Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pictures! Feb 2019

Here are some recent pics of our girls! These pictures are from Feb 2019; MC is 6.5 and GL is 2.5.

They celebrated the 100th day of Kindergarten by wearing shirts with 100 things on them. They also made crowns and had a popcorn party to celebrate the day.

Sweet sisters wearing their Valentine's glasses.

Trying on some new clothes for the upcoming spring and summer. MC declared this outfit was "too grown-upy!"

But these matching outfits were "just right!"

GL catching a quick car nap on the way to run some errands.

Spending some quality time with the best dog on Earth. These two have a special bond and a mutual love for each other.

Where has my baby child gone? People regularly comment on how clearly and how much she talks. She definitely does not sound 2.5. On the weekend I took this pic, she said to us, "Hey, you guys! I have a question to ask you."

This has been a dreary, rainy winter, so we took advantage of a rare sunny day and spent the morning outside - exploring in our boots and collecting rocks to throw in the ditch.

Outside the pediatrician's office is decorated in a ocean motif with all sorts of various underwater creatures painted on the walls. She loves to point them all out and talk about them. On this day she rain over and stood in front of the octopus and said "Take my picture!"

Friday, February 15, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019

On the night before Valentine's Day, we decorated the girls' bedroom doors while they slept. They were both excited to see their fancy doors on Valentine's morning.

We sent both of our little valentines off to school dressed appropriately for the occasion. They were both very excited for their classroom parties.

BD and I had a Valentine's breakfast date at a local diner. This year we are celebrating 20 years of being valentines.

Bright and early on Valentine's morning, we could hear MC stirring around in her room for quite a while before she made an appearance downstairs. When she came down, she had made Valentine's cards for both me and BD.

"Dear Mama, I love you. Happy Valentine's Day. This is your own Valentine. From Meredith."

It also had a portrait of us wearing matching dresses and a rainbow on the back page.

"Dear Dada, I love you. Happy Valentine's Day. This is your own Valentine. From Meredith."

His also had a portrait of the two of them in matching clothes and a rainbow on the back page.

GL also made us a Valentine's card with help from her preschool teachers.

Monday, February 11, 2019

MC's Mermaid Dance

MC is performing with the intermediate competition team at her dance company, and her group's competition dance is a jazz routine to a song from The Little Mermaid. Before competition season kicks off in late winter, they had a dress rehearsal at a local high school auditorium.

It was the first time they got to do the whole routine with their mermaid costume, and they looked adorable!

They continued to practice and improve the dance, and they competed in the first competition over the weekend. Her team has worked so hard on this dance, and she and her team did such a great job! We are so proud of our little mermaid dancer! She loved the competition and is very proud of their 2nd place win in their category, which is based on type of dance, age group, and group size.

She has a little solo part during the dance where she does a heel stretch while the other girls are doing a different move.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Pictures! Jan 2019

Here are some recent pics of our girls! These pictures are from Jan 2019; MC is 6.5 and GL is 2.

MC helping me make the fudge topping for BD's requested birthday dessert - Fudgy Peanut Butter Cookie Bars.

Late night date night at a basketball game! We had our babysitter come over after the girls were in bed, and we sneaked away to a 9pm basketball game. We were tired the next day from being out so late, but it was worth it to be out alone together! And bonus that the Heels won!

MC had a day off of school on one of the days that GL had preschool, so we went out to breakfast together, and they made her a fancy pancake.

The coat closet at our house doubles as the girls' arts and crafts storage space. It is not very organized, so it regularly gets out of control and needs to be cleaned up. MC wrote us a note one day as a reminder.

MC was home sick from school with a fever but wasn't actually feeling all that bad, so they spent a fun morning playing together upstairs. This was their "inside beach" - complete with beach chairs and sand toys that they dug out of the storage room.

Another sick day for MC when GL was at school. I am sorry that she feels bad, but I do enjoy the couch cuddles with her!

GL had a sweet friend over for a play date while her mama went to an appointment, and they decided it was the perfect time for a tea party picnic in the kitchen!

All bundled up walking into preschool on a cold winter morning.

Stripped down to her undies to do a painting project, since she refuses to wear a smock!

The rings are her favorite part of toddler gymnastics class.

We brought a friend home from school with us one day when his mama had a conflict for pick-up, and he read a story to the girls as we waited for MC's dance class to start.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MC's UNC Basketball Dance

MC's dance company was invited to dance at halftime of the UNC v VaTech basketball game. We were so excited for her to have this opportunity, and she was so happy to participate. We had our two season tickets to the game and purchased two tickets from some friends who have the tickets for the seats beside us, so we were all able to sit together. The game was sold out, and the atmosphere in the Dean Dome was electric.

It was GL's first game this season, and she was happy to wear her headphones, watch the crowd, and cheer along with us.

About halfway through the first half, we met up with MC's other teammates at a designated spot for drop-off. They went downstairs into the practice facility to warm up and get ready for their performance. At halftime I went all the way down on the lower level to try and get some good pictures of her, while BD and GL watched from the stands.

Their routine was really impressive, and MC did great during her parts.

The two cutest Tar Heel fans in the building!

Our first (and only) game as a family this season!

January 21, 2019