Thursday, August 22, 2013

4th of July and other Summertime stuff

Thankfully this hasn't been too horrible of a summer so we've gotten to spend lots of time outside.  We go to a nearby church parking lot to ride bikes.......there was ONE water puddle in the whole parking lot and it took the boys 3.2 seconds to find it and have their shoes off! ha! 

Watching this boy ride his bike never gets old.  I love getting to watch him have so much fun totally independently! 

He's constantly talking....thats what he's doing in this picture. 

The boys were quite shaggy. We pulled up to the barber shop and Kanyon said, "Is it my birthday?" I realized that the last time they had haircuts was on his birthday.  No wonder they were shaggy. That was back in March! ha! I can't resist taking their picture in the barber chair.  They look all big and cute. klp sat down and immediately started telling his barber all about getting to go to Camp Deer Run and be a Pee Wee.  Between the fact that the barber was a little hard of hearing, the buzz of the clippers, and klp's own "dialect" the conversation was pretty one sided.  

It cracks me up how they fix their hair in the front.  The boys were happy and Q was chown' down on his new piece of gum.  

We went acrosst he street for a little Sonic picnic.

Side note story:  Q told me at Sonic that he had to go to the bathroom but I wasn't sure he really meant it so I blew him off.  We had a few errands to run so we all got back in the car.  We ran errands for about an hour and he mentioned it again but we were almost through so he told me he could hold it.  I was in the drive thru at the bank with only one more quick stop to make after that when Q says, "Mom, I'm just trying REEEEEEEEEALLY hard not to go to the bathroom."  Great. Home was still too far away and my aunt and uncle's house was close, but they were out of the country and I didn't have their key with me.  My best option was Chick Fil A.  We were still in the lunch rush at CFA (it lasts 2 hours) so this was not ideal.  It was packed.  I didn't have time to let klp walk in his walker, so I carried him in one arm, J's carrier in the other and Q walked in.  Thankfully there was an open booth right by the bathrooms so I put 2 down and went in the bathroom with Q. I then sort of stood in the doorway to hear Quinn and still be able to see the other 2 in the booth.  All the while Q is wanting to have this big {LOUD} conversation while he's doing his business. I'm trying to not cause any more of a scene but still answer his questions.  Finally an older lady that was coming out of the bathroom says, "Do you want me to watch your babies?" This timing was good because Q was going to be done whether he was done or not {he tends to take FOREVER on the potty}.  So I got Q taken care of and headed back to the booth.  They all did pretty good in the crazy situation and we'd beed running errands/they'd been in their car seats for 2 hours I felt like a treat was in order...and lets face it.....I needed it too!  They wanted their standard CFA treats, but there was NO WAY I was going to try to stand in line.  So trekked back our car and drove through the drive thru to get Q his ice cream, klp his french fries, and a cookie for mommy!  Then we ran our last errand and WENT HOME!!!  SHEESH!

This sums up our 4th of July Firework experience.  Q:screaming K:flapping and rocking and screaming with excitement J:scared out of her mind. This was at our big church thing on July 3  and the fireworks FOR REAL.  LIke non stop for over 30 minutes BIG BIG BIG fireworks.  It was impressive, but overwhelming for 2/3 of ours! ha! 

On the 4th we hung out with some friends and had fun with a few of the smaller fireworks the kids could do themselves (Q wasn't interested) 

and then for the big ones we did this for Q and it was perfect.  Now he talks about how much he LOOOOVES fireworks. 

Then that Sunday our small group went to a lake house for fishing, dinner, and fun outside.  Great group of kids! 

Opie and Kason "kissing" the fish he caught

Patrick and KLP

Gotta catch them being sweet (and smart). 

Q with his 2 BFFs Kalon and Trent.  He's kind of the giant of the group, but they're all really close in age.  I just LOVE these 3 boys.  

Sometimes you gotta get serious about your game. 

Baby sister has company when she wakes up.

Our wild and wacky Friday night spent getting klp un-stuck out of the laundry area between our kitchen and garage.  The pocket door got off track and he was stuck in there.  The garage door was down so we couldn't get in from there so we spent almost an hour getting him out. Kory finally jammed   the door open with the neighbor's shovel.  Luckily klp thought it was hilarious, every time KLP would bang our push trying to get it, klp would bang the door right back.  

OOOOOOoooooh the excitement of our life has changed so much! haha!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jaylie June is 1!!!

Jaylie June is 1.  As her pediatrician told me yesterday at her checkup, "It doesn't seem like a year ago I was waiting for you to pick a name!" 

Here's a little run down of her 1st birthday shin digs

If you follow me on Instagram you saw this picture on her birthday: "I'm ONE y'all!"

On the 9th, her actual birthday, we were packing up and leaving for vacation so we sort of did enough to make me feel like we acknowledged it (you know, at this age, its all about the mom...the kid has no clue).  As soon as Kory got home and right before we threw the kids in the car, we had a little mini celebration.  We put a birthday bib on her someone gave us and sang to her. Then she opened a little baby doll that was supposed to be from the Easter Bunny but he never quite got around to giving it to her. 

Family pic..Boys are in PJ's cuz we were leaving and not getting to our hotel until late that night.  

As soon as we planned this vacation with my family, we told the kids Jaylie would be 1 when we went to the beach.  Well, my boys thought we were going to the beach just for Jaylie's birthday party!  Ha! I guess they don't realize how extravagant that is or care that they never got that sort of treatment! Haha!  So the night after we got to the beach we had a PAR-TAY! (party=cake).  

This was our dinner table on vacation. Not sure where Ellie was in this picture.  

When we started singing Happy Birthday, jjp started clapping and squealing!! She was LOVING it! 

She was mesmerized by the candle on her cake..

It took her a while to dig in, but she ended up enjoying every bit.

Ok, so my plan for the cake was to just use Mo's 1 cake pan and take sprinkles. I didn't want to mess with all the decorating and stuff while we were at the beach.  But about 5 minutes before we pulled out of the driveway, I threw in some food coloring in case I changed my mind.  The cake was begging for some beach decor since we were at the beach so I slapped all this on real quick. Its definitely not my best, but I'm glad it represented our little Beachy Birthday girl! 

My cousin let me borrow this dress for the trip, so despite running a high fever her last couple of days, we snapped a few pictures of my 1 year old baby girl! 

sooooooooooo her....

When we got home from vacation we let her open her real gift from us.  She had lots of help opening it.

I had so much fun picking out her first baby doll. I looked and looked and looked for the perfect one.  My grandma gave her the little bed thing to go with the baby.  A perfect addition to this house of boy toys.  

Sweet Juney girl knows what to do with her baby.  

She weighs 21 lb. 2 oz. (40%) and I think she was 30 in. long (50%).  She has 8 teeth, a new found attitude, no interest in walking, and good manners.  (just kidding...she just learned to say "please" in sign language).  I'm having so much fun being her mom.  As birthday texts were coming in the day of her birthday and family members were calling to wish her a Happy Birthday I kept thinking about the day she was born.  Hearing "Its a GIRL!" and the shock that followed and then the realization a few hours later that she was STILL a girl and she would be a girl forever started sinking in.  Hearing the SCREAMING of all of our friends down the hall when Kory walked out with her in his arms and told everyone it was a girl.  Having so many people there was THE BEST. I love thinking about that day and how fun it was and just the buzz of excitement when a new baby comes.  It was just the best day.  So what if she gave me a heart attack, she's totally worth it! :)  Happy Birthday Juney Girl!