Well, this is long overdue again...but all is well. We have been reallllllly busy, but life is good. Daddy's football team made the playoffs as a result of Friday night's win over Canton (woohoo!) so we are pretty excited about that. We had a super fun Halloween. We took our little ladybugs over to Nanna & Popa's house and to Great Uncle Sandy & Great Aunt Pam's house to trick-or-treat, and then we came back to Van to trick-or-treat. In Van, they shut down the downtown area and all the businesses on the strip hand out candy to all the little kids. They were just starting to get the hang of it by the time we were nearly finished. Kenadee would go up to them and just hold her basket up close to their candy buckets and flash a smile, haha. We tried to teach them to say, "Trick or Treat!" and when that didn't work, we tried to teach them to say, "Treat, treat!" but they didn't say that either. They just wanted to hold their buckets up and smile. It worked though...they got lots of candy!! Not much else has been going on around here. Just the same ole same ole. I'm attaching several pictures...Halloween pictures first, and then some miscellaneous stuff...a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, bath time, play time, relax time, etc. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Well, I finally had a second to sit down and update this blog. I know some of you had given up on the thought that I'd ever really get it updated again, but here goes! We are all doing GREAT. We are staying so busy that we don't know if we're going or coming on most days, but life is good. Football season keeps us busy and missing Daddy, but we see him as much as we can. The girls are growing and growing (too fast). They are both very mobile, and they have both developed the hobby of "climbing". They are into EVERYTHING. It's hilarious. They are talking a lot more, and doing funny things every day.
We had their 18 month pediatrician appointment this morning (9/29), and Dr. Everett said they were perfect (but we already knew that, right?), and he was very pleased with their progress. Avery weighed in at 23.2 lbs (31st percentile) and was 31.75 inches tall (49th percentile). Kenadee weighed in at 26.8 lbs (79th percentile) and 34.5 inches tall (99th percentile!!). We are hoping Kenadee gets a little athletic ability because wowwwwww...that girl is tall. They are both progressing perfectly, and overall, it was a great visit to the doctor. They don't go back to the pediatrician again until they turn 2. How in the world is that "not so far away"?? I swear it seems like last week that they were born. Amazing.
The Vandal football team has suffered injury after injury after injury. At one point we had something like 11 injuries, mostly starters. We won the first two games (big blow outs), suffered injuries and more injuries, lost the next two games, and then won again this past week. Hopefully we are over the "injury hump" and can get back on our feet again. We are open this week, so we'll get a little break, and a little extra snuggle time with Daddy, which will be nice. We're also off from school the rest of the week for Fall Break. What a great concept!! We have never been to a school who let out for a Fall Break before, so we are super excited. We had school Monday and Tuesday (today), and then Wednesday is just a teacher workday, and then we're out for the rest of the week! Woohooo!
Well, it's time for me to go relieve the babysitter, so I need to go. I'm attaching some pictures that we took at the Vandals' awesome new stadium. Hope you enjoy them! Later alligators!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Well, I am FINALLY updating the blog! I'm sorry it has taken me this long to write a simple little update! Life has taken on a new form of BUSY. Wow. We have no time to sit. No time to think. No time for ANYHING other than the bare necessities! Pure craziness!
Let me first start by saying (for those of you who don't know), AVERY IS WALKING!! She still crawls quite a bit, but the child can walk. :) She got so used to being carried everywhere that she just flat "preferred" it. BUT, she has suddenly decided that she can walk, and she's getting braver and braver as the days go on. She can walk clear across the room at times, and other times she falls after a few steps. But, she's getting the hang of it, and she's doing great!!
We have been doing very well. Summer ended so fast, and school is upon us. Jason and I started last week, but yesterday (Monday 8/24) was the first day with students. I literally thought my feet were going to fall OFF. My entire body aches, LOL. I've decided I need to go shopping for some comfortable shoes and a huge bottle of Advil. I'm not used to being on my feet this much, and I'm a baby! haha I'm used to having roughly 65(ish) freshmen, and now I have 147! I'm also used to having 4 classes of English each day, and now I have seven. I'm used to having roughly 15-20 in each class, and now I have as many as 26 in some classes! Waaaaaahhh. LOL Today is a much better day. The first day is always the hardest.
We are LOVING Van, Texas. Everything about it! Life is crazyyyy and hectic, but life is good. I'm only attaching one picture. This is the quick snapshot that the journalism department took of our family on "Media Day." This will be the picture that is in the football programs every Friday night at the home games. We did get our family pictures made, but I don't have those pictures yet, so I'll have to post them later. I also have some snapshots of the girls that I will upload later. I'm in a time crunch at the moment (imagine that, lol). Hope everyone is doing well! More later...
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Living Room (new sofa)
Half Bath (off the kitchen)
Avery & Kenadee's Bedroom
Kenadee, Avery in Pool
Avery, reading her Elmo book
Avery & Kenadee, watching TV in their Elmo chairs
Kenadee, eating her "big girl" food (chicken, pork-n-beans, goldfish, fruit)
Avery, thrilled about her "big girl" food
We are all doing very well. Summer is FLYING by. But, we're having a good time with friends and family. We are loving our new home, and the girls are loving their new swimming pool! :) We put their bath toys out in the pool and they play and play and play. In fact, it's a fit when we try to get them out! Last week, Avery got her stomach button out and although she was in major pain the day they took it out, she has been perfect ever since. It left a little darkened circle on her belly, but it gets lighter and smaller each day. It has already healed up nicely. :) She may not ever want to wear a bikini, but Daddy says that's just fine with him! :) Avery & Kenadee had their 15 month appointment with Dr. Everett, their new pediatrician, and everything was wonderful! They love their new doctor, and their appointment went great. Kenadee is nearly two inches taller than Avery. Avery was in the 25th percentile in height (30 inches) and Kenadee was in the 95th percentile (31.75 inches)! Dr. Everett said Kenadee was the starting center on the 15 month old basketball team. :) As for weight...Avery weighed 21.4lb and Kenadee weighed 25.5lb...which puts Avery in the 25th percentile again and Kenadee in the 75th percentile (both of which he was thrilled with). They both eat like little pigs and are eating big girl food now. They are not eating ANY baby food anymore, and they are completely off the bottle! Wow! :) Sure makes life easier!! Okay, I am in a hurry (as usual) so I am putting this to a close. But, we are all doing great. We love hearing from you, so please email us any time! And, I'm attaching pictures of the girls and of our new house! Enjoy! :)