Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brantley turns one!

Well folks. Today is the day. My baby turns one. I'm not sad as I am just amazed at how fast the time flew by. He is so independent, wants to do everything on his own, wants to feed himself, dumps everything onto the floor, plays in the toilet, says uh oh all the time even if nothing happened, will bang a remote against anything that makes a loud noise, loves anything that has to do with his big brother and smiles at everything. I swear this baby is the happiest baby ever, as long as he's fed and has his naps, sound like anyone familiar???? I'm talking about myself:) if you are reading this mom you will probably be thinking back to my baptism since that's your favorite story to tell:) I cannot wait for the next 6 months to just enjoy this little guy because then, another baby will be here! I promise I'm not crazy people! We are all so excited for this next chapter in our lives as we build new memories and welcome another baby! Here are some photos of the day! Stay tuned for a big party on Sunday with our closet family and friends! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

recap of the last 3 weeks....because I suck at blogging

Well. Here we are at the end of July and there is so much that has gone on. We moved into our new house (pictures to come later) and we are just getting settled in because on Sunday we will have Brantley's first Birthday! I cannot believe that he is one in only a few short days, and to think I'll get to have a newborn again in just 6 short months. Oh boy. 

Caidan got braces. He has a love hate relationship with them. I think they make him look so much older. He starts football in a week and then school in 3. Holy crap, I'll have a 6th grader. I'm old.

We are staying busy, but wouldn't have it any other way! Cheers and enjoy some pictures from the last few weeks!

Oh and my little sister got engaged!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Time flies when you're (sort of) having fun!

I cannot believe that Brantley is 11 months and will be a year in a few weeks, we are moving into our new house in less than two weeks and Caidan will be starting 6th grade this coming year! 

I am learning what my life is going to be like in 6 short months when we welcome another baby. Packing a house with an 11 month old might just be the hardest thing I've ever done. It's literally like 1 step forward, 14 steps backwards. I pack a box, he dumps chips onto the floor. I pack a box, he unpacks what I just packed. Oh such is life. At least I'm getting a head start so it really isn't putting me behind on anything. In addition to unpacking boxes, this 11 month old is on the verge of walking, taking and he might just start running while he's at it. He got his first haircut this month and gained two more teeth! I forget what it's like to have a speed crawler on my hands. Getting ready in the morning will sometimes take me 3 hours because someone is in the toilet, then in the closet, ripping down all my clothes, then in my makeup. He is a handful but what a fun handful. He is so curious about everything and wants to know what you are doing at all times!

Brantley also got the hand foot mouth virus this past month, which in laymen's terms basically means he had a fever of 102 and sores all over his mouth, feet and hands. No fun and no medicine. So we suffered through it and Aaron and I took turns sleeping while this little guy suffered the most. Good news, it only lasted a few more days once we went to the doctor and once the fever broke we were in much better spirits:)

Our new house is so much closer to family, friends and work that I can hardly wait to move in! We are fortunate to be able to make this move, I am forever grateful to how hard both Aaron and I work to provide for this little growing family. 

In other news, Caidan is turning 16 this year, just kidding, but really, I feel like I have a teenager in the house already, he rolls his eyes, tells me I embarrass him (success!) and is the most moody person I've ever met! However, he is the most helpful when it comes to his brother and for that I am forever thankful. He can see when the patience is wearing thin on me and I'm about to loose it.  he is such a good kid and 6th grade is just one step away from middle school! He went to camp for a week this summer didn't have any fun:)

We also celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary by heading to the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. It was a gorgeous day and a nice getaway for the day.

Cheers to the 4th and hope everyone has a safe a great holiday weekend!