195-202: Ohio Vacation & Elle’s first flight!

Leighton’s first time on an airplane was a breeze which was the perfect start to our weekend full of making the best memories.

Fact: if you put on a bow, PJs are acceptable at all times of the day.
Doing what she does best. πŸ‘πŸΌ

Of course in between her naps L had to talk to everyone on the plane.

It included lots of jumping and dino screeches.

Kensie was good, too, which was the real wild card here. πŸ˜‚

Aside from the fact that she didn’t doze off until 5 minutes before we landed.

We flew to Ohio to visit some of our best friends that moved from Florida a few months ago. If you follow our blog or you’re friends with me on social media, you know KB was SO PUMPED to see her best friend Henley. She still talks about her every day and even asks to get extra snacks to bring for her every time we leave the house.

Watching these 2 together again was the greatest. They played, they fought, they hugged and they lived their best lives! πŸ‘πŸΌ

Fake sleeping. Obviously. This would never be real life. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Uncle Will spoiled us with a suite to the hockey game!!!
And Chris was our breakfast chef for the weekend.

On Friday, the guys went to the hunting cabin and the girls went to see Santa!!

We’ve taken Kensie and Henley together for a Santa photo each year and usually we get a solid photo of them screaming. This year they both talked to Santa but had no interest in sitting with him. Fair trade.

Kensie didn’t cry until we had to walk away and she was extremely confused as to why Santa didn’t hand her the rainbow and paw patrol box she just asked him for. πŸ˜‚ Y’all, she thought he was basically a server at a restaurant. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Shout out to the real Santa, Amazon Prime, for having those exact things delivered to our door before we even returned from the trip. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜…

Of course Leighton wasn’t phased. She even laid her head on his fuzzy jacket. πŸ₯°

We also planned the timing of this trip so that we could meet Henley’s new baby sister, Devyn!

L greeted her future Bestie with a headbutt. *No babies were harmed in the making of this photo. πŸ˜‚

It was so special to have all 4 girls together for a long weekend and get to celebrate Christmas with this crew!!

Thanks to Mommers and Papa (Henley’s grandparents) we even got a parent’s night out!! We hit up a cool Christmas pop up bar and had dinner in peace. πŸ‘πŸΌ

On our last morning, we woke up to the most gorgeous snowfall!

It was the best weekend and we were all so sad to go back home πŸ˜ͺ

This week we are back to our usual craziness, with 3 parties to host and Christmas shopping galore!! πŸŽ„

Each year we run a Holiday Accountability Challenge at the gym where current and new members donate money so we can buy tons of toys and donate them to a toy drive! This year we donated to Baby DJ which benefits local families in need.

Party planning, shopping (and couponing πŸ˜‰) crew!
And of course the best shopping partner of them all, the cutest β€œEllef” in town πŸ˜†

Last but not least…I know I skipped out on the 12 days of K mas this year, but my moody sasshole would have made the experience less than enjoyable. πŸ˜‚ I do have something else up my sleeve for y’all…

Day 182-194

It’s been an eventful 10 days with the Hall clan and the littlest member of the crew had her half birthday! πŸ₯³

The evolution of trying to take her photo…

The chunk is 1inch longer and 1lb heavier than K was at her age…and let me tell ya, a 1 inch difference in baby clothes is a WHOLE size. πŸ˜†

Leighton LOVES her big sis. She lights up when I show her videos of her if she’s at daycare and constantly giggles watching K play.

She saves her biggest smiles for daddy and even reaches for him when he gets home!

Elle has sucked on an apple and a strawberry and gets pissed when you take them away. She even had mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving & it was a hit! She growled for more. πŸ˜‚

Then we gave her peas and oatmeal. Her face was less than pleasant when she tasted the peas but she kept going in for more. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
But she was mainly interested in eating the spoon. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

L is the happiest morning babe and chatters until you’re come pick her up. When she sees you, she gives you the sweetest smile and reaches up with her little nub arms that are stuck in her swaddle. πŸ˜‚

She’s trying REAL hard to crawl but manages to roll, scoot and army crawl her way around until she figures out the whole “knee bend” part.

When I was pregnant with K I pictured having a brown hair, green eyed baby. The vision was right…just wrong kid. πŸ˜† I still love my brown eyed blondie of course.

Even when she refuses to let me fix her hair πŸ™„

I participated in No Sugar November with the gym and it was AMAZING not only for me, but for L!! 10 days in, she started eating so quickly and only waking once a night since my milk had so many more nutrients for her! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

I cannot believe how quickly time is going by with this babblin’, smilin’ happy little babe. 😒

Thanksgiving was EXTRA special this year. My entire family from Wisconsin was able to come to Florida and not only did we get to host dinner for both sides of our family, but we were able to get everyone together so that my Grandpa could baptize the girls!

Full house, full bellies and full hearts ❀️❀️
Gramps! (Their great grandpa)
B, Papa and Sarah

We spent the long weekend hanging at the pool, cooking out (because, Florida), playing games and drank our way through the Disney Springs Trail of Trees.πŸ˜†πŸŽ„

Thaysgiving 2019!

My Wisconsin family was amused by our β€œsnoap” πŸ˜‚ ❄️

This is us πŸ€ͺ

Kensie has been…Kensie. πŸ˜‚ She likes to wear tutus, jewelry and heels everywhere she goes and have meltdowns when she doesn’t get her way. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

But also…SHE POOPED ON THE POTTY THIS WEEKEND and I’m not sure who was more proud – us or her. 🀣🀣

She’s perfected her mean mug and her attitude grows by the day. I’m just over here praying it means she’ll be a strong independent woman who takes shit from no one. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

K is consistently the BEST big sister and had her first babysitting gig yesterday while I got ready. I even gave her a quarter for her piggy bank. Deal was off if she made Leighton cry though. πŸ˜‚

We closed out our weekend decorating Christmas cookies with B and the girls’ cousins!

Leighton didn’t get to shove everything on the table into her mouth like she’d hoped, but I think she got enough attention to make up for it. πŸ˜†

This week we will be taking our first flight ✈️ as a family of 4! 😳 I think the girls will both do great (knock on wood) – I’m far more concerned with the amount of crap we have to pack. πŸ˜‚

It will be so worth it though, because Kensie hasn’t stopped asking to go on a plane to see Henley for months…so, Merry Christmas kiddo! πŸŽ„