Sunday, November 10, 2013

Emerick ~ 5 years

Emerick is loving preschool this year! I am starting to feel really anxious about sending him to Kindergarten all day next year :-( It doesn't seem possible that he is already 5! 

Emerick's 5 year stats...

Height: 43 inches (50%) 
Weight: 41 3/4: (52%) 

He is getting taller and skinnier everyday! He is always asking me when his "Teep will be wiggly" (teeth) because he wants the "toos-sairy to come" He also asks me all the time if I can have another baby because "Louis is too big" yikes...

Louis ~ 2 years

Louis turned two on September 21st, but his checkup wasn't until late October. Here are his stats!! He talks up a storm, in sentences and that even impressed his Dr. :-) Smart munchkin!

Height: 34 1/2 inches (50%)
Weight: 29.4 lbs (80%) 
Head: 52 (98%)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

My Dream Boy

My sweet boy is about to begin his second and last year of preschool. Which means I will only have him home full time for 1 more year. I am so in love with him, he is my best friend and I will miss him so much when he goes to school full time. I want to bottle him up just as he is today. My little love bug who loves his Mama back with all of his heart. He tells me daily that I am his "dream girl" or his "finest ("sinest") lady".
 I call him my dream boy because he told me I was his dream girl. He talks about when he is "a man" daily. He is going to have 6 baby girls, and he is going to live in this cute little blue house right down the street from us. He said "I think I will just marry you when I am a man, Mama!"

I've been trying to soak him all in, and remind myself that in the blink of an eye he will be grown, and not so in love with me ;-) These are the sweetest days of my life, and the ones I will look back on the most fondly when I am old.

He takes my breath away, he is so handsome and sweet :-)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sweet Dreams, Uncle Ed!

My Great Uncle Ed passed Saturday morning. He was 98. We just saw him a week prior at our annual Family Reunion. My Mom and I made plans to visit Uncle Ed and Aunt Eleanor this Wednesday for lunch. The two of them were married just shy of 76 years, it amazes me every time I think of it. They were so in love, it was obvious and it radiated!

I now regret, and I am sure my Mom does too, not going to have lunch with them sooner. :-( I am so happy to have had several beautiful visits with them since we have lived on the East Coast. I am glad I have these sweet photos of Ed with Emerick when he was tiny. Of course, I wish I had one of him with Lou.

Sweet Dreams.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Louis' Favorites

Louis really loves stuffed animals. If he sees one at the store, he always asks for it, and then proceeds to give it lots of kisses and hugs. These two are his favorites, and I found him like this on the couch. What a cheeser, too!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Louis ~ 18 months

My poor neglected blog!! It is just so much easier to upload a photo to instagram and have it go straight from my phone to Facebook along with a little story or whatever. I guess I am lazy, or just busy. I love this blog, and being able to look back and reference it if need be, and I do quite often. I don't want to let it go, so I hope to be able to get back into the routine of making blogging a regular thing. I will start with Louis' 18 month stats. He was actually 19 months at his "18 month well visit" and he is now 21 months old, but here it is....

Weight: 26.4 lbs (78%)
Height: 32.5 (50%)
Head Circum: 51.6 cm (98%)

Louis has a huge vocabulary, but only speaks in "2 word sentences".  I changed his closet out to all 24 month/2T clothes, even though he comfortably still fits into most 12-18 month sizes, he's a peanut compared to his brother at this age, but he still seems soo big to me :-)

He doesn't  have much hair (& never has), and we are finally feeling close to getting him his first haircut. These photos were to document him with his curls before we say goodbye to them.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Emerick ~ 4 years old!

My "baby" turned FOUR! How did this happen?! I am holding onto the last little bits of his baby/toddler-ness. He is quickly transforming into a KID! I love the little man he is becoming. He has such a sweet soul. He just loves people! He loves to strike up conversations with strangers, and people are so drawn to him. He says the funniest things, and even though he doesn't really like to share his toys, he is such a great Big Brother! I love you Doodie Bear!

At 4 years old Emerick is:
41 pounds (88%)
3 ft 4 3/6 inches (55%)

Here are Emerick's preschool pictures! Taken at preschool by my friend Lindsay Parks. :-)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


We put the offer in on our house on June 20th, and were supposed to close escrow on August 20th. Well, we finally closed on September 24th (34 days late!!) What a frustrating process that was. We've been trying to fix the place up before we move in. Once we are in, we have a long to do list of more updates.

 The previous owners had updated many things in the house like the roof, windows, doors, furnace, etc. But, most of the cosmetics were original from 1979. Lime green linoleum, faux stone linoleum (which totally looked like giraffe) Pea soup color carpet in the living room...

Here are some photos of our progress so far....

Kitchen before. 
Me moved the bar on the right down to the basement next to the washer and dryer. We would like to remodel/re-configure the entire kitchen someday, with white cabinets. Shortly after we move in we will take down the random cabinet on the right, paint, and figure out something to put on the empty wall on the right until we re-model someday.

front room before. 
 and after. we still need to caulk and paint the window/door trim, and add new baseboard moulding. 


front room before


Once we paint the walls, the new baseboard moulding will go in. 



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Little steps...

Lou started walking today! About 9-10 steps, but I know within the next week he will be full on walking everywhere!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


This year we had a very small immediate family gathering for the boys birthdays. We've had so much going on since the fire happened, and with trying to get into our new house that this was all I had the energy to do. I think they loved it just the same as a large themed party with lots of people!

yeah - taking a picture of these two together.....ridiculous!


Lou started shaking his head, (actually his whole body!) for "yes" last week. It's the cutest thing i've ever seen!!

It's a big world out there.

My sweet 13 month old boy, I love him soo much!

My shopping buddy.

Ever since the fire happened Emerick has asked me for a new shopping cart since he lost his old one. He finally got one! Now he likes to take it with him everywhere. He even took it into Starbucks the other day. He loves to shop :-)

Emerick's First Field Trip

Today I went along with Emerick and his preschool class on his first field trip - to the Pumpkin Farm! Emerick had a great time, and told me "Mama! What a wonder-pull day!" He is so sweet. Here are some iphone photos from the trip...