January 27, 2014

Dorothy Aplin -- Six Months

today, at 4:49, she will be 6 months old.

she is healthy.
she is happy.
she is a blessing.
she is more than i could have ever dreamed of.
she is sitting up.
she hasn't quite grasped this whole 'solid foods' concept.
she loves her feet.
she smiles, and the room lights up.
she is very vocal.
she is rolling all around and hates every minute of it.
she is my best friend.

and a few more, because i just can't help myself.

~ happy half birthday, sweet girl ~
~ our lives' are richer with you in it ~

hugs and kisses~m, s and mc

January 23, 2014

here's to more posts and more pics

i recently had a friend/fellow blogger (like legit blogger) encourage me to try and make some "coffee money" with our little family blog. by "coffee money", i mean a little extra money a month to spend on going to a local coffee shop, maybe happy hour with the girls, or a dessert date with the hubs. if you were wondering why there is advertising on the blog, that's why. if you weren't wondering, that's still why. 

i'm excited about this new challenge. it will keep me accountable to spend more time documenting our little adventures, their ever changing faces, what books or toys they are interested in at that particular moment, what new recipes i'm loving and what shoes they are currently wearing. it will encourage me to get out my big girl camera and capture the beauty in our day to day.
these great cards from our our dear friend, kimmi.
i'm convinced everyone needs a chalkboard wall.
the sweetest, softest leggings. ever. 
she loves her fingers
he's obsessed with tractors or bulldozers or fire trucks or ambulances or police cars

working on our fine motor skills and learning our colors.
 not sure who loves her lil posite pros more--her or her pops?
he calls it, 'neigh'.
those rolls. can you get enough? i can't.

 i will try not to do too much writing on here. i'm more of a numbers person. 
if my grammar is wrong (and i know it will be), please forgive me. 

here's to more posts and more pictures.
 and if you feel so inclined, go ahead and click on any advertisement that might appeal to you. winky face. 

hugs and kisses~s.

January 20, 2014

these boots...

these boots have worked their way into mclain's heart. he asks for them all the time. he puts them on all by himself and prefers them over any other shoe. which if you've seen his shoe collection, it's comical that he would choose these boots. i'm pretty sure matt is ready for him to appreciate the finer things in life, such as his jordan's, penny's or his air maxx95s.  
does your little one have something they love?

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, a, t, b, b, m, m, b, bc and m 

January 19, 2014

vegas, baby! vegas!

i got to tag along for matt's work trip to vegas. we stayed at the beautiful mandalay bay. 
we ate some delicious food, drank some bubbly, walked 100 miles, 
got the stomach bug, missed our sick babies (they also had the stomach bug), 
went to 6 different shoes stores (obviously), gambled nothing, and danced one of the nights away. 

vegas, we'll be back for you. and next time we won't be sick and we'll gamble it all away ;)

what are some of your vegas favorites?
mine are: walking arm-in-arm with my man and the street performers.

hugs and kisses~m and s

January 12, 2014

our weekend

it was a good weekend. a really good weekend.
pizza with friends. 
play time at target.
sunday lunch.
snuggle time with our littles.
and the arrival of our sweet nephew Robert Cameron.

hope y'all have a wonderful monday and a fantastic week.
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, a, b, b, t, m, b, m, bc and m