Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Comparison Pictures

Matty has been asking for awhile now for me to put together some comparison pics of the girls. Emmy is spending the night at my mom and dad's tonight so I have the time to put a few together . . . and just couldn't stop! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the similarities! Oh, and so I don't have to type it for every picture, Lucy is always on the left or the top and Emily is always on the right or the bottom.

Just Born!
Hospital Snuggles

Going Home Outfits

First Doctor Appointment

Newborn Picture

Random Turtle Onesie 
(Newborn Size)

Carseat Picture 
(Both taken within the first few weeks)

Neck Control
Lucy is 4 months here and Em is only 2 months. Emily has WAY better neck control than Lucy did. If you'll recall, Lu had to go to physical therapy because she had neck issues. 

Chubby Cheeks! 
I think this really shows the difference in their complexions. Lucy's is more golden and basically flawless. Poor Emmy has super sensitive skin. Whenever her face rubs up against anything she gets red splotches or a little bit of a rash. 

Lucy is 3 months here, Em is 2.5. 

These two poses seemed similar to me. Lu is 3.5 months and Em is 2.5. 

Wearing the same outfit . . . at 4 months and 2.5 months!

That's all I have so far. Pretty darn cute, if you ask me, but I may be biased!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Week(end) Update

Emmy's getting better about sleeping, so I'm getting better about blogging. A win-win for everyone! We've been chugging right along here at the Kissel house. The days are flying by mostly . . . except for between the hours of 2pm and 5pm. Longest three hours ever! #daddycomehome

A super sweet loving gaze. Most likely followed by a high-pitched squeal that woke Emmy up, but I can overlook that with a picture this cute. 

Emmy wore her Sunday best when we went to her Baptism meeting last Tuesday. Thank you to Aunt Sarah for the adorable outfit!

It's important to stay hydrated when you're playing outside and it's 93 degrees!

Lucy had her friend Amelia over last week. They wore similar bathing suits and had a great time ignoring one another on the trampoline. 

My first outing to the mall with both girls . . . and our new double stroller! It was certainly not easy, but we all survived!

Emmy enjoyed looking around and taking in the sights of Briarwood, for about 10 minutes. 

"I go fast like Dadu!" Also, it cost $1 to ride each of these little cars! No thank you! We'll stick to the penny pony at Meijer. 

Shopping has the same affect on me as it does on Emmy. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to recharge my batteries because LuLu decided that she would yell, "Mama, Momoo, Mommy, MOM!" from her crib for over an hour instead of nap. Girl's got stamina. 

Lucy went to the grocery with Matty, and Emmy stayed home with me to bake cookies. I think she enjoyed it!

Lucy and I lined up all of her people to use the potty before boarding the plane. The line was long, slow moving, and I think a lot of them missed their connecting flights. 

An early morning walk on Friday morning. Lucy got breakfast in the stroller, and Emmy snoozed a bit. LOVE our new stroller!

Just hanging around at the playground!

Friday was our 11th anniversary, and we celebrated by going out to dinner and to the Tigers game with friends. We were so happy to get out of the house on time, without tears, and looking presentable!

It was a beautiful night for a game!

Comerica Park puts on a great fireworks show after the games on Friday nights. Our seats were awesome for the game, but that foul ball poll was a bummer for the fireworks!

We had a birthday party to go to on Saturday afternoon, but stopped at my parents' house first to give my dad his Father's Day gift and for a quick giraffe ride. 

Emily Roses . . . always the life of the party.

Relaxing in the giant hammock at the Crupi girls' birthday party. 

Posing in front of the mushrooms. Definitely the first mushroom themed birthday party we've been to, but Stacey pulled it off and everything was so cute!

Father's Day morning started off with snuggles and presents . . . while Emmy slept. 

Matty always gets a new book to read to Lucy (and now Em) on Father's Day. There was also a bottle of extra special bourbon in the bag. Matty's girls know what he likes!

Matty's dad came to visit, and Lucy had fun showing off and being wild and crazy for Grandpa Gary and Karen. 

Emmy was napping. We are having the hardest time getting a picture of all four of us! Oh, and Lucy was devouring a piece of Holiday Market bread. So yummy!

She flies through the air with the greatest of ease!

My sweet, sweet girl. 

It's important to wear a helmet when pushing your bike . . .

 . . . and while running across the field to get to the playground!

Ok, that's it for me. I have to go spend time learning how to use my new Apple Watch! Happy Father's Day to me! haha I've only had time to explore a fraction of what this thing can do, and I already love it. Once I figure it all out, I'll tell you all about it.

Have a great week!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the best "Dadu" out there! Matty is so patient, loving, snuggly, and playful with our girls. It's been a privilege to raise these kiddos with him and watch as he thrives in his role as a daddy. Lucy absolutely adores her Dadu, and I know Emmy will too. These girls are so lucky that they were chosen to have Matty as their daddy!

And Happy Father's Day to my dad, who can go from party casual . . .

to lawnmowing chic like nobody's business!