On Sunday night when we had finally had enough of being sick and cooped up inside all day, we headed out to see the Christmas lights at the Mesa Temple. Our girls were just as excited as we thought they'd be, "oohing" and "AHH!"-ing over all the different colored shapes and lights, up until the dreaded moment when they both realized they were freezing around the same time. (You may be able to see that exact moment in the sequence of photos below.) Either way, I'm glad they were troopers and enjoyed themselves for at least 15 minutes, going to see the lights is a tradition I've always loved.
Ok, 32 degrees may not be that cold to you, but it is for us! We plan on spending the weekend inside doing house projects, braving the 'cold' a bit to be at Modern Bazaar on Saturday, and putting all the layers of random clothes on our girls that they will allow us (as shown above). Have a good weekend and stay warm! :)
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As you can see, Thanksgiving is an awesome time to be in Arizona. You can sport bare feet and tank tops, eat outside, and after pie all the kids can strip down to their bathing suits and play in the splash pad if they want! (They did.) Not bad, Arizona. You were good to me Thanksgiving, until next year.
I'm getting super gushy over here, I know. But if there's any one time in the year to get away with it, it's now. It's Thanksgiving week and our anniversary month, so now seems like an ok time to say how thankful I am for Geoff. He basically smiles in his sleep and has more energy than anyone I know. He is constantly giggling and dancing and eating chocolate and I absolutely love him for it. He puts his family first, is always trying to help others out, and works extremely hard. I really couldn't ask for a better husband or a cuter friend, he's the best. Thanks for everything, Geoffy.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK!
While sometimes this Fancy Nancy behavior kind of gets in the way (I find myself saying, "Go get messy!" probably more than a lot of parents), it's actually a lot of fun. Tucking her in at night means long conversations about what her favorite colors are (pink most nights... sometimes rainbow), which Princess wears the prettiest dress, and fictional bedtime stories about visiting Disneyland with Merida and Sophia the First. We get to bond over manicures, snuggle up and read Pinkalicious, and bake together with cute aprons on. I'm so lucky to have two tiny daughters and sometimes need to remember to embrace how sweet and magical little girls are, even when one of them (cough cough, ivy) is throwing a fit about a dirty lola-handprint on her shirt. Or when they're both crying about hurt feelings or the wrong colored headband. And all the other stuff that comes with the territory of raising sensitive, fiesty little girls.
The other night I came home with some new clothes for the girls (I can't keep up with their growing!) and when I told Ivy I got her some new church outfits, her face lit up and she looked as if she was going to happy-cry. She kept repeating, "Oh you are so nice! I am so nice! This makes me so happy! I love you! Thank you Mama!" It was adorable and kind of ridiculous in every way. I don't know, I guess with it being Thanksgiving week and all, I just thought it was appropriate to give thanks for my two tiny ladies, who are my little built-in-best-friends-forever. I love my big girly-girl and her slightly less girly little Sis that gets into everything and is happiest covered in mud. She balances out our world over here perfectly and being both of their MAAAMA!'s is the best thing ever.
**Speaking of being excited about new clothes, JunieBlake sent over the dress pictured above and I may have had an equally ecstatic reaction as Ivys. It's perfect for the approaching holiday season, and from now until the end of November, JunieBlake will donate a dress to a woman in need for every dress purchased. Go check out their site, like their Facebook, and follow their Instagram for more news and deals in the future.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK!
I really can't think of anything cuter than a chubby-cheeked baby face poking out of a turtle neck. I've been trying, but I just can't. The only thing maybe is if the chubby-cheeked baby face was snuggling up to a tiny puppy too, or something.
Either way, you're too much, Loley girl.