Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Rock 2010

Another year down. 7!  Can you believe it!? Tomorrow is the big day so today we headed to the school to paint the rock for her special day.  Addy and I will meet her for lunch and her requested birthday brownies for her class. She requested quesadillas for dinner again so it looks like we will head out for Mexican, then back home for ice cream cake. Polka dot ice cream cake.

Last year…


This year (do you like her painters smock?)…

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The girl likes polka dots.  Just like her mom.

(HerE is an updated Do you know from last birthday)

Do you know that Evelyn...............................

Is still sucking her thumb . . . Not anymore! She finally quit soon after this blog.
Is a huge worry wart. . . Not sure that will ever change.
Still says "hostibal" when trying to say hospital . . . sad to say she doesn’t. I just thought it was so cute.
Loves her stuffed animals and sleeps with a handful each night . . . Probably her all time favorite toys.
Says her best friend is Addy...ahhhh. . . that hasn’t changed
Tries to match anything that Addy is wearing . . .Yep, still.
The place she most wants to go is Kansas (or as she says, "Kansdis"). . . Yes, but she loves to go anywhere her extended family will be.
Desperately wants to take off her training wheels. Mom and Dad have slacked on this one.
Listens for Addy to wake up and then plays with her in her crib. . . . Addy  wakes up before her. Evelyn

Gets mad at me if I don't give her enough time to play with Addy in the crib. No more crib but every weekend she has to sleep in Addy’s bed with her.

Has been in gymnastics for a year but still can't do a cartwheel. Finally mastered that and has moved onto walkovers and controlling her handstands.

Has the most gorgeous eyes. . . so jealous!

Gets frustrated easily just like her mommy. . .what can I say, we’re not patient girls

Likes to watches football with her daddy and roots for the team playing that is closest to us. . . . and basketball. If you ask her, she is not a “sporty” girl

Loves school. . .hasn’t changed

Is the absolute best big sister. . .hasn’t changed

Loves pink pink and more pink. . .hasn’t changed although she has been mentioning purple lately

Is not into barbies or princessy things. . .hasn’t changed. Just the other day she asked what she is since she isn’t into girlie things and not into sports except gymnastics.

Loves making crafts and doing mazes. . .hasn’t changed

Hung from the monkey bars at the park for 106 seconds . . .been too cold to know that this year!

Finally agreed to let me get her hair cut . . . she wants it long again and is refusing a hair cut

Hasn't lost any of her baby teeth . . .Just lost her third the other night!

Eats peanut butter everyday. . . slowed down a little but still loves it

On another note, I can’t believe it has been one year since Addy moved into a big girl bed.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Too tired to think of blogging but wanted to show you a couple photos from the happiest place on earth.






Sunday, January 3, 2010



“Of two sisters, one is always the watcher, one the dancer.” - Louise Gluck 

“She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.” - Barbara Alpert

I think those two quotes say it all. Wouldn’t you agree?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

long road home to resolutions

The holidays are over and we are driving back to NC thinking about the great time with family:


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Watching the girls play with their uncles, aunt, cousins, grandparents, 2nd cousins and “Summer Friends”

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Celebrating Addy’s 3rd birthday

Meeting baby cousin Alex

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Seeing cousin Shaun and Nicole’s beautiful new home. So jealous!

Enjoying Tim’s wine by his great fireplace almost every night

But, it wouldn’t be a holiday if one of us weren’t sick. Or most of us! All of us went into it with a cold but Brian and Addy got hit with a nasty stomach bug too. Both the girls had some “not-so-feel-good” days, but Addy was on again off again most of the time. She finally seems to be getting better, fortunately, for the long car ride back home.

It’s always sad to leave family, but we are looking forward to getting settled back home, organizing the excessive amounts of toys the girls received and getting started on our New Year.

The first thing on our New Year list is to get our Disney trip finalized. I can’t believe we leave in two weeks for that.  And a blink of an eye after that, Evelyn will turn 7.

So lets see what I hope for 2010…

Rock the gym

Eliminate sugar for the most part

Search for bedroom furniture and not give up this time

Organize the house

Lens for camera and Learn more

Utilize my time better

Take more photography classes

Imagine – Addy potty trained, our new addition decorated and furnished, me organized!

Ocean vacation

New boobs. Its not like it’s a secret! You all know that would be at the top of my list if B ever really gives in. Besides, I really need them for my ocean vacation!

Stick to the gym

Happy New Year everyone!