17 March 2017

cousins!

We finally got to see Ada in action at one of her gymnastics competitions. She's been working hard and we are proud of the determined and fun-loving little lady she's becoming!


Entertaining themselves while waiting for Ada's turn to preform.

And our pitstop at Dennison Depot for Dane the train man!




cousins!

We finally got to see Ada in action at one of her gymnastics competitions. She's been working hard and we are proud of the determined and fun-loving little lady she's becoming!


Entertaining themselves while waiting for Ada's turn to preform.

And our pitstop at Dennison Depot for Dane the train man!




02 March 2017

wise beyond their years

Enjoying some puddle jumping during our abnormally warm February weather.

These days my little Dane man is becoming a little Dalai Lama of sorts. He often tells me, "Go so slow," as he walks at a pace that makes a snail look rushed. He's working on his mama, helping me take time to smell the roses. He also helps me by telling me to "Be so quiet. No talking." It's true, Dane man, listening is a better virtue that yapping away. I get, I'm flawed, but I do pee in the potty, so I have that on your wise little soul.


Scootering "so slow". Really, I don't understand. The kid has mad moves on his scooter, yet we are doing everything geriatric style. 2 year olds shouldn't be this patient.

Maya on the other hand seems to be in a rush. She is reading and writing like a champ. She now spells out "secret" words to us like "d-a-n-e needs a n-a-p," followed my a very grown up eye raise and smirk. She likes to keep her calendar packed with playdates, activities, and really anything that isn't just being at home. Her first question at school pickup (after Dane attacks her with a big hug) is, "Are there any specials today?" She maintains a good bit of friend drama. Who knew girl caddiness started so young? Recently she announced, "I can't wait until we are teenagers and will all be nice to each other!" I didn't have the heart to burst that bubble.

I love being surprised by Maya's hugs and I love yous or unexpected thank yous. She really is the sweetest.

Both kids are showing their own unique ways of loving on us. Dane likes to hold hands. He'll cuddle up next to me and find my hand. Maya is a nuzzler. She wiggles her way into my arms and rubs her cheek against my face like a puppy.


Loving watching these two grow and seeing their personalities unfold!


11 February 2017

disney on ice

Our unicorn and tiger stuck out a little in the sea of princesses, but hey they were cozy and unique - true Maya and Dane fashion!

Thanks, Oma and Opa, for the tickets!


sleepy heads

Asleep mid-play in this one!


Painting will take it out of you...


Don't even mention balloons...zzzzz. (That was a very accidental, perfect photo moment. Thank you Dane for being such an artistic snoozer!)


the magic

My baby decided it was time to start dropping some teeth. Really it was more I looked in her mouth one day and there were big teeth growing behind baby ones. So, I encouraged her the reward of tooth fairy $ to get wiggling those bad boys.

Let it be known sometime during the night of February 9th her first baby tooth popped out.

We went back and forth on whether the tooth fairy was real. Basically a convo of "Do you want to believe in said make believe person, who is watching you and breaking and entering into our house to bring you something while you sleep?" Creepy, right. And then me assuring her I will always tell her the truth, which ends with her knowing the truth and us all choosing to make believe, anyway.

I felt bad for bursting her bubble and created this beautiful display of her "tooth fairy" booty...to keep some sense of magic alive.


Skills, right. And, well, Pinterest.

Maya, however, came downstairs with an unfolded dollar and said the tooth fairy just crumpled up the money into her tooth pillow. Gotta be kidding me?!?! Luckily I took a photo to preserve my work for all eternity.


Goodness she's somehow even more adorable with her new big kid smile starting to form. Love this kid.


18 December 2016

ho ho ho!

Maya was not at all hesitant (for the first time ever) to boldly go up an accept her gift from Santa Claus (aka Uncle John). Dane, however, wasn't interested in talking to strangers and choose to bury his head in his sister shoulder and pretend the moment wasn't happening (which, of course, was equally adorbs).


You can hear the collective "Oooos and awes" in the background, right?


He was very impressed with Mams and Paps' new Christmas train.