Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Yes the Helmet is priceless...but I can't wait for the day the realize just how amazing their aunties are. SUPER. SUPER COOL. And this is the best GIFT. EVER!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone who has a dream! May they come true! Xoxox

Looking for Santa

Monday, December 24, 2012

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Almost, #fail

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Enough said.

Texts from Tiffy {SMILE}

If you need me
  I'll come running  
From a thousand miles away  
When you smile I smile 

You smile I smile

{Thank you Beibs}

Tiffany sent me this text today.
I love them
I love her
They make me SMILE everyday
 I'd come running anywhere

In other news!!

Friday, December 14, 2012
Luke had his first Pee Pee in the potty!!! #18months #pottytraining

Thank you Miss Tiffy!!! Xo

Another Broken Bone

Nicky broke another bone.
His clavicle.
Another 6-8 weeks of misery.
Poor guy!
This is what second broken bone in less than 4 months looks like.

Sleep Update

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
It's been awhile.
The still don't sleep.
The end.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Pretty Much

Pretty much the cutest thing in the entire world.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Texts from Tiff - Double - Dip

Monday, December 10, 2012

[At a wake (!): George takes a chip from the bowl, dips it, takes a bite, and then dips again. Timmy (the brother of George's girlfriend) hurriedly comes over.]

TIMMY: What are you doing?
TIMMY: Did … did you just double-dip that chip?
GEORGE: Excuse me?
TIMMY: You double-dipped the chip!
GEORGE: "Double-dipped"? What are you talking about?
TIMMY: You dipped the chip. You took a bite. And you dipped again.
TIMMY: That's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip – just take one dip and end it!
GEORGE: Well, I'm sorry, Timmy … but I don't dip that way. [George takes a chip]
TIMMY: Oh, you don't, huh?
GEORGE: No. [dips the chip] You dip the way you want to dip … [takes a bite of the chip] I'll dip the way I want to dip. [double-dips the chip]
TIMMY: Give me the chip! [Grabs George and the chip goes flying.] Give me the chip! [George and Timmy start to struggle.]

Luke has a new favorite snack - hummus.
and a new hobby
 a double dipper
just like George. 

and not in any connection to the double dipping, he also makes many new faces.
a mean look, and a silly look, and a stern look
just like Mommy.

Random bobsled antics

Thursday, December 6, 2012
My new boss went down the bobsled in Park city
With Shauna
Before I knew him

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

30 Poisonous Snakes

Have we mentioned how Brilliant he is?

I love when he says,

"Look Ma! A Reticulated Python"

{Insta.Gram} Cuteness: Luke Is Not Impressed

Catching Up with our life

Luke pushes just like Auntie Val
Future Bobsledder
 We've seen this before

{Insta.gram} Cuteness - Texas Bobsled

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Getting ready for the 2030 Winter Olympics
Texas Bobsledding at its finest!
Auntie Val would be so proud

Nicky practicing his "N"
 I had rings made  - my heart is full
I left for Barcelona
Luke flushed them down the toilet
 He also likes to hide in the cabinets 
When i bring paper towels home from the store
he puts them away for me

These are the moments when it is all worth it
when i KNOW that being a MOM is the best thing in the world

 Boys and their Dogs.

A Letter to Luke: 15 & 18 Months!

Dear Luke,
First, please stop growing. 
You are growing up so fast, its hard to believe in 6 months you will be 2! 
I have been a bad mommy. 
I forgot, was lazy, and  I didn't blog about your 15 month check up. 
The good news is that you are HUGE, the bad news some of the results may have been wrong back then.
but whatever
Regardless, You are  MUCH bigger than both Nicky and Luke at 15 months
My little linebacker.
You are a H E A L T H Y boy.
very big.
very heavy
I have back, neck, and hip problems
But I wouldn't trade it for the world.
At every wellness check we get your vitals and you are finally TALLER then your belly is BIGGER!

You are 34 inches - 95% and 27.5 pounds - 90%. You are already wearing a size 8 shoe (Nicky 7, Brandon 6) and in 2T clothes.
Both Nick and B were still comfortably in 18 - 24.

When I talk about you, I describe you as my angel.
Because you are
If I had you first I would have 1800 little boys
No offense Nicky and B.
But you are just so EASY
Sure you are throwing tantrums and trying to push boundaries
but you are so sweet and so perfect and so beautiful
I cant belive that you are real half the time
I think about how every day they boys hit you and push you and you cry.
and my heart breaks.
but you are waiting for your moment
You will be strong and grow to move mountains.

