Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Favorites

Woo-hoo!  Another week has come and gone and I’ve been waiting on this day to get here for 6 weeks!  Why, you ask?  I’ll get to that in a minute.  I’m once again linking up with Narci, Erika and Andrea.  

 

Aunt Kara…

Today marks a very special day.  I finally get to announce that I’m going to be an aunt!!!  When my sister called me back in early December to tell me I was speechless.  I knew they wanteda baby and I’ve been praying over them but for some reason it took a minute to sink in.  I mean she’s my baby sister and now she’s going to have a baby!  Dani is by far one of the best aunts I have ever seen.  She loves her nieces and nephews like she is their own mother.  She texts me weekly asking for pictures because she misses their squishy faces and just wants to look at them.  I can only hope that I can return the favor.  It is my promise to her that I will try my hardest to be as good to her kids as she’s been to mine.  

 

I love this little baby so much already.  

 

Dani posted this picture on her blog

 

So in honor of today, Landry and I wore our Chuck Taylors too!  Landry has no clue she’s going to be a cousin, but I know once she finds out she is going to be so excited!  

 

So, none of the other things that happened this week compare, but here are some other favorites that happened this week.  

 

Our first baby…

When Tim and I got married there was already a woman sleeping in his bed.  Angel was our first baby and once Landry and Hayden came along she kind of took a backseat to them.  She never really seems to mind though.  We joke that she is their other mom.  She licks them when they are upset and she lets them lay on her.  Hayden loves her!  The minute we walk down the stairs in the morning he says “hi digel”.  Side note, I love that he calls her that.  Landry also called her digel.  

 


Curly Sue…

So, when I cut my hair I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to curl it anymore without looking like Shirley Temple.  But, I’vefound some good YouTube videos for curling short hair and I love the way it turned out.  Definitely my favorite hairstyle of the week.

 

Lost tooth…

So, Landry came running down the stairs Saturday so excited because she lost another tooth.    That makes 3 top teeth missing and her 7th one to lose.  She has this huge gap on top now and when she talks she sounds funny, but she is so cute!  Funny story.  We put the tooth on the island so we wouldn’t lose it to put out for the tooth fairy that night and I accidentally placed my purse on the counter on top of it forgetting it was there.  Later that night we heard Angel eating something off the floor and I went over to inspect and the tooth was gone!  I guess it had fallen on the floor and Angel ate it up.  Landry was so upset!  She just knew the tooth fairy wasn’t going to come visit her.  But don’t worry, the tooth fairy still showed up!  

  

BFF’s…

Saturday night we headed over to the Boozers house to celebrate one of Hayden’s best friends, Corby.  He turned one!  How these boys got so big, so fast is beyond me.  They are so funny together.  They wrestle and roll around and try to tackle one another.  It cracks us up.  Hilary outdid herself with this party.  It was aviation themed and she had the cutest decorations set up.  I love this family!  They are such good friends and I love that our boys get to grow up together!  

 Well another weekend is upon us and it’s supposed to be beautiful here.  But, we do live in Texas so that could change!  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Our Christmas Break

So, since I had two weeks off with the kids I wanted to make sure we fit some fun things in along with all the Christmas activities.  My kiddos are pretty far apart in age so I find it difficult to find things both of them are into.  We made it work though!

 

On the Friday that school got out I left work early and went up to Landry’s school to help with her class party.  I love her teacher this year.  She is a very seasoned kindergarten teacher and has been really good with Landry.  I prayed hard over the summer for Landry to get a teacher who would take good care of her for me but also have the right amount of discipline that Landry needs to learn.  She is definitely those things.  I loved being able to meet all of Landry’s friends and I heard some of the funniest things come out of these five year olds mouths.  

 

On Sunday the 21st my hubby turned 33.  Tim is a very behind the scenes kind of guy and hates being fussed over or any attention made to him (I guess it’s good that he married me then :)) so we went over to his parent’s house along with my parents and just did a quiet dinner with cake.  It was wonderful.  

