over....then she changed her mind and went back to they toy! She did this twice before I had to go pick her up!
Mrs. Ashley gave her a good report card saying she did wonderful. There are so few kids in both class 1 and class2 hat they combine them both for lunch and nap time. The teacher said Kolbie wanted to share all of Kaylon's food and at nap time she kept wanting to crawl over to her brother and cuddle with him. (Sweetest thing ever!) But Mrs. Ashley eventually moved her back into the other classroom and put her in the pack-n-play so they both could get some rest.
To sum it up I think all 3 of us are very excited about school days!