Friday, November 29, 2013

Busy Beavers...

What's new? Totally behind again, and not in the mood to talk about it today. Ha! Besides just being busy beavers lately, I have been super slow to update because I got a new computer (that I don't know how to use...Windows 8...what?!), my memory card broke off INSIDE my nice camera, and I got a new phone that completely jacked up my life. On top of all of that, we have had something constantly going on with Bretton that requires more attention than usual. Actually, while I was at the doctor with him the other day we got referrals to 3 specialists for different things...always something. He's precious and he's perfect, but I'm drowning slightly with all the additional therapy visits, special bathing needs, etc. More to come on that later when I AM in the mood to laugh and type things without breaking down. :) :)
If I'm being honest, some of my pouty pants mood is probably in part from the fact that Christmas is coming and it reminds my heart SO MUCH of our experience with Parke and anticipating his arrival this time last year. Can't believe his birthday will be here the beginning of January. I feel like this year has been a flash!
So...we have been doing fun things lately...whether I document them or not!
We took a trip across the state a few weeks ago to visit some of Micah's side of the family. His grandma and 3 aunts live over there, and it was so much fun to see everyone. Of course, I didn't take many pictures, but we had a blast!
We stayed with Micah's aunt, Melinda, who is a retired teacher. She has quite the book collection, and the kids LOVE for her to read to them. We always have an awesome time staying with her and she spoils us rotten.

A lot of the family got to meet B for the first time. Micah's younger cousin (who is single and beautiful...might I add) was pressured to hold all 3 kids, and she looks pretty darn good doing it! :)

One of Micah's cousins has the sweetest little 3 year old, and she and Landry laughed and played a lot!

We stopped in Russellville (at Feltner's Whattaburger) on the way home...Micah's pick. The kids were fans!

We have the sweetest baby in the world...

In two seconds while Collier wasn't being watched, he cleared off a few of my shoe shelves and put them in the clothes hamper. They were all mixed up and cluttered, and it prompted me to actually clean my closet. I think Micah might encourage Collier to misbehave in this way again. :)

Collier is obsessed with his baby, and Bretton lets Collier do his thing without any complaint...for now!

We had a fort under the dining room table that stayed up for a full week and was used like crazy. It might need to be a permanent fixture...we've only used the table a handful of times!

I get to spend my days with this free-spirited little miss.

One of my besties from St. Louis has been in town for 2 WEEKS! We get to have a double date tomorrow night, and I'm super excited!

We've been to a few birthday parties. This one was "Ugly Doll," and about the cutest party you've ever seen.

Collier loves to try to put B's hats on and act like a baby in his little bed. :)

My friend Sarah has a son that is 11 days older than Landry. We always tease that they will get married. At another b-day party the other day, Sarah walked up and started fixing Landry's hair for me. I started snapping pics and we laughed that Landry's future mother-in-law was fixing her hair! A picture for the rehearsal dinner FOR SURE. :)

I finally decided on fabric for Bretton's bedding and got it ordered! He should finally have a room in January, and I know Micah will be very happy about that! He's such a good sleeper....goes from 7:30 to 7:30 without eating and only needs his paci a few times. However, he is a LOUD sleeper and keeps his daddy up some nights. ;)
I have a big Thanksgiving update coming, and we even have a few Christmas adventures happening already! Hopefully I can figure out my new technology soon and stop losing my mind...probably highly unlikely!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Instagram Update

The last week or so in pictures (and a few words)...
Matching monkey brothers!

 Bretton sometimes gets these sad little scared faces when I talk to him...:) He thinks I'm nuts!

We had to bite the bullet and give B a haircut. His hair was awful because he was losing it in certain places and it was 3 inches long in other spots! Micah pulled out the clippers the SECOND I mentioned it, and before I knew it, we had a little man!
A lot came off, but it is even now...and it will grow back. :)

 Landry's BFF, Grace, and her sweet mama came over for lunch one day. The girls had a fancy tea party...chicken nuggets and all.
Collier was sad, so we had to make him a picnic close to the girls. :)

Gymnastics hair....and looking big!

Sleeping baby. Love!

I got to meet the most precious couple that was in town from North Carolina adopting their first child. She found my blog and reached out to me about Parke's story. They had experienced adoption loss (at 38 weeks gestation), and we had a lot to talk about! They were so nice, and their sweet Marshallese boy was adorable! I'm hoping we get to stay in touch and watch our boys grow.

 Lunch date with my hubby! We like food...I take pictures of food.
Red Beet Hummus was interesting and good!
Non-kid food makes my heart flutter. :)

Our stocking collection was completed...

And...we've gone through 2 boxes of Band-Aids this week.
Have a blessed rest of the week!

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Camping" Weekend

Last weekend, I told you we were going camping. We went and stayed at Dado and Nana's new hunting getaway, and it was so much fun! The kids had an absolute blast, and we really enjoyed the time as a family. Micah got up early and hunted both mornings, we cooked simple meals, played games, watched movies, and did lots of snuggling. It was a great time of rest for all of us!
Puzzles with Daddy...

Popcorn, hot chocolate, and new Disney movies...

Sweet siblings on their nap-mats. They started out this way and then rolled all over one another all night!

Animal watching at breakfast...:)

Trying to be like Daddy...

And baby rocking....

Love my sweet family, and I love the opportunity to slow down and enjoy them.
It was a blessing to get away from the house where I feel the urge to do laundry, pick up constantly, and always mark something off "the list."
Can't wait to do it again!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween 2013

Our Halloween was pretty uneventful this year because of the rain. Luckily, we had plans with friends the weekend before to dress up and go to a local event. Collier was a doctor, and Landry waivered on her costume between about 6 different things. I finally talked her into being Rapunzel for that event because we had the HAIR from Disney. I overdid her make-up slightly, and she ended up looking pretty rough as the eye make-up ran and her wig slipped around. :) Poor girl, she didn't know...

On Halloween night, we went to my Mom's house, had chili, and helped hand out candy. Collier stuck with being a doctor, Landry ended up being "beach girl" (swimsuit and sunglasses....I didn't care at this point), and Bretton had a little Viking hat. We had a great time playing with cousins and catching up with family. I was thankful for the rain because I wasn't really up for the whole trick-or-treating thing anyway. :) I'm a Grinch at Halloween.
Hope you had a good "holiday" blessed with lots of family and fun!