Friday, February 6, 2015

Snowflake Princess Ball!!

Last Saturday the girls along with my mom and I headed to their 2nd Little Princess Parties ball. This one...the Snowflake Ball starring Anna and Elsa from Frozen!! The girls wore their new dresses they got for Christmas and we dolled up their hair and they were looking adorable!!

{Jocelyn as Anna & Julianne as Elsa}

 Jewel's hair isn't quite long enough for an Elsa braid so we curled it up and did a cute little side pony...she looked adorable!! 
 I even did the Anna coronation hairdo in Jossy's hair...she was SOOOO excited!! It wasn't quite long enough to do the loop around the back but a little claw with the ribbons was 2nd best...she looked so darn cute!! 
 {Elsa and Anna with Jossy & Jewels}
 {Julianne's favorite...Rapunzel...when Rapunzel came out Julianne said, "She looks beautiful!"}
 {the girls with Tinkerbell}
 {Love Julianne's face here...this is what makes the balls soo worth it for me, seeing their little faces all excited about all of the princesses makes me a little teary-eyed!}
 {Joss and Jewels with Princess Aurora!}
 {Jewels and Jossy with Belle....after Belle came out Jewels said, "She is the MOST beautiful!" 
 {Jossy dancing....for a girl who is sooo into "boy stuff" like Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc. she had the BEST time!!}
 {Jossy sitting by Rapunzel during the story!}
 {the girls dancing together}


 {Jossy would NOT leave her "twin" Anna, alone the whole night...it was sooo darn cute!!}

 My mom and I had such a great time with the girls...this was the last shot of the night before we braved the snow storm and headed home! 


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Girls' room redo...out with the old in with the new!!

When we moved into our house, a year and a half ago, it was all about Minnie Mouse and so of course we embraced that and I painted some nice white polka dots on one of the girls' walls. We had just transitioned from crib to toddler beds before we moved in and we wanted some white beds so we found some white toddler beds. Here are some of the "before" pictures! 



 AND just in the last month we bought white bunk beds for the girls and decided to get rid of the Minnie Mouse as they are clearly over that and go with a "grown up" girly room that can grow with them...until they each are ready for their own room! 

We went with a gray wall color as I had found their bedding first, which I bought on Overstock.com for about $68 for the entire SET (I'd found one I liked on Pottery Barn Kids a little bit better but it was $189 JUST for the comforter...that didn't include the pillow shams! And with two sets of twins sometimes it's more about what is more reasonably priced!) 
 The little pink chair I got at Homemakers...it was a MUST have when the girls saw it and frankly for me too, it was just too cute!! The flower print I got at Hobby Lobby as well as the bag hooks. And unlike the boys, the girls didn't have any cute pictures of themselves up so I ordered a couple 11x14 prints and got some rustic white frames from Kohls. 
 Of course I had to keep a baby picture up...just switched out the frames, the same matching white rustic ones but in an 8x10 size. The little shelf came from Target to hold some of their little things and the pink tub from Hobby Lobby. 
 I had their names embroidered on their pillow shams as I did when we redid the boys' room from The Strawberry Patch in Ankeny. 

 I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out...a big thanks to my mama who helped me decide where to hang things on the wall! And the girls LOVE it too!! Currently Jocelyn is on the top bunk and Julianne on the bottom as Julianne tends to get up and potty a few times in the night whereas Jocelyn does a better job of holding it! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Christmas with Nana & Papa

We had a our final Christmas with my parents the Saturday after Chrismtas Day.  We had kept Brynna and Braylan at our house for a cousins sleepover the night after celebrating at my Grandma's and  the kids had so much fun at our house, even though it was get home, get jammies on and then get into bed. It was a fun night.

That next morning we headed over to my parents and had brunch and then the kids opened their stockings and gifts. They had so much fun and were all spoiled! 

 {The boys talking about the Legos with Nana}
 {Braylan}





 {Brynna}


 {Braylan and Joel working on Legos}
After the kids opened their gifts then it was the adults turn!! We all got some great gifts and had fun! After gifts we had appetizers for the rest of the day and it was yummy!!

All-in-all it was a great day and glad we got to spend all day there and the kids were happy to play with each other! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Christmas with Grandma

On Friday afternoon, the day after Chrismtas, we headed to Ankeny to my grandma's house to celebrate Christmas there. The kids were excited to see Brynna and Braylan and Corey and Ryan!! We had soups for supper and just got to hang out and visit...play cards and open gifts. The kids were excited to play go-fish and old maid we had a lot of fun and we even were able to capture some family pictures, which hadn't been done in forever!!! 

{All the littles waiting to open presents!}







{All of us together...my dad and his family and my uncle and his family}
{Gram and all the grandkids and great-grandkids}

{My gram and her 2 boys...my daddy and my uncle!}

{I was teaching the girls to play cards here!}