The everyday little things that make our life perfect.

Friday, September 28, 2012

InstaFriday- "C Week"

These last couple of weeks have been a bit crazy and it is going to stop anytime soon!  We are continuing our fall trek across the country this month.  Last week we went to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for Chet to speak at a church and private school.  We also enjoyed a little bit of time with some extended family!

In between engagements, school, and everything else, we have been focusing on the letter, "C."  I think this has been Hannah's favorite so far because all of the fun treats start with "C!"

Ice Cream Cones

and Cookies

Olivia did not think it was cool that she didn't get a cookie!

Hannah had fun with her cousins this week!  
She and Maddie spent the night with Nana and Poppa. 
Then Maddie and Hudson came to our house to spend the night.

Olivia started drinking from a cup.

And Hannah got to celebrate a friend's 
birthday at this fun place full of trampolines!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Six Months

Miss Olivia turned six months old this week!  It is hard to believe she is half way through her first year. We are having so much fun with her!  She has started squealing (loudly) at almost everything.  Olivia is such a happy baby especially when Mama is holding her!  She is definitely a Mama's girl and will tolerate letting others hold her for a few minutes.  But if she sees me, then she wants back in my arms.  (Which I am okay with!)

She started eating solids this month.  Besides eating oatmeal, she loves vegetables and we just started trying different fruits.  So far, she only turns her nose up at squash and won't touch it unless it is hidden in a blend.

We finally got her sleeping through the night again after two months of waking up every three hours.  She was sleeping through the night until we took an extended trip early this summer and it completely messed up her schedule.  We are getting ready for some crazy travel in the next few weeks and are praying that we can keep sleeping through the night!

Friday, September 14, 2012

InstaFriday- "B Week"

We didn't do as many "B" activities this week since Hannah started both school and gymnastics.  It has been a great week, even the weather is finally getting better!  Hannah loved gymnastics and had a great first week at school.  Chet is on his way home from his first speaking engagement of the season, which was fantastic as always!  Here is what else we have been up to this week:

The blur in the middle is Hannah jumping across the trampoline in gymnastics.
Gymnastics is such a great way to burn some energy!

 Showing off our "B" word list.
We add to it all week long.
Hannah loves finding words to add to it!
This week we ate bananas, made bumble bee "B's," 
she started school in the Butterfly class, and saw the bears at the zoo.

And this sweet baby started holding her own bottle!

Having a conversation with the penguin at the zoo.

Precious girls!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First Day of School

It is finally here!  Hannah has been waiting all summer for school to start again so she could be in the Butterfly class.  And today is the day!  She was so excited this morning and could not wait to get there! I barely got a quick hug before she was off to play with her friends!

First Days of School at
18 months, 2 1/2, and 3 1/2

Here is our big four year old on her (last) first day of preschool!

Friday, September 7, 2012

InstaFriday- "A" Week

We had so much fun with our Summer activities these last few months that we wanted to keep it up during the school year, just on a much smaller scale.  So, we decided to have a letter of the week and do a few activities based on that letter.  This week, our letter was "A."  Hannah loved finding words that started with "a" and adding them to our list.  We made alligator A's, watched Ariel (The Little Mermaid), ate apples, went to the Aquarium, and sang FFH's Astronaut.

And this sweet girl is sitting up really well now!

This week ended up being the quiet before the storm.  Hannah met her new teachers on Thursday and starts (her last!) year of preschool on Tuesday.  She also starts gymnastics this week and Chet kicks off his fall season of speaking.  We are so ready!

life rearranged

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dinosaurs and Cows

We headed to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Natural History this week.  It was Hannah's first time there and our first visit in several years.  We had a great time!  We love how interactive most of the exhibits are and that there is an entire Children's Museum inside just for kids under eight.

This is an exhibit on how different designs fly, 
but it was definitely just as much fun to see 
how high we could make the coffee filters fly!

After riding a mechanical horse to corral the cows, 
we got to see how cowboys used to drive their cows to market.
Hannah was very excited to learn that her great-Grandpa 
was a cowboy and did many of the things that we learned about!

How fun is this giant Operation game?!  
This is part of a traveling exhibit called Grossology 
that is all about how stuff works inside your body.

One of Hannah's favorite parts in the Children's Museum!  
She loved loading up her cart of groceries and then checking out.

It was too hot to really check out the water play area and we didn't even make it out to the Dino Dig!  We can't wait to get back to check those out and play again!