Labor Day Weekend Part I

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We have had a BUSY Labor Day Weekend so far.

Friday we got to hang out at home and spend some quality time with Daddy!  The boys found Daddy’s hats and were having so much fun with them!

Saturday we got up and went to Kiki & Pappy’s house to play with our cousins and see our Aunt Anne and Uncle Kelly who are visiting from Kansas City.

All three of these boys LOVE the piano.

And Kiki recently purchased a slide…it’s the new favorite toy!

These boys could play on this slide ALL DAY LONG!!!

Part II will be next!  There may be three parts to this weekend post.  🙂

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

September 5, 2011
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Labor Day Weekend

Posted in Fynn, Preschool, Sutton by

Yay for a holiday weekend!  We need a long weekend to recover from our first day of preschool.

The boys got report cards for their first day.

Fynn

Fynn had a good day, not wonderful and didn’t like the lunch I packed.  Picky eater!!  And we suffered the consequences of no nap for the rest of the day!

Sutton

Sutton had a tough day, loved his lunch (little piggie!) and also didn’t take a nap.  Thankfully he pooped at school and not at home. 🙂

When I went in to pick them up I took the wagon!  LIFE SAVER!  The halls are INSANE CHAOS!  Luckily both boys were ready and excited to go for a wagon ride to the car.

When I first saw them they had their mouse (Sutton) and bear (Fynn) and both boys had pacifiers in their mouths.  The teacher said they pulled them out in the morning to help soothe the boys but I am not a fan of letting them have their pacifiers all day.  They are 19.5 months and only get them in their cribs for nap and bedtime.  I understand it was maybe needed for first day anxiety but I won’t let this become a habit.

Fynn was sound asleep in his carseat before I could even pull out of the parking lot.  They were BEYOND exhausted!  I tried to lay them down for a late nap when we got home but Sutton wouldn’t sleep and Fynn only slept about 20 minutes.  Made for an AWESOME evening.  (Where is the sarcasm font when you need it?)

Overall I think they will grow to love it and hopefully grow to love napping on their nap mats.

I spent the day trying to figure out what to do.  I haven’t had free time like that in…well I can’t remember!  I’ve worked since college and up until just a few weeks before the boys were born.  Those few weeks of freedom at home before their birth was spent resting and trying to breath with two babies in my belly.

Within one hour of my freedom I had grocery shopped and was sitting at home staring at the wall trying to figure out what to do.  I kept listening for a baby monitor and trying to be quiet but kept realizing I didn’t have to do that.  I got the rest of the laundry done, vacuumed, cleaned up, worked on my Stella & Dot business, blogged, went to Akins and ate lunch.

I kept looking at the clock and then at their schedule thinking about what the boys were doing at that exact moment.  I texted my husband when they were outside and said, “The boys are outside playing right now.”  He texted back, “Did you drive by?”  Haaaa!  He would think that I would do something like that.  But nope no drive-by.

I was so excited to see them though and it made my time with them MUCH more important.  I just can’t wait for them to be able to explain to me what they did at school.

Their class is made up of 8 kids – 4 boys and 4 girls.  My twins and my nephew (who is 12 weeks older to the day) make up 3 out of the 4 boys.  There is another set of twins – boy/girl twins in the class.  It will be fun to see them make friends with their classmates.  Maybe they will get a girlfriend! 😉

Overall, tough day but SO worth it and I can REALLY get used to having that time.  They go two mornings a week but one morning I will go help out in my husband’s chiropractic office and the other I get ALL TO MYSELF!

It truly is MOTHER’S DAY OUT!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

September 2, 2011
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Embrace the Camera – Embracing Preschool

Today was a BIG day in our house….boys’ first day at preschool.  We enrolled them way back in the spring but even having all that time to prepare didn’t make today any easier.

I often think of everything I could get done if I had a few hours a week to myself – grocery shop without chaos, run into the post office, go to the gym at a normal hour instead of 5:30 a.m., etc.  But, today I am sitting around listening to SILENCE and missing my little buddies.

They were so excited this morning….running around and HYPER!  Getting a photo was difficult.

Thinking about this day, the Mamarazzi in me wanted to capture all the moments..

