Thursday, February 24, 2011

Birthday week year 2!!!

We kicked this year off big and headed to Sesame Street Live in Houston! It was just as I expected- GREAT! Mattie was all over it- couldn't get enough! Hailey took a little longer to warm up- but eventually LOVED it! It was like the girls were seeing some of their best friends!

Luckily, one of our actual BFF's was able to go with us- sweet Lilly K. and the Kummerfeld krew! It was so much fun watching all 3 of our girls!

They couldn't take their eyes off the stage!


We are serious about our ELMO! They loved the show- I loved watching them!

Dancing with those on stage!


Our family- I am truly BLESSED! Thanks Kummerfeld's for going with us! Can't wait to see you again! XOXO

WE opened presents...

ate pink pancakes...a little cupcake too...went to the park...

moved from cribs to toddler beds... a much easier transition than I had thought!

Ice cream time....

Build a Bear- or Build a bunny in our case...

bunny's had a bath

Worn out from our BIG week.

some "bunny" loves me!

Sweet sweet girls!

All in all- a great week! I can't get over that I now have 2 year olds! Some say "Double Trouble", but I would disagree and say "DOUBLE THE FUN!"


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2 Year Well Visit

In HONOR of PAPA's 59th Birthday- tiara's for everyone!! (Ignore the yogurt on Mattie's shirt- and YES we do EVERYTHING in a crown- including eat.)

This is the face Hailey made when I said "Let's take a picture for PaPa!" I feel like the song "You light up my life should be playing in the background"!
On to the BIG news of today... this afternoon we took the girls for their 2 year well visit. We saw Dr. Patricia Rogers- and I can't say enough good things about her! We love her!! She is so sweet to the girls- she calls them the "Bopsy twins". It was such a good visit, both girls walked in talking and waving at everyone. They both stood on the scales, and let the nurses get their height! It was great!!! They were so brave and most of all friendly. Everyone that saw them complemented how cute they were, but more importantly how SWEET these girls were! My heart just burst with pride! Here we are ready for our check up- aren't the gowns cute?!?!
Here are a few stats:
Mattie Lynn-
31lbs (90th percentile)
36 in (90th percentile) *I know a few people have told me she was tall for her age- but hello!
Hailey Suttton:
27lbs (53 percentile)
34 1/2 in (63 percentile)

*** Let me just say that I felt the Hallelujah Chorus resound in my heart the minute I saw on their growth charts- that my adorable, precious, early birds (33 weeks) were above 50th percentile in EVERYTHING!! This is HUGE! I always heard that by the time premies are 2 they catch up and BOY DID WE!!! I mean to go from not even on the growth chart to 53 and 90%- this is HUGE STRIDES!! :) God has really blessed Ken and I!

I think we are over the gowns...

luckily, we didn't have any shots to get, but they did need to take blood... boo. Mattie is trying to comfort Hailey by giving her Bunny. It is so sweet- seeing each of my girls learning to have empathy for others.

After all was said and done- we headed to Marble Slab for some ice cream! Both girls LOVED the special treat!

Thank you Island Pediatric for taking such good care of our littles!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy BIrthday PaPa!

Happy Birthday PaPa! We hope that your day consists of some reading (we recommend Llama Llama Red Pajama), some Tab, a cake, and some Mexican food! We are going to wear a Tiara in your honor today.
We love you!! We clelbrate YOU today!

*side note: Happy 7th Birthday Snickers and 3rd Birthday Belle!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two-Two TODAY!

2 years ago... photo by Lisa Thomas- so precious!
1 year ago- photo by Kelli Acosta

February 15, 2009- Ken and I's lives were FOREVER ROCKED (in the most amazing way)- our precious littles decided to make a "grand enterance" about 7 weeks early. I look back on the past 2 years and can't help but SMILE (with a tear in my eye). The past 730 days with you have been the best gift God could have given us- watching you two grow, change, and become sweet, sweet toddlers! I can't think of this day- without remembering back on the actual day you were born- I remember all the sweet nurses and doctors that helped us be the best parents to our new premies! You both were so tiny- but in that moment that I laid eyes on you- I fell in LOVE!
I felt like the luckiest mommy- I not only got to visit one baby- I got to visit 2! God must really think we are special for giving us both of you.
First of all- let me give credit where credit is due these amazing pictures of my girls were taken by Kelli Acosta Photography. She is amazing! As I look at the pictures she took- she truly captured each of my girls as I see them! I am beyond thrilled with these priceless photos. I highly recommend her- as you can tell!!! (Be sure and tell her I sent ya!)
Hailey Sutton Haynes- gilrfriend- you came into this world with sassy written all over you! You might look alot like your Daddy (and a little like me- girl I see it!)- but you are me all over again in personality! You are a JOY to your Daddy and I! Each day you do something that is so cute and uniquely you. You are very outgoing- you love to be the center of attention, and you love to talk- I understand alot- but alot I don't. You have alot of words- and I am impressed by how much both you and Mattie know! You have started calling me "MiMi"- not real sure where that came from, but it is really cute. You love to play outside, dance, watch Calliou, and take a bath. Your favorite song is "The Wheels on the bus". You love to dress up in mommy's clothes, tutu's, and shoes! Shoes are your most FAVORITE things! You have mastered walking in Mommy's heels- it is impressive and scary all at the same time! Your favorite person right now is PaPa- we talk about him daily. You love to make Daddy give you "rides" on his back while yelling "nay!" You cannot and will not sleep without your bunny.

Mattie Lynn-
girlfriend- you are a hoot! You are so independent- I love that about you. I know that you are going to grow to be a strong young lady, but it can be hard when now for your mommy. You are outgoing and love to play. You like to sing, but your favorite song is "if your happy and you know it", you have the most beautiful smile- but you make me earn them! Your best friend is your thumb and bunny! Bunny goes everywhere with you- and it is ok by me. :) You are easily excite-able. Your laugh is the sweetest. You love to be outside, playing with Belle, or taking a bath. Your favorite toy is your blocks or a good book. You love to be read to. You can identify a ton of animals: monkey, snake, peacock, walrus, hippo, all farm, zebra (of course), pets, etc... it is amazing. I think you might be a vet someday. You are a cuddler when you are tired. You always wake up happy- I love that. You are VERY mannerly- you have "thank you" down pat- and it is so sweet. You like to tell people to "share"- when what you really mean is "mine", but it is so cute- and sweet sounding. You have a major sweet tooth- like mommy.

The Best Day- song lyrics
I'm five years old, it's getting cold, I've got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you,
I run and run past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides,
look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home
I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today
I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop 'til I've forgotten all their names
I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughing on the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today
I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother, inside and out, he's better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you
There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world
And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn't know if you knew, so I'm takin' this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today

I know you two aren't perfect, but you are OURS. We adore you both! I hope when you read this one day you understand HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU! I know you probably won't until you have a little boy or girl of your own- how deep a mother's love really goes!! I don't care if you are Miss America or a straight A student- it is my prayer that you are a warrior for Jesus! That he is in your heart- because with him you will be a blessing and be blessed. I want so much for you both, but most of all I pray that God continues to make me a better mother for you both!
Happy 2nd Birthday Precious girls! I love you so much!