Friday, August 22, 2014


Some days no matter what I do to my hair, it just won't cooperate. Today was a day like that. It's silly that this has the potential power to ruin my day... But not today. Gwenna sat and talked to me while I picked it out and we decided big hair was fun. Just like that. She wanted to take a picture to show aunt Rose and Daddy. 

Being a good mom requires living as an example- it isn't always easy to practice what you preach- today it was embracing my most natural self with a smile and laugh! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


One exciting aspect of our new house is that we actually have room to let people crash for a night or two! My sister Jade is our first overnight guest, and Gwenna was THRILLED! She even made sure her jammie pants matched her aunties. 

We put Amelia to bed and let G stay up and play games for an extra hour (I know I know, we are so generous!). Uncle Wiggly was a hit, and fun to see her experiencing the same game I used to play at my grandmas growing up.

But the ultimate highlight was Jenga! At first we told her she could watch, but after she saw how it worked she convinced us to let her try. She was amazing! Rhodric, Jade and I had our jaws on the floor with very turn she took! Such nimble little fingers! And just look at her expressions! So many of these comments: 

"This is making me so nervous!"

"I am so proud myself!!"

"That was a close one!"

Daddy coaching her through it. 

Nervous for daddy!

So proud of daddy!

Ending the night looking through our old EXPLORE magazines. Anyone remember those?! So good, but only out for 2 or 3 years. 

Good night sweet girls!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gwenna's New Look!

"So mom, I think I don't want long hair like rapunzel anymore..."

"Mom you said we could talk about a haircut for me... Can we talk about that today? I am do ready for this!"

These are the things I have been hearing from Gwenna for the past week or two... At first we dismissed the comments but as she came more persistent, we realized she really knew what she was asking for. 

So this afternoon I dropped her off at my sisters for a haircut- and voila! It's just the style she asked for, absolutely adorable, and fits her personality perfectly. Her new nickname for the moment is Ramona. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Over Due

I've been meaning to post these for awhile! Summer loving with these girls is... Unforgettable. They are growing so fast! Stay tuned for Gwenna's new haircut!

Babies require so much attention, but lovers do just as much! Last Sunday we got to spend the whole day together sans babies!

Some days are too hot to go outside. The girls live the Sound of Music!

First pigtails!

Aunt Gillian turns 9!

Hope you all are having a good summer and eating lots of watermelon!