Friday, August 31, 2012

Monster Bash

Ever since Reagan was around 2 or 3 months we have called her Monster. Not a scary monster or a mean monster just a cute little monster. So we found it only appropriate to have a monster party for our Reagie Monster. It was so fun to plan out and thankfully we had some great friends around to celebrate with. 
The Hanging Monsters
Fringed Crepe Paper
Wrapped Monster Straws
Monster Pastries-so grateful everything was monster themed so it was ok that they didn't look perfect. Especially those funfetti cake-pops (not easy to make look cute). Thankfully the kids loved them and made it all worth it. 
The "Smash" cake which I made smaller than a normal cake since I wanted to make cupcakes too. It was harder to get the frosting to work but it turned out so fun I thought. I love that it has a girlie flare and the pink turned out a hot pink just like I wanted. And that chocolate cake was heavenly and that homemade buttercream was the perfect topper. 
These were super easy and looked so cute.
For us Georgians who don't have a Cafe Rio-I thought it would be a perfect way to get our fix together.  The dressing was spot on and the homemade tortillas strips made me so happy. 
My good girl friends here. Alia, Kristy with Shelby and Michelle. So lucky to have them here. 
When the kids were done eating and restless we had them play Monster Toss in the Backyard.
They actually had a great time with them.
And taking pictures in them.
Love this one of Reagan laughing at Camryn doing it.
Reagan was so happy to open presents and loved this ladybug my parents got her. Love her expressions. 
So happy with her own baby doll. She loves babies so much.
Finally out of the box.
Her face it hilarious here, squeezing the baby so tight.
Singing to her made her so happy and she even did the shy shoulder. So funny. She loved the attention.
Enjoying the many cake pops. Of course Camryn with her sass. 
Reagan was so happy to get her hands on these. She had been dying to have one all morning. Camryn was so happy to give Reagan these necklaces and she didn't want to take them off. 
Scarfed down when I turned back around and looking at me like I need more. 
So she had some cake and ice cream too. It is her Birthday, right?
Pure bliss. 
Trying to get every last crumb.
And still wanting more.
I think she knew how much she was loved and adored because she kept giving Ryan and I hugs all day. So glad it was captured. She is so sweet and it was really such a blast to celebrate such a cute little monster. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My 1 Year Old

It has officially been a year since I had this little thing. She is such a joy. So funny, social, determined and just plain sweet. She is always making us laugh and is ready for anything. I love this new stage of walking she picked up a week ago. It has made her that much more independent and just allows her to roam freely. She says, hi, up and out (the same way-agh), dada, uh-oh and please in sign language. She is also starting to be so girlie and loves necklaces, bracelets, crowns, dressing up, babies and princesses. Which is so similar to Camryn at this age-so odd that girls just pick that up. There is never a dull moment with her around. Her little body, face, and skin make my heart melt. She really is such a cute little girl. I just want to freeze this time with her. One year olds are the best. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Reagan's Birthday at the Aquarium

My mom got us passes to the Georgia Aquarium for my birthday and so I thought it would be fun to first use them on Reagan's birthday.
Started off the day wanting her crown on for breakfast. Only appropriate, right?
 Too focused on the fish to look at me.
 Loving the dolphin shows. What is it with my girls and their expressions. Can't ever be a smile. I love Reagan holding the sandwich like a big girl. Uncrustables. What would I do without them? Camryn literally eats one everyday-might be gross to some but they make us all very happy.

 Massive whale sharks.
 And Manta-Rays-this aquarium is really very cool.
 And Reagan was so happy she could walk it!
 Nice thing is that we only lasted 2 hours before meltdowns but knowing we can come back anytime is great. Thanks Mom. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Daily Duo

Reagan continues her love of all things girlie. And thankfully Camryn has enjoyed sharing her goods. So proud of herself of looking so good even without pants. 
Camryn found her a tutu and she was pretty happy about that. And then loved pushing the baby in the swing and carrying her in her carseat. 
And giving loves.

But she slowly realized it is pretty hard to walk, look good and take care of a baby. Rough life as a mom, right?
This week Camryn started ballet classes again and she couldn't even contain herself for a normal picture. 
Reagan was pretty excited too. She was glued to the window so she could watch her sissy dance. 
 And got to sit like a big girl and read while she waited. This girl loves books. 
And I love her cheeks and profile.
And after nap or morning cuddles. She will just sit and watch videos. I love this time with her. 
 This picture Ryan took when he got home from work. She just up and asked if she could vaccum. Girl loves to clean and just volunteers to do any cleaning throughout the day. Really praying that it sticks with her.