Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I scream, you scream, we all scream for....


On our way to the ice cream shop:

A bowl of rainbow sherbet to end the day:

Not only did we scream for ice cream, but there was some other screaming done as well. I didn't get a picture but of course we had the infamous Thacker exit. If you haven't experienced this yet, you are not missing out. The Thacker exit consists of two kids under 3 screaming at the top of their lungs and flailing their arms and legs like a stranger is trying to kidnap them. I guess at this point we shouldn't expect anything different but sometimes I would like to be able to go out with the kids and not have any kind of breakdown. Oh well, maybe in 10 years :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our Crazy, Busy Life

Breakdown of the past two weeks:
  • The stomach bug came and attacked our entire house....Kylie started it.
  • After recovering from the stomach bug, Kylie and Blake got the Hand, Foot and Mouth Virus - aka Mad Cow Disease. Just kidding but it was not fun. Thank goodness they are over it.
  •  Kylie is still a diva...see picture number uno below.
  • Blake has made great strides with his speech. There are still times that we have no clue what he is saying but we eventually figure it out.
  • Daddy, Blake and I went to see Cars 2 and it was great. Blake ate almost a entire large popcorn himself.
  • I had my monthly date with my high school girlfriends and of course it was a blast.
  • I got to see my college girlfriends whom I haven't seen is so long. We got to celebrate Sarah who will be introducing baby Codi Reese in a couple of months. It was so nice to catch up with everyone.
  • Have a great week!

High school girlfriends: 

College girlfriends - Katie, Jennifer, Sarah, me and Amanda with baby Jax

Baby Jax snoozing away.  

My pretty girl cleaning the house.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dad's Day

This dad's day I want to give a tribute to all of the men in my life. I will be writing a little something for a few of them.

I have always looked up to you since I was a little girl. I was so lucky to grow up with such a great dad who was also supportive of me. I was also so lucky that you knew so much about sports so you were able to coach me in almost anything. And having you as a teacher at school...most kids would have hated it but I loved having you so close in case I needed you. Thank you for always being so supportive of me and my dreams. I am the mom, wife and person I am today because of you (and of course mom, too). The kids love and adore you so much and I love to see them with you. Thank you for being an awesome papa!

I hate that you are not here so that we can celebrate Father's Day with you. Come home soon because we all miss you so much! Happy Father's Day!
(He works for FEMA and is in Alabama where the big storms hit in May.)

Aaron (The love of my life and baby daddy):
Thank you for being such an amazing father to our kids. It melts my heart to see you with the kids and I couldn't have picked a better father for them. I am so lucky to have someone who wants to be so involved in their lives and wants to always do what is best for them. Thank you for being the husband and daddy you are today and I can't wait to see you with the kids as they get older when they able to understand how lucky they are to have you as a dad. Love you!

Roger (Father-in-Law):
I have you to thank first for Aaron being such an amazing father. Thank you for being the father you were and are to him and an awesome grandpa to our kids. You have always been so generous and kind to me and over the past 8+ years I have known you. Thank you for being the dad and grandpa that you are. We love you and hope you have a great father's day (even though you cooked the bacon and sausage this morning).

Papa Clay:
Happy Father's Day! I am so fortunate to have you in my life, let alone my own grandfather. Thank you for always being a loving and supportive papa. I love you!

Happy Father's Day to all of the other men in my life you are fathers and all of the future fathers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Look

I have to share this adorable video of my cute little kiddies. This is what we call 'The Look' in action.

Monday, June 13, 2011

This Week in Review

So my weekly catch-up....not sure where to even begin. These past two weeks have been so busy! It all started with a trip to the zoo. We bought a season pass which means I will milk it as much as possible. The kids absolutely loved it! We didn't wear ourselves out and try to make it to every exhibit because I know we will be back plenty of times these next few months. Some of the kids favorites: elephants, lions, gazelles, tigers. And Blake's least favorite: gorillas. He was so scared! He didn't realize that there was a thick glass between him and the monkeys...and of course, Kylie had no fear at all. Below are a few pictures from our day.

On Friday Aaron and I headed to Belterra (the casino boat) for a little getaway for our anniversary. It was so nice but I missed my kiddos. We had an amazing dinner at Jeff Ruby's and spent some time at the blackjack table. On Saturday we went to see Hangover 2 and went to see a Red's game. It was so hot but so much fun.

Just to reminisce, here is a picture of our wedding party from our wedding day.

Last week went by pretty fast because of class and everyone in our house had the case of the stomach bug. It was AWFUL. Kylie started it and Blake ended it. Thank goodness it is now gone from the house and I hope it never finds its way back here. Luckily Grammy and Grandpa came to visit and help take care of us.

Oh and good news: Only two more classes left for me this summer!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Busy Month

It has been almost a month since I have last posted but I have a good reason. School and kids (and hubby) have taken up all of my time and of course, they always come first. So here is a little breakdown of what has been happening at our house.

I last posted that Blake celebrated his 3rd birthday. I cannot believe I have a 3 year old! That just makes me a year older :) I love his more and more every day and cherish every second I have with him.

We went to see Dr. Pringle for his 3 year check up and he looked perfect! His stats were:
Height: 39 1/4 inches (90%) - grew 5 inches in a year!
Weight: 37 1/2 lbs (90%) - gained 7 1/2 lbs in a year!

Here are a couple of other things we did in the month of May:

- Went on a field trip with Blake's daycare to the Zoo
- Austin graduated from Preschool
- I finished one class and started another
- Mom and Dad opened their pool!
- Kylie has started talking a lot more....and with that also comes a lot of attitude!
- I blogged on Monday that my best friend Emily had her baby girl, Regan. She is so adorable!

Most of the photos from this month are on my other One Frame a Day blog but I have included some others. I know that this month I will have many more starting with tomorrow because we are taking the kids to the zoo!

Until next time....hopefully it won't be too long!