Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hayden's Happenings

So, last week I shared about life lately with Landry.  Today I'm going to share about what's been happening with our baby boy.

Hayden turned 18 months old last week.  I feel like this time is flying by for me.  He is turning into such a sweet little boy.  Here are some things Hayden has been up to.

He loves hats!  If there is a hat anywhere to be found it will be on his head.

He can fall asleep faster than anyone in this house, especially in his car seat.

He was not a fan of the snow.  He hated the sand last year and the snow this year.  He likes his feet on solid ground!

He loves his toothbrush!  If he sees it, it goes immediately in his mouth.  Then he will walk around with it forever.

He loves watching his sister practice or play tee ball.  He will sit in his stroller for the full hour of practice and just watch.  When they do something good and we clap, he claps too. 

He loves Angel.  I'm not quite sure she reciprocates the feelings, but she's really good with him.  She will let him lay on her and put blankets on her and pat her head. 

He is my shadow.  Now that I'm home all day with him, he doesn't leave my side.  This is usually the sight I see when I look down at my feet.

He got his first haircut!  It was getting pretty shaggy in the back and on top.  Getting pretty mullet-like.  So, we took him to our friend Amy and she did her magic.  I love the way it looks now! 

He loves being outside.  In fact, one of his new words is outside.  If he's upstairs and he hears the back door open, he will bolt down those stairs backwards.  And if I say "Angel, let's go potty", he knows what that means too and will run to the back door.

He loves Daddy!  The minute Tim walks into the door from work, he runs to him and says "Hi, dada".  The other day we went and visited daddy at work and Hayden loved it.  A huge warehouse for him to run and play in!

He loves being in his wagon.  Since it's so pretty out now, we've been walking to get Landry from school and he loves it! 

This boy has my heart and he knows it.  I love my girl, but there is something about having a little boy look up at you with those big eyes and just be in love with you. I know it won't last long, so I'm soaking up all this love from him. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mommy and Landry's Day of Fun!

When I was a little girl, some of my favorite memories include Six Flags.  We got season passes almost every year and I loved when we would leave church on a Sunday and my parents would surprise us and say "let's head to Six Flags for the afternoon"! 

Yesterday, I decided to take Landry to Six Flags for just a day of her and I.  I have been feeling her needing some one on one time lately, and I just felt like this was something she needed from me.  One thing you have to know about me is I'm a roller coaster junkie.  I'll ride any ride you put me on.  I have found that Landry is my mini me.  She is always up for a ride, but yesterday she chickened out on a few rides, but that's ok.  I tried not to force her on any of them.

Here we are in line for our first ride.  She had never done this one before and we were the first ones in line so she had no clue what to expect.  As we were going up the hill she said "I don't want to do this anymore".  Eeeks!  Too late baby girl.  Then when we got off, she said "that was fun"! 

The park was not crowded at all.  We would get off a ride and the attendant would ask if we wanted to ride again.  So, we got to ride most rides twice. 

I love this girl so very much.  She has my heart.  She made me a mama and is always wanting to spend that one on one time with me.  I will never get this time back, so I'm making the time we have together special. 

Here are a few of the pictures we took.  All the pictures look pretty much the same so I'll spare you all of them. 

And, no trip to Six Flags would be complete without falling asleep two minutes into the car ride home!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Favorites

I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika and Narci.  Here are my favorite things that happened to us this week.

Happy Birthday to you...
On Wednesday, my sweet mother in law had a Birthday.  Debbie is one of the most selfless people I know.  She would drop anything to do whatever is needed for her family or friends.  She loves with all she has and never asks anyone to do anything for her.  I love her!  Sunday, Tim's family and my mom came over and we celebrated her for once.  We had a yummy grilled steak and crab dinner and lots of fun talk.  Hayden refused to take a picture so we got her with her granddaughter only!

And friends are friends forever...
On Tuesday, Hayden and I met Shay and Ashby at the mall for lunch and shopping.  Here's the back story on Shay and I.  We actually met in junior high, but didn't become friends until our sophomore year of high school.  We were on the drill team together and then I began dating her boyfriends best friend the following year.  You know him as my husband, Tim.  She knew him as her boyfriends sarcastic buddy, Tim.  So, we were drawn together from the beginning.  We've been friends ever since.  The best part about our relationship is that we can go six months without seeing each other and then the minute we are reunited it's like we just saw each other yesterday.  I love her honesty and the way she always looks out for my best interest.  And, I finally got to meet Ashby! 

Practice makes perfect...
We went as a family over to our local park with a bucket of balls, a tee and a bat.  Tim is determined to help Landry like tee ball!  Hayden and I were her ball boys and she just kept hitting the ball off the tee.  She did really well!  I'm thinking it was because there was no pressure on her to do well.

