Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Photo Booth Stupidity

A few weeks ago we were out and about at the mall when we spotted a photo booth.  I immediately decided that we needed to take this opportunity to capture our little family.  It has been ages since I have used a photo booth and apparently the same is true for Drew.  For the first two pictures we couldn't even tell that it was working (let alone when an actual picture was going to be snapped).  By the time the third picture was being taken, the twins and I had abandoned the booth and left Drew to figure it out.  Which he of course did, just in time for the last picture.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Little Artists

The twins have turned into quite the little artists.  They love to sit at their table with crayons and to use their chalk on the fence outside.  Emily could color all day.  Elson loses interest after about 10 minutes.  Either way, we have been having a good time creating some abstract art.

Love that smile!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Elmo's Birthday

In celebration of Elmo's birthday, Learning Express (our favorite toy store) had a birthday party complete with a real Elmo (aka....a person dressed up in a sad looking Elmo costume).  I thought the twins would love it and I also wanted to get them ready for our upcoming Disney cruise by showing them that big characters aren't scary.  To our surprise, Elson was totally fine.  He even gave Elmo a couple of high-fives.  Emily, on the other hand, was terrified.  She cried her little heart out while whimpering "no, Elmo, no."  Even after we left, she sat in the car telling Elmo "no, no."  It was kind of sad, but mostly cute.


Not so cute in this picture

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Mardi Gras Y'all

Before I had the twins, Mardi Gras was my favorite holiday.  In Baton Rouge, Drew and I lived one street off the best parades routes.  We went to all the parades and had way too much fun.  I was really looking forward to sharing my favorite holiday with the twins this year (last year they were still too young to have any fun).  Unfortunately, a terrible virus hit our house last week and we had to miss the two really good parades that Shreveport has to offer.   Thankfully, we recovered just in time to hit up the neighborhood Highland parade.  It was fun....just not what I'm used to.  Now that I'm a Shreveport girl I will have to get used to a "Yankee" Mardi Gras.

Everyone that knows us from our former life will appreciate Drew's shirt

There was no way she was asking him to "Throw me somethin' Mister"

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Proper Boy Haircut

Up until now I have been cutting Elson's hair myself.  I would say that I have done a decent job, but it was time that he had a proper boy haircut.  We made an appointment with our favorite stylist/colorist/everything has do with hairist, Joseph.  Elson did a great job.  He only cried when we tried to use the electric clippers.  Other than that, I think he actually enjoyed getting his hair cut.  Emily was unsure about the whole thing.  She sat quietly in the stroller with a wary look on her face.  I think she was glad that it wasn't her day for a haircut.


Doesn't he look relaxed?

Joseph and Elson

Joseph and Emily

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

January In My Phone

Watch out we come!

My Sleeping Beauty

Elson wearing his Dad's clothes.....He is a miniature Drew with blonde hair.


Park time

Giving Baby a ride

Double trouble

Thank you Nanny, Uncle Rudy and Sophia for the sweet presents!