Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Oh I love a rainy night

After being cooped up inside because of the cold and rainy weather, we decided to make the best of a dreary day and put on our 2 sizes too small raincoat + 2 sizes too big rainboots and have a little fun!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year

For our latest Dean/McGuire get together, we decided to ring in the new year together.  We couldn't think of a better way to say farewell to 2014 and welcome 2015. 

We have done a lot of growing over the past year!

These two had no problems getting into the spirit with their homemade shakers....

We didn't even let the cold and rainy weather bring us down!

These two love to read and after a story time, this Pinkalicious book inspired us to trace life-sized pictures and color them!

When these two are together, silliness abounds (This is a story for the memory book -- a few months ago, we were all together at our house and all of a sudden the adults noticed that the 2 toddlers were awfully quiet.  We went to find them jumping on the guest bedroom bed and as soon as they saw us, Olivia yelled "Go away pookie" which Harris immediately imitated.  And from then on, this phrase is a constant when we are all together!)
And we got in lots of cuddle time in our matching PJs

We feel so blessed to have these friends who have become family and seen us through the best and worst of the past year.  Love this crew so much!

Friday, January 2, 2015


Aunt KK is a skating coach and has been wanting to get Olivia on the ice basically since she was born.  Well, this week, we checked that off the list and it was SO. MUCH. FUN.

I wasn't sure how Olivia would react, especially having someone else take care of her other than me, but she was completely fearless!  Kate's own daughters have been skating for years and are completely comfortable on the ice so Olivia was bound and determined to keep up with them.

It was a great outing and I think we will make skating a bigger part of our routine!  Especially with Aunt KK around!