Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Today was the PERFECT day! I have not left the house all day, and we have spent the majority of the day in our comfy pajamas! We were sad that Josh had to work this weekend, but we are so glad Haley and Baby Hoyt were able to be here with us! 

Nana and Bubba drove up this morning with Tee Tee and Hoyt! We had a kitchen full of food and ate until we were stuffed! 

Kaylor was sharing his ham with Bubba!

The afternoon was spent relaxing! We laid around and played with the kiddos! It was so nice to not be on the run! 

These boys sure love their Nana! It was so funny, when she would hold Kaylor, Hoyt would crawl right up there with them! He LOVED that plastic microphone!!! 

Lucy Jane, like her Momma, stayed grazing by the sweets table! She loved the turkey cake pops and licked the icing off most of the cupcakes!

Bubba's back sure makes a good pillow! She cuddled right up and fell asleep! I am not sure who snores louder between the two of them!

We made it back downstairs for more food later in the day! 

Kaylor showing off his food!

And again... Luke has convinced him to feed him! So funny!

Nana fed Hoyt some goodies! We sure miss this sweet boy! He mastered the stairs today! He was trying to sneak around and then he would climb all the way to the top super fast!

Tee Tee's lap is always full! She is loved! 

Bed head after long naps! 

Nana was helping Kaylor drink Hoyt's chocolate milk! He would have a fit if you took it away! Caught this of him holding Bubba's hand while nana helped him with his drink!

Baths and pajamas before they headed home! Love these sweet babies!

So thankful to have a family to spend the day with! We enjoyed every second! The expensive turkey outfits are still ironed sitting on the bed! Never worn! Makes ya think about what's really important! I Cherish times with my family! 

Ending this day cuddled up with this little princess! First year to not be Black Friday shopping, but I must say I'm pretty content. Right. Where. I. Am. 


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy 8 months, Baby Boy!

Once again, I am shocked at how quickly time is going! You are 8 months old!!!! How is this? 

You are the happiest little guy! I absolutely love how much you love your sister! I think it's really funny when you steal her puppy!!! She gets so aggrivated...and you just giggle! 

You sit up, scoot backwards, and wiggle crawling yet and I'm kinda okay with that! Your favorite place is still in my arms, and I hope that never changes! 

You like to sit by me while I put on my makeup!

You love playing with Lucy Jane! 

You have been cutting some teeth! Sour gummy worms help with that! 

You are enjoying big boy foods now! Lucy Jane snuck you a few French fries! You loved them! 

Sweet babies playing while I was packing for our trip!

Your smile melts my heart every time!

You are such a big boy!!! You were all dressed up for your sisters ballet recital! 

My prayer for you is that you have a tender heart for others! I love how you always light up our home with your smile and bring so much happiness into our hearts! You are a special little boy! You are loved!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Oh, Dug uh luss!!!!!

Well....most of you know I am not an animal person. I don't hate animals, but I don't have this over the top love for them like some do. For some reason, I had "puppy fever" Monday night bad! When I get something in my head, I, like a little kid, get so excited and tend to make irrational impulse decisions! 

Tuesday morning I called several breeders and found Lucy Jane the cutest little black puppy! 

I arranged for Haley to go pick the puppy up, potty train him ha! And bring him to us when she comes home for thanksgiving! By Tuesday night, I had come to my senses! I was refunded my deposit and no longer getting a puppy! 

Back track: my history with dogs isn't the best! When I was pregnant with Lucy Jane I had this lovely "puppy fever" and got a lab puppy! After I had Lucy Jane, I got rid of Luke and this lovely new puppy! 6 months later Luke was back with us!

When Lucy Jane turned two, I had the bright idea to get her 2 puppies! Rich and I drove to this puppy mill in Muldrow, Oklahoma and brought home these lovelies! 

They made it on a beach vacation with us...and then found new homes shortly after! Two little puppies were not for me! 
Like I said, I don't have the best history with animals! 

A few weeks ago, we went to the fall festival at our church. My rule was no goldfish! Of course, rich won two goldfish. One went to Lucy Jane's sweet friend, and the other came home with us. After a couple days it was still swimming, so I decided to invest in a bigger bowl for the thang! 

Showing off their fish!

She loved sweet Bubbles!

Last Saturday, we found Bubbles like this...floating on his side. Sad morning for our family! We had a small funeral and flushed the sweet boy right down the toilet. 

So all this brings me to DOUGLAS.  I offered to take Lucy Jane to get a new fish yesterday. She quickly informed me that she had changed her mind and really wanted a cat. In her words, it would be her buddy and sleep with her! (Ughhh) I couldn't say no! We went to an animal shelter and ended up at Petco to adopt a cat that would perfectly fit our family! Ha! 
He was already named...and Lucy Jane didn't want to change it! 

Here's "Dug uh Lus" on the ride home!

Showing him his food and water...

And yes, sleeping in her bed!

Rich was surprised to find a new member to our family when he got home...but he will learn to love him! 😁
Hope Luke can learn to get along with him soon, too!

Lucy Jane is head over heels...and that's all that matters right! Love our animal adventures!