Friday, September 27, 2013

Staying at home...

I'm learning a great deal as I get into a "routine" while home with these two...

First, this little girl is sweet. And she lets me put large bows on her head :)

This kid has a big social life so we are never without things to do! Happy birthday, Landon!

Happy birthday, Graydon!

We went to my post partum check up, and she slept the whole time. Thank goodness!! All is good with me!

Thank goodness for Daddy. I wouldn't be sane in this new experience if it wasn't for him. He gets up at night and makes sure to take G on adventures so E and I can rest. Hunting is their new favorite father/son activity! 

My dad would be so proud!!! Sweet little hunter. (I made him wash his hands 17 times after touching this dead bird - FYI)

Staying home is a blessing, but it is NOT easy. I had visions of a clean house, folded laundry, and wonderful dinners each night. I even pictured peaceful walks each morning with my two kids. Here is how the one (AND ONLY) morning walk went... 

It started off sweet just like these pictures show...but then his legs hurt; he was hot; he thinks he had a blister on his toe; he needed water.... so about 2.4 minutes after this picture, we headed home. I'm thinking sister and I will walk when brother is at school :)

Just a quick snapshot of G walking into his he owns the joint. It gets me every. single. time. He can drive me nuts, but why does he get so big so fast??

A few other favorite moments of staying home (to document for later laughs) -

I found a bunch of recipes on pinterest and was determine to try them all! The first was a beautiful salad. I pictured myself eating it one day while G was at school - and while Emmy napped. I started to get all the ingredients together, and she got super fussy. So, I ended up eating a hot dog (the bun) while rocking her in my arms. Super classy. Peace out, fancy salad. 

I also pinned some home workouts to do while G was at school. So far, I've done none, but the chocolate chip muffins I pinned were AWESOME.

I wear my PJs everytime I drop G off at school. The end. 


Don't get me wrong, I am loving being home with them. I don't miss school (though I do miss adult conversation). I am learning how it goes each day - basically, don't plan a thing. Just go with the flow. My days of cooking wonderful meals and doing loads of perfectly folded laundry made me more exhausted than I already was. So what if my hair gets washed every few days (#keepinitreal) or that Em only likes to nap in her car seat (#dontmesswithasleepingbaby)? I am a mom and it's my full time job now - if they are alive by the time dad gets home, I consider it all a success!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

1 month!

Emmy is one month old! Here's what we've been doing since lil miss has been in our lives!

We had a picnic in the park :)
G had homework to bring in a picture of his family. Somewhere in the chaos and fun of this last month, I forgot to take one of all of us! So here's our family selfie :) 

G looooves his new school!! It's even better when Kristin is there and helps him in car rider line!!

Oh and baby smiles are awesome too.

We've become a Lego lover!

And hung out with Kiki...

Miss Priss and I took our first trip to heb - she slept the whole time! Good girl!

Simply sweet.

Dad and Uncle Tanner took G to his first dove hunt - he's a fan now!!

My ninja - 2013 Halloween costume of choice! Hi-ya!

Boy oh boy was he pumped to be line leader! Love that he kept their sign in page to remember this big day - it included carrying the cross into chapel!

Hey girl.
Just a few tidbits on her first month -

She's a cuddler! She sleeps best on your chest - she curls up like a little frog :)

She has gone 5 hour stretches at night - but she can also spice things up with some all nighters too. Here, she just wants to chat and smile at you all night :)

She's had a couple play dates and slept through them. 

She loves the swing - her bro did not. Crazy. 

She's too precious and cuddly. What a fun and exhausting month. Some days are tough, but I love being with them :) I treasure it every second.

Friday, September 6, 2013

I'm sleepy...

....but I'm loving time with all these people!

Emmy and Daddy in celebration of hunting season :)

G doing a little game prep for those Aggies! Whoop!

Little Ags!

The newest Aggie - too presh.

Emmy spent some time hanging out with Gunar and Gage - the big cousins! Gage just started at Texas State - where did the time go?? 

Mi-Maw came and spent some time with us (man, she rocks!) so she and G shared some blueberry muffin cheers!

G and I went on a date to the library, and he picked out  a book for his sister. It's about dinosaurs, and she loved it :)

I may be tired, but this one is worth it. Her big bro too!

Pre - K :)

We had a big week - Griffin started Pre-K at a new school! I was worried this change would be hard for him, but he proved me wrong! He has been at the same school since he was a baby, so this was a big move. And...little bubba loved it!

The morning of his first day - so happy!

Meet the Teacher :)

He chose his own poses - and did a GIG 'EM and a GUNS UP! He obviously lives in a house divided!

The glasses. I die from the cuteness. 
He is also in the Bumble Bee class!

We bring his lunch each day, so he had to inspect it on the first day to make sure his order was correct :) 

A good-bye to his sister before he goes!

Thank goodness his daddy took him. His mommy was a hot mess of emotion - why is he so big???

Being silly at breakfast!

He looks so little yet so big in these pictures. This school has a car rider line so the teachers come get them, and the parents never have to get out! I wasn't sure how he'd do, and once again, he rocked! I took him the second day, and when he walked away...I had myself a good cry. Darn lack of sleep. And cute child problems. 

My mom, Emmy, and I just watched and waved as they left the driveway. We have had so many amazing changes lately, and I was worried it would be hard, but this little guy was awesome. Griffin Hardy - I am so proud of you! You had a great week - it's going to be a great year in Pre-K!