Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from the Tarrants!!

Also I just had to include our trip to visit Santa last night...don't they look so happy?! They might not liking sitting in his lap this year but they talk about him and know what he says...HOHOHO!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Last weekend we headed to Austin to see Uncle Clint (Chris’ Brother) and Aunt Andrea to celebrate Christmas together! Since they don’t live super close and Andrea was graduating this weekend with her Master’s…CONGRATS ANDREA! We decided to head down a little earlier and start some new traditions, and just hang out in Austin!

They live in a SUPER trendy apartment that is basically in a mall…that’s right they live in a MALL!!! Their apartment is over the American Eagle. I could have totally gotten used to that! The girls loved it…it’s an outdoor mall and the weather was FANTASTIC. We spent tons of time walking around outside. I didn’t get many pics or any really of the adults! OOPS, oh well!

The Girls taking in all the beautiful decorations


Watching the fountain…we spent lots of time there. IMG_8102 IMG_8103

We had tons of fun going to a Christmas Party, lots of good eating, looking at Christmas lights and making Christmas cookies! The girls got sick Saturday night with ear infections so they were a little grumpy but other than that we had a great time and CAN’T wait to do it again next year!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

22 Months!

WoW, I haven’t blogged in FOREVER. We have had at least one sick person in the Tarrant household since Halloween. I am just ready for us all to be healthy!!! In the mist of everyone being sick we turned 22 months, crazy! I have been thinking a lot lately how much they have changed over the last two years. The last couple months have literally been some of the hardest months of my life! The girls have been extremely challenging, partly due to being sick but partly to turning 2! All that being said the last couple of weeks they have been GREAT! They are getting to be so much fun!


I thought I would show off some of our new pictures from one out of the two latest photo shoots!!! We have taken two sets of family pictures in the last month…More to come about that! I LOVE the new pictures taken by my GOOD friend Hannah! Thanks Hannah, we love you!


wears some 6-9 and 12 months clothes

wears size 3 diapers

size 4 shoe


saying sentences…talks non stop…Up please, watch Dora mama, I don’t know, where’s _________, I want you, I want a “nack”(snack), no no tree, (christmas tree), where is the moon. and repeats everything!

OBESSED with Dora

Has gone pee pee on the potty twice

Sleeps from 7:30-8 (and lately much later)

takes one 1.5 to 2.5 hour naps

classic K face!


goes to bed with Blanket, baby and a book (the girl HAS to have a book)

Drools constantly and wants to lick everything

Spending more time in time out lately

Has bitten her sister twice


pretty shy and reserved

scared of a lot of things

all the sudden eating better, which is good since both of them are pretty tiny. Kinley is skinny!

nick names-kk, kinley koo, Koo da roo and she gets called Kinley Margaret quite a lot too.



Wears some 6 to 9 and 12 month clothes

size 3 diapers

some size 3 but mostly size 4 shoes


Not talking as much as Kinley but talking much more lately. Favorite words up please, mama, dada, andoo (my brother Andrew) snack, ball, baby, blanket, purse, butterfly, cracker, dora, cartoon, car, moon, balloon, more, please and lots more.

Will actually cry when Dora comes on, because Kinley could and would watch it OVER and OVER (trust me Maddie, I feel for you)


Is very tender hearted but starting to stick up for herself when it comes to her sissy

always has a bag or a purse to carry around

Loves order and things being in the right place

sleeps 7:30 to 8 (usually wakes up first out of the two)


takes 1.5 to 2.5 hour naps…More like her mama with sleeping. More of a lighter sleeper but still a great sleeper!

Gone Poo poo on the potty once

Not eating great lately

The girl is not scared of anything lately and becoming a dare devil!

Nicknames- Maddie, Maddie Moo, Mae Mae and of course they are both called sissy to each other!


I have tons more to blog about soon! We are really enjoying Christmas time this year with the girls. They are LOVING the tree and all the lights around our house and in the neighborhood. It is so much fun to have Christmas with these little girls!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Easy Shopping and a good cause!

I’m so happy to be apart of such a WONDERFUL event going on and wanted to let you all know about it. For those of you that don’t know, I was adopted and LOVE that this wonderful couple wants to do the same for some very LUCKY child.

