You are smart; you have such a great memory. You count to 20 and are starting to add a little! You can also spell your name!
You are hilarious! You keep us laughing for sure. At your 3 yr appointment the nurse had you leave a urine sample and you thought it was the most hilarious thing ever. You were telling everyone, "They told me to pee in a cup! That's siwwy!"
You are silly, sensitive, bashful and joyful. You make your dad and me so ridiculously happy and proud.
You are beautiful. SO SO beautiful. I could just stare at you all day
You are our little rule follower. You like order and direction and love authority figures and pleasing them. You are very well-behaved (most of the time) and use your manners (most of the time).
You are also sassy and stubborn, and you don't care much for sharing.
You are 3 years old. ;) Stats: 40 inches tall, 38 lbs -XOXO, Katie
We traveled to my parents' new house for the first time when we dropped the girls off for our trip. It's an adorable bungalow-style cottage with so much character so I thought I would share some pictures!
The previous owners put a lot of care and money into historical restorations and improvements so it was basically move-in ready!
Many of the fixtures are restored originals and some replaced with vintage-finds.
I particularly love the top and bottom right. So cool!
The windows and hardware were amazing too as you can see! And I wish I would've gotten more pictures of the kitchen, because this hardly does it justice. The kitchen is a DREAM.
I love the white craftsman cabinets with the dark granite.
And since it was the 4th of July, the dining room was decorated for the occasion!
And a close-up of the treats on the table that Molly and my niece Abby helped my mom decorate.
Erik and I got to sneak on a parentcation, as I like to call them, for a few days last month! My mom gratiously agreed to keep the girls and we headed to Vegas to un-wind. I don't really gamble, but am all about laying by a pool and good food! I have also been dying to see the Beatle's LOVE show since it first started!
We stayed at The Cosmopolitian and had a great stay. It was a gorgeous hotel; the chandeliers everywhere were AMAZING.
When we arrived, we had breakfast at The Henry at the hotel, and set off to explore the strip! After slowly making our way through hotels and shops, we stopped at Serendipity for lunch.
I loved all of the decor inside!
After lunch, our room was ready and we headed back to nap and get ready for dinner and our show.
The first night we ate at The Country Club at the Wynn overlooking the golfcourse. The food was AMAZING!
As well as the view! I had a cajun-spiced filet on a bed of garlic potatoes with onion straws.
After, we headed over to The Mirage to see Seth Meyer's Stand-up show. By this time I was EXHAUSTED and could hardly keep my eyes open, but once the show started it was a great time and we thought both him and his opening acts were hilarious.
The next morning we were up bright and early to secure a lounge chair at the pool for for prime people watching.
and drinking. ;)
After several hours laying at the pool reading and what not, we went to Holstein's for lunch at the hotel. Y'all have to eat there. It is the perfect spot for lunch; they have these amazing milkshakes and burgers!
Next, Erik headed out to gamble while I headed to The Spa.
Or as I liked to call it The Mothership! I had a massage, bath scrub, and facial and I felt like a million bucks after it!
For the night, it was dinner and a show again!
This time SushiSamba and The Beatles LOVE Show at The Mirage. Both were SPECTACULAR! Seriously, we talked about both all night and the next day. Two more MUSTS next time you go to Vegas.
Our last full day on vacation was spent by the pool. We got there around 9 AM and stayed until 2!
When we couldn't deny our stomachs any longer, we went back to Holstein's (that's how good it was). This time we indulged in the alcoholic milkshakes and even had a celebrity sighting!
Yes, I would be the creeper that snuck a picture. Foster the People performed at the hotel the night before and we ended up dining right next to leadman Mark Foster and I think one of the other bandmembers but I didn't get a good look or want to intrude. We have since been singing "Pumped up Kicks" but let him eat in peace... ya know, other than the stalker pic I snuck.
We spent the evening in a sportsbook watching baseball, and finished the evening with the Belagio fountains and our view.
It was such a great trip! I never really considered myself much of a Vegas girl, but man, we had a lot of fun!
We were definitely ready to get back to our girls though and made a MAD DASH through the airport to catch our connecting flight, to prove it!