Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tueday Gymnastics with Dad- 276

pretty girl
In her snow suit to keep her warm on the way to the rec. center

Daddy came!!
doing her gym thing
Since Chris is getting deployed soon (probably by the end of the week) they let him off this morning to go see Lily at gymnastics. Lily loved that he was there to watch her, and he kept on saying that he liked it. He wished he had worn lighter clothes, because he didn’t know how involved the parents get. And he’s already telling guys at work about it. I’m glad he enjoyed himself. Lily gets so tired after gymnastics. It’s wonderful, because that mean every Tuesday I’m promised a pretty nice nap from Lily. She doesn’t get tired easily, but this place does the trick!

Monday, March 30, 2009

snuggy buggies- 277

My kids are both so sick today. Lily won’t stop coughing and sneezing, and Austin is hot and won’t stop crying. They have been so snuggly today… even with each other! They are awesome together!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shopping- 278

Today we went out and got things for Chris’s deployment and I finished getting things for Lily and Austin’s Easter baskets. I’m so excited! We also went up to Claire’s and got Lily some fun accessories! I love all the fun things they have there for Lily. It’s all so much fun! Anyway my make-up isn’t the best and it was windy… but there’s my hair.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

water fight- 279

Chris and I had so much fun today! We were watching movies from Redbox and messing around. And somehow it turned onto a massive water fight in the house. It was so much fun! I ended up winning of course. But since I did it after we called truce, he THINKS he can get me at anytime. So I am a little cautious. We opened up all the windows and let everything dry out. But it definitely was a lot of fun!! Lily got caught up in the excitement too!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Showers- 280

I just love waking up to the sound of rain. I always feel so refreshed! Rain is so relaxing if you don’t have anywhere to go. I’ve been lying in bed with my incredibly sick, Lily watching Beauty and The Beast and Little Mermaid. I need more Disney movies, I know. But she has been so cuddly. I feel so bad for her. I really hope Austin doesn’t catch this one, but I’m pretty sure that if he catches it we will have to put him back into the hospital. But it is nice to have a pajama filled day with my kids. We have nothing to do and no place to go. I love it when I don’t have a million tasks on my mind when with the kids. I can truly enjoy being with them. Especially when they’re sick and need love and comfort… and books. Lots and lots of books! The kids are napping right now. I think it’s the rain making me to happy. Rain is so refreshing and clean. It’s beautiful and cool in the breeze. Life is love.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dancing at the Marta- 281

she got bored so I let her walk around a bit
gotta fix my shoes
where's Daddy???
Today we were SUPPOSED to start dance classes, but they are so close to a show so we’re going to start this summer. So instead of classes we went to the Marta to pick up hubbs. He was very surprised and Lily was so excited!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

two joys in life- 282

My kids are such joys in my life. I love their ages, and how much love we have in this house! I hope it stays this wonderful forever. I don’t want to miss a second of their great lives!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

4 Months and Gymnastics- 283

Austin is four month today! He is growing up too fast and is definitely not a newborn anymore. He is getting more and more personality everyday! He wants me to be right by him every second of the day to just stare at him. If I’m out of eyesight he gets upset and whines until I return to eye contact. He is A LOT needier than Lily. I think it’s because I treat him more like a baby than I did Lily. I don’t want to miss a second of him growing up so I often to just hug, and stare at him for hours. I never thought he’d become dependent on it! Anyway I’m glad Austin’s a momma’s boy :)

Also Lily started Gymnastics today. She LOVES IT! It definitely wears her out. When we got home she was ready for her nap. She was so good! She did the bars well, the balance bean AWESOME, she was okay with the parachute, she loved jumping, and hated the foam pit. She’ll get better. It wore me out too! But it was fun and I’m glad Lily is getting involved!
Plus she gets to hangout with her BFF Kenzie once a week!
Thanks Nat for the Gymnastics pictures!! :):)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Boston Legal- 284

Lately Boston Legal has been our show. We love to watch it after the kids go to bed. It’s so funny and really fun. Chris is WAY more addicted than me though!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

work to be done- 285

Since Chris has been on leave we have neglected house work. I figure I can clean ALL I WANT when he goes. I’d rather spend the last days with him. But we ran out of essential clothing items so today we did laundry. Now look at this HUGE pile I have to fold. UGH! I just want to freeze time and let Chris hold me in his arms forever more. We have been doing so good and have been so happy lately! I don’t want to lose a second while cleaning or being responsible!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bundle me- 286

