Wednesday, April 26, 2017

just some springtime fun!

morning snuggles and smiles

a fun day at the zoo with our friends westyn, walker, & waylon.

just me and my girl talking about life


preschool egg hunts kicked off the easter weekend.  
both my kiddos are so sweet at school and i am so proud of them!
graham focused in on the gold & yellow eggs, while livi would only pick up the pink & purple ones!

on good friday, we met the stewarts at a really cool nature preserve in plano.  we had lunch, hiked, and read resurrection eggs together.  a new tradition with our favorite people!

in between soccer games on saturday, we went to our church's helicopter easter egg drop.  we are all smiles in the picture bc the chaos had not begun.  let me just say, that helicopters, parents who don't like to follow rules and eggs filled with candy do not mix.  the kids had fun but only got a few eggs and it just wasn't worth it.  no more helicopter egg hunts for this family (at least until the kids are bigger!)

sunday we went to church and had lunch and an egg hunt at g and pops house.  
aren't these little chicks just the cutest!?!?!

spring soccer

both boys played soccer this spring.
max's team was thunder and he liked to kick the ball hard, but not very accurately.  his hard kicks did get him a few goals though!
graham's team was superheroes and he is super fast on the field.  our advise to him was "don't be nice" because his sweetness comes through on the field when he waits to kick the ball instead of just going for it!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

me & marta

this friendship was established in 1996 in a freshman level geography class in which we were the only sophomores.  we were the new kids in school and while the friendship took a while to grow i still call her my best friend from high school.  we don't talk often and see each other even less but when we do i feel like things never changed.
 even though we both have changed.  
she still asks the best questions, is fiercely independent and has great style.  
and i can't wait to see her be a mommy.

3 months

and this baby girl is 3 months.  the 2 to 3 month span has been the best for maggie mae and her mommy.  she began smiling a lot and also started sleeping through the night.  she also began to adjust to nap time and mommy figured out that when she wakes up she will happily sit and watch the world around her until its time to nurse.  and just in the last 2 weeks, mommy adjusted her diet and its like we have a new baby.  she still fusses occasionally and still cries before going to sleep but her fussiness has changed SO much and we couldn't be happier to have a happy girl!

livi jane turns 3!

our sweet livi jane is 3! 
she is 38 1/2 inches tall and weighs 34 1/2 lbs (she looks like a 4 year old!)
we all love this girl.  she is super sweet and still runs to the door everyday when her daddy gets home.  she is always asking "where's bubba (graham)?" or "where's my other bubba (max)?" or "where's maggie?"  this girl was made to socialize.  she loves school and potty trained with ease.  she is fiercely independent and lots of fits are thrown because somebody helped her when she didn't want help.  she likes all things girly but will also pick a guy to take with her in the car.  she loves to help me in the kitchen and really likes to read.  she is a singer and if still very observant.  i can't wait to spend the next year at home with her and her baby sister!

we celebrated her birthday with a pinkalicious party at the park.  she had to have pink cupcakes!

with some birthday money livi got, we went to see the new beauty and the beast movie.  it was so fun to have a girls night with her.  she did not like the "shooting part" and keeps telling everyone about it.  we are constantly singing the songs from the movie and she likes to dance with daddy to the songs too.  

spring break

spring break was quick but we managed to have some fun!
we had a family night with cupcakes and the movie trolls.
joey and i went on a date.
we spent a day at the trampoline park with my dad.
and we went to visit our cousins in bryan and introduce them to maggie.