Thursday, March 28, 2013

Night Night Routine {Kenley}

Kenley is a great sleeper and now when we say it's night night time she will start to go upstairs to her room. Every time she gets to her room she gets on her rocking horse (which used to be Wyatt's, but he couldn't use it by this age because he'd rock it so hard he'd fly over the top - boys!). She LOVES it and each time she wants to stay on longer. I'll ask her if she's ready for bed and she shakes her head "no" and holds onto it as tight as she can. But as soon as she gets her sleep sack on (the loose blanket like dress things) and her binky (she still has them but only at bedtime) she lays down and she's ready for bed. I love her sweet smile and giggles.

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Monday, March 25, 2013


Part of the reason Wyatt is in preschool 2 days a week is because he was not wanting to do ABC's and 123's with me. He's always preferred to line cars up, stack cars, sort cars, zoom cars..... He will do things like puzzles and learning games, but wasn't really interested in numbers and letters. I have no idea why. Being a teacher and now a tutor I always wondered why parents would pay me when they could just do the work with their kids, and I totally get it now. I love how things come full circle when you are a parent. My days of judging are long gone. God sure does humble us, doesn't he?!

I try not to worry too much, but I really don't want him to struggle in school. I want him to love school. Some kids in his class can write their names! Well, Wyatt does things in his time, which usually isn't alarmingly late (except when he's the first child and I still worry about things like this), but usually isn't "early" either. So I'll blog this to remind myself in the future not to worry too much.

The other day he was playing with the computer keyboard and recognizing the "W" for Wyatt. Today he told me each of the numbers on the number legos and put them together then counted the pictures and put them with their numbers. Yay! Way to go, Wyatt. I'll stop worrying. You've got this. ;)

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Allen Americans Game

Last Sunday we took the kids to an Allen Americans hockey game. It was really fun. Wyatt enjoyed watching, but I think he was more excited about the popcorn and he kept asking if we could go back to the circus.

She's trying to figure out what I'm doing.

Not a bad way to watch a game - leather seat, a drink, and a bucket of popcorn.

Of course, Red Car got to come along and Wyatt played with him on the railing the entire time. We really should stop buying any toys that aren't cars. This one is "red car with no stickers" since they've all worn off in the sandbox, the pool, and the bathtub, but it's still his favorite. 

Mommy and Daddy had fun on our little family date, too.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Super Hero Day!

Today was Super Hero Day at Stroller Strides. Look at my precious BatBabies.

I tried and tried and tried to get a perfect picture and getting 2 kids to look, sit still, and smile was not happening. They were pretty pumped up to be Batman and Batgirl, too.

Wyatt wanted to make sure I got a pic of his cape.

Ready to watch Mommy (who wore a USMC shirt of Daddy's as my super hero outfit) workout.

Wyatt loves Ellie and she loves him. Isn't she adorable in her purple Batgirl outfit?!

Climbing trees with his super powers. I had to have him come down when he got so high the branch was bending.

And a cute conversation Wyatt and I had today about how we can't eat junk food and need to eat healthy food/snacks and make good choices as we were shopping at Target.

Mommy: I got these new raisins to try. They are covered in yogurt and taste like candy, but they are actually a healthy snack.
Wyatt: What?! Are you sure? (He was eating them and must have thought they were too good.)
Mommy: Yup. Healthy food can taste good, too.
Wyatt: Are you kidding me?!

He cracks me up with the silly things he says. And he's pretty good about eating fruit and veggies, but he LOVES junk food and candy so we are trying to cut it out better.

And when Chris was leaving for work today Wyatt yelled, "Don't make too much money at work today, Daddy!" Sometimes I'm not sure where he gets this stuff, but it's funny.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What's in Ned's Head?

Wyatt got this game for his birthday and I finally got it out the other day for the 3 of us to play. Both kids had a blast sticking their hands in Ned's head and seeing what they could find. When I taught preschool I used to let the kids do something similar to this with a box where they'd put their hands in and try to guess what was inside. I forgot how exciting this is to kids.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

God's plans in His time

I am beyond excited to type this post. I've been waiting 3 months (which have actually flown by) to announce that our little family is growing. I went to my 12 week appointment today and was able to hear a healthy, sweet little heartbeat. Such a wonderful sound. Baby's due date is September 14th. We are so grateful for this blessing and know that God's plan and timing are always the best.

So how's mama doing:
I've been absolutely exhausted this pregnancy and nauseous 24 hours a day (although usually not actually getting sick). I have way less migraines than I did with Wyatt and Kenley, but when I get one it's bad. The doctor just gave me some medicine for those. Thank goodness. Food might sound good one day and absolutely disgusting the next. I'm trying to get fruits and veggies in as much as possible. I'm still going to stroller strides to workout as much as I can. It's been less than normal, but I'm trying. I actually feel better while working out, but sometimes that's super hard to convince myself when I wake up feeling so yucky.

And daddy:
Chris has been the BEST hubby and daddy anyone could ever ask for. He takes over when I'm sick, when he gets home, or when I decide I need to go to bed at 6:30 pm. He never ever hesitates to take over and is so sweet to do it without ever making me feel guilty. We are so grateful for him and we all know how special he is. I knew he was a good one when we met in high school, but he sure does get better and better every year.

I'm counting my blessings and thanking God for each and every one.

P.S. We haven't told Wyatt and Kenley yet.  I can't wait to tell them. I don't think Kenley will get it, but Wyatt keeps asking for a baby like Rapunzel on Tangled when she was little and in the crib. He said Kenley was like her, but she grew up. I gave him one of Kenley's dolls and that was not good enough - he wants a real baby.