Aren’t they the cutest “Fairy” sisters EVER?! Kira had a costume party at her school today and Ashlee didn’t want to miss out on all the fun. They just love each other so much…most of the time anyway!
Excuse the crazy morning hairstyles, and look at the smiles on their faces!! You can imaging the excitement when we glanced outside to see SNOW! Since we had just finished breakfast, and mommy needed her coffee before we got bundled up to head downstairs, we cheated and opened the window. It was snowing pretty hard and the snow was actually coming in through the window. Kira loved it. She kept saying, “Look! It is snowing in my room, I can’t believe this!” The were catching the snow in their hands and eating it as fast as they could.
Okay, so mommy had her coffee and it only took us 30 minutes to get dressed for our first snow day. I had to make sure these girls were bundled up! I don’t think Ashlee could move very well, a total “Christmas Story” moment.
Eating the snow! We made sure to find the “clean” snow for them to eat. No dirty snow for these girls…
Look at those rosey red cheekies!
This was her mad face, she did not want to go inside. This is one of my favorite pics for sure.
The view from our living room…
The view from Kira’s room…
She’s on top of the world!! What a big girl : )
Such a great park, it is huge! And there are different playgrounds throughout. You just follow the paths around to find the next one. They are different from your typical US playground, very unique “contraptions” to play on.
Kisses for Daddy!
The bird lady!
Daddy taking a break. It totally looks like he’s posing, but I secretly took this picture. I am sure he would be thrilled that I put it on here ; )
Kira is the BEST big sister EVER!!
Aren’t they the sweetest?!
Daddy was late getting out of practice, Ashlee was passed out in the stroller, and Kira and I were bored. So we had a photo shoot. Kira got tired of posing by herself, so we figured out how to use the timer. Propped the camera up on Ashlee’s stroller and went to town. So silly, but so fun. Kira loved it! I let her pick the poses, and she thought it was sooooooooo funny. It is amazing how much fun a 5 year old can have with a camera!
We arrived in Tallinn, Estonia last week to cold weather, but have enjoyed the sunshine over the last couple days. We haven’t seen much yet, but I thought I’d share the pictures from our day in Old Town Tallinn. With gorgeous weather, and amazing views, we couldn’t have asked for more. The medieval markets, cobblestone streets and adorable cottage-like shops and houses made it seem as though we were walking through the pages of one of Kira’s fairytale books. The girls had a blast!! We walked through Old Town for most of the afternoon and finished off our day at Gabe’s favorite place–the doughnut shop! They have delicious doughnuts, served fresh (they taste a bit like funnel cakes to me–yum!), topped with chocolate, caramel, powdered sugar, or some sort of sweet cheese. They were delicious! And while there is not a Starbucks to be found in all of Tallinn (what?!) I am happy to say that the coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos are incredible. It is probably insulting that I even dare look for a Starbucks when there are such wonderful local alternatives, but I have truly enjoyed stopping at the local cafes to enjoy a latte or coffee. Stay tuned for more on our stay here in Tallinn!!
You can find more information about Old Town [here].
Oh the days. I am browsing through old pictures, trying to get organized, and I stumbled across our Dubai folders. Toni and I met while living in Dubai and just before I left to head back to California, we attended a La Mer cocktail party honoring the release of a new product. Funny thing is that we were both very obviously pregnant (maybe not so obvious in this picture, but you should have seen the bottom half!) at a cocktail party–not the most ideal type of party for the two of us at the time. All we wanted to do was snack, and the small, fishy (yet mighty tasty I am sure) appetizers just weren’t doing the trick. We got lost on the way to the party, found it after an hour, and finally arrived to a small, intimate boat cocktail party. We were a slightly out of place and didn’t know a single soul on that boat. We had been given the invite by my sister-in-law, and we were so grateful and SO excited to have the opportunity to attend–but we definitely looked like pregnant party crashers! The best part of the night? Awesome gift bags–I mean out-of-this-world gift bags. Not to mention the fact that we made it into HELLO! Magazine. Not so shabby for two pregnant girls crashing a boat party, right?