Friday, May 24, 2013

May photo dump

A few more things that have been happening in May that haven't made the blog yet... 

 Most importantly....Rilee and Taylor made their grand entrance on the 6th. They are big, for twins, gorgeous and after just a couple hiccups are both home and thriving. 
 I love, love, loved having them born at a hospital so close to our house. We were there at least 3 times that week and I am dying to get my hands on them and see them again soon. Amy and Danny are amazing parents already and I can't wait to see all God has in store for this precious family. 

This is Ty in the window of the waiting room of the hospital. The kids did great for waiting about 3 1/2 hours during dinner time...but, we couldn't help but be a little crazy.
This was our first glimpse of them the night they were born as they wheeled by from the operating room to their hospital room. I love that they are both in one bed and how tiny they look. IMG_4546 A day is Sweet Taylor
Precious Rilee
Practicing my two baby hold. I hope I can babysit soon!IMG_4555 Mom's turn... 
Ben's turn...

Also in May.... 
These crazies are playing together more and more everyday and I just love it. They laugh, play pretend, hide and seek, follow each other around, dress up, paint, color, you name it. So much fun. Here they are just goofing around in pj's one morning.
I think this is a tupperware full of dog food that Kinley is trying to balance on Ty's head...and he is letting her.
Nice shades... 

 Playgroup has been very chill and lots of fun in May. Undoubtedly we are either in water or princess dresses at all times.
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This guy...stealing my heart with that smile and in some Aggie gear... IMG_3448 
and how hilarious that he fell asleep like this on the couch one day. I think he is growing and just tired sometimes! But, he looks so long here! 
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Kinley had a little girl time one day and went to enjoy a cupcake. Pretty eyes.

 She has also been able for the last couple months to help Honey and Boss do their Sam's run for church. Basically, they pick up a truck full of food from Sam's once a month and take it to the church for distribution to local kids who get most of their meals at school during the week but need food at home during the weekend. I love how they are leaving a legacy of service for Kinley. It is something special they do together and I am sure Ty will help do when he is older. Kinley loves helping pick up and load and unload the boxes of food.
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 We got to go cheer on Mav and Coach Ross at a Mudcats blast ball game one Saturday. It was so cute to see all those little guys batting and "fielding." Kinley apologized that she forgot her pom-poms and promised she would bring them next time. 
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I feel like this is a very picture of the future...learning, watching, practicing, playing baseball. :) I love it. 
And you can't end a baseball game without snow cones! 
Poor Ty...where is his!? 
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Ben and I even got a date night out for a wedding. Is he not totally better-looking every single year!?
We are super excited school is out for summer!  Bring on more free time, sun, water, vacation and fun!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Grandparent lake weekend

Last weekend we went to the lake with Pops, Gram, Honey & Boss. It was an awesome weekend for our kids to spend time with all their grandparents. 

Side note...I have been terrible at packing lately. The last time we were at the lake I forgot almost everything essential for myself. I had to borrow from Mendy: shorts, as sports bra, a razor, and a hair dryer...and in full disclosure...I also had to borrow Kinley's toothbrush. It was kind of the joke all weekend that I did not pack well at all. Well, this weekend Ben did an amazing job packing the kids and getting them ready for the lake while I worked Friday. As soon as I got home we rushed out as fast as we could to beat traffic and somehow we left that incredibly packed bag AND Ty's pack in play zipped up and ready to go in Ty's room all weekend. 
 Maybe for our next trip I will get it together. 
 But, thankfully with 2 grandmas and a quick trip to Walmart our kids had clothes, swimsuits, pjs, toothbrushes, diapers, wipes and even a new sound monitor. Kinley was super excited about her new Walmart attire and immediately changed into a new dress as soon as we got back to the lakehouse but did very politely ask me if I would please bring her clothes to the lake next time. 
 Sweet angel.
 Another bonus this weekend was the new baby pool Gram had bought. The lake water is super low again this year so the kids needed some good clean water to play in! They had so, so much fun and I can't wait to bust ours out in our own backyard at home this summer. The majority of the time they played in the pool they were totally, sorry for naked baby pics but, there are SO many more that were totally not appropriate to post. IMG_3583 IMG_3600 Kinley literally ran naked across the entire yard to jump in this tiny pool and splash Ty. IMG_3586 baby pool 
Finally decided to put on some swimsuits.
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The sandy "beach" is always a hit.
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Ty wanted to eat his snack next to Boss in his own chair.
Ty kept copying Boss all weekend stomping around and chasing him. It was so cute.
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And here is Kinley with her fake puppy in very own Sprite Ad. 
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More hanging out, grilling out, roasting marshmallows and cuddling with granparents. IMG_3598 IMG_3619 IMG_3640 IMG_3649 IMG_3644 IMG_3638 IMG_3621 
We are so, so thankful that we have such amazing parents that are wonderful examples for us and love our kids and it makes it that much more fun that they are friends too. We are even all going on vacation together next month. I can't wait. We are so blessed.