Tuesday, May 21, 2013

8 Years

Eight years ago today I married my best friend.  I love him even more today than I did then.  I guess what they say is true....it only gets better with age!

The day we got engaged.....we were so young!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Little Personalities

Emily and Elson have really developed their own little personalities over the last few months, so I thought I would give you an updated on what they are each like on a daily basis at 22 months old....

Emily is a boss.  I say boss instead of bossy because I'm hoping that turns her "I'm going to tell everyone what to do" tendencies into a positive trait of leadership.  The girl loves being outside and has no problem with getting dirty.  She has hilarious dance moves.  Her smile and laugh are infectious.  Her temper tantrums are intense.  She hates to go "night, night" and is not a morning person.  She talks all the time and, although she mumbles, I can generally understand what she is saying.  She is super possessive, especially of her Momma.  At the moment, her favorite things are cookies, coloring, "Mickey Donald" and Goofy.

Elson is all boy.  He loves to climb, jump, throw balls, splash in the bathtub, and run around like a crazy person.   He is also a total tech nerd.  He is obsessed with all electronic devices, especially his I-Pad.  He is generally easy-going as long as he stays on his schedule.  He gives the best hugs ever!  He is a morning person just like his Dad and always wakes up happy.  He has to have his specific lovie in order to go to sleep.  He hasn't been a great talker, but has really been saying a lot more as of late.  Other than his I-Pad, at the moment, his favorite things are blueberries and Blue's Clues.

Together they have a love/hate relationship.  They love to play together and tend to gravitate to each other when in groups with other children.  However, they do fight.  Mostly physical altercations over space intrusion.  I think they have finally come to terms with being stuck with each other for the foreseeable future.

Bored with Mom


Funny Kiddos

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend

What a great Mother's Day weekend!!  Being Emily and Elson's mom is the joy of my life.  I consider it a real blessing to be called their Momma.  That being said, it was nice to have a weekend for them (Drew) to spoil me.  We started off with Saturday brunch with the whole family.  Brunch got off to a rough start when there was a minor altercation between Emily and Maddie, but (like most cousins) they were able to recover and brunch turned out great.  After naps and the LSU baseball game we headed to The Smiths (unrelated) for a crawfish boil.  It was great for all the kiddos to play together and the husbands to handle the cooking.  The twins woke me up Sunday morning with sweet kisses and beautiful gifts.  After church and naps we spent some time together as a family playing in the sprinkler.  It was a great weekend.  I am so blessed!

Saturday Brunch

Elson checking out the crawfish

A little help from Dad


Sprinkler fun

Monday, May 6, 2013

Kitchen Helpers

The twins have turned into quite the little helpers, so I decided to put them to work in the kitchen.  I got all the ingredients ready for peanut butter cookies and they helped me put them together in the mixer.  They, of course, tasted each ingredient before adding it to the batch.  I think they learned a quick lesson that flour isn't very tasty by itself.  While they weren't necessarily "helpful" in the kitchen, it was entertaining, fun, and produced a batch of really good peanut butter cookies!!

They still had their Gymboree name tags on


Emily had finished her cookie and had her eye on Elson's

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Month According to My Phone

Cooking up a storm

Night life

Sharing a frozen yogurt treat

This boy LOVES him some Hannah

She said she was "calling Pop"


Putting our heads together

Watching the birds

Sleepy little man