Monday, March 14, 2011

picture overload

today is my last day of maternity leave.
i think i'm at a 70/30 on being relieved to get back to a sense of normalcy, and on missing the girls. but they'll be in good hands, so that helps immensely.
honestly- a nanny over daycare is the way to go (for us at least)- besides being a bit more affordable, i feel like they'll get more one on one attention & less colds ::fingers crossed::
i'm 99% comfortable with our decision. 99% because i'm not even 100% with myself sometimes. seriously.

and now some picture overload- because i'll need to look at these tomorrow around...9am? oy!
let's start with some "what they wore"

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hoodie: Happy Green Bee
skirt: babyGap
tights: Old Navy
shoes: Vans

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onsie: babyGap
pants: Splendid (thrifted)

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shirt: Target
dress: Target
leggings: Target
socks: Old Navy
shoes: Vans

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onesie: H&M
leggings: Baby Legs

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onesie: babyGap
leggings: Baby Legs
socks: Old Navy

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shirt: Target
skirt: Target
leggings: Baby Legs
socks: Vans

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cardigan: Target
skirt: Target
tights: Old Navy
shoes: Livie & Luca

our Yo Gabba Gabba shoes finally came (in the right size) so the first day she got to wear them was probably one of the happiest days of her young life. she seriously couldn't take her eyes off of them:

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she was pretty happy- until she noticed brynn sitting in her chair...

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"GET OOOOOUT!!!!"

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it was very dramatic- and hilarious.

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meanwhile- brynn continues to be a rolling machine. and she laughs now- straight up belly laughs. it's too cute.

and then we took a little trip to heaven IKEA. alex had so much fun- and thankfully we went on a thursday morning so it was virtually empty- so she had free reign.
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yeah- that slide was responsible for an epic tantrum/meltdown. we'd spent a good 15 minutes going up & down- and when it was time to move on alex was having none of it.
insert a kicking & screaming toddler. i got several looks of pity from other knowing mothers who had wisely skirted the slide area.
next time- i'll remember this. i blame it all on friend megan:

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woops.

and brynn had a blast too- she was staring around in wonder:

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then it was time to visit the Family Room bathroom (which is awesome):

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and then we left. and after a nice nap, the girls chilled:

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alex is slowly warming up to her sister. she actually allowed her to touch her foot. amazing. usually a "be nice to your sister" results in a stank face- like so:

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so a lack of one = big steps.

and that's about it. i'm off to spend the rest of my last day home with my girls...and catching up on Teen Mom.
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12 comments:

Carol said...

Adorable! My girls were like that too, but now they kiss and hug although they still pull hair and hit too. Oye. Good luck on your first day back to work...enjoy the peace :)

Rose said...

Your girls are so cute. I am expecting #2 soon and you make it seem like it is actually possible to raise two close in age. I'm pretty nervous!!

Good luck going back to work, you'll do great! :o)

Laura said...

Love all the pics! Good luck on your first day back tomorrow!

Sarah-Anne said...

sounds like ya'll had FUN. i wanna come to heaven, er, IKEA next time. :)

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

Ohmygosh, you have the cutest children on Earth. Just an FYI!

I wish you the very best of luck going back to work! I know it's so hard, but it sounds like you guys have an awesome set-up with the new nanny!

Alicia said...

Nanny is the way to go! when I originally went back to work (stay at home now) we had a nanny, I always felt more comfortable leaving them in the morning.

I love the pictures of the girls. Tomorrow may be tough but it will get easier! Good Luck.

Jess said...

Two best dressed girls in the blogosphere!
And... Teen Mom is on tonight! I'll totally be watching it. And I have it set to record JUST in case. :D It's my guilty pleasure.
Man, I wish we had an IKEA near us...

Ryan V. said...

1. love ikea. 2. your girls are THE cutest. 3. how are you a size 0 already!!!? lol Good luck on your first day back at work!

Katie said...

I need a trip to IKEA, sometime soon. (but I think I've been saying that for over a year..) Let me know next time you want to go -- I'm right on your way, if you want company!

Britt said...

Good luck on going back to work! We have a nanny/babysitter come to the house too and it's very nice to know what they are doing all day :)

I NEED THOSE SHOES that alex has!! oh wait, no my daughters do :)

Unpolished Parenting said...

Obviously your babies are adorable :) Hope your first few weeks back to work go smoothly for you. That's great you all are able to have a nanny!

Tiffany said...

Alright, I'm racing off to find those YGG vans. My daughter would LOVE those.