We had a wonderful Easter weekend. We were lucky to have Lane off this year. We went to the park on Saturday. Davis and Elliot had their class parties during the week. We dyed Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny brought everyone flip flops and Crocs :) We had a big cousin egg hunt at Grammy & Poppy's house on Easter.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
This Spring break we tried to do a couple of fun things. We took the kids to Alley Cats. They were able to bowl, play arcade games and have a hot dog and drink. They were in heaven. Lane also camped out in the front yard with the kids. We've been trying to do this forever, but it's never worked out. They had tons of fun. We did smores before going to bed. We also went to the park a couple of times and got snow cones.
Elliot's First grade put on a musical that included a bunch of Disney movies. She was an elephant. Her friend, Gracie, was Mary Poppins. She had a part from The Jungle Book: "In the movie, Baloo the bear, reminds us all to forget about your worries and your strife, and concentrate on the things that really matter." She did such a good job and said it with expression and everything. We were so proud!
Sunday, March 6, 2016
We officially put our house on the market 2 days ago. We've lived here such a short time, but feel it's the best decision for our family. With a house this size and the land that comes with it, there is A LOT of upkeep. We hire a ton of stuff out, but even with that, Lane always has a long to do list. And since his job is very demanding, there is just no time. There will be plenty about this house I will miss. The biggest probably being the large yard that the kids can play in. They are constantly outside climbing trees or riding their go go car around the property. They've also had fun on our tree swing and zip line. We know we will be giving all of that up when we move. We'll also miss our pool. Oh how summer just won't be the same. The pool made a huge difference to us this past summer. Even though it was the hottest one on record, we didn't feel it because we were always in the pool. Most likely our next house will not include a pool. Fingers crossed that we can get a quick sell and a good price. The market is really good right now, but it will take a specific buyer that wants land and to be in Burleson. All the stars need to align.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I had another appointment yesterday. All looks well. Baby weighs 2 lbs 12 oz. I weigh 130 lbs. My eyes about bulged out of their sockets when I saw that. I've gained 16 pounds so far. I feel like that's too much at this point. And I know the last month I put on an average of 2 lbs per week, so YIKES. I'm pretty uncomfortable at this point. There's really no position I can stay in for too long before I have to change it up. And moving around hurts. Even when I'm just walking, I feel very sore in my pelvic area. Only a little over 2 months! We had originally scheduled my induction for April 30th, but my doctor just informed me that she'll be out of town. SO we're trying to figure out another time. The soonest after that would be 3 days before my due date. I've never lasted that long before so I'm just worried that I may go into labor while she's still out of town and another doctor would have to deliver. Usually no big deal, except for the fact that my insurance only covers her. And it was all perfect because April 30th is a Saturday and the kids wouldn't have to be toted back and forth to school. It would just be less stressful for me. Also, Lane already has the day off in addition to a couple of more right after that. If I had to wait til Tuesday, he would have to take more days off. Ugh. Just when I thought everything was set in stone. I'm waiting to hear back from her so we will see.
Friday, February 19, 2016
I wanted to write this down before I forgot. Both of these "funny" things were said in the same car ride. I was telling Davis that my tummy was hurting because of Bennett being inside and he pipes up and says we should come of with a different name for him. I asked him what he had in mind and he said, "Jesus". It gave me a laugh. I told him it probably wouldn't be a good idea because with a name like that he'd have a lot to live up to.
On the way home, Elliot was telling me about someone yelling really loud and she said, "It really hurt my drum sticks!" Obviously she meant ear drums:)
Here the kids are at our annual Valentine's Day breakfast. We had fruit, chocolate milk and heart shaped pancakes. For dinner that night we had heart shaped pizza. Lane and I celebrated the night before. We went to dinner at a new pizza restaurant in Fort Worth, stopped somewhere else for dessert and then headed home to watch a movie. We did have more stuff planned, but as the day came upon us, we were tired and started crossing things off our to do list. Lane surprised me with a photo blanket. I think he meant it to be a little joke and not for real. Either way it's warm. A couple of weeks before Valentine's Day I had come up with a brilliant (in my mind) idea of what we should get each other...socks. That's right. I explained to Lane that we should do this every year. We both always need them, but hate buying them because of the added cost. This would be our 1 day a year to buy them guilt free. So we did.
We've lived in our new house about a year now and I feel the transformation from when we first got here to now is dramatic. I don't think there's been a room we haven't touched. Everything was so brown before, so we lightened things up again with gray and white. Here's a little before and after...