Saturday, December 04, 2010

South Carolina!

Somone gave us a week stay in South Carolina, so my mom and I took the girls!

They both LOVED the beach. The trip was very "interesting." If you want details, call me!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We were in South Carolina for Halloween. Here is Lily as Tinkerbell. Bridget was a ladybug, but her costume was a little too warm to wear, so no pics. I can't believe I don't have one in her costume!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Cinderella Dances with Daddy

I just couldn't not post this!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Big 3!

While I was away from the blogging world we had some significant events in the Mayer house. I turned 29. Tyler and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. Bridget finally popped her first tooth around November 1. It's still the only one! Bridget also lots to stand and smile at everyone. No walking yet, but I feel like that's any day. And finally Lily turned 3!!

Standing next to Dorothy's house with the ruby slippers still on the witch.
Showing off her new boots!

Happy Birthday, Lil! We love you! P.S. Stop growing, it's all happening too fast!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Picking Pumpkins

We went to the Pumpking Patch in the middle of October and is was about 90. Kinda weird weather for picking pumpkins, but Lily (notice I didn't mention Bridget) still loved it.

Seeking out the perfect one!
Mom! I hate the pumpkin patch! id Dad's arms!

Lil lovin the pumpkin train!

The Lights Are Almost Up

As I am typing, Tyler and Father Meyer are griswalding our house. Lily couldn't be more thrilled. She says, "Mommy, I'm soooooo excited for the lights." The excitement for Christmas is definitely here and it's going to make the whole holiday season so much fun. Pictures of the lights will hopefully be posted soon. If you live close, it worth a little drive by!

I'm feeling human again....I think. Walking from one side of the kitchen to the other doesn't sound absolutely exhausting and I'm not feeling nauseous. Hopefully, all that is beginning to pass. I do want to play catch up. The pictures I'm going to post are from October, but better late than never, right? I still want to be able to go back and remember.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lily's Reaction

Mommy: Did you know there are two babies in Mommy's tummy?
Lily: We're gonna to need another crib.

I love that my daughter is already so practical! ha!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

From the Mayer Two....

to the Mayer Four. Yes, the rumors are true. We are having twins!!!!!!! Shocked are you? Probably, not as shocked and thrilled as Tyler and I. We went to our first appointment and had an ultrasound to confirm how far along we are. Honestly, I kinda felt like a pro. Third time doing big deal. I'm just comfortably laying down and Tyler had just finished messing with his blackberry. Usually, they don't show the mom screen right away. The ultrasound lady does some measurements and stuff and then they turn the screen so I can see it. Tyler can see the screen the whole time from his chair. The ultrasound lady says to Tyler, "Do you see what I see?" I think Tyler just fumbled some words. Then she says, "There are definitely two babies in there!." Tears and laughter were my immediate emotions from me. Honestly, I don't even remember Tyler's reaction because everything became a little hazy. She showed me the ultrasound it was clearly two little babes in there. One measured at 9 weeks and the other and 9 weeks and 1 day. There heart beats were great and we could even see the little guys or gals moving around. So we will have 4 under the age of 3 1/2. YIKES! We've had enough surprises in the Mayer house so sometime in January we will find out if they are girls, boys, or boy and girl. Tyler already has all the names figured out! We are due June 15th. Yes, 10 days before my brother's wedding! EEK!

Did you think I had left the blogging world forever? It had been so long because I have literally had zero energy. This time around I haven't been as sick, though! I can eat food, which was a struggle in the beginning with both Lily and Bridget. I already have a little stomach, too. We can't wait to meet them and are also thankful we bought a minivan. :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mary Poppins

Nana got Lily Mary Poppin's tickets for her birthday. Lily was so excited to wear her fancy dress. We all went out to dinner and Lily loved sipping on her Shirley Temple. We had a little extra time to kill so we told Lily we were going to order dessert. She did NOT wanted to dessert and wanted to go see Mary Poppins! When the play finally started, she was literally sitting on the edge of her seat. She would clap really hard. It was an AMAZING play. Mary flew and Bert danced on the ceiling.

Saturday, October 09, 2010


I love dressing the girls in the same outfit. Be certain that there will be many more pictures like this! They'll hate me when they're older! ha!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Bridget's Turns 1!

Another 1st Birthday! I can barely believe it. Bridget had a blast at her party, just watching all the people. She wasn't quite too sure about the birthday cake.

She decides she doesn't like it at all.

Well, maybe it's ok!

We even had a pinata. Can you see the huge bounce house in the background?

Yes, Tyler rented a bounce house. The kids absolutely loved it. We had about 15 kids under the age of 7...yikes! Bridge would just giggled watching them all jump. From time to time the air would stop blowing, so it would start to deflate and kids would just start flying out of it. It was kinda funny to watch! I'm pretty sure Lily thought the party was for her.

The birthday girl!

Happy Birthday Bridget! We love you!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oh Lily...

