Before I begin, I just had to post this picture from a few weeks ago. Noah taped up his moose and told me that he taped him up because he was "bleeding all over". It was so funny - he was so concerned! I was a little confused where this came from but it was pretty amusing. :-)
So, the kids are really getting sweet with each other. Of course, with that comes Noah getting frustrated with Kylie taking Noah's toys away and Kylie pulling Noah's hair. But they really are such good friends and are so sweet together. This particular night, I heard Noah saying animal names with the cutest little inflection in his voice - kind of sing-songy... "Dooooog", "Caaaaat", "Hooooorrssseee". I looked over and saw this....
He had his arm around her and she was pointing to each animal and he was naming them all for her. It was so sweet!! It really melted my heart. I managed to catch the candid picture and then of course had to snap some more. :-)
Another night I caught this picture of Kylie before bedtime. Here she is in some Valentine's PJs from Savannah - that hardly fit!! We've gotten a few hand-me-downs from Savannah recently that are already too small for Kylie! It's pretty funny cause Savannah is over a year older.
Another funny night. I was trying on some clothes and Noah decided to try on my shoes also. Then, of course, Kylie had to join in also! :-) She has to do everything that he does these days. It's pretty cute.
We've had a few playdates with Elizabeth and Jacob in the past few weeks. This was the first one - two Wednesdays ago. Both Daddies had to work late that night, so they stayed for some homemade veggie soup so that was fun! They are all so grown! Crazy. Oh, and check out Elizabeth's shoes!! :-)
At the end of that week, Noah wrote his name on all 22 of his Valentine's for school!! I was very impressed! He didn't need any help at all and just sat down and started writing.
On Thursday (the 10th) while the kids were in school, I had a nice treat. I got a massage! Waylon and I both got one when we saw a Groupon for a place near our house so I finally used it. Now, I need to convince Waylon to take time to get his!
That Friday, we got a package from Nana for Valentine's Day. I caught some pictures of them opening it and talking to Nana on my phone.
I got the kids some new PJs and thought they looked adorable watching a TV show before bedtime. :-)
On Sunday morning, the kids had a nice surprise... Grammy and Papa showed up! I think they were having some withdrawal since it had been about a month since they'd seen the kids. They were at the lake for the weekend and then came to our house on Sunday morning and then my dad flew back that evening and my mom stayed to hang out for the week.
When they got here, we had a big breakfast that Waylon cooked for us all. It was very yummy!
Grammy had also sent a Valentine's care package and this outfit was in it so we put it on. Course, it was the day before Valentine's so we had to wash it that night so she could wear it again on Monday! :-)
We walked down to the neighborhood playground that morning...
I love this picture and was bummed that we couldn't see Noah who was in the wagon. :-)
So I took another one. :-)
That week, I (yet again) ran Grammy ragged. On Tuesday and Thursday, when the kids were in school, we ran all around looking for some things that we needed for the house. We made a lot of headway - purchased mirrors for the bathrooms and picked out top choices for some other things - extra lighting we needed for the kitchen and a family room rug, etc. It was nice to have the help and her opinion. We also managed to have lunch with two of my old coworkers that Tuesday. As always, thanks for all your help, Grammy!
I put Kylie's hair in pigtails one night that week. She mostly screamed until we took them out but they were pretty darn adorable! :-) Hey, she's gotta learn young that beauty doesn't come easy, right?? :-)
Another cute one of Kylie. This is one of their new games - they take turns hiding in this cabinet. :-)
My mom let on Thursday night. Since the weekend was going to be beautiful, my dad decided to come back to the lake, so she went back there and met him.
Friday was BEAUTIFUL!! We spent as much time as possible outside that day and ended up having some friends over that night to eat the first BBQ of the season! :-)
Here are the kids that day in their summer garb...
Saturday morning was Soccer for Noah and we all decided to go. My friend Brandy was in town and she has a cousin here who is Noah's age and does Hockey at the same center so we caught up with her there which was nice. Kylie was really clingy and tired though and almost fell asleep - very out of the ordinary first thing in the morning. Right before we walked out, she proceeded to throw up all over the floor! We felt horrible but they were really nice about it. At least we didn't have to clean up much!
So we went straight home and she went straight to bed. She slept for 2 hours, got up to eat a half of piece of toast and a small piece of banana, had a nasty diaper and went back to sleep for another 3 hours! After that, she seemed much better and seemed to be on the mend. It was pretty strange!
In order to give her some downtime and keep Noah entertained, Waylon and I tag teamed with the kids. He took Noah out in the morning for some errands and after nap, I took him over to Aiden's house - Brandy's cousin. Noah had so much fun playing with him and I enjoyed having some time with Brandy, too!
That night, I went out to dinner with my friends, Jenn and Megan. It was a nice outing. Since the kids are getting easier to handle in the evenings, Waylon and I have been enjoying being able to getting out more so it's been fun!
Sunday morning, we went to see the new house with the kids. It's really coming along!! We went to see it again later in the week so there are pictures below.
That afternoon, Nana and Grandad came over to visit.
And we went out to dinner at one of our favorites, Bass Lake. Noah loves it there cause it has one of those claw games and Waylon always wins him things from it! This time, he got 3 stuffed animals!! :-)
Another nice week last week - for the most part anyway. The weather has been so up and down but we are really enjoying the ups anyway! Here is Kylie "playing" cornhole. :-)
On Thursday, after a morning of working on job searching and applications and emails, I met Waylon out at the house at lunchtime (the kids were in school). They now have the granite in and some appliances and lighting!! It's so exciting. They were supposed to be staining the floors this past Friday so we are so excited to see that! It's really coming together and making it harder to wait to get in!!!
The kitchen - I know it's hard to see with the light on (the guy was working on the tile backsplash) and you also can't really see the granite since it's covered but you get the picture anyway.
Here is one of the mirrors that my mom helped me get for our master bath. You can see the granite a little better in this shot. It's the same as in the kitchen. You can tell Waylon really loves me in this picture. :-)
And here are some of my favorite touches....
Friday, we had another playdate with Elizabeth and Jacob. Elizabeth is in preschool so we made a quick stop at the mall before heading to their house for lunch...
Jacque picked up lunch for us all and the kids had a blast. I wasn't sure how long we'd last but they had so much fun that we didn't leave until almost 2:30. It's nice that they are now a lot more flexible.
I don't get quite as many pictures during playdates as I used to since it's pretty much constant craziness so this is one of the best ones I got! They had a jump house on their screened in porch and they all had a blast in there! So fun!
So that takes us up to last Friday and since I started this post on Friday night, I didn't get the weekend pictures in! Sad, right?? :-) I'll try to get another post done this week to catch up and not get so behind.
Hope you all enjoy this beautiful weather if you are nearby! It was beautiful here today and is supposed to be the same tomorrow.