Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Came Early

Dear Layla,

They say great minds think alike.  If that's true than Ya-Ya and I have great minds.

I, uh *cough*, I mean, Santa bought you a Caillou doll for Christmas.  I was so excited about it.  He is your favorite! 

Ya-Ya also bought you a Caillou doll.  She sent it to you in a Thanksgiving care package.  

She wins.


Saturday, November 17, 2012


Dear Nono,

LB has been telling us that she's a princess for a while now.  One day she asked if you were a princess. I told her, "No! He's a beefcake!"  It stuck. 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

ABC Song

Dear Layla,

The best part of this song is NOT that it's the ABCs.  It does make the teacher part of me so proud to know that you are interested in learning the ABC song. But no! That's not the best part. 

The best part is when you sing, "Sing with me"! 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Dear Noah,

Last year you had to sit and watch as Layla ate a Reese's peanut butter cup after going trick-or-treating. You didn't know that you were missing out.  They are delicious.

You got to have some this year though! Here's the video from Halloween night:

Then, a few nights later, we gave you another Reese's.  You ate in all in one bite.  It was quite impressive.  And funny.  I think my favorite part might be that you started crying when you realized that your's was gone and LB still had some candy.  She ate her's in about 37 bites. 



Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Dear Layla,

You have created your own bedtime routine.  Usually it's the parents that are supposed to create this routine, but you did it on your own.  

According to your schedule, things go like this:
1. Bath time
2. Put on jammies
3. Play a little more
4. Brush teeth
5. Give Nono a kiss and send him to bed
6. Snuggle and watch Caillou

You take Number Six very seriously.  You insist that we sit together, snuggle under a blanket, and watch a little television.  Last night you brought me the remote and said, "I watch Caillou".  For whatever reason, you are certain that Caillou comes on once Nono goes to bed.  You are very wrong.  Daddy and I have set the DVR to record all episodes of Caillou just for you and snuggle time.  

Thank you DVR for making my Baby Girl happy before bedtime. 


Gator Sweaters and Leaves

Dear Little People,

Mama Jane had an awesome idea.  She told me to buy you orange sweaters and get your names embroidered onto the chest.  Boom! Gator sweaters!! See? I told you it was an awesome idea!

I'm not a big fan of fall.  Some people go crazy about fall.  They love the cool weather, changing leaves, and Pumpkin Spice lattes.  Oh my God, Pumpkin Spice lattes.  People will seriously fall over themselves to get a Pumpkin Spice latte.  My Facebook timeline blows up every fall with people posting pictures of their lattes and commenting on how happy they are that the Pumpkin Spice lattes are back.  I think they are sick.  It's like licking the bottom of the spice rack.

I don't like the cool weather either.  It's just a reminder that it's going to get icy cold in just a few weeks as winter approaches.  I would be happy for it to be hot and sunny 365 days a year.  

Now, about the leaves.  I will agree with the masses and say it's pretty.  I think the fall leaves are very beautiful.  This is something that didn't happen when I was growing up in Florida.  Everything was pretty much green until those few frosty weeks when things turn brown.  Seeing the orange, yellow and red leaves is so nice.  

I do believe one of the prettiest fall spots in all of Memphis is Chimneyrock Elementary.  This is my school so I get to see the campus everyday.  It seems like one day all the trees are green and then just 3-4 days later, everything has bright fall colors.  

So, one Saturday, I dressed you in your jeans and Gator sweaters and took you up to Chimneyrock to play in the leaves.  Layla loved walking around looking for the pink leaves and Noah loved picking up the sticks.  


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Pumpkin Patch

Dear Babies,

Can you call something a "tradition" if you've done it 3 times? I'm saying "Yes!"  That's makes our trip to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago a family tradition! Hooray!

While we were there, I noticed a man taking pictures.  He took a couple of  each of you before I summoned the courage to ask him what he was doing.  He explained that he in the owner of the pumpkin patch and he wanted some cute pictures of kids to post online.  I'm guessing for advertisements or whatever.

I really don't know how I feel about that.  On one hand, I post pictures of the two of you all the time.  On the other hand, he is a stranger and possibly a perv.  

I'm torn. But, like I mentioned, here's more pictures of you two that I am posting online.  The Internet just might explode with pictures of LB and Nono.


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