Saturday, January 29, 2011

We have a Big Girl!

Awhile back I said that we were going to start potty training Ty. Well things didn't work out (I was sick and Ty fell into the toilet) and so we waited a few weeks.
We started on Monday and she has been doing well. The first two days were awful, but then the third day it is like it just clicked and she started doing very well. We haven't had any accidents during the night--- we just have problems during the day. :) She is even used to the idea of no pants, which is big for her.
I tried to tell her all the time how big of a girl she was, but she would get mad at me every time and say "Ty baby".
She is my baby and she knows it. I'm pretty sure she isn't going to give up the title.
Ty, you are such a big girl and I love you so much. Keep up the good work!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nana and Papa

We were able to have some visitors who have been saying that they would come for months now-- Nana and Papa. We were all excited to see them and the crazies could hardly contain themselves when they actually showed up on Friday afternoon. They talked non-stop and when they showed them around the house they pointed out every little thing. I mean every little thing. It was hilarious.
Nana and Papa gave the twins their birthday present which is something that I have wanted to get them for awhile.

Here they are doing the same pose as the figures.

We only had one full day with them and so we went hiking at Red Rocks, ate at Chili's, went to see the new bridge at Hoover Dam, and introduced them to our favorite place-- U-Swirl.

They left Sunday afternoon. It was so fun to have them here even if it was for only a short time. We can't wait for the next visit!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today is a Special Day!!!

Oh My Goodness. My little babies are 5 today.

I can't believe that we have gotten to this point. They will be going to school in the fall. Where did all the time go? But I do have to say that there is a part of me that is excited for them to go to school. I'm excited for them to learn new things. I'm excited for them to be out of the house for a couple of hours. It may help with all the fighting that we have been having in our lovely abode. Ty needs a break. :)
The girls were SOO excited for their special day. They have been talking about it for weeks. When they woke up they could hardly contain themselves.

Dan was at work and so we had to wait forever (until 9am) for him to get home so they could open a couple of presents. Jo Jo even told me at one point that we should just go pick up Daddy. When he finally got home, he ate and then the girls opened a couple of presents. (We left a few for the evening.)

After Dan slept for a few hours we took the girls (with their birthday money and toys-r-us gift card) and let them buy a toy from the store. They picked horses.
For dinner they picked cheesy potatoes and BBQ chicken. Yummy!

We then let them finish opening all of their gifts. They got some fun stuff and were excited for it all.

Don't you just love their cake this year? I was not feeling very good and this is what they got. We didn't even have enough of that gel frosting to write out birthday. Who cares, it still tastes the same right?

Ty is still just as scared as fire as ever. She even got down before we lit the candles because she knew it was coming. In this picture the candles had just gotten blown out and she was back up in her chair with such a sad look. Such a funny girl.

Oh my babies are not quite babies anymore. They are the entertainers of the family and LOVE to make people laugh. They are so wonderful and I love them so much.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Random Beginnings

The beginning of our year hasn't been extremely exciting, but we have had some fun here at home.
The girls have had fun coloring something at least every day.

They are so goofy when the camera comes out. They keep telling me to take pictures and then they get into new poses. Funny little girlies!

Jo Jo and Annie love to help cut the fruit when we have crepes. I believe this is their favorite breakfast.

They have been getting a lot of horsey rides from daddy. They would do this all day everyday if Dan let them.

There were a few days when the weather was absolutely gorgeous and so we, of course, spent some time outside at the park. I think one of the days we were there for almost 2 hours. The girls loved every minute of it.
One of the things we like to do is go to RC Willey and look at all the things that we may someday be able to buy. The crazies love going to the kids bedrooms and get on every bed. The bed they want so bad is none other than a princess bed. They love when we get to this bedroom.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years

The girls were all so excited to be able to stay up as late as they wanted. They were able to pick any movie that they wanted to watch and we watched movies and ate popcorn and snacks all night long.
Ty made it to 8pm.
Jo Jo lasted until 10pm.
And the winner of the night was little miss Annie. She went all the way to 11:30pm when we pretty much forced her to go to bed. She was completely forcing herself to stay awake. We could tell she was so dang tired, but she just wouldn't fall asleep. Crazy little girl!
I actually took a couple of naps throughout the night. I was super tired and couldn't make myself stay awake.
Dan and I started a movie when we put Annie to bed and so we didn't go to bed til early in the morning.
At least I was able to spend the night with my man instead of by myself like last year.

I need to write that I completed my goal for 2010. Yes I only made one goal for myself. I didn't want to overdo it! :) I was able to do it and so I think I will just make one goal a year. Maybe that way I won't be too disappointed with myself.
I can't believe it is 2011. Last year went by so incredibly fast. I'm excited for this new year though and all the fun times that we are going to have.
It is a new beginning!