Sunday, May 24, 2020

Francie is 2

This year I was so excited to host frances second birthday. The theme was “tea for two” and she had the cutest dress and lane made us the perfect invitation. However, Alabama’s first case of corona virus struck the day before her party and we felt it was best to cancel. It broke my mommy heart to cancel a day that would have been so special for her. She had been practicing blowing out her candles, the cookies had been picked up and the house was decorated. We knew, however, that we just wouldn’t feel comfortable having everyone in our house together as we entered the new world of the pandemic. We did celebrate her on her actual birthday with lunch at mama and papa bs house and dinner at momsies. I thought we could get away without either of the girls missing the party, since frances was too young to understand it was even happening, but on the morning of her birthday CHarlotte asked “when do her guests arrive” and it just brought me to tears. I know in the grand scheme of life this milestone is small, but it still hurt to have to skip it. Here are some pictures of our sweet, happy girls day.

Birthdays presents!! A Minnie Mouse “scoot”, some new sippy cups, and her very favorite, “stick stick”!!

“Ha to you” (happy birthday to you) frances!!! 

Birthday cake at mama and papa b’s house! 

Cookies for the 2 year old!! 

Present time!

New dr set at momsies! 

Paging dr Frances!! 

Easter egg hunt fun!! 

Happy birds candle in her ice cream! 

Fake sleeping in the crib at momsies! 

A few decorations 


The minion cookies were going to be for her class party at school, but alas. 

We will never forget Frances’s second birthday for many reasons, and I really hope we are able to have her third birthday party next year!! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020


The day after Charlotte’s party we headed off to vail Colorado! It was such a great trip and even more fun nexuses we traveled with our friends the Simmons. Here are some pics! 

The girls did great in the flight! We had delta economy comfort which meant tv in the seat for each girl and free drinks for mommy and daddy. Francie fell asleep at the end of the flight! 

After checking into our condo in vail village we enjoyed dinner and ice cream at tavern on the square. 

The next day the kids did ski school and the dads skied while the moms and Frances ate and shopped. Charlotte did great in ski school and really improved from last year! 

Frances did not like the snow getting in her eyes. She would say “snow eyes!!”

Uncle Tommy and aunt Karen came to visit! 

That night we left the kids with one of the hotel sitters and ate at flame. Omg it was fantastic! Stephanie and I shared the Caesar salad and pasta experiences and they were wonderful!! 

The next morning was Charlotte’s birthday but it was freezing and snowing so we all stayed in and had a chill day but we did go to the diner for lunch. 

That night we celebrated at 4 eagle ranch with a sleigh ride, dancing, and lots of eating! 

Frances still refers to the singer as ho ho nexuses she thought he was Santa! 

S’mores before we went home!

The next day was also freezing so we stayed in. I went to the spa and the boys skied but that night the adults went to matsuhisha for dinner. It was incredible! I she no idea what I ate, as they just kept bringing plates to the table and I tried it all. 

The next day was a big ski day! We all went up the mountain to watch. 

Charlotte skied with the harness aunt Karen gave her and did great!! 

Frances kept crying and saying “ski me ski me!” However she was not a fan of skiing with daddy. 

Riding the lift down 

The big girls after they skied down the whole mountain! 

That night we had a private chef come to the condo. It was a great way to end a fabulous trip! 

Headed home the next day

Monday, April 13, 2020

Charlotte’s fifth birthday party

For Charlotte’s fifth birthday party we had a make over tea party! It was beautiful and she was over joyed. Take a look! 

I loved the table! We had a tulle skirt -!: the centerpieces were tea sets from my moms house. The girls plates and cups were paper from amazon! 

The make up table! Each girl got a punch with her own brush and lipstick. 

The cake! We had cookies and petite fors for the girls so the little cake was just for the adults. 

Charlotte chose her own dress and really loved it! 

Birthday girl! 

Miss molly came to do the bibbidy bobbidy boutique to the girls! 

Even Frances dressed up and had fun!! 

 While waiting for their make over the girls decorated their bags. 

Snack time! 

Present time! 

Family time! 

The party was absolutely lovely! The girls all seemed to enjoy and Charlotte especially did!! We can’t believe she is 5!! 

February 2020

February was a busy month! Here are a few things before we get to the mega stuff! 

Father daughter dance! Charlotte wasn’t feeling her best but still had a sweet little time with daddy. 

Valentines! The girls enjoyed their parties at school! Francie gave crayons and Charlotte gave candy necklaces. 

Supper club valentines at the rail with games! 

The sagrada familial box house! 

Valentines church and Sunday lunch. 

Disney day 3

On our last day we did something a little different. We diet started the day off at a universal resort at the minions breakfast. Frances loves the minions, especially bob, so this was for her. She was a little nervous because gru was there and was so big!! 

 She loved meeting the sisters! 

By the end she was much more exited! We really had a great time. It was so easy and very low key and the food was great! 

We were originally going back to magic kingdom but since we did everything pretty much the first day, we decided to go to Epcot. Both girls loved the aquarium and Charlotte got to be featured on turtle talk with crush. We met mark prices friend who hooked her up! 

While daddy and Charlotte rode some big rides, I took Frances to meet DONALD. She still says “DONALD hat!!”

Then we found her very favorite, Minnie!! 

She would have stayed with her all day!! But alas it was nap time...

Afterwards the girls had a snack and danced to a British band before we met Pooh! 

And then we had French firs and met belle in Frances. 

And mommy stood in line forever but we met sleeping beauty! Afterwards Charlotte went it the perfume site and had a blast choosing her scent. 

Then we had cookies and the grown ups had champagne while we watched the beauty and the beast sing a long. 

And then we found Snow White! 

Before we left we had to meet our very favorites, elsa and Anna! 

This was such a great trip that we thought wouldn’t happen. I am so glad we ended up going, especially now that we are at home waiting out a pandemic. 

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