Wednesday, February 29, 2012

beautiful day

It's a gorgeous day to be outside just solving the world's problems.  
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

13 months

Hunter is 13 months today!  I say it every month, but can't believe it.
A few things about my sweet boy -

He loves to eat and eats most everything.  Bless him, he will sit in that high chair for an hour at suppertime and just eat!

He isn't walking yet, but loves to hold both of my hands and walk around the house.  I think he is still a good month away but who knows.  He loves the push walker with wheels.  Loves it.

H is drinking whole milk (so thankful he isn't allergic to it)!  He drinks some water too, but not much.

Still isn't a great sleeper.  I say this every month.  He takes a 30 min. nap each morning around 9 and a nap every afternoon around 1:30 or 2.  This one is about an hour most days but some days it's 30 min. too.   He goes to bed about 7 and is up between 5:30 and 6.   This is a picture at the park last week.  Yep.  Fell asleep just sitting up in his smart trike.  I took him out and he continued his nap for a bit.

He says "da-da" and "hi" all the time.  He will just wave at everyone and say "hi"!  So funny.

He loves his SISTER.  Oh my.  He adores her every move and she feels the same.  Precious.

Hunter continues to make me smile, laugh and sometimes at 5:30 am cry!  I love this boy with!  Happy 13 months, Hunt!

Monday, February 27, 2012

too quiet for me

I know the lighting on this one is terrible, but I love it.

Snuggles with Daddy

Time for bubbles!

We had a very quiet weekend.  Almost too quiet.  In fact, on Saturday morning while eating breakfast Abby asked what we were doing that day.  I told her that we had absolutely nothing to do....and the more I thought about it that fact bothered me!  So...we ended up heading out to a friend's soccer game for a bit (Abby's former team) and then had them over for fajitas after nap time.  

The weather was perfect all weekend and the kids played a lot outside.  We ended the weekend watching the Oscars with a bottle of wine and pizza that Bo baked on the egg.  It was a perfect ending to a great "too quiet" weekend!

Friday, February 24, 2012

western day?

Yesterday was Western Day at school.  I took Abby to the mall to try and find something to wear because she is so extremely picky now I can't just buy her clothes anymore without her trying them on. After trying on about 20 things we ended up with this denim skirt.  She WAS going to wear a white shirt, bandana and her skirt.  Well, this is what she ended up wearing....

Looks JUST like a cowgirl, right?

Well, some battles just aren't worth fighting and TRUST me, I have to remind myself of this often with this child.  She had clothes on. She was happy and who cares if she didn't wear a white shirt and bandana with her denim skirt.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

out of the mouth of babes...

We were playing up in the game room this morning and Abby wanted to draw on her dry erase board.  She does this often so off she went to do that while I was throwing balls with (really at) Hunter.  He was fussy because he is getting 4 teeth, was up WAY too early this morning and was ready for his first nap.  I was busy trying to keep him happy and occupied while Abby was asking me how to spell different things.  I honestly wasn't paying that much attention and then she called me over to "see her letters".

This is what I found.  

No. I didn't do any of it other than call out letters when she asked me how to spell a word.  Precious.  Yes.  He does love Hunter.  Even at 5:23 in the morning.  Even getting 4 teeth and having a runny nose.  He loves us all.  All the time.  No matter how cranky and tired we are.

And..I am SO.GLAD!!  Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

what we do for fun on a sunday night....

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


 Mimi brought Abby a mask and beads from a recent trip to New Orleans.

 Papa and H

The Bain boys

Mimi and Abs had some iphone time

This past weekend Mimi and Papa came up from Houston for a visit.  They arrived on Friday afternoon and we just played and did some catching up.  Saturday morning we headed to the Sea Life Aquarium and it was really neat!  We ate lunch at the mall too and then headed home for naps....SOME longer than others!  : )   Bo had smoked a clod (whatever that is) all day and so the Browns came over to help us enjoy that MASSIVE piece of meat.  It was good!    Mimi and Papa left this morning and we already miss them!  Thanks for coming up to visit us!!  Come again any time.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

my new centerpiece

This is my new centerpiece!  Love it?  Normally I have a gorgeous cake stand there that I adore, but I never make cakes unless we have company so it's empty a lot.  Abby colors all.the.time these days. She will sit at the table for hours and color, cut and glue things together.  So..I have decided that THIS is my new centerpiece.  I love it.  It makes me smile to know my house is about my kids.  Happy coloring!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Heart Day 2012

Feb 14, 2011

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day!!!  

Friday, February 10, 2012


Abby told me that bunny liked to play dress up too!  This bunny is Abby's best friend in the world...still.
I love it.  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

valentine's story time

Ms. Lovey Dovey

Grayson and Abs

G gave Abby a special valentine with stickers

This morning we went to Northpark with some friends for a special Valentine's Day story time.  It was a lot of fun and the kids loved it.  We then played in the Disney Store, played by the fountains, saw the ducks and turtles and ate lunch.  Good times at NP mall!  

Grayson gave Abby a special valentine with stickers. She loved it.  So precious.  She handed out stickers to everyone and was thrilled.  She loves Grayson and his brother Cullen.  Sweet friends.  It's beginning to look alot like Valentine's Day!!  

Monday, February 6, 2012

girl, look at that body

I'm sexy and I know it

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Feb pics and morning greeting

February 1

Feb. 2

Feb. 3

Feb. 4

So far so good on my New Year's Goal.  Love it.  I am making a 365 Shutterfly book and I finished the month of January today.  I am so excited!  Still working on the class thing.  Would love to be getting more sleep first!  : )

Every morning at 7:00 we hear Abby jumping out of her bed.  You see, we have a clock in her room and she can't come downstairs until the clock says 7.  She has told us before that "6 is too long" but that is tough. She is fine.  Anyway....Hunter is ALWAYS up and by then sick of playing with us.  So when he hears her feet hit the floor above us he goes crawling as fast as he can to the bottom of the steps.  Abby appears a few seconds later and he just BEAMS and laughs.  It is so precious.  Every.single.morning.  I love it.  She beams too and greets him first before speaking to me!  Wouldn't change it for the world.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

outside and new favorite

I take no credit for dressing her...

I could eat.him.up!!!

H's new favorite place to play. 

We have had a great week this week just playing.  We have been to the park every day this week.  That is crazy to me.  It's the end of Jan. and beginning of Feb. and we are OUTSIDE every day.    I love it...don't get me wrong, but I really feel like it is April and not winter.  

Hunter found a new place to play.  I love that he sits there and rolls cups around while I cook dinner. It cracks me up.  Abby goes around picking them up and he messes them up all over again.  She will say, "BOYS"!   Amen Abby...just wait!