Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Our weekend

We had a fun weekend even though we have some stuffy noses and sleep devorived parents. 
Friday we had a birthday party to attend for our neighbor/friend. We celebrated at "little giggles" for his 2nd birthday 

This place is so neat! I have posted about it before.  They have all kinds of fun stuff for the tots! 

After the party we went to our friends house to watch the movie "planes". Amelia has been waiting and waiting to see this movie. Our friends have a pretty awesome theatre room. It was a good trial run for Amelia. We plan on taking her to her first movie theatre visit this weekend! 
Saturday night we had grandma Marcia come stay with Aliza so we could take Amelia on a date. The lighting of "the lights if the Ozarks" was held Saturday night. The fayettville square is beautiful when all lit up. We knew Amelia would be thrilled to see it. 

They also had a parade... That was a bit lame and way to long! It was freezing cold out but Amelia was a trooper! After the parade we headed straight to the pony rides and then home. We were all freezing by the time we walked what seemed miles back to the car! 

Sunday we got our  Christmas tree up and we decorated it last night. I usually knock out all the decorating in a day but this year it has been harder. For one thing I am still only 3.5 weeks post surgery and two having a toddler help takes much longer. Good thing I got a head start on it this year. This is the first time ever the tree has been up before Thanksgiving!  I think I had the itch to get it up just as much as Amelia! :) 

 Sweet sisters in front of our tree today. 
My OB asked to have the girls pose with her for a Christmas photo that is going on her cards for the clinic. So we were all decked out in Christmas outfits! Nothing sweeter than seeing Amelia love on her baby sis.  

I am so happy to get to see my parents this weekend. They will be here Wednesday night through the weekend. My dad hasn't met Aliza yet! :) 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Aliza"s newborn photos

Once again we had my sweet friend take Ailsa's newborn photos. She did a wonderful job and I had tears in my eyes looking at every single one! What a talent this lady has!!

sweet tiny toes! I want to eat them!

My beautiful big girl

my heart melts .... such a beauty

snuggles with mommy

holy cuteness!

I still laugh every time I see this one!

this stroller was my grandmas' when she was a child... it has to be at least 75 years old!

I still can't believe my eyes some days when I look at my TWO sweet girls! How blessed we are to have them both! I never thought my heart could be so full of love! I thank the Lord everyday for my wonderful husband and my two sweet girls. I pray they grow up to be the best of friends!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Amelia's Christmas list

Amelia is really into Christnas this year! I get a kick out her exictiment! Just the other day we were at Hobby Lobby picking up some Christmas decor and she would yell "wook, baby 
Jesus! He is everywhere for his birthday!" 
She was trying to pick up every ceramic figure of Him... Meanwhile I was nursing Aliza! It was a sight to say the least! I kept telling Amelia to "leave baby Jesus alone... He wants to nap!" I was afraid we would have to buy a whole center rack of broken Jesus'!  Haha 

I love that she is starting to understand more and more that Christmas is about Jesus and his birthday, but she also is well aware that Stana is coming Christmas Eve. I am trying to hard to find a good balance between the two and make sure she knows it is about Jesus more than Stana.... It's hard! 

She got a glimps of Santa at the mall last weekend when she was on a date with daddy. She just waved at him that day. We told her we would go back to visit and give him her Christmas list. 

So yesterday, we headed to target to get some ideas for her list. It is already pretty long for not even a 3 year old! 
She was beyond thrilled to cruise the isles and take her time looking at everything! 
 She is OBESSED with roller skates so that is her number 1 item... Santa must bring them!  
She also saw a  Minnie Mouse scooter. She  said  "I could probably roll through the neighborhood on that awesome thing" haha 

She is really into Doc McStuffins, but what toddler isn't! She found all the Doc toys and wanted them all! 
I thought this drs jacket would be great because she loves to play dress up! 

She also tells us almost everyday Santa is going to  "bring her a grill" which sounds like girl :) . This threw me off at first! I had no clue what "girl" she was talking about until she said " like the one daddy has outside!" Hahah (Palm to the head) 

She also thinks Santa is going to bring her a train table.  She really enjoys playing with her friend's tables so she thinks she needs one. 

And a big thanks to Saturday morning cartoons and commercials she now thinks she needs a "Flippie"! These silly hats have a pump on them to make the ears flip up and down. She can't really make them work, but she is sure she is getting one ...ugh 

I am sure the list will be added to everyday until Christmas Eve! It is always fun to hear what she adds. She has even started a list for baby sister... Which is stuff she really wants! ;) ohh my sweet Amelia! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

More family visits

My mom and sister drove down on the Sunday after Aliza was born. They got in late but we kept Amelia up so she could greet them. 
It was nice to have my mom and sister here to help! We stayed home a lot but we did get out a few times! I figured since I was feeling pretty good and had the extra hands why not! Plus, I was already stir crazy! 
We had a MOPS play date on Tuesday so we took Amelia. She loves "Little Giggles" and I couldn't let her miss out on it! Aliza hung out in the moby wrap all snug as a bug! 

After playing all morning we stopped for lunch then home for Amelia's nap. I had a one week doctor check so mom , Aliza, and I went.  Everything was good and u had a nice 15lbs lost in a week! 

We did something almost every other day, so Thursday was dance day. We couldn't let her miss class. My mom and sister were so happy they got to see her in class. No joke... Amelia is pretty good! She listens so well and follows her teachers moves! So proud! 
Baby sis slept the whole time at dance :) 

  Amelia didn't want to nap after class so we went to target and then to the hospital to see Aliza's future Husband :). 
My friend Jenny had baby Samuel just 8 days after Aliza. He is a big boy!! Aliza looked so much smaller than him... He had almost pounds on her! 
 By that night I was worn out and sore! I was only 8 days out from surgery and I was feeling some pain. We stayed in our pjs all of Friday too. Just lots of snuggle time.  

Saturday was my mom and Jen's last day. We went to this huge craft fair that is held  every year and then to the mall. It was a busy day. Plus, I figured Daddy could use the break of family around and have the house to himself for a while! 
 Amelia got worn out while at the show so we put her in the seat/stroller while I nursed! I couldn't believe she kinda fit!! Haha! 

There was a lady there offering mini photo sessions and since the girls were matching I had too!! 

So cute these two!!  

After we shopped the crafts we headed to the mall. The only thing we had planned was lunch, pedis for big sis and I, and some build a bear fun! 
Amelia LOVED her special day! We made sure she felt extra special! She has done outstanding with having sister home... I couldn't have asked for better kid!! 

Amelia and GiGi getting ready to build her kitty! It was her first time there! She loved it!! 

It was sad to see them leave Sunday but I was also ready to see how we would do alone. So far great and it has been a week alone! Our girls are great!!