Saturday, June 25, 2011


There are no words to explain my love for this picture and these two amazing little ladies.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Dada/Dade, Papa, and Grandpa's Day

We had a low key dada/dade day yesterday.  The girls (with a little prompting from me) said "appy Dada/Dade Day".  It was so cute.  We called Papa and they told him "appy papa day".  He was very happy to hear that.  Grandma and Grandpa came over and they girls with the same prompting said "appy grpa day".  We went to lunch and it was very good and the girls had fun.  They took a long nap and we relaxed.

The girls are so lucky to have Mike as their dad.  He is patient, lovingly reads their books in funny voices, plays on the ground with them, he is a natural in every sense of the word.  I look forward to seeing their relationship grow over the years. He is truly smitten with his girls :-)

Speaking of girls who are lucky with their dads, I feel like the luckiest girl to have my dad as my dad.  He is caring, fun to be around and would do anything in the world for me.  I have fond memories of my dad braiding my hair when I was younger and I can't wait for Mike to do the same with his girls.

Em was playing with dade's feet while he was sleeping

Silly Lily

I also want to include my brother in this post as he just celebrated his first Father's Day.  It is so amazing to see him interact with his daughter.  Given the relative short tenure of his dad time, he is doing such a great job!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tallahassee Jr. Museum

On Saturday we decided to head over the the Tallahassee Jr. Museum.  Neither Mike nor I had been there so it was a first for all of us.  We were not quite sure what to expect, but we had a lot of fun.  We went over to the nature preserve to see the Florida indigenous animals.
Heading into the Jr. Museum

The icky snake

The Turkey Vulcher

The Bald Eagles

The owl (whoo whoo)

Duck Duck



the otter


Florida Panther
After we did the nature preserve, we went over to the 1880's replica working farm.  The girls really enjoyed this area because we could get up close and personnel with the animals.  It was funny to ask the girls what sound the different animals made and then to hear the animals make the noise.


emma and the goose

mommy petting the cow

 As we were looking at the horse and mommy was petting it's head, Emma started to say and sign "more" over and over again.  We were trying to figure out what she wanted more of and then realized that there was another horse in the pasture and that was the "more".  Silly girl.

We had a really fun time.  It is so much fun to see and experience new things with the girls.  It's like seeing it for the first time.  I know that this is just the beginning and it will get better and better for each new experience and I can't wait to see what our future holds.

Yes, she put them on this way :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Who needs a pool when we have floats!

This is what happens to the pool floats when their not in the pool :-)

I have no idea

She can almost see over the is that possible?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yoga, Gymnastics or the Circus

I really think that I need to strike while the irons hot on this topic.  I mean, how long will she be able to do this for????  Is 19 3/4 months old to young for the circus????