Our Beautiful Girls

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's been a while and Bella turned 2!!!

Bella turned 2 a couple of months ago and boy has she grown into quite the sassy one!!! She is very strong-willed and that makes her who she is. She has no fear of anything and am pretty sure she will always have a bump, scrap or bruise on her for years to come. With all of this sassiness comes sweetness as well. Bella is my little cuddler and I love it!!! She loves her sister so much and says and does EVERYTHING her sister does (I think Alyssa loves it). She is quite the talker also, she loves her big words, like macaroni and beautiful. She has been such a joy to watch turn into a little girl. I love watching her and Alyssa play together it is the best. Not so fun to watch them fight - whatever the other one is playing with the other sister wants it. It is crazinesss around our house, I wouldn't have it any other way.

We had a great bithday party for our sweet Briella - all her family was here and she had a Dora cake. She was a bit shy when everyone sang Happy Birthday, but came around when it was time to blow out the candles.

Happy late Birthday to my rambunctious and so sweet little 2 year old. You are my joy Peanut Butter!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Today you turned 3


Today you turned 3 years old - I can't believe it! You have turned into such a sweet little lady. You are so polite always saying please and thank you. You're Dad and I are so proud of the little girl you have become.

You love your sister so much - always wanting to play with her. You show her how to do everything (good and bad :-) ) and you are so patient with her. Sometimes when you are playing with her in her bedroom you get frustrated and let out a big sigh and say "Buggy Diane!!!" It is so cute!!!

We had a great time at your party today, most of your family was here and Denise, Darin and Hunter stopped by too. You had a Toy Story party. When you got up this morning you had a new play kitchen and you loved it. You kept saying "I love my birthday party" and the party hadn't even started yet. Again, just so sweet.

Even though you are my oldest daughter you will always be my sweet little girl. I love you Alyssa Joy with everything I have and I cannot wait to share many more birthdays with you. Happy Birthday my love!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

There are a few men in my life that I would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to.

Dad - Thank you for being such a great dad and grandfather, the girls love you so much. Every time I see them bonding with you it makes me so happy, I really can't put it into words. I am so grateful that you are willing and able to spend so much time with them. You are the best dad and bampa there could ever be!!! I love you!

Bob - I am so happy to have you as a father-in-law. You go above and beyond for your family and I don't know if we tell you enough how much we appreciate it. The love you have for your kids and grandkids is irreplaceable. Thank you for being the best father-in-law there is. I love you!

And finally my husband.

Brian - I know I complain and bitch and moan a lot (more often than not you deserve it) but I know that you know just how much I love you. You made me so happy by becoming my husband in January 2008 and then you made me even more happy by giving me our first daughter in December 2008, then just when I thought I couldn't be any more happy you gave me our second daughter in May 2010. I know I just told you the other day how happy I am with our little family, but I just really want you to know that I am so overjoyed with our life. I love you even more because you are a great father to our children, they love you so much! I wouldn't want to go on this journey with any one else but you. I love you baby!!!

Happy Father's Day!!!

We had the best time at Curt and Stacey's today!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Briella Sweet Bella


You turned one a week ago and I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. You have grown from a sweet little newborn into a precious little toddler with such a personality! You love to play with your big sister and look up to her so much. You copy everything she does and want to play with whatever she is into. You started crawing aroung 8 1/2 months old and have not stopped moving since. You are so close to walking, I just know it is going to happen any day now. All of your family joined us for your birthday party and you had a great time. You danced when everyone started singing happy birthday to you, however you went to grab the candle and burned your sweet little finger. Daddy quickly scooped you up and we got you to calm down and then we sang happy birthday again and you were right back at dancing. You are just the sweetest little girl. You were so easy going from the beginning - always happy, smiling and laughing. Rarely ever do you cry and when you do we know something is really wrong - you always get over it so quickly and are back to smiling and laughing again.

You look so much like your Daddy! He says it is like looking into the mirror, I am sure you will hear that the rest of your life (sorry). You love to dance, every time we turn on music you just start dancing away, you and your sister have little dance partys all the time. You love your Bugga Bear, you will scoop him up and give him hugs and kisses all the time.

You have brought more joy into our lives than I could ever put into words. Briella sweet Bella, I will always treasure the day you were born and all the days that follow. Mommy, Daddy and Alyssa love more than you will ever know. Happy 1st Birthday precious one!

Briella Diane Eastman
Born 5/29/2010, 11:04 am
8lbs 7 oz, 21 Inches

Already trying to poke your sister's eye out

Your baptism September 2010

Your first Christmas

Bath time is no fun!

9 Months old

Easter 2011

1 year old

Yummy birthday cake!

Happy Birthday my love!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mini Me(s)

Alyssa is a little mini me, she has the looks and the attitude. Briella is a little mini Brian, she has his looks and his attitude. What do you think?

Hammin' it up

This is Brian's outfit from when he was a baby

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Meanings

Mother's day has a whole new meaning to me. I LOVE being a mom, it is so easy with two wonderful daughters! At times it can be tough, but the rewards are all worth it. I understand my mom so much more now, all those times she told me to not tip back on my chair - I get it! Don't run into the street - I get it! Don't talk back - I get it! Eat your veges - I get it! Give me a hug and kiss - I get it!

Mom - I love you to pieces, I just hope I can be half the mother to my girls as you were and are to me!

Monday, April 25, 2011

There Goes Peter Cottontail

Easter has come and gone - we had so much fun! Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays, especially when I was a kid. And now that I have kids it is all coming back to me how much fun it is. Coloring the eggs, the excitment of the Easter Bunny coming, the egg hunt outside and spending time with family. I know that there is more meaning to Easter and the girls will learn all of that in the coming years, but for now it is all about the made up stuff :-) It is amazing how everything in life is just so much more enjoyable when you have kids, everyone told me so, but until you actually experience it - there is no comparison. Alyssa was so excited to see what was in her Easter basket and she had so much fun looking for the eggs in the house - ever since she has been saying "find eggs Mommy" - I hope we found them all already!!! And Briella just smiled and laughed watching her big sister run around, I can't wait until next year when they are both running around and the year after that when they are tackling each other to get to the eggs and fighting over the Easter baskets :-)

The loot

Easter morning

At the Eastman's

Good times
Beautiful Bella at the Barton's
Sweet Alyssa