Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuckered Out Tuesday....

WHEW....what a fun and exhausting day yesterday was!! Here is a rundown of what happened around our house yesterday...We had a wonderful breakfast of Barbie cereal (I ate some too...yummy marshmallows!), then we played dress up and I was informed I had to play too, so I put on my best sparkly shirt with a skirt and high heels!! (sorry, no pic of that beautiful ensemble! LOL) After that we played SEVERAL games of hopscotch and Grant was looking at us like we were crazy..too funny! Next, we did some art projects where Emma painted several pictures and made the beautiful crown with her name on it that you see her wearing in the picture..she was quite proud of that! Then it was off to a scrumptious lunch of chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese..YUMMY! FINALLY, it was time for a much needed 1.5 hr nap (both kiddos!) and mommy needed some QUIET TIME..(A.K.A. computer time LOL) Last but not least...we ended our fun-filled day with some splashing around in the pool!! I have to admit, once I got over the shock of the cold water, it felt quite nice!! Grant enjoyed being outside in his bouncy seat and playing with the dogs!! It was a fun day...but like the title says, we were all TUCKERED OUT at the end of the day!! The very first pic is from this morning..Emma was STILL sleeping at 9am, that's how tired she was!! It's days like these that remind me how grateful I am to be a SAHM (stay at home mom), and share these times with my kids!!

Such a girly-girl!!! (LOOK AT ALL THE HAIR!!)

I have labeled this Grant's signature move...ALWAYS has a foot in the air! LOL

Monday, June 23, 2008

"You're my best buddy,My favorite friend,We'll always be pals,from now until the end!"

A little less than 4 years ago, I had no idea what it would be like to have children of my own. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but didn't realize how blessed I would be to have not one, but two precious kids!! Watching them grow up together (even though Grant has only been around for 10 months) has been so amazing! Now that Grant can sit on his own, Emma loves to get in the floor and play with him and show him how all his toys work. However, sometimes Emma "thinks" she's a little bigger than what she is..SURPRISE, SURPRISE...the other day I was getting Grant's bath ready and came into the living room to find Emma had picked him up out of his bouncy seat and was attempting to carry him!! YIKES!! She immediately knew she had done something wrong and got this pitiful pouty look on her face...I told her she wasn't in trouble this time, but explained that she is NEVER to pick him up again unless mommy or daddy are there to help!!!! Her response, "But I'm a big girl now mommy and I know I can do it"...poor thing, we are ALWAYS telling her what a big girl she is getting to be and now she thinks she's invincible!! LOL Anywho...just thought I would share a few pics of my "babies" spending time together!!
BTW....the giraffe quilt they are playing on in a couple of the pictures was MY baby blanket that my precious grandma made for's hard to believe that next month will mark a year since she passed! I miss her VERY much and hate that she didn't get to meet my precious baby boy, BUT I am so thankful she had lots of time with Emma!! When Emma sees a picture of her, she says that she is "In heaven with the sleeping grandma" (Clint's g'ma passed not to long after mine) and I think that is just precious!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


This is the sweetest word to any mother's ears!!! Grant's first official word is "MaMa" which just so happened to be his big sister's first word too! I wonder how that happened?? LOL It just melts my heart to hear him say it, especially if he is fussy or wants me to pick him up, because I know he's saying it to get my attention!! I sure do love this little guy and can't believe it's almost been a year since he entered our lives!!

I came accross this quote and love it.....
"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love." -- Mildred B. Vermont

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Grant's 9 month checkup...

Grant went for his 9 month checkup today and I am happy to report all is well!!! His pedi was VERY pleased with his development (sitting, clapping, babbling etc..) and kept telling me how perfect he was! He is still behind in weight and height, which is to be expected with a preemie, but she was also pleased with his growth from last appt!! He weighed in at 15lbs 12oz and was 26 & 1/8 inches long. He also had to get his foot pricked today to check his CBC level (hence the cute yellow band-aid) was fine, but he didn't like the nurse squeezing on his foot one bit!!! Can't say I blame him! His pedi also told me that I should feel very blessed that he hasn't been sick...she couldn't believe he made it through the winter without getting sick! She expressed to me that most preemies visit the Dr. quite frequently in the first several months due to sickness or complications and that she couldn't be more pleased with Grant's health! My heart just fluttered because I know how truly blessed we have been from the moment Grant was born...he has been such a trooper and I thank God for his health!!!

Sweet baby Kate!!!!

I FINALLY got to meet Kate today and she is SOOOO precious just like I knew she would be!!! She was so tiny and sweet and I loved listening to all the cute little squeaks she made. Lindsey looks great and seems to be doing well despite the lack of sleep! LOL Ana is very proud of her baby sister and informed me that she's a "Big sister now just like Emma!" It was a nice visit and I even got to enjoy a piece of yummy birthday cake.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDSEY and congratulations on your sweet little bundle!!

BTW.....I was loading these pics on the computer and Emma happened to walk by...this is what happened! (Emma)"Who's that baby mommy??" (me)"Ummm..that's Ana's new baby sister..isn't she sweet?!" (Emma)"HEY...I didn't get to see the new baby, no fair" Emma was in school today when we went for the visit!!! Ooops....needless to say I was in trouble!! LOL

Monday, June 2, 2008

Family Fun!

Before becoming a mommy, I SWORE I would NEVER have my child on one of "those leashes"...BUT this one is cute and quite handy! LOL

Saturday, we had some much needed family time at the zoo before Clint had to leave for Dallas again yesterday. With the exception of the awful heat, we had a fun time and enjoyed spending the day together. Emma has been to the zoo a couple of times but I think this is the first time she REALLY noticed every animal. I think she is going to be an animal lover like me because everything was "so cute" and "awww..their precious"!! The monkeys were her favorite by far! There was a new baby monkey that was playing with it's mommy and she was so facinated by that...she's been talking about those monkeys non-stop! LOL On the other hand, Grant seemed to be facinated by the fish that were flopping around like crazy to get the fish food! LOL

Guess Grant didn't want his picture taken!

Last but not finally made it in a picture! LOL