Chatard has a group called SERV (Students Encouraging Religious Vocations). Yesterday, there was an all school Mass for priests, brothers, and sisters in our area. After Mass we held a small reception and I was in charge of the food. I picked up Dunkin Donuts on the way to school and let Lily nibble (or devour) one. She helped me bring them into the building and here is the conversation we had.

Lily: "Mom, why are you bringing in our donuts?"
Me: "Because they are for the priests."
Lily: "Mom, tell those priests NOT TO EAT ALL MY DONUTS."

ha! What a nut!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

To Chicago We Go

From South Bend we went to go see GG, Bamma, and Papa. We had a relaxing and fun weekend with them.

Bridge and GG.
Lily and GG swinging at the Park.
Bamma and Papa got the girls a playhouse for their birthday. They LOVE it. I'll get pics and post them soon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Purdue Game

We travelled up to South Bend last weekend for the Purdue/ND game. The outcome wasn't exactly how we hoped, but it was still a blast.

It is documented here. Tyler and I without children, drinking a beer. It doesn't happen often.
Lily, Maggie, (Mike and Lisa (my cousin) Fitzpatrick's daughter), Elisa (Patrick (my cousin) and Becky McCusker's daughter), hanging out at the tailgate. None of them seem too happy to be there, though.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

11 Months Old

Do you believe it's September already? I'm still confused where the summer went. Our little Bridgey Bridge turned 11 months old. She has no teeth yet, but is loving any kind of food we give her and likes the taste of whole milk. She is blowing kissing, giving kissing, and kissing herself in the mirror. She has just started to walk a couple of steps while pushing her toys.

This was actually the last picture I look. She was DONE sitting there.
Hey Birthday Bear's nose!

Bridge had her eyes closed in almost all of the pics.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Trojan Tailgate

Lately, our Friday nights have been consumed by BCHS football. The weather has been beautiful and Lily has tons of friends to run around with. At one of the games Lily's preschool got to race across the football field during halftime.

Here they are getting ready to race.
All of the little Trojan Tots.

Bridget hanging out with Uncle Bubba because she isn't quite ready to race.

Hanging out with her friend Abby. Because Lily goes to school at Chatard, lots of the high school kids know her. After the race, Lily was returning to her seat via the track. Some of the girls in the stands were cheering for her and she elegantly waved to all of her fans. She thinks she is a hot shot!

At one of the games hanging out with one of her buddies Erin. Can you tell she adores Erin?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

To the moon...

Lily has a UTI, poor thing. She's so uncomfortable, but really isn't complaining. She had an accident last night, so I was up changing her bed. She insisted that she come downstairs with me to help start cleaning her sheets. As we were downstairs, she noticed the bright moon shining through one of our larger windows. She asked, "Can we go see it?" Even though it was past midnight, I decided to abide by her wishes. She really hadn't asked for anything since she has been sick. I held her and we walked outside and the bugs were chirping loudly. The moon really lit up the backyard, so it didn't really seem much past 9 pm. It was about three-quarters full and a really bright white. Then she asked, "Can we go get it?" and reached out her hand. She honestly thought she could reach out and touch it. The mind of my two-year-olds always makes me smile.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First Day of Preschool

Yesterday was Lily's first day of preschool. When I picked her up she was so excited to tell me everything about the day, including a little mischief she got into. When I dropped her off she says, "Don't worry Mom, I'm going to take care of all the kids who are crying!" I was thinking, "Are you going to take care of me who is about to cry?" But really, I'm so glad she loves school so much.

Bridget also went back to school. She is one of the oldest now in her class. She did ok the first day. As most of you know, I work at the high school I went to. They have a little child care there. At one point the babies were going for a walk around the school. I happened to bump right into Bridget. She got a little upset, so I held her for a while. She helped me make some copies and then I brought her back to school. It's so great to have my kids so close all day.

So yes, I'm back to work,! I feel like those lazy days of summer FLEW by. I still only work 2 days a week though, so we can still have some fun before the summer ends.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

10 Months Old

Yep, 10 months old! Her hair is getting so thick. She may even need a little trim soon. She can pull herself up on tables and crawls FAST. I can't believe her first birthday is just around the corner.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Wedding!!!!

The big day finally arrived! It was absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful celebration. Maureen was absolutely STUNNING! Lily did a great job walking down the aisle with a big smile! And I of course cried the whole way down the aisle. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Joyce!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maggie Valley, NC

Hiking in the moutains! We even got to see elk!
Giking with her walking stick and Uncle Bubba!

My parents rented a house in Maggie Valley, NC. This is very close to where my Uncle Hunter, Aunt Sarah, and Thomas live. We hiked, went pontooning, rafting, laughed, and ate lots of delicious food!

Hanging out with Aunt Annie and Tony!

Bridget loved meeting and playing with Jamin.

Hanging out with Grandad

Lily, Thomas, and Tyler going tubing!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Same dress!

Bamma bought this dress for Lily for an O'Brien wedding when Lily was 9 months old. Bridget also wore it to Jackie's wedding this year. Can you tell which is Lily and which is Bridget?