Sunday, October 4, 2015
This little ball of adorableness is finally rolling over! She loves to be sitting up so she can see everything that's going on and she loves being with people. If we leave her alone in the room she yells at us until we come back and get her. She is still so easy going and such a cuddler which pretty much adds up to her being the BEST baby ever! We love our happy little girl.
I have known "Uncle" Norm for a looong time. He started working with my dad when I was very young and has remind a friend of our family through all these years. Every time I have a baby he brings them a stuffed bear. And when I say "bear" I MEAN life size! ;) With each child the bear has gotten bigger. The bear that Raylynn has is actually Collin's but the minute Collin saw Raylynn's bear he decided an upgrade was in order. They love these bears and sleep with them in their beds EVERY night. Thank you for spoiling my children Norm and for helping me gain muscle mass as I lug these things all over the house :)
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This stud just ran his first 5k! We are so proud of him!!!!!!
(See all those exclamation marks? That's how you can tell :))
And just like the true and adoring fans that we are...we cheered him from the sidelines while eating Krispy Cream. :)
Collin's look says it all, "This is the life!"
Friday, August 14, 2015
And just like that, we have a Kindergartner!
This is our second year of Homeschooling and we love it! Technically we started school back in July, but I've been procrastinating on taking the "back to School" pictures.
I could NOT get him to take a serious picture to save my life! In the end I decided this was a perfect representation of his personality so I kept it. He's a major goof and he's always looking for opportunities to make jokes or hide behind a door and leap out and scare you. He's a nut, and I love him like crazy!
This has pretty much been his attitude towards school this week. Most of the time he loves it and begs to do more! This week...not so much. But that's the great thing about homeschooling! When he's not feeling it, we can take as many breaks as we need, or I can re arrange the lesson to be more hands on and less worksheet material. I love having him at home with me. He's growing up into a little man and every year he gets more fun!
(ask me if that's still the case when he becomes a teenager ;) )
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
This girl is way too loved and has us all wrapped around her finger. She is the calmest and most cuddliest baby we've had yet! And the fact that she started sleeping through the night about 3 weeks ago has earned her the spot as my BEST BABY so far :)
Thursday, July 16, 2015
This girl just keeps getting cuter and cuter.
My favorite thing about this month???
Adorable baby smiles and giggles! She LOVES to have her cheeks attacked with kisses and I have no problem whatsoever attacking those cheeks.
She weighed 11 pounds and was 24 inches long at her two month check up! She gained 5 pounds and 3 inches in just a month!
We took a Family vacation!!!
We went to St. Augustine for a few days and had a blast!
We visited Castillo De San Marcos which is a fort that's over 333 years old!
We even got to witness the firing of a cannon. They said this was just a little cannon that the troops could easily maneuver on the ground, but that it could still shoot a ball up to a mile away!
I think the highlight of the trip for the boys was getting to visit Fort Menendez which was set up as a miniature village/fort.
I locked them up the first chance I got. ;)
I think the boys decided that jail life isn't for them.
Nor are the stocks. Tate's picture kills me every time I see it :)
Digging for fossils
They ground corn to make cornmeal...
Learned how to defend the fort...
And even made candles.
We then ventured into the Indian village where we learned new games...
And Collin was made chief!
(Check out that chiefly face)
Tate decided he just wanted to be an Indian Warrior. I think the alligator bones scared him a bit ;)
Our last stop was the ship!
Tate got to hoist the anchor and Collin rang the bell to signal land!
The boys got to earn gold coins throughout the fort as they did certain chores. Those coins could then be traded for goods at the store.
They both decided to trade for a "nothing but sugar" crystal sucker.
Collin also turned 5 on our trip!
Now that he's five he thinks he can do everything. He's constantly saying things like, "now that I'm five I can run faster" or " I can get that by myself now because I'm five."
We also stopped in to see our friends, the Lee's, who live just outside of Jacksonville.
They cooked us a yummy dinner and let the kids swim in their pool which they really enjoyed.
We had the BEST time and enjoyed being together as a family and seeing so many new things. The boys were super excited to be staying in a hotel too.
Let's do this again soon!
Saturday, July 11, 2015
No, we didn't get another fish, but we sure did CREATE a fish by putting Collin into swim classes. No more wings for this boy!
Collin begs to go to the pool every day now and it's almost impossible to get him out of the pool and come home. For a little boy who HATED putting his face under the water, he's come a looooong way. I am one happy and proud mama :)
Miss Tori was his instructor which we thought was pretty cool since he has an aunt Tori. She was GREAT! We loved her!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
My little nephew Jeremy, turned 1!
He has two older siblings so they decided to celebrate at the bowling ally.
Despite the noise, Raylynn slept the whole time.
This was the boy's first time bowling. They liked it!
My niece Tiffany :)
Getting last minute tips from papa before attempting to try it solo.
Check out Collin's strike!
(upper left screen)
Before we left Amy handed all the kids a token card to be used at the arcade. Collin was so excited. The first thing he chose to ride was this motorcycle. I hope he enjoyed the ride because I'm never letting him have a real bike :)
Happy birthday Jeremy! We love you!