 

I love this man of mine.  He’s so good to us and always does his best to take care of us and provide for us.  He’s a good one.

 

After all the Christmas activities were over I decided on that Friday after since we had no plans that it was a good day to take down our Christmas.  This is always a sad day for me.  It means another Christmas is over.  My babies are only babies for so long and I love seeing their faces light up at Christmas time and it always makes me a little sad to see these things go back in the garage, but I do love having my house back in order and cleaned.  

 

I love Six Flags!  I love Holiday in the Park even more.  So, now that Landry is old enough to enjoy it, we decided to head out there.  We picked the wrong day to go.  It was super crowded so we didn’t get to ride as much as I had hoped, but don’t worry, we upgraded our tickets to a season pass, so we have all year to go now.  I’m so excited about this.  Landry had such a good time and now we can go back whenever we want and only stay a little while.  

 


One night my parents asked to have Landry, so I got a whole day to myself with my boy.  I don’t get a lot of alone time with him.  Landry is super jealous of him sometimes and wants my attention and luckily he is like his daddy and doesn’t require a lot of mine.  I love being able to just spend one on one time with him.  He’s such a sweet boy and is really into playing with his toys and cars but still wants to sit in my lap and love on me.  

 

On New Year’s Eve we went out to dinner with our best friends.  This is the second year in a row that we have been out and I really do enjoy it.  I love spending time with these people that do life with us.  These girls mean so much to me.  I’d be lost without their guidance and late night text messages.  

 

On the Saturday before we headed back to school and work we went to the Grapevine Mills mall.  Landry had some Christmas money burning a hole in her pocket and was begging to do the trampoline there.  Every time we go to the mall she begs us to do it, but we never seem to have the time.  So, on this day we promised her if she wanted to use her money she could do it.  

 

She loved it!  She bounced really high and had the biggest smile on her face.  She said it was definitely worth spending her money on.  

I had such a good break.  I cried on the way to work Monday morning leaving them.  I love being their mom and raising them.  They bring me such joy.  There are days where I do get frustrated and want to pull my hair out.  But, I know they are only little for so long and I’ll miss these days one day.  So, through the frustration I just smile.  I prayed so hard for them and God knew what he was doing when he blessed us with Landry and Hayden.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas 2014 recap

Well, here it is, three weeks after Christmas and I finally have time to type out our Christmas shenanigans.  I took two weeks off of work to have a break and spend time with Landry and Hayden.  I absolutely loved my time with them.  I loved not having a schedule and spending the days playing and having fun with the people I love the most.  Tim took off some days too, so needless to say, having all four of us home was super fun!  Today I’m going to share our Christmas pictures and tomorrow I’ll post things we did over the break.

 

So, after I married Tim and acquired a set of in-laws we now do six Christmases!  Yes, six.  So, we start on the 23rd and don’t stop until four days later.  To say that we are exhausted would be an understatement, but I love seeing family.  I have such sweet family members and I love seeing Tim’s family that we don’t see on a regular basis.  

 

On the 23rd we head over to my Grammy’s house.  We started this tradition of doing Christmas Eve Eve with them years ago.  We all bring yummy appetizers and wine and sit around and eat then we get down to the business of opening presents.  Hayden was so fun this year.  It’s so funny what he picks up at this age.  Every time he would open a gift, he would say “ohhh”.  It was hilarious.  He knew when we were opening a present for him and didn’t care what it was; he had the best time walking around and pulling tissue paper out of the bags.  

 


Landry got the pretty pretty princess game from my Aunt Diane and Stephanie and she loved it!


My “baby” cousins who are now way taller than me.  How did I end up the shortest of all the cousins?  


Christmas Eve morning we wake up and head over to Tim’s parent’s house in our pajamas.  I love this tradition strictly because I don’t have to get dressed or fix my hair or put on makeup.  The kids got some fun things from Tim’s family this year.  


 

My girl and I in our matching shirt!

 

Christmas Eve night we headed over to Tim’s aunts house to see them.  I didn’t get too many pictures mainly because Hayden was in my lap the whole time.  

