You know how sometimes you want something SO bad that life seems destined to work against you??
All I’ve thought about this year is cute pictures of the boys in beautiful Texas bluebonnets. You know the kind. Arms around each other shoulder’s…laughing…hugging…everyday normal life, right?
Well, we got pictures in the flowers alright. But as Jake has told me, “Me no smile in pretty flowers!”
And where was sweet Drew? Just chillin’ in the stroller of course. I was shocked at how well he did! He usually doesn’t like to be restrained and I don’t think he fussed once. Just enjoyed the scenery I suppose. I was so nervous to take them both without Seth but it ended up being a great day! I might even get brave enough to do it again. As soon as the zoo gets brave enough to lower their prices…sheesh!
What? Are you sitting there jealous of me because I get to see the Hunger Games premiere at 7pm on Thursday evening instead of waiting until midnight??
I just uploaded approximately one zillion rodeo pictures so bear with me. As a parent you think every single photo of your children is the BEST ONE EVER and they all look the same to you! Now I know why my mom has so many ridiculous pictures of me and my sisters.
This past Thursday, Seth took off work and we took the kids to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It had been a couple years since we’d been there…traveling to the “big city” is a big deal to us surburbanites!
We decided to start off with the petting zoo. I am not a big fan of having strange dirty animals touching my person but this was right up Jake’s alley. The things we parents do.
Drew you are 9 months old! To sum it up: super cute, super fast, and into everything!
Yikes. I am never going to be a world-renowned author at this rate. The blog is totally going by the wayside lately. Mostly because I just sit on the couch during the day and eat bon bons.
Don’t you all do the same?
It is officially spring in Houston (or so it feels like). I even got my first sunburn this weekend – what in the world?! We spent the weekend working in the yard and flowerbeds and when we came in on Sunday night, my neck and shoulders were bright red. Ouch!
I feel like I am just in a time of life where there is always something that needs to be done. The boys require a lot of attention, the house always needs something cleaned, work has to be done, and the occasional TV show needs to be watched. When does life slow down? I was thankful to have a lazy day at home with the boys. We spent tons of time outside and Jake and I even watched a movie during “no-nap”. I love taking time to just focus on them. To put aside other agendas and remember that chores and errands can be done later. To put up the computer, the phone, and anything else that can be distracting. It’s hard but worth it at the end of the day!
So today I want to focus on Jake and share some recent pictures from my phone.
Normally our friend Jenn cuts Jake’s hair. Because of some scheduling conflicts, I decided to just take Jake to Great Clips a couple weeks ago. He was not happy with me! He has finally gotten used to Jenn so he was a little uneasy. They made him sit in the chair all by himself (he usually sits in my lap) but bribed him with some suckers. Little guy did awesome and all was forgotten once he left with a handful of Dum Dums!
Naps are getting few and far between. But when he actually falls asleep during naptime, it’ll be for a good 3 hours. Drew and I had to go wake Jake up on this particular day because he almost slept until dinnertime. Normally he will wake up as soon as you turn the doorknob but this picture just proves how tired he was! We were able to take a few pictures and he was surprised to see us standing there (a little creepy I guess).
It is fun to just sit and have a conversation with him now. The past 6 months have brought so much change! Jake narrates his life (“Jake do this!” “Jake under there” “Me do it!”) and we crack up at the things he says.