Heading to the car, getting out of the car, going inside the school, getting to our classroom, etc.

But nope.  UTTER CHAOS!

Fynn wanted his backpack on then didn’t want to stop for anything, had to get inside the building.

Sutton on the other hand was bit of a challenge to get him in. Thankfully Daddy got to join us but next week is scaring me already.

Might have to take the wagon.

I know they will LOVE going to preschool and I’m excited for them to learn all kinds of new things but it will be an adjustment.

Love my buddies!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

September 1, 2011
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MMMM Cupcakes!

Every week Jason’s grandma and grandpa bring us whole milk straight from the dairy farm for our boys.  It’s great knowing they are getting such pure, healthy milk every day.  Well Kiki wanted to take the boys to the actual dairy farm so we could try and see the cows.  We went but you couldn’t see much.  It was so neat seeing a family business still in action after so many years.

Since we were in town we picked up grandma and went to get cupcakes.  For those that know me well know that my children never gets sweets – no cake, no cookies, no candy – NOTHING.  The sweetest thing they get is a Cliff bar or fruit.  They had cake on their first birthday and since then they have had one cookie and a tiny bit of vanilla ice cream.  They still have not had chocolate.

Well Fynn does not like cupcakes.

He was SO not impressed.

Sutton on the other hand enjoyed his!

He seems pretty happy don’t ya think?

It’s funny because Kiki, Grandma and I were talking and on one hand I was kind of proud Fynn didn’t like the sweets but then the other part of me was wanting him to enjoy the yummyness that is CUPCAKES!

This does not mean, however, I’ll be giving sweets more often.  Maybe Halloween they can have a cookie.

I was sitting there in this sweet cupcake shop thinking how lucky my boys are to get to come on a random afternoon to sit and have a sweet snack with not only their Kiki but also their great-grandma.

I didn’t even get to know all my grandparents much less GREAT grandparents.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

August 29, 2011
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Flashback Friday – Jumping Babies

One year ago this is what my babies LOVED to do!

They would get in these things and JUMP and JUMP and giggle!

I loved it.  It made them happy.  It made me happy because I could actually get something done.

Oh the days of contraptions to keep them occupied.  Now they just want to wrestle and play with mama.

But, I LOVE IT!!!

Happy Weekend!!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 26, 2011
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Embrace the Camera – No Fun Being Sick

Today I kept telling myself to grab a picture of me and the boys but I didn’t even get a picture of the kids.  We have been so busy!  But, there is this picture.  When both boys weren’t feeling great recently we had some bedtime snuggles and I don’t look great but isn’t that what “Embrace the Camera” is all about?  Oh and I CANNOT stand pictures with pacifiers but eh, what can you do, right?

And Sutton even had his mouse, which is his bedtime buddy!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 26, 2011
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DUCKS!!!

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Jason’s grandma wanted us to bring the boys out and take them to the lake to feed the ducks.  We drove over to Grandma and Grandpas for dinner and Jason’s Aunt Kim came along with us.  We were so excited because the boys have yet to see REAL ducks, they just see pictures and say “QUACK.”  Fynn jumped right in and LOVED them.  Sutton took a little bit longer but by the time we were leaving he wasn’t ready to go.  They both would throw the bread and then CLAP with such pride.  These ducks were fearless and all they cared about was the bread.


Thanks Grandma!

We had to clap for our good throwing skills!

Me and My Sutton

After we fed the ducks we went over to the playground to PLAY!!!

This was GENIUS!  I wish ALL parks had a double slide.

The boys had SOOOO much fun they were WORN OUT!!!  I cannot wait to take them back, especially once it cools off a bit.  The boys were SO hot but didn’t want to stop playing.  We tried to get a picture of the boys with their great grandparents but they were not cooperating.  Next time we will get the photo BEFORE we show them the playground.

Thanks Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Kim!!!  We love you!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 22, 2011
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Flashback Friday

Two years ago this is what we were doing:

We were about 12 weeks along and BOY was I SHOWING!  I was a bit terrified of what was to come but it didn’t get too bad.

Those were the days of PURE EXHAUSTION and non-stop nausea.

It’s weird to say but I miss being pregnant.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 20, 2011
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