Wednesday, September 28, 2011

8 months

How in the world is he 8 months old?  Time is going by WAY too fast.  I am loving this age!!!  Hunter can't crawl yet, so it's just perfect!  He will sit forever and just play with toys around him.   He just learned to clap and does that all.the.time.  SO PRECIOUS.  The past few days he has slept past 6:30, so that has been heaven. I pray that continues.  He is the happiest stinkin thing ever.  I could just eat him up.

Hunter has 2 teeth (the bottom front).  He can sit up great.  He can roll all over the place.  He just learned to clap (literally yesterday).  He laughs and babbles half the time and the other half he is "Mr.  Serious".  He is laid back and just goes with the flow.  He naps wherever he is (which is great).  We don't have to be home all the time.  He does take short naps, but goes to bed about 6:30 and has been "sleeping in" until 6:30 or 7.  YAY!

I ADORE this kid. I can't tell you how much.  Abby is still a great big sister.  She has just been amazing and goes WAY above and beyond.  She takes care of him and "mothers" him all day long.  She checks on him all the time and wants to make sure he is happy.  I could not be more thrilled with the way she has grown and stepped up to the big sister roll.  So amazed.

Thank you, Lord, for these 2 precious children.  They aren't perfect and YES, I lose my cool some days, but they are perfect for ME and I love them both more than I ever thought possible.

Monday, September 26, 2011

our weekend

This past weekend was FULL of soccer (Saturday AND Sunday), Razorbacks (would have been nicer if they actually had shown up for the game), and friends.  Loved every second of being with my family and celebrating the little things.  AND....H slept until 6:30 this morning.  What? What?  Happy Monday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Abs and Elle before the game

warming up

playing in the game!

H decided he needed a nap

Team Rainbows!

Oh soccer!  Back in the early summer I was asked if Abby would like to play soccer.  I talked to Abby about it and she said if the team only had girls and she could wear a dress that she would try it.  Well, I told her the team would only have girls, but she got to wear pink cleats and have a pink ball instead of a wearing a dress. She went with it not knowing at all what soccer was.  

The first practice started off well and then she burst into tears towards the end saying she didn't like it. She finished practice and we talked more about it that week.  The next practice was worse. She cried from the time we got there until we left.  It was just ugly.  HOWEVER, by the third practice she was out there alone the whole hour doing great!  She fell in love with the coach and I was excited about her actually liking it!

Time for her first game last Saturday.  She got there and seemed good until she saw what was going on.  She teared up but when she got with her team and her coach, she was ok.  The funniest part of it was when she was out there playing, she would NOT look at us.  We would scream and cheer and she would purposefully NOT look our direction.  It was hilarious. I couldn't tell if she was truly mad at us for making her do it, or just embarrassed that we were cheering for her so loud!  : )  

I can not even tell you how PROUD I was of Abby that morning.  She got out there and did it. She didn't want to and she was mad at me for making her, but she did it and I was just so proud my heart could have burst!!  It is HUGE for her to do things she isn't comfortable doing and she rocked it!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Abby is FOUR

Abby Bain is FOUR and we had some celebrating to do.  Abby has never had a "real" birthday party and this year she wanted to have a princess party at Sweet and Sassy so that is what we did!  There was lots of pink, purple and princesses everywhere.  The girls arrived and got dressed up first thing.  They got their hair, nails and make-up done.  After they were "ready" to go, they received a tiara and a princess wand and walked out on a stage while being introduced.  They all clapped and cheered for each other.  Some liked that more than others.  : )   They had a dance party on stage and after they were danced out, it was time for cake!!  Of course we had a princess castle cake complete with Abby's princesses surrounding it.  What a fun time of celebrating! 

Abs - we all love you so much.  I didn't know how much I could love, care for and want to protect someone until I had you!  YOU are an amazing little girl.  You are a thinker and I love that about you.  You are alot like me and I can relate to you most of the time!  We ADORE you and LOVE you my big FOUR year old!!!   I am a blessed mom!

Monday, September 12, 2011

love them

BEST big sister EVER.

I am so blessed.

Thank you Jesus!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

labor day weekend

we have done a little chillin'

we have done a little swimmin'

we have done a little dancin'

we have done a little grillin'

we have done a little chalkin'

And today we even went to the zoo!

It's been a beautiful weekend here in Dallas and we have loved every minute of it!  We have had a great time together watching some football, hanging out with friends and just chilling out.  I am so blessed!!