Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kindergarten

Little sister is excited!

Okay, so maybe they are both excited!

& they both stand at a slight slant?

& the little one has discovered tucking her shirt in...

Ready to go!

Go crazy!

One last hug...

& they're off.

"What's in here anyway?"

A few of our neighborhood kids in line to get on the bus...

Here goes nothing!

"Hey, bus driver!"


(we went to school & got her off the bus...)
"Did you know there are no seat belts on the bus!?"

Reid: "Let's find your class!"
Lucy: "Right, I'm in K-6"
(Glad someone remembered!)

Our sweet teacher helping Lucy hang up her backpack!

"Bye Mom, Dad & Lottie! I have to follow directions!"

& then sister got to eat some Chick-fil-a at the "Boo-Hoo Breakfast!"

& she's home! & had the best day ever!

Day 2...No big deal!










Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Christmas 2012

It was our first Christmas in our new house & it was a good one. Lucy totally gets it now and was so excited on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. When Lottie woke up on Christmas morning she really wanted to watch Max & Ruby, but we convinced her she might want to go downstairs and weigh her options first. Cannon had no clue and he was re-gifted some things we got as shower gifts that weren't age appropriate until now, and he didn't complain!


Here we come 2013!!!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

New digs!

So I have received lots of requests for a blog post. Mainly from people I see or talk to regularly. All I can assume is that you're really bored, or you love my writing style. I was an english major (literature concentration, so great content, not so great grammar).

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We moved to the 'burbs! I always thought I was one of those people who would hold out and be super cool living in the city with my kids, taking walks with my double stroller, doing the private school thing, but I drank the kool-aid and I don't regret it. Reid has a 10 minute commute and switched his schedule so he leaves earlier, while we are all still asleep, and gets home at 4:45 PM! That is a game-changer from the 6:15 arrival time in the Heights. We have a great yard, more house, people are nicer, life is slower, you should move here! Lucy tells everyone we live in the forest, which is somewhat accurate. I mean we pretty much are lost most of the time and you can't see any of the businesses anyway, even when the gps says, "destination ahead on the left," it's really anyone's guess where to turn in.
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The girls started at a new school and we love it. It's the best school ever. They love Jesus and they have loved my kids well already and we've only been in school for a couple of weeks. They know who I am, which I guess is good, and send emails once a week about what the girls did. Lucy has gotten to be the prayer leader in her class this past week and thinks she is awesome. Lottie wore her sun glasses the whole time on the first day of school and knows she is awesome.

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The boys is getting so big! He is holding strong in the taller percentiles. This last time he was 80% in height and only 40% in weight. He started eating real food. We gave him avocado, bananas, and then chick-fil-a. So we know he is at least not allergic to those foods. I mean, he is #3. He is lucky to be getting anything. He can already almost wrestle Lottie to the ground when he grabs her hair, so I'm pretty sure he will make sure he gets what he needs.

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That's all for now. I have lots more. Some amazing stories, but there are 3 very loud small people who say they are tired and want to get in bed. What!? I have to take advantage of this moment...





Saturday, June 30, 2012

Updates & Waiting...

After being told that I had not updated my blog in MONTHS, I decided to update!

The girls went to the pediatrician for their 4 year old and 2 year old check-ups. They are healthy and growing! Lucy is 3'3" and Lottie is 2'8" and they weigh-in at 40 and 25 pounds respectively. I long for the days when an increase in the numbers on the scale is an exciting thing! Lucy is solid. She is in the 87% in weight and the 40% in height. But hey, muscle weighs more than fat and that girl is strong! Lottie is dainty. She is in the 35% in weight and the 10% in height.

Boy goes for his 4 month check up in the July, but if you ask me, he is GINORMOUS! Here he is sporting his brand new firetruck pajamas, size 9 months. He is the happiest baby and is definitely along for the ride. He gets stickered and glittered and fed from the pretend baby-bottles, and just grins and drools. We have learned that he prefers to sleep in socks. So watch out ladies, this boy gets cold feet!


We have lots of other things going on, enough to fill several more blog posts, so I'll work on those and leave you with this...


a pic of the girls waiting to see Dr. P.

Right now, we are in a waiting phase of life. We sold our house. We don't have a new house. We don't know what the future holds for us, or where we will be in the next few months, but we are thankful that God is in control and he has already prepared a place for us to go. 

So tonight we pray this...

"I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord. More than watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning," 
Psalm 130:5-6

We know waiting on the Lord means enduring the passage of time, so we will enjoy this time of unknowing and be faithful to God's promises for our lives and for our family.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Princess Parties + Doctors Visits


One of our best friends turned the big "4" and we celebrated at the Pink Polka Dot Room with a Princess Tea Party. Lucy + Lottie were very excited to be invited and to have their hair + nails done and share tea with Belle. Now, I think Belle may have gotten her dress at the Disney store and be from Jersey, but to the girls she was magical. 




 Cannon turned the big 8 weeks! He is 12.5 ounces and in the 75% in height and 58% in weight. I got excited that one of our kids might be tall, but our Dr. P said it could be short lived. So for now Cannon will live it up as a "tall" 2 month old. I don't think either one of the girls has ever cracked the 30th percentile, but we will see if they are "tall" in June. 


He got some shots and Lottie did her best to avoid eye contact with our pediatrician. She is the kid that starts screaming when they make her stand on the scale. Can't wait to take her + Lulu together in June!


Monday, May 7, 2012

She's back!

We are so excited that Lucy is back home from her Alabama-Adventure with Grancie + Papa. Lottie was very excited to see her sister. Lucy brought home a new doll, 
which Lottie misunderstood and thought was for her. They had their first knock-down drag-out fight which included throwing of dolls and pinching. Awesome. Neither one of the girls got to sleep with the new doll. After talking to Grancie, we figured out I might be able to get away with transforming Baby Arnold, a doll we already have, for Lottie, to look similar to Lucy's new amazing doll. Baby Arnold was purchased at a consignment shop and we have always sort of considered it our gender-nuetral doll. Well, I stayed up late and cast aside his/her former duds...
an outfit I had made to mimic this kid-size pattern and whipped up a Children's Corner Bunny's Knit Nightie in Preemie. Complete with hat. The hat was one of the main points of contention.
What do you think? Will she be fooled or will she throw it at me and pinch me? We will find out in the morning!