Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Life As We Know It.....

Life as we know it is crazy!  And full of naps, sweeping under the high chair, more naps, laundry, more sweeping under the high chair, more laundry, puzzles, alphabet cards, diapers, more naps........

Yes, lots of kids stuff!  And if life wasn't already busy with the above mentioned activities, I was hired to make a wedding dress for a bride whose wedding was in 6 weeks.  So, life as we know it is crazy! And we hope, that one day soon, it will calm down....maybe we just need a vacation!

Now, I have some pictures for y'all, but bear in mind that I just got a new computer and I haven't downloaded all of the pictures from my camera just these are just a few of my favorites!

 Lilyana and Bella are besties.  And riding on a quad that is just their size is a current favorite pastime. 

 Tristan got to taste his FIRST strawberries!!!  It was love at first taste!
 Lilyana has been waiting and waiting and waiting for strawberry season to come back!

And so has breakfast!

It was FINALLY warm enough to have dinner outside! Hurray!!!!

Tristan...ever curious, ever exploring.

And during one of our most recent heat waves (which then deserted us and left us with cool weather again), the kiddos had a blast playing in the sprinkler!

Lilyana has a love/hate relationship with water. Showers and sprinklers are fun. The bath and swimming pool....not so fun. And the beach is her favorite place to be!

Tristan loves water period!

His swimsuit from last season was much too small. I just found a new one which is super if it would only warm up again so he can wear it!

My cutie pies. 

 Guess who turned THREE??!!??!!??!!?? That's right! My sweet little angel of a girl had a birthday this month! I can't believe how much she has grown up! For her birthday, we took her to her favorite place in town...La Mo. She had a lovely time, but informed the owners that she was still a bit too small to work there....but maybe when she turns 4! :)

 Such a sweet princess. The last three years have been so short!  Where has all the time gone??!!

And life as we know it is changing again....

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

With a great name, comes....greatness?

My goodness!!!  Has it already been a year since my "little guy" was born?!?!  It really doesn't seem like it's been that long, and yet, he is so big and already starting to walk, so I guess it must be true! 

Tristan is such a sweet, adorable and fun little boy!  He may be a HUGE kid (he's already wearing 18-24 month clothing....), but he is such a kind, soft and gentle guy. Super cuddly and affectionate. Makes my heart melt! I know that we haven't been posting on here quite as often as we would like (probably not as often as some of you would like either!!).  This year has been very, very busy for us, and buying a house and settling in has taken much longer than we anticipated!  There is just so much to do!!!  

But it has been a year.  365 days since my sweet baby boy was born, 365 days of getting to know a very different baby than our first, 365 days of fun, exhaustion, learning new things, watching him discover the world around him, and just lots of love!  We all love Tristan...especially Lilyana.  And the sweetest part is...he ADORES her!  

Every morning, when he wakes up, the first thing he wants to know is, "Nana? Eh Nana??" He looks all over for her, knowing full well that she is hiding beneath the covers on our bed waiting for just the right moment to jump out and make him laugh.  They are the best of friends, inseparable, and just downright cute!

I seriously have the cutest kids....and I love them to death.  Even on rough days when they haven't had enough sleep (and neither have I!!), a simple, short cuddle or a kiss from one of my babies makes the day seem brighter....cheerier...and happier. 

Of course, there is nothing quite like a sleeping baby!


And now, in honor of our giant of a son turning ONE, enjoy a TON of pictures of him throughout his first year!  And here's to hoping that I get a computer or tablet in the near future so that I can get back to blogging regularly!!! 

 LOL...check out how orange his skin is!!!  Someone was loving their orange veggies!

 Jam time!

 All boy. He has loved to wrestle and rough house since he was very little.  Lilyana has always hated it. :P

 This is Lilyana's version of fun!

 Sick babies. :(

 Okay, now come on and be honest...isn't this just THE CUTEST picture you have ever seen???!!!
And no, I did not post this...they were just sitting and having a good time!

 Walking practice in the sand...

...but the Mowgli walk was  still easier!

Until recently!!!  Go baby, go!!

 Tristan fell asleep while we were running errands. Lilyana faithfully guarded him from noise, light and whatever else might harm him. Nothing has changed since picture number four!!

 Shopping cart buddies. 


 Still loving the orange veggies....

My book lovers. 

And one last picture of my boy. 
Happy 1st Birthday, Tristan!  
We love you sooooooooooooooo much!!!!!