Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Football and Fall Things, 2

Get ready for picture overload!  Football games make for some really fun pictures, and I clearly couldn't resist. :)

 Papa and Babygirl doing a princess look-and-find in the kitchen. Don't tell his football players. ;)

Reagan was sitting on the "stage" by the window eating her cereal, and Mima decided to keep her company and have a chat over coffee. :)

Mama and Reilly had all matching sweatshirts at the big game. :)

Reilly LOVED the game.  She cheered and screamed the whole time.  We kept having to correct her as she scream "GET EM!!" at the top of her lungs when we were on offense. Her favorite part, by far, was the cougar mascot, and the halftime show.  Girlfriend loves to dance!

Beansie is a little more serious and serene during the game.  She would pump her little fist and say, "GO GO!"  But during the halftime show, this was the face we got. :)

This one, on the other hand...


Hubby and Wifey on the sideline keeping offense and defense!
Oh, hi E!

It's a family affair on the field...
Daddy, Brother, Sissy.  Yes, I was on the field for the last 3 minutes.  And yes, I had a bodyguard.

Who is more into the game?? You they all take a step towards the action.

OH, hey girl!  Don't get hit by those tackling men in front of you! ;)

WE WON!  Still undefeated!! YAY COUGARS!

Post-game speech, pumping up the kids.

Post-game kissies for Uncle Matt. :)

Go Coaches!!
#1 Fan, she is!

Do I look this cute when I chase my kids around?? Doubtful. Haha.

Mimi hearts Rea Rea <3 br="">

And Rea Rea hearts Mimi :)
 This.  This is what is so hilarious and amazing about the second child.  She is 19 month old, but does things that a 3 year old would do because she watches her Sissy.  And the result is hilarity.  When she gets upset or mad (about the smallest thing, I think I said, "Reagan, come stand by Mommy." and she wanted to run), she will stop what she's doing and put her head in her hands in total despair.

I mean, how do you NOT think this is adorable and a little hilarious? 
Daddy turned the frown upside down!

Reilly, meanwhile found some balloons that she stole from some cheerleaders, and she instantly wanted to send them to Jesus.


Daddy tried to grab close!

We are twins, pretty much.

Reagan in Alyssa's glasses.  Amazing.

Pretty girls!

I did a quick headcount and realized, the whole family was together!! Picture time everyone!  Like you could make it out of an entire family gathering without a photo.  Psh. They're lucky I didn't have my tripod. ;)
All around super fun weekend of football wins and family dins!  Thank you Mima and Papa for all of your fun treats the whole weekend, you spoil us with your prizes and Dunkin. :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Her Praying Face

 Lately, Reagan has been making what we call her "angry praying face".  It's the most amazing face...she closes her eyes and bows her head all serious, and her eyebrows get VERY angry looking, and it's so hard for us not to all laugh.  Daddy grabbed the camera and tried to capture it (the real face is much angrier looking haha), but we did get a glimpse of it.  Girlfriend kept cracking up because she saw that she was the center of attention, and knew she was being so funny.

 Wondering what's going on, and why Daddy has the camera out during prayers...

 Oh, sorry Mama...I bein' serious now.

Until Mama started laughing at her serious praying face. :)


Sissy is imitating the angry face.  :)

A little bit more about Reagan lately:
1. She loves Elmo, Cinderella (Rella), and Ariel (AH-Rell!) She points them out wherever she sees them with the utmost of enthusiasm.
2. She can only barely tell the princesses apart, so she pretty much freaks out when she sees any of them and calls them Rella or Ariel.
3. She loves reading lately, and will constantly bring books over saying "BOOK! BOOK! BOOK!" She has her favorites, a board books called "Bambi's Big Surprise", and one about penguins called "Without You".  We read each of these like 5 times a day at least.
4. She waves at pictures of Reilly around the house and says "Hi Sissy! Hi Sissy! Hi Sissy!" over and over.  This started when Reilly started school and she missed her, but now she just does it all the time.  She was doing it the other day when Reilly was sitting at the kitchen table right across from her, and Reilly was getting so mad saying "Reagan! I'm right HERE!  The real talking Sissy is right here!!"  It was so cute.
5. She loves her Buddy (her blankie, which I spoke about in yesterday's post, which we had to buy a duplicate of on Ebay).  Buddy never leaves her side.  When she eats, we have a "Buddy Stool" where Buddy has to sit when we eat since we can't have toys at the table.  She pretty much tells me when she is ready for nap, by pick up Buddy and sucking her thumb walking around the house until I notice and put her down.
6. Yes, she still naps twice a day most days. And sleeps from 7pm-7am.  So jealous of her healthy sleeping habits. 
7.She and Reilly sit up singing and playing and chattering every night before bed, sometimes for an hour.  I secretly love it, and am pretty positive I would have them share a room even if we lived in a 7 bedroom mansion.
8. She has an obsession with apples and fruit, which she has pretty much had since birth.
9. She made up this hysterical game where she uses a little pretend needle from a doctor kit they have, and gives me shots in my arm.  I pretend to cry and she laughs hysterically.  Then she holds out her arm, she pretends to cry, and I laugh.  :)
10. She started saying "No" in a hilarious way, and we all  still laugh whenever she says it.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Football and Fall Things

