Happy 1st Birthday, Keira!

I know I said it with Dylan, but I can't believe how quickly a year has gone. Keira has brought so much happiness and laughter to our family, and our lives would not be the same without her. This month we celebrated her 1st birthday at Gymboree. After she turned 1 we took the bottle away and she is doing awesome without it. I was worried she wouldn't adapt very well, but she's eating anything and everything and is using a cup with straw. She is also walking everywhere and loves climbing stairs (especially trying to sneak up them by herself when she thinks no one is watching). She has started to attach herself to Keith and I, so it takes her a while to warm up to people she doesn't see on a daily basis. She also thinks everything is a phone and likes talking on them, and loves stealing everyone's iPhones and iPads from them. She is babbling more, but still isn't using any real words besides "mama" and "more". Keira loves playing with Dylan and wrestling him to the ground, which he doesn't always love. She can also point to things using 1 finger and likes to feed everyone. She is such a happy baby, but when she's told "no" or doesn't get what she wants (or doesn't get it right away), she can have some major tantrums...should be fun in 12 more years! Keira likes looking at books and stacking blocks. We're so excited to see what the next year brings us!


Keira's 1st Birthday Party!

This past weekend we celebrated Keira's 1st birthday at Gymboree. We love Gymboree and had Dylan's 1st birthday party there as well. Keira was so lucky to have so many friends and family there to help her celebrate!

I had no real theme for her party, so I just decided to go with pink and girly...those flowers are from her nursery :-)

Birthday girl!


Keira saying "hi" to Reagan...

Dylan enjoying the party before his tantrum over a simple ball led to him missing half of the party...not because I made him sit out but because he refused to leave the corner he balled himself up and cried in, a stage he refuses to grow out of...

"Mommy, I don't like this one..."

(Dylan at his 1st bday party...not eating his cake either)

Dylan loving Keira's presents...

Loving on her dolly!


It's Almost Spring Break!

We are 1 day away from Spring Break and I have mixed feeling about the week off. I'm so looking forward to not having to go to work for a week, however during that week we'll be having family in town, celebrating Keira's birthday, getting doctor/dentist appointment in, packing up our entire downstairs and moving it all upstairs (will it all fit?! who knows!!!), having our floors ripped out, getting our foundation fixed, and having to live for almost a whole week without floors until the new ones can be installed the following week, and writing a REALLY big check to pay for everything because apparently paying for foundation insurance for years means nothing when your foundation starts to fail...CRAZY! I don't know where we'll sleep, I don't know where the kids will play (downstairs with no flooring or upstairs with no space? I know, they'll spend the week playing on the stairs!), I don't know how we'll deal during this whole mess. But I just have to keep telling myself that once it's all done all the embarrassing cracks in our walls will be gone, all the doors will finally shut again, and we'll have pretty new hardwood floors to enjoy. But until then, grrr! At this point, I'm just trying to deal with anything new with as much grace and patience as possible, my head is about to explode. Meanwhile, we're very excited for Keira to turn 1 in a couple of days...I still can't believe how fast time flew :-)

Last week they celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday at daycare, so I managed to be creative enough to make some shirts for the kids.

Last weekend we went up to Denton so I could get some graduation pictures for Joey's invites...

On Monday we had a Bad Weather Day, even though the roads were perfectly fine, so we spent some time reading in Dylan's bed...excuse the morning hair :-)

And we had a fun pre-birhtday photo shoot to pass the time!