Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Birthday Party for C and B!

As soon as I found out that we were adopting Bretton and his birthday was going to be within a few weeks of Collier's, I promise you one of the first 10 things I said was, "They will not be having a joint birthday party! They each get their own of everything." Well, the first birthday rolls around, and I'm already breaking my own rule. I'm really good at doing that. :) These brothers love each other so, so, so much (and neither of them have any real friends yet), so it made perfect sense to have a joint party. We had pony rides, a bounce house, a clown, face painting, and lots of fun! Bretton was totally overwhelmed most of the party, and I don't think he really even cracked a smile until half of the people were gone. He's not used to big crowds and all that excitement!
Here are the pictures we got from this special night celebrating my boys.
(Halfway through the party, someone noticed I had something funky on my camera lens. :( Some of my pics didn't turn out super clear.)


The choke down....all love here.



Dado and Nana are the best pony walkers around! 




In case you can't tell, Bretton wasn't a fan of the ponies.

Collier peeing beside the bounce house...and the audience of little girls watching him. Ha!


"Why are you people singing at me and staring at me?"
















 
We bounced in that darn bounce house until 10:00 that night when the people came to pick it up. Landry and Collier were on a sugar high, but so deliriously tired. I was too! We loved celebrating Collier turning 3 and Bretton turning 1 with all of our friends. It was a special night!
 
I'll do updates on the boys at some point...not making any blogging promises right now because I feel like I have no time for anything! :)
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We've been living...

Oh my goodness...I feel like a scattered mess because I am so behind on "documenting" things for the kids. I let myself feel that way sometimes, and then I realize that we are busy having fun and making memories, and that is what matters! I haven't turned on my computer in over a month, and I had over 1,000 pictures to upload from my iPhone. I want to be better about blogging more often, but Instagram makes things so easy, and I don't take time to sit down very often anymore.  OH WELL. My children are loved, and that's all I ever want them to know. :)
So, here are a few things we've been doing this past month...in very random order.
 
Landry is still busy being her daddy's biggest fan. I mean, seriously, these two...

We got two kittens...Selena and Beebow (named by the kids). They are adorable outside kitties, and the kids are obsessed!


Mornings are my favorite, and I love the days where we can move slow and stay in our pj's a little bit longer.


 
Collier wants everything Landry has {period}. Doesn't matter what it is.

 I still have the sweetest and cutest kids ever...I don't see that changing.
 
Landry mothers Bretton constantly. She was teaching him to brush his "sugar bugs" the other night. :)

Bretton has joined the family band and enjoys playing the drums while I fix dinner.

We survived the Fourth of July...the toddlers ran with fire and everything!

And we have been swimming constantly...like a lot. Landry is doing great with no floaties, and Collier jumps in without them even though we tell him he can't swim. He says, "yes I can!" as he jumps in and sinks. He does not lack confidence, that's for sure!
 
Loving these sweet babies of ours. Loving these busy, hectic days.
Hope you are enjoying yours!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June Family Fun Trip

Even though I haven't been documenting, we have been keeping up with our family fun outings each month. For June, we went to St. Louis for a long weekend, and we had a blast! We crammed a lot in, but the kids loved spending intentional time together and trying some new things!
 
Our kids are good travelers...thank goodness!

Bretton got sick (really, for the first time) the first night we were there. He was awake every.single.hour, and that made for a long day the next day. Luckily, it was only a 12ish hour virus and passed quickly. Let's just say, I'm glad I didn't have to wash all the sheets and towels we went through. Poor boy! 


We took the kids to Grant's Farm. It was our first time going, and they really enjoyed it! Feeding the goats with baby bottles was a hit!






The next day, we went to the Botanical Garden. That was a little bit of torture for Landry because she wants to pick every flower that she sees. :) They loved feeding the fish and seeing the Lego exhibits.
Some of our best friends live in St. Louis, and they joined us for a lot of our outings. It was so fun!





The last night, we went to Circus Flora. It's a local St. Louis Circus, and it was great! It was small and cute and not overwhelming for the kids at all. Landry had cotton candy for the first time, and she was a fan!


 
When we checked in the hotel, the kids kept asking if we were going to live there. When we checked out on Sunday, Landry told someone at breakfast (in a super sad voice) that we moved out of ANOTHER hotel and had to go back to our real house. Gosh, they are so mistreated!
Love these moments with my little family...they are passing in a flash!