 We recently went to Long Island to visit our family, do some fun fall things, and see Papa's undefeated team play at my Homecoming game!  We had such a fun weekend, and it was super relaxing with so many extra hands around to chase around the girlies.  They are in heaven at "the New York house".  I always love our annual fall visit, because we get to go to a football game and watch my Dad coach (which we love), and it always feels like a different season than here in the mountains!  By October here, all the leaves are changed, on the ground, trees are almost all bare, and the weather is borderline cold (let's forget about "chilly") all the time.  Suddenly we travel there, and most leaves are still green, starting to turn.  Hardly any leaves have fallen, no one has taken our their boots yet or even thought about's like going back in time a few months!  It's so funny to see the differences in climate. 

One activity we do every fall now with the girls is go to a nursery that we went to growing up every year, for every holiday.  Here is our trip from last year, I just love to see how they have grown!  Hair is a little longer, faces exactly the same. :)  This was my favorite tradition as a child, and continues to be as an adult. 

Reilly went in, with her cell phone of course.  (Notice the bare legs!  Am I right, with the weather??)

Here is Reagan's reaction to the walk-through story about Otto the ghost. :)  Somewhere right between terrified and mesmerized.

Mima reading Reillt the story, and Reilly looking through the 3D glasses.  It really is the cutest thing.

Girlfriends on the pretend hayride. :)

And I just die over these flower faces...

Reagan got a little sleepy toward the end, and there was no more pictures to be had without her Buddy and her thumb. :)  I don't even mind that she's not smiling, because this is so her, that her thumb-in-mouth face is just as sweet to me.

Mimi had to work that day, but on her way to work (at 6am, while we were all still sleeping) she dropped off a bag on Mima and Papa's doorstep with these matching shirts, and munchkins for the girls.  I mean, do you wish she was your aunt, or what?!  We called her at work and said "Reilly, leave a message for Mimi saying thank you!" That is all I said.  Here was her message:
"Hiiii Mimiii!  Thank you SO MUCH for the pumpkin shirts and the sprinkle munckins!  I just don't know what I'm gunna do with you Mimi, sure are so nice! I love you BYE!" 

She had her hand on her hip as she spoke.  Where does she get this from! Ha.  Is it me?  Did I create her and her phrases and her funny little way, or is it in her personality innately? Either way, she cracks us up daily.

Family picture with the pumpkins. Sleepy Reagan.  34 weeks baby bump. Handsome Daddy.  Daddy's little big girl.  Reagan wants to be a newborn again.  Wish me luck in a few weeks. Ha.

Then we were walking back to the parking lot, and Reilly was VERY sleepy.  She asked Mima to hold her, to which she obliged of course.  And then I saw this beautiful shot in my mind, and scrambled for my camera as I walked.  I didn't want to miss it, didn't want anyone to move, and didn't want anyone to know I was taking it till the last second so that their beautiful expressions wouldn't change. I waited until there weren't any SUVs behind them as we walked, and snapped one of favorite pictures of 2 of my favorite people.

My baby looks like a baby.  And, for that matter, my mama looks like a teenager. :) 

After we went home and everyone under the age of 4 passed our for a few hours, we went to Papa's field to run around their practice! Here is Reagan vs. Medicine Ball.  She didn't understand why she couldn't lift it. 
Notice Buddy on the ground.  We have 2 (she doesn't know it!), and one is constantly in the wash, while the other is in her hand. 

Reilly will definitely either be a cheerleader, or the first female football player for her school.  At this point, it really could go either way. ;)

Papa showing her how to throw a spiral.  My spiral might be better than my Hubby's. (His words, not mine!)  What can I say. ;)

Reilly got to blow the whistle for the team!

And Reagan ran around chasing footballs saying "BALL! BALL! BALL!"  There was a bag of about 6 of them, and yet she kept running toward the one that the giant boys were tackling each other over.  Cool. 

She thought Papa needed an extra, so she brought him one. :)

Reagan, in case you couldn't tell, is a really miserable child who is never laughs or smiles, doesn't like being tickled, and is rarely content.

Or, you know, the complete opposite.  All the time, every day of her life.

Dear New Baby, You are going to be surrounded by SO MUCH love every day of your life with these two chickens running around you.  I can't even imagine how many times a day I'm going to have to ask them to stop hugging and touching you so you can sleep...and what an amazing problem to have. :)

Part 2 coming next!  Too many pictures to load up on one. :)