Monday, January 31, 2011


For anybody who knew Brooke as a newborn, you know she was a sleeper. (How I long for THOSE days!) But really the only way we could get her to sleep was to swaddle her. In fact, she was so big so fast that we had to swaddler her in a table cloth because the baby blankets wouldn't cut it!

Anyways. This weekend I was playing dolls with the girls and I was telling them that they needed to swaddle the babies so they would sleep. They thought that was the funniest thing and wanted to be swaddled too. So here they are!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Mike has found memories of going to Gasparilla as a child. Since we moved to Florida 5 years ago he has wanted to go. The kids have always been too young - but not this year! He dressed Reilly up with pirate tattoos and bandanna and made the trek to Tampa with David and his Dad. They had a great time watching the parade, seeing pirates and catching beads! Maybe next year Brooke will go too ;-)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Tu B'Shevat

Otherwise known as the New Year for the Trees....this is one holiday that the preschool DOESN'T close for. They do, however, have a nice lunch where we were able to join Reilly and her class for singing and eating - and then planting of "trees." In this case, Reilly planted flowers in an adorable pot that she painted. She had a great time, and the flowers are now in our kitchen, where she reminds me every day to give them sunshine.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Reilly got a couple tattoos at her cousin's Bat Mitzvah...and she just loved them! Mike promised her she could get another one the following she got her name ;-) And she just loved to show it off! I asked her to make her meanest face...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Sivan!

Our friend, Sivan, turned three this weekend - and she had a great birthday!! What a cutie!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bat Mitzvah

Our niece, Taylor, had her Bat Mitzvah this weekend - she looked beautiful and did a fabulous job!

Here are a couple pictures of the girls, they were so excited to celebrate with their cousins!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rough Month

It has been a rough month in the Harris house. Brooke spent 4 nights at Grandma's - which always throws her schedule off...and on her first day home we started potty training. She sure is ready, so the timing was ideal. But that same day...she was trying to talk with her binkie in her mouth...and Mike told her to take it out because he couldn't hear her. When she took it out, he said, throw it away - and she did!!! SO....we went with it...but AUGGGGGHHHHH!!

We had 8 nights of hellllll! She refused to go to bed, she screamed and screamed and screamed for hours each night. But on the 9th night - all was calm. It has now been over two weeks and she hasn't asked for the binkie in a couple of days...and she is doing great at potty training! She has 0-1 accidents a day at school...more at home.

So this weekend her little friend Lily came over for a playdate. It was more like a potty date. Inside of 2 hours those girls probably each *went* to the toilet a dozen+ times. But they had a blast!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

More Disney

Here are a couple more pictures from last week at Disney. Reilly and Charlotte had fun riding Dumbo, among other rides!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Brooke and Parker

This priceless picture was taken yesterday at Disney. Brooke and her good buddy, Parker!

Friday, January 7, 2011


I caught my family sitting on the couch playing computer games - look how cute they are!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


We had a great family trip to Savannah just before Christmas. We went with the Davis family which was perfect! Reilly had a great time playing with Charlotte and Brooke just loves Parker.

I won't claim it was an easy weekend, but it was fun. ;-)

The kids enjoyed having a sleepover in the "princess bed," and played car in the bathtub...and enjoyed exploring the nooks and cranny's of the Mansion!