Tuesday, June 29
On a good note, I will be purchasing Jackie Warner's work out videos. She rocks! That is one thing that has helped me feel better, working out.
And last, eclipse! Need I say more?!
Wednesday, June 23
Stephen has learned out to get out of his crib. This surprises me because he is so crazy, you would have thought he would have figured it out a long time ago. I'm glad it hasn't been until now.
Anyway, he will come in our room at like 6 am and just stand beside my bed. Natalie used to do it to and it kinda freaks me out! Anyway, after I laid him down tonight, i heard him playing, then about 10 minutes later I hear the door knob going back and forth. As I opened the door he was a little Teary and was saying "hold you! Hold you!" I pretty much think this is the cutest thing ever.
He reached his little arms up and put them tightly around my neck, rested his head on my shoulder, and through little sobs kept saying it.
Oh! Melt my heart! How can I be having another baby when he, who will be 2 next month, is still my baby!
Monday, June 21
WOW! Our computer is so unbelievably slow. It almost makes me want to give up on blogging today... but I will do it! Here is my weeks worth of posts all backed up~
This weekend we kept really busy. Friday night we were up late preparing for a garage sale. This was our first officially ours garage sale and it was a huge success. I will give this tip to anyone who wants to do one though, SELL WATER and popsicles! We made a killing. It was also 100 degrees so who wouldn't want a water or pop ice right?!
So I open the garage to start setting up at 645. I wasn't starting till 730. PEOPLE are crazy. I had about 4 people drive up, look, and even get out in the first 5 minutes. They are nuts.
And you can tell the people that garage sale regularily. They try to fanagal the price down on ANYTHING! Even something that is already 50 cents, "25 cents?" come one people! The hard part for me was selling things that I have barely used and that I spent alot of money on, only to get a dollar or two. Oh well, better than in the trash!
ANyway, this was our big tactic.... the sign.
Little boys are so much fun. Stephen has nataurally been drawn to his cars and trucks. I was a little nerveous about the barbies, ponies and dress up with sis around, but he has really become manly on his own! My new fav thing that Natalie never did was line everything up. He will get all of his vehicles and line them up, move them to a new location, line them up again, and basically do this forever! Over and Over! After they are all lined up he turns around and says "More cars please". Looks like I know a birthday present for that boy!
My computer has slightly been taken over the last few days, which I will blame my lack of posts on. I have tons of pictures I feel like but nothing to write without them! tomorrow I will picture blog, I swear.
We did however have a great weekend as always, and a fabulous fathers day. Brian got to golf almost everyday and I almost got a pedicure. An almost around here is pretty good! I rubbed some thick cream into my crackling, bleeding feet last night. I need to go so bad!
But I realized that Brian is the best. I knew this already but I am reminded everyday. What better day to do this than fathers day? He is an excellent father is all aspects, loving, kind, caring, generous, fun, but the best? His magic ninja "the force" powers. He can get Natalie or Stephen into timeout and behaving like an angel in seconds. It is incredible. But other than being the best father I could have hoped for my kids, I know he is the best husband ever.
He takes after his wonderful dad, whom we love and adore very much. Thank you for being such a great man Tony!
And last, but for sure not least, .my wonderful father. I love you so much. You are the most amazing man i know. You teach me and challenge me to be better, you care and love me and the kids so much. There is nothing I can say that can even come close to who you are but you are incredible.
So to the wonderful men in my life, happy fathers day! This obviously includes my radical brothers Dan, Brian, and Sean, but also my rawlins brothers chase, eric and Garrett. Love you all
Sunday, June 13
Andrea, Kathleen, myself and one of Kathleens friends Chelsea went to Lady Antebellum and Tim Mcgraw last night. COOL ME DOWN! Not just from the weather, since we were SUPER sweaty outside on the lawn.. but holy smokes - he is smokin!
Thursday, June 10
As for her progress, we are getting there. She still wont put her head under for her teachers, but she will at our pool of course. Were working on that!
Last night was one of our Girls Camp activities. Our girls are so fun and had a big party and sleepover. We tried to tie dye shirts, which was super unsuccessful! But fudge bars were a success!! After he downed this puppy, he managed to biff it off of a bench and pull it right down onto his eye. He has a full on shiner. I think this is his first! Way to go little dude!
Love these girls...and that little man!
Monday, June 7
I went back and forth between a few ideas, like pirates or under the water and finally decided on BRIGHTS!
Bathroom After:Favorite idea and item in bathroom:
Well we got a bunk Bed last weekend for the kids, since they will be sharing a room when baby comes. The baby furniture was all moved into Natalies room and all the rest moved into Stephens room. But Stephen is so not ready to be moved into a big bed yet, nor do I want them sharing a room yet... so he sleeps with the girly stuff on the walls, and Nat sleeps in Stephens room on the bunk and she LOVES it! Once we finish decorating in there I will post some pictures.
Nat started her second round of swimming lessons today and she got bumped up to preschool intermediate! The only thing she wont do in class is put her head under. Oh well, she is improving tons! I am glad we have her in the classes though since this summer is KILLER hot. It has been over 100 so many days now and the only time I am happy is sprawling out in the kiddie pool with some ice in hand. Seriously, this is going to be a long summer!
We also have been working on her "f" pronunciation with her. She will say it with a P sound. So I will say, Natalie say fffffffffff-lower. And she will repeat "ffffff-power" I am giving up, she will get it when she gets it! She wont do it forever so I am not at all worried or concerned about it!
Stephen is talking so much and is getting into more and more, if that is even possible. He is running faster, jumping higher, and doing more than I thought he ever could! I think he is the reason for my contractions, I think I should put myself on bed rest when he is awake! Probably the cutest things he says right now is "ko-kay" for ok, and the worst but still sadly kinda cute... "yucky boogers" while his finger slides up past his knuckle into his nostril. He is for sure a boy. Anyway, he is a special spirit and he brightens my day every second of it, even if he is busy busy!
I have said it before and I will say it again, I love being a momma. What a blessing!