Sunday, November 24, 2013

It's been five months since my last post!

Its been fivemonths since my last post and I feel like I should have to attend a weekly meeting for blog neglect, if there is such a meeting. I have so many thoughts and feelings I want to share, but don't even know where to begin. So, I guess I will start with LIFE!!!! Life has completely taken over since we moved into our new home. My little man started kindergarten and is growing and learning at the expected rate. Some days he loves school and other days not so much, but I guess you'll have that from a five year old that goes to school all day everyday. My little man recently joined the mighty mite wrestling team and is doing very well. Each meet is a learning experience and each meet he gets tougher and tougher, which I love watching. He is growing into a bright, athletic, tough, caring, kind, and loving boy. My daughter ( my baby) isn't a baby anymore. She is walking steadily, talking in full sentences, and is in full blown toddler mode (climbing, smiling, laughing, crying, coloring, trying to count, making demands, and testing the limits). She melts my heart with her smile and never ending questions! She is curious, bright, talkative, beautiful, caring, kind, and loving. 

Both of my children capture my heart everyday by the little things they do and say. They are both so special to me, more than either one of them will ever know. There are more days then not that I lay in bed and reflect each days events and wonder, think about, hope, and believe that I am being the best mom I can be. 

Here's to many more memories, not letting five months go by before I post about our life's events, and to a great and happy new year!!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge 2013

The last two years we have taken Eddie to Idle Wild amusement park for our little mini family vacation get-a-way..... This year I wanted to do something we could all enjoy doing together as a family, and that something was Great Wolf Lodge! ANdi had a blast splashing around in the water and running down the long hotel hallways, and Ed, Eddie and I had a blast on the water slides together! We all enjoyed the pool and hot tubs together too! Great Wolf Lodge was just all around a great time for all of us and a memory we will never forget!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Little Untraditional

May, June, and July have been a little untraditional to say the least. We moved from our home for the last ten years into a rental in April and have had to make some adjustments to our "normal." Throughout this limbo period, I have tried my best to maintain values I feel are important to raising a family. And although there are many days where I feel like I have failed, I look and these pictures a know I am doing the best I can.

The home I brought both of my children home to and just recently sold. 

Bike parade at our big boys preschool graduation!!!
Mrs. Farren and Mrs. Restley- preschool teachers. 
First zoo trip of 2013
Taking our dog snoozy pooz for a run. 
Spending time with family. 

Swim lessons
Watching the progress of our build.
And making new friends.

And here's to making new traditions while living life a little untraditional.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Time feels like it's "walking" away!

Yes!!!! we have a walker!!! On Thursday May 23, 2013 my baby girl walked around in circles at mema and papa's house and thought it was the best thing ever!!! She had a smile across her face from ear to ear, clapped when we all clapped, and said yay when we all said yay. I was so happy to share that moment with family and Andi was happy too!!! Here she is in action!
And since this post has taken me a month to publish, she is becoming a stronger more confident walker with each day that goes by. Now, the first word that comes out of her mouth the minute I pick her up is "down." My baby girl is becoming a big girl way to fast. I wish I could press the pause button and watch my baby girl take her first steps again and again. Instead, time feels like it's "walking" away.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday

Dear Eddie, 
Five years ago today, you changed my life forever. The day I brought you into this world was one of the best days of my life. It's hard to believe you are are growing and learning so quickly. You are kind, caring, and loving. You are also intelligent and determined, yet adventurous and silly too! Happy 5th Birthday baby boy!

Mommy, Daddy, and Andi love you!
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy First Birthday Andi

Happy first birthday baby girl! Mommy and daddy love you more than words can express. You are already growing into a beautiful, strong, happy, and loving little girl. You are crawling, free standing, eating big girl food, and starting to talk in words instead of babble. The word we can hear most clearly is, "Snoozy." You even try to look out the window for our dog. Another word we are beginning to hear clearly is, "Eddie." You love and adore your big brother.  And you love and adore your mommy and daddy! You are my sunshine!!!! Love you!!!!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

First Birthday Celebration

Saturday we celebrated Andi's first birthday with just a few of our close family members. Although I decided to keep the party small, I still decorated with an Easter theme and of course made my infamous birthday shirt. Andi was a bit tired on her big day because she hadn't napped in two days, but she still manage to stick her cute little finger in the frosting of her cake while she looked at us all like what the heck is going on!!!! It's so hard to believe a year has gone bye. Andi is so happy and such a joy to have in our lives. She is already a very kind and loving little girl with attitude!!! We love you sweat heart! Happy birthday!!! Xoxo