Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fashion Queens!

One of Momma's girl friends is launching a clothing line and asked if Mia & Aubrey would be in her launch runway show! They were so cute all dressed up in tutus, butterfly wings and pigtails. Only problem was that Aubs was clearly against anything that involved instruction or supervision... So, Mia of course stole the show and worked the runway like a champ. Daddy's little cuties sure are something special!

Computer Geek!

Mia has become quite the little computer geek as of late! Ever since Daddy brought home a new tablet computer and loaded some children's games and websites, Mia is loving technology. She loves the math & reading apps, and it's surprising how much she is actually learning... Now if the computer could just teach her to pick up her toys!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We stayed home with the kids this year and had Grammy & Papa up for a few days of relaxing family time. They were extremely helpful as always, and the kids love having them around. In fact, when Papa walked in the house, Aubrey ran up to him and blurted out, "Hi Papa!". We were all shocked, as talking is a relatively new thing... We were joine by Aunt Cathy & Uncle Ryan, as well as some of our friends who just moved to Arizona from Israel. Great food, a relaxing day, and crazy loving kids everywhere!

The Place Setter!

Mia was the best helper this Thanksgiving! Her school had the kids each make a place setting template to assist in setting the table. It was a really cute idea, and Mia took her job very seriously! She was setting out her plates, arranging silverware, and extremely focused on making sure it was all correct. So sweet...

Horse Show!

One of Momma's friends is a horse veterinarian who was kind enough to invite us to a big horse show they hold each year in Scottsdale. Mia heard about the horse show and made certain we planned on attending... It was the first time the twins had been around horses in person, and they had a blast! We watched a few horse jumping competitions and watched Mia fall in love with horses. Plus, she learned about horse camp...


Aubrey is quickly turning into the biggest ham I know... Here is her best impersonation of a gun slinger!! Pretty scary, huh?!

Riding Camp!

Mia was so excited by the horses we saw at the show that she begged us to send her to horse camp! It just so happened they were offering a horse camp over the long Thanksgiving weekend. So.... Who are we to kill a kids dreams?! After shopping for a new pair of cowboy boots, Mia was off to camp! It's so amazing to see how confident she is at such a young age. We dropped her off at the farm, and she happily ran off with the other kids, yelling "See you later!" over her shoulder... When we picked her up she had all sorts of stories to excitedly share about trotting her pony & horse safety, and wanted us to be sure we knew his name was Leo. Now let's hope she discovers some cheaper hobbies! Her smile makes it all worth it...

Nay Nay!

The twins were mesmerized by the horses at Mia's riding camp! When we dropped her off for camp, they ran straight over to the horses and gazed in amazement... Gotta love their cowboy get up of jammies and Ugz!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crazy Girl...

I'm not even going to try and explain this one... Suffice it to say this girl is crazy! Between the hair & the goggles, she's quite the spectacle. We love her, craziness and all...

The Puppet!

I still can't quite figure out why Brandon is so obsessed with an older sister who absolutely torments him... She clearly loves him, but continually tortures him! This was her response to Daddy asking her to give Big Boy a hug for the camera. Shortly after this photo was snapped his face began turning red... Even when being strangled he was smiling with love for his big sissy!

Rare Pose...

Brandon is such a boy... It's gets harder every day to actually get a picture of him! Aubrey will stop and say cheese the moment she sees the camera. But Brandon? Nope, he immediatley hides his face or runs away... He's a goof! But when we do capture a photo, the handsome little man never seems to fail to impress with his winning smile & beautiful blue eyes!

Happy Girl...

Boy, it's amazing what a few months can do... Before Aubs could walk she was really frustrated and cranky. Now, she's just a ball of joy and happiness! Here she is proudly displaying that she was able to undress herself right after Momma had just gotten her dressed... Yes, the dressing of children can take close to an hour with Momma chasing children in every different direction. It's rather entertaining!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday Morning Football!!

Yes, we all look a little rough, but isn't that what Sunday mornings are all about?! Daddy makes it to the couch, gets a little football going, and shortly thereafter finds himself engulfed with lazy children looking for a little cuddle action... It's really very sweet! Big Boy is either chewing the leg off a chair, or searching for the love of his life, Momma!

Mr. Tantrum!

Here's Big Boy doing what he does best, throwing a tantrum! It's so funny to watch the various phases they go through. Thankfully, the twins seem to trade their quirks back and forth, rarely being trouble makers at the same time. Now that Aubrey has been walking, she's happy as could be and it's Brandon's turn to be whiney and needy... Funny thing is that their personalities are the exact opposite of what I expected. He is so aggressive and rough, and she is so sweet and dainty. However, when it comes to any kind of new adventure or daring ride, Aubrey can't wait to partake, while Big Boy runs to the safety of his Momma's arms and whines... He's quite the sissy, but we still love him to the moon!

Rain Dance!

The hot weather has finally subsided, and we've been rewarded with cool days, and even a few rain showers! Aubrey got very excited the first time she saw her big sister singing in the rain, and immediately got her rain coat... She's such a happy little girl and thoroughly enjoys every new experience!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Wow, it's hard to believe that this year was already our 5th Halloween with the midget! Every year is more fun with our little angel... This year Mia insisted on being a scary dragon. She was quite proud of her tail. As usual, Momma cooked about 10 gallons of her famous taco soup, and we hosted a party for the neighborhood. The big difference this year is that Mia was quite a bit more focused on accumulating maximum candy! After trick or treating a bit with all the kids, we put the twins down and Daddy & Mia went back out for some serious candy collecting... Mia was chasing her friends around in the driveway long after the trick or treating festivities ended. It's pretty impressive what sugar will do to a child!!

Candy Time!

The Twins got to trick or treat in style! Momma loaded them up in their cars, and Daddy pushed them house to house... I'm not really sure they had any idea of what the whole night was about. They were just happy that every neighbor on the street put candy in their Elmo buckets! Brandon got a chocolate sucker from his cousin Amanda, and spent his entire trick or treating adventure trying to figure out how to tear through the wrapper!

Mrs. Elmo!

The Twins are both obsessed with Elmo right now, so Momma hooked them up with some matching costumes! Sweet little Aubrey was so happy to play the role of Mrs. Elmo...

Mr. Elmo!

Big Boy was quite proud of his masculine Elmo costume! He looks like a character off the 'Sponge Bob Square Pants' show... That cute little face was smiling all night!

Pumpkin Carving!

In preparation for the holiday, Mia insisted that we carve a very intricate skull & crossbones pumpkin! She lost interest after about 3 minutes and left Daddy to do the hard work... Good thing she's so cute!