Monday, July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

I knew when I started this blog it was going to be challenge to keep up with, but my goodness it's been three years since I posted anything? Really?! Amazing how life flies by and so many things can happen over several years.
For the sake of wanting to remember it all while I can I'll list off as much of the highlights as I can recall...this will be fun to read in another three years. Remind myself what I was doing since I can't remember last week.

Since the last post of June 27, 2010:

Moved back to Bixby from Edmond October 2010.
Gage is now three, almost four in little over a month.
Reese is six and half. Starting first grade in 22 days, but i'm not counting. Excited and sad my baby is so big.
Drew Caroline arrived August 9, 2012. Almost a year old in several days! Not ready for that either. She is busy smiley little person. Drewsy Poosey.
Built and just sold our house in Bixby. (March 2011-Sept 2013)
Found 7 acres side by side another 7 acres that Brady and Sara are buying...we are building a family compound.
Still doing freelance for Fabricut.
Several memorable vacations as a family: Florida several times different beaches, Curacao, Amsterdam and Germany.
Casey cashed in on his "for sickness and health" vows and tried to kick the bucket in October 2012. Perforated colon. Major surgery, thankful he is alive and well to say the least.
Ran my first half marathon November 2011 and have run two others since then. Okc Half in April 2013 first one post Drew!

three years later

wow. three years later.
time has flown by.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gage 9 months & Reese 3 1/2

I don't know how everyone does it, this blogging stuff.
I can't seem to stay on top of it to even do it monthly much less weekly or daily!
I'm must say I'm very impressed with all you bloggers out there that update with great stories and pictures of your little ones.

Summer 2010

Gage: nine months old

Highlight of grocery shopping!

My sweet chubby baby

My pink princess

Friday, April 2, 2010

Can we keep Gage?

Another Reese question not to be forgotten.

About a week ago one evening we were sitting on the living room floor playing with Gage. Reese was loving on him and ask me "mom can we keep him?" I told her well sure we can! Reese then said "Thank you!"

That simple. I guess we have to keep Gage since I told Reese we would.

Reading with Reese

Wanted to write down a fun moment I had with Reese so I won't forget it.

While reading her new book from Kyleigh and Kole "Birdie's Big Girl Shoes", which by the way is the most perfect book for her, she stopped me mid-sentence...told me we needed to use our imagination and jump in the book. I asked her why and she said because the dog is chewing on the shoe and we need to take it from him. So, we jumped in, took the shoe from the dog and jumped out.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Been a while...

Well, so much for keeping up with this like I'd planned. A new year's resolution poof!

I'm gonna try again.

Quick update on what's new in our little world.
Reese is doing her second session of gymnastics and really likes it. She has mastered the forward roll and can do the balance beam at lot faster pace than in the beginning and by herself!
She is also doing swim lessons twice a week for thirty minutes for four weeks and is enjoying that was well.

I joined a Mom's group to make friends. They have weekly play dates which are fun.
She also made several friends in her classes and I've befriended the moms and have met up at the park a couple times.

Gage is just along for the ride. Easy going little guy that weighs a ton!
At his six month check up last week he topped the scales at 23 pounds 8 oz and 29" long!
We went today to get him some shoes for Easter at Stride Rite since his plump, wide and round little feeties won't fit into the cheap cute Target and Wal-Mart shoes.
I ran into this problem as well with Reese.
Reese took some pictures of Gage trying on his first pair of shoes so we could show Daddy since he wasn't there. She sometimes get some pretty good shots, these turned out okay, but captured the moment.
Gage also has pretty much mastered being able to sit up by himself. I still stick several pillows behind him just in case.
He tried the swing at the park for the first time monday and really seemed to like it.

Casey impressively built two above ground garden boxes in two afternoons (with no written plans, that he likes to add) for our veggies we are going to grow this spring. The look really good! One has dirt and the other is empty. We are waiting a couple more weeks before we plant to make sure there are not any more surprise snow storms heading our way!

We are happy happy for Aunt Sarah who got engaged to Preston on St.Patrick's Day!
We are looking forward to meeting our buddy Schafer's new little brother Anderson!
We are ready for the Easter bunny then it's time for our niece/cousin Ellis Averi to arrive!
We can't wait to love the little lady!