We really did miss you guys!
We really did miss you guys!
memories made by dustin and amy at 9:37 PM
My boys went on a hunting trip last weekend and they had a blast! They were so cute when they came home, they all ran to give me hugs. Brock and Brody laid on the bed beside me and crashed. Brock was really proud of building his own fire and catching a horney toad. Brody kept up with the big boys, Dustin said he hiked to the top of a huge mountain only asking for help a few times. Today Brody said to me "Man am I glad to be here, I really liked camping, but I'm glad to be home with you." Gotta love it! They are getting so big, before I know it they will go on hunting trips for more than just a couple days. What will I do?
memories made by dustin and amy at 3:47 PM
I got sick of looking at my one word answers and don't have much to blog about so I thought I would just add some dang cute pictures of my kiddos!
memories made by dustin and amy at 11:37 AM
This is for you Niko:
The Rules: Answer the questions using the first word that comes to your mind, ONLY ONE WORD. Then tag four others.
1. Where is your cell phone? bathroom
2. Your significant other? couch
3. Your hair? straight
4. Your mother? thoughtful
5. Your father? sincere
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? business
10. The room you’re in? hobbyroom
11. Your hobby? organizing
12. Your fear? loss
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
14. What you’re not? patient
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. One of your wish list items? trainer
17. Where you grew up? Yuma
18. The last thing you did? laundry
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Favorite gadget? camera
21. Your pets? Tatum
22. Your computer? dieing
23. Your mood? mediocre
24. Missing someone? Dad
25. Your car? dirty
26. Something you’re not wearing? nailpolish
27. Favorite store? Target
28. Like someone? Dustin
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? 8:30
31. Last time you cried? today
Okay lets see it, whoever wants to.
memories made by dustin and amy at 9:24 PM
Let's not forget about miss Embry! She had to have her first day of school picture taken also. When we were driving away from preschool after dropping of Brody she said (in a tearful voice) "Mama where Brody?" What is she going to do with Mama all to herself and without her Brody for the whole morning?
I just love this picture so I had to add it to the mix!
memories made by dustin and amy at 4:19 PM
This Sunday night when I put little Embry to bed she didn't ask for her NaNa (pacifier) so I didn't give it to her. I've been struggling with the idea of taking it away, cause I don't want her to grow up, but I also don't want her to be 4 and still have a pacifier. Well she did just fine, went to bed without a peep, slept through the night just fine, didn't wake up in the morning asking for it, nothing. I thought this is great, no guilt for me, this is going to be easy! The next day I was putting her down for a nap and she said to me "Mama, where NaNa?", my heart just about broke in two, hearing her sweet little voice asking for the comfort item she had since she was born. Again I have an inner struggle, do I stick to my guns and not give it to her or do I give in and let her have it for a few more months, 2 is not too old, right? Well, I stuck to my guns and told her "NaNa all gone" and she lifted her hands in the air and said "NaNa all gone".
memories made by dustin and amy at 3:04 PM
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memories made by dustin and amy at 2:49 PM
Kenley loves to... draw, color, write notes, make up songs for her rock band, dance, watch Hannah Montana, hold babies, get new clothes (what girl doesn't), do her hair, pick her own clothes, look at the gap from her two missing teeth, make art projects, help with dishes, read, play with her little sister, have friends over and have snacks!
What we love about Kenley... her smile, that she's so helpful, her laugh, that she's so thoughtful, her dancing, that she's responsible, her energy, her love for life, her very own pigtails, her notes, her songs, that she likes to just sit on the couch and cuddle, her creativity and her fun loving personality!
About the date: On our kids even birthdays (4, 6, 8, 10, 12...) we let them have a party that they can invite their friends to come celebrate with them, but we didn't want every year to be a big huge bash. So on the odd years we let them pick what they want to do and we take them, JUST THEM, on a date with Mom and Dad. We started when Brock turned 6 and it has worked really well for us. It allows us to have one on one time with the kids and make them feel special and allows them to really celebrate the big birthdays which for some reason land on the even years.
Thanks for a great date Kenley, we had a blast!
memories made by dustin and amy at 11:58 PM
Dustin called me this afternoon to tell me he had tickets to the Cardinal game tonight and was wondering if I wanted to go. I had a mandatory Let's Play Music meeting for Kenley and was not able to go so I suggested he take Kenley since her birthday is tomorrow. The game started at 5pm so he rushed home so he could be here when she got home from school. He went out to meet her and told her they were going on a date. She came inside grinning and ready to go. Then she asked where they were going...
memories made by dustin and amy at 11:32 PM
All she wants for her birthday are her...
memories made by dustin and amy at 10:49 PM
Routines, Schedules, Bedtimes, Homework, Mom time, Organizing, the list could go on and on of all the things that I love about back to school time.
memories made by dustin and amy at 1:57 PM