Thursday, November 10, 2016

You and Me, Babe

There are so many things to love about Lyla being in preschool.  She's having so much fun, making such great friends, and soaking new information up like a little sponge.  But one of my favorite things is all the precious alone time with my little Evie Joy. 

The first time I took Evie out on a quick mommy-daughter date she was so confused about why Lyla wasn't in the car seat next to hers.  I said "It's just you and me, babe!"  We headed to Target and Starbucks and shared a cake pop while we meandered through the aisles.  We weren't even there to do grocery shopping!  It was so fun to relax a bit and just focus on her.

Ever since that little date whenever we get into a car alone Evie will say from the back "Just you and me, babe!"  It's so darn cute, and it makes me so glad to have this time together.  Some days are spent just running around doing errands, but we also manage to sneak in play dates.  Whatever we're doing, just spending that time with her is my favorite. 

Here are some pictures from a recent park trip.  :)

- K

We were in the area, so I took her to the park by our old house.  Man, did it bring back memories.  Lyla and I LIVED at that park when she was a toddler.  This bouncy grasshopper was always a favorite back then too.  :)

We picked up the movie Land Before Time the other day, so Evie kept calling this dino Cera.  :)

When we first started going to this park Lyla was too tiny to sit on that bench by herself.  We'd lift her up onto it and her tiny legs would dangle.  That feels like just yesterday!

Swinging has always been both girls' favorite thing about the park.

They had a new cool swing that let us swing together.  It was so fun!  Such a good day.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


2016 officially holds the record for best Halloween ever.  The girls were so into the spooky decorations and the candy and the costumes.  Evie has officially hit her stride with the whole dressing up thing, and spent most days as Sheriff Callie, a bunny, or Rey from Star Wars.  She's obsessed with the latest movie, always asking her dad to watch it and rambling on about BB8.

The girls got to dress up 3 times, ate a lifetime's worth of candy over the month of October, and Lyla even had her first school Halloween party and parade.  After the parade each class performed a couple of songs, and it was too cute.  Those little kids up on stage kill me.  All trying to grab the microphone, yet knowing none of the words or motions.  I love it so much.

Here are some photos from our various activities!  On to Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

- K

I have no clue where the peace signs came from, but it cracks me up!

Lyla and her class, waiting for their turn to perform.


The whole class, and her Mrs. Potato Head teachers.  :)

Sheriff Callie and Cinderella, getting ready for a friend's party.

Those glass slippers!  :)

I had to bribe her with bubble gum for these smiles.

Yee haw!

Halloween night!  Getting ready to be her bunny costume.

I think Lyla's favorite part of Halloween was getting to play with makeup.  :)

Cinderella and Prince Charming!

Rey and BB8.  :)

I joined the Star Wars theme, and got to be Kylo Ren.  If you even mention Star Wars to Sis she says "I'll show you the dark side" in the baddest voice she can come up with.  It's pretty darn cute.