Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mid Week Ramblings...

I may not have twins but boy am I having fun dressing these two alike :)  I know there will come a day when Brett will refuse to dress like baby brother but for now it is too cute!  He said the other morning "Baby Lute is going to be my twinkie!"
This boy loves his brother! {sounds cliche' but...}  And boy am I glad he does :)  You know...things could get a little hairy around our house if we weren't all 'feeling' the love! Ha!
Silly selfies before bed a few nights ago!
He requested Spirit the other night before bedtime.  He thinks it's the coolest thing ever to get to hang out in Mommy and Daddy's bed to watch a movie!
Of course, I think it's pretty cool, too ;)
Kris and I had date night last Saturday...much needed, I might add :)  It was so nice to spend a quiet dinner with my better half without any disruptions!
No words!! 
I recently discovered a new feature on one of the apps I use for my photos and had more fun than a barrel of monkeys while using it!  Clearly I have way too much time on my hands :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Gardening Our Hearts Out...

We are having so much fun with our garden this year!  Brett is loving it...and Kris might be a tad obsessed but either way, its great!  Nothing like fresh veggies right out of the garden!
 
Last night I made baked squash from the squash that Kris and Brett had just picked...yummy to my tummy!  And how nice to not have to go to the grocery store for it ;)
"Hard work will always pay off, buddy!"
This was the mess of veggies they picked a few days ago!  We can't keep up with the jalapeno peppers...they are growing like crazy!!  I guess I need to check on Pinterest and find some more recipes to use them with.  We have been giving them to family and our neighbors to keep up.  We don't want them to go to waste.
"I'll sit on the bucket like a bull rider!"  
{insert here: anything can be made a saddle or a bull, right!?}
And I am not even sure what to say about this picture...he was fretting and fussing and kept trying to get out of the stroller while we were watching the boys work in the garden.  At first I thought he just wanted a change of scenery :)  Then I finally realized what he was wanting to do.  Get a hold of this!  
This picture truly breaks my heart!  You ask why?  How could he be big enough to do this?  He is growing up entirely too fast.  I love watching every minute with these two boys. But deep down it brings tears to my eyes to see how fast they are growing and changing. 
When we get to a new 'stage' I think "oh this has been the most fun."  Then something will happen in the next stage and I think "no this one is my favorite."  So I know that's how life will be with these two.  It will continue to be good...it will continue to be "just as fun!" 
But knowing they are growing up can sometimes be hard.  Like when we 'retire' an outfit because they can't wear it any longer.  Or when Luke outgrows something that both he and Brett wore.  Ya'll...I get so sentimental.  Sometimes I ugly cry...just sayin' :)

I know one thing is for sure...I couldn't love these two more if I tried!  Even through the fits with our now toddler {few and far between but yes, they happen}  or the poops from the little man that are out of this world, or rushing in the door every evening after school to prepare something I can call 'dinner' so that I feel better about their nutritional intake or hurrying out the door in the mornings after we have had a meltdown to take every toy in the playroom in the car with us...it's all worth it.  

I posted on IG the other day:
Sometimes being a Momma can be a tough job but then I look at my boys and remember it's the best job I'll ever have.  We have been going strong for almost a month now.  And I am tired.  But at the end of the day, I am thankful I have these boys who keep me busy ALL day long.  I can rest when I'm old but for now I'll enjoy every second with them.

So there it is... now I am done ;)  
Hope you have a good one!

  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

40 is the new 20!...

Happy 40th Birthday Steph!
What a fun night celebrating YOU with good friends, food and drinks!
And of course we can't leave out the hubs!  Man, I did good ;)
Cheers!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Growing, Growing, Now STOP...

This picture is a tad blurry but you get the point ;)
I can't believe he will be 7 months old in a few weeks!  Stop baby boy!  Stop!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Playing Hooky...

These two played hooky a couple of weeks ago and had the day off with their Paps and Mimi!  First stop...the library to see the Dinosaur Exhibit.
Learning about dinosaurs!  Brett's favorite part of the exhibit...the dinosaur poop :)  oh, this boy!!
She is growing too fast...so sweet and so smart!
Smiling with one of the dinosaurs :)
Next stop...lunch at Chick-Fil-A and then to the mall for rides.
Last stop...the movies to see Rio 2!  

Now I am sure you are wondering if they had fun playing hooky...well, just in case, I think they did!  Makes sense why he never wants to come home ;)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Doctor's Office Can Be Fun, Too...

You wouldn't know it by the picture but this little guy had an ear infection...
Thank goodness we caught it early and started antibiotics.  He sure has had a tough time staying well.  Hope we are about over all the yuck.  He sure does need a break :)
But the doctor's office can be fun ;)
Just ask my Momma...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Brotherly Love...

Just another morning photo op brought to you by two of the best :)
Brett requested to take their picture in the chair and said "I'll sit on the arm so I can be like a bullrider!"  Well of course ;)
Only big brother can get this kind of a smile out of him!
He lights up when Brett just walks into the room.
And normally starts jabbering to 'talk' back to him.
Ya'll, it just doesn't get any better than this...

Hope you all have a blessed week ;)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Six Months Old...

Just say it isn't so...
How could it be?
This little guy is pretty awesome!!
And he was pretty proud of his first time in a highchair while out!
Loves his cousin Taylor Bug ;)
He has been using the highchair at home but I finally tried it while out!  I think it was more me...not ready for him to look so "grown up" and just like I thought...he did!  But loved it!
Happy Boy!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Shooting A Few Hoops...

Spending time outside with Daddy before bath the other night...
And notice the big boy underwear :) 
He is going on 3 weeks and is doing awesome!! He has had a couple of accidents but that's all!  And a few of them were on the way to the potty after he told us...just a tad too late ;)  We are so proud of him!!
And did I mention he is growing up entirely too fast?  Well he is :(  I cannot believe he will be 3 in September.  3 years old, friends.  Where has time gone?  Well all I can say is at least we are having a whole lot of fun while it's going ;)
He sure is a loads of fun to do 'life' with ;)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Nights...

A little bit of
bug catchin'
frog watchin'
garden workin'
popsicle eatin'
sun settin'
fun summer nights are happen' at the Ball house!  I couldn't love these two more if I tried.