His first of many eye rolls...
So, yesterday Hayden and I were playing in my room and he was being really sweet sitting in my lap so I took the opportunity to take a selfie with him (which actually wouldn't be a selfie, I digress).  This is the picture I got. 
I know we always say he looks like Tim, but this just seals the deal.  Every time I ask Tim to take a picture with me, this is the look I get 99% of the time.  Oh Lord, #likefatherlikeson.

Freckles 2.0...
When I was about Landry's age, I began getting freckles.  I didn't hate them until I turned about 10.  I did everything I could to get rid of them, but they just stayed.  I finally learned to love them in my teens and now I actually embrace them.  I noticed the other night while we were sitting outside that Landry is getting them in the same spot I got mine.  I love them!  My mom got her a book when she was a baby called Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore.  I love that book, and now so does Landry!  She reads it all the time because she actually loves her freckles too!

We've had an awesome week, and we have some super fun things planned for this weekend, now if the rain would just hold off, we will be set!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Life Lately with Landry

I thought with my absence that an update individually on each of my kiddos was due.  Today's update is on Landry. 

Life lately with Landry has been interesting.  Since she turned 6, we can definitely see her personality coming out more.  She is turning into such a sweet little girl, who is my mini me.  She absolutely loves her babies, and the minute she gets home from school she runs up to her room to play with them and her new favorite thing to do is play school.  She has already told me she wants to be a teacher when she grows up, and I can already see that being a good profession for her.  I told her she will change her mind at least a million times, but for now she loves to pretend she is their teacher.  She asked me last week to take a class photo of her and her kids :)

Landry has a love/hate relationship with her brother.  She loves to get him up in the mornings and she loves to help him eat or to help him get stuff down off a tall shelf.  But, the minute he sets foot in her room, he's a goner.  I hear at least three times a day "Mom, come get Hayden out of my room".  Oh sister, if you only knew.  You've got many more years of him torturing you.  I can remember Dani and I being younger and she would copy me, and I hated it.  Now when she wants to copy me, I love it!  It's a compliment!

She loves to be outside.  If it's a beautiful day, she is usually headed to the trampoline or on her scooter.  If I can't find her, the first thing I do is look out the back door and I will usually see her strolling her babies out there or jumping.  She is counting down the weeks of school left so she can start swimming.  I see lots of pool time in our future this summer!

About six weeks ago, she started playing tee ball.  At first, she was so excited about it.  She couldn't wait to put her uniform on and get out there.  Now, it's a struggle.  We have discovered that she is the type of person that if she's not good at something she won't do it.  This is so frustrating. Tim keeps telling her that she's committed at least for this season, so we are fighting through it.  I hate that she's not loving it, but who knows, maybe she will come around!

As I mentioned yesterday, we took her to see Cinderella at the eat in movie theatre.  She loved the movie, and she loved that her Ninny bought her an Icee! 

She is such a sweet little girl, but she definitely has an attitude!  She likes to be the boss, which makes her the perfect first child.  The other night, she and I were walking to a restaurant down the street from our house and she asked if she could hold my hand.  No prompting on my part.  I melted.  She's getting to the age where affection is a thing of the past.  But, occasionally I'll see her still want to lay with me or hold my hand and I love it!  This girl is the light of our lives and I'm loving spending more time with her lately. 

So, that pretty much sums up Landry Kate.  Next week, I'll give an update on Hayden!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Playing Catch-up

So, I took a little blogging hiatus, and boy has a lot happened in those two months off!  I figured it was time to dust off this old blog and start documenting our life again.  I'm going to be posting on all that has happened to us in the next week. 

Today's post is pictures of our life lately.

Valentines Day, I got a date with this guy.  Love our one on one time together, even if it is in a movie!

We've been outside a lot lately jumping on the trampoline

We had a snow day!  It only snows here maybe twice the whole year and when it does we always head outside to play in it and make snowballs.

We took Landry to see Cinderella at the movie theatre.  She loved the movie, the girl time with my mom and sister and the fact that you get to eat dinner while the movie is playing.  I see many movie dates in our future!

Landry's friend, Ally has a Sweet n Sassy birthday party where the girls got to dress up like Cinderella and have their hair and makeup done then walk the runway.  All the girls looked so cute!  My girl is super shy when she doesn't know anyone so she was a little intimidated at first, but once she warmed up she had a blast!  I just love these girls and that they are growing up together!

So, in a future post, I'll explain while I'm home but as of now, I'm officially a stay at home mama!  I think Hayden loves it more than I do!  One of the things I was so excited for was to be able to participate in  our womens bible study.  I've loved it! 

Tim and I were out of town Easter morning but that didn't stop me from getting Easter pictures of my kids!

Last week, my sister and I got to go on a date with our daddy!  My mom was working so he took us up to his club for dinner and some wine.  It was yummy!  Love this special time with my daddy!

I think that about sums of some of our activities lately. I can't wait to get back to blogging and writing about our lives!