Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More Baby Kase...

Remi is in NONE of the hospital pictures because he had no desire to go. Remi has never really been into babies or kids younger than him, so I let him play at home rather than get bored and reek havoc at the hospital :)


Mommy, big sister and Kase


Mallorie and Roen entertaining themselves while we indulged in Kase snuggles









And after Kase got to come home, the 'big' kids had fun playing...













And this is how we ended most days... a movie, snacks and time with Anne...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Baby Kase....

Meet the newest little bundle of sweetness that joined our family...


Friday, January 23, 2015

Airplane Ride....

Well, ya'll, I finally did it. The boys and I flew to San Angelo.... And I did it all by myself!! I have often considered flying home because it would be so much faster and in many ways easier then the 4.5-5.5 hour road trip by myself.

However, my boys are very 'boy' and unpredictable in their behavior so it was also very daunting. I could just imagine a huge meltdown at security with long lines waiting behind us as one of the boys threw themselves on the floor refusing to walk through the sensor gate or one of them telling the security checker that I was NOT his mom... the scenarios go on and on... and with my boys they are all extremely possible.

But on Monday (the I was supposed to drive home in order to see my sister have her baby) Remi ended up having fever, throwing up and all that mess. I decided to keep him home in order to keep germs away from the new baby.

Monday night, my sister actually went into labor and so I was up really late getting updates on her progress. Remi woke up fever-free Tuesday morning and I was so giddy to get my hands on my new nephew that I decided to head to San Angelo that morning.

I knew I hadn't gotten enough sleep to drive us safely, so it was either fly or wait another day... there was no way I was waiting!

And I have say, they were perfect. With only about an hour to kill in the airport, it was nothing that a snack and Curious George couldn't pacify. I think from now on, we may be traveling in the air instead of on the road :)






Thursday, January 22, 2015

Safari Club...

This is the time of year when the Safari Club comes to Dallas. We always have so much fun seeing our South African friends and all the exhibits. For the first time, we took the boys on Saturday. We just knew they would love it.... they lasted a couple of hours, lol!!!

Roen's favorite was sitting on all the ATVS and off-road vehicles...



Of course, Remi found some baby labs and was in HEAVEN...



And here, you have Remi playing with African poaching spearheads. He kept telling me that the (very sharp, rusty, tipped) spears couldn't hurt him...


Monday, January 19, 2015

Marking His Territory...

Do you remember when you wanted to write your name on EVERYTHING!? I still find my name written (in handwriting much like this) on old things of mine at my mom's house occasionally (books, blocks, etc). When Remi wrote his name on his train whistle, it made me remember way back when...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Afternoons...

Since the weather is a bit too cold to be outside all day long, this is what a lot of our afternoons look like. All cozied up in bed watching The Fox and The Hound... doesn't get much better than this....

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Truly Touched...

So, I just finished a book that I think you need to go buy right now and read.

This book is pretty popular right now and has even been made into a movie. I have to be honest, I'm not typically drawn toward books that are trendy because I have a weird thing about reading what everyone else is reading, but it was given to me for my birthday. I finished it in two days... thats a 'I couldn't put it down' book in my world.

Honestly, I didn't really even want to love this book. I had just finished an awesome book and wasn't really ready to move onto the next, but HATE not having a book in my hands, so I picked this book off the shelf and gave it a go. As I read the first few chapters, I didn't think I was going to like it much at all.... but that all changed...

The last half of the book not only grabbed my heart, but shook every emotion I have. I laughed, cried- a lot and stayed up way too late finishing this book only wanting to read it again and again and again. I ended up downloading the soundtrack and have been listening to it on repeat for several days. I doubt I will ever watch the movie because it will never do this book justice but because this book won't leave my mind, there is a part of me that is tempted.

I have since started another book... but all I really want to do is sit down and read this book again.

Buy this book, get a big cup of hot tea, turn off your phone, curl up in a corner and read this book in one setting... you will cry and be touched by this heart breaking-ly beautiful story that will refuse to leave the most inner part of your emotions...


The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

This book will have a very special place on my bookshelf :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

School Days...

Well, our first week back to school went great... besides me missing the boys a little. The closer Kindergarten gets for Remi, the more I find myself wanting to hold on a little tighter to this time in our lives.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Little Date...

Since Micah was out of town last night, I took the boys out to dinner before church. Besides being the cutest Super heros ever, they were perfectly well-behaved at dinner... I love these guys to pieces...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Our Last Day....

Yesterday was our last official day off. Today we started back to swim lessons and tomorrow school will start. Our two week vacation was wonderful... I love waking up and knowing there is nowhere we have to go.... and the freedom of getting to go anywhere we want to go. But with the colder days, cabin fever has set in and getting out of the house and back into normalcy will be nice as well.

After the boys went outside and got all muddy, they came inside for ice cream and TV.... a great way to finish off our Christmas Break...