Friday, April 27, 2012

In house "camp out"

Last night DF asked if he could sleep in the fort he made downstairs. It was under the cushion in our double chair. He put his animals, and sleeping bag in there and it looked quite cozy. My first reaction was no, but Daddy said he would sleep on the couch downstairs with him and won Super Dad award! The pics aren't great...but he slept in that thing.

I thought I'd hear footsteps coming up in the middle of the night, but I had to go and wake them up this morning!
The first in-house camp out was a success. He didn't want us to break down the fort so he could do it again tonight....ummm humm.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mommy/Son Double Date!

David Franklin and I met up with Marci and Ashton for a little tourism fun- in our own town! We took the babies to Ms. Shelia's and took the boys out for some one on one time.

We went to Fun Trackers and rode bumper boats, go carts, and played putt putt golf. We all had SO much fun! Bumper boats being the highlight- those things have sprayers now which made it hilarious.

So nice to break out of the regular routine and have some unexpected fun on a Monday afternoon with the little men.

Nora's 11 Months

My baby girl is 11 months today! Oh how we love her so, but I will write her one year love letter next month. Today, I will give you an update on her 11 months. She is full of life and wants to be in the thick of things. She is busy, busy, busy and never. stops. moving. If she is still in my lap, she's seconds away from sleeping. She has gotten pretty picky on who holds her these days. She really prefers momma or daddy, Ms. Shelia, or grand. She's generous in giving away her love and kisses though and if you are holding her, beware a slobbery, wet kiss might be coming your way! She likes to just go right in for it and especially to older men...uh oh! :) She weighs, about 20 pounds, maybe a couple over. She eats, mostly table food (vegetables, fruits and meats, cheerios, etc) and 4 bottles a day. She has been taking Similac Soy based formula, but we are currently trying a switch to the hypoallergenic kind because we read that might help with ear infections. She wears a size 3 diaper and 12 month clothing She sleeps 2 times a day for naps. She usually takes a longer morning nap than her afternoon nap which I would switch if I could. She goes down about 7:30-8:00 at night and sleeps until around 6:30-7:00 in the morning. Her sleeping is only interrupted if she is sick (ears have been super difficult for her and interfere with her sleeping the most). She takes a paci only at bed/nap time and only for a few minutes. She has not gotten too attached to it- hooray! She likes her silky blankets by her face when she sleeps. She says mostly Dada, Bye bye, Mama, and Uhh-Uhh (as in no). She has only two bottom teeth. She loves outside, tries to climb on everything, she is taking several steps in a row but isn't technically "walking" yet. She is close though! She is smiley and sweet and loves to hug you tight. She is beautiful, I truly look at her face and eyes and am captivated. She is pure light and joy!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

Today was a big day, and I woke up pretty under the weather and not feeling very well but I had to rally because we had a full day ahead. It was Nora's first Easter, our 6th year wedding Anniversary, and little Robbie's 7th birthday! We had lots of celebrating to do!

We woke up bright and early to see what the Easter Bunny brought! We got dressed and headed to early church. While we were there I was so overcome with emotion because of the love Christ has for us and the suffering he went through for us. I am so grateful for the promise of the resurrection!

After church Nora and I took naps and then we all headed up to the Country Club for lunch with Meme, Grandpa, Mommie Boo, Mammers, and the Vaughts. Then we went to Mammers house for the birthday party, egg hunt, and piƱata.

It was great fun and a special day indeed.

Yesterday, we were also at the Country Club for a big egg hunt and to visit the Easter Bunny. David Franklin was thrilled to see him and ran right up to him. Nora wasn't quite as impressed. :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Handsome Easter Eggs

David Franklin and I decorated Easter eggs while baby sister took her morning nap. We made quite the mess which is half the fun and our eggs became crocodiles in the colored swamps. His imagination is in full gear and it's so much fun to hear who we are at any given time....While we were coloring eggs, he was "super red frog" and I was "super white frog" based on the colors of our shirts and the fact he was playing with a toy frog right before we started.

While the stickers that came in the packet were ok, they weren't as cool as he was hoping for so we used our own Toy Story ones and his favorite one is a Buzz Lightyear, yellow one. We used the ducks and bunny stickers to make one for Nora. :)

When I called the eggs pretty, I was sternly corrected that these eggs were not pretty, they were Handsome! They are handsome eggs indeed.

Monday, April 2, 2012

iPhone pics Catch Up:

Catch up with iphone pics:
We've been to 2 Easter Egg Hunts, outside swinging and playing and picnicking a lot, we had friends in for a baby shower for baby McCoy and the really exciting news; we have 4 new "pets".
They are catapelliers named, thunder and lightening, and thunder and lightening. He "loves them very much." He said Bella is our pet and the Thunder and Lightenings are his.
I had to draw the line at bringing this turtle home but this boy loves animals and bugs and anything that moves.
He did say he "wished he had a sister that talked" this morning, so maybe not everything....
Soon enough I bet we will have another one jibber jabbering all day long.