Thursday, February 19, 2009


Ethan starts t-ball practice tonight. He just finished up soccer, which only lasted 1 month. He decided he wants to try t-ball as well. Kevin is the coach! That should be fun.

A couple kids from his class are on his team. So I'm sure he'll have a blast. :) Which reminds me to get those soccer pics uploaded . . .

My little man isn't so little anymore. He's gotten so big . . . and so smart!! Since school started, he's had all A's except a B in penmanship. So we work on writing at home as much as possible. I'm happy to report that he has pulled his grade up to an A!!! I'm so proud of him. :)

Happy Birthday, Princess!

Emily is two whole years old!!! I can't believe it. Time sure flies . . . :)

We had a fun morning of playing with bubba and Maverick, watching Dora, and posing for pictures for mommy!!!

Then I went to make her cake. She's playing in the living room, and I hear, "Mommy, help!!" followed by a thud. She fell off, I assume, the back of the chair. She must have hit my sewing chair because she has a few tiny bruises on her eye. NOT A BLACK EYE ON HER BIRTHDAY!!! :( As she's running to tell me, she hits her head on the table. (We have one of those bar height tables, and she has just gotten too tall to run under it.) Poor thing!!!

And you know it comes in three's, right . . . . .

So I took her in our room to snuggle for a nap, and she wanted some milk. I told her to stay there, and I'd go get her some. She didn't stay . . . and as she slipped off the bed, she misjudged the night stand and got a nice scrape down her back from the corner of the night stand. All this within a 15 minute span.

Now she's napping happily in her room. Hopefully she'll wake up refreshed and no more falls or accidents today.

I did manage to get some cute pics this morning. I'll have to post those later, with the pics from her devouring her Dora cake and getting presents. :) Which makes me wonder . . . will she even want to eat Dora and her dress?? lol

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TWO in TWO!!!

Emily will be TWO in just TWO days!!! :) My pretty little princess . . . I can't believe it. Two years ago today Ethan and I were just hanging out together, thinking I had another 7 weeks before Emily would arrive. Never thinking that the following day, I would be in the hospital in labor . . .

We aren't having a big party . . . just dinner, cake, and gifts with the four of us. I'm making her a cool Dora cake, and I just finished her Dora outfit!! She had to model it for me to make sure it fit . . . and boy did she throw a fit when I took it off!!! She was yelling "That's MINE!!" he he he




Valentine's Day . . . besides being dreary and rainy all day . . . was nice. Kevin got me a big thing (what is it arrangement, bouquet, I don't know!) from Edible Arrangements. It was yummy . . . The kids got me a gift certificate to get a manicure and pedicure. :) I made a DELICIOUS dinner, and we hung out at the house all day.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Boring weekend . . .

Kevin had to work all weekend, so the kids and I just hung out. Saturday, we went shopping and running errands.

Sunday, Kevin got up at 5am to find Emily already up. He tried to put her back to sleep (with me) and went to shower. When he got out, she was in the living room, just sitting in the recliner!! He turned on Dora, and she sat there and watched TV. He left around 6am, and I got up just before 8am. We don't know if she fell asleep or sat there the whole time!! Silly girl . . .

We have a busy few months, it seems. Kevin has a couple classes coming up. Ethan has been talking about touring the battleship in Alabama. Kevin and I went when I was pregnant with Ethan. We went again when Ethan was really young. So we will be going there for a weekend with both kids, and they are going to have a blast!! We also have a Disney trip semi-planned. Then, because this is our first year of dealing with school, we have a fun trip planned to Tennessee for Spring Break. It seems like we haven't taken any of our normal mini-weekend-vacations in quite a while, so we are excited!

Well, the princess won't nap forever!! So I need to get some things done before she wakes up!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's been a while . . .

Let's see . . . looks like I haven't been updating like I said I would!!!

We had a great Christmas! It was a nice, quiet day with just Kevin, the kids, and me. Ethan got his new bike. Emily got her kitchen set. It was a good day!!

Ethan has been playing soccer. Actually, he only has 2 games left. Their team has been doing pretty good. Ethan is great at sweeper and has done pretty good at goalie. He isn't as aggressive or fast as some of the other players, so he's not as good on the offensive side! But he loves it. Their last game is next Saturday with pictures and a cook out. Then we'll sign him up for t-ball!! :)

Emily is doing great. She talks all.the.time!!! She's started sleeping pretty bad. I picked up the No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers. Hopefully we can put that plan into action so mommy isn't getting up 11 times a night. :/

This past weekend, we got a puppy!!! He's a yellow lab . . . and his name is Maverick. The kids love him. He's so sweet and mellow. So far, a pretty good dog!! He is a digger, though . . . so we have a few holes in the backyard. But he's a good dog.


We just booked our trip for Spring Break! Now that Ethan is in school, we fall into the typical vacations of every other family in America!!! To avoid the crowd (maybe), we are going to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. We will be staying for 6 days. There seems to be a lot of fun stuff for kids, so we are all pretty excited!!!

We are still planning a trip to Disney, probably in March. Active military get in free, and we get special 5 day discounted tickets. So we are really excited about that!! I'm sure we'll be overwhelmed!!!! :)

My handsome dude . . .


My Valentine Princess