Saturday, September 1, 2012

2012 Summer Update

So after a long blogging hiatus and many guilt trips from my parents, I'm updating the blog.

There is just way too much to catch up on, so I'll just do a quick recap while Will is cleaning up a puzzle (weird- I'm sure he'll follow that up by dumping it right back out right in the middle of the floor) and Liv is napping.

I left off last with my poor health.  PRAISE THE LORD I have been feeling better!  I honestly don't know what exactly was wrong with me.  It's the most scared I've ever been about my mind and body.  Both were spinning out of control.  I've dealt with anxiety for a long time, but the health issues really just intensified everything.  I've started taking something for my anxiety.  I feel like such a normal person now!  That's a whole blog post unto it self for sure! I've also been seeing a chiropractor regularly for my back and just overall health.  So those, along with making sure I get sleep, have made me feel like me again.  

We've had such a wonderful summer!  I try really hard not to take a day feeling great for granted.  We've done so many fun things and really enjoyed our time just hanging out at home. (indoors thanks to West Nile!)  I made a Summer Bucket List at the beginning of the summer of all the big and small things I wanted to do.  It just seems like it always gets to the end of summer and I think, "Oh man, we didn't ___ or ____", I wanted to be very intentional about making the best of the season.  There isn't anything major on the list, I'm easy to entertain. 
As you can see, I don't have many items left on my bucket list!  I crossed of camping for obvious reasons- not sure what I was thinking.  We still need to do Pirates Cove, Dallas Farmers' Market,  have a lemonade stand, paint kitchen cabinets, chore chart for Will, and the food truck park.  As far as I'm concerned, summer isn't over until after September.  

Update on the ninos...
Will & Steven got to take a fun ride together on our trip to La Grange

Best Buds- these two are nuts together.  At the first practice, Cooper interrupted the coach to tell him that Will was his best friend.  So cute!

We got a visit from our friend Havanna!

Will is doing great.  He is 3 years and 4 months old.  He's been completely potty trained for awhile now, but occasionally we still have an accident (ie the puddle in the McD's play area... grrrr).  He is playing soccer  & had his first practice last week.  He did great!  I think he's really going to love it.  He is hilarious, goofy, creative, LOVES his Momma like crazy, is becoming a great big brother, and likes helping Daddy work in the garage.  He still is not a good sleeper- talks, walks, cries, yells, rolls, etc.  He is extremely stubborn and can be quite a stinker.  On Tuesday he will be starting preschool as well!  I'm so excited for him!  We met his teachers on Thursday night & I think he's really going to like them.  
Getting into that bday cake!

Playing in the sand at Granbury Beach
Olivia and her pal Violet played in the sand together

Olivia is 13 months now!  We had such a sweet birthday party for her.  She is so adorable and sweet.  We can't get over what a cutie she is.  Will always says, "We love our baby, she's so cute!"  She is walking all over the place and says a few words:  Momma or Mommy, Dada, Hi, bye, baby, puppy, nana (banana), flower, eye, and maybe some others?   She loves Elmo, books, puppies, babies, and eating.  She's a great eater!   She's also a really great sleeper!  At least I made one sleeping kid.  I do predict that she will be a little drama queen though!  I guess that's how little girls go, but just telling her no makes her fall to pieces.  

I will have to do a whole post for each of my babies b/c I just can't do them justice right now.

I'm going to try and be consistent about blogging again... but you know how that goes... there are dishes to do, laundry, kids to play with, and naps to take- you know- the important stuff.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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