Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Will I still have my birthday????

Reading the post title, I want you to picture the sweetest red headed baby face sounding super sad and winey!









Yesterday morning, I was taking the littles to school and I started our morning drive conversation with.....
1.  Who do ya think you are gonna play with?
2.  Can someone count all of the school buses?
3.  What did you dream about last night?
4.  Who is gonna say a prayer for our day?
Those are my main drive topics, as the drive to school only takes less than 10 minutes.  As we are approaching the school, I tell the kids that I have a super big surprise!  They are so excited, thinking that they are getting a toy or that they are really going to my work (sounds strange, but I have told y'all all work stops at my office when the kids come in, they love the attention and love all of their friends).  They were a little disappointed when I had to say "nope" to both of their guesses.  Well, I just knew that they would be over the moon when I tell them, it is going to snow tomorrow and we will get to stay at home all day tomorrow and play outside!!!
(picture me saying all of that in a very chipper tone and using a lot of hand movements, heck, if I would have been watching someone get so excited about snow it would have made me equally pumped).  You just never know what will excite the littles though.
They both get quiet.
Silence.
I turn down the radio, as maybe they did not hear me.
I repeat my surprise... hand movements.... and now add clapping.
(to onlookers, I am sure I look super awesome, but whatev)
I pull in the parking lot and look at the people.
What is wrong?  Don't you like to be with mommy and play and then the snow.
Sophia looks at me with the saddest face, "but momma, will I still have my birthday?"
O my goodness, I flip through my mental rolodex of important dates, and nope, nothing is registering with me.  I look at her and say, "Sophia, honey, your birthday is not until August.  That is like 5 months away."
She wipes her face, "oh, it's not my birthday yet?  It is never gonna get here if it keeps on snowing!"
Welp, there you have it.  My kiddos are super sick of the snow and are afraid that it will snow right up until their birthdays.
I love her.








Well, we woke up at 6 this morning, and it started with sleet and then a little bit of snow, and it has just not stopped.  So pretty to look at, but we are really stuck at the house.  Some may not enjoy those snow days, but it just gives me some extra time at home with the littles and I love that.  Ever since I returned back to work, if there is ever a surprise day that we can just stay at home and I can work from home with them, I love it!  Looks like school is already cancelled for tomorrow too, so it looks like it will be snow day repeat for tomorrow.


I may love that time, and I try not to complain much about the crazy times that we are having at home, but those people can wear ya out!  There are so many times that I would say something today, and I would just stop and replay it in my head, thinking.... I never thought that those words would ever come out of my mouth......
1.  Do not step on your brothers face.  If you have to step on him step on his shoulder.

2.  Do not put your booty on the door.
3.  Brayden, can you run in high heels?
4.  Quit "fundippin" your fingers in the milk.
5.  You can only shoot the bow and arrow in your room and not at your brothers face.
She may or may not be wearing my lingerie.... to shoot her bow and arrow... at her brother.  I am not sure what part of all of that sounds the worst.  She just loves to wear soft things, and honestly, it is not like I even wear lingerie anyways, in fact that was from when I got married, and I could not even wear that if I tried.  I would look like a pig in a blanket (a sheer, cream, short blanket).  She loves it, so therefore, I let her wear it.  Don't judge.

6.  No, you cannot have ONLY catsup for lunch.
Just when I thought I was figuring out this whole motherhood bit....


This past week, I got an email from our school district with Sophia's new school information.  I cannot believe it.... she is really going to go to kindergarten?  This is crazy.  To me she is still a baby, my baby, and now she is 5 going on 15 and out the door headed to KINDERGARTEN!  I am not sure why I have been so nutty and a wee bit weepy.  I mean, the time is flying by too quickly.  Do not get me wrong, I knew getting into this whole momma/ baby thing that these little people will eventually grow up, give up pacis, sleep through the night, be potty trained, go to school, ect., but I just feel that it has just come on too fast.  It is such a BIG world, and I just wanna keep them close.  Is this crazy?  Maybe I should go and talk to someone about this, because I believe that I will be suffering from separation anxiety (hello, it has not even happened, and I am already anxious).


