Monday, July 19, 2010

New Freckles, New Friends and New Bikes

Well I have to start with my favorite of the new events in our lives: Hunter's freckles...Kyle had them as a child and I always look at his pictures from when he was a little boy and think how adorable he was and his freckles were. I have always hoped our boys would get that trait from him!!!! And though this picture is hard to see it, he is getting the cutest little sprinkles of freckles and cannot wait to see them in about a year! (he has a little patch of them under his left eye and on his nose...but again, I know they are hard to see in this picture, it was just the closest one I had of his face)

speaking of faces...this is what I usually get when I want to take his picture...

New Friends:
This is the newest addition to our family...meeeeet Howie!!!!!!!

We adore Howie and talk about him a lot actually. Though we have a small neighborhood, people fly down our tiny street! It is maddening and now I feel like one of those obnoxious parents, but I cannot tell you how many other parents on our street have stopped by to ask where we got it and tell us how much they like it. so I think Howie is here to stay. It is only confusing when we pass someone else's house and Howie is there too. hmmmmm...

New Bikes!
We finally went out and got another bike...well we got 2 bikes. We have had 1 but both boys ride it so well it was time to get another. And let me say this - I am not one for usually getting 2 of the exact same thing, because the boys do need to know how to share. But some things are just worth it to buy 2 of the EXACT SAME THING. It is just not worth fighting over who is riding the red bike, or the blue bike, or the bike with the tiny spec of paint that is chipped off or whatever the minor difference is that causes hours of fighting and tears.

Complete with matching helmets and elbow pads (and yes they both wear elbow pads and love them!!! Since they have both gotten boo boos on their elbows recently they enjoy being "protected")

And another fun time for the boys has been riding on the bike with daddy (and sometimes me, but mostly daddy). Kyle pulled out his old bike and boy has it been fun!

And Drakey was so cute when they would ride down the street...he would watch them take off

and then take Howie's flag and cheer them on.

Oh how sweet summer is!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The "Hairy" Details...

You know you need to go got your hair done again when your 2 year old looks at you, points to your head of hair (which is suppose to be blonde mind you) and says:
"Mommy, why is your hair black?"

Oh Sweet Innocent Drakey!!!! How could I possibly be upset with him!!!!
Thanks for the tip dude...calling Marci tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Whats a girl gonna do...

One would think that after having 6 full days without kiddos that I would have had time to catch up on my posts with the 2 major trips that we have taken with the boys the past few months, my house would be spotless and I would be twiddling my thumbs in boredom. HOWEVER, that did not happen...not any of it...obviously.
I did get to catch up on a ton of quality time with my husband (like going to a double feature at the movies one night(yes one of those was Eclipse)...SO FUN!, going to restaraunts we love, hanging out by the pool with friends, going shopping with my mom, going to the Frist to look at the Fashion exhibit (which I HIGHLY recommend!!!...I would totally still wear most of the GORGEOUS suits and gowns we saw) and going to lunch with friends. And it was all fabulous.
I still want to kick myself in the shins for not getting my photo albums completed, or even started because that was my number one goal for the week, but what can you do now.
I missed the boys sooooo much and was so beyond happy to see them again. I swear they looked older and taller and I wanted to burst into tears when we pulled into Grammie and Pop's driveway. But we did not get there until after they were asleep Friday night so I had to just peak in at them and hold myself back from waking them up.
We had a wonderful 4th of July in Alabama but getting back into the swing of things at home.
I will end on this for the night...Drake is really in to "holding you" when we are laying down together. Normally with the boys they would lay on my chest with my arms around them, but Drake wants you to lay on his chest and put his arm underneath your head. It is the sweetest and funniest thing.
Tonight as Kyle was laying with him Drake was sliding his arm under Kyle's head and said "do you like that daddy?" I hope he never stops wanting to do that...