Friday, August 24, 2012
Watson will be 18 months tomorrow-truly so hard to believe. I can't imagine what our family would be like without him, or even more so, what Hayes would be like if she didn't have her sidekick! They are a mess together, so funny and entertaining for each other. These are sweet and crazy days with their little ages. I have been awful at keeping monthly posts on him, poor baby. He is so precious, and FULL of life. His one little speed is set on high always. He has the curliest little blonde hair that has yet to be trimmed. It reminds me of my Grandmama and Ease's hair from the back. He is the biggest snuggle bug, especially at bedtime. He loves to be rocked and held, which is funny because he hardly ever slows down. But he will crawl in your lap and say "rock, rock, rock" which means you better bust out a song really quick if you want to enjoy that ball of sweetness being still in your lap for a moment! He also doesn't mind letting you hold him like a baby, something I still do often. I don't want to think about him getting any bigger.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Our little Hayesie Daisy is growing up and getting so big. Every day is something new and I am not sure I want her to get any bigger. I can see how fast we got from birth to 3 1/2 and now she's about to start 3 yr preschool. She is funny and silly and sassy and independent and mature (mostly) and has a major imagination going on. I'm so thankful for that. You never know what she is going to say or come up with. She is in L.O.V.E. with her brother. They are 2 peas in a pod. She can't wait for him to get up in the mornings or from his nap. I wonder how long it will be like that? For now it's so sweet to watch. And then of course she can have some major, major fits and meltdowns. Behavior and discipline can be so challenging and we've had quite a bit of that around here lately.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Nathan's grandmother came to visit on Friday and to spend the night. We love to have company and Hayes was excited about a playmate!! And Honey was a good one, such a trooper. She played chase and hide and go seek (2 of Hayes' favorite games now), played in the tent and read books and did whatever those 2 little people asked her to do. We enjoyed it so much. Come back soon, Honey!! They were both fighting over who was carrying her suitcase, daddy won that one.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
My super talented sister in law, Lindsey, painted silhouettes of the kids for my birthday! She did an awesome job. When she gave them to me I could not stop looking at them because they really do look just like their little profiles!! I still love them so much and just got them hung in the kitchen. I thought that was a great spot since I seem to spend 95% of my day in there. I love seeing those sweet little heads. Hayes was almost 3 1/2 and Watson was around 15 months here. Thanks Lindsey for the incredibly thoughtful and precious birthday gift. I LOVE them so, so very much!!
Monday, August 6, 2012
This past weekend we took the kids to Oak Mountain to the petting zoo and to have a picnic. I've been wanting to take them out there and it was a great thing to do with Nathan w/us, I probably would never take them by myself! We had a picnic by the water and they had fun exploring sticks and rocks and dirt! Eating outside (or really anywhere!) is one of their favorite things. We had a lot of shade so it wasn't really hot. We saw lots of animals, Hayes just wanted to watch from someone's arms and Watson wanted to chase all of them and get right up in their faces. We haven't seen much fear in him yet about anything. It was a fun outing, not too terribly hot, the bathrooms were even pretty clean, and we made it back without anyone falling asleep which was really good. I'm sure we'll be going back. The fall would be a great time to go!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
My little ones are not seeming so little anymore. Here is Hayes at 3 1/2 yrs and Watson at 17 1/2 mos. Don't they look the same size almost? I am hoping to do a monthly update on each soon, since this little blog is our family scrapbook, and since they change daily!