Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ifly, you fly, we all fly!


No, not really.  We all didn't fly.  Just the boys.

Santa brought the boys tickets to ifly right after Christmas.  They had both been wanting to go but it cost a pretty penny to indoor skydive so Santa for the win!  Their appointment was made so that Nana and PawPaw could also watch them fly!  The suited up, got their lessons and sat and watched several others go before their turn.  I was a little jealous bc it looked pretty fun but I'm certain I'd look like a fool and it would probably mess up my hair anyway!  

It was pretty great even watching them.  The instructors are pretty impressive at what all they can do.  I can't imagine doing it all day every day though.


Here's the video of the brave deFoor boys on their first ever indoor skydive!  Let's just hope they don't take after their dad and start jumping out of regular airplanes.  I won't lie, i'm SO glad he doesn't do that anymore.  It made me stress Every time!  


That's what she said!




I remember talking to my sister when Jackson was a baby saying how the speech explodes between 18-24 months.  It's like they go from being mute to repeating every word you say plus some.  It happens slowly and all at once.  It's like you blink once and they can say a few words, blink twice and they are asking you to go outside, for more milk or to change their diaper!



They are exciting changes and it's adorable that they have their own language and you as the mom are the sole translator of this language explosion.  I want to bottle up this cuteness because it is forever changing and maturing.  Its a fleeting moment, these adorable incorrectly pronounced words!  


I wanted to record some of my favorites to read back to her one day and remind her how quickly it passes but just how much I loved it!

Shess- this is "yes" in her language.  Would you believe that she's great at saying NO but yes is somewhat harder to come by.  We have to coach her on when she should be saying YES.  Do you want some candy?  "Shess!" 

Gik- it took us a few days to figure out that this was actually milk, or drink, we're not really sure.  Either way "gik!" means she's thirsty!

Butch- we read books every night before bed.  She loves all her books, especially the tiny board books.  She consistently calls them butch.

Jacksy- this isn't the first time he's gotten this nickname.  His best little girl friend as a baby called him Jacksy too.  It's endearing so we won't be correcting it!  

Ginkin- G seems to be the letter of the day!  She calls Lincoln Ginkin.  Also too cute to insist she change it!

Sheshe- What else would you call the worlds most adorning aunt?  Tracie is sheshe.

Assi- likely her favorite word and her favorite thing.  Her Paci is her main squeeze.  We limit it to the bed but sometimes she goes up to her bed and tries to retrieve it just to get a fix.  She'll also deceive anyone she can trick into giving it to her without me knowing!

"Egg eg gooooooooo"- let it go.  Frozen has been our favorite for a long time now.  She can clearly say Elsa.  She tries Anna with "Nana" and Olaf is "Lolof"  She doesn't miss an opportunity to break out in full song with her hands in the air.  I'll have to post a video!

Ghee- again.   In other words please repeat!  Again, and Again, and again!  

Guck-not sure what's up with the G's but this means duck

Goggie- yep, doggie.  Funny thing is she calls the reindeer on Frozen a "goggie" also.  For a while, everything with 4 legs was a "goggie"

Uchi- Lucy is our dog. She's small and furry and white.  Similarly to above, any white fluffly dog is a Uchi.


Burrie- any type of berry is burrie and we eat alot of burries!

A bus!-(airplane) said with much enthusiasm.  We are on the flight path for Bush International Airport and we see so many planes.  She was adamant each time she saw one that it was "A bus!"
She has since evolved to "Pane" which is more correct and still cute but I kinda miss her insisting she saw "A bus"!

ish- we love looking at the pet store at all the "ish".  (Fish) So anything that swims is currently ish!

Appy- it technically means "Happy" because when we light a candle in the house we sing Happy Birthday so now candle lighting is simultaneous with "appy" and requires candles to be blown out and cheers all around.

Etts-eggs  She's currently my only child that will eat eggs but she usually will scarf them down.  

Er ewe Ewww?- Are you Eww?  She's checking to see if you are Eww.  Usually because she is!  haha!  She'll check her babies and you if you let her to see if you are Ewww.  But when you hear her ask, it usually means you should in turn check her and grab a diaper!  
Er is see? -Where is she?  This is her hide and seek game and it's nostalgic because I played this game with my adorning Aunt Janie many moons ago!  

Prayers-  Every night we say our prayers, we try to also say the blessing.  When someone else is praying, she says "Mom", "Mom", "Mom" the whole time.  She can't stand my eyes closed for some reason.  Then when the prayer is over she loudly declares "Men!" as everyone else says "Amen".


