Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 2015

Another day, another catch up post.  Can we all just talk about how they need to update the blogger app? I feel as though I could blog so much easier if I didn't have to make time to sit down with a real computer.....

We made a summer to do list this year, and one goal we had was to visit new parks.  There is so much around our area that we have yet to explore, and I really thought this would be a fun way to enjoy time as a family.  One particular Sunday we spent all day at a park downtown. It is right on the river, and it had fountains, a maze, a cool play set, a water playground where you could dam water, some cool balancing toys etc. It was so fun!! So much to do! We all had a blast!





We have found an amazing small group at church! Tons of kids, all the wives are great, and Nick loves to hang out with all the dads! It is truly an answer to prayer! We have been having lots of get togethers with them.  This past weekend we went a family farm.  The kids swam, played outside, we grilled, and just enjoyed each others company.  It was a cold day, but it was a great time!



We visited the zoo with some friends one day, went to a few birthday parties, Paxton was introduced to ice cream cones, and the kids and I had a huge water fight.  If you ask me we are doing summer right!




Our big man also attended 3 days of Kindergarten Camp.  He loved it and he is so excited about school starting in August.....I on the other hand am holding onto each moment that I get to keep him home with me......#timeslowdown.



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To You My Love.......

Nick-

Words can not begin to describe how much the kids and I love you.  To say we are blessed is an understatement.  You are such an amazing husband, and an awesome father.  I love the way the kids light up when they see you. I love how you wrestle with them, throw them in the air, and stare at them with a smile on your face when they snuggle you.  I love how much you love them.  I am so glad that I get to parent them with you.  I am so proud of how hard you work for us, and how you put up with my stubborn self.  I love everything about you.  I love the man of God that you are becoming, and that you are leading our family.  I love your back rubs, our snuggles, and binge watching shows with you.  You truly are my best friend! Happy Fathers Day babe!








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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mothers Day 2015

I had a great Mothers Day this year.  Nick went above and beyond to make sure it was special for me, and I am super grateful for that!

Saturday we went to Caleb's game, went to some yard sales, had lunch, and then I enjoyed a 4 hour nap!! That night we went bowling for the first time with the kids, and just enjoyed each others company!




Sunday we went to church, spent some time at home, and then celebrated at my in laws.  It was a great day!



I am forever grateful for these three blessings!! I still can't believe I get to be their mom!



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Every New Beginning Comes from some other Beginnings End

My boy officially graduated Preschool today.......wow, that stirs up emotions for me! I am so beyond proud of him.  I am so excited or the little MAN he is truly becoming, but gosh does it hurt.  Time is seriously so fleeting that it is painful.  I swear I just brought him home from the hospital yesterday, but some how all those yesterdays are gone, and now a future of NEW tomorrows are a head of us.  In a few months he, and I will be entering into a new reality.  Gone are the days of toddlerhood......gone are the days of comfort....gone are the days where I feel like I know what I am doing.  I have never parented a school age child before, just as he has never been one.  It is a new world for both of us, and  I am both excited and scared for that. 

Caleb is so beyond ready, and he is super excited to be in Kindergarten.  I pray I can share in that excitement, and not be overcome with anxiety and sadness.  I mean after all, God did not make him to stay under my wing forever.  He formed him to become his own person, to step into this world and make a difference.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to watch him become that man.  I see daily that he is taking the wisdom I have given him, applying it and making good choices.  He stands up for the rules when his friends do not, he loves deeply, he is kind, he plays with friends who are lonely, he listens and obeys.  I have been told that I am doing a good job because of who he is.  I know he will rock Kindergarten!!







 
 

Mckinlee also had her last day of preschool for the year.  You all think I am overly emotional now....just wait until she graduates next year.  One in "real" school is enough, but two will be too much for me to take!





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Paxton 13-15 Months

Sweet boy, I am sorry that you do not have consistent monthly posts.  Life is a whole lot busier than it was when your older siblings were your age. Forgive me and give me grace :).  I promise it doesn't mean I love you any less.

Eating: Your new favorite food is banana's.  This is funny because you would not touch them in baby food form.

Sleeping: 1 nap, and sleeping 8-8:30. 

Size: I do not know your exact size right now but I would guess 20 lbs.  You are wearing 12 months. A size 4 diaper. A size 4 shoe.

Teeth: You have 11 teeth now.  Your molars came in before I even realized what was going on. 

Speech:  You say
  • more
  • woof
  • dahh "dog"
  • uh oh
  • mama
  • dada
  • grrrr
Exciting New Things:
  • You are WALKING now.  You started mid April.  You have just now started mastering standing up from falling on your own.  You waddle all over the place.  You are still pretty unsteady at times, but you work so hard at it.
  • You throw tantrums now.  Full blown, throw yourself backwards tantrums....those are fun...
  • You point and say "dahh,woof woof" anytime you see a dog.
  • You love to play kisses with Bella.  You will bend over and put your head between your legs, and she will come and kiss your face, and you crack up.  It is so cute.
  • When you wake up in the morning you have to touch the dog on your lamp.
  • You have started saying "more" and actually pointing out what you want.
  • You sign all done.
  • You know your head, and how old you are.
  • You grab shoes and try to put them on your own feet.
  • Caleb is still your favorite.
  • You love to ride in the blue car with the bigs
  • You love playing in the water table on the deck. 
  • You love being outside.
  • You bring me books and say "more"
You are a little more opinionated now a days but you are oh so cute and sweet! We love you to pieces!






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