Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall So Far

I'm back.  Once again trying to play catch up.  Life has been super busy lately. Nick has been working long hours, and some weekends, Caleb has been in school, pregnancy etc etc....just busy.  Today has been a low key, pajama day at home, and sometimes you just need those days.  I have been preparing for a yard sale and that preparation has put me into nesting mode.  I have been filling my "free time" organizing our fall wardrobes, cleaning, going through old baby clothes, and washing baby gear.  I am well aware that I still have 5 more months before baby blue makes his appearance, but I have the itch, so I might as well run with that.

Let me see, what to catch up on......Caleb has been in a super affectionate phase lately.  He literally comes up to me and says "mom, I love you", and then kisses me 50 times a day.  He is doing the same with Mckinlee and Nick.  He always tells Kinlee "Sissy, I love you so much".  (I secretly love this phase, and hope that it never goes away).  I swear I could squeeze that sweet boy to death sometimes. He is also all about the baby.  He loves to put his hand on my belly, and he tells me how much he loves the baby all the time.  His new cute thing he talks about is "the Jesus in his heart".  The first time he brought it up we drove over a railroad track and he said "That bump made that Jesus in my heart tickle my belly".  This morning he was using the stethoscope on Kinlee  and said "Lets see if we can hear that Jesus in your heart Kinlee".  PRECIOUS!

Kinlee is busy being Kinlee.  We have been transitioning her out of her crib, and it has been going okay. Due to our tight living situation at the moment she is sharing Caleb's bed with him.  He has a full size bed, and they prefer to be close to each other, so it has worked out.  Some nights are better than others, but nap time today was a breeze, so that's good.  She has started gymnastics, and I swear the child is a natural.  She is able to do everything pretty darn well.  She really excels at the beams, and any type of upper body activity.  Moms and her teachers brag on her weekly.  I am just happy she enjoys it.  She and I have been bonding while brother is at school.  She is still prissy as ever, dances constantly and puts on a show for anyone who will watch.

A few weekends ago we were able to visit some of my college friends.  It was a great weekend, and the kids seemed to really enjoy each other's company.

They loved this baby girl! 

Birthday buddies.  

I think we have 100% decided on baby blues name......Paxton David.  We kept going back and forth between Paxton or Collins, but Paxton is the winner.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pictures of the Little Guy


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Oh Boy!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Caleb's First day of Pre K

Today was the first day of school, and it was actually a great day.  My little man was a completely different person than he was this time last year, and it was amazing to see how much he matured.

Caleb awoke happy this morning, which was a surprise considering he did not fall asleep until after 11 last night. Mommy fail on not enforcing back to school schedule.  When I woke him up I told him the back to school fairy had stopped by. (I saw the idea for the fairy via Pinterest, and thought it was a fun way to get them excited the first morning of school.).  He told me that he "needed to lay in his bed and stretch, and to go out, and he would be there in a minute".....acascuseme?  Where did my 4 year old go?  Any who when he came out he was thrilled to see what the fairy had brought him.  She brought a ninja turtle lunch box that he had been begging for.....my days of picking out cute stuff for him are out the door, and super heroes are in.  She also left his breakfast, and a small toy in the lunchbox.  The toy was actually an old transformer toy of his that had been put away for months. I didn't think he would remember it.  He did.  He asked "why did she bring me a toy I already had?".  Mommy fail......I quickly changed the subject and all was well in the world.  She also left a note telling him to have fun his first day of school, and to be kind to friends who may seem scared or sad.

After the fairy I fed him and Kinlee, rushed to get their stuff ready, and got them dressed.  After some negotiation last night Caleb finally agreed to wear a cute first day of school outfit.  His clothes from here on out, may be horrible, but at least he humored me today.

We took the mandatory back to school pics and headed on our way.

He was super calm when we entered school. As I was signing him in, he said "mom give me a kiss", I kissed him and then he said "okay, I'll see you later".  That was that and he was on his way, playing with his friends. No tears.  I was proud and sad at the same time. I kind of wanted him to miss me a little :).

After school we went and got a celebratory ice cream cone with 2 of his friends, and played at the park. It was a great first day!