Sing Songs, Bring Sweets

Songs in their hearts.

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Valentine’s bouquets inspired Eliza to create her own flower arrangements (with weeds from the backyard).

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Eliza has been singing this song a lot lately.  It’s unfamiliar to me–she said her teachers play it during nap time.  I figured out that it’s called “Behold, Behold” and not “We Hold, We Hold,” as she adorably pronounces it.  And Jed likes to sing while he builds with his Magna Tiles 🙂

My funny lil’ Valentines.

Valentine’s Day couldn’t possibly get more perfect than this!

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Working hard on their Valentines!

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She didn’t sleep during nap time, but she did work hard on her hair and makeup!

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So much sass!

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Hanging out with some princesses at a birthday party.

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Jed preferred to hang out in the bouncy castle.

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HEB was in full-blown Valentine’s mode!  I’ve never seen so many beautiful flowers!

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Feelin’ crafty this year!  Thanks, Cricut machine!

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Jimmy surprised the kids with a flowers and a delicious Valentine’s breakfast before school.

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So much love!

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Feeling so festive, despite the rain!

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Little heartbreaker.

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This is usually the face I get when I ask him to smile.

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Doing Valentines crafts with his best pal.

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Oh, how these two adore rocks.

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Little sweeties.

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Jed wrote “Happy Birthday!”  I wrote it on a separate paper, and he copied it.  I’m so proud of him!

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Eliza’s four-year shots called for ice cream for brunch 🙂

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Ready for ballet!  

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Have you ever seen such a precious ballerina?

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Her bestie arrived dressed as Anna!  What are the chances?!

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An evening HEB run is more fun when Elsa’s in your basket.

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We’re a little obsessed with these sparkly flowers!

Open the Gates and Seize the Day!

This and that.

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She received press-on nails for her birthday, and she thought they were the greatest.

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Strike a pose!

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Starry Night.

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The Scream.

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Jed absolutely loves to color right now.  He demands a Princess Anna coloring page immediately after waking up each morning.

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He also continues to be the Puzzle Master.  This puzzle is pretty challenging; he persevered for an hour(!) and finally finished it!  He amazes me.  His affinity for puzzle-solving definitely comes from Jimmy.

Masterpieces.

Have you ever wondered how a two and four-year-old would recreate American Gothic?  “Reimagining the Masters” is so much fun!  Thanks for the marvelous easel, JJ and Papa!

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Eliza insisted on improving the lady’s mood.

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Our girl is 4!

And I just can’t believe it!  She’s remarkable, amazing, fearless, friendly, and delightful…she’s Eliza Jane 🙂

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Father’s Breakfast at school this past Thursday.  He’s a proud daddy!

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Jed is enjoying some cookie cake left over from Eliza’s school birthday celebration.

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They are both a little obsessed with this giant Maui.

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Sibling love.  Eliza loves her nails painted, and Jed loves to paint.  Win-win!

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We met up with some friends at the Botanical Gardens on Friday morning.  There were so many creatures to investigate!

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Absolutely fearless.  We had a long talk about snake safety afterwards.

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Yep!  That’s a boa constrictor!

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It’s party day!

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It’s fun to be the birthday girl!

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She was so happy to be surrounded by her precious friends!

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Cheese!

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Jed had an equally awesome time.

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Maui’s hook–a cool gift from GaGa and Pappy.

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Today in the checkout aisle, she discovered the existence of a real-life royal family.  Her mind was blown.

Oh, these kids!

January has been a busy month!  Back to school, back to MOPS, lots of birthday parties….an endless barrage of activity!  It’s been wonderful, but it doesn’t leave much time for blogging.  I’m not giving up, though!  Sorry it’s been sporadic lately!

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A trip to PetSmart!

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This girl makes my heart smile every single day ❤

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Pajamas!

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This is what happens when Jed chooses his own pajamas 🙂