Friday, April 11, 2014

Where did my babies go?!

It really hit me the other day that I don't have babies anymore (at least not for 13 more weeks). Where did my tiny ladies go?
Willow is 5 and so independent. She has her own crazy sense of style and is my little helper. Once Holland is here and things have settled down we're going to start her homeschooling adventure. She's always willing to  break out the vacuum or chase after one of the twins when they run off. (It's getting pretty difficult to run now so they're taking full advantage of it.) She's completely obsessed with anything Disney related and is saving her own money to buy her second American Girl doll. She's making lots of friends in our new neighborhood, and tries to convince me nightly to take her to the park across the street.
 Ella and Madeline are going to be 3 on June 1st. It seems like just yesterday they were my little 5 pound princesses. Now they're singing, dancing, youtube obsessed little ladies. We spend a good portion of our day singing "If you're Happy and You Know It", "Let it Go", "Love is an Open Door", and "5 little Monkeys" over and over and over. It get's pretty annoying, but it makes them happy!  They love watch those KinderEgg opening videos on Youtube, I really wish I could get them in the US, they would absolutely die if they saw them in their Easter baskets!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What a difference a year can make.

Oh, you poor little neglected blog of mine, I'm so sorry I left you for so long! Things got a little crazy last year, but now we're back and ready for action!

So many things happened in 2014, but here are some of the highlights:

Ella and Madeline turned 2 and Willow turned 5 this year. Where did my babies go?!

I started my own children's accessories business called Willow's Whimsies.  I make bows, headbands, chunky necklaces and other fun accessories for little girls. It's become a fun little family adventure with the girls sometimes joining in to help.

The girls got to take their little cousin Amelia on her first trip to Disney World for her birthday. There's nothing like making magical memories with family.

Willow graduated from both speech and occupational therapy! She's now on level with her peers for speech, and she's gained control of many of her PDD-NOS and SPD "quirks". She still has some work to do on her social skills, but she's come so far!

To celebrate Willow's "graduation" we went on a mini vacation to St. Augustine, which now tops our list of favorite places. The girls had so much fun exploring the streets of the oldest city in the US, visiting the Fountain of Youth, and becoming Jr. Rangers at the Castillo.

We moved into a new place, but it didn't last long. We're moving again in March to a bigger house in a neighborhood with multiple parks and a splash pad for the kids! It's so much nicer and more child friendly then our current condo.

Zach got a new job with a raise, it'll be a great help to our growing family...

We're expecting a new little person in July. A sweet baby girl, we can't wait to meet you Holland Claire!