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Cady has been so full of hilarious conversations recently and I don’t want to forget any of them. She seriously has me cracking up constantly.


Cady: Daddy, you are going to be Flynn Ryder when we play Rapunzel.

Jason: How do we play Rapunzel?

Cady: You stand here and I hit you in the head with a frying pan.

Jason: I don’t think I will like being hit with a frying pan.

Cady: You just have to pretend to like it.



While helping me pick out a Valentine card for Jason

Cady: Momma, get him that mad one. (a stick figure on the front of the card had a mad face drawn on)

Me: I don’t think I want to get Daddy a mad card. I love him.

Cady: But that’s the face you always make at him



Jason was in Tulsa for business

Cady (out of the blue): Mom, why is Daddy in salsa?

Me (only half listening): What? Why is he where?

Cady: Salsa

Me (fully listening, but confused): What?!?

Cady: Why is Daddy in salsa?!?! You know! With Uncle Ben?!!?



Cady: You remember that time I was with Nana and PawPaw John because you weren’t taking care of  me?

(We were on vacation, not just NOT taking care of her)



:Singing “Brown Eyed Girl with the radio:

Me: Cady, this song was written about you.

:singing some more:

Cady: MOM! I am not a one eyed girl! I have two eyes!!!



She is so hilarious, y’all. And this is only what I can recall right now. These have all been within the last couple of weeks. I’ve got to start doing this more often because she just cracks me up.


One Year Ago Today: Happy Valentine’s Day





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Outside time

We have been having some amazing weather. Highs in the mid 70’s. I wish it could be this way year round. It is perfect. Cady plays outside pretty much every day, and since it has been so warm she is outside much of the day. This weekend we decided to make it a family thing. Hadley is just now getting to the age where she won’t automatically put everything in her mouth. She loves being outdoors. So I foresee much of my days being spent outside with these crazy girls.

While we were out there I decided to play with some of my camera settings. This is very picture heavy. Mostly of Hadley because Cady was far too busy to let me take a good picture of her.

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47 Months Old

Happy 47 Months Cady Cupcake!

She is almost 4. I know I say it every January, but how is she almost 4?!? Such a big girl!

She is just a little ray of sunshine. She loves to laugh. She loves to make other people laugh. She really is a little comedian. I know sometimes (most of the time?) she doesn’t mean to, but she can crack me up more than anyone else.

I just love her sunny little personality and can’t wait to see what year #5 brings.

We love you Cady Cupcake!

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Christmas – 2011

We have had a wonderful Christmas weekend. Nana and PawPaw John arrived Friday night for a visit.

Christmas Eve day, they took Cady to see the new Chipmunk movie, or Alvin and the Ship as she called it. She loved it. That left just Hadley, Jason and myself to bum around the house. Hadley needed to rest up for the excitement of the coming night, so she fell asleep on Jason’s lap.

How precious is she? I really think she is working on her molars or a growth spurt, maybe both. All she has wanted to do is sleep and eat (I don’t blame her, though).

Saturday night, we had a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner(Prime Rib, creamed spinach, twice baked sweet potatoes and more!) that Jason and I collaborated on. Afterwards, we headed out in the rain to look at a few light displays. When we got back, Cady and I made some reindeer food and sprinkled it in the yard for Santa’s reindeer. Then all good little girls went to bed, and Santa’s elves went to work.

All Cady asked for was a Dora kitchen. She already had a garage sale special, and I felt like if we were going to get a new one that we should get an upgrade. So we searched and search and found one we really liked that had great reviews. When we went to purchase it, we saw these little appliances, and decided we should get those as well.

Jason and I had actually put together the kitchen for the girl’s the day before during naptime. We stored it in the garage under a blanket. So all we had to do was bring it in and set their appliances out.

After we decided the display was perfect, we partook of cookies and milk and headed to bed.

I don’t know if the girls could have been more excited than I was. I was looking so forward to seeing Cady’s reaction. This year has been so awesome because Cady is so into Christmas. And her reaction did not disappoint. She was so excited!

While Cady and Hadley checked out the kitchen and all the goodies from Santa, I put the finishing touches on some baked french toast to stick in the oven while we opened gifts. The girls tore into all their gifts. Jason and I did too! We ate a yummy breakfast. We lounged and played with all our loot. Naps have been taken, and Chinese food is on the agenda for tonight. Pretty much a perfect Christmas weekend!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


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Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas!

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Gingerbread House – 2011

Cady and I decorated our Gingerbread house this weekend. I got smart this year, and bought one that was already put together. Genius! As always, I wielded the frosting, while Cady directed and made her vision come alive.

And the beautiful final product.


One Year Ago Today: Impromptu Photo Shoot


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Girls just wanna have fun

We had some Get Well balloons given to us over a month ago when Cady hurt her leg. The girls were getting a big kick out of them on Friday.