At 18 months you are even bigger!
You are "talking" more
well just saying Mama and Ball more
Thats about it
Im trying not to worry
Nicky was already doing algebra
Brandon had at least 10 words/sentances
and you...not so much.
It will come.
Im not worries.
I am so proud of you
I am in awe of you
I am so lucky
I dont think you can be any cuter.

At 18 months, you love trucks, buses, book, and your brothers, You love to ride Nikcy's 4-wheeler, and ride the scooter.
You get dressed by yourself, and love to wear everyones shoes. You love the bath.

Like all my boys, you love to be naked, and love to throw the ball for all the doggies.
We spend Saturday mornings together while Dan takes the other boys to the park and we play with art, play games, and dance.

You love bedtime and so SO perfect. I can put you down and you just go to sleep. I THANK YOU.
you love your three little blankets.
and you hate to be dirty or wet
just like your borthers you scream everytime I try to change you
I have to chase you areound the house.
You love Peek-a-boo
You love the dogs
you have a sweet tooth already
We read 4-5 books every night and you point out your favorite dogs, balls, and bugs.
I love when you see food in a picture how you say "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm"

You have the best facial expressions and the best grunts to communicate.
You have swagger.
You have attitude.

I know what grunts mean what and we are working on more words.
You can sign for "more" and most colors.
You know cat, dog, ball, mama.
You can do everything we ask, but cant verbalize yet
You love to point out buses and fire trucks and make siren sounds when you see an ambulance.
You bring me snacks.
You love to clean and we have to pry brooms out of your hand.
You've started to play by yourself and have your own make believe

You are so You, and I love you.

 P.S. I posted Nicks and Brandon's monthly letters below so we can compare as always.

xoxox Love Mama


Happy 18 months, Banjo!

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Banjo, Banjo, did we get SO LUCKY to have the easiest, sweetest, happiest, cutest boy ever?? Don't get me wrong, your brother gives you a run for your money, however we never described him as "EASY" or "Happiest." He was (and still is) strong willed, challenging, way too smart, and endearing. BUT YOU - you are perfectly perfect in so many ways. {Don't you worry Nicky - your 32 month letter is next} Since your last check up, so much has changed! You've had a little verbal word explosion and we are so thrilled with your recent developments. You can say over 20 words now, but can repeat much more when asked. We got rid of the baba and your are so much more vocal. You've put together your first sentences:
  • Here you go!
  • I see you!
You have really started to get into books, and every night we sit down with you and go through all your favorite ones. You're walking so much better and our concerns about any excessive drooling have stopped.

At every wellness check we get your vitals and you are finally TALLER then your head is BIGGER! You are 32 inches - 75% and 26 pounds - 50%. You've thinned out and your baby beer belly is almost gone. You are in a size 6 shoe now and 18 - 24 month clothes.

Remember last month? when you decided not too sleep? Well, thank god you've put an end to that craziness. Once again - you are the best sleeper - we put you down with minimal crying or fussing and you pretty much sleep through the night again. If in fact, we do have to go up and check on you, you make us take you downstairs to watch Wonder Pets or Oobi. We watch for a while, and then you get to say "buh-bye" and go back upstairs. You sleep until about 730 every morning and sometimes I have to wake you so we aren't late for school.

You love to play with anything that Nicky has, and you love pushing tea carts and lawnmowers all over the house. You love balls, bubbles, and the doggies. You love to point out buses and you yell "beep beep" when you see a big truck go by. You also have a sweet tooth.

And we can hardly believe in 6 months you will be 2! never forget, you are our little ray of sunshine and you have made such a huge and positive impact in our lives. We adore everything about you.

And as always, I went back to check and compare Nicky's 18 month update.

