Monday, August 31, 2009

double the fun and double the one!

we just can't believe our little girls turned one yesterday--and what a year it's been! although there were some downs in the begining, the ups have always overshadowed them and we have come away from this year feeling incredibly blessed. we have two adorable little girls who amaze us on a daily level with their progress, and we couldn't be happier. we celebrated a week early because my sister and her little boy were in town, so of course we wanted them at the party! it was an ice cream party, and i must say, the girls enjoyed their first go at real sugar:)
the set up--it was a warm, lovely evening in jordan's parents backyard...

tilly looking ready to party.
tilly practicing for "the real thing" with an ice cream cone bubble blower...

little avery
singing happy birthday...look at the confusion on avery's face...
i knew that if i put a cake in front of the girls, they wouldn't really know what to do with it. so, we decided to make them little ice cream cone cupcakes--these were perfect because the girls had a handle and, as you can see, they knew exactly what to do:)

jordan picking the grass out of tilly's frosting--perhaps we should have had them sitting on a table or something...
after the clean up, we set the girls in these chairs and they were hilarious, swinging their little feet like they have been sitting in chairs their whole lives...(and aren't those sunsuits to die for? a good friend from california gave them to us at our shower and i have been waiting and waiting for them to fit!)
aunt lindsey, tucker, and girls... and this point the girls were done celebrating and ready for bed. i was right there with them:)

it turned out to be such a fun party, and we are so grateful to all who could make it, as well as all those who have sent birthday wishes our way! also, our good friend emily took the girls pictures recently, and as always, did a wonderful job-- go here to check out some of the pictures as well as the cute party invites she whipped up. this girl is amazing!

Monday, August 10, 2009

old news, new post...

ugh.  i just got finished telling my sister how much i loathe updating my blog with "old news."  but i guess that's what i get for waiting so long.  that, and the chore of having to upload a ba-jillion pictures all at once.  but it's all done in an effort to keep my blog followers satisfied:)  hope it works!
a couple of weeks ago we went to the hogle zoo in slc with aunt leah, aunt emlyn, and cousin millie.  we had a great time checking out all of the animals and the cool exhibits, but i would have to say the highlight of the trip was the yummy lunch we enjoyed in the cool shade:)

the girls and i in front of the huge metal elephant that plays "pop goes the weasel" (sounds like a tuba) and blows air out of his trunk.  
 taking a drink out of the lion's mouth.

that same week my mom and sister chris came out for a short visit.  it was so fun to have them here and to once again experience with them the magic that is j-dawgs.  if you have never been, i feel sorry for you.

the next day mom and i took the girlies to veteran's pool in provo.  they were pretty enthralled with watching everyone splash and play, as you can see.  they LOVE the bath, and this was like the bath times 100, so you can imagine how much they liked playing in the pool--err, you'll have to because i didn't take any pictures once we actually got in the water:)

mom and i also attended our ward temple session saturday morning and hit the provo farmer's market on the way home.  it was a fun time--but extremely hot!  and of course, my mom always brings some sort of treat for the girls when she visits--this time:  these adorable sunglasses from aunt linds.  we had to put them in a place where they wouldn't see them to get the pic.

our girls are growing like crazy!  in addition to sitting, they are rolling, eating pretty much everything we put into their little mouths, jumping like crazy in their jump ups, and our newest goal--teaching them to crawl.  yikes.  i know i will be sorry once they get the hang of it:)


avery in a daze...
the proof that the rolling is out of control... we will put avery to bed in a tight swaddle and then often walk in on this scene...she's so tricky!
the girls enjoying biter biscuits...i.e. sharpening their mini-razors (they each have two on bottom now:)

yes indeed, our girls are getting big and we love them more and more each day.  
oh, and jordan and i are doing well too:)