Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011 Year In Review

Since my memory is so horribly bad, I thought I would steal my SIL's idea to blog a year in review post. Although our year wasn't quite as thrilling as Kev and Becky's a lot still went on around here.
I know I'm leaving out a ton of stuff that I'm sure was quite hilarious, so I'm going to have to rely on Toby, Brian, and Scout reading this to tell me what I've left out!

We started the year with Landry acting silly with Rylie in her crib.
(can you believe how much she's gown)

We had a lot of snow in February, Landry decided she loved it this year......
We had a baby shower for Shannon to celebrate the long awaited arrival of my niece and nephew!

We welcomed baby CeCe and Woody to our ever growing extended family. We were so thrilled for Shannon and Marcus! (which I have no electronic pictures of because they are on my missing camera card - ugh)

We had our first big family vacation where Terra and the twins joined us. We spent a week in beautiful Fort Morgan, AL and fell in love. We are counting down the days until we go again this year. So many pictures, no way I could post them all. We drove into Pensacola to see the Blue Angels. I had to drag everyone whining and complaining and they ended up loving it and can't wait to see them perform again.

Hours and hours on the beach we played and played. Rylie got another tooth, Terra got her exercise pushing the jogging stroller on the beach, and they boys got some fun quality time WITHOUT electronics with the parents! The twins marked there territory by peeing all over the floor at Tacky Jack's (I'm sure it wasn't the first time it was peed on however). I'm sure there are lots of funny stories, but I have already forgotten them. Terra can remind me and I can add them!
We celebrated Rylie's 1st birthday with family and close friends.

We took the girls on a whim to Disneyland for the weekend in October. Hope they remember it as I've lost the camera card, so we have NO pictures from the trip (Lord, I pray we find the card)!

Landry had her first dance recital dancing to Silent Night. It was the most precious thing and Rylie rocked out to all the music of the acts. It was hilarious!
Christmas was strange this year as it was just me, Brian, and the girls. The rest of the family was in Houston and the boys didn't come home until the 28th. Regardless, the girls loved it!

We ended the year celebrating Landry's 4th birthday, I can't believe how grown up she is now!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Landry's 4th birthday

Four years ago today, I delivered our little miracle Landry Kate. I still remember running outside while the boys were playing basketball to whisper in Brian's ear I was pregnant. 36 weeks later little Landry decided to make her arrival on New Year's Eve. Never in a million years did I have any idea the love I could feel for a little girl and my willingness to suck it up and buy princess and pink stuff!
Let's not forget to mention the trip to the Disney Store with daddy where he got her a Cinderella gown and slippers, Prince Phillip, Prince Eric, and a Tangled night gown to go with the stuff she had already got: Snow White night light, a Rapunzel dress, Princess Tiana, Cinderella, and a princess book to help her learn to write!
Happy birthday baby girl, we love you!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

Well, we survived round one of Christmas 2011. It was really weird and sad it being just the 4 of us this year. The boys won't be here until the 28th and the parents went to Houston for Christmas this year since Terra can't travel (she's the one that always causes trouble!) I couldn't make the drive to Houston because of my surgery, so it was a catch 22 :-(

We went to Christmas Eve service at church and both the girls loved all the lights
and Landry loves the candle lighting part. She stood up on the pew and waived her candle around like she was at Woodstock. She was very disappointed when it was over and wanted to stay for the next service so she could do it again.

We went home got in our jammies and read the Christmas Story and then Twas the Night Before Christmas. Then we locked Landry in her room. Yep locked, tied her door shut with a rope. Yep, we are awful parents, but if I get kicked in the head one more time, it may cause me to commit a felony and Santa couldn't come either.
She didn't seem to mind though. She told us that was the only way she would stay in her room and she knew if she didn't Santa wouldn't visit.
Landry woke up and I think she forgot all about Santa and Christmas. She came in our room asking to watch Bubble Guppies, go figure. She finally realized Santa had come when we finally went downstairs and then she couldn't get things opened fast enough. She didn't settle down until she found the ONE thing she had wanted all year, a Butterfly Barbie!
So then while the entire family was at Shannon's eating yummy Christmas dinner we had Texas Trash :-)

We ended the day going to see Grandma Morgan and taking her some Christmas stew. We got to see my uncle and aunt, too that I haven't seen in forever. Rylie ate enough German Chocolate cake for the entire German Army!
We had a good Christmas, but I'm ready for my boys to be home and the parents to be here, so we can have Christmas round 2!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Landry's First Dance Recital - Silent Night

Here is Landry in her first recital. She froze for a few seconds, but jumped back in - whew! i was surprised as she did great at rehearsal and was so excited to dance on the big black stage again! She did great in her 90 seconds of fame!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Girls Visit with Santa

The girls got to visit Santa, well Landry did anyway. Rylie mainly just screamed and kicked him :-)