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Kindermusik, Christmas Party, and Santa

Yesterday was a busy day. Cady’s Christmas party for school was yesterday (we are on break until the new year, time to break out the crafts) and Hadley’s last day of Kindermusik for the session was also yesterday. Both are important events to me, so I didn’t want to miss either. Luckily Jason had a personal day he needed to take before the end of the year, so he decided to spend the day with us.

After we dropped Cady off at school, we rushed to Kindermusik. We’ve really enjoyed this session. First, the other parents and kids are just a great group. It makes it so much more fun if there is a fun group of people to spend that hour with. All the kids are right around the same age, so it is fun to watch them together. And the parents are just really fun folks. We hope to have most in our class next year.

I was able to capture some shots during drum time.

Hadley and her buddy, Conway, sharing the drum so nicely.

After Kindermusik and some lunch, we headed back to Cady’s school for the Christmas party.

We made all her friends and classmates cute little goodies (inspired by a Pinterest idea, of course)

They had so much fun at the party. Lunch was Chik-Fil-A, which is always a winner. They made a couple of really adorable crafts and were just wild and crazy 3 year olds.

Cady was sad to leave because she is going to miss her friends and her teachers so much over the next couple of weeks. I can’t say enough how much we adore Ms. Kelly and Ms. Vicki. They are pretty much the best ever.

After naps, we decided to go pay Santa at the mall a visit. I was hoping by going on an off day at an off time, we might be able to miss the crowds. I was right! One group was in front of us. We didn’t have to wait long at all. I wasn’t sure how Hadley would react, but I was very prepared for her to cry. She did not disappoint.

She would cry, stop, look at Santa, and cry some more. It was hilarious. Poor little Pork Chop. I think I can get one more crying Easter Bunny picture, and our crying days are likely over. Hadley will probably be a huge Santa fan by next Christmas.

It was a fabulous fun filled day!

One Year Ago Today: By Popular Demand…

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46 Months


Happy 46 Months Cady Cupcake.

This month, minus a few moments, I’ve felt like the torturous 3’s are over! I may be speaking too soon, but I really do feel like we have turned a corner with Cady behavior. There is much much less back talking, and any that does happen can be pointed out and will change. Definitely less disobeying, and a lot fewer tantrums. She is always a sweet girl, but I don’t have to keep repeating it to myself all day 😉

She is still an absolutely fabulous big sister. I was really curious how things would go after Hadley became more and more mobile and got into her stuff more and more. She has adapted amazingly. She is wonderful about sharing with Hadley and wanting to play with her. She has her moments when she wants to be alone and do her own thing (who doesn’t?), and she will just go in her room and close her door. She really does adore Hadley (probably not as much as Hadley adores her). When they play together and I hear them laughing together, every stressful moment of having 2 kids melts away in an instance.

I don’t know if it is being a big sister or just part of her nature, but she is very caring. She is sort of motherly naturally it seems. Her teachers told me today that she tends to kind of take care of some of the other kids. She has also been asking some kind of serious questions. We’ve discussed why people have different skin colors, and her capacity to understand just amazes me. She is a pretty awesome little kid that sometimes leaves me speechless (in a good way).

She is doing great on the reading and writing front. She can write her name really well and has several other letters down pat. She is starting to sound out at least the first letter of words. If she has a few words in front of her, she can sound it out and pick out the correct word most times. She is well on her way to reading.

She is just such a joy to us. 2011 has been awesome, and I can’t wait for 2012 with my Cupcake.

We love you, Cady Cupcake!

One Year Ago Today: 34 Months

Three Years Ago Today: 10 Months

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Christmas Program 2011

Cady’s Christmas Program at school was last night. I’m pretty sure I live for these. A bunch of little kids ages 1-5 on stage, dressed super cute, singing sweet songs, and being freakin’ hilarious? I’ll take it!

Before we left the house I had to get some cute pics of the girls. I love their dresses so much. I’ve had them in the closet since September and have been itching to get them in them.

While we were waiting for the show to start, Hadley could not be contained. Jason and I took turns chasing her around. She was a walking machine

Action shot!

And just a shot of the back of her dress

And a video. This is her “Super Hadley” move

Then it was show time.

Cady coming in

Lilly, Cady and Parker

And the three Amigos. Brooklen, Lilly and Cady

How cute is this one?

And now for the videos. I can’t explain the comedy show that was put on. Cady and Lilly were cracking me up the whole time. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I didn’t get too many of their antics on video. It would seem they behaved and performed perfectly with the shots I got. I missed the exhibitionist moments (why, oh, why did I not put bloomers on under Cady’s dress?). And I JUST missed the eye exams with the electric candles. Crazy kids.

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