We had a great Thanksgiving this year and were lucky to see tons of family! Nana came to visit the weekend before and we had an early Thanksgiving dinner with her, Uncle Michael, and Aunt Rachel. Then, we headed to La Grange to celebrate with Seth’s family. One thing’s for sure…there is no shortage of family who love to cuddle with our little boys!
I wanted to share a few more pictures from our latest session. If you clicked over to Rachel’s blog, you saw most of them but here are a few more (actually some may be repeated but you’re not one to complain, right?) that I really liked…
Oops, still here! We have been busy bees this month. Lots of birthday parties, events, and family time. One party in particular held a first for Jake…
We had fun celebrating Noah’s 2nd birthday party at Clay’s Restaurant. Good food AND a petting zoo. I didn’t expect Jake to get near the ponies but he hopped right on and held on tight!
We also took the boys to Disney on Ice a few weeks ago! We made the mistake of going on Saturday afternoon and had to fight through lots of traffic and crowds. It even made us a little late but Jake didn’t seem to mind. He loved watching the show! I’m not sure he completely understood what was going on, but he was mesmorized the entire time.
Sharing some snacks with Daddy. You can imagine that something like Disney on Ice was RIGHT up Seth’s alley!
Can’t leave out the awkward, too close, in the dark family picture! We also went with the Erbeles but it was better to focus on keeping kids accounted for than taking lots of pictures. Maybe in a few more years…
I have lots of pictures and thoughts to post but can’t possibly make time tonight. I am frantically trying to finish Catching Fire, the 2nd book in the Hunger Games trilogy, so that I can start the 3rd!
I seem to have some sort of affinity for young adult literature. Some of my favorite books include Harry Potter, Twilight, and now The Hunger Games. Not sure what that says about me except that I must still be pretty hip!
But for real, these books are SO GOOD. I highly recommend running out to buy them now so you can make the movie premiere in March!
In the meantime, you can check out a sneak peek of our family pictures. As always, Rachel Honeyman did an awesome job and I am so happy with the pictures we got.
I’ve also just about given up my dream of having a picture where we all 4 smile and look at the camera at the same time.
But then again, Seth told me that wouldn’t be real life so I suppose we’re just keeping it real…
Actually…all they’d have to do was make me step barefoot in fresh piles of dog poop. Because that’s what happened this morning on my way to get Drew and it wasn’t exactly a pleasant experience.
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
Well. I’ve now figured out how the enemy* could easily get top secret intel out of me.
Take away my Chapstick.
*Assuming I was a spy for the US government and had a real-live enemy who needed to torture me for top secret information.
I have been on a self-imposted Chapstick detox the past week and I am nearly dying. Sometimes I just start shaking and talking nonsense. Other times I feel like bugs are crawling all over me. Sometimes I just want to scream. But I realized I had a
major minor problem when I couldn’t even go from one room to another without my coveted lip balm.
Taking a bathroom break during a TV show? Don’t forget the Chapstick!
Playing trucks with Jake and leaving the playroom for 5 minutes? Don’t forget the Chapstick!
I could go on.
If I left home without my Chapstick, I would either turn around or immediately stop and buy some. And if you have any children, you know it’s more desirable to go through a drive thru so you don’t have to unload everyone.
I haven’t noticed any drive thru Chapstick stands as of late. And no, the pharmacy drive thru won’t sneak you a tube when you pick up a prescription.
Ok, now you’re wondering about the point of this post. There really isn’t one. See, I told you lack of lip moisturizer can make you do crazy things! My sister told me it isn’t even allowed at her elementary school because of its addictive qualities (Lordy, what has the world come to?). I believe it now!
Oh, were you wondering if the enemy would have a bigger challenge getting that top secret intel out of Seth?
They’d either have to start taking his picture or clean out a hairbrush in front of him and they’d be golden.
What can I say? We’re weak!
Ohhhh my baby boy. Drew, you are just the sweetest baby I’ve ever met! I tell your Daddy every night that I’m so sad you and your brother are growing up. He is super excited to play sports and go fishing with you one day but now it’s only 17 years, 7 months until you go to college, right?
This month you are starting to move and groove! You started rolling from your back to tummy nonstop earlier this month and actually prefer to be on your tummy now. You sleep on your tummy, play on your tummy, and are starting to (gasp) scoot on your tummy. I’m afraid you’ll really be moving before I am ready!
You’re eating rice cereal twice a day now and will probably start veggies in the next few weeks. I’m hoping this will make Jake insanely jealous and want to eat your veggies too. Since he eats next to none right now, I don’t mind giving him pureed spoonfuls if that’s what it takes.
Just like your brother, we’ve given you so many nicknames. I apologize…but just can’t help it! You are our Drewbie, Mr. D, D money, and little booger (sorry). We can’t imagine life without you and can’t wait for month 6!
Tonight at dinner, the boys were cracking each other up!! It was the first time it has happened and was sooo sweet. Now, normally I don’t allow toys at the table (and technically no banging of toys either!) but I had to let this slide. And unfortunately I missed videotaping the best part…neither of them could catch their breath they were laughing so hard. May we have many many more years of giggles and laughter!
*I know you’re super impressed by my videography. My iPhone camera is world-class!
**Seth will be getting down our highchair from the attic this weekend because that Bumbo clearly isn’t cutting it anymore! Drew is tooooo wiggly.
I am a person who loves the quiet. Which really works out since I have 2 small children! The past couple weeks I have finally gotten the boys to both nap around the same time. So I have been able to get at least an hour…maybe two…of quiet time all to myself.
PRAISE THE LORD.
And right now, as I sit on the couch typing this, I feel a little guilty that I’m not mopping, dusting, organizing something, or being a productive citizen.
But what was that? Oh, right. NOTHING! The house is QUIET.
And to me, that is more valuable than sparkling clean floors right now.
Hopefully Seth will agree…