i guess i should stop promising to blog

because it’s obvious I won’t keep it up. :)

It’s been a whirlwind around here. We closed on our new house on 8/30 and we are loving PA. No offense to MA, we loved it there too. We are just so blessed to deal with great people on both ends of our move. We are still settling in around boxes and piles of stuff we just don’t know what to do with! I truly can’t stop counting our blessings these days.

 

The kids are adjusting well and we have had lots of visitors to keep us busy. We can’t wait for more as the holidays approach. :)

 

D has been saying all kinds of adorable things lately like “help you” (instead of help me), and he very clearly (and usually loudly!) requests the songs he likes in the car “Beats Bananas Pease?” (Of course you don’t want to be around when the song is over! We are working on being okay when Mommy and Daddy say “No!”…that’s for both our kids actually!)

C really loves to color and is getting more and more coordinated and dexterous which is good to see. She is starting swimming classes again and loves them! (and we are loving how much more inexpensive they are here!) 

My kids are adorable, have  i mentioned that yet?Image

Um, Hi.

Hi World!

Remember me? I used to write a lot. Or I at least used to update this at times. I’ve decided to go ahead and try to get back into posting on here to keep in touch with friends but also to try and attempt to document poor D’s life. I at least had C documented until he was born. Poor D hasn’t hardly had any posts. :)

So speaking of Sir Adorable, he has been talking up a storm lately. He has two blankies that are his loveys and he can’t say “blankie” so he officially has dubbed them “KeeKees”… along with Kee Kee comes his “Sahsee” or as you might recognize it, a Paci.

I am so thankful that we were able to sell our old house so easily. And even as blessedly easy as it was, it has still been an incredibly stressful few months. If I get REALLY inspired maybe I’ll type up how  crazy the 24 hours around the closing ended up being. Hopefully the new owners are enjoying it as much as we did for the last 5 years. The kids are missing it though… well C is, anyway.  I searched through old pictures to find a picture of our house before we had it painted…

and more recently it has looked like this:

IMG_1745 We said good-bye, Old House!

Now we are hanging at my moms for a bit before we move into our new house! So for now I say good-bye as a certain C wants to go practice a swim!

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C’s 4th Birthday!

C's 4th Birthday!

I’m re-learning to use WordPress and I am going to try to get back into actually updating the blog. :) So I am testing out some ways to get pictures on. So this doesnt count as the first post.

C says…

Upon dropping a penny…
“I dropped it! Now I can’t celebrate, cause I’m sad…”

“mommy, you sit in your chair. I gets blanket. Now we can snuggle.”

(wearing only Jammie top)
“can you take this off so I can prance?”

(feeding D peas)
Daddy: “you might need more than one pea.”
C: “only one Pea because D is almost one.”

(on the way to see cousins)
“what kind of cousins?”

Pop pop and Grammy don’t have a baby yet. Ill have toget them a baby.

“Daddy is my friend. He lives at work. In florida.”

These are all from the last few months. The last one was tonight (12/11) and I finally am updating my blog, dad!

i thought they were cookies…

This story is just too awesome not to share!

Last week in school C made stones out of coffee grounds and sand (and probably some other ingredients). They made them because they had talked about the story of David and Goliath and how David had used Stones in his slingshot. (so glad they made stones and not sling shots!). Anyway, the stones had to dry over the weekend.

Well, the teacher emailed us on Monday saying how the stones smelled positively AWFUL! She didn’t kow what was wrong. So she said to just admire them in their (Sealed!) baggies and then get rid of them.

So I left them out on the counter for C to show Daddy. She does, and then I was going to wait till she went to bed to toss her project out. Of course, I forget to do so as soon as she is in bed. We’re watching TV and B gets up to go get a drink. I’m focused on the show.

He sits back down.

(do you see where this is going yet?)

Next thing I know he’s saying, “WHAT ARE THESE? UGH!”

Yep. He was eating rotten coffee ground & sand “cookies”.

We could not stop laughing about it. :)

aww poor blog…

I am sorry for the lack of Updates!… and I never posted this, and so I am editing it so include more info lol. I am hoping to get better about this!!! I want to have something to help me remember all the cute these little guys do. :)

D- started sitting up just before 7 months. And at th end of his 7th month, 2 teeth appeared! at 8 months he seems to want to be on the move but hasnt figured it out yet! (and since it’s taken me a month to post this, he’s 9.5 months- he still can’t crawl! he rolls around, scoots backwards and is semi mobile that way…) And as of this week he has stopped gagging on anything that wasnt a super smooth puree- he may eat real food someday ! ((and now at 9.5months is mostly on table food!))Yay! He continues to be a super sweet happy baby who never cries! ((we took him to a kids concert- read: loud, flashing light, start and stop music– he didnt make a peep! Such a good baby!!))He easily goes to other people and only fusses if he is left completely alone in a room. His big sister continues to be his most favorite person and if she comes scampering back in he perks right up. You should see him light up when she comes around!  ((this is still true:)))And, biggest news of all- he finally has started sleeping through the night. At least sometimes. (not last night!). ((this is still his one “weakness” –still not very regular with good sleep!!!))

C-Turned 3! We had to reschedule her birthday party due to the kids getting hand, foot, and mouth (for the 2nd time in 5 months! boo!). Ill try to do some photo updating in another blog.

3 seems to be the not listening age. You can pray for me as I am feeling like I lose my patience with her far too often (I’m sure that not sleeping through the night doesnt help!).

She continues to have an amazing memory. She is now 3 years, 2 months and knows all of her letters, usually/most upper and lower case. She knows all the sounds the letters make, she knows what letters are vowels. This is not because I am an amazing homeschool mom. I must admit it is thanks to this little show on netflix that she absolutely loves. It is super catchy and of course, it gets old like most kid shows, but seriously, I highly recommend it! (they also have a number one that she likes and I like even less :))

My big girl started preschool! Someday I might homeschool my kids, but for the preschool age (particularly with another one at home) I’m happy to send her off. :) That sounds bad. But you know what I mean. She absolutely loves it. They had a few days so that we could warm them into separation. Yeah, my kid didnt need that. In fact, on the days since then she is always anxiously asking me (a A a…) “you’re gonna leave mommy??” — because she DOESN’T want me to stay!

We’ve  been busy the last few weeks especially, hitting up birthday parties, labor day weekend fun, renaissance fairs, apple picking with friends, C’s first concert, and soon off to the beach with PopPop. We just don’t stop! Hopefully I will get my act together posting more about these events, or at least some pictures.

Oh, and a little on A & B- part of the blog drought was due to B having a very busy season with work because of a strike- thankfully that is over and he is VERY much looking forward to & due for a vacation! He’s started a blog for his photography, I invite you to follow & comment, it will mean a lot to him! :)

http://smithfamilyimages.wordpress.com/

I need to remind him to update it! ;)
I attended Thirty-One’s National Conference in August and I absolutely LOVED it and I am already looking forward to heading back to Atlanta next year!! I am totally inspired to keep at this business!

 

More soon, I promise!