Monday, September 28, 2009


IT"S BABY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it's finally here! I think I have been pregnant for years! We have to be at the hospital at 6:30 so I'm just waiting...and waiting...I'll be updating soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Wow! I haven't posted in a while so this one is full of "randoms"

Kyler has officially started preschool! She loves it so far and has had a really fun time. Her teachers are very sweet and have been wonderful! She came home saying that she has two boyfriends and Justin did NOT like that!! He tells her to say that she has two friends that are boys instead of "boyfriends"! I think it's hilarious that it bothers him so much! OF COURSE, it's ok with him when Paycos talks about his "girlfriends" at school! (poor Kyler...her future boyfriends don't stand a chance!!!)

Posing with Brantley

With Kyler in school, it has been nice to have some time to myself on Tues. and Thurs. Although that will be changing soon since the baby will be here in 8 days!!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT!!!!! Monday, the 28th is still the inducement date if nothing happens before then. At my doctors appointment last Monday she said I was dilated to "almost a 1" so at least that's some progress...we'll see what this baby has planned! AND we FINALLY decided on names so I feel like a HUGE weight has been lifted off my shoulders!

Last weekend we went to the Apple Butter Festival at the Apple Orchards in Idalou. It was fun but there weren't any apples to pick! Apparently they had a freeze last year when the apples were first starting to grow and it killed them all. The kids were bummed, but we still had a good time.

They are wearing Tech shirts but holding up
the Longhorns sign!

Dancing to the music!

Searching for apples....

Pretending to pick apples!

Some friends of ours moved into a new house that had a huge shed in the backyard. They didn't want it and told Justin that if he moved it, we could have it. I was annoyed because it was HIDEOUS! (notice the "chewed up" bottom and chipped paint everywhere...not to mention the lovely terra cotta color...) He kept telling me that it would look better once he replaced some of the wood and painted it. I had major doubts but with the help of my in-laws, it looks awesome!!! Zane helped with the construction and Marilyn helped with the paint! Justin is very proud of it and now we have some storage! So......Before:

And After:

And last but not least, Paycos lost a tooth on Saturday! It was his third one to lose but the first one on the top! His two front teeth have been loose for a while and after playing too rough with dad, one of them was knocked REALLY loose!! So all it took was one little pull and it was out! He was so brave! (He doesn't like pulling them...he pretty much wants to wait until they are hanging by a thread!) He wrote the Tooth Fairy a note and asked her to come get it Monday night so he could take it to school to show his teacher and friends. The Tooth Fairy agreed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Grade!

Paycos made it through his first week of first grade and did great! He has a wonderful teacher who honestly cares about each of the kids in the class. She is so sweet! I know they will have a good year. Paycos is like me; NOT a morning person!! He hates getting up early! Getting back into routine has been a hard adjustment. He is in bed, asleep, every night at 7 o'clock and he STILL has a hard time waking up! Yep, just like me! After a few weeks, it will get better and we can have a life again in the evenings! Kyler starts pre-school on the 8th and she is pumped!

We have 3 and a half more weeks before the inducement!!! I really hope that I just go into labor on my TODAY would be great! I have been pretty darn miserable!! I'm trying to make the best of it though because this will be the last time I will ever be pregnant. It's kind of sad to think about! But I can't wait to meet this baby! Oh yea, my precious husband decided the other day that he's doesn't really like the names that we have picked out anymore...sure, I'll just come up with other ones...I have nothing else to think about...and we have SOOO much time left...seriously, what is wrong with him?!?! I guess we'll figure it out....

Paycos wanted to be a shark so we made a fin out of styrofoam and a belt!
Goofing around in the camper!
***Another reason I'm ready to have the baby is because Kyler tells me daily, "You're big and fat!" Thanks sweet girl....