Thursday, November 30, 2006

the view from our kitchen window

Yes! It's Santa Snoopy & he is proudly perched atop the girls' play set. David constructed a platform for him (aka chimney). Now we just need to add the faux brick linoleum (compliments of Grandma). All our decorations are up, thanks to our helpers. Kasey wasn't a lot of help, but she had the Christmas spirit.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Madeline has been obsessed with looking at her baby book lately. Since I don't have any "new" pictures to share today, I thought I'd flashback to their newborn days. Hopefully, in the next few days I can post a picture of our Snoopy Santa who is perched on top of the girls' outdoor playset.
In case you can't tell, the top picture is Madeline and the bottom one is Lydia.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Next up: Christmas!

We just got all the Christmas decorations out of the attic today. David and the girls might start on the tree while I'm at work tonight. Madeline and Lydia are so excited. They are having so much fun digging through the boxes. Madeline keeps saying " You know what comes after Thanksgiving? Christmas!" Yep.... ready or not, here it comes.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


......said with a mouthful of cookie. And that's a mixture of candy corn and drool on Lydia's chin. I try to pick the best pictures for posting, but this is the best out of several that I took yesterday during their Thanksgiving festivities at preschool and MMO. I finally got this picture when we got home. Madeline was proud of her Indian princess costume that she made and wore it for a good part of the afternoon.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Something to Cheer About

We took the girls to the Carolina basketball game on Sunday. They did great! Surprisingly, they were not too wiggly and pretty much stayed in their seats. I had already prepared myself to chase Lydia around the concourse of the Dean Dome, but she was pretty tame for her standards. This was her first Carolina game. The highlight of their day was not the game, but the bus ride to the game on the Tarheel Express.
My Carolina Girls. Madeline is sporting a vintage Carolina cheerleader dress, compliments of Aunt Leslie. Lydia is wearing none other than a hand-me-down from Madeline.
Madeline had to test the dress with a few twirls and cheers before we headed to the game.
Waiting for the bus with Daddy. After the game we drove through campus and pointed out to Madeline our old dorm. We then drove by our old house on Cascade Drive. It was a fun day. However, it didn't take us very long to remember why we don't miss living there and being in that traffic!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Flashback Friday

Carolina Girls! Ahhhh....aren't they cute? This was taken two years ago. Thought I'd post this picture to wish the Heels good luck against State for Saturday's football game. At least basketball season is off to a good start.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


The girls spent most of the afternoon playing "circus". In this picture, they're on the tightrope. They always have the most fun when they imagine. Hopefully, Madeline's dance lessons are helping with her balance and coordination.

Here they are being all serious with their books before bedtime and......

.........before the silly giggles started (that seemed to last forever)!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Shrinky Dinks and Lack of Sleep

We did shrinky dinks last night. Madeline insisted on making the characters from the Wizard of Oz......very popular with her these days. Actually, as I sit here and type this, she is watching The Wizard of Oz. I traced characters from her book and she gladly colored them in. Lydia colored a fish. I got the girls some Dora stick-on earrings and Lydia loved hers so much that she didn't want to take them off before she went to bed. I snapped this picture while she was sleeping last night to show David her earrings. Little did I know I would be going in to put her back to bed at 2am,4am and finally, we were up at 5am........and have been up ever since. When I went in at 5am, she said she wanted supper! Sorry, at 5am she got goldfish and string cheese! Somehow, she got all messed up with her sleep. Hopefully we'll get back on track tonight.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Time for a Trim

Madeline was such a great helper when I trimmed Lydia's hair the other night. She went and got the mirror so Lydia could see her new hairstyle and provided Lydia with fruit snacks and a special Hello Kitty hair bow. Lydia did pretty well for her wiggly self. She said she was at the "Booty Shoppe". Abby was attentive as well (there was food involved).

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Chilled Out

It doesn't get any better than this. Kasey, our three-legged wonder dog is oh-so tolerant when it comes to the girls. I don't know who is more comfy in this picture....Lydia (with her two pacis) or Kasey. It's a good thing that David snapped the picture when he did, because about five seconds later, this quiet moment was history.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


I was just browsing through some pictures of the girls from a couple of years ago. They made me smile, so I had to share. I love how Lydia just blends in with her stuffed animals. And if you hadn't already figured it out, Madeline is "nursing" her baby.