Tuesday, April 30, 2013

High Hopes

We have real high hopes for this one....heheheh. Just kidding Jack!!

Happy 7th Anniversary to Me and Todd!

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This past weekend was jam packed!

And full of fun! Todd was gone Wednesday - Sunday to Omaha for the HISC Annual Convention, so I decided the best way to keep from going crazy was to fill up our time and keep the kids busy! A huge thank you to my Mom(Nana) and Bill(Gator) for keeping Jack Wednesday night and all day Saturday - Sunday afternoon...this gave me time to spend with just Brody and Wade. No chasing after a toddler or re-directing a toddler or having to plan everything around an almost 2 year old...it was so easy only having 2 kids...cannot believe I just wrote that and meant it!!

We started off the weekend with a visit from 2 sweet girls from their school and their Momma, Jessica! Courtny and Jack are close in age and Avery, Brody and Wade are in the same class, so we had a ball. Cannot wait to hang out with the Baudean ladies again soon...
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We woke up Saturday morning, took a bike ride around our neighborhood, ate a big breakfast and then headed to FWB for B and W's soccer game. Their team, The Zoo Crew, still has not managed to score a goal...but it hasn't phased them! Brody loves soccer and thrives on competition. He is right in the middle of all of the action and hates it when it is his turn to take the bench. I love his competitive spirit!! Wade is still very lackadaisical towards it...He could take it or leave it! He just walks off the field when he wants to take a break and loses interest after 10-15 minutes. We keep asking him if he still wants to play, and he genuinely seems excited before practice or a game, but then "clams" up when it is his turn to shine. Maybe a little social anxiety going on?? Guess time will tell. Either way, I am incredibly proud of all of my boys!
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That afternoon, we headed out to Destin, to a new oyster house on the harbor called Boshamps.. I am in love with the outdoor atmosphere that has huge decks and a HUGE sandy area for the kids to play in.

There was a pin fish tournament going on for the kids, and since we didn't sign up early, B and W were able to participate in the 2nd heat...and guess what?? Brody won FIRST PLACE!! He caught a total of 16 fish! Since Todd was out of town, Noah and Maddox's Dad helped Brody bait the fish, and he obviously knew what he was doing, because he sons won 1st and 2nd place in the 1st heat! Wade and Campbell ended up splitting a fishing pole with the help of Larry, so neither were able to win the tourney :( Thank you Larry and David for helping out my boys...they had a blast! Brody has not put down his trophy down and Wade has not stopped congratulating him. Thank goodness Wade is not a jealous soul!
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To say the boys were exhausted that night would be a grand understatement:
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Sunday morning, we loaded up and headed to Tallahassee for cousin Caden's 5th birthday party at the Tallahassee Kids Museum, for a dinosaur/animal filled party! (Caden's party was at 2pm EST in Tallahassee and Todd flew into FWB at 1230 CST, so he obviously wasn't going to make the party in time. My Mom and Jack ended up picking him up from the airport and Daddy and JackJack were able to spend some one on one time together before we arrived home later that evening!)

Happy 5th birthday Caden Michael!
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Recent school pics

Jack found a worm and the big boys tuning their fine motor skills:
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The Big Kid Classroom, split up into groups for a project:
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Jack showing off his boo-boo, getting ready for his nap and being silly:
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Wade playing solo and Jack painting with spaghetti:
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Alayna and Jack reunited, after being apart for over a week and breakfast outside:
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Growing vegetables in the big kid class and Jack being sweet:
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Wade making waffle iron art and B-man sorting, counting and using fine motor skills:
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Morning baking for the whole school and Jack and friends sorting shapes:
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I LOVE their school and I am so excited that Brody and Wade will be there for another year....!!! :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

No words...our week in pictures....

No words...just our week in pictures!
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lots of life happening!

I first want to send out a HUGE congratulation's to one of my most dear friends Kelly, who, just like me, had her 3rd boy on April 4th! We cannot wait to meet you sweet Tucker William! He joins big brothers Gavin(almost 5) and Madden (3) and proud parents Kelly and Shawn! I am so thrilled!!

Me and Kelly, Grand Canyon, circa 2001, before husbands and kiddos...
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Right before their soccer game last weekend, Wade and Brody were spinning around in circles in the family room, trying to make themselves dizzy. Well, it worked. Wade tripped over the dog bed and hit his eye socket on the corner of the window frame. Yeeouch. It could have been very serious, so I am thankful he only ended up with a shiner. My kiddos and their noggins.
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Then, we met up with Grammie, Mimi, Nana and Gator at the soccer fields and cheered on The Zoo Crew for their second game! Their little team is looking better and better each week. Brody loves to play defense and is very involved in every aspect of the game, from start to finish. Wade, well, he starts out strong, but seems to lose interest about half way through. He kind of starts day dreaming and even walked off of the field to tell me he was hungry. Coach Phillip was able to coax him back on the field and he finished this weeks game with his teammates!

Getting all warmed up:
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Playing offense and defense...
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Great game kids!!
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After the soccer game, we went back home and enjoyed popsicles and broke out the slip-n-slide!
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While B-man really got into the soccer game, Wade REALLY got into the slip-n-slide. Sweet boy could have done this all day long!
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Jack giggled and squealed the whole time...he is going to love all of the water activities this summer!
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And then, all of the sudden, Todd came flying around the corner and flew down the thing...the boys got the biggest kick out of it!
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With the warmer weather sticking around, we are spending so much more time outside. Even enjoying dinner and snacks outside, too...
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Grammie and Mimi spent the Saturday night with us. After the kiddos were bathed and Jack was down, Todd and I snuck out for a few hours to grab a quick bite of sushi and some frozen yogurt and uninterrupted adult conversation. It was a nice treat...thank you!!
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Later Sunday evening, Jack and I were out for our daily walk, when I stumbled upon a lost dog. Oh, the poor dog was so scared. He was panting and soaking wet. But, you could tell he was well taken care of, friendly and sweet. His tail was wagging and he was whimpering. I happened to have one of the kids jackets in the bottom of the stroller, so I made a leash out of it and brought him home. To make a long story short, a lady with RUFF rescue ended up locating the owners by the little bit of information he had on his dog collar...it was all information from their previous address in NC. We were able to reunite Zorro with his family within 24 hours. Did mah heart good and taught the boys a lesson too!
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Jack has been home this whole week with the sickies...another respiratory virus, RSV. Yuck. Besides wheezing and coughing, he remains in good spirits. Hasn't stopped him from climbing on the dining room table, that's for sure :)
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And a few school pics of B and W this week:

Think Wade was tired?? :)
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B-man, already a ladies man...
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Hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful weekend!