Monday, January 30, 2012

4 months!

can you believe this little guy is 4 month old???
where does the time go?

such a happy baby laying on the blanket his nie-nie made him.  he loves it!  thank you, nie-nie!

and he was able to play in his exersaucer for the first time this weekend!  he loves it!!  all my kids have loved this toy!  to see mag's in the exersaucer click here

poor baby has been so sick the last week. he is finally feeling better!
we did find out that he is only 4 pounds away from catching miss maggie!  last week when i took him to the doctor he weighed in at 18lbs 2oz.  maggie weighed 22 lbs the week before. :) such a sweet big boy! we love you, archer!!!  you are such a blessing! :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Sad day at pre-school.  Today was Maggie's bff last day.  I don't really think they were sad at all (they didn't really know what was going on) but I know Maggie will miss Addy!  She gets so excited to play with Addy on the way to school each morning.  They were both in the same class last year, too.  Such sweet friends! 

One last hug!  Bye Addy!  Maggie will miss you! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rainy morning at home

what to do on a rainy day...

we started our day out with a little cinnamon toast and mickey mouse clubhouse.  my kids are not morning people.  mickey helps us all wake up. :)

my sick little man played with his feet for a little while.  he does not feel well at all!!  bronchitis is no fun!  boo!! :(  

next up... playtime with some dinosaurs.  hunter loves these little dinos. 

sweet hands busy playing.  makes me happy!

a little peak-a-boo under the table with mags.  she loves her "ga-ga" pjs.  

and then it was off for a little minnie time.  maggie loves dressing her minnie mouses.  they are kind of like mr. potato head but minnie.  

archer ate a little breakfast and then tried to have fun in his swing.  he soon fell asleep and slept the rest of the morning.  poor baby!! 

next up... tramp time!  i love having the tramp on the porch!  we didn't stay out long because it was cold and rainy.  

maggie loves to jump!!


they stopped and posed for me!!!  they never do this.  i love this picture!  So sweet!!

more animal time!

 maggie watching the octonauts while i start lunch.  

hunter loves this new show on disney.  we don't really watch that much tv, but sometimes they need a distraction while i make lunch.

meanwhile this little guy was still sleeping. 

maggie decided she wanted to cook with me.  it's her new thing.  she comes up to me and says, "i cook, momma."  she loves sitting up on the counter to help.  sweet girly.  

so that was our morning in a nutshell.  ummm... yes the kids were in their pjs until after naps today.  maggie didn't want to take her mickey pjs off and i didn't want to make her.  it was nice to have a rainy day!  now if only archer could get well.  praying he gets some sleep tonight. :( poor baby! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Head, Shoulders, Knees and TOES

Guess what this sweet boy found this week?

His sweet feet!!

I love it...
and love this little guy soooo much!!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Hello Blogging world!  So sorry it has been a few days, but we have been sick.  Well let me rephrase that, Maggie Moe has been sick. :(  She has croup and it has been awful!  Poor thing!  This has been the first time she has been sick and really acted sick.  She doesn't feel well!  I did get 1/2 tsp of her medicine down her today.  Success!!!  Now I am praying Ben can get her to take some tonight while I am at a basketball game!  Good Luck, Ben!  After a really bad morning, I think she is starting to feel a little better this afternoon. 
maggie fell asleep on the way home from dropping hunter off at school this morning.  i picked up her new flavored meds, got a much needed cup of coffee and then sat in the truck in our driveway for about 20 minutes to let her sleep. archer was asleep, too.  sweet babies!!

this little guy has been awesome this week. so sweet!  he has helped me a lot with both mags and archer!  he is the best big brother. he is doing his homework in this picture!  :)

it was pj day at school today.  hunter had been planning to wear his perry pj's for a while now!  he was super excited!  he had to pose for the pic... lol! i don't know what he is doing.  

hunter and i have a date at the hsu basketball games tonight.  go cowboys!! sorry for the randomness!  hopefully we will get back into our regular routine soon!!  have a great thursday everyone!

oh and i am typing this with 1 hand. archer is in my lap! sorry for all the lower case letters! :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweet visitor

We had such a great long weekend!  Wouldn't it be nice if all weekends were 3 days longs?!  

Friday night we played games with some really great friends!  Then on Saturday Ben went hunting with a few of his work friends and the kids and I got a sweet visit from...
Katie!!  Doesn't she look so pretty!?!  The Nussbaum family came by Saturday evening to meet Archer.  Ben was really upset that he missed them!  It was so good to see them!  Katie ended up staying for a little bit.  She watched the kids jump, played catch with Hunter and watched a little Rio with Maggie.  She also held Archer a bunch.  She is such a sweet girl! We miss her!  I wish they lived closer!  I would be calling her to babysit.  By the way is there something weird about this picture...  Do you see Maggie?  She is smiling and posing for a picture!  Katie, you have to come back!  Maggie NEVER poses for a picture!  She was very happy to sit and smile by Katie! :)  Thank you Nussbaums for the sweet visit!  We miss you guys! 

Honey came into town on Saturday and spent the night with me and the kids.  It was really nice to have her here!  I had nursery duty at church during the late service and let me just tell you, I was reminded why we never go to the late service.  We LOVE our church, but if we go to the late service our Sunday afternoons are gone.  None of the kids took naps.  Everyone was sleepy... it just didn't work.  We love the 9:00 service!!  Never again will we do the late one.  Ben came home around lunch time.  We were so glad to see him.  He had a great time hunting even though he didn't shoot anything. 

Today Ben woke up with, "I had a dream."  He dreamed that he cleaned the shed and garage, so that is what he did today!  He worked for hours cleaning. (Can you believe it???  I wish he had more dreams like this!)  I really should have taken before and after pics because they look great!  Then we traded, and he took the kids while I went to the grocery store and to target.  We really had a great weekend.  The weather was perfect!  I am ready for spring!!  

Have a great week everyone!  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


So this morning I was feeding Archer on the couch and I heard Maggie talking to "O", aka Kiddo our cat.  I didn't think much about it until I heard the bang on the way.  Normally when Kiddo runs up her cat tree it always hits the wall with a bang.  Anyway... I decided to go check on Mags and here is what I found...
Yep!  She decided she wanted to climb the cat tree, too!  Although she did not make it to the tip top, she did get to that next level as I was trying to get her down.  You see she couldn't just let me get her from that shelf she is sitting on in the picture.  She had to crawl on to the next level where Kiddo decided to swat her with her paw.  I don't blame Kiddo at all, by the way.  This is her ONLY place in the whole house to get away from all these kids!  Bless her heart!  Sorry Kiddo! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I love Tuesdays and Thursdays for one reason...
It's my Archer day!  For 5 1/2 hours he has my complete attention.  I don't have to put him down to get Maggie down from climbing her kitchen.  I don't have to get Hunter something to drink.  I get to play with Archer.  Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE Hunter and Maggie and I do miss them on Tues/Thurs but I love snuggle time with Archer.  

Today I didn't get much down around the house.  I think the only thing I did was make beds and my workout video.  The rest of the day I held Archer, fed Archer and made Archer laugh.  If you ask me, we had a great day!