 

But I did manage to get a family pic, albeit a bad one, but you win some, you lose some, right?  

Yay!  Its Christmas morning!  Santa came!  And what did he bring Landry this year?  

 Yep, Santa dropped a trampoline from his sleigh in our backyard (at least that’s the story we are going with).  Landry was so excited!  Hayden, not so much.  He has no clue what to do.

 But, he does love what Santa brought him.  

 

I snapped this picture because it makes my heart happy to see them sitting across from Tim and I opening their presents.  It was just so fun to see them “ooh” and “ahh” over what they got.  


Christmas night we headed over to my parents house.  I’ve said this before on here, but I love my family!  We were super close growing up and remain close to this day.  We even have our own family text group and pretty much talk every day.  I love it!  So, this year we decided to open presents first and then eat. 

 

My sister had drawn on chalk paper for each of her nieces and nephews.  Landry got Peppa the Pig and Hayden got a bear because at the time bear was one of the only words he could say.  


 Again, my kids got some great toys.  They are so lucky!

My parents are such a great example of still being as in love with each other as the day they got married, love them!

 

Friday we spent the day in our pj’s and then woke up early Saturday morning to head to Clyde to see my aunt and her family.  This family makes me laugh till my sides hurt.  When we get together it is a riot.  

 

Our cousin’s picture.  See what I mean by me being the shortest?  Oh well.  The funniest thing about this picture though is my daughter.  Let’s play Where’s Landry?  She totally photobombed us and I love it!  

 Don’t know where Hayden was during this picture but I love it anyways.  

 

We had such a fantastic Christmas.  Made some great memories and laughed until I peed my pants.  Now, that’s a good Christmas right there!  


Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town

This weekend was such a whirlwind.  We had a lot on the agenda.  I am loving time with my little family right now.  Both Landry and Hayden are at great ages.  I look forward to our weekends together so much.


On Friday, we found Choo-Choo sitting on the couch with the remote waiting on family movie night.  We made homemade pizza and watched Rudolph.  


Saturday morning we were up bright and early to headed to Bass Pro for our picture with Santa.  Tim had this great idea to get there when it opened and be first in line and be done.  Well, it seems everyone else in Grapevine had that same idea.  When we got there they were passing out time cards to come back at a certain time, so we walked around Bass Pro and waited on our time slot.  Not actually a bad place to be stuck for an hour.  We got a snack, watched the fish tank and sat in recliners to pass the time.  Hayden ended up falling asleep sitting in his stroller, so when we were waiting in line, I got a little nervous about waking him up.  He is usually my easy going child and doesn’t mind strangers, so I figured passing him off to Santa would be no big deal.  Boy was I wrong!  He screamed the minute I handed him over!  But, we got a funny picture and one I laugh at every time I see it.


After we went home and rested we went over to Tim’s parents’house and ventured out to Prairie Lights.  I was so excited to do this!  I haven’t been in a few years and I just remember loving all the lights.  Well, this idea would have been great except that everyone else in the metroplex had the same idea! We waited in our car for over three hours!  Luckily we had a fun car full of people and Hayden slept, so it wasn’t too bad.  We just know next time to go when it opens.  



Sunday, Landry went outside and played on her scooter.  She won this in her fundraiser and loves it!  She had to sale so many items to win it, and she worked hard to do it.  I’m not going to lie, it is really fun!  We live on a street with a hill going down towards the end, so we went up and down that hill multiple times.    


Sunday night, we went and celebrated our favorite red head.  My friend Hilary bought all the little girls these shirts to match the mommies and Landry loves it!


My mom hosted the family over to her house to celebrate my Grammy.  My Grammy is one wonderful woman.  She is the epitome of the matriarch of our family.  She is a Godly woman, she knows how to shoot a gun and she’s in the Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame!  Love celebrating her and the life she has lead thus far.  


Such a fabulous weekend.  I’m so excited for this week.  After this week I’m off work for the rest of the year!  I have some fun stuff planned with my kiddos and hubby!