We've had some pretty great weather lately, well, until this week which is pretty darn rainy. So we've got to play outside a. LOT! and we love it! last week we brought out the kiddie pool! SB asked and i was like sure, it is 80 something degrees outside (in March)! We went to the park for a little play date too. SB just loves getting together with friends for play dates. I need to be better about planning them. We've been so busy that on days we could do a play date i just want to stay home. LAZY! That's ok sometimes, but you only live life once, right?! and SB is only a little bitty girl once and Axl is only a little bitty baby once! So, i think i'll plan some more play dates for them. :)
Just me and SB headed to OKC today for a very sweet little boy's birthday party! We had a such a great "girls" day (because daddy had to work and well i just didn't think i could make it to OKC w/ both the kiddos by myself)! Every time Spicer talked about today she always said, "mommy we're having a girl's day! Just me and you!" Then she would say because we're girls and not boys! lol! love. her!
me with the birthday boy's momma and one of my very best friends! love you so much Jess!
SB getting tattooed!
See... doesn't it look like SB had a great "girls" day with her momma! lol! she really did have a great day!
these two don't get to see each other near enough, but each time they are together they remember each other and play well together and I think that's so sweet!
We love the Roye family and sure do miss getting to run up the road to see them. Now, we run up the road a few hours to see them, rather than a few minutes! ha! :) God is good and we are so thankful for all the wonderful friends he's blessed us with!
My sweet little 3 year old is growing up way to fast for me! She is becoming so independent these days, way to independent! She now prefers to buckle herself completely into her car seat, pick out and put on all her clothes (she really likes this), brush her own teeth (eek!), get her own snack and drink, and pick up the mess she made (love this!)! All of these things she insists on doing herself, and by insist I mean, throw a fit if i don't let her at least try! I love her independence and her firey spirit! She's going to be one tough gal with passion for life! A lot like daddy! :)
Spicer Beth is oh so sweet too! Such a great little combo of independence, fire (messpotness as i call it) and sweetness! She has really been doing so great with Axl. She gets him toys, (sometimes takes them too, lol) and sees about him when he's crying. I can ask her to get me anything or do anything for him and she hops to it! She sure does love her little brother! Lately she's been talking about me having a baby sister for her too. She says she needs two little siblings! ha! She told me yesterday that she likes it when i have a big belly! I just smile and tell her "we will see what God has for us!" We're open to another or how ever many more, just don't know that this gal will bear them! ha! She might get another sibling but might not get mommy with a big belly again! Not because i don't like it, but because of health issues in pregnancy.
The other night SB was being pretty loud in bed. Axl was asleep next to her. So i hurried in to quiet her down. I said Spicer you need to be quiet because you don't want to wake brother. She said, "but mommy, i was just talking to my Jesus!" Oh how that warmed this momma's heart! just talking to my Jesus! precious! Doesn't get much better than that!
Love my sweet fireball daughter! She's the best! Thank you Jesus for choosing me to be her mommy!
this picture was taken right after she had chased the geese into the pond! they were not happy!
oh, and she is loving reading me books before bed! and i love it too!
Wednesday, we headed down to Hot Springs to see my best friend Miss Lindsey! Oh how I love her! She is my kindred spirit once in a life time friend! Just don't know what I'd do without her! We met my freshmen year of college and have pretty much been the best of friends since! I'm so thankful God blessed me with a friend like her! She's the kind you can tell anything too, I mean anything and everything too! And usually she's just gone through what I'm going through or vice versa! God teaches us a lot together! She is the most Godly woman I know! Seriously! And encourages me to grow closer to the Lord! If you met the girl, you would love her and feel like you've known her your entire life! She's just that awesome! We don't get to see each other near enough because we live about 3 hours apart, but when we do it's like i just saw her yesterday! Love it! God blessed our day with the most amazing weather! We shopped downtown Hot Springs and ate some good food! The thing I was most excited about was seeing her boutique. Last year, she and her mom, took over ownership of a boutique in down town Hot Springs, Madison's Closet! Wednesday was my first time to see it and I was very impressed! It is super cute with super cute clothes and accessories! I just had to buy a few shirts, of course! Very reasonably priced! I know she will do so well with this! She's loving it! I left wanting to move to Hot Springs and go into business with her! ;) Love ya bunches Lindsey! You're the best! Thanks for such a great day! We can't wait for the next!
SB had a blast trying on boots and shirts! Lindsey was so sweet to let her do this!
us with Lindsey inside Madison's closet!
btw she will soon have her website up and running www.madisonsclosetboutique.com. Then you can order all that cuteness from the comfort of your home! I'll keep you posted! :) And if you're ever in Hot Springs be sure to check it out!
This little cutie turned 7 months old this past Sunday! 7 dad-gum months! How the flip did that happen?! Time surely is flying even faster with my second born. Axl is such a happy little bundle of joy! He loves to be tickled and played with. He loves trying to pull things apart. He really likes to have someone in the same room as him! lol! Sometimes that someone just has to be momma! He loves playing with big sister too though! He is an unsupported sitter now! yay! and has started moving all over the place. The other night he got up on all fours and I thought, oh know! the crawling is about to commence! I expect that within the next week or so. For now, he just scoots backward! ha! I remember SB doing this. He still prefers standing though! Sometimes i literally have to force him to sit! The kid is super strong! Guess he will be built like daddy! :) His sleeping has gotten better. He has to be flexible with naps during the day because we're so busy with big sister! I'm glad he's an easy baby. He naps here in there around the same times each day. His naps are usually between 30 and 45 minutes. Every now and then he'll take an extra long nap. (Which I love!) At night, we've moved him to his bed. Jared took the nap nanny to his shop so it wouldn't even be an option! ha! it was really jacking Axl's neck up! So, we've had a few long nights the past few weeks but he's doing much better in his bed now. And with not eating at night. I know, I know! SB was sleeping 12 hours a night at 10 weeks old! Axl, has still been eating at night! My bad! Guess i've just gotten more lax this time. It's been harder for me to let him cry it out! But we've had to this week and it's worked wonders! Should have done it a few months ago! It was just easier to stick a bottle in his mouth. :) In the evening, I feed him his last bottle (without rocking!) and lay him in his bed and he goes right to sleep now! thankful for this! I had to rock SB to sleep until she was 15 months old! He started eating meat this month and loves him some beef! He's always been a good eater, thus the 20 or so lbs he weighs at 7 months! I love his rolly polly arms and thick legs! :) Another something he loves... he loves for me to clean his ears! It's like he's getting a massage each time! He also loves bath time. He enjoys chewing on a wet rag while i scrub him! :) He's became pretty objective this month. He basically stands up, bows his back and screams each time I put him in his car seat! yikes! He also doesn't like for me to change his diaper or his clothes. He's constantly fighting me on this! So I've learned to make it a game! Overall my little 7 month old is a good combination of fiesty, sweet and laid back! I just love him! :) God is good!