Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It Snew!

Don't you just wish the past tense for snow was snew?! And that if you did say it, you should use your best nasal British accent.


Just me?


Well, it snew...er...I mean, snowed last week.

The boys were thrilled.

I was surprised when they stayed outside for longer than a half hour. Because it was SUPER DUPER COLD--and with the cheek chapping wind, it was even colder!


The men whom I love.

As I entered the house and shut the door behind me, this happened.

And then his minions followed suit.
Hoot's went a little wayward. You can see him eyeing his greatness that hit the bricks.

Yes, pelting snow balls at Momma and pretending they are smashing into her face is such fun. That's what I'm here for.
I'll say that I didn't make luring comments about how they couldn't get me and to bring it on....Ya, I'll say that....

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stir Crazy Update

It's Winter.

There is snow on the ground.

I'm cold.

I just had a baby 5 weeks ago.

I don't go anywhere as of late...

Because I just had a baby AND I now have 4 kids.

All decisions are now made on a "Is it worth it?" analysis.

Is it worth making sure 4 kids are properly clothed, and ready to get out and about?
Is it worth keeping up with 4 kids and returning home with the same 4 kids?
Is it worth...... {this is an endless list of questions}

And the answers are usually a resounding NO.

So, yes, I am a little stir crazy. {by a little, you should read A LOT}

We did get out and visit my dear friend last week--just for my mental health. I was a little too talkative, but this friend is so forgiving and a willing victim of my banter. Love her.

Then we went to my friend's birthday party at the end of the weekend. I could hardly stand myself as I watched the hours tick away on Sunday. I was leaving Small Town, Baby!!

While I was uber excited, I was also slightly concerned that we would be completely and totally and obviously and horribly socially awkward. {speaking of awkward, as I've stated before, awkward always looks awkward to me when I spell it out}

Back to my family's social awkwardness: You see, we had shut down shop weeks before Ladybug's arrival. True, I did make a Hobby Lobby run the day before we had her, but that was cut short by the pressure and pre-labor contractions I was having. Sooooo, the boys have not been out and about in some time. And the little ragamuffins were to accompany us to this birthday dinner. Hmmmm....

How was this going to go down??

Wonderfully! The boys were soooooooooo great! I was blessed and pleased . I even had comments said to me about their behavior! You know your kids are good when you get those!

We were at the restaurant for a few hours and the only bit on non-sense we encountered was a bit of Hoot and his kissy-ness.

Which turned into goofiness.

Hoot enjoys trying to gross everyone out. Which is where kisses come in.

As seen here, Hoot is trying to force his kiss while the Professor holds his face back. T jumps in the mix with a pretend kiss. Because T-Bird DOES NOT KISS! Never has, even as a baby. He doesn't roll like that.


And here are my hot dates. Okay, ya, this is a typical family picture...

Ladybug enjoyed being in Nane's arms for most of the evening. She behaved like a little lady, as expected.

I truly enjoyed getting out of my house and Small Town. I hope to do it a little more often...We shall see.

For now, that is the stir crazy update.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

She's Here!!!!!!!!!!!

The prettiest, pinkest thing has arrived!

Brace yourself for lovely beauty!

Can you handle it?

Here goes:

Our Ladybug is here! Ya, she came out this gorgeous. Isn't her color amazing for a freshly birthed baby!?! And such a sweet, round head! Okay, can you tell I'm her Momma? I'm so in love!

She had to wear her monkey jacket from Auntie Christi a few days after her birthday because her super awesome older brother had a piece of his orthodontic appliance break the day before the orthodontist left for Christmas...Trust me, that's a whole other post in itself! Let's just keep this one focused on this sweet bundle today.

Oooooh, this is her "Hey, Daddy is gone..Let's play dress up because you are less than 15 hours old picture." She pulled it off pretty nicely, I think.
I love this sweet outfit from Auntie Moelissa! {The two aunties mentioned are my dearest friends who are both out of state...sniff...sniff...I love those girls. And they both sent me clothes and gifts months before she was due. I think they were a little excited too.}

She sleeps like an angel. Look at those sweet hands.

She is ridiculously loved by her brothers.
Especially by Hoot.
He has surprised me.

He is devoted to his sister. {another post to come on this subject}

She is the perfect addition to our family.
Thank you, Lord, for answering my heart's desire. Our girl is really here!

Added Post Post for my friend Tab who helps keep me in line: She was 8 wonderful pounds and 4 ounces. The tiniest 8lbs 4 oz ever. She is still in newborn clothing and well over nine pounds. This is a first for us! Dainty little thing. But she's kind of long at 20 and 1/4 inches.
And she was a home birth {another post--Gosh, I have a lot of posting to do}. My labor kicked in around 2:30-3 pm and she entered our world at 5:23 pm! It was the most amazing thing that I've experienced yet!!

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