Sunday, August 23, 2015

faulkner park

Sunday afternoon after church we grabbed a quick lunch then headed to Faulkner park.  Ever since our last attempt to try out Faulkner Park, Pearson has been begging to go.  Now that the water line was fixed, we headed to Faulkner Park to get our splash on!!
A good time was had by all! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

May Catch-Up

As I have said here before, this summer has been crazy.  I already knew it was going to be a crazy summer with our big move to Tyler, but Dad's car accident and stroke really threw things for a loop.  I just haven't felt like blogging this summer.  I am just now feeling up to sharing about what's going on and catching up on my poor little neglected blog.

Here's what we have been up to in the month of May.
**These post are all back dated to the actual dates so you'll have to click on the links or scroll really far to get to them!!

Going Away Party

Last Small Group

Kickin' Up Some Fun

Mother's Day

See Ya Later Sachse
Check back later this week to read all about our June.
I am determined to get all caught up by the time the boys start school.
Including finally blogging some super cute bluebonnet pictures I took of the boys in April and Nash's first birthday party way back in February!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

nash {18 months}

27lbs 2oz; 33ish inches
(official measurements from the doctor)
You are mostly wearing 24 month/2T PJ's.  Clothes are mainly 24 months, 18-24 months, and 2T.  You are in size 5 diapers and size 6 or 7 shoes.  

Most nights you sleep great but the last couple of weeks you have been waking up about an hour after we put you to bed and you won't go back to sleep.  We end up letting you just stay in the living room with us and watch TV.  You are so sweet and snuggly.  Since you stay up a little later you have been sleeping until about 8am.  We officially dropped your morning nap this month.  You are ready for your nap around noon but I push you until 1pm most days.  Some days you will sleep 3 hours but most days its about 2.5hrs.   

You continue to out eat Pearson at every meal.  You rarely turn any food down and if you see food, you immediately say "Bi-Bi" meaning you want a bite!  Some of your favorite foods are avocados, watermelon, grapes, bananas, any kind of potatoes, greek yogurt, mac n cheese, and yogurt raisins.  I just quite nursing you a week ago.  Every night before bed we would sit down to nurse.  You would literally nurse for a minute and then you wanted to run into Pearson's room to tell Bubba and Daddy goodnight.  You were more excited about that than nursing so I knew it was a good time to wean.  We went a couple days without then it's like you remembered that we hadn't nursed in a few days.  There has been a few times you have gotten mad at me when we sit in the chair and don't nurse and a few times you have tried to pull my shirt up, but we are officially all done and there is not going back.

New Tricks/Activities/Accomplishments: 
Your vocabulary has exploded this month! You can sorta ride Pearson's scooter.  You can walk backwards.  You have become a little climber.  Recognizing some body parts.

Da-De (Daddy) Hiiiiii, Bye-Bye, Bubu and Mama, Heeeyyyy, Doh (duck), Pu-Pee (puppy), Ba-Bee (Baby), Ah-Oh (with a big round mouth) Bah (Ball) Wowwwww,  Doh-Gee (doggy), Buh-dee (birdie) Nigh-Nigh (Night-Night) Woah (Hello) Tru (Truck) {New This Month} Duh-De (duckie), Cheeeee (when smiling for a picture and also for Cheese), Tu-Tu (Choo-Choo), Cah (Car), Buh (Book), Bah (Bath and Ball), Wa-Wa (Water), Meh (Milk), Uhh (Up), Ah (On and Off), Muh (More), Day-Doo (Thank-You), Sheeeew (Shoe), Na-Nuh (Banana), Ca-Cer (Cracker), Cuh-Kee (Cookie), No (No & Nose), My (Mine)

12 (6 top/6 bottom) Front 4, Bottom 4 and all 4 molars are in!

Throwing things, eating, taking your shoes off, playing in the playroom, waving bye bye to people, following brother around and doing whatever he is doing.

Brushing your teeth, when Pearson takes things from you, when I pull you out of the toilet, diaper changes, drying off after bath.

