The Mr. is working long hours because of it being his first year teaching. The kids and I miss him a ton but we understand.
Most evenings are smooth for me with the kids by myself. And some evenings it's super nice to just pick up dinner and eat on the back porch and that's what we did one night last week! Everyone was happy...including Mommy! :)
A friend of mine from work (we are on the same team) little girl came home with me one day last week to play with the kiddos. She has been begging her mom for another baby but that's not going to happen(that's what she says!). So to make J happy she came to play with my babies! All three of them LOVED her! :)
She was so good with them too! :)
A new fun trick the kids love doing is taking the couch apart and crawling all over it and the floor! Super fun! And TJH LOVES his ABC flash cards from Aunt J and Uncle T. (They gave to him when we were pregnant with him! :) )
I ran to Target on Friday night after the kids were in bed...kind of like heaven on Earth...to be alone in Target! ha! :) Well, I always walk through the clothes and shoes even if I don't have money for those things and look what I found!!! Sam&Libbys!!! I grew up wearing these and had EVERY color! I guess now they are making them for adults! There were like 6-8 different shoes by them! I text my mom as soon as I saw them!
I'm a HUGE fan of Chobani...like I eat one everyday. Well, I found this at Target and just had to try it....umm YUMMY!
The Mr. told me a couple of weeks ago that the Georgia Aquarium was doing an educators day on September 20th. I was SO excited! We've wanted to take Tucker for awhile, but the tickets are pretty pricy. Well, this was PERFECT!
We were all locked and loaded and on the road by 8am! (I was pretty proud of ourselves!) Tucker was so excited! One of his favorite books is Curious George at the Aquarium, so he was very aware that his was exciting! We talked about what were going to see on the way there.
EK was excited about going but was super excited about her apple!
The girls fell asleep and got a good 30 minute morning nap on the way!
The check-in was so simple! All we did was show our teacher IDs and they gave us a band and we were in!
Tucker was really nervous at first. He didn't really want to go up to the first couple of tanks...but he warmed up quick and was so excited!
A sweet lady took our picture and after she was done she showed us her twin 9 year old sons! :)
I packed lunch for the kiddos and it was perfect because whenever they got hungry we just stopped and let them eat! :) Owie was SO excited to walk around everywhere...she pitched a fit when we would put her back in the stroller after some walking time.
Probably my favorite picture and moment from the day. They all three just loved looking at the fish!
Tuck was SO excited to see a real life Nemo!
The girls loved riding around and looking. EK even pointed above her head when she saw the fish over top of us!
SO much fun! All three had a wonderful time! The Mr. and I enjoyed seeing them get so excited and experience something new!
After the Aquarium we played in the park/grass area and then headed over to the World of Coke! We skipped the history part and headed straight to the refreshment area! ;)
Livi Cay prancing around in her dress! We just HAD to put them in their Little Mermaid dresses for the aquarium! :)
After some yummy Coke we headed to the playground in Centennial Olympic Park.
As soon as we got on the interstate TJH and Livi Cay were fast asleep! :) We had so much fun and I loved spending time with the people I love the most without any other distractions!
I'm also so thankful that companies show appreciation to educators. It's nice to have some perks every once in a while! :)
(I wanted to wait until you two had your one-year well check up before doing this last post!)
Stats for EKH:
Weight: 21.7 lbs
Height: 29 3/8 inches
Clothes: 12 and some 18 months
Size of Diaper: Size 5
Daily Routine: Wake up: 6:45-7:30ish Bottle, breakfast, nap, bottle, snack/lunch, afternoon nap, snack, bottle, dinner and then bed around 6:30-7pm...your schedule is changing some...maybe going down to one longer nap instead of two smaller naps.
You have started walking with your walker! And you are SO proud of yourself! You enjoy pulling up on things and are bearing more weight on your feet. You eat just about anything...but don't care for mac n' cheese! ha! :) You love to chase us and love when we chase you. You have started to cry more when going to bed at night...but it usually only last 3-5 minutes.
Current Nicknames: Emmy Cake, EK, Sister Bear and Tuck loves to call you Emma Cakie
Stats for OCH:
Height: 28 7/8 inches
Clothes:12 and some 18 months
Size of Diaper: Size 5 Daily Routine: Wake up: 6:45-7:30ish Bottle, breakfast, nap, bottle, snack/lunch, afternoon nap, snack, bottle, dinner and then bed around 6:30-7pm...your schedule is changing some...maybe going down to one longer nap instead of two smaller naps. Milestones:
You walk ALL the time! :) Every chance you can to pull up on something and then start walking you do! You even have ran a few times! You love love to sing "If You're Happy And You Know It". You have been a bit more emotional lately...we think you have a couple teeth coming in...you and teething don't get a long very well.
Current Nicknames: O, Owie, Livi Cay
You two are working on sharing with each other! You two have also started to "wrestle" and it's SOOO cute! You love to play together with Tucker's "big boy" toys like his Cozy Coupe and his bike. You two girls are SO sweet and always want to know where the other one is if not in eye sight. You two are always sharing your stuffed animals with each other in the bed and love to chat when you two wake up. You both love to drink water out of big girl cups.
We love you two so very much and cannot believe that you're already ONE!