Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm Back!

After such a high response from my Halloween post, I decided to give the people what they want and return for another blog about my beautiful girls.  This is Josh again if you haven't figured that out already.  Today I have to blog about an issue that has stumped me since Lily was born - little girl fashion.  Growing up in a family of all boys, I never learned the complexity of girls clothing.  Most of my early attempts to dress Lily always resulted in Sara hysterically laughing at my choices, followed by her informing everyone we ran into that "her Daddy dressed her today."  Anyway, Friday morning I was able to go into work a little later than usual and take the girls out for breakfast.  I decided to help out and get the girls dressed while Sara finished getting ready.  After a little stress and a lot of convincing to get Lily to wear what I had picked out, we came downstairs and Sara simply said, "good job."  At Breakfast, the girls got several comments on how cute they looked, but that is pretty common regardless of what they are wearing!  However, my day was made when we were leaving the restaurant.  We walked past a table of ladies who were ooing and awing over the girls, and they commented to Sara, "good job dressing your girls, they look so cute," and she responded with "actually, their Daddy dressed them today."

Sorry, the girls were not in the mood for posing after our fun filled morning:

Also, Sara and I started a good behavior chart for Lily.  She gets a sticker for lots of things:  cleaning up, being a sweet big sister, listening at school, etc.  Every 10 stickers gets her a small toy from Target.  The great thing about it is she doesn't beg for toys when we go places anymore because she knows she has to earn them.  This was her first choice:

Friday, November 11, 2011


Charlotte and I are supposed to be in Birmingham this weekend visiting Aunt Kelly.  Unfortunately, we've both been feeling pretty crummy for the past few days.  I'm so disappointed because two of my good friends from Rhodes, Aly and Rebecca, also live in Alabama, and we were going to meet their precious babies, Taylor and Hannah, for the first time.  Lily was going to stay with Mama J and Papa Charlie for the weekend, and she's totally bummed about our change of plans, too.  It's so hard to plan anything very far in advance with kids, inevitably someone is going to get sick!
On a positive note, Charlotte seems to be feeling a little better tonight:
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hijacked Halloween Blog!

Hello, blog world, this is Josh. I've hijacked Sara's blog for two reasons:
(1) Sara was blogging about our crazy Halloween, when she accidentally deleted her entire entry.  I thought she was going to throw the computer across the room, so I helped out and stepped in.  I know, I know I am super sweet, but really I was just worried about having to buy her a new computer!
(2) I had so much fun with my girls this Halloween and I would love to share it with you.

This Halloween was packed with fun! We had several parties and several visitors (the girls love to see their Momma J, Papa Charlie and Tayta).  Sara will probably come back and add some because I am being selective and only picking out my favorite parts of the Halloween festivities.

I found a Halloween haunted gingerbread house at William-Sonoma, and I thought it would be perfect to do with Lily because nobody loves icing more than my sweet baby!  We had a blast making it and cleaning up after.

 We didn't drop a morsel of icing!

The final product:

One morning the family loaded up and headed to Harmon's pumpkin patch.  It was a beautiful fall day and the girls had a great time playing with all the pumpkins

 My girls - nothing makes me happier

Finally, the last thing that I want to blog about is Boo at the Zoo.  Boo at the Zoo is my favorite event of the Halloween season.  The girls have so much fun dressing up and running around the zoo collecting candy.  Momma J and Papa Charlie came in to see the girls and got in on the fun.  Charlotte dressed up as a 50's girl and stopped traffic all around the zoo!  She loved her costume and never took her glasses off all night.  Lily went as a cat and had so much fun with her friends Mario (Jackson) and Dorthy (Savannah).

 Charlotte's basket was heavy but she carried it all night

 After a long night of candy collecting, nothing like a little dancing to end the night
 Bugs was too pooped to dance, but she enjoyed watching everyone dance while sorting through her candy