Dear Brandon - 15 months

Monday, October 11, 2010
Dear Brandon,

You turned 15 months on October 10th and we celebrated with a wellness check. You do very well at the Dr's. You "talk" to everyone and are growing well on the chart, a perfect curve, but you are chunkier than you are tall. You weigh 25 pounds (55%), height 30.75 inches (45%), head 47.7 cent (50%). Your little feet fit into a little size 5 shoe and 12 - 18 months clothes are starting to get tight. You knew mommy had her hands full with Nicky, so you sleep 7 - 7  for me and you can nap almost 3 hours a day. You have the most perfect smile and the blondest silkiest hair. No haircut yet...maybe next month.  Your eyes are amazing -  still a stormy blue grey and you have 16 sharp teeth. You love to laugh, play, and kiss. You do this special little butt dance on me, and never do I feel more loved and treasured. These are the little things a mom holds on to. You do have a little temper and you are starting to show a preference for daddy. You are very agile, and like to stack blocks, ride tricycles, and climb. You can moos when we say cow, and kinda woofs when we say dog. You can point to your head, knows shoes go on your feet, and can throw away garbage. You pick up the phone and says Hi. You still are not talking much, but you make your presence known. You can say mama, dada, up, hi, more, wawa (for water or chocolate. ha), and occasionally you will throw out a thank you or naked. We took you last week to have your hearing tested to make sure you weren't partially deaf from all the ear infections and you passed. There could be some delay if your ears where blocked for periods of time, but they do not predict any delays in development. We continue to work with you, and we've seen an increase in your vocabulary and mumblings even in the last week. These last 15 months have been crazy but worth it. lI love you, Banjo.

Dear Nicky - 18 month letter

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Dear Nicholas,

Last week you had your 18 month check up. It was a little late because we canceled your first one last minute to go visit your Auntie Val in Party City.  What a great trip that was, just you and me. You are growing up so fast, its hard to believe in 6 months you will be 2!

Not too much has changed since last time except you are now 32 inches tall and 28 pounds! Your weight is in the 75th percentile and your height is in the 50th. That means your a little above average, but Daddy and I think you are way above average. You are wearing a size 6 shoe and pretty much fit perfectly into 18 - 24.

18 months and you still prove to be challenging in some areas and in others you continue to blow us away, especially how smart you are. You have started to say sentences and put multiple words together like:
  • Thank you
  • Where did it go?
  • I don't know
  • Come Zeus, Come Ra
  • No, mine
  • All Done
  • and my favorite I love you. (when asked)
Right now we are working on Merry Christmas. It comes out Merry Nah.

Our biggest worry right now is how to help you stop crying at night. It breaks our heart every night when we hear you cry out for us. We would do anything to take all that sadness away....but are your REAAAALLLLY sad, or just know how to play the game, mister??  On the occasion you do break us down and we go back upstairs to tuck you back in, you are just fine. So happy we are there, just to point out the moon and stars. You will even lay there pretending to be asleep while we sneak out, just to have you jump up crying again. Daddy and Mommy may have to start turning off the monitor...and I can't begin to imagine how this will all work out once you figure out how to climb out of the crib. I do not look forward to that day.

At 18 months, you love trucks and trains and anything with wheels. You love to point out buses and fire trucks and make siren sounds when you see an ambulance. You pick me flowers. You love sticks and old pipes. You love to clean and we have to pry brooms out of your hand. You still ADORE your Daddy. Puppies and bubbles are still top of your list. You've started to play by yourself and have your own make believe.

You can count to 2. (go Nicky!), say ABC, and every color is green, but we're working on it. We can get a blue, white, yellow, red, and purple out of you when prompted. You can sign a lot of words, and love to be outside. Ant bites make your skin flare up and you hate bugs. You still have your nini (pacifier) but we're working on it.

and at 18 months you still dance...

...and you make us dance. we love you poops.


Dan's Birthday Cake

On September 22,
 I sent this email to the fabulous bakery down the street
Rise & Shine

this is the a place where I met 
Kendall and Brit
{love you girls}
SOoooooooooooooooooooooooo much.
They make the most A M A Z I N G cakes
I asked for a little m- stick figures.
I got a lot
pretty amazing huh.???

'Night, Sweet Pea

Night, Night, don't let the bed bugs bite
Sweet Dreams
I love you forever and ever
to the moon and back
Goodnight, see you morning, see you later, good night, I love you
{love you Dad.}

No matter what you say,  it all means the same.
I LOVE YOU my little one
My wonderfully talented and beautiful friend, Alyse, just launched her latest album
a Lullaby Album
dedicated to her daughter, Scarlett
We were due date twins
and due date boston lovers
and destined to be friends
My Luke and her Scarlett may be destined to be together
i am giddy.
I donated
I supported
I believe.

Listen to it
Buy it

A Little Line of Kisses (Feat. Alyse Black)

support beautiful music
support beautiful people
and let your baby fall in love with beautiful sounds
you will too


This summer nicky broke his arm
playing soccer
or just falling
but its still broken
for Dayzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

we finally got it off!
super happy
{and super behind blogging about it}

but everytime he is in trouble and naughty
and i pick him up for a
T I M E  O U T
he screams at me

Mama, you're hurting me!
You're gonna break my arm

I REALLY do have a Drama Queen
however, the cutest Drama Queen in the world.
and thanks Dr. Danney!!

