Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Another post, mainly for the adorning Grandmas :)

 Forgive me, I just can't get over how adorable Brody is in his big boy undies! His little bottom is oh my word just too much cuteness!!!! Especially when daddy walks into the room and B yells, "I need to tackle!" So daddy assumes position and B becomes a spider monkey :)

 Then Aubs girls discovered what a puddle was. For the amount of princess she is, I'm shocked how much she LOVED getting wet and muddy :)
Brother eventually joined in on the fun, however, he was a very naked J-Bird which means I can't post those pictures ;)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

We are safe from the last two days of horrific tornado outbreaks. With extremely heavy hearts we are thankful to have, yet again, escaped the devastation a tornado brings. The F-4 from yesterday that hit Moore, Oklahoma was 2 hours south of here. We had our shelter (our bathroom) ready for the second day in a row, if the sirens went off. Gosh, the clouds did look scary. I'm trying to write something profound and encouraging but the words aren't coming. It's really even difficult to find words to pray because I just simply don't know what to say. I will say this. In these moments I find the most comfort from opening my Bible and reading. That's it, just reading. There is something so extremely powerful and comforting about having my Bible open and being wrapped up in the words of God Himself! 
Mike's brother lives very close to Moore and they also are safe. Mike is already busy at work figuring out dates to take teams to help with the cleanup.
Anyways, Meghan graduated a week ago! My dad, brother and sister were able to make the trek down here :)
We had a fun lunch party afterward for her, complete with this yummy, yummy cake!!
It was really neat, toward the end of the party we all prayed for Meghan and this next adventure in her life.
So Brody ADORES his Uncle Spencer! ADORES! They are inseparable when together :) Above I'm pretty sure Brody is stealing Spence's nose and eating it ;)
We celebrated Mother's Day a few days after. Mike wanted to celebrate the whole day instead of just 1/2 the day with church. He blew my mind as he really did have the whole day planned! We went out for breakfast, then a picnic lunch at the park, an afternoon nap and then a date (just us 2!) to end the day. So fun! This was Aubrie's first picnic and she loved it :)
 We brought leftover cake for dessert and forgot forks. Brody thought it was the coolest thing that we dug in with our hands to eat it ;)
We even got to feed the ducks. For our animal loving boy, this was the greatest thing! He did really well and wasn't even scared one bit. He made me scared with how close he would get to them though.
Have I mentioned how much  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being a momma!?? I'm still not sure when I became an adult or why in the world the Lord trusts me enough to raise kiddos, but goodness I LOVE it! :) And we do make pretty cute kids, right?!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

10 months!

 10 months!!!! The Girlfriend is 10 months old! In 2 months we will be celebrating her 1st birthday and goodness in one year (I'm sure it will feel like!) Daddy will be walking her down the isle! "Enjoy EVERY second, don't blink, keep snuggling my babies as long as they let me" is what I find myself repeating often times because I look at them and can't get over how quickly life is flying.
 These monthly pics become more and more difficult. This month was the hardest...because....AUBS GIRL IS CRAWLING!!!! Her very last night of being 9 month old she decided to do it :) She's memorized by our house :) Mike and I keep singing the Aladdin song, "A whole new world, a dazzling place I never knew" hehe. This newest accomplishment as brought so much confidence about herself. Not only is she crawling but pulling up on everything :) She's adorable because she continues to be way, super cautious about every move but yet she does what she needs to do :)
  • Continues to wear size 3 diapers 
  • Sleeps from 8pm-8am (is the goal, lately big brother has been known to tickle her awake in their room at 6:45am!!) Then 2, 2 hour naps a day at 10:00am and 2:00 pm
  • Eats really whatever we are eating, which makes us eat super healthy ;) Then eats from me 4 times a day.
  • Received her first discipline this month. She threw food from her highchair to the ground, deliberately, yea it was really sad :( She definitely does not carry Brody's strong willed personality because she really has never done it again :)
  • Is jibber jabbering all the time :)
  • Sleeps with Rain the Monkey and Molly the Monkey :)
 Brody painted with water colors over the weekend. What fun! I'm not sure what was more fun though; the water colors or getting to put on an old shirt of daddy's as a paint shirt :) Cute, cute, cute!!!!! He is in for a rude awakening, I think, with his sister being mobile now :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I go on spurts where I blog almost every other day and then sometimes there are a couple weeks between. There's no reason to my madness! Mostly I've been working lots which I'm not a huge fan of, but that extra does put more of a dent into my dream car fund! I'm such a mom because my dream car is a Honda Odyssey. I find myself drooling almost when I see one on the road or in the parking lot. I do enjoy my Pilot and I really enjoyed it with no kiddos. However, I'm so short that my shins are constantly bruised from putting kiddos in their car seat. So one day....I will have my prize and may never get out of it ;)
 My sweet Brody is getting so big! Our newest routine of the morning has been "Coffee and Milk Time". We both get our most favorite beverage, B picks out a book, and we sit on the couch snuggling, reading and drinking! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this newest tradition! :)
We celebrated Mike's 21st birthday (ha!!! do you believe me?) last week! We surprised Mike while he was teaching at the college. We walked in with balloons and donuts which made for some really happy college students ;) The day before B helped me make daddy's ice cream birthday cake. His job was to place Peanut Butter Cups into the blender. He's so my child because once they were unwrapped he would say, "Oh, it broken" and then eat it! How can I get upset with a child who is simply doing what is modeled for him? :) Brody had so much fun with the birthday day that for days after when we would have some cake he thought he needed to sing "Happy Birthday" all over again! 
The kiddos have begun playing with each other! This is how I found them the other day playing with Brody's cars :) They are just best pals!
Aubs girl has her 9 month appointment today (even though she's days away from 10 months old!)! She weighs in at 18 something pounds placing her in the 47% tile and her height is the 76% tile. She is one tall girl :) The biggest news here is that she has a room mate! Big brother moved into her room yesterday officially to make room for Auntie to move in next week. Their room is a cute mix of pink flowers meets Lightning McQueen :)