The Jordan’s


So I was MORE than happy to donate two of our tutus to the auction.

Here is where you came in….GO SHOPPING! Just visit here and start bidding. It ends tomorrow (wednesday) but you can still check out some SUPER cute stuff! Page 3 of the auction you might recognize some pretty cute twins in TUTUs! (least I think so) Good luck and happy bidding!! I know I will be doing some bidding!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wicker Reunion 2010

One weekend my Mom’s side was having a family reunion and the girls and I headed down with Poppy to see everyone! We got there kinda of late and the girls were super ready to be out of the car. Chris had been out of town on business that whole week so the girls were probably just glad to see other people besides their mom.

Poppy taking the girls for rides at the hotel. (look how tired they are)

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So it was WAY after their bed time when we put them down to bed…or so we hoped. The girls are on a schedule and honestly they don’t always do great when they get off. Because all my family was there our room was luckily by my aunt, unlucky for them because they screamed and screamed. At home I have NO problem doing the scream it out method but at a hotel I don’t. I caved…

Photo-0462 That’s right we headed to Wal-mart at almost midnight to buy paci’s…which the girls had been off for almost three weeks at this point. My poor cousin Elayna was staying in the room with us and we made a group decision that because we didn’t want to keep everyone up we needed pacis. I know, not my best mom moment…hey, you do what you gotta do! We didn't take pacis home with us btw!

The next day we all were going to the farm where my grandmother grew up. Her name was Margaret (Kinley’s middle name is Margaret after her)

Elayna and the girls! Those straps will not hold them in!


The family!


This family had bought the farm and the old house many years ago and were nice enough to let 50+ people come and look at it all! They completely redid the inside of the old house. It was such a wonderful surprise. Especially to my Aunt who had grown up there. The house was built in the turn of the century.

They did have to tear down part of the old porch but they made this dining room table out of the wood.



When my grandmother was a teenager she worked a a soda shop in town. Since then the drug store no longer stands but the local museum saved the counter and it’s on exhibit there.


I just thought it was so neat!


Sadly ACU’s Homecoming was the same weekend as our reunion so I missed it again this year. But luckily “Aunt” Becca was driving through the town we were in and stopped by for about an hour to see me…I mean the girls! IMG_7534That night we all had dinner together and our annual auction and talent show! The girls were entertained for hours by their many cousins, which was great for mama!!! So nice to eat with both hands!




We had a wonderful time getting to know our family more this weekend! I love that my girls will know so many cousins, aunts and uncles!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

21 Months

The girls turned 21 months this week! So, I thought I would share our Halloween costume finally! The girls were Double Mint Gum and I LOVED the way they turned out, I had lots of help making them. Uncle Andrew (my brother) and Ashley really pulled through for me! My brother helped figure out the measurements and cut all the pieces and Ashley painted it!

Wears 6-9 and 12 month clothes
Size 4 shoe
size 3 Pampers
Talks (Babbles) all the time. Favorite words...thank you, up please, sissy, poppy, mama, "wawa" (water), snack, bite please, NO, stuck, mimi, baby, ball, nana (savannah, and banana), "carcar" (carter), and her all time fav is APPLE. She says it all the time, wither she sees one or not.
Getting quite the attitude.
Sleeps from 7:30-7:30
Takes one nap
Wants anything her sissy has.
In Speech therapy.


wears 6-9 and 12 month clothes
size 4 shoe
size 3 pampers diapers
Talking SOOO much more... favorite words...uh oh, mama, poppy, mimi, "ba" (ball) "wawa" (water), dog, baby, up please, "mo" (more), bite, car. Madelyn isn't always as clear as Kinley but doing much better with speech
In Speech therapy.
Has SUCH a sweet heart.
sleeps from 7:30-7:30
LOVES animals
Poop in the potty once!!!

The girls and I have been pretty sick starting Halloween night! It has not been fun and hopefully we are done with sickness for a while. We took this pictures after Halloween because looking at our halloween pictures I realized they were already not feeling great. More on Halloween later...if you can't tell I am catching up!