Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer is here!

Yay!! School is out! We are all so thrilled. Colton had such a great year though. We couldn't have had a better teacher or school experience. Now he is officially a 1st grader and that is just wild. Where does the time go?
Anyway, here are a few pictures to start off the summer fun we will be having around here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Light Duty

Okay. So today was my 35 week checkup for Carter. I have not been feeling too fabulous lately and have had tons of cramping and possible contractions. I am dilated to 1cm and 50% effaced. He is verrrry far down and right up against my pelvic bone....not comfortable. She says that area is definitely getting ready for labor. She started the much needed lecture..."you have got to take it easy...get lots of rest....let others help you out...don't run errands with the boys...stay out of the heat...this baby needs at least another two weeks. He needs to stay in there. " I do know these things but it is so hard to hear. Yes- I teared up. I am not a fan of asking for help or sending my boys to do things without me. Those who know me well, know that I have lots of plans for the boys and I right up until Carter's due date. Ha! Not gonna happen exactly as planned. I know... I know-- it is okay. And Carter does deserve that very important time in my cozy and very large tummy. As much as I want to meet him, kiss him and hug him, he must stay put a little while longer. So as Cody calls it- I am on light duty.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our Little Author

We were invited to Colton's school today to an "Author Share". He was the author and he got to share two books that he did in class. They did one as a group and he was chosen (with about 8 others in his class)to do one on his own as well. They were then turned into really nice, hardcover, slick page books. If you know Colton he loves this. Our boy will draw pictures and create stories to go with them for hours. Cody and I so enjoyed meeting him at the library and having him read his stories to us. He loved it too! We're so very proud! By the way, he dedicated his book to Cooper. That sure does a Mama's heart good!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Picture day

I took Cooper for his 3 year pictures today. I know. I am a month behind but better late than never. We usually go to Sears for the milestone pictures. I have always gotten the boys next to the number for the age they turn. It kind of shows their growth from year to year. I am always pretty happy with the results. Today I had Cooper ride his blue tractor into Sears. He got it for his birthday and he loves it! I figure we should take advantage of our own cute props. We got tons of great pictures! Cooper was hamming it up. Here are a few of my favorite shots of my handsome 3 year old!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kinder program

Colton had his kinder program tonight. The title was "Ready for Summer" and the songs were all fun and summer themed. Colton did so good! He got pretty into it. He said he was just a little nervous at first. We couldn't tell. He seemed to be having lots of fun. Cooper loved watching and clapping for his "Bubba". I cannot believe we are at the end of his kindergarten year. Whoever told me that time goes faster once you have kids in school was so right. This year has flown by. We are so proud of our almost 1st grader. Here are a few pictures from the cute show. The one of us four shows you just how huge Carter has gotten...okay and the rest of me too. =)

33 week baby update

Yes- I already have another update. This pregnancy is starting to really fly by. SO today's appointment was pretty basic. Heartbeat sounds good. Carter still measures two weeks ahead of schedule and she says he is waaaay down. He has already dropped and is a couple weeks ahead there too. She doesn't see how I could make it 7 more weeks.(Of course, no one really knows.) Not that he would be preterm just a little early. I will get another sonogram at 37 weeks to measure his size again and go from there. Her question...are you guys ready? Well, that is a loaded question. Of course, we can't wait to meet Carter and I know the boys are so ready for him to be here. There is just a lot on my to do list right now. So I guess I better get busy crossing things off. =)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Field Trip

Colton's kinder field trip was this week and I was lucky enough to go along as a chaperon. We went to the Laurie Auditorium and saw Joe Scruggs in concert. If you don't know Joe Scruggs-- he is a singer/songwriter of cute, silly and fun children songs. Anyway, after a fun concert we had a picnic and played at Brackenridge park. Then it was back to school. It was a great day! (Sorry for the fuzzy pictures.)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Flying High!

We went to our sweet friend Ashley's 7th birthday party and the boys got quite a treat!! They got to take a helicopter ride! Since only three people could go up with the pilot, Cody opted to take the boys. As much as I would have loved to go, we thought it was best for me (and Carter) to stay on the ground. Anyway, the boys loved it! They said is was a little scary but AWESOME!!! Here are a few pictures from this neat adventure and a group shot of the kiddos at the party.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I know a special lady I would love for you to meet,
She is bubbly, kind and funny and also super sweet,
Whenever I need her she is sure to be there,
Always honest and loving and showing that she cares,
She is Mama to me and Mammy to my boys,
Her arms are always open in the hardships and the joys,
We have an amazing friendship and bond that we share,
Together we are a unique and close mother-daughter pair,
You have to meet this lady she is better than the rest,
Trust me when I tell you, my mom she is the BEST!!
Happy Mother's Day Mama!!!
(The picture I chose is not very recent but is one of my favorites of my mom and I. )

I am so lucky to have been blessed with two wonderful examples of what a mother should be. My mother-in-law is a woman with a huge and generous heart. She is always doing for others. She has been a close friend to me and is also a great source for advice and experience. She is a wonderful Omi to my boys as well and we all love her so much!

(This is another older picture that I like. It is of my mother-in-law and two of my sister-in-laws. )

Being a Mama is a job I love soooo much! I am so lucky to have the two amazing little guys I am getting to raise. I can't believe I will be the mother of three boys in about 7 weeks. I can't wait! Life is good!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Little Chefs

This afternoon after swimming at the neighborhood pool, the boys and I made some yummy brownies. They love the movie Ratatouille, so the idea of being chefs is a fun one. Cody had gone to a food seminar one day last week and brought them these hats and aprons. They had to wear them--so cute! They were big helpers and pretty much did the brownies on their own.(I measured of course.) It was fun and we all enjoyed eating their creation!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Show Us Where You Live- Kitchen Edition

A request was placed on Kelly's Korner-- a wonderful blog I love to read. She is doing "Show Us Where You Live --Kitchen Edition." So I thought I would share my kitchen with you. I really do enjoy my kitchen. I have been trying to cook more so I spend quite a bit of time in it. I love the rock work and the open feel it has. I have lots I want to do above the cabinets but I am picky so I haven't found the right things to go up there. Still, this is a space in my house that I love! Take a look:

I love the saying "Live, Laugh, Love"

This fun plate has a spot at the top to change out different pieces(the flowers are this month's piece).

I love my pantry door but you don't want to see inside. =)