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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Little things

I got out of the shower and heard Max saying "Mom, I'm ready to get down now!" Over and over. Found him sitting in the little art niche thing. He did it so many times that day and thought he was so funny every time.


Burying their own treasure to find again later. Max is holding a sprinkler head, not a knife. 


Max gets so sad when Millie goes to preschool and he can't go too!


I can't get enough of turkey sandwiches lately. Meat in general (similar to when I was pregnant with Max - maybe another boy)! I added some bacon to this one and wow. I want another one right now.


I took Tyler's car to the Relief Society activity on Thursday and came out to find this! Luckily Sharon was there and gave me a ride home. Also luckily, our insurance covers a tow within 5 miles, so the next day they took it to a tire place and replaced the tire.


"Mom, I think we need a new wheel." - Millie



Millie and Daddy read scripture stories on the iPad as part of her bedtime routine. Lately it has also included taking a couple of crazy pictures! I got to do it with her the other night too. Love that silly girl.


Baby #3!

We are going to be a family of 5! Baby #3 is due just after Thanksgiving. We are so excited. 

Millie includes the baby in family portraits now. She can't wait to have a new brother or sister. She says if it's a girl we will name her Cinderella, and if it's a boy we will name him Lightning, after Lightning McQueen. 


Max is in a bit of denial, but I think he will warm up to a new baby after a bit. When we told the kids Millie was squealing in excitement (she's been asking for a baby for a while) and Max just said, "No!" Pretty funny.

This pregnancy has rocked my world a little bit. I seem to be more sick each time! Not a good pattern to be following. But I can tell it's going to be better soon, for which I am so thankful. And I know the kids and Tyler will be glad when I have some energy again and don't spontaneously fall asleep all the time. I've never been such a sleepy head! I seriously can't make it past 9 most nights. I've also had some insomnia, which is fun combined with the fatigue. I wake up in the middle of the night and it takes me a while to fall back asleep. 

I have been a major negative Nancy, but I really am so thankful we get to bring another child to our family! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Tyler's birthday!

Tyler turned 29 last week! I dropped the kids off with my mom and picked him up from work for a birthday date. We went to the Melting Pot for appetizers and desserts, which ended up being more food than we could handle. So darn delicious!!




Then we went downtown so Tyler could show me his main Houston office. It was so high up and so cool!!



We then rode the elevator down about 60 floors (quite the ride!) to the downtown tunnels. Nothing in them was open since it was night time but it was still really cool. 


Meanwhile, the kids had fun with Monka. 


It was a fun night for all! I love Tyler so much and am so glad we got to celebrate his day! 

Little things


I told Max it was time to get dressed, and the best thing I knew he had brought over a diaper, wipes, an outfit, and was lying down ready to be changed. I love him.


Fun on the funny chairs.


Max counted and nobody hid!



First flowers for Mom. Melt my heart!


We went out to lunch to celebrate Mom's birthday. So fun to have cousins nearby!



I locked my keys in the car while going in to the library. Luckily Gigi lives close and we were planning to go to her house afterwards anyway - she came to our rescue and took us home to get the spare key and then back to the car. 


Had to check on the new baby ducks!


Went back to Gigi's on Saturday and had the first swim of the year in their pool. Well, Millie and I did. Max will get there eventually, I hope!



Heidi and James and Wesley were there too and we all got to love on baby Wes. The kids were enamored with him!



Must work on my trimming skills. 


10 on 10: May 2016

1. If you're looking for Max, chances are he is lining up his trains on the ottoman.


2. Backus toast for breakfast. A wonderful result of running out of bread and having rolls leftover from Mother's Day.


3. In case you wonder what happens when you stop watering and trimming wheatgrass. Reminded me of those chia pets!


4. Our Roku remote randomly stopped working recently, but luckily you can use the app on your phone. Crazy technology!


5. Max got a Lightning McQueen and was so so excited. He played with it the rest of the day!


6. Showing Millie his new car after preschool. I was hoping to capture their hug instead, but oh well.


7. Not even sure why....


8. Water fight! It lasted about as long as it took to take this picture.


9. Lightning turns black when placed in really cold water. I thought that would be cool, Max didn't like that at all!


10. I finally thought to not raise the ironing board all the way and I ironed sitting down! Why have I never thought of this before now?? Total game changer for my very least favorite chore.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Mother's Day weekend

There were just too many awesome things that happened over the weekend, to post them all separately would be a lot of posts. Instead, I'm going with one ├╝ber long post. Sorry in advance.

Baby Wesley was born on Friday! We were so excited to go to the hospital to meet him. Even though I have 14 nieces and nephews, this was my first time ever going to the hospital to meet a new baby.  He is just adorable and I'm officially baby hungry. Can't even handle his sweet newborn-ness!



Gigi and Poppy with their 3 grandkids.


On Saturday we went out to the Beaumont area to see Lindsay and Kenny's new house and hang out with them and my parents. Their yard and house are gorgeous and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day! We swam and played outside all day and it was so fun. Millie legitimately swam for over 5 hours with her cousins! Max wouldn't get more than his feet wet, same with me. I'll get in when the water is a more bearable temperature, thank you very much! 








Max was super scared of their cute dog Cato, so it was a big deal when Max tried to give Cato a car. Maybe a peace offering? I don't know. Pretty funny either way.


Cute cousins. Also, documentation of Max eating watermelon. Totally spontaneous and no one said a word to jinx it.



It was such a fun day and we all went home exhausted!!

I woke up Sunday morning to some sweet snuggles from my Max. No better way to begin Mother's Day.



So thankful for these goofy, adorable kids!


After church we went to Gigi's and Poppy's house for dinner. I neglected to get a picture of any of that but we enjoyed a yummy meal of Tyler's choosing (also celebrating his bday a few days later) and had fun visiting.

I also got to talk to Sarah on her mission! Her first call home. I have a lame screenshot to prove it.


A weekend to remember!