Wednesday, January 21, 2015

from baby to big boy... time never stops.


Ohhh my little buddy how I love you so!
I cannot believe how much you've grown these past 6 months as well! You are the best big brother! And I still can’t believe that six short months ago, you and I were hanging out waiting for your baby sis to make her big debut! I was a little worried at how you two would get along- whether it would be a hard adjustment, whether you would ‘like’ her or not- and then she arrived and you changed from my baby to a big boy… a big brother, right before my eyes!  You have amazed me each and every day! You worry and care for your baby constantly and love her more than I ever imagined! I am so proud of you and sad all at the same time! My little baby Keller is no longer a little baby- you are my big boy, my best buddy, and my little helper! And I love you more than you’ll ever know!

You, my little Keller dude, are always on the move!
Yes, you are quite the busy bee! You love to play puzzles…. “Mom, puzzles all day". You love to cook and mix anything! I love that you are my little helper! You love to dance until you're dizzy (since your dancing mainly consists of you running in circles- dizziness is inevitable). You love to roller blade and play hockey and you are your daddy's little buddy! You love doing anything and everything daddy does! You wait in total anticipation for daddy to get home and the two of you race down to the basement for your nightly hockey tournaments! I love that you love your daddy so much! You love your hair to be just like dads- and you insist on using his gel! Your daddy is your biggest hero and one of your “best buddies” and I couldn't be happier!
You love to make baby sis laugh and giggle! and you my little buddy, are pretty dang funny!! (who would've thought that a 2 year old could be so quick witted!)

You are such a little sweetheart and are happy 90% of the time. You are always so aware of your baby sis and check on her constantly! I love that the two of you have the most perfect bond! You have a tender little heart and it breaks right in two if you get embarrassed- it is the sweetest saddest thing and I love you for it! Dad and I think that you are a bit shy... kinda... you take a little while to warm up to people but once that minute passes (or hour) you are best buddies! You are the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Your cheesy little smiles when I say "don't smile" kill me every time!!  Cheese ball!! You love hanging out with “MAMA!!” every Monday and love her more than words can describe! You truly are a grandma’s boy! You also love hanging out with Nat every week while mommy and daddy go to work! You hated when we use to leave but now you happily tell us to “get money for Disneyland” and send us off to work without any fuss! I cant wait to take you to Disneyland! You LOVE monsters inc, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Planes, Cars, and Dinosaur train! You cant wait to meet “MICK MOUSE!” & “DONALDD DUCKK” and even “BUGS BUNNY” since obviously everyone lives at Disneyland! Hahaha You are so much fun little buddy and I love that you are still a mommies boy when you want to be! I love that you still need snuggles and I love that you still give kisses and hugs 24-7! I wish you could stay my little sidekick and little buddy forever but I know you will continue to grow into an amazing little boy and even one day an amazing man, just like your daddy- BUT for now, you are all mine! You are my precious little angel! And I love you forever and always!!
Thanks for being my “Bestest Buddy!” I love you!

Xoxo, Mommy

Sailor Mae~ 6 month update

You my little angel are our everything, you are our little princess! These past 6 months have flown by and you have already grown so much! SOOOO , I have this to say to you……..


You are absolutely perfect in every way and loved more than you will ever know!
In this past 6 months you have learned how to do so many things and everyday are trying new things to try and keep up with your big brother- whom you love unconditionally! Your relationship with him is my favorite thing to watch! You LOVE to tease him! (Who knew?!?!) You smile and laugh when he talks to you and squeal constantly in excitement while you play with him!
You like to wait until Keller has everything set up and then you POUNCE!! You love playing... and destroying all of his toys... luckily you are pretty cute and fun to play with annnnd... luckily your big brother is pretty dang awesome and lets you get away with it! 

OHH and did I mention, you can crawl now!!! Yup! You officially started crawling on January 2nd! We were all talking around the Christmas tree snacking on cinnamon rolls and I set my plate down… you saw that as a challenge and that was that! You haven’t stopped crawling since! You are defiantly a little go getter and now that you are more mobile, you love to tease your big brother even more! You follow him around chewing on all his toys and puzzles! It is a good thing you are so darn cute and he loves you so much because it drives him nuts when his toys are all wet! Haaha But it doesn’t stop him from sharing with you- you sure are one loved little baby girl!

Since Thanksgiving I have been back to work Full time working 4 days a week, and you, always being a mommies girl, have become quite attached even more so than before when I am home! It makes my day seeing those chubby cheeks smiling at me first thing in the morning and even though you don’t like me to sleep through the night because you would much rather snuggle, I still love you more than anything!

Oh Sailor girl you are my little angel! 
You love to play peek a boo, You love to eat… All. The. Time. You love your big brother and have to see him at all times! You are a mommy’s girl- and I will take it while I can! You are the snuggliest little baby there ever was… and you love to pull my hair! You love to squeal and sqwak, and love making bubbles and sounds with your little mouth! You love teasing your daddy and playing hard to get when he tries to steal a kiss! You think it is hilarious to tease him all day every day. You still roll around like a little Tasmanian devil and eat 24 -7… which in turns means you still spit up all the time too… we are working on that! 
You little miss Sailor, are such a happy little baby and a total joy to have in our home! You and your brother bring the perfect spirit into our house and I know that your daddy and I are the luckiest parents around! We love you more than you will ever know! Thank you for being our little princess!

XOXO, mommy

Sometimes I just I don't know what to think.. sassy/ sweet.... you sure love to use that little finger! 

Hanging out with grandpa and little Jerris!! 

If your brother can do it then you think you can to... that includes eating! You LOVE to eat all the time! And it is just about the cutest messiest occurrence of our day! (This is your first time at Olive Garden sitting in a restaurant highchair... you were pretty dang proud of yourself!)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Have I told you lately, that I love you? (a sappy post from me to my hubby)

I quietly whisper those three little words as I sneak out of bed every morning to head out to work.... I still get that  giddy little feeling when I get a simple little text with those eight little letters in the middle of the day.... I wrap my arms around you every night with a kiss and a hug to let you know that one  big thing..... I. LOVE. YOU. 

YOU,Mr Thomas, are my best friend, my sweetheart, and the love of my life. 

I laugh lately thinking of everything you are and everything I'm not, I obviously have lots to improve on. but if I know one thing, it's that I love you. In talking with friends and family and hearing so many silly stories lately, I have noticed one little thing. apparently, you are not perfect. WHAT?!?

You Mr. Thomas work too hard, you sleep too little, you eat.... well, let's just say... too much junk! haha
You give everything. You judge yourself too harshly. You worry too much. You simply don't see what I see. 
You Mr Thomas, are clearly not perfect. 
yup I said it...
 BUT, you are perfect for me!! 

You are constantly working SOOO hard with work, projects, and giving your all to the point of utter exhaustion, simply to provide for me, to provide for your family. 
You work till you drop... You work all day and again all night after tucking our babies into bed. You push forward until around 2 AM on your laptop, working until I have to literally force you to be done for the night. 
You work all day and kindly put up with the last minute meals that are made in a hurry as I get home from work or sometimes the lack of a healthy dinner meal... ummm cereal anyone????
You give all you have to your family. I know Keller's favorite part of the day is his hockey time with daddy! Sailor loves teasing you more than anything! You never cease to amaze me with all you do for us. 
I know I say it everyday non stop but today I wanted to shout it from the rooftops! I love you sweetheart and I am so grateful for all that you do! No, you are not perfect- nobody is. Together we make mistakes, we learn, we grow. Together we can do anything! I love you my perfectly imperfect perfect man! 

"He’s not perfect. You aren't either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you."
- Bob Marley

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A new year a new beginning....

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 

This New Years Eve came with a bang this year! I partied till I dropped, I ate very desirous foods, and most importantly, I was surrounded with those that I love more than anything else! Sounds amazing right???? Well it was but let me just tell you.... it was definitely one huge unplanned adventure....

To start it all off, Keller has been feeling terribly sick for a while now.... He had TWO awful ear infections and is antibiotics took over a week to kick in... sooooo..... He finally got over his ear infections (two days before Christmas) and then BAM... this past Monday (12/29), he  just started getting fevers again, which led to a doc appointment to make sure it wasn't his ears again, Well good news, it wasn't his ears but the bad news is they thought it was the flu (which yes he did get his flu shot for) so we were then sent over to Riverton hospital to check for the Flu (and we picked up his medicine (tamiflu) that the doc ordered for Kell because he was positive the flu would come back positive) Well... long story short, the tests came back negative, so no flu, Hooray! The downside... we basically just threw 100 bucks down the drain because that  is how much the meds for Keller cost.. and now that he doesn't have the flu, they are pointless and we are stuck with them.... Hooraah... not!  Anywho, with the flu coming back negative they decided to just wait and see if his virus passed on its own rather than testing for other viruses.. so waiting waiting waiting.... and Today (1/4) it is the first day we haven't yet had to give Ibuprofen for fevers of over 102... hopefully this means we are near the end... even though it has been one oober long week!!!
Poor little bud- sick baby in the tub... 

Coloring Pictures while waiting for labs to be done at Riverton Hospital, poor little sick buddy! 

So back to our story.... Since little Keller man had been sick and we weren't sure what it was, we decided that it was probably best to stay home so that we wouldn't pass anything on to friends or family. SO stay home we did, but we didnt let that bog us down... We put in an online order to Cafe Rio at 430 to pick up our food at 7.... I thought I should get there a little early, just in case they were busy... I had no idea what I was in for! I arrived to Cafe Rio just before 645pm only to wait in the Pick Up line until 8pm... Our amazing dinner plan was apparently the plan of many others too! haha On the plus side, I did get two free meals for next time- glass half full right! ANNND thank goodness the kids stayed home with Kurt while I went to 'hurry' and pick up dinner! haha I can only imagine how much fun it would have been with them there...

Dinner in hand I headed home! Keller was SUPER excited.... he loves Cafe Rio just as much as his mamma! We laid out a big blanket and had a picnic style dinner and watched haha Once dinner was done we played our own basement style hockey game and I could have bet money it was midnight but nope.... it was not even 10! So we decided- HELLO PICTURE TIMEEEE!!! obviously that was just a hoot and a half! I think we took over 50 self timed pictures and we were all laughing! 

We snuggled up on the couch to watch a movie and then one by one I watched as my entire little family fell asleep.. it was 11 o'clock- Kurt woke up and we took the kids to bed and then climbed into bed ourselves- 1130- I could do this!! I was bound and determined to make it to midnight.. why? I have no idea because heaven knows I wouldn't get to sleep in... But I did it! I laid in bed watching an old western, checking my phone every few minutes to see what time it was .. and then CABOOM!!! fireworks galore outside my window- It was midnight!!! Happy new year to me!! Kurt laughed, gave me a new years kiss, and then fell back asleep. 

It was officially the start of a new year! That very moment introduced the whole new world to 2015-  The year ended with the most Un-organized, Un-planned, and truly Un-eventful circumstances, but I loved it! All in all, the year kind of ended with lots of little mishaps- but they are little mishaps that made us laugh and made us cry, they were things that shaped and molded us, and things that taught us. Oh 2014, You were ohhh soooo good to us and I couldnt say enough good things about you- so thank you! 

So lets make this new year a good one! Lets make memories! Lets make mistakes, lets have fun and lets learn together! I love this little family of mine and I cant wait for all that this new year brings- Happy New Year from my little family to yours!!!!

Now some pictures for your entertainment..................

(Remember how I said we took like 50 self timed pictures..... I wasnt kidding... here are a few!)

Keller LOVES to jump off the stairs... he's got his daddy's skills!!

This little lady is quite the little doll- early new years eve morning playing with her Christmas toys!!

My Little Sunday Best Babies: (12/28/14)

 Okay.... now these ones deserve an explanation..... Keller wanted NOTHING to do with pictures after church.... in fact he was being a bit grumpy and didnt feel well at all but refused to take Ibuprofen... 

And then I told him NOT to smile...... 

Lesson learned ... my two year old does not like to obey apparently... He thought he was pretty funny... I couldn't help but to laugh at how exaggerated his smile was! haha little goof ball!!!