I love that Austin will be 4 months next week and he will still let me bundle him up. He’s such a good baby! He lets me hug and kiss him all I want. He loves to watch me! He’s just so wonderful! I love that he’s taking him time growing up.
Oh and we watched “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” today. GREAT MOVIE!!! I urge you to see it! It’s about the holocaust… kind of from a German child’s point of view.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ft. Gordon- 287

Today Chris had to go to Ft. Gordon to get some things for his deployment. While we were there we decided to go back to our relationship roots… YCA! It was deserted because the kids had just graduated. Then I realized it’s MARCH! We graduated three years ago this month! So we got some pictures. Also we went out to dinner with Tonya and Will! I took some pictures of them, but it was too dark. They didn’t turn out. I really miss them! It’s was a pretty good day.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Park and Putnam cousins-288

Today was so beautiful! Natalie and I took our kids to the Avondale Estates Park. I thought it was a great park right by my house! It’s kind of hidden! It rocks! Lily had a great time playing with Kenzie and Deano. And Natalie and me enjoyed catching up and relaxing. Chris pretty much played with the kids the whole time and Austin never left Natalie’s arms :) It was really fun! I hope we can do park days more often!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Outlet shopping- 289

Today we heading back to GA, and on the way we stopped at the Prime Outlets. It was so fun! We found GREAT deals at The Children’s Place! Like REALLY nice hoodies, button up shirts, t shirts, and sweat pants for 1 dollar to 3 dollars! It was awesome! I have cute kid’s winter clothes for a long time!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day- 290

Today we went to the park. We also walked through Chris’s woods and Lily wanted to be so independent. She fell down like 3 times, but never wanted any help. She’s getting to where she want to do EVERYTHING by herself!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crossville TN- 291

Before Chris leaves for Kuwait, we decided to go visit Chris’s mom for a few days. She has been raising turkeys, chickens, and pigs. She has SO MANY! Her yard is completely full of animals. Here’s a picture of the male turkey.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rainy Days- 292

It’s been rainy for two days now. Weather has been crazy! It snowed, then it was 80 degrees, and now it’s cold and rainy. But Lily has enjoyed all the weather. Here she is in the rain (just a little drizzle)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mall Of Georgia- 293

Today we went to the Mall Of GA. I love going there! Chris needed some new running shoes for Kuwait so we went shopping. Lily and Austin enjoyed the mall a lot! Austin liked watching people and all the excitement. Lily also loved watching people, eating cinnamon sugar pretzel bites, and most of all playing on the playground!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Girl scout cookies- 294

I haven’t had girl scout cookies in years. I’m thinking like three years! That’s a long freakin’ time! So when I saw a little girl selling them I couldn’t pass them up! I’m so excited to eat them!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Snuggle Bunnies- 295

My kids love watching TV when they get tired… especially Beauty and the Beast or Little Mermaid. They are just so sweet! I love it when they snuggle up in our bed to watch a movie before bed.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pajama Day- 296

Today has been great. We’ve spent the day in our pajamas, eating snack, snuggling up, and watching movies/ TV shows. We thought about going back to the park, but it was just a little too hot for that. Plus we were all feeling lazy. I think I’m going to miss these kinds of days most when Chris is gone. I don’t feel like I always have to be ready with Chris. We look like slobs together and it’s wonderful. Anyway time for, “How I Met Your Mother” on the Xbox! Peace!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Getting High- 297

Today we went to the park, because it was such a nice day. We walked around the pond talking about everything, and watched the turtles playing. Then I saw the “big girl” swings and wanted to swing. I haven’t swung on a swing in years. I forgot how wonderful it is. I got as high as I could and just felt the breeze pass through me. It was a gorgeous day and I felt it all over me while swinging. Swinging is just so freeing! I love it so much! The camera died, because Chris was playing with it. So unfortunately I didn’t get cute pictures of Lily playing in the park or Austin relaxing in the sun.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Lots of loves- 298

Lily has been such a sweetheart lately. Everytime you see her she runs up to give you a big hug and kiss- no let me rephrase that… a big hug and LOTS of kisses! She LOVES Austin so much. When she wakes up the first thing she says is, “Aatin.” She wants to see him before she eat breakfast to give him loves. Austin loves them… well usually. He stares at her whenever she’s around and smiles. He must think she’s some kind of angel! They are definitely bestfriends.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Centennial Olympic Park- 299

Today we went to Centennial Olympic park in Atlanta. It was pretty fun. Chris and Lily ran in the fountain. Lily liked it for awhile, but got sick of it. We put her in her comfy pajamas and let her play on the playground. She had a great time. I really had fun too, except for the horrible sunburn I got! I wasn’t prepared for so much sun!