Monday, September 19, 2011

Twins 6th birthday

So I am 6 weeks late- but I am finally posting some pics from the twins' 6th birthday. I really struggled with the birthday this year. It was only a couple days after school started. So I was still a sappy mess. In fact, the night before their birthday, I told the girls the entire story of being pregnant and getting to meet them and what they were like as babies. It all just made me even more sad!

The day before their birthday, the girls brought ice cream cone cupcakes to school. I made the cupcakes after I dropped them off on the 1st day. It took forever- but was the perfect distraction. I thought Mrs. Kyte was so funny. She did some pretend birthday spankings and the whole class was laughing hysterically.

On their bday we woke them up singing. We had blueberry pancakes and then got right to opening the presents. There were a bunch! We redid the girls bedroom as a gift!

They also got ipods!

During the afternoon we went to As You Wish and painted pottery! Super fun! Danika made a rock star jewlery box and Makenzie painted a puppy.

Dinner at Olive Garden as the girls requested!

Gosh I love those sweet and beautiful girls!!! But I really wish they would stop growing!

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School

I am getting closer to being caught up! Just 3 birthdays left!

Today I have pictures of the first day of school. Kyler is a 2nd graders. The twins are 1st graders. And my "Baby Laynee" started Kindergarten. I had such a hard time this year. I am SUPER sappy and this was the first year that they were all in school. Three days before school started- it hit me. It hit me hard. I just laid there in bed balling. And sniffling. It was pathetic. I kept thinking about the day that each of the kids were born. I thought about holding their little bodies. And I thought of all the things I would have changed if I had a second chance. I would have kept them home with me every single darn day. I would have yelled less. I would have played more. But too late now....they spend their days with their teacher and not me. I warned you that I was sappy! I cried for about 4 days. The 1st day was hard!!! I did ok with the big kids. But Laynee....a whole other story. I remember leaving the school crying like a baby. Scott decided to take me to breakfast a s a distraction. The poor waitress must have thought I was crazy!!! But the good news....the kids love school. They love their teachers and are excited to see their school friends again. I will make it through the first week!

I was crying...but the kids sure weren't!

Here is Laynee with her teacher, Mrs. Williams.

Laynee was not very excited about starting school. She kept telling me that she didn't want to go because she would miss me. But there weren't any tear. (From Laynee.) And I know she is gonna love Kindergarten!

I made it through the first day. Now I have 3 birthdays to cry through!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Happiest Place on Earth- Part 1

It is our 1st day in Disneyland and it is my 30th birthday!!! I can't think of a better place to spend my birthday! We start the day with breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen. This was our 1st time eating here and we loved it! The characters spent a lot of time with the kids and the food was tastey.I loved that every time a character came near Laynee- she would giggle. She was so happy!

Scott is doing the Twist. Aladin was dancing with the girls. Super cute!

Never too early for a cupcake right?

Time for rides!!! And we road lots of them!

Do you like my birthday shirt? I think that about 200 random strangers wish me a happy birthday! It was fun!

Star Tours!!!

Taking a nap in Pluto's bed inside Mickey's house.

We road tons of rides and saw some characters. Then we watched the parade. Did you know that my birthday is also Disneyland's birthday?! How cool!!! The parade was awesome....but it was mighty hot!!! Right after the parade, we went to Downtown Disney for some birthday dinner at Tortilla Joe's. Fun!

After dinner, we road a bunch more rides! And then we saw the fireworks. I love Disney fireworks! Every year I am amazed! What an amazing way to end a super fun birthday! And a great way to start our 4 days in Disneyland!