September 10, 2015

She's 5!

Allison ran through preschool yelling "I'm 5 now!  I'm 5 today".  She was so excited to tell everyone.  

September 9, 2015

Almost 5

Today is Allison's last day as a 4 year old.  While she has her moments over I'm amazed by how sweet and considerate she is.  She loves school, her friends, church and has so much enthusiasm for everything.  Allison loves dressing up but absolutely knows it's what's on the inside that counts.  Can't wait to see what 5 brings us.

May 7, 2015

NOLA Trip - part one

Two weeks ago Kevin and I got to take a trip just us to New Orleans for a couple days while the girls and puppies stayed in Lufkin with Cathy and Gary.

Day one - lunch in Baton Rouge, a plantation tour at Houmas House, and dinner in the french quarter at Chartres House.
on the drive

Plantation tour


trophy room



cafe du monde for dessert wednesday night



Mother's Day Card

Allison brought me home a hand painted vase with a carnation and a homemade card from preschool today.  I can't stop cracking up.





May 4, 2015

Happy 33

We had a wonderful family day for my birthday Saturday.  Breakfast donuts with my dad, then a zoo trip and Chuys lunch.  After the girls naps we went to the Kayser's for a summer kickoff BBQ.  Sunday night we had a fancy dinner at Chef Pointe with my parents.







May 3, 2015

Girl power

Overheard from Allison's play: 
"Can the four princesses save the prince?  Of course they can if they work together".  There was some singing that went with this too. 

I'm a little surprised and a lot impressed.  

April 28, 2015

Petting zoo

Yesterday our local Chickfila had a petting zoo in their parking lot.  The girls loved it, Allison was obsessed with the bunny and Taylor wouldn't leave the donkey.  We made it before the rain and got home before the weather got too bad.








April 13, 2015

Yay me

Allison's quote of the morning: "Mommy the leader of our family is you"

Glad she notices these important facts.  And I got a sticker.

April 12, 2015

Say my name

Taylor said her name for the first time today - she was looking at herself in my phone and said Tay-la.  She's getting so big, and yes she needs a bang trim.  

April 10, 2015

Water time

Why play in the water table when there is a dog bowl outside too?

Cutest munchin ever

First pigtails

The girls stayed at Jamies house this morning while I worked an event for Taste Buds Kitchen.  Whe I picked them up Taylor and CeCe had matching hairdos.  First hairstyle, so adorable!!!

April 3, 2015

Road trippin'

Allison playing with Kevin's hat.  On the road to Caddo Lake for Easter weekend


March 23, 2015

Cinderella time

Saturday Cathy and took the girls to see Cinderella the musical at Casa MaƱana, then this morning my mom and I took the girls to see the new movie version along with two other mommy- daughter pairs from our preschool class.  Enjoyed both, though I think Allison's favorite part was the 7 minute Frozen film at the start of the movie.  








March 19, 2015

Guacamole monster

Further proof Taylor is my avocado/guacamole girl.  Trying to wear avocado earrings at kroger today.  Or possibly trying to stuff them into her cheeks the hard way?  

February 27, 2015

Taste Buds Kitchen

Today we celebrated the grand opening of TBK Southlake.  Allison got to be particularly f the first ever class - Olaf Cupcakes.  She had the best time and her cupcakes turned out pretty close to the chef sample.  I'm so excited to be part of this team.  Now hopefully the rest of the grand opening doesn't get cancelled due to all the SNOW.


Chef demonstrated cupcake
Allison's cupcakes:



February 24, 2015

Taylor's first painting

Snow day - day 2.  This time without Kevin as he made it to the airport this morning.  

Taylor got to try painting for the first time this morning.  It's been hard to include Taylor in craft time because she puts all the crayons or markers in her mouth.  


Next up is bubble baths.  I think it's going to be a long day.  

February 23, 2015

Hockey Time

Saturday night we went with friends to the local minor league hockey game.  Between periods one of the entertainment activities was a kids tug-of-war.  Allison and about 50-60 other kids all got to go down on the ice and play a giant game of tug of war.  Im pretty sure Allison was the smallest one out there but she had so much fun.






February 20, 2015

Lemon cake

Allison and I made a lemon cake tonight, she loves helping me bake.  It turned out pretty good.  I think her favorite part was drizzling the glaze on top.  Of course she insisted on putting sprinkles on her slice. She didn't understand why I wouldn't let her sprinkle the entire cake.




February 18, 2015

Hair clips

Allison fixed her own hair today.  She's very proud of herself.

February 9, 2015

Parenting Success

Over the last several months we've been teaching Allison that we won't buy her toys just because during shopping trips.  If she asks for something we ask if she has enough money for it.  She gets a small allowance for good behavior and keeping her toys picked up.  She can also earn extra money by doing small chores around the house.

Today she decided to go shopping.  I hope her new toy is extra special because she paid for it herself with her own money.



January 28, 2015

Story time

Today I let Taylor go with Allison for story time just the two of them.  They did very well.  Such sweet girls.  






January 21, 2015

Taylor discovers ketchup

Who needs French fries when you have fingers.  Time to see if I can buy stock in my stain remover.