Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sweet Summertime

Summer recap.


Celebrated the 4th of July with fireworks on the river

Played with her friends in our refrigerator box "house"

Spent lots of time cuddling in Mommy & Daddy's bed

Celebrated Daddy's birthday with yummy cupcakes & dear friends

Spent some time in Florida

Found some seashells

Went to a Zephyrs baseball game

Splashed in the water at a friends birthday party

Went around and around on the merry-go-round

Spent some time swinging

And had our sweet "little man" dedicated at our church

What a fun summer it has been!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Stream of Consciousness

Here we go...

  • Blogging has been on the backburner for a while, but I would like to pick it up again. It is quite difficult when you have a 2 year old, 5 month old, and 2 "full-time" jobs.
  • Emma started "school" today at the Knowledge Garden. It was time. There are way too many babies in the daycare at work and Emma has been having a really hard time being aggressive towards them and acting out. She needed more structure and more learning time with friends her own age. We are so excited about this opportunity for her, yet it's tough, since this is the first time she's ever been away for us for an extended period of time.
  • Eli is 5 months old. He is growing and changing every day. His personality is really starting to show and he is so much fun. He is a super smiley baby and loves to laugh. He is still really laid back and completely different from how his sister was at this age. We are loving our "little man".
  • I am addicted to Baby Steals & Kid Steals. For all you mommies out there, you can get some great deals on some awesome stuff! We have scored on some cloth diapers, Aden + Anais security blankets, ERGO doll carrier, babylegs, and probably some more stuff I am forgetting.
  • Matt and I got to go on a much needed date last Friday. We went to Chili's b/c I had been craving their avacado burger & then went to see Charlie St. Cloud. We had a great time & I am thankful for friends & family who love our kids enough to keep them for us!
  • I am sleep deprived. Eli is still getting up twice at night and now we have to get up even earlier so that we can get Emma to school before work. Coffee definitely keeps me sane these days.
  • My heart is quite sad this week, as the Friendship House staff went to the NC mountains for a staff retreat. There was no way I could take off work, so I was unable to join them. I am missing them greatly and wishing I were there. I need some serious girl & God time.
  • My heart is quite happy for some other reasons. I love seeing God fulfill His promises to those who love Him & serve Him. I am blessed to see some dear friends receive some awesome blessings right now.
  • I am SO ready for football season. Ready for those Saints to have a repeat of last season!
  • I seriously need to stop drinking Dr. Pepper. I am drinking way too much of it these days!
  • Though there have been some hard days lately, I am still loving my life & know that the hard times only make me stronger!
That's it for now.