Monday, November 23, 2009

No No No!

Walked up the stairs and saw this!

In case you can't read this it says,
"No Reese
and Will
No tuch
No No No"!

My kindergartner is learning to write her brother and sister notes!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My little Cherub Singers

Last year Olivia was in the Cherub Choir at church.  It was the cutest thing EVER seeing her belt out her church songs as loud as she could.  I couldn't wait for this year to come so Reese and Will could join Olivia up on stage to sing their little hearts out too.  

They've been practicing the same two songs for 2 months now every Wednesday night.  I have been lucky enough to sit out in the hall to listen to them practicing and everything was going great.  We sang our songs at home and to everyone we knew.  I thought, "Yes - they are ready!" 

This past Sunday was the moment of truth - Olivia, being the old pro she was, had no problem getting her robe on and ran right in to get ready.  Reese and Will seemed a little hesitant and really wanted nothing to do with their robes. The one thing that was working was their "bribe"!  

Let me back up - before we left for church we told the kids that if they were really good listeners and sang really well in church, they could pick out 2 pieces of candy from their trick-or-treat bags!!  We even brought their candy bags in the car so they could pick something out as soon as church was over. :)

Anyways, we dropped them off after trying to take a few pictures and waited for them to enter the sanctuary.  To our surprise, in they walked as quiet as could be and stood perfectly in their rows.  They all three sang great and looked so adorable!  I was so proud of them.  Of course the first thing they said when we picked them up was, "Do we get our candy now?!".

I blocked out all of the faces except Olivia, Reese, and Will.  Olivia and Reese are in the top row right in the middle and Will is in the bottom row, far right!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Not your typical Disney pictures!

I would like to start off by saying we had a FANTASTIC time at Disney World! 

I mean, who wouldn't??  

It is the most magical place in the world! Am I right?  

I am finding myself already planning our next trip in my head and we've only been home a couple of weeks!  Going through all of our pictures I found the traditional "character" pictures - which are great this time since Reese wasn't scared and is actually smiling!  But I also had many other great moment pictures.  I have decided to post some of those off-hand pictures so you can see what else we were up to - besides hanging out with Mickey and the gang.

Dessert always tastes better when it is shaped like a mouse!

We love hanging out at the Beach Club.  Playing in the sand is so much fun.

I love this picture not only for Cinderella's Castle, but wow - it really isn't that crowded! Olivia is dressed up as Mulan!

Since we took it easy on this trip, we had plenty of time for the carousel! 

The highlight of the trip was finding out that Olivia was tall enough to ride the Rockin' Roller Coaster!  She loved it and rode it twice.  (That's my girl!)

Reese and Olivia LOVED dressing up together at the parks.  

Every time we visit Disney, Olivia gets her hair wrapped!  Reese wanted to as well but I think I saw that you had to be 5! *wink*

We were so lucky for warm weather.  Not only were we able to go to the water park one day, we were able to have fun at the hotel pool as well!

Who doesn't like eating chocolate covered ice cream on a hot day!

I love this picture!  Will looks like he was caught doing something he shouldn't have been doing!  He was watching a lady make funnel cakes at the Boardwalk!

OK, so I had to put one character picture in the bunch!  Here is Olivia with Mulan.


The teacups were a favorite of all 3!  We went super fast every time.

Even waiting for a parade to start the kids had games to play!  Everyone's always happy at Disney.

Well, until next trip........

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Fun

We had so much fun this Halloween with several opportunities to dress up in our favorite costumes. The first was the annual twins club Halloween party which is always a hit. There were many fun crafts, a cookie decorating table (which was Will's FAVORITE!), a snack table, and some awesome goody bags. We met up with our friends Michael, Logan, and Aiden who looked smashing in their costumes. For this party Will choose to be a football player and for everything else he was Buzz Light Year.

Olivia's school had a Kindergarten party where the kids were able to dress up, play games, do crafts, and watch an animal show put on by Silly Safaris. Again, another fun evening had by the kids!

And the night we were all waiting for, Halloween. Tonight, Olivia wanted her face painted like Mulan does in the movie and she looked stunning! We walked around with our friends and my niece came over to walk around with us as well. She looked adorable as a ladybug and guarded her bag like it was worth a million dollars! All of the kids did great Trick-or-Treating despite the chilly weather and came home with a TON of candy. Luckily the demand for candy is dropping more and more each day just as I am sneaking candy out of their bags to make it look like they have eaten it! (Ok, so maybe I've been eating a little here and there!!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

We're 3!

"Hey everyone, We're 3!"

Reese and Will had a great 3rd birthday with 2 fantastic parties. (Yes, I know I am a little more than a month behind in posting this!!) The first one was a carnival themed party with their friends during lunch. We had it in the basement since it was rainy and the backyard was wet. All the kids had a blast eating popcorn, bouncing in the bounce house, playing carnival games and just hanging out together. After they were done playing it was time to go upstairs and eat lunch. We had hot dogs from the grill and afterwards, it was time to sing Happy Birthday and eat cupcakes! They loved opening their presents and playing for a little while longer before it was time for their friends to leave. Luckily for me, when everyone left, it was nap time!!

After nap, it was time for party number 2! This was a fun cookout with all of our family. Reese and Will loved having cake and ice cream and opening even more presents. The weather turned out to be a little bit better so they were able to play outside with their cousins. :)