I hope I am not the only NUT-JOB parent out there feeling this way.  Hello, anyone?


Speaking of growing up.  The wee ones have been taking gymnastics, and they love it.  I loved gymnastics when I was younger (hello jr high gymnastics team.... I did not really get to do anything with the team, I was probably only on the team for entertainment and because I was super bendy... #JustSayin).  Anyways, enough about me, the kids.  Yes, they love gymnastics.  One of Sophia's sweet friends started taking with her this past week, and she loves having her there.


As for Brayden, he is in a mixed class (girl/boy) and he loves this little girl names Ellie.  I guess he likes the gymnastics part, but he really likes the "Ellie" part.  He came in the other night, and asked if I know where that girl lives.... oh, could this be a first crush!


I also signed Loverboy up for tee ball, and we are all so excited about it.  Aron even took him up to a local sports store to buy a glove and ball, needless to say they have been practicing.  I have been trying to get him to throw underhanded, and all he wants to do is throw it fast and over hand (he is obvi his fathers child).  Looks like we may have a little ball player in the making.  This makes me so happy.
since this post was mostly focused on the wee ones, here I am with my first love... my Aron.  I must talk about him, because without him, I'd have no them.
 






































Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wha!! I am lovin' that!!


This post is kind of a brain dump wrapped up in things that I am lovin' right now!
Growing up, I think that you too may have heard of a little boy band, New Kids On the Block!

I know right, I totally loved these guys.  If you did not, please exit out of this post now!  I loved them and their "Right Stuff"!  I was "Hangin' Tough" with them throughout the years.... ya see what I did there, those were two of my favorite songs that they sang!  Obsessed much, I think so!  I even saw them in concert.  Ya see, they came to Bentonville way back in the day.  It was my first concert to ever attend.  I was escorted by my momma, one of my oldest friends, Amanda Bailey, and her momma!  Just a couple a girls out on the town!
The coolest thing about the whole night was walking home from the stadium, me, Amanda, and the mothers were standing on the corner getting ready to cross the street, when all of a sudden the NKOTB tour bus pulled up, and stopped!  It was totally meant to be!  I mean they stopped right next to us (okay, it was not totally meant to be, they had to stop because they were sitting at a red light, but whatev!)  What happened next will forever be imprinted in my memory.  The curtain on their tour bus moved, and there were some super cute faces.... Joey, Jon, Jordan!  I DIE!  They were smiling and waving... obviously at me and Mandie!  I mean, we were a couple a cuties.....




 just hangin' out on the corner with our mommas!  I am for sure there was a connection!  Ha!
Anyways, this brings me to the first thing that I am lovin'!  They are back, the NKOTB, but this time they are on a boat, and it is on t.v.!  Hello, DVR!








That is right, there is a new show that will be documenting the NKOTB on a cruise with hundreds of


their super fans (I guess I missed the boat)!  How am I just now hearing about this?



For now, I will just have to watch.  Can you imagine?  A fun group of your girlfriends (only the ones that know any of the words to some of their hottest songs:  Please Don't Go Girl, Step By Step, I'll Be Loving You, Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time (didn't I??)! 
Who was your favorite?
I had a poster of Jonathan on my door.... he was super dreamy.
 

We would have made a pretty cute couple....just saying!
That brings me to my second thing....
was anyone else aware that Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlburg got married?





They also have a television show, I watched, and will continue to watch!  They are super cute.

I even cried during their show.  I have no idea why I was so emotional about it, but I was crying.  I am such a sap..
FYI, his best men.....

that's right, the NKOTB boys!

Is anyone else watching this?
So, I have been thinking more and more about my big health kick, and thinking (just thinking) about adding a bit of exercise to the routine!  I keep seeing these super cute athletic outfits from this new brand, Fabletics.



