Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy birthday Nannie!

Grandpa gave Nannie such a special treat for her birthday… a trip to New York City to go to the American Girl Doll Place with US!!!! Mommy thought we would love it, and she was DEFINITELY right! There were SO many cool outfits to choose from (we each got to pick out one outfit as a special treat), and we had the most special “girly” lunch with Mommy, Nannie & Aunt Bridget! Thanks for a great day!

-Abby & Emily

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There were so many cool accessories for our dolls… there was even a whole display case of different glasses we could choose!

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Emily LOVED the “Bitty Baby” floor, where she could play with and dress all the little babies!

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We had a VERY special lunch!

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It started with warm cinnamon rolls…

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… which was HEAVENLY for Emily!

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They gave us high chairs for our dolls to sit at the table with us, and they even got their very own teacup and saucer to drink out of!

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Our appetizer tray was delicious…

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… and Abby especially loved the baby carrots with the green stems still on them!

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They had very cool “conversation starters” on the table, which provided us with quite a bit of entertainment!

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Our dessert tray was so fun! We each got our own little dirt cake!

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Happy birthday Nannie!

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After lunch, we met up with the boys, and took a walk in the city!

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Even baby “Lay-um” enjoyed a sunny afternoon in the city!

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Abby can ALWAYS make babies smile! She’s going to be a great babysitter someday!

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Emily just wanted to catch a bird so badly!

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She spent HOURS playing on the steps of the NYC Public Library.

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Ice cream from Grandpa in the city is always SO much better!

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What an exhausting day!

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I love my new playmate!

I found the coolest guy the other day in the mirror, and I LOVE playing with him! (He looks pretty cool in HIS helmet too!)

-Ben

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

A rainy Sunday

Today was a pretty rainy day, so Daddy and I decided to produce another play, which actually turned out pretty good! Check out our Barbie version of Cinderella!

-Abby

Mommy also finally got around to editing Emily’s version of the Cinderella play from Christmastime! It was a BIT more chaotic with Abby helping her this time around, but she still loved it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Liam’s photoshoot

Aunt Bridget and Liam came up for a visit today to go and get some professional pictures done of all the kids at the mall… As you can imagine with 4 kids, it did NOT go very well, and we didn’t come home with much to show for it! However, during the big kid’s naptime, mommy set up her own photo shoot for Liam’s 3 month pictures, and they turned out pretty good! We have to do it this way more often!

-Abby, Emily & Ben

He got all ready for his pictures with a bath first…

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He really seemed to like hanging out in baskets too… He fits in well at our house!

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He’s still a baby and had a hard time holding his head up for too long, so Aunt Bridget would get him all ready, let go, and mommy would snap away quickly!

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Even Ben got his picture taken and LOVED it!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Skipping spring…

It kind of feels like we skipped right over spring and jumped into summer this year! It was over 90 degrees here today, and we took a trip to the zoo with our good friends, the Kaisers! We had so much fun even though it was REALLY hot! We can’t wait for some more summer days ahead!

-Abby, Emily & Ben

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Abby and her best buddy Abby had a great time on the train ride!

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Ben LOVED his very first train ride at the zoo! We have a feeling we’ll be doing this A  LOT with him!

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Mommy didn’t want to look, but Emily liked showing Eli all the snakes and lizards!

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Abby K. loved pretending to be a monkey!

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Emily & Eli are the best of friends!

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Emily and Eli LOVED feeding “Shaun the Sheep” together!

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We were so excited to get to go on a pony ride too! What a special treat!

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It was so hot, Ben even had to take off his helmet and put on his shades! I’m not sure we’re quite ready for summer yet… it was HOT, but we had an awesome day!

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