Friday, October 28, 2011

Off The Hook!

In an attempt to keep it real...
this is a little video i took on wednesday.
i didn't get around to the after shots..but it did look better.
i did do the jillian michaels dvd..
30 day shred.
i have 29 days left.
i skipped thurs and fri.
 a checkup...myles said something about..."arrrrr.nice costume matey!"
during this eye exam. :)
 and a hearing test.
Charlie even looks like he is raising his trunk to the left!!
 Good Morning!!
see the elephant biscuits in the background!!
i used one of those sandwich cutters and they turned out great! fun for my elephant lovin' boy!
 the kids were able to dress up at the clinic where they go to therapy..
I was thinking we would dress up as pirates for Halloween, because of the reference during the eye exam...and every time i wear my red boots myles tells me i look like Jake from the Neverland Pirates..anywhooo...
Myles played it safe and wanted to wear his tiger costume...
he LOOOVED the face panting...(just some eyeliner from my makeup bag)


 and what's a tiger costume without an elephant hat!!???
 Sam is not really the dress up kind of fellow..
but he loves him some motorcycles...
so i drew a quickie notor on his cheek.
 oh..the day looks like it is wearing on us..
my love was carving the pumpkin...
 Myles drew the picture he wanted carved and Lee carved at it while the boys and I watched Sally say "Blockhead" 27 times too many!!
What in the world!

Sweet Sammy turned on the camera today and took this himself.
funny boy!
I am very excited about tomorrow.
I am going to Charlotte to visit my friend Lora from Eagerhands.
She is participating in HarvestFest at her church and i'm going to stop by..
my Mom is watching the big boys..and Owen and I are going to steal away.

Did anyone see Extreme HomeMakeover tonight??
What a great presentation.
Totally wishing we could go to Hawaii.
you know.
who wouldn't? right.
Also loving the Sparrowclub organization.
I tried to view the website during the show and it had crashed from all the love.
Does anyone know if SC has a chapter of Sparrowclub?

do you serve in your community?
What do you do?
i would love to serve in some way..
Although..I could probably do a better job at keeping in touch with my besties..

****it looks like my awesome video did not stand a chance.
you only missed my messy house.
i'll try again..maybe with a happy baby video instead.

Thanks for the encouragement from the last post!
You made me smile.

Have a love-FULLY!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Busy Loving

I have been up to my eyeballs with the doings and beings in this family!!
There are a lot of pictures..i took a couple from each folder over the past few months...
just a little recap for you..
 oh sweet Sammy Love..

 and Baby Love..
here is sweet Owen in July...with a lovey blanket from my friend Lora..
he loves his blankie!!
 At his 2 month checkup he weighed in at 9 lbs 6 oz...
this put him in the 1st percentile for his weight...eek!
I am nursing and supplementing with formula..and he is a sturdy almost 13 lbs now!
Wahoo baby boy!

 Did i tell you Sam loves painting...??
Like serious LOVE!! He has been painting everything he can get his hands on..
 Goggles!! What more can i say?

 Sammy's first picture of his house!!
It looks like we live in a smurfy village..
I love our home...and our swagger wagon!!
Yay Sam!
(that's Myles...on the pot...who could have let the water overflow...hmmmm???)  
 We celebrated Sam's 6th Birthday on September 10th!!
What in the world!!

 We started online school for both of the boys..
It was TOOOOO much for me..
What was I thinking...???
Myles is still chugging along with the program..however we have enrolled Sam back in school.
He has only been there for a week and a half..but what a different.
I'm a busy gal...but I have recruited the most awesome help!!
 My parents live here in SC now...
I have been waiting my whole life for this!!
It has been unbelievable sharing this little life with them too.
The children love their Mama and Papa so makes my heart so swollen with gratitude every time they are near!!
 a little math lesson...
 after several years of bad allergies..and a allergist..and and ENT...we were sent to get a CT scan ..
 Myles nurse carrying him back to the room..
 he  was quite loopy for about 30 minutes..
 the CTscan hasn't shown any abnormalities that would require immediate
 we are diapering with cloth!!
some days i feel super empowered..
not so much.
 Mauldin is doing great!
He is still a dog you know..
and he loves squirrels..and cats..
but he also loves us!!
Sam has actually become a flight risk recently..
so so so so very scarey!!
We are concentrating only on his love for Sam right now...
(please pray...i cannot even say the what ifs...)
 Dada time...Owen LOVES his Dada!!
He smiles so big when he comes home..and before long, I am sure he will be chasing behind his brothers to greet him upon his arrival..
Oh the love.
I caught Sam  

a rare sighting..
a beautiful moment for this Mommy!

 Well hello there!
Owen is not a fan of tummy time...but he is a social butterfly..
the "other baby" helped him endure longer..

 My boys..
 A Sweet Sammy Smile after eating some chocolate fondue dip...with avacado in it..
sounds yucky..tastes....YUUUUMMMMYY!
 Our girls are the best!!
They are so accomodating to the boys..
They are so kind!
They are very smart!
They are intensely committed!
They are permanently a part of our hearts!
They are so dear to me!
 bulking up..
 Dada has been taking Sam on one on one outings..
Sam loves going to Dada's work..he color while Lee checks important work stuff out..
 typing added to Myles' ABA program..
 for the love of chesseburgers!!
 This was this morning..Owen is looking at himself in the mirror..I am looking rather disheveled..
I have a hefty patch of gray hairs glistening on the top of my head..
all of a sudden..if its not gray it is falling out..
post baby, getting older season...:)...bring it!

 today..painting on the tree..
 We made a fort under the picnic table...and had a snack..

I have thought to do many a post...
and then i think..nobody would want to see this life all disheveled like..
so now i am resolving to just show it..
a dear friend recently shared with me that when she first met me it was hard for her to
spend time with me because it seemed like everything was always so perfect...
and i was always so happy..
Smoke and mirrors baby!!
My life is far from perfect..
my disposition is WAY far from perfect..
I was heartbroken to hear this from her..
What did I miss out on because I gave the illusion that all was always well???
I do feel it is important to be positive..
and truely i strive to be overflowing...
half full is not enough for this girl..
I struggle..
I long for this..
I fear a dry cup..
I have plenty to share..and I keep to avoid being vulnerable..
I don't want to miss out on opportunities to reach out to others...or just express who i am and this beautiful life we have ..just because I DON'T HAVE IT TOGETHER!!!
Where am i going with this..??
I don't really know.
and that is okay.
it has been heavy on my heart.
I love others.
I love to have others over..and peeking into this big life we have..
So I will show it.
If you have already told me to post..thankyou!
I needed that!
If you want me to post about something..tell me..
I would love that too...
if i haven't reached out to you lately..please forgive me..
I miss doing that.
This season of my life is a tastey one...
I love my portion..
I am happy to share!

That's all.
Have a love-fully!





The Nester

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