Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sophia's One Year Photos and a few of John

Check out these PRECIOUS pictures that Brandon Shultz took....

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LOVE, LOVE them!!!

We are trying to decide which ones to print. Let us know which ones you would pick.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Weekend 2011

This weekend had hopes for a trip to the zoo, playing outside, and hanging out with family and friends...but plans changed. My little ones ended up being sick all weekend. We ended Saturday with high fevers then followed up with a Sunday visit to Urgent Care. The small ones ended up having cold sores in their mouths and down their throats. Poor babies! Everything would hurt when they would eat or drink. I think the doctor felt sorry for us because she loaded us up with Motrin, Tylenol, and "Magic Mouthwash".

The good news is that we are on the up! Today the kids were fever free but still pretty lothargic. We did get to play outside and set the pool up. The best part of the whole weekend was there was

A LOT of momma cuddle time!

This was the first time Sophia smiled all weekend. She had "Magic Mouthwash" and was able to eat some pudding.

She is feeding herself now with a spoon!

John was ready to set up the pool today. Poor guy...he would play for 30 minutes and then say "I need a rest." He just doesn't have his energy back yet.

John loved being in the pool today!

On the other hand...Sophia did not.

She prefers to sit on a towel and soak in the rays.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I got my new books today! I ordered these 2 books on a snow day in January. The 123 Sew book didn't come out until May, and me being the cheap person I was, didn't want to have to pay shipping twice, so I had to wait to get these 2 awesome books. But now I have them and I am SO excited!

Check them out...

The blog The Long Thread, designed this book. It just came out and I am already in love with it. After June 30 (I graduate with my Masters) this is what I will be doing, as well as taking care of my garden...and I guess my children too. I can't wait to make these amazing projects.

My friend, Katie showed me this book awhile ago over coffee. I decided I really want to set some unique traditions with my kiddos, so this is the book that is going to help me. I am excited to explore some of these celebrations. I am sure there will be pictures in the futre of the many celebrations we will have.

Monday, May 23, 2011

We have LETTUCE!

We picked our first lettuce out of our garden today. It is pretty yummy and we have A LOT of it. We should not have to buy lettuce again this summer!

Our yummy salad we had for dinner...

The lettuce we still have...

Nannee and Pops House

Like I have mentioned in previous blogs, John LOVES going to Pop's house (it is Nannee's house too). We went down this past weekend and it was a blast. We had family up from Arkansas and it was fun to sit and talk through the days. We finished up the weekend with a good ol' gospel singing at my dad's church. The whole family ended up getting up and singing all together. I should have taken more pictures, but I was talking most of the time, so only a few shot gotten taken.

These pictures are from Sunday morning, before church. John decided he needed some baseball action with Uncle Joe before we got all dressed up.

Playing Together

So the kids have started playing together. Sophia wants to be just like her big brother and John loves having the attention. Now with this comes the "mine" attitude and the discussion of sharing has come up a lot more. Yet it is so good to see the kids playing together and being friends.

Strumming the guitar together...

Sophia is John's biggest fan.

A Tea Party!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Some cute stories that I haven't blogged yet...

1. John says "underwears" instead of "underwear".

2. Sophia is now saying all kinds of words. She is saying Momma, Daddy, Bubby (John), yes, dat (that), and Barney. We discovered she could say Barney when I carried her into the living room one morning and John was watching Barney. She pointed and clear as day said "Barney". Oh...and she said Katie tonight while we were in the car.

3. John came up to me on Saturday and said "Mommy, I have been cleaning." I gave an enthusiastic "Thank you! But why do you smell like hairspray?" He shows me where he has been cleaning. He leads me to my bathroom where he has cleaned our bathroom mirror with hand soap and my hairspray. It was pretty much a new can of hairspray and now it is all gone. To top things off, he used Matt and I's toothbrushes to clean the mirror. What a helper!

(It took me 45 minutes to finally get the mirror clean!)

4. Sophia is getting ANOTHER tooth. She has been constantly teething for months.

5. John is refusing to go to bed at his bedtime because "it not dark yet, I can't sleep. Stay up longer." Needless to say bedtime is a battle right now.

6. Sophia is so close to walking! She is up on everything, moving from one piece of furniture to the next. She is also mimicking her brother constantly. He covers his mouth when he laughs, so she does it too. When he coughs, she coughs. When he sings or claps...she does the same. I LOVE IT!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

How lucky I am to be a mother of my sweet children. Today was a reminder of how blessed I am truly am. It was a beautiful day, spent with family, a good meal, and some coffee and good conversation with other wonderful mommas.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sophia loves taking things out of container and then she puts them back in! She is my little cleaner!
John, my little artist, concentrates hard as he colors Buzz Lightyear.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tonight we had a sweet Parents As Teachers lady come to our house to do John's 3 year screening and Sophia's 1 year screening. Her name is Mrs. Penny. The screenings went wonderfully. It was neat and amazing to see our little ones doing the games and playing with Mrs. Penny. Both kiddos got all kinds of compliments and passed their screenings with flying colors.
Mr. John was said to be very articulate, an entertainer, and a smart little guy. Mrs. Sophia was said to have great moter skills and is on the verge of walking. Mrs. Penny was amazed at how our kids had NO social anxiety. They instantly loved her and played with her immediately.
We miss having our past PAT lady, Mrs. Patty, come visit us each month. However we are glad to have met Mrs. Penny. It is sad that PAT had so much funding cut. It is a wonderful program. Kids and families are missing out by not having these wonderful ladies in their home more often.