Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Another Photo Dump And We're Current

I don't think I've been up to date since before Kaki was born! So that's just a week shy of three years, but I choose to focus on the perseverance it took to continue... because there were plenty of times where I was tempted to throw in the towel!





Here we are. And at the end of this post we will be current! :) Just in time for a sweet two year old to turn three at her Three-esta!! 

These pictures are a smattering from June.

First up...

Dog Training 101.

What you can't see is their "MASTER" standing behind the two little ones! Our dogs don't listen to anyone but Justin and he's home the least so... if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything... 


Justin's birthday was actually in May... and thankfully I took a picture of this AWESOME card that Caden worked so hard on, because Daddy is not one bit sentimental and that card is not in the Gtown Dump. Tear!

We celebrated our Daddy with a fun family night after cousin Whit left! 

And then...

Duh, duh, duh...

Allergies strike again!

Bless this little ones heart! These can be rough! We aren't sure if she caught a cold too or if it was all allergies but this was a rough round in the eye itching and snots department! :) But we love our doctor... she always makes us feel better!

Not sure when this was... but I love it... three of my favorites!

The first week of summer was exciting!! The pools opened up on a Monday and we were there right at 10am!! :) Ready to go!!

Selfie... another one!

We've been practicing our bike riding!

And this guy got to join the Mommy and Kaki fun... asthma because of allergies for him too!! YES!

And poor guy couldn't catch a break...

That would be a slobber mark from a BIT from his sister!

And the beginnings of a bruise... that got much worse!

I asked her why, "Because I wanted his football!"


The next part I'll spare you.

KK and Albi came for Caden's last soccer game in June. We had some cleaning to do. I asked them to clean the table... I left the room and came back to find this! :)

They got here on Friday... Albi got in late and then we were up and at 'em for an 8:30am game!

I snapped the cute pics of the g-rents in the "guest bedroom" which is also our living room. Hehehe!

Kaki gathered herself a tree leaf pom-pom to cheer on Caden!

Caden was ready!!

The RED team after their last game... they went undefeated! :) If you count to ties as a win! :)

After the soccer game we checked out a new pizzeria in town... SO SO SO fun and good. Then it was off to work... we had a swing set to build!! :) Albi and Justin were thrilled! But Kaki was even more so!! :) Happy early Birthday Kaks!

Kaki always wants to sit in  her KK's lap!

And her mama's too... which I love and appreciate! Especially when she is wearing one of her MANY accessories! Two headbands... one as an actual headband and the other as a necklace!

ALL done!!

Bath time cuties!!

An early morning selfie... Kaki and I are such amateurs! :)

Caden loves to swing... it's the only thing he wants to do besides play with a ball... :) I'll take it! 

Caden and I were being silly the other night while waiting for a big thunderstorm to pass! :)

Last Friday was Friday fun day!

We started out with a movie... WHICH WAS FABULOUS!! A must see. I cried! :) Not surprised. Sleeping Beauty was my VERY favorite as a child. Caden and I watched it earlier in the week to get geared up for Maleficent. I can still sing every song! :)

All ready... and Kaki did open her eyes in time to catch the movie!

After the movie we got pulled over... so we got two free stickers! UGH! Poor Caden was getting in trouble just before the cop pulled us over. I was "talking sternly" (ahem) to him and so he insisted it was all his fault. And I'd love to agree with him, but it was mine. I was going 43 in a 35... and missed out on the ticket this time! :) Praise the Lord!

After that we came home grabbed a quick lunch, went on a quick walk/run/scooter ride so Mommy could get a workout...

Then we were hot and sweaty and needed to take a dip!

And Kaki wanted to wear her boots!!

Summer veggies... LOVE the bright colors!! 

Caden... being silly!!

My two loves... taking a break after a hot day in the sun! :)

Stuffing a pinata for the THREE-ESTA!! :) More on this... stay tuned!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Whit Does Gtown

One Sunday evening I hear a little ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling...

A text...

From Emily...

And it said, 

"I know it's a bit short notice, but can Whit and I come visit you this week?"

And I said...


So needless to say, I just about peed myself and had to think long and hard whether or not to share the news with the rest of my fam immediately, knowing that the few days we had until their arrival might be VERY long with excited and anxious kids ready for their cousin to visit!

But I just couldn't contain myself!

So we celebrated and eagerly awaited his arrival!!


And guess what?? He made it! In one piece and without drama and proved himself to be a road trippin' warrior! And I guess his mama wasn't so bad herself! Wink! :)

We had ALL sorts of things we wanted to do with Whit, but we tried our best not to smother him... but that actually didn't turn out very well at all... we totally smothered him!

