9.29.2011

Simple pleasures

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The ride from home from the mailbox. Each day the girls seems to be growing closer together and having fun. It is so awesome to watch. julia is just the cutest little thing.. always trying to keep up with big sister.

9.28.2011

Fair Fun

We had a blast...

Fried Oreos.. Two batches
Pig and cow watching
Tickles with Grandma Fisher
Riding tractor with Aunt Tori
Annabelle begging to ride the ferris wheel.. Fun!
My ride on the roller coaster with Annabelle. She threw her hands up and was laughing the whole time. One of my favorite mom moments for sure.

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9.17.2011

Adventures Of Annabelle

Loves to snuggle
Loves to make Banana Bread with me
Is so excited to read us books
Always is so sweet to Julia.. I will hear her explaining to Julia how to do things or telling her, "no no Julia be careful"
During Sacrament "is Jesus Here?"
Is always singing around the house or pretending to be on some sort of adventure
Loves cleaning with windex. "mommy you and me are the best cleaners, and Julia is a monster!"
Cuddling on the couch "mommy your mine"and always "mommy come snuggle me.."so, how's your day doing?"
Famous Annabelle quote "It's just me and you, you and me" as she points to her and my chest.
She tries to make deals with me, or tells me things are good ideas.
After I told her she could only watch one "kid show" I told her she could paint, play outside or take a nap.. but she could watch only one show. She points to me with a total serious face, "Mommy, you go make dinner or take a nap and I will watch one more kid show" is she serious.. she is now giving me "options"?? I tried with all my heart not to bust out laughing! :)
She makes new friends wherever she goes. She will wave to complete strangers and freely gives hugs.
We love to have dance partys and she gets so wild and i LOVE IT!
When a fun song is on or lots of people are around she says, "oh yeah party time!"
I love listening to her sweet and random compliments to us or Julia during our family "happy thoughts about others" game.
I love that she is a such a girly girl but yet loves monsters, karate, and aliens. Not many girls can do a karate chop so cute in a tutu
I love our trips to chipotle with her and Julia
I love how she gives me random hugs all days and tells me how much she loves me
YEP.. I love my little buddy Annabelle. i couldn't ask for a sweeter daughter.

Fear the TUTU no more


Annabelle was SO EXCITED to take creative dance. She talked about it all week! BUT as soon as class started she became the saddest little ballerina. I don't know the exact reason.. maybe mommy withdraw? So, for her first class I actually joined her.. because that's the only way she would stay. It was actually a lot of fun haha. Anytime she was distracted and I tried to sneak out.. she caught me and would say "come back!" So, figuring it was never meant to be a mommy and me class and was going to just bag the whole idea.. but thought i would give it one more shot.

**UPDATE** :) Annabelle went to her third class. THIRD TIMES A CHARM I GUESS :) She walked right in no problem. I was sitting with all the other moms (finally) and when the teacher was taking roll and got to her she said, "I'm Annabelle.. There's an "A" in my name." It was so cute.
She did the whole class awesome! Of course waving to me a few times.. so proud and smiling over at me. I'm so happy to see her doing something so fun! and overcoming her fear :)

Daily Doughnuts


Our new ritual.. going to Dunkin Doughnuts right across the street from preschool. She eats her doughnut and tells me all about her day :)

Show in Tell


On show and tell day.. Reading her favorite monster book to her class. It was so awesome! she told her teacher, "no, i'm a good reader... I can read it" of course she has it memorized. It was such a fun mommy moment watching her read this book in front of everyone.

I love her school so much! Everyday is a different color. which they are supposed to wear and every week is a different letter. Everyday they get up and do a show in tell in front of the class. Her teacher is so sweet and fits Annabelle so well.



And there she goes.... Can't wait for some more adventures of my sweet Annabelle!

9.13.2011

BRG--Date Night

Brad discovered this FUN new Place. It's a really cool menu and has been featured on the Food Network Chanel.. Throw down the Bobby Flay. The resturanunt is 80's themed, sweet potato fries, and very cool decor. While I'm on this burger blog kick.. gotta give a shout out to the AMAZING Shake Shack in NYC... GREAT burgers!



9.11.2011

TIS THE SEASON

And so it begins.... There is just something so fun and exciting about football season (yes, I this is something that happened to me since being married) Having friends over, pigging out on yummy food and hearing Annabelle do the cougar cheer is awesome. Julia was so cute last game walking in front of the T.V. (luckily she is still too short to block any ones view) with her hands all up in the the air, saying.. "YEAH, YEAH" She was working the crowd :)

This is the beginning of my favorite time of year..FALL, FRIENDS, FOOTBALL, ME AND BRADS BIRTHDAYS, FALL FESTIVALS, CHANGING OF THE LEAVES, FAMILY WALKS TO THE PARK, PERFECT FALL AIR, PUMPKINS, HAY RIDES, WARM APPLE CIDER, SKINNY JEANS, SWEATERS, HAUNTED FOREST, PUMPKIN ICE CREAM, BREAD, AND PANCAKES, FALL IS MY PERFECT SEASON. I feel so happy. It's HERE!!!!



9.08.2011

Late Night Fun

This is what happens when the kids go to bed....(and we are waiting for our show to download onto the computer) PARTY! :)
Nothing is better than putting the kids down, making a batch of cookies and hanging out with my best buddy. Even now on our LOVE SAC.





9.04.2011

Captain AB

Brad has some business in College Park a few Saturdays ago..So, I took the girls to the aviation museum there. We had such a fun time. They had this whole kid section were it was very hands on and they had some fun dress ups. it was hilarious.. Annabelle had the whole pilot get up on the whole time.. she was walking around the museum. Everyone thought she was so funny. see looked so serious walking around in her pilot glasses and flying jacket.

We killed a few hours at the museum and to IKEA to meet daddy for lunch. It was my first time there. That place is nuts! It's a huge "made in china" warehouse...to big for my liking. After lunch we went to the botanical gardens down in downtown Silver Spring (WHO KNEW) We rode the train that goes through the park and the carousal. It was a lot of fun!

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