Other Random Facts:
  • You had a yucky tummy bug this month with pretty nasty dirty diapers for about two weeks.  
  • We took your paci away from you outside of the crib.  You only have it for nap time and bedtime.  You are doing WAY better than I thought.  
  • You stayed in a hotel room for 2 nights when we were in Houston and you slept great!
  • You have learned how to climb up onto the kitchen table chairs.  One day you had even climbed up onto the kitchen table.  
  • You are such a Mama's boy.  If you are crying, only I can fix it.  We have a bedtime routine where I put you to bed and Daddy puts Pearson to bed.  I don't know if you will ever let us change that.  
  • You can point to your nose and mouth when we ask you to. 
  • When Pearson really starts to bother you, you just smack him.  It's kinda funny!!
  • When we watch American Ninja Warrior, you always pretend to climb the invisible ladder.  
  • If you get really frustrated with us, you start to scream.  You get so mad when you can't get your point across with you little vocabulary.  
  • You are so chill in the car. You love to just look out the window or watch your brother.  
  • You love to be held, especially in the morning.  You want me to hold you from the moment you wake up until I can get breakfast on the table.  
Here is Pearson at 18 months and Nash at 18 months.
 Look at how you have changed!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

cousin sleepover

Ashley and the kids came and visited us for one night.  They got here around lunchtime so our first stop was to our favorite pizza shop…..Rounder's.  Next up was a trip to the Brookshire's museum.  Free fun is always good!!
 They had a great time looking at all the stuffed animals.  
Ryan, Drew and I grew up coming here every summer with Oma when they lived in Tyler, so it was fun to take the kids to one of my childhood memories!!
 The old country shop was always one of my favorites.  I love looking at all the details of the little old shop. Before we head back home we stopped in the gift shop and got 50cent ice cream and 25cent Capri Suns to snack on at the park!
For dinner, we all went to our favorite BBQ place…..Stanley's.  And to make it even better, kids eat FREE on Tuesday nights.  Clearly no one was very happy! Ha!
Ahhhhhh but then our food came and all was right with the world!!  
Sliced brisket sandwich (lean cut) on jalepeno cheddar bread with a side of coleslaw for me and a turkey sandwich for the boys!! 

When we got home we skyped with Lolly & Pops at the nursing home.  I wish so bad they could have been here too.  Everyone was happy to be able to "see" them though.  
 After a long day, you would think these crazies would have been pooped, but the would have stayed up all night if we would have let them!!
Saturday we played with our neighbors outside, did a little shopping, grabbed some lunch at Slim Chicken and then they were headed back to Dallas.  
We loved having them come visit and can't wait for our next cousin sleepover!!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

backyard soccer practice

Before real soccer practice started, Matt and Pearson had some backyard practices.  Matt took them pretty serious!  They started out with some stretching.
 Pearson just did whatever Matt did!
 They did a few high knees to get their heart rate going and then practice was in full force.  
 We bought some little cones to set up obstacle courses for him to dribble the ball around.  
{Don't mind Nash without his pants!!}
Grammy & Grandaddy gave Pearson the best soccer goal for Christmas last year.  It's a pop-up goal.  When we want to play with it, we just get it out and stake it into the ground.  When we are done, it folds up in to a tiny bag.  It's perfect!!
Pearson's favorite thing to do is dribble the ball so he just dribbles it all the way into the goal instead of shooting to score.  
With a little more practice, I think we are going to have a little soccer star on our hands! 
While backyard practice was going on, Nash enjoyed having the Cozy Coupe all to himself!!
Ahhhhh, these are what Saturdays are made of!!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

bergfield "splash park"

On our summer list we had two splash park that we wanted to go to here in Tyler.  Sadly that's really all that's here and actually, one of them is in Whitehouse.  We didn't feel like driving out of town, so we opted for the one in town.  We got there and the water wasn't on.  Before I unloaded the boys I walked around to see if there was a place I could turn the water on, but I couldn't find anything.  We finally found a cop and asked him what was up!  He let us know that they had been doing some construction in the area and a water line had been broken so there was no water pressure.  The boys were set on playing at a splash park, so we found the closest thing we could.  Bergfield "splash park".  It's most definitely not a splash park, but the boys had a blast and it did the trick!
I love how just a little bit of water can make these boys SO happy!!!