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime

Christmas Eve photos get a little bit harder to make each year.  Partially because the sheer number of them but also because the boys aren't really that into it!  They do it for me and they do it for their sister.  I'm lucky they play along mostly!  It's really cute when your oldest can read The Night Before Christmas to your younger ones and read it with as much dialect as you could!  He's a pretty neat big brother!
 But our little silly can always seem to evoke a smile!

Kisses are the perfect  prize for reading her a great "Ho-Ho" book!
"Ho-Ho" or Santa was really good to these kids!   They got lots of fun toys to play with and unwrap.  That minnie has become her shadow and she drags it everywhere!
The boys got SET-UP in the camping category!  Everything they need to head out on a camping adventure with their dad.  Lil and I will stay home and make sure to keep the showers running properly!



Chritmas morning starts out with a couple of sleepy heads!

But this little fireball is the opposite of sleepy!  She thinks this tent in the living room is all for her.  She hasn't even gotten started on her own gifts yet!


Now THAT's more like it!  Bitty Baby for my sweet American Girl!
Mommy got something special too!  I got our blog book printed for the year and wrapped it up for under the tree!  It was a great gift to read all the sweet memories of my little munchkins!
That wasn't the only baby Lillian got!  This one has her name on it and there may or may not have been a couple more!   We're in the babies!!
Minnie mouse makes every move she does for a while. Its funny to see her beside a stuffed animal the size of her!


It wasn't long before our fancy Christmas breakfast commenced. It always starts with mimosas.  This year I spiced up my mimosas with a little blood orange liquor!  It was a winner!


I also made Nutella French Toast.  It wasn't good.  At all.

You don't believe me either, do you?
It was so so delicious!



Stockings are always exciting in our house.  You never know if you'll get tickets for sky diving or socks and underwear and some lucky years, you get BOTH!

This little mommy is fierce in the car of her babies.  Her new stroller was deemed the outdoor stroller and she took it literally.  She took those babies on a walk, er run? as soon as she got a chance!

Jacksy keeps his best brother award while riding her around one their new 360 scooter!


And there it is!  It's 2pm on Christmas and it hit 84 degrees.  It was so hot we didn't even stay out very long at a time.  We wore shorts and flip flops to play and forget the hot chocolate, we needed mojitos by dinner time!

Only in Texas can you have a hotter Christmas day than any other major holiday including some 4th of July's!  
We all broke out into a chorus of "I'm dreaming of a HOT Christmas!"

It was simply a wonderful Christmas-time!

25 days of Christmas dresses


First you have the days of Christmas song, next you have ABC's 25 days of Christmas movies and THEN you get to the holy grail of Christmas celebrations.  You celebrate 25 days of Christmas dresses!    I don't know if you're currently aware of my love of all things Christmas.  I mean I'm the girl that put my tree up before Halloween and wasn't ready to take it down after New Years.  So my love for Christmas extends well into Lillian's wardrobe.  We had quite a collection of Christmas attire, so much so that we were able to cover nearly every day leading up to Christmas with a new dress!  It was a wonderful parade of reds and greens and I love each and every one!   Some are Christmas specific and some only fall into the Christmas color scheme.  You can be sure there is a bow to match each one!  


She loves her baby cousin Wyatt and we loved being in Nashville with them!

This was possibly HER favorite Christmas dress!  She wasn't as into the dresses as her momma but she looked cute even in this one!  I think she was just highlighting our special handmade stockings! 



The brothers sure are cute!  They just don't want to participate in the Christmas clothing parade!


Even a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese is a reason to don a Christmas dress for display!



An afternoon at the park?  A Christmas dress to correspond with that too!






My peppermint striped girl and her tutu!  


We immensely enjoyed the warm weather during the Christmas season. There were many afternoons spent outside!


You guessed it!  Even our Pajamas were Christmas!  Lillian would say that "Ho-Ho" was on her nightgown.




This little tree dress was my sisters when she was little.  It's precious and vintage and special because mom made it for us!



If you're going to touch the elves, you're at least wearing a cute Christmas night gown!




Even Mickey Mouse gets in on the Christmas action!


She was the MOST fun this Christmas!  Just a pure Christmas joy!

And an angel!  We forgot about a total angel!


And so ends the 25 days of Christmas dresses until next years month long parade!