Craziness and a birthday!

Since thanksgiving I have been in overdrive. We hosted thanksgiving here so that came with its our stresses. Then I co-organized a “Christmas for Kids” one day event with a friend for our church. We hosted about 20 kids for a morning of crafts, snacks, stories, and singing. It was a lot of work and both of us were exhausted afterwards, but the kids heard the wonderful story of the birth of our Savior so it was worth it.

Then I had a ton of baking and prep for Miss G’s birthday party. We wanted to do something special but also keep it fair (since we did only small gatherings for the boys 2nd birthdays). So we hosted a gingerbread house decorating party. I made 5 batches of gingerbread for the 10 houses (one for each kiddo) and several cookies for the adults to munch on as well. G and everyone had fun. (And one friend even hinted to maybe making it an annual thing,lol.)

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So funny when G opened her gift from Grandma and Grandpa that had new hair “pretties”, she wanted to wear them all! And that backpack from family (Daddy, myself, and the boys) was an instant hit. She even went to bed with it!




A bit delayed but…

Here they are. We took our back to school pictures outside. We are already in our new school year so I should’ve caught the blog up already. Well, that will come. Vacation is done, my leg is almost healed (long story for another post), and we are back on track. So for now enjoy back to school pictures- better late than never!

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and then I went a little special photo effects happy…


Miss G got her first haircut!!

I can’t believe it but this past week G had her first haircut. Husband and I agreed it was time as Miss G had developed a mullet…well more of a layer that didn’t work. I think G had gotten into the habit of pulling on her hair rather than the stuffed animal tags like she had done before. So as a result, G had this weird layer of short and then a lot longer in the back. After googling some ideas, I bravely attempted to give G her first haircut. Because of the layers she had given herself with hair pulling, I cut the bottom and layered it a little bit to match the self-given ones. It turned into a cute little bob. Not too shabby for my first girl haircut either.

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3 months after we started dating

Back in February I talked about the house buying dating process. Now 3 almost 4 months later. I can officially say that Husband and I are home owners. We received our keys yesterday after about a month of hiccups in communication between realtors and banks. But we have them so now it is time to clean new place, move all if our stuff, and clean out the old place.
We are ready to make this house our home. This will be the first place we can paint and decorate for the long term. Of course because this is our first place I am slightly nervous on how Husband’s and my likes and dislikes mesh since we have never had to talk about it before. Either way, it is ours.

Warms a mommy’s heart

Today, I got to see the joy spread over my boys faces as they got ready to go on a fishing trip with their daddy. Clothes were changed faster than ever. Non stop talking in excitement. And smiles that spread across their entire face as they kiss me goodbye and climb into the truck. So precious and heart warming.
And….well I had only one child to drag around got one on one time with Miss G as we went shopping for Easter basket/egg filler.

First tball game

First of all, posts are still not coming as frequently due to our unreliable internet and also to the very scary blue screen of death that happened on my computer this past week! But I will share with you a very exciting week we just had. J had three tball games this past week. He was so cute in his uniform. He also loved seeing family come out to watch him play.



And it was even cuter for the very first game they had the kids names announced on the loud speakers. J was announced as “J, the jackhammer” and he ran out to join his team.


J is one with red shoes

J loved batting and running the bases.




He did great. He was all smiles after each game.

Starting to walk

Miss G made monumental strides (pun intended) in walking today. First, when she thought I wasn’t looking she walked from the rocker to the zebra in her room-about 6 steps. Of course it also happened when I didn’t have a camera handy.
Then I grabbed my camera and she decided to show off. She walked, stopped, and blew a kiss.


Then she showed off again. She proceeded to walk across her room (while stopping for the boys walking in her path), turn at her zebra and walk a couple more steps.


While I am rejoicing that G is making progress, I am trying to prepare myself for the added stress of keeping track of yet another walking/climbing body at the park.