Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ruby Sun

A cute chair for a cute little girl named Ruby Sun.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

TWSS & Summer photo dump

I have SO many pictures from my time home with Nola.  Sit back, relax and enjoy a bunch of photos!

Nola had a teething ring and asked me for the other two in the freezer.  When I gave them to her she said, "Look!  Your friends!"

Nola was counting and said, "15, 16, Eleventeen, 18."

Nola grabbed my face and said, "Can I wiggle your face?"

Nola and I were playing and she looked at me and said, "You kinda look like FA (my twin sister)."

A high school boy helped us carry groceries to the car.  Nola said, "Is he helping us?  HE'S SO BIG! This is awesome!"

I walked into the back of Rob's office and saw this:

I asked her what she was doing.  She said she was pumping gas.

We went to an office where Robert was doing computer work.  The receptionist asked if she could help us find someone.  I said my husband was working in one of the offices.  Nola shouted, "His name is Daddy!" 

Nola wanted popcorn so I gave her some kettle corn.  She took one bite and said, "This is too marshmellowy."

Monday, August 11, 2014

Last Day of Summer 2014

Summer is over and it's kind of bittersweet.  We spent my last day off as a family, we are hoping to make it a tradition.  Last year we went to the Children's Museum, but this year we went to an indoor playground called Lost in Fun.  There are a few different rooms, one with playground equipment, one with a bunch of bounce houses, a basketball court and a room that glows in the dark with a big foam pit.  Nola spent the first half hour cleaning.  She is her Dad's daughter.  

These pictures aren't great, but she is hard to photograph when she's having so much fun!  After Lost In Fun we had some ice cream.

It was a good day.  A great way to end a fun summer!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Becoming Mrs. Mallick, Day 5

We got to sightsee a bit on our last day in Pittsburgh.  We started the day with a big breakfast at the Pancake House with my parents.

Then we went to the The Market to look around.  There was a restaurant called Nola!

We also found a good ice cream place!

We rode the incline, which is like a little house that takes you up a big hill.  It was so hot.  And the line was long.  I think I would have rather gone shopping.  At least there were great views at the top of the hill!

John's grandma threw a party that night for our families.  It was nice to relax and talk more with everybody that was involved in the wedding.  Nola commanded a lot of the attention.  She ran around, played soccer, did some magic, and ate more cookies.

Jessica wouldn't let Nola win :)

Nola and Uncle John looking at the stars.

It was a nice way to spend our last night in Pittsburgh.  John's family was so welcoming and fun.  And a little crazy, just like us.

The best part about the weekend was that Nola left with a new Uncle, and she is super excited about it!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Becoming Mrs. Mallick, Day 4 WEDDING DAY!!

Like most weddings I've been in, this one started at a hair salon.

The women at the salon were great.  They let us drink mimosa's and gave us a whole section to hang out in.  They even let me bring Nola at the end to get her bangs cut (goodbye bruise) and do her hair.  Plus, my girl showed me how to tease me hair.  By the time this posts, I will own a teasing comb.

After hair and makeup we went to the venue for lunch and to finish setting up.  Jessica's ceremony and reception were at the same place, Succop Conservancy.  It is beautiful.  And the weather was PERFECT for Jessica's big day.

The ceremony was so sweet.  They wrote their own vows.  It was very emotional for everyone involved.  Including me.

Jessica surprised John by having the Pirates mascot come after the ceremony for an hour.  Nola was terrified of the Parrot.  She thought that if she touched the ground he would get her so she spent the whole hour being held.  She just hates people in costumes.

The reception was in the same area and it was a BLAST!!  Jessica had cute decorations with lots of bight colors.  During dinner Nola walked around and picked up as many decorations as she could find and rolled around with them on the dance floor.

And Boca took her for a spin.

Speeches were after dinner and in true Reynolds fashion we prepared a little performance.  Sara changed the words to Party in the USA so it was about Jessica and John and we each sang a verse.  It was a hit and after we were done I felt like I could finally relax and have fun.  

Father/Daughter dance

Nola had fun too.  She especially liked the cookie table.

Cookie tables are a Pittsburgh tradition.  Friends and Family bring cookies to share at the reception.  We brought a few dozen from Eileen's cookies.  We were the only people there from Nebraska so we had to represent.  

Nola danced all night.  She was literally on the dance floor the entire time.  I was shocked she didn't crash after all of those cookies.

It was a great party.  Everybody had a good time.

Three generations, three shots of Jameson. 

It was such a fun wedding.  
Congratulations John and Jessica! 

Photo by Jennifer Detar Photography