Monday, May 18, 2015

ANOTHER double digiter in our house

We are entering new territory as a family with every passing year. This year is another year of all even ages, and as of this month we have our SECOND ten-age boy. 

Wasn't it like yesterday I was induced at 5 a.m. and suddenly had an 18-month-old and a newborn? 


And now my second son is in the double digits, never to return to the single digit land. :P



For his birthday, out of any dish in the whole world, he chose taco salad. :D I like how he thinks. :P


Even after 10 years, this boy surprises me on a daily basis. I have never met a kid with a bigger servant's heart than this one. If someone needs something, he is constantly the first one to hop up and run to do it. I am completely in awe of this. He loves and takes care of his siblings, and his mama and daddy too. He is dependable and tenderhearted- a truly sweet gift to his parents. 

He's also got a sense of humor much like his Papa and his Uncle Josh. :) {Oddly enough, he also has many of their physical traits too like the always closed smile and the way he stands and sits...genetics are awesome things.}


This year we tricked him with magic candles. :P hehehehe. It took him three minutes to blow those babies out and he thought it was hilarious {as did the rest of us!}.

We love this boy so much, and are blessed to be his parents. Though I really don't want him to grow up, at the same time I am so thrilled to see how he is.

Happy birthday, sweet Noah.

Monday, May 11, 2015

life lately in pics: solo + almost solo dates, firsts + the mother finds

Ahhh, what a week we've had. We had a precious few days without rain, and it was glorious. I heart the country- this was the sunrise from my kitchen window:


And that same morning I got to run errands all by myself. {!!!} I never thought I would see the day that getting an oil change would be bliss:


Am I allowed to say it? Sometimes I really love not conversing with anyone. Just me, a tv, and no one talking to me. If you ask me, they were a little too quick with getting done. ;)

One day while Rob was working outside on the property, I took Zaner out on a date. We went to the gym, the mall, and out to eat- all by ourselves. :D


It was almost like a solo date, minus the diaper changes and toddler feedings. ;) We picked out a few plants together at the nursery too:


And guess what season we've officially entered? 


COME to mama. That preggo craving is now satisfied. ;)

Last weekend, we also hit up the mall very quickly for Mother's Day- while I shopped, they got to have a little fun:


They were all so engrossed in gaming, I think I could have shopped for hours with that setup! :) But I didn't find what I was looking for, so we weren't there long. While we were in the city, we had the chance to run to IKEA for some office items we needed. It was a longggggg {and thankfully easy!} trip- the longest part being waiting for our items and loading them on the car:



Of course, an IKEA trip ends for me after we leave, but just starts for Rob when we get home:


And then yesterday, I found this on my newly assembled desk:



I love those munchkins. :) I'm sure it's cliché to say it, but they are truly some of the greatest blessings of my life. They love like no one else and teach me so much on a daily basis. Motherhood is a crazy thing, isn't it?

I can't believe I will have six of them here soon- we're now on the single digit week slide downhill! I am ready and not ready all at the same time. :) Thankfully, we are taking a summer break from school. I need some pre-baby no-school time to get all my nesting done. :P

How was your weekend?

Do you like solo errand dates?
I never would have thought I would, but life changes you. :P I used to be an extrovert but have somehow become an introvert in the past 10 years. :)

Have you had any watermelon yet? Did you die of happiness like I did? hahahah!
Tragedy of all tragedies, Rob is allergic to it. {I'm sad but okay with this...just more for me!}

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