Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's the Pelly In Her

One of my favorite videos ever.  She gets this from me.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beach Trip

We went to the beach a few weeks in August with my in-laws and our dear friends the Spencers.  My parents even made a surprise visit.  It was beyond fun.  I'm way too tired (lazy) to caption these.  Y'all are pretty smart.  I'm sure you can figure out what's going on.  















































Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Finley

This is late.  A lot late.  But, better late than never right?

Happy Birthday to our hilarious Finley.  You've been 2 for almost one month now and you've slipped right into the 2 year old role with ease.  I think you actually started acting 2 a while ago, but now it's official.  In keeping with tradition, here's our letter to you on your 2nd birthday:

Dear Finley,

You are now a big girl and ready to take on the world, in a 2 year old way.  You are Miss Independent and want to do everything on your own and by yourself.  Your favorite word is "no" and your favorite color is purple.  Here's a list of things you say that makes me laugh every time you say them:

"it's o-tay"
"i love you"
"no, no otto/sanley"
"no, no, shhh"
"i funny"
"happy ba-day, to you"
"i-ceam"
"right der"

You LOVE to watch videos of yourself on my iphone.  It totally fascinates you.  You just started sitting in a booster seat and you think it's pretty neat to sit with the big kids at the table.  You also think it's pretty neat to make an absolute mess at mealtime.  The other night you used your daddy's shorts to wipe your mouth after we brushed your teeth.  Which reminds me, you do not like, in every sense of those words, the following:  brushing your teeth, having sunscreen applied, blueberries, and being told no.  Which is funny because that's your favorite word.  Here's a list of the things you love:  milk, cheese, Elmo, anything your sister does (I'm secretly hoping this translates into potty training), your baby, your harmonica, gatorade, coloring, getting water from the refrigerator (with a new cup each time).

You have come a LONG way since you were a newborn and just a few months old  You are perfect to us and there isn't anything we would change about you.  We love you just the way you are.

Love always,

Mom and Dad


And, here are some pictures from Finley's birthday party.  We kept it super small, but it was lots of fun.




This was supposed to look like Elmo.  


Grover.  It's obvious right?

















Thursday, July 26, 2012

Travels

Before I write this, let me just say that we normally don't travel like this.  I mean, we aren't afraid to take an extended weekend trip without the girls as we've had our fair share of kid free trips lately.  I don't think anything compares though, to our 2 trips earlier this summer.

Trip #1:

We spent a few days in the Domincan Republic earlier this summer.  It was part of David's reward trip through his then job (that's a whole different post) at McKesson.  The entire trip consisted of partying, reading (at least for me anyway), laying by the pool, eating, and then drinking some more.  And, it was completely free--both kid and financially.  We had no schedule and the most adventurous thing we did was get a massage one day.  It was totally perfect in my book.



The view from our room.  


What I did all day.  That's me on the left.  



David and I. 





Trip #2:
We got home on a Sunday from the Dominican and then left 2 days later for the French countryside.  Tough life, I know.  Some of our dear friends, Adam and Hannah, invited us to stay with them for a few days at a private chateau/villa/house in the small, small town of Chastellux.  It's about 3 hours south of Paris.  The house was a typical French countryside house.  That makes it sound like I knew prior to this trip what a typical French countryside house was.  I didn't, but now I know.  The house was great and the views were beautiful.  We were in the middle of no where, but that was part of the fun.  We took a wine tour in a cave one day and then the rest of the time, we spent eating, drinking, and playing cards.  It was so relaxing.  After a few days in the country, we headed to Paris for more eating and drinking and trying to do all things Parisian.  The trip was incredible and the company was even better.  There were 4 couples total and it's been a long since I've laughed for a week straight.  We had so much together.

Here are some France pictures.  You can tell that our trip revolved around food and wine.  




The view from our room. 



The girls.  


Adam & Hannah. 


Wine tasting in a cave.  






Our lunch, post wine tasting. 





Some random car at the wine tasting.  



Dinner one night. 


Adam and David.  


Our home in the French countryside.  





Dinner one night again.  




Paris.


Top of the Arc De Triomphe.  


When I get my Parisian flat, I want it to have a roof top garden/forest like this.  




David, trying to not look like a tourist.  I think he pulled it off.