Monday, May 2, 2016

Hello, May!

Wow! How did it turn into May?! Crazy. We are just cousins down the days until the end of school - 17 school days left! We are also on 1st birthday countdown! This is a random all over the place post, just sharing what has been going on around here.

A couple weeks ago, I got a text from Reed's teacher showing them having Popsicles on the playground. It was a day I had sent him money to get ice cream at after school care. When I saw he had a Popsicle, I texted his teacher and told her to let him know not to get ice cream. So here's the before and after.


A couple of weekends ago, we went to pick out our dresses for my sister's wedding. Ava loved trying the dresses on and having a girls' day!




After finding dresses, we had lunch. Ava loved her milkshake. 


Grant just goes along for the ride anywhere and everywhere. 


Love this baby so much!!!


Grant fell at school last week and got his first bruise around his eye. 


Reed loves snuggling up in my lap each night. 



Friday afternoon I was at home with Reed and suddenly heard some very loud banging noises. I thought he was hitting something but it turns out we were having some golf ball size hail. Ugh. 



Unfortunately Zach wasn't at home so his truck hood got some dents. :(

Grant looked such an angel sleeping Friday night!


Saturday we headed to NWA. I went to meet the babies of my friends Dusty and Michelle. I got to snuggle two previous bundles of joy who we have prayed for for so very long!

Then we had lunch with Zach's family to celebrate his birthday!



Sunday morning after church I had some errands to run and Ava came with me. She enjoys having some alone time with none of the boys!


Later that day, Teed came in trying to put a shirt on. I can't imagine why he was having trouble. ;)


Life is NEVER dull around here!!!!!




Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Eleven months old!

Sweet, sweet Grant. You are 11 months old. I wish I could just stop time, if only for a little bit. I love watching you grow and learn, but your momma is sad that we are almost to your first birthday. 



You are BUSY, BUSY, BUSY. 

• When you crawl, you do it the right way, but every once in a while you still do it by dragging your leg. 

• You get in to EVERYTHING. If we open the refrigerator or pantry or a cabinet, it's like a censor goes off and you are right there in a hot second. 

• You pull up on everything. You've also started walking along furniture and you've even let go a few times to test the waters. 

• You weight about 22 lbs. 

• You have six teeth. 

• You say dada (your favorite word), mama, hi, bye, bubba (bc that what Reed and Ava have taken it upon themselves to call you), and it sounds like you've said Ava. 

• You wave bye-bye. 

• You wear 9, 12, & 18 month clothes and size 3 diapers. 

• You love love love eating. This month you tried even more food and we haven't found anything you seem to dislike. Your favorite foods are carrots, Mac & cheese, & yogurt. 

• We struggle to get milk in you. You want food! I have been nursing you in the morning and night but notice my supply is very low. I desperately wanted to make it to a year but I don't think we will. 

• Your favorite toys are a toy phone and the tv remote!

• We went through a few week period where you would stand up and SCREAM when we put you in your bed for a nap or bedtime. Thankfully that has gotten better the last few days. 

• When you get excited about something (like eating!) you kick your feet and you also have what your teachers call excited hands. 

Oh, sweet baby boy. You are what dreams are made of. I cherish and love you so much and can't wait to see your life unfold! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Life Lately

We are down to the last few weeks of school before summer. This time of year gets so hectic with Zach's schedule but we are all eagerly anticipating the slower pace of summer. 

This one has become a force to be reckoned with. He is into EVERYTHING. You always forget this stage until it comes screaming back ;)

These three sure love each other. And they also love bugging each other. I love these little moments, though. 

A couple of weeks ago, a picture of Reed popped up in my timehop. I knew I had this outfit out for Grant and when I got home, Zach had it on him so I had to do a comprising of the boys. 


A couple of weeks ago, my poor sister got really, really sick. She ended up in the hospital and found out she had viral meningitis. She was in the hospital for 10 days and just got out last week. While in there, the catheter from her picc line broke off in her arm and was stuck in her vein for almost 12 hours. She had a really rough go of it. We are glad she is feeling better. We made some treats to send her to the hospital. We couldn't visit because of her being contagious, so we wanted to do something to make her feel better. 


Ava had testing at school last week so she had a different schedule. One day I got a text from Reed's teacher and it was of the kids. Ava's class went to recess at the same time Reed's class was out there and they actually played together. 


One thing I want to remember is that Reed gets mad when he gets picked up from after school care. When he sees me, he yells "OH MAN!" and then proceeds to pout and stomp over to me. This face. :)


And just because I love this baby!

We went to dinner Saturday night to celebrate Zach's birthday and when we got home, we had cake for him. Grant enjoyed the singing and apparently thought it was for him!


Grant enjoyed some cake.

It started raining on Sunday while the kids were outside playing. They didn't want to come in and since it was just rain, I told them they could stay outside to play. They loved it!

And that pretty much catches us up!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

The week Zach was gone

  Well, we survived our week with Zach away. It wasn't too bad, thankfully.

Ava cried when we dropped him off. Reed made us laugh as always. Part way through the week, Ava said she missed him and I asked Reed if he did, and he said no. I asked him why not and he said "I just needed a break from him!" Hahaha!!!



The night before he came home, I took them to Chick-fil-a for dinner. They were good all week and we needed to celebrate!! Grant loved his first taste of the yummy goodness! 

We were all sure happy to have him home!!!!!!


On the Saturday after he got him, Zach took the kids to see Zootopia to spend some time with them. Grant and I stayed home and we both took a two hour nap ha! 


We're glad he had a good time but we were glad to have him home!

AND! Our guy is celebrating his birthday, today! Happy birthday, Zach!! We love you so much and are so thankful for you and all you do for us! I'm excited to spend another year with you!! Love you!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter 2016

We had such a wonderful day yesterday celebrating our risen Lord! 

We typically go to church at 8:00 on Sunday mornings so yesterday was no different. Because of this our Easter Bunny visits while we are at church so no one is distracted instead of getting ready. The kids were so cooperative for pictures and I got some great ones!!!


This girl is looking SO grown up

And I mean, can you even???!

And I hit the jackpot on the photo of all three of them! 



My sister was kind enough to attempted a family phoot after church. Well, this is the best we got. 

We got home from church to see what the Easter Bunny dropped off and the kids got to hunt eggs. We were supposed to have rain so the bunny left a big basket of eggs with a note telling the kids that mom and dad would hide the eggs. 



Grant was very interested in the puffs in his basket. He couldn't be bothered with a picture because he wanted to get them out. 

We hid the eggs and left a few out for Grant. He crawled to them and while the big kids were hunting, he popped an egg open and helped himself to a Rolo, wrapper and all. I got it out of his mouth but he was happy to have had a taste!



We went to my grandparents' house for lunch and there were a lot of people there! The kids had fun. After lunch we headed over to my aunt and uncle's house for the annual egg hunt. They have a huge yard that is fantastic for hiding eggs. Even the big kids get to hunt for the "golden" $20 eggs!







This little guy was worn out!!

It was such a great day. We headed back to my grandma's for dessert after egg hunting. We didn't stay long though because we needed to get home. Zach flies out this morning for a week in San Diego for a conference. He will be home on Friday so he needed to finish packing and I needed to get some stuff done to get ready for the week. Here's hoping it goes smoothly!!















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