Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
This weekend went by in a flash!
Our original plan was to stay home and work on the kids attitudes (they have been having a few issues lately) but miraculously they made a quick adjustment, which meant we got to go have some fun:)
I was SO glad they did because this was the first year we were able to go to our small town's Christmas celebration!
There were carriage rides, crafts, lunch, cupcakes and all the kids got 3 gifts each!!
It was amazing to see what the community club puts on for the town kids... I have said it before and I will say it again, I LOVE my small town!! The people are amazing and I am happy to belong here:)
They also had over a dozen bikes that they raffled off. Each kid was given a ticket and they could put it in for which ever bike they wanted. We didn't expect to win anything, but we stuck around until the announcements and Baby C won!!!! He was SO excited:) Lucky Boy.
After that was over we headed to a local tree farm with some friends to get Christmas trees.
I was pretty spent from the day, so I let Daddy and the kids pick a tree while I took pictures and nursed the baby. They did a really good job!
We spent the rest of the evening having dinner with our friends, so we didn't have time to set up or decorate the tree. We got the tree up Sunday morning but had lots of chores to get done, so the kids waited until the sun was down to decorate!
They sat patiently while Daddy and I put the lights on and then got busy putting on the ornaments. Luckily there was only one ornament that they broke and it wasn't a special one:)
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Bubba Love has been BUSY!
She has been in all day kindergarten, 4H, horse riding lessons and gymnastics:)
She is doing AMAZING in school!
I didn't have doubts, but she has really blown me away...
After being in school for only a month she was given a Falcon Feather Award for kindness at her school!!
A Falcon Feather Award is an award given out monthly to a few students in each grade for showing positive character traits... apparently it is a very big deal!
So we received a letter in her folder informing us that she would be having lunch and a treat with the principle and then there was an assembly to follow where she would be presented with her award.
Her teacher told me that she has never met a kinder or more caring girl then Bubba Love:)
I am BEYOND proud of this little girl!!
I have been fortunate enough to have my mom close and retired, which means when any of the kids have a school function I can attend!
In October Bubba Love had a trip to the local barn for a festival and a Halloween party that I co-organized. She had lots of fun:)
And then in November I co-organized her Thanksgiving feast at school also.
It turned out cute and the kids had a blast:)
There is lots more coming for Bubba Love, I hope she can keep up:)
Thursday, December 6, 2012
I thought I would give you a little update on what we have been doing the last few months!
I guess I am being selfish, because I am going to update you on ME first:)
I have been busy trying to introduce myself into the adult world again! After being pregnant or nursing for 6 years, I think I have forgotten how to be a person and not just a mom!
So for starters in the last 3 months, Daddy and I have been to TWO concerts!! That is more in 3 months then in our whole 8 1/2 year relationship:)
One of the concerts Squeaker went with us because I wasn't ready to try him on a bottle yet. We got him some camo ear protection and he slept happily in the Ergo throughout the concert!
We also did a 5K mud run in October... I think I had mentioned that coming in an older post.
I had been doing the couch to 5K app on my phone and I felt pretty good about running it!
Obviously I was nervous, but I ran the whole thing and came in 11th out of 127 in my age group and 38th out of 371 females!! Not bad for having a baby 3 1/2 months earlier:)
It was a LOT of fun! Bubba Love even did the mini run!
We also enjoyed an evening out supporting our local firefighters our little towns annual Octoberfest. It's the third year we have gone... The first year I was preggo with Baby C and the second year we got preggo with Squeaker when we got home:) SO I knew we would have a good time!
Good friends, good food and beer... what else could you ask for??
Lastly, Daddy spoiled me and took me to buy my first hand gun! I was pretty excited and our new date nights consist of dinner and the shooting range:)
I slowly feel like I am becoming a person again (not just a baby making machine)!!
I am excited to see what fun we get into next...