Tuesday, October 17, 2017


What's going on with McCartney?
1. She is living up to her nickname: Divalicious. She gets SO MAD if she doesn't get what she wants; 
2. She can spell her name. I need to get it on video;
3. She still has her belly button hernia and I am curious to see what the doctor says about it at her 3 year appointment. She may have to have surgery to remove it;
4. She is starting gymnastics in a couple weeks;
5. She can recognize numbers 1-10 and some of the letters of the alphabet. She loves pointing them out when she sees them somewhere;
6. Whenever she gets in trouble she always says: "I love you, Mom. Give me a kiss" and puckers out her lips so big. Haha. I fall for it every time;
7. Her eczema went away and now it is back. We are in the process of trying to figure out what is causing it. I am going to make her an allergy appointment this week to see if they can do the skin prick test;
8. She still sucks her thumb and I have no idea how to get her to stop. I am open to all suggestions;
9. She has decided that she wants a Peppa Pig party (her original request) and I have ordered all her decorations and outfit. We are having a small family party again for the last time since her birthday falls on Thanksgiving. Next year she will have a normal (bigger) party;
10. McCartney is requesting a bike so I think we will get her one for Christmas. She wants to keep up with her brother and sister;
11. She can count to 29;
12. I am currently working on her birthday video;
13. I am going to enroll her in dance in a few months;
14. She is too smart for her own good.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


 ^^^His little "thumbs up." I can't take the cuteness.^^^

 At football practice on Sunday, Jackson wanted the ball so badly that he found himself at the bottom of a dog pile. He hurt his groin but walked it off and said: "I am okay." The coach had to remind the boys that this is flag football and not tackle football. Haha. Jackson is one of the youngest boys out there but that doesn't stop him from keeping up with the older kids. He even almost got the flag off a super fast 7 year old boy. He was very disappointed and told us: "Did you see that? I was so close." I love my rough and tough little boy. Taking after his daddy already. :)

Monday, October 9, 2017

Trunk or Treat

 Yesterday Kyle and I attended a Trunk or Treat for Presley's Girl Scout troop. It was so much fun! Presley got to wear her Super girl costume, Jackson wore his Batman costume, and McCartney chose Doc McStuffins for her costume. I kept calling her Doc McCartney. :) 

I didn't take a picture of all the cars but they were all so adorable and creative!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

First T-ball Game of the Season

Jackson had his first t-ball game of the season this morning. He has always been so athletic and really good at t-ball but this is the first time I noticed a huge improvement. It was like watching a different kid out on that field. He was paying attention, he hustled after the ball each and every time, he limited his hat throwing and he listened to his coaches. He really has grown up so much over the last 4 months. He makes less messes, he listens a lot more, he loves learning in school, he asks higher order thinking questions, he is curious about everything, and he is more patient. He still drives me wild and still knows how to make me mad but he is a lot, A LOT better. I can't wait to watch him mature even more over the next several months. He also has gone several weeks without wetting the bed. Bye, bye pull-ups. We are so proud of him. And my mom measured him a couple weeks ago and he was 2 inches taller than my brother, Steven was at the exact same age. I took him to get his flu shot on Wednesday and he grew another 1/2 inch since then. He is in the 80th percentile for height. I wonder if he will be as tall as my brother and my dad as an adult. Who knows? Every time he gets a little more mature, and every time he grows another inch--it stops me in my tracks. He is slowly looking less and less like a toddler and more and more like a big kid. I don't know if I can handle it. He better still hug and kiss me the way he does now for the rest of his life. If he refuses, I will just have to have his dad hold him down while I smother him with love. ;) 

Jackson started football last week and he is loving it as well. He has practice tomorrow and I cannot wait to watch him in action. And basketball starts in a few months and I think he is most excited about that. You should see him dribble the ball. It is unbelievable, I tell ya. I will get it on video soon.

Happy Saturday! 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Photo Dump

 ^^^This picture was taken right before the kids decided to dump that water out of the bath and all over...me.^^^
 ^^^New coffee cups for Sundays.^^^

 ^^^Last week I met Manisha and Nicole at Blanco Tacos for lunch. I brought my little sidekick along and she was so well-behaved.^^^
 ^^^We got Jackson a new bike and he loves riding it.^^^
 ^^^Cheers to Klondike bars.^^^
^^^Kyle and I went to the Arizona Cardinals game on Monday. Even though we lost, we still had a blast.^^^
 ^^^She always grabs his face and says: "I gunna kiss you, Daddy."^^^
 ^^^Sisterly love.^^^
^^^Presley's First Grade yearbook photo. She looks so old with all these grown up teeth.^^^

Friday, September 22, 2017

Girl Scout Field Trip #1

 Presley had her first field trip with her Girl Scout troop this morning. When I first heard we were going to Fry's for a tour, I thought: I wonder what we are going to do? Seems a little boring. I couldn't have been more wrong. It was informational, hands on, and so much fun! Our tour guide, Chaz was so energetic and fantastic with the kids. We literally got to go to every department and learn about how things work behind the scenes. A lot of talk about healthy food and making good choices was a theme throughout. Presