Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy 18 months, Riley!



She's doing much better walking! She will walk across the room when she's in the mood. We are working with her more. She's just not ready to let go and take off yet ;)

Talking more! She's added more words(yes, sissy, meme(madison),  and repeats a lot of words after you.

 She is such a happy girl! She's constantly laughing and smiling. She will play on her own and just laugh at herself. It's the sweetest. She loves watching Madison but is not a snuggler! Madison loves to snuggle and hold Riley and Riley hates it.

Blackberry beard


At the dentist








M at 21 months
R at 17 months

The girls, 1 month apart.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Frozen on Ice

Madison was pretty excited to go and honestly I was too. I don't get much alone time with her and I knew it'd be a great show. We got there around an hour before the show started, got inside and walked around. There are plenty of things to do before the show.. There are vendors with treats, toys and clothes all around. There is face painting booth and a photo booth. She walked in and spotted Cotton Candy so we stood in line to get that. The bags come with either an Olaf hat or a Princess crown.

The show starts by some skaters coming out and discussing fitness and skating around.
Then Mickey and Minnie come out.
After that, character after character comes out. All of the Princes and Princesses, the Nemo characters, Donald and Goofy.. You name it and I bet they were there. That was exciting!

 "Let it Gooooooo"





The show was 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission after an hour. A bit long for my antsy 3.5 year old. It's basically the movie played out on ice. She got bored when there wasn't singing or fast dancing going on. As an adult, I loved it. The snow falling, the lights, the tricks and sparks flying.. It was a really great show and they went above and beyond putting this one together. Madison has been ice skating around the house since we went ;)  If it's coming to your city, GO!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Madness










 Madison's last day of preschool was Friday. 

Bring on Summer. With no plans.
 Lots of feeling like this...

Lots of playground and library time(which started today)

Alan's been working hard in the yard lately. He's rebuilt our deck stairs and will be replacing 2 sections and various boards soon. We will be restaining it in a couple months when that new wood ages a little. He's also trimmed trees, we've planted more flowers and I've been trimming up our bushes and done some weeding. Busy bees trying to make our yard a prettier place! Our blackberries are coming in too! Now to get my garden planted and plant some blueberry bushes! I want 3 acres of fruit trees and bushes! 

Excited for the Bachelorette tonight! What a twist with TWO girls!? I was a huge Britt fan until she turned crazy at the end and was a big Kaitlyn fan the whole time, except maybe her introduction to Chris.. I thought she was a little much then but she grew on me.



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day

I decided that morning that I would like to ride to the mountains.. We got up and left mid morning. We stopped in Hendersonville, NC and at at Moe's BBQ on Main St. After that, we walked downtown.





After that, we rode into Brevard. Madison likes OP Taylors so she played int here a bit. We left and went to Looking Glass Falls..

We headed home after that. It was a full day! We all had fun!



 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Yard improvements!

Nothing like a tractor trailer half full of sod..


Before.

After bushes pulled out..

After some planting. 
Planted 3 gardenia and transferred 1 gardenia(the bigger one by the a/c), 2 purple calla lilly and a few other flowers that I don't know what they are. We will finish the rock border all the way around and put down black mulch.

Also hoping to find an a/c cover similar to this..
or this..
Also looking for a nice garden hose holder like one of these.
 
The other side before

After.. 
A purple lantana in the corner, Fire Power Nandinas in between the bigger bushes with 3 colorful flowers in front of the nandinas.

Patchy yard before

During

I thought I got a pic of the after. Just imagine the dirt patches gone ;)

Also had the glass filled(from the wreck in February) grass dug up and sod laid.


The front of the house.. Working on trimming and shaping. Mulch will help a lot!


They are coming back to put in another irrigation zone this week. Mulch will be a fun project(sarcastic font). Trying to do a little at a time!