Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some Clowns and Some Other Celebrations

The circus clowns came to NCTC a few weeks ago. The kids LOOOOOOVED IT!!! 
 Levi doesn't look too happy here, but I assure you he was BELLY LAUGHING through the whole thing!

So remember that time....not too long ago....Chloe looked like this.....
 not anymore!!! Watching the parade from the exact same spot, 2 years later.
We hung out with Nana and Grandpa on the 4th!
 Started with the pancake breakfast....

 Did some small "fiya wackas" as Chloe calls them. This was HUGE for both Levi and myself. Neither of us really like firecrackers!

 Hot mess waiting on the fireworks show!
 Cheesy grin!
The next day we had a long day of birthday parties!

 First up was this handsome little fella!! Sweet Hason!!!

Chloe was asleep literally before we got out of their neighborhood! Better nap quick sister, Collin's house is only about 30 minutes away!
More swimming!! 
 Gosh it's been WAY too long since I got to see my Gigi!!! So glad to get to hang out with Holly's family and celebrate this little handsome guy turning 1 as well!!!
 Then we got to meet up with Mimi and Grams and Pops for lunch on Sunday before they headed back to Amarillo!

We were definitely wiped out Sunday afternoon!! Haha! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chloe is 2!!! (2 months ago...oops!)

I realized that I haven't made a post for Miss Priss' 2nd birthday stats, only her party! So here it goes!

She weighs 25 lb (27%)
She is 34.5 inches tall (76%)

That's gotta be some sort of record in height growth!!! She grew over 4 inches in 6 months!!!!! So crazy how fast they can change!

She talks up a STORM. Right after her birthday, her vocabulary EXPLODED. She's now speaking full sentences a lot. We are really starting to be able to have conversations with her!

She still has this big ole lisp that I think is just adorable. I love to ask her to say "s" or "sh" words because it's so darn cute! "Tavle" is also another one of my favorites. You might know it as a table. A few others that make me giggle....
"fimmin poo" swimming pool
"Ok I will!"
"uhhhhhh I-uh-know!" I don't know (always done with her palms up)
"wacka" This one comes in many cute forms. Animal wackas, wackas, fire-wackas.

She is the funniest, cuddliest, most beautiful little girl. Every. Single. Night. She says "cover up." What she means is a) put my favorite blankie on my pillow b) cover me up with 4 other blankies, and count them as you put them on me c) make sure whatever assortment of stuffed animals I choose tonight is in my bed. (Currently Violet, a snake, a puppy, and a baby. Always at least 4) Oh and she's in her toddler bed now, that was a very easy transition. Hasn't hardly interrupted our sleep stuff at all.

She loves reading books! Pinkalicious is still a favorite, but I'm trying to make them both venture out. The teacher in me I guess.

She hates for Daddy and Levi to do anything without her. It makes her very upset! She thinks Levi is the greatest thing every. There are so many times I've caught her comforting him in some way. Whether it be a hug, a kiss on an owie, patting him on the back she always wants him to feel better. BUT....she's a Momma's girl!! I love it that she wants to cuddle and likes to find me first thing in the morning. :)

Her giggle can literally melt you to the floor. There is no sweeter sound than that of my kids laughing. I wish I could bottle it up and keep it forever. Thank goodness for videos!!

She's showing her true "girl" side. Not only the frilly stuff, but also the opinionated and sassy stuff. The stink eye she can give is unreal. When she decides she has an opinion about something, she will let you know. Over and over again probably. And sometimes, it's sass about frills. I.E. throwing a big fit about which necklace she wants to wear to church. She can throw some real fits. I mean on the floor, kicking and screaming. This too shall pass, right?

She usually likes to sing songs with me. Levi never really cared to much about my singing shenanigans, but Chloe does! She also loves the "Happy Song." I don't like to listen to too much pop music with them, but that one is super fun!

I started to potty train her already. I don't really know what made me want to try, I just felt like it. Day one she did FANTASTIC so I figure she's ready. Not every day is that fantastic, but she pretty much has tee tee down. Pooping is another story....still has yet to poop in the potty. You should see the list of things we've promised her, her room will be FULL when she finally does it! And I'm sure all her teeth are rotting from all the m&ms.

I love you so much Chloe Grace! I can't wait to be your best friend in 20 years. Until then...I'm the boss! And I love nothing more than getting to be your Momma!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer Fun with Cousins!!

We met up with Brielle and Hason at the awesome little splash pad in Highland Village one day!

 For some reason, I only took pics before they got there. Probably because this was the day I decided I could only handle two children. 

The Gann's also came up to play on the boat with us!! The boys wanted to do some serious wake boarding, so we ended up taking the kiddos to the beach so they could.

 Can't get him away from his dad!
 This little daredevil LOVES the tube!! It makes her so relaxed! Haha!
 Sweet boy!!!!
 Chloe rockin' the topknot...making sure the tube is ready to go!

The Nelsons have also been enjoying the boat with us! Crazy Uncle Steve gave himself a mud mask and scared all the children. 

Sweet summertime! Love that our kids will have all these memories with their cousins!!