Have you heard of it?  These outfits are designed by Kate Hudson (love her), and your first outfit you order is $25.00.  Sounds like a deal to me.  I filled out the information on the site, and these are some of the outfits that were chosen for me....
















love them.  Might even order them.  Possibly even use them to work out in okay, that is not probably going to happen, but I would look super cute lounging around the house in them!


Speaking of my health kick!  I am still loving Plexus.  I blogged a few months ago about Plexus, and I am still using the products.  So far, it has been the easiest and best thing that I have ever tried....



lost many inches, 20+ pounds, sleeping, more energy, my stomach issues have improved, and honestly, I just feel good about myself.  The fact that I am also doing the business part of Plexus too, has been a great thing for our family.  I feel different and I think that I look different (and I love that my clothes are fitting better)!  The other big thing that I have noticed fitting is my wedding band.  For over a year and a half now, I have only been wearing my engagement ring, and the wedding band that Aron gave me, just over the past few years has gotten tighter and tighter.  So, I had to retire it in my jewelry box.  Well, I was over the moon excited when I picked up the ring earlier this week, and placed it easily on my finger.... IT FITS!!


One of my favorite HGTV shows started back this past week... FIXER UPPER!
I love Chip and Joanna!


They take the worst looking house on the block and make it a fixer upper!  The homes that they have transformed have been a- maz-ing!
























They are one of the reasons I started transforming my house!  Everything that they do looks so clean, and it is now what I am calling my "new style".


Then to end the day, my littlest little just came in and crawled in the bed....


then says the sweetest little words to me.....,"Momma, don't you just want to snuggle me and give me smoochies?"  Well hello, how can I resist a guy that approaches me like that!
I love him!




Monday, January 5, 2015

Reminiscing......

Christmas Time...
First of all, let me start my saying Christmas is over?  It makes me so very sad!  I just finished boxing up all of our Christmas d├ęcor yesterday, and honestly, I hate to put it all away.  Christmas is definitely my most favorite season of celebration.  The kids this year were so excited about Christmas!  Yes, we were "that family" that had the elf of the shelf, his name is Chippy, and the kids are still sad that he left with Santa on Christmas Eve... they know he will be back at the beginning of December next year!  They loved reading Christmas books, dressing in red and green everyday (okay, their mother loved doing that to them everyday), and they loved that the whole season is celebrated because it is Jesus' birthday (my littles love a great birthday, and His is the greatest of all)!  We were able to do so many things in December, and I am going to do my best at getting them all documented.








Our month started with a Christmas party at the school.  I volunteered to help, and Aron took the day off, and then I volunteered him to help too (your welcome husband).  FYI, the kids loved having him there, they were super surprised and loved showing him off to their friends (I kinda understand how they feel, I love showing him off too!)














A fun and new thing that we did this year, is the school had a "Breakfast with Santa Claus"....





Well, Sophia loved getting to have a meal with St. Nick and then sitting on his lap and discussing how she had been a very sweet girl all year.
Brayden on the other hand, found Santa to be less than appealing, and felt his time was best spent sitting on the floor about 10 feet away from him.  We did not push it, and I was so sad that our Christmas picture opportunity with the kids and Santa was gone.  Next year I suppose, he will be ready for him then.

The day before our Santa breakfast, the kids and I came home and wrote letters to Santa.  The kids had a great time telling me what to write, and then I let them decorate however they wanted....









After our breakfast, we took the kids up to our town square where they had a mailbox for Santa set up.  They were pumped to be able to mail their letters.





A few weeks later, they were elated when the mail came and Santa had written them back!  (Seriously, that was the greatest, and will for sure be placed in their baby books!)  Sophia held onto her letter for the rest of the day, Brayden, well, he saw the letter and off he went.

I can only imagine how our next few Christmas' will be.  Oh, the excitement through a child's eye.  I love how they are just so hopeful and happy at the idea of a big man in a red suit traveling at night led by a group of reindeer delivering toys!  They do not really ask questions like how is that possible.... but are just so sure of it all.  I wish I could keep them this little forever.