Prepare yourself for a photo dump!

First up:  My mom sent us a little baby sprinkler thing. You hook it up to the hose and it spins around squirting out water. The girls LOVE it!

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Before it got to killer-death-heat mode (which is anywhere over 100*…and its been over 100* daily for about 3 weeks now…), I was in a good routine of taking the girls for walks in the morning almost daily. I’d fill up some sippy cups with water, dump some cheerios in snack cups, and grab a couple books for the ride. The girls LOVE it!


The babies have also reached the “streaking” stage. It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep them in pants and diapers. As an aside (maybe related), I bought a potty seat to try to start potty training and….the girls are terrified of it. So, there’s that.

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Naked Bailey. She’s always the instigator, then Brooke follows suit in a monkey see, monkey do fashion.

The girls have also started LOVING to mimic Mom. They wear little purses around and will steal my shoes every chance they get! At least they share (hah!)

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At Target. Target has become quite the problem as we’ve reached the terrible two’s. They have a giant display with a million balls and the girls FREAK OUT whenever we pass by (BALL!!! BALL!! BALL!!!!! *commence meltdown*). It’s good stuff. We’re totally “that” family now.


Brooke found a giant dog she “had to have” (we snuck it back on the shelf after something else caught her attention).

Speaking of mimicking Mom….one day they saw me painting my toe nails and absolutely HAD to have their nails painted, too. So we all had matching pink toes for a bit : )

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Our A/C went out on a Friday (did I mention its been over 100* daily, with heat advisory warnings to boot?) Chris said no way, packed us up, and booked a room at a fancy resort up in Scottsdale for the weekend. It was an absolute joy, as he’s been working 7 days a week foreeeeever now, and it was a fabulous treat to get away for the weekend. The resort was incredible – one of the few 5 star resorts in the area (The Fairmont for those interested). When we arrived on Friday they were having a Ferrari unveiling and every single car in valet was a super fancy Ferrari. Then we pull up in our 2011 Ford Explorer with french fries crumpled on the floor board like total bosses, lol.

Aside from the family time, one of the best parts of the weekend was that the resort had all kinds of activities so we rarely left. We probably would’ve NEVER left, but the restaurants were all super $$$ (like….$30 for 2 eggs and hash browns at breakfast), so we ate off-resort for breakfast/lunch both days and only ate dinner there.


I’m SO BUMMED I didn’t get more pics from the weekend. Above – in front of the fountain before eating at dinner….probably the BEST Mexican food dinner I’ve EVER HAD (and I’m kind of a connoisseur of Mexican food, so this is saying a lot). They had blue lump crab enchiladas (sounds weird) that were OUT OF THIS WORLD! omg….drool!!!

We spent most of our time swimming at one of the 4 different pools. One of the pools catered more toward families and had a playground next to the pool and water slides, plus a little mini “splash pad” type area. It was a blast! (though no pics, sorry!)

One evening they had a glow-in-the-dark party. It was hard to get pictures due to the lighting, but the girls loved all the glow-in-the-dark! If you look hard, in the background you see tiny circles – those are hula hoop dancers off in the distance.


Every Saturday in summer the resort does a little firework show. It was short (about 5 minutes), but it was the first time the girls have ever really seen fireworks and they were in total awe! Fourth of July is going to be a blast this year!!!

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We drove back home on Sunday evening and our a/c was fixed (thank goodness!)

More random pictures:


The girls have not started crawling OUT of the cribs yet….but they’ve started trying to climb INTO them! So funny! Here’s Bailey striking a pose. She brought the bow to me asking to have it put on, then she brought the sash and demanded I put it on, too. Little girly girl!


Brooke is riding Rocky like he’s a horse! Poor Rocky is an old man (9 years old)…he puts up with a lot!


Brooke got ahold of the sash and this is how Chris decided to tie it….little pink ninja!

IMG_3456My girls! So sweet! Can’t believe they’re almost 2 in just a couple weeks!!!! Eeek!