Friday, September 2, 2011

When did I get old?

Yes, my kids are only "almost" 2 ½ and 1, and to some I know I don’t look my age (34 in Dec.), however, I can’t hardly pick up a toy off the floor without my knees (or back) giving out.

I have friends who are younger than me, with kids older than mine, and they are so energetic! And some have more kids!

So what has happened?

Have I gotten old?  (Kale would say, "Nooooo, Mommy thas sillee!") :)

I mean, I work out and all, but I can’t seem to capture any more spunk… ok, well I have attitude spunk, but no energy spunk. Ugh. Ok, more prayers, more sleep, because more is coming tomorrow.  :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My clocks have wings

Football season is about to start, both of my children are part fish, my 2 year old and I can have full conversations and my baby girl is zooming around the house with little care to where the rest of us are. WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!? Who am I kidding... I am loving every minute of it. 

Kale went from being extremely tentative in the pool to instantly fearless! Nate and I took the kids up to the Central pool one night, our pool is a little chilly for them so we though this would be a nice change! Boy did it ever change, as soon as we got in the (bath) pool Kale was wanting us to let go of him. As we went deeper he kept pushing until finally he shoved away from me and "swam" over to Nathan. Now it's not pretty, but he's TWO! As the resident swimmer I could not be more excited that he is loving swimming now!!!

Now Calla has always loved the water (part mermaid as a Mom in our Mommy and Me class said) but moving on land hasn't been her strong suit. The week before our anniversary Nathan and I went to Colorado on vacation, for the first time without kids, (we had a BLAST) but we just knew she would crawl while we were gone. Nope! She waited for us! The day after our 6 year anniversary she crawled forward 5-6 little scooches the next day back and forth across a blanket, Now here we are not even two weeks later and she is all over the place and FAST! She chases Kale and also thinks she wants to try and stand now, too! Momma says slow down little bit!  :)

This is just a tiny insight to our lives and we are constantly in awe of the AMAZING blessings God continuously showers us with. We are so honored that he picked us to guide and inspire these precious beings!!!! Thank you Lord!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

See amals?

We took Kale to the zoo for the first time... on a Friday... in May. WHAT, was I thinking??? As a former teacher I should have known better!!! It seemed like every school in the DFW area had at least one grade level there! Oh well, lesson learned. Fortunately Kale had a great time anyway! Maybe if there were less people he would have relaxed a little bit, but who knows.

He spent the entire drive there asking to see the "amals" then spent the entire time up on Nathan's shoulders (with a death grip on Nate's ears!) 


The ride home was filled with him listing the "amals" he saw then trying to drift off to sleep, until I would ask him more questions (trying to keep him awake until we got home for a nap!) He perked up when I gave him some of "Mommy's juice".

And so not to leave Calla out of this post. Here is a little video of her and her funny, sweet, little scrunchie face!! She likes to do this, I think, to make us laugh. She also does it when she needs her nose wiped and when she doesn't really like what we are feeding her! :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011


What a fantastic weekend! Birthday & Easter celebrations, family, friends, food, fun...WOW!

Kale's birthday party was so much fun! He had a couple of friends and family come over and played his little heart out! Uncle Daniel got him a little trampoline- he LOVES it!!! Calla had a great time herself at the party, she woke from her nap during the festivities and had a smile plastered on her face the entire time! I love that my children are social butterflies!!!

We had a wonderful Easter also!! Kale actually "hunted" for eggs this year and had a great time. He didn't figure out that the eggs at our house had anything in them, but he got the hang of it down at Peachy and Poppy's! Once he got the goodies out he had to eat them first before going on to the next egg!  :) Again Calla needed to be apart of the action so she chewed her own plastic egg while watching Kale!

Thank you Lord, because of you, we are so incredibly blessed!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How is it this time all ready?!?!

The party is planned, the invitations have been sent, and the cake & food are on order... HOW is my little bitty man all ready TWO????

Crazy... just a short two years ago we were living with my parents, our house was under construction, I had just stopped working and was HUGELY pregnant, anxiously awaiting the arrival of this sweet bundle of joy!

We are so incredibly blessed to have this amazing person living with us! He is the BEST big brother & son, we are constantly and continuously entertained, in awe, and in love with him!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Growing up so fast!

My sweet little baby girl is all ready SIX MONTHS!!! Yikes!
~She smiles all the time (except when I pull out the camera!)
~She's rolling over (back to belly only)
~And she's sleeping on her tummy!
It is amazing how quickly things change!

Somehow we started calling Kale, Kale Cooper (first & last name) instead of Kale Lewis (first & middle name) in doing so he started calling himself- Pooker! (he sometimes inverses letters in words, so Cooper became Pooker.)

Kale moved from 1 word sentences to 2 words, not too long ago. He is now on to 3+ word sentences, with NO sign of slowing down!
~He narrates everything, "Pooker fall down, Mommy help?" or "Geen tash tuck, BIG, geen tash tuck!" (that's Kale talk for green trash truck)
~He answers his own questions, "Pooker have that, NO, Calla's" (talking about whatever it is the Calla has at the time.)
~AND he repeats most of what he hears! "Awesome!" "Shhh, Calla nite-nite" "Gosh!" "My goodness" (at least they aren't cuss words!!!)

We love every minute of both them. It does make me a little sad, but, I love to see them change and grow.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Trying this again

So, I thought I'd be clever and start and blog, you know try to keep up with the times! HA! How'd that workout??? Well, I made 2 posts, and the last one was ONE YEAR ago!!! Oops!

So here we go again.

Spring is about to be such a super busy time, and I am really excited about it! Calla is almost 6 months old and Kale's 2ND birthday is just around the corner! Yikes! Time is flying, Nate & I are loving every minute of it!!!