Saturday, September 22, 2012

Who has two thumbs...

and loves to "pee pee and bush" (aka flush)?

Monday, September 17, 2012

when I grow up...

every year I want to take her picture of what she wants to be when she grows up. I think this will be so cute to have when she graduates-ahem-highschool. You know, years and years from now that will surely creep by so slowly...or not :( This year she said she wants to be just like me and be a singing Mommy! Truly, I'm honored. I'm honored that she wants to be anything like me and I hope she always thinks I'm cool! Even if she's a teenager and too cool to let me know that. I love to sing and dance pretty much all the time and I'm glad she thinks I'm cool...for now. So my baby girl wants to be a singing mommy. Well, I think she's well on her way :-)...
And the rest are just pictures of these adorable little lovelies. I couldn't love them more.
 all decked out in rain gear and loving this fall weather!

 camp outs in the living room on a rainy day...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Life is GOOD!

Fall is right around the corner, the holidays are approaching, we are settled in full swing to the new school year and life. is. GOOD! 
Ella started her 3rd year of dance and is still loving it. Now watch this video and tell me that Mrs. Melva isn't the best dance teacher ever!

Ella started soccer and is loving it. She is on Cooper's team and Cooper's daddy is the coach. This is very good for them to be able to play together since Ella is upstairs at school and doesn't get to see her as much. They have been missing each other in class ;(

Ella started school again and is loving it. Ms. Shelby is her teacher and also takes her home for me since we have a traveling Daddy this year! God has really blessed us this year with connections and friends to help us through this year. It's funny how the little things work out when you let it go :) Ella was promoted to the pre-k class upstairs and she is loving every second of school and Ms. Shelby.
 first day...

first day treat! She was a champ! (oh, and look at those BLUE eyes!!!)

Fall is right around the corner and we are loving it! We take every opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and nice weather. I can't wait to break out the fall clothes!!

And then there is this handsome little devil who has caused all sorts of trouble lately! I tell him every day "he's lucky he's so darn cute!"  

 I melt...


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Adventures with Luca

I'm sitting here on the couch wide awake right now at 1:15 A.M. I have to go to work tomorrow. However, I cannot sleep because have you ever been awaken with something frightening, and then when you realize it's ok, you are wide awake? Welp-good morning folks! I'm up for the night. I thought Luca had done it-he had finally broke free and was out of the safety of his own home and my protection.  Let's just talk about my wild little man who can't be trusted! Let me back up a bit...

When I was pregnant, I received a cute little package. It was a gift and wrapped so creatively. I also remember there being a tag on it that said: Boy: pronounced b-oi (noun) 1. A noise with dirt on it 2. Wildest animal in the zoo 3. Most precious to their mothers. When I saw that, I remember thinking "hmmm". I've talked a lot about #1 and #3, but I'm learning a lot about the 2nd definition of boy which brings me to this weekend life in the recent weeks-but most recently, this weekend.

We went to Ella's soccer game Saturday. It was a beautiful day. A great day to have the windows down in fact! You could see happy little Texans with the cool breeze blowing through their hair coming off of  a weekend of scorching 100+ heat. We were driving home from a fun morning and wanted to roll the windows down (yes we have to think these things through with Luca). Most parents can get away with just the child locks. We have window locks too! The windows are locked in our car or its dowwwn and uuuup and dowwwwn and uuuup. (Luca in the backseat of course) and then if we roll them down we lock them or its uuuup and down uuup and down. Have a mentioned the word "No" makes no difference? SO we take a chance-roll the windows down, you know "live a little". Low and behold, we get home and Luca's missing a shoe. He saw an opportunity and he took it. Mike drove all the way back to where we came from to find it in the road :) He just grew out of every pair of shoe he has, so it was crucial.

Then, sneaky sneakster get's Ella's sippy cup that he wants just because it's hers. Well, he finds it. Too bad it had miralax in it. That should teach him-but it probably won't.

So here's the funny story after a weekend of chasing Luca around to keep him out of stuff...tonight: I'm sound asleep and suddenly wake up because I hear something. It wouldn't be the first time Luca has been up in the morning or night playing by himself. We actually found him tonight playing in Ella's closet an hour after he had been put down.  This time I couldn't find him anywhere-and it's 1am. I was too scared to check the doors. I thought to myself "this is it. he got away from me. he's too wild. he can't be contained. what am i going to do!" (kind of like having a chimpanzee for a pet). I check all over the house-in and under things. Then I wake up Mike who can't find him either. Luckily before we called 9-1-1, we went back to check just one more time (mind you we'd checked the bed at least 3 times), and this time there he was. So teeny tiny and tucked UNDER a pillow. This one wasn't his fault-but my mind automatically went crazy because I've seen what this kid is capable of! I wouldn't put it past him. He's crafty, innovative, mischievous and CURIOUS. That's the dangerous part. I'm going to LOWS tomorrow and getting some chain locks. Yep-I'm going to lock my chimpanzee's little boy's cage home with a chain :)

So here I am-standing guard on the couch at 2 a.m. even though he never really was up. Thinking about how much I love that boy as exhausting as it is to make sure he's safe and sound. It's almost as though he needs a bodyguard because as protective as I am and as much as I hover-he still finds danger and mischief!