And he didn't mind at all... he seemed pretty good with it, actually! He loves us... :) No one needs to know that he loves EVERYONE... :) Just us!

I got to feed him a bottle! Always a favorite!

And poor Whit go to play with all sorts of toys and even try on some accessories!

He looked great as Birdie! 

And he LOVED Kaki's babies! Particularly, trying to claw their eyes out, but of course he meant this in the sweetest way possible! :) He loves grabbing faces and to this baby he did no different!

The pile o crud, I mean toys, in his lap was insane! Again... poor Whit!

Caden and I tried to teach Whit how to selfie while Kaki was napping... 

He wasn't so sure about it!! But after observing a bit... 

He was like... I got this! 


Caden was eager to teach Whit a little bit about Baylor football. Caden is the leading expert, after all. Whit seemed into it.

We introduced Whit to our favorite four-legged friend... Scottie!

I think he prefers his brother and sister canines back In Nac, but Scottie served his purpose.

We were excited to take Whit out on the town... and watch him eat! Which is actually VERY entertaining. Baby led weaning is legit... I'm glad that wasn't a fad though when I had babies because I'm not sure I have thick enough skin for it... but it truly is amazing how it works!

While at dinner we had a first... the kid end and the adult end!! AWESOME!!

Whit was the best behaved of all three!! 

Whit has had his reservations about Justin in the past, but this trip they had a moment... and the rest is a big fat book of love and history!

I mean look at that face... that was all in response to his Uncle J! He loves him some Uncle J!

Especially when Uncle J has access to the milk!

He's a sweet, sweet man that Uncle J!

All done! Fat and happy!! :)

Then it was BATH TIME! But cousin bath time from my camera lens was a bit inappropriate. But Aunt Emily captured it beautifully with hers so we'll have to go with those! :)

After bath we had some cousin goodnight snuggle!

For as full of energy and BOY as Caden is, he is a little tender heart when it comes to his younger cousins. He dotes on them with the most affectionate adoration and it's pretty darn cute to watch. He says he will babysit Aunt Ree Ree's new baby when he gets to be 10 and that baby is 5. Okay, done!

And while Kaki loves Whit, she has a soft spot for her Aunt Emily. She wanted her to do everything with her. And she introduced Aunt Emily to the world of Egg Opening via You Tube. I am sure Aunt Emily may forever wonder about Justin and I's ability to filter our child's YouTube experience but we're okay with that, because Kaki loved inviting her into her world! :)

Aunt Emily made us the MOST delicious homemade Oreos! We ate them all! And they were worth every calorie and even better than the real thing!! We love that Aunt Emily loves to bake! :)

The next morning we took it easy before Whit's first nap in preparation for a late morning park date!

Oh and sweet Kaki just about severed the relationship between her and her sweet Aunt Emily when she asked if she could keep Pink Bear at her house. And of course Caden was blown away that Aunt Emily still sleeps with a bed friend. He wouldn't believe it at first... hahaha! It was pretty funny! Of course, who is he to judge? He too, has some bed friends that he is very fond of! And Kaki, well she totally gets it. And she wanted to add Pink Bear to her collection of lovies and bed friends, but Aunt Emily politely, yet effectively told her no! :)

I think Aunt Emily must have a HUGE soft spot for her little Kaki too because she let Kaki carry around Pink Bear the entire morning! Now that's love! :)

Once Whit was up we headed out to the park for Whit's first OFFICIAL SWING! We were excited to get to witness! 

But his excitement, while not easily seen, was surely there! He was a chillin', relaxin' dude in his shades in that swing! No big deal, he said! No big deal!

But it was, Whit! It was a huge deal! Your first park swing!! SUCH FUN!!!

Aunt Emily was in high demand... and got a good workout! :)

Look at that boy!!

Whit did so well at the park and loved all of the action! Of course Kaki thought she needed to take a spin in Whit's stroller on the way out... and Aunt Emily sweetly let her! Mercy, that girl!

She's nearly as big as Emily!

After the park we hit up our favorite lunch spot and watch Whit pound a turkey burger and some fruit and he was pretty happy about it! Clearly!!

Whit is the happiest boy and makes everyone around him happy! He spreads cheer wherever he goes. He's the ultimate Cheer Bear! And we love him so!

Thanks for bringing Whitters to Gtown, Aunt Emily! We appreciate it so much and know that trips are no small thing! We love y'all!! COME BACK SOON!!!