Sunday, October 9, 2011


I have two girls.  I am fully aware of the future issues I may have because of this.  I definitely do not need you, random lady at the grocery store and everyone else I encounter, to tell me about how much they are going to hate each other some day.  I know that as these girls get older they will probably fight like crazy and most likely even claim to "hate" each other at some point.  I only have one sister and I am 11 years older then her so I don't know what it will be like for these girls but I can imagine.  However, I also know that most sisters grow out of that phase after they leave the teenage years and frequently become very very close friends.  I will cherish this time because right now my girls adore each other.  Berkeley is completely obsessed with Joie.  Joie is the only person who, without fail, can always get Berkeley to smile and laugh.  She loves her so much.  Joie also loves her baby sister.  The only time she doesn't like her is if Berkeley grabs her blanket and slobbers on it.  Multiple times a day for months now Joie will hug Berkeley, which of course makes Berkeley laugh and smile, and says "Look Mommy look" and I always say something like oh how cute, or you guys are so sweet and then Joie always say "take a picture!".  So we have about a million pictures like this.

I literally have at least 20 more of these on my cell phone.  I've embraced the fact that these girls might not always like each other but at least I've got the proof that at one point they were very best friends!!

Pony girl

Last night we were all winding down after dinner and we started getting ready for bedtime.  We had a little extra time so I asked Joie what she wanted to do.  She responded "I want to take pictures".  So I said "okay do you want me to take pictures of you?"  and she responded "no.  I want to take pictures of my ponies!!!".  Joie is OBSESSED with My Little Pony (weird right? a My Little Pony come back?).  There is a new My Little Pony cartoon and of course there is a ton of new merchandise too.  Everyone caught wind of her newest obsessed so for her birthday she got a lot of my little pony toys.  She has at least one pony with her every where we go including the bath and when she goes to bed.  So last night I helped her use my camera and helped her set up her Ponies and pose them for pictures.

So I'm sure you can only imagine how thrilled Joie was when I went to a pumpkin patch with my sister in law and her kids and she got to ride a real pony.

This ponies name was Shorty but Joie renamed him Pegasus.  She was petting him and kept screaming "Giddy up Pony".  It was pretty much the highlight of her entire life.  I am very aware how boring this post will seem to pretty much everyone however I find it so adorable to see the things that mychildren decide to become attached to.  I have never encouraged ponies or horses and they were never my thing when I was a little girl.  This is all just 100% Joie.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mickey's Halloween Party!

On Friday we headed over to Disneyland with our friends the Purles' for Mickey's Halloween Party.  We had such a blast (besides the ridiculous crowds) and the girls all looked SO cute!!  They had an adorable Halloween parade and the best firework show.  They had trick or treating on every corner and all of the characters were out taking pictures.  It was an absolute blast and so worth every penny!  We didn't even go on any rides we were having so much fun doing the rest of the Halloween stuff.  We will definitely be making this a tradition!

Joie was just practicing her princess wave before we headed off to the party

If you can't tell by the pictures Joie was VERY excited and thought she looked beautiful.  She also insisted upon being called Cinderella for the rest of the night.

Joie and her friend Alexis both dressed up as Cinderella.  They are only 3 days apart in age.

Sometimes Jessie just has to do the Robot.

We had such a blast and I should have taken more pictures but we were just having too much fun running around and letting our kids eat candy and stay up until 11:30.   If you noticed poor Berkeley's lack of smiles its because she has been sick for about a week now with a yucky runny nose and cough.  I think Andrew made such a cute Sheriff Woody.  We went out to eat right across the street from Disneyland before hand and the whole time kids kept saying, "Oh my gosh Mom look its Woody!!" and he would wave and tip his hat at them and totally played it up.  We had so much fun and we are excited to be able to dress up again in a month for real Halloween.