Everyday 2015 :: 11

May 12:
We sure do love Grayson!

May 13:
Can't believe its already time for this!

May 14:
Rough housing little boys!  Actually they were dancing :)
May 15:
The newest member of Paw Patrol!

May 16:
Our long weekend at Pappy and Gigi's.

Bathtime at the grandparents!

May 17:
Little boy treasures.

May 18:
Long walks to wear out these crazy kids :)

May 19:
River fun.

May 20:
He stayed like that for about 20 seconds ;)

Almost everyday we go to the gym and almost everyday he falls asleep on the way there...

May 21:
Why is it so cold?!

May 22:
Hanging out at Mills' house.  Sometime after this Shepherd threw my phone in this water table and Tressie found it who knows how long later :(  

May 23:
(This was taken on Joey's phone...mine was still sitting in a bowl of rice trying to dry out!)
So we were playing in the front yard and Joey was pushing Major in the swing while we talked to the neighbor.  We looked down and this sweet angel fell asleep.  This has never ever happened! He was sooo cute :)  I said, "I am going to go eat him." and Shepherd was like, "You're going to eat Major!?"

May 24: 
My phone started working again!! :)
Major took the hardest little tumble.  This picture does not do that purple bump justice.

May 25:
"Ohhh Myyy Goshhh!!!"
The bubble wand was a big hit :)

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This is it

This is silly, but the other day I was vacuuming and had to stop and take a picture.

Baby on my hip, vacuuming. 
This is it.
What I've always imagined my life to look like.
I feel the same way when I'm cooking dinner one-handed.
I love being a mom and I would like a million babies.
I have everything I've ever wanted.
I seriously feel so lucky.


**Not to be confused, sometimes I would still just like a Freaking Minute!!! ;)  
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last (long) weekend.

I haven't blogged all week, because I was out of town until Tuesday, and I still don't have it back together.  Last weekend, Joey was out of town for a few days, so I packed up the boys and Blue and headed to my parents for a long weekend.

Saturday morning we went to a Storybook Breakfast benefiting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  We love getting our Imagination Library books in the mail!  Kids were supposed to come dressed up as their favorite storybook character.  Since I found out about it Friday night, we threw together a "Cowboy and Indian" theme for them.

The highlight for the boys were these balloon swords, which Major immediately popped his in the car, and they spent the rest of the weekend fighting over Shepherd's ;)


Sunday we had family over for a late Mother's Day celebration.  Pappy found a little birds nest with a (broken) Robins egg in it.


Shepherd always has so much fun with Jack! (My cousin's son...so I don't know what that makes him to Shep...2nd cousins??)

Sunday afternoon, Hallie and I went for pedicures!!  

Then came home and went on a wagon walk.  The boys loved this wagon.

Monday morning, my grandma and I took the boys to the library for story time.  They had separate story times for their ages, so Grandma stayed with Shep and I took Major to the 2 and Under class.  Major was done first, so we snuck back into Shepherd's room.  Every child in the 3-5 class was quiet and calmly playing with blocks on the floor, including Shepherd.  Well, I bring Major in and he runs to the blocks and immediately starts throwing them in the air.  It was funny how he got Shepherd all riled up, and they both turn into little crazy kids.  We left shortly after Major hit another little boy in the head with a flying block ;)


After story time we went to Walmart for an oil change, and tried to entertain them for 45 minutes in the toy aisle.  This was when my mental state started going downhill...
Major climbing up on the 2ND shelf trying to get a ball.  2ND!!

Back to Gigi and Pappy's.

Hallie and I took them on a walk in an effort to wear them out.


I captioned this on Instagram:
"Definitely my children... #sideeye"
Haha!

Introducing Shepherd to "Mean Dog Lane."  Hallie and I used to ride our bikes through this little alley and there was a mean dog that lived in one of the houses.

Took them to the middle school and let them run wild on the track.
After they ran around the football field, we started the about 5 block walk home.  Wearing them out worked, because they BOTH insisted on being carried the entire way.
Tuesday morning at the river.  Going to the playground in another attempt to wear them out so they would sleep on the drive home.

My worst fear: Them running in opposite directions when I'm by myself.

The park worked its magic...both boys slept 3 straight hours in the car ride home :)


P.S. I am so thankful that both boys slept so well at my parents house.  They actually slept better than they do at home.  I'm sure all the running helped!

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Mother's Day/Shepherd's 3rd Birthday

Shepherd's 3rd birthday fell on Mother's Day, and after his party the day before, we had a very low key day.  We started the day at church.  And got approximately 1 good picture out of 50.

But I love this candid shot, of me giving my little Major kisses :)

With my sister and my mom.

I love this picture of my parents with the boys.

My grandma refused to go to church because she didn't think any of the clothes she packed were dressy enough...crazy old lady ;)
Loved getting to be with my mom and grandma on Mother's Day!  I talk to both of them every single day.

My sweet angel is officially THREE!

No way I'd rather spend my day than checking out all of the new Thomas trains he got for his birthday!

After my family left, I got a Mother's Day nap with the birthday boy sleeping on top of me ;)  He was so worn out, I think he would have just slept straight through the night if Joey hadn't woken us up for dinner.


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Everyday 2015 :: 10

May 1:
To the moon!

May 2:
Derby Day in the Bluegrass!

May 3:
Jumping on the trampoline at our cousin Reece's birthday party.

May 4:
They think it is hilarious to wrestle on the couch.  Major is a little bulldozer.

May 5:
Daddy's home!

May 6:
Brownie buddies!

May 7:
While I was watching Shep and Grayson play, I kept thinking about how big our yard must seem to their sweet little boy minds as they run around exploring.  TEAR!

May 8:
Once Joey got home from work, I ran out for something and when I got back they thought it was so funny to jump out of this box and "scare" me.

May 9:
Shepherd's birthday party!

May 10:
Shepherd's actual birthday.  He's three!

May 11:
Why do I think this is so cute??!

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