Fancy & Rango

My other babies
Zeus is camera shy

Brandon's Brain = FRU-RUST-ER-RATING


Tuesday, December 4, 2012
That's Nicholas backwards.

And how he wrote his full name on this artwork.

The first time I've seen him write more than just Nicky.

So proud.

And the he wrote his name again the right way. But With a K.

And then made me this picture!

He says its a planet.

Or a "U"

Could be.

Naughty Dragon

I caught him reading Bared to You and he said,

"...and the dragon took his sword out and poked her in the eye."

Pretty accurate, actually.

The Annual Christmas Affair

Sunday, December 2, 2012
I take off the Friday before Thanksgiving ever year
- for the last 3 years -
We head down to the Palmer Events center and wait in line with thousands of other ladies for the 
10:00 am opening of the 
Austin Junior League's Christmas Affair
Tricia introduced me
Tricia got me hooked
We meet at the bar after the doors open
and with D O U B L E mimosas in hand 
we shop
we gossip
we laugh
we drink some more
we buy things we dont need and things we obviously HAVE to have
like every color of Kendra Scott Earrings
and ornaments for the tree
and we have the best time
and it is a tradition that I never want to end
I love you T and Mom!! xoxoxo

Christmas Cards 2012 are coming....

Its the most wonderful time of the year!! I've already received 6 xmas cards and it is Dec 2nd.

Well done guys, well done.

I love planning, picking, and deliberating over my Christmas cards! I ordered them last week and I am trying to be patient, BUT I want my Christmas Cards!!! 

Yay, they shipped, but I have to send them first to an Etsy vendor for something extra special this year. To be mailed soon...and here is a little sneak peek....


I can't wait much longer...

Friday, December 2, 2011
I want my Christmas Cards!!!  Arghh....waitinng, waiting, waiting....To be mailed on Dec 9th....

Adventures of Nicky & Kylee Jo: LegoLand Style!

You may have remembered that our good friends the Wilsons, and Nicky's best friend Kylee Joe moved to San Diego last year.  Its been pretty sad and miserable with out them,. We've kept in touch, I was able to see Stacie in Vegas a while back, but its not the same. 

A couple days before Dan and Nicky left for California, I sent Stacie a text to see if there was ANY way that the kids could see each other. Dan had plans to take Nicky to Legoland.

Stacie and Tom text me to tell me they are going to make it work. I begged Dan to call them and make sure they would get together. I dont know whay, but it was so emotional for me. I so badly wanted to be there when Nicky and Kylee Jo saw each other for the first time in almost a year and a half. 

They planned to meet at Legoland. I get a text from Stacie that said the following:

"Back together!!! We are so excited, they are meant to be together!!!"

she sent me the first picture below in B&W. 
I immediatley start tearing up.
I KNOW that face on Nicky and he is SO excited and seeing their hands together made me so happy and then sad at the same time.
Knowing how much fun they were having was hard on me. 

They have been friends since 9 months old.
Here they are at 4 and a half.
I hope every year we meet like this and reunite.
Nicky continues to ask me why Kylee Jo lives in "San Dango" 
but we will plan to see them at least every summer.

And I continue to say, They will come back.
{no pressure Wilsons}
We love you and cant wait to see you all SOON.

So here is to another "Adventures of Nicky & Kylee Jo":

Nicky: I love your side pony.
Kylee Jo: Hold my hand, the yellow man is coming.
Nicky: let's hug and never let go.
Kylee Jo: deal.

The {Last} Adventures of Nicky and Kylee Jo

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I have delayed talking about this because it makes me so so sad
Nicky’s best friend Kylee Jo moved the San Diego back in June
before she moved, Tom and Stacey took her out of class and let her hang out with Nick and Brandon at our house for the day. Kylie Jo LOVES Miss Tiffany too, so it was a perfect day for them.

They were all so cute together, eating, playing, running.
They even napped in the same room.
I couldn’t help but send Tom and S a text along with the sleeping picture that said 

“The Last  and ONLY Time Nicky and Jo Jo sleep together” ha ha.
I couldn’t hold back tears as Kylee Jo said good bye for the last time and Nicky yelled out: 

“I Love you, Kylee Joe, you’re my best friend”

 Its been a long summer with out our close friends
We miss them all the time
Nicky still asks for Kylee Jo and demands that her mommy and daddy bring her back on an airplane to see us.
My heart stops a little when he does. Mostly because he doesn't understand yet.
We Love you Wilsons!!
This summer was the {Last} adventures of Nicky and Kylee Jo...for now.


Related Posts with Thumbnails