Monday, June 30, 2014

I'm slacking.

I start writing posts and then I don't hit publish.....

Lots of stuff has been happening around here. I've been working part time, staying home part time, working on my oil business part time, trying to keep my husband & kids happy and the laundry from taking over the house.  It's a lot to juggle but I'm focusing on the good.

selfie attempt #fail

The kids saw their first parade and they were in love/a little scared.  Meaning- Gavin loved it and Emily loved it until the fire trucks let off their sirens and then she was scared to death.  But, she is still talking about the marching band a month later so I'll call it a success.

Grandpa also loved the parade

Gavin is naughty with a capital N.  He is all boy and it's so funny to see the difference between him and his sister.  He gets into everything, has no fear and is just plain mischievous.  They couldn't be more opposite if they tried and I love it. 

I'm not sure when he turned 5

Emily is starting to show interest in potty training.  She has gone a few times a day at home- only with me and only with the promise of three m&m's and a sticker to add to her potty chart.  The girl is a serious negotiator. She doesn't tell me when she has to go yet so it's only happening when I ask her if she wants to try.  And since she's only home with me 4 days out of 7 it's nothing serious yet.


Gavin is a social butterfly (again, the opposite of Emily) he will just walk over to anyone- neighbors, kids at school, complete strangers and start playing (I think he gets that from his daddy).  He still isn't talking much but he will say mama (this means Dad, Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Emily), ball, yeah, baba (bottle) and the other day he said Rubble (Paw Patrol).  He's trying to say a few more words but nothing consistent.  He understands everything we say and gets his point across with grunts and head nods so we are just going with the flow. 

making himself at home in the big kid room at daycare

We've been spending a lot of time outside, it's basically all the kids want to do.  Except they want to do different things and with only two hands & two eyes it can get tricky for this mama to keep track of them.  Emily loves being in the water and Gavin loves not being in the water.

You're crazy if you think I'm getting in there mom.

Emily is growing up.  I mean like really growing up.  She has real conversations with us and is acting more and more like a little girl.  It's blowing my mind that she will be 3 in a few months.

she's a hat girl just like her great grandma

These two just break my heart wide open daily.  I love them so much- more than I ever thought possible. 

I'm the luckiest.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekend wrap

Our summer weekends are going by too fast!

Our days consisted of....

Checking on our garden (329 times).  We are having so much fun with our first garden!  The kids love to go check on the plants and help with watering everything- including themselves. 

Playing catch (Emily's new favorite thing), "mowing" (Gavin's new favorite thing) & coloring the whole driveway (and part of the house) with our "colors".

And, Booty got another hair cut- it's the shortest we've ever cut it and I can't get over how much older he looks without his curls. 

Is it Friday yet??