Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Heart Photos- a lot

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That’s all.

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I just love taking pictures and these are a few that I took while at my parents’ place.

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My mom took some too.

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We both love taking pictures…it could be considered an addiction! Winking smile

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Their neighborhood really is  a beautiful place.

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Little man likes looking for the water.

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I love the big trees, they make a really pretty background.

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I have a challenge for you…

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Try to get two toddlers and their momma to look at one place and smile long enough to take a picture.

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I told them to hold hands and walk the other way.  So he went one way, she went the other and they tried to remain holding hands…it was hilarious to watch.

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He found a large stick…

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And shared it with his sister…such a sweetheart.

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She LOVES picking up sticks and pinecones.

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She wasn’t wanting to leave, she loved playing in the dirt and with sticks.


Beautiful trees

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I snapped a few pictures around their yard too…I can find SO many things to photograph in my parent’s yard.


The past two weeks have been so busy. 


I have been out of town for work.

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Had two babies and a hubby that was sick.

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Then I started my new workout plan (AKA get yo butt in gear chick)…so I have been very lazy in the blogging world, that’s ok right!?!  I say so, you know I am never gone for too long. Smile



Happy almost HUMP day!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sunday Fun Day at Gammy and Pawpaw’s

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Sunday we headed to my parents to spend some time in the sun and playing with the kiddos.  The babies LOVE going places…anywhere they don’t care to stay at home very well.  When we go to my parents the babies always enjoy playing outside, playing in the water, and this trip baby girl discovered the trampoline!

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Her brother put the sprinkler on it when we first went outside to cool it off.


That made it even more fun for her!


The girl jumped and jumped and jumped…until she fell off.  She took one heck of a fall too.  Her feet went over her head and her arm got stuck in the openings.  Thankfully this was a kids trampoline and the springs were actually bungee cords so she had small burns on her little arms but not cuts or pinches from springs.


We took a break from the heat and went inside.  While we went inside baby girl started playing with her little doll house.  This doll house is special because it was my sister’s and she loved it so very much and now baby girl is expressing that she is becoming interested in it as well and I hope that she loves it just as much as my sister did.


Then we went back outside and played some more…what’s the saying…work hard, play harder!!  We definitely do that!


Little man is such the gentleman, helping baby girl get her a sip of some water.

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Cheesing it up.

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This time was not the first that they played with their pool/slide.  But little man did find the slide and learned how to go down the slide.  He LOVED IT!

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Baby girl wasn’t the biggest fan because at the end of the slide is water, that she may or may not end up going under.  She just hasn’t gotten used to that yet.  One day, soon enough she will have no worries with the water.  Don’t get me wrong, she is in NO WAY scared of the water, nor does she fear it.  In fact when we are around pools she has been known to just walk right into the water…regardless if you are ready or not for her…and she will come up laughing while your heart is beating out of your chest!

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We ALWAYS, always since Mema and Pepa have left the golf cart, go on a golf cart ride, or two or three, before we leave Gammy and Pawpaw’s.  This time was no different!


Ok, it was slightly different.  This time was different because baby girl was BORED…she is CLEARLY not aware of the enjoyment any type of ATV can bring.  So instead of enjoying the ride or watching the trees…she played peekaboo!

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Where is baby girl….

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There she is!

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Oh, where is baby girl?!

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And there she is…you can see how this golf cart ride went!


On our way back to the house, little man expressed his disagreement with me about it being time to go.

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As always it was a blast and we look forward to the next visit!


After we left my parent’s house we went to hubby’s aunt and uncle’s house and relaxed in their pool.  It was a great Sunday and by the time this post finally gets to my blog it more than likely will be another Sunday.  But that is what happens with you are a full time momma, wife, and employee…just flat run out of time in the day! 


Speaking of being busy, I am currently out of town for work and using this alone time in my hotel room to catch up on the blog, and picture editing.  In doing that I have decided that I want to try to start recording “Kids say”.  Hubby and I have always thought it was so sweet, special, and hilarious what children say.  Our babies are starting to really converse with us and I want to remember some of those funny comments they make.  That being said I have decided to document them on the blog, I just want to apologize in advance for any comments that my babies may say that someone may not appreciate…after all they are kids and they are learning what they can and cannot get away with.  I am excited about sharing this with our family and friends but most importantly I’m excited about having a place to document it so I can go back and read it some day…so stay tuned for those coming up soon!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Just Because…

These are just a few pictures from last week.  Our week last week was rough.  The babies both were sick and then hubby got sick…thankfully I did not get it. *knock on wood*

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Baby girl was on a soft food diet because she had strep so we enjoyed our share of popsicles last week.


Little man was on the same diet, from the same illness…so he enjoyed many popsicles as well.  He also helped his daddy clean up the garage.


All of a sudden she decided she wanted to start wearing hand bands, not a problem with me but I thought it funny how random.

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I got two new shelves!! Hubby put them up for me during one of his afternoon breaks from the sofa where he was sickly too. 

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It was a rough week but we are all better and healthy and back to normal this week!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday at our house this past weekend wasn’t so fun. I say that mostly jokingly. It was fun because I got to spend the day with my babies, which is always a blessing. Although, I would have preferred them to be in a little bit better mood…terrible twos really are terrible and a sick little girl doesn’t help the cause either. I find it partly amusing and partly frustrating to see how little man can transition from this sweet, lovey, cuddly, caring boy into a grumpy, mad, crying, unable to satisfy toddler in a matter of like five seconds. It’s like a switch, although I can’t switch it off as fast as he can switch it on. I’ve heard that two is nothing compared to three and then I should definitely fear the fours, which I do! To add to his two year old mood swings, he has been getting up early (like 6:00) every morning for the past week. I had GREAT infants, that have always slept through the night til at least 7:30 so I know there are some parents out there that will probably hate me for complaining about this but I am not used to 6AM on Saturday and Sunday. I’m not sure what’s going on there. He’s in his big boy bed, in fact I was going to post about it but there isn’t much to say because he has been doing SO amazing…besides getting up with the chickens! So if anyone has any suggestions, I’m open for opinions!

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When he got out of the bed Saturday and Sunday, he went and woke baby girl. She has been running a low grade temp and runny nose…I try to let her sleep but he didn’t agree. That started out Sunday with a bang. He was ill and tired by 8:30 and she was grumpy and sick and tired. I decided early on that it would be an outside day. My kids do NOT dig being inside. In fact I have wondered why we don’t just build them a tree house. I would go check on them several times a day, and take the fluids and food. I would let them inside to bath and use the bathroom. They would be the happiest babies EVER!

Letting them play outside benefits me too because usually I always have a project of some sort to work on so I sand or paint while they play. I always have homemade popsicles in the freezer ready to go and they look forward to them about half way through our outside time.

This past Sunday was no different.


I got better pictures of baby girl with her popsicle than little man.


She wasn’t going to move until she was done eating.


He on the other hand was everywhere.


He even tried various ways of “eating” his popsicle.


I even made me a little treat, frozen grapes…I highly recommend!


Bust out the grapes and you can get these two to sit still for about five minutes.

All in all it was a perfect Sunday, I would say that this is the life of a young family and I love it. I get frustrated, I complain, I feel like a failure at times, but in the end (when they go to bed) I sit down and reflect on my chaos and think I’m so darn blessed! I may have had my hands full today and I may have had a toy shoved up my tail pipe (true story see pic below) but it’s all good!


Incase you are curious, this is how much “excitement” we had this past Sunday.

I hope you had a great Sunday…here’s to another week!