Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thoroughly annoyed

Well a lot has happened in August, but I haven't been able to post about it since Blogger won't let me upload pictures! So, in a perfect world I would have done about 5 posts by now complete with pictures. So I guess I will just update everyone as to what's been happening in August, in a boring post without pictures!

We went to Dallas to visit some friends of ours mid August. The kids had a great time, as usual, playing with their friends that they miss because they've moved away. We got to go to their neighborhood pool, which was beach entry, so the kids loved that of course.

Then we celebrated Nick's 29th birthday, and Sophie's 4th birthday! Since Nick and Sophie's birthdays are 5 days apart, we usually end up celebrating them together. It wasn't planned that way, but with Sophie not wanting to be born in October like she was supposed to be, we have no choice! We had a girly birthday party for Sophie, with all of her girlfriends. They got their nails done and got to play dress up and walk down a runway. Then we went to a bakery for cupcakes and presents. She had a great time, and loved being with her girls! That night we had a family birthday party at BJ's Brewery, for some good food, then back to my aunt's house for cake and presents! It was a crazy but fun day.

Then 2 days after all the birthday celebrating, Sophie started preschool! She goes 3 days a week from 9:30-2:00pm. She has only gone 1 day so far, but she walked right into the room without even saying bye to Nick and I! She has been independent since birth, so I knew she would never have a problem leaving me to start school. It's pretty bittersweet, I miss her but I know she's having a lot more fun at school than she would be having at home, and learning a lot.

On top of all that, Sophie also started dance class again. She is taking at the same place she took dance last year, just with a new teacher. Her teacher's name is Miss Carly, so she asks where Chad is, of course! There is one girl in her class that was in there last year, so that's fun. She is already talking about a dance recital, so I know she will enjoy this year of dance.

August has pretty much flown by, so I look forward to getting into a routine and settling down a bit for September! I promise pictures will come as soon as Blogger decides to cooperate!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Too Much Food

When the kids were little, you know, when you go anywhere you pack bottles and jars of baby food. These days, we have been eating lunch at the pool pretty much everyday, and I just realized how much work and preparation there is to pack a picnic lunch for us! I know I will be doing this everyday once Sophie starts school, but since I haven't had to do it yet, it really is a lot of work! Especially since my kids are bottomless pits!

Too Cute!

It's pretty rare that I catch Sophie and Brody hugging each other. Let's face it, I spend most of my time watching them duke it out with each other over toys, books, shoes.....anything they can fight over, they will. But a few days ago it was raining, yes I'm sure you remember that ONE day! And both the kids were scared of the thunder, so they wanted me to open the blinds so they could "see the thunder." I explained that you couldn't see the thunder, but they insisted. So, they were looking out the window, and I guess Sophie decided to put on a brave face for her Bro-Bro. I heard her say "Don't worry Brody, I will protect you from the thunder." Too cute, and I luckily caught this picture!

New Lovey

When Brody was born, Nick's sister made him a lovey. Since then I have made him more loveys the exact same small size, that way I can wash them without a freak out moment! I decided, since he's now in a big boy bed and LOVES blankets, that I should make him a big lovey. So, the other day I did, and he has fallen in love all over again! Here are some pictures of Brody with his beloved lovey.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Many Faces of Bro-Bro

Big Helper

Brody has started eating yogurt or applesauce and wanting someone to "help" him. I guess he likes to revert back to being a baby every once in a while! So I was busy unloading the dishwasher, and decided to let Sophie help him. She enjoyed it and so did he. She is such a big helper these days!

Brody was sooo excited that Sophie was going to help him!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dance Recital

Well, we made it through Sophie's first year of dance! At first I didn't even think she liked it, but after seeing her at the recital I know she LOVES dance. I have even asked her if she'd want to try gymnastics in the fall, but she told me she wanted to do dance again. I think I will let her try out a gymnastics class this summer, just to make sure it's what she wants. Looking forward to having our Saturdays off now!

Her tap dance costume, I think it was some Hilary Duff song!

Her ballet dance to "somewhere over the rainbow"

This is the link to Sophie's tap dance she did for her recital.

This is the link for Sophie's ballet dance she did, excuse Nick, the cameraman....he had Brody on his lap so it's a bit shaky!