Friday, June 29, 2012

9 months old!

This past Monday, June 25th, 2012, Olivia turned 9 months old! Here are some pics! I need to do official measurements, but I recently weighed her and she was 18.5 lbs! She is wearing 9 month clothing and size 3 diapers. She has finally figured out the whole crawling thing and will crawl on all fours along with her frequent army crawl! She loves to eat!!! She is still not eating a lot of real people foods, but is going to town on stage 2 and 3 baby foods and loves the yogurt bites and baby mum mums! She has 4 teeth in....her two bottom teeth are in and her top canines are in! She is still working on her top 2 front teeth! (Peyton wanted a picture of all of them!! Bella wasn't happy, she wanted Olivia on her lap!) Now Bella is happy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Peppers and onions...the start of our impromptu chicken nachos tonight!

Monday, June 25, 2012

More waterpark!


Trip to the waterpark!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Breaking a board!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3! Library, park, pool...and Olivia perfected her crawl! 9 mos old on Monday!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

So just now Peyton was asking me if we would still own our house when I am 90...I told him yes! Then, he said, "what if you are dead?" And I said "well, hopefully I will be alive still!" And he said "oh good! That's music to my ears!" LOL!

Summer Vacation Day 2!

On Day 2, we got up early and were at the big pool by 10:45...we stayed til noon. Then we took big sister Savannah to Carowinds, headed home and took naps!

Day 2...the pool!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Vacation Day 1!

We had summer camp last week, so today is officially our day 1! We started off with washing the van and then a trip to the park and a picnic! Then, after naps, we played in the little pool in our backyard. After dinner, we headed up to the frozen yogurt shop and had a yummy dessert!

And a swim in the pool!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Breakfast in the Backyard

We decided to have breakfast in the backyard today! After all of my hardwork yesterday....cutting the grass, filling in dirt where the dogs had dug it out around the tree, cleaning off the was nice to have a clean, tidy backyard to hang out in!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Feeling a little melancholy lately. I just cannot believe how quickly the kids are growing up, and me too. Well, I don't think I am growing up, but definitely getting older. Blah! I hate that. Not because of the numbers, but just the fact that it means less time here on earth. Less time being young and vibrant and healthy. I feel like I have so much I want to do and see in life & I have barely done anything. I have a lot of day to day stress that I despise & resent. I have a lot on my plate. I want to be the best mom and wife I can, but I often feel like such a failure at it. It is hard making a 2nd marriage work sometimes, hard to blend you & your kids in with a new person. It has been almost 7 years and we still struggle. I have been working weekends for nearly 6 years now, and while it is great to avoid daycare, save us bundles of money and I can still earn a fulltime paycheck, it takes a toll on you. I never get to spend much quality time with my whole family. We never get to take little weekend trips. It's hard. It makes me sad, like I am missing out on so much. But, at the same time, I can't afford to put 2 babies in daycare & my son in daycare/afterschool care. And I don't want to! I don't want to be working 3 days a week during the week, 7a to 7pm. I personally would be thrilled to not have to work, but that isn't ever going to happen! )-: So, I just have to trudge on. I try to figure out ways to make this life easier, more organized, less chaotic. It always looks and sounds great in my mind, but never quite pans out in real life. I never do much of a meal plan, I never get much sleep or exercise, I just live day to day. Trying to do the best I can. I know one day all of the kids will be grown & gone and I can then do what I want, when I want....but then I will probably miss them too much and be so old that I can't physically do what I want to do!!!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Working on her "army crawl"!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Bella!

Bella turned 2 today! I cannot believe how time has sped by! She is such a smart, sweet, caring little girl!

Friday, June 1, 2012

She had a great night!!

The Elmo Masterpiece!

Beautiful Bella turns 2!

Almost party time!!! I can't believe Bella will be 2 on Sunday!!

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