March 31, 2013

I'm so grateful that I was able to spend my Easter Sunday with these three beautiful children and their amazing daddy.  We had a wonderful morning at church being reminded of our Savior and the amazing love that he has for each one of us. We got home and shared some sweet Easter baskets with the little monkeys, and finished the day with an Easter ham. 
And I've been able to enjoy these pretty little blooms too. I got them for myself for Easter. It is amazing how much joy fresh flowers bring to my home (at least for the next seven days). Some day I will have hydrangea bushes in my backyard and I'll be able to snip them whenever I fancy, and they will make my table feel so happy. 


Egg Hunts

March 30, 2013

We went to an Easter egg hunt that was put on by the MBA spouses association on Friday and both girls got toooooootally jipped. Emily got one egg (and a rock), and only because Mike was fighting off the other kids so she could get one, and Kylie got zero, and she cried. It was so sad. Sooooo, the next day our church was putting on a hunt and we figured we'd try our luck one more time and hopefully walk away a with maybe two eggs this time. 

Thankfully for their little eggs loving hearts, they had the kids sectioned off by age, there were more than enough for all of the kids, and they actually hid the eggs rather than just throwing them in a big pile on the lawn and saying, here kids, go fight over these (I mean seriously, it's called a hunt for a reason). I digress... 
The girls had the best time searching for the little plastic candy holders. And by a few minutes into it, the bigger kids were helping them fill their baskets and reach the little eggs that were up a little too high. It made my little mama heart feel better after my babes were crying the night before.



March 29, 2013

These little girls LOVE to bake. They pretty much just love to be in the kitchen, period. Kylie would seriously rather watch the Food Network over any cartoon and when 4pm rolls around, the world stops because Giada De Laurentiis is on TV. She is her idol, I'd even goes as far as to say she's obsessed. 

The other day I needed a serious mid-day chocolate fix and my girls needed something to do so I convinced them to make me some cookies. I let them mix up the whole thing themselves (which was a big deal for me and my ocd...) 

 Kylie was sooo excited to be able to crack the eggs all by herself. I didn't give her any instructions since she told me that she already knew how to do it (from watching Giada I'm sure), so I just watched. She cracked it on the side of the bowl with so much confidence, until it oozes all over her hands. She was so surprised and disgusted. It was pretty hilarious. Ever since, every time I go to crack an egg, she chimes in and is sure to tell me she does NOT want to do the eggs anymore.
And in case you were wondering, they were delicious.


6 months old

March 27, 2013

It's hard to believe my little guy is already six months old. 
He's huge and sitting up like a boss. 
He loves his mama, eating fruits and veggies, and sleeping in my bed (we're still working on that last part). 

Here's my little dude at six months old.
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His nursery is grey, white and navy with a vintage airplane theme so we needed to match so that I can plaster his walls with that beautiful face.


Happy 30th Old Man

March 18, 2013

My guy turned 30! 

For weeks (and even longer) I've been teasing him about turning 30, about how old he was going to be and how I'm soooo much younger. But much to my dismay, he never even batted an eye at my playful banter. He set goals for himself a long time ago, all things he wanted to accomplish before his 30th birthday, but this little go-getter had them all checked off by the time he was 25. So turning 30 was no big deal for him, but we still made it a big deal, because that's how we do :)
I didn't make his favorite cake... shame on me... but I did make his 2nd favorite cake. And we tied 30 balloons to the ceiling, each with a different thing that we love about him. He walked around the room reading each one and making up his own as he went along. The girls we so giddy watching him, I'm sure because they got to help with the surprise. 
 There were lots of hugs and kisses and a few gifts, but most importantly, there was (his 2nd favorite) cake. Have I mentioned how much this boy loves cake? 
 Kylie made her own card and sign for Daddy so he was sure to know that it was his birthday. 
[Now that she knows how to write, she insists on making cards and signs for every occasion. It's so fun]

Happy Birthday Daddy! We love you... even though you're old!


One on One

March 14, 2013

It used to be that all three little monkeys would nap at the same time, nowadays the girls sleep (usually) while Hudsey and I have some one on one time. Aside from bedtime it's the only time of day that I really get to give him my undivided attention. I love that time. 
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I feel like that's one thing that I need to make more time for with each of my babies. They are completely different kids when they are all by themselves and I love being able to have conversations and connections with each of them when they aren't competing for my attention. Mike and I try to make special errands and invite each of the girls individually and, of course, Hudson is always going out with me anyway. But I really do love that one on one time. It brings out the best in all of us and it is my favorite way to get to know my babies even better. 


First Foods

March 4, 2013

Hud Man got his first taste of rice cereal yesterday. {I'm hoping this helps get him back to sleeping through the night, let's just be honest.} He actually seemed to like it... and then he didn't, and then he did again. 
Another milestone and another reminder that my babe is growing way too fast. 


This Kid

March 3, 2013

This kid pooped on my at church today. That, my friends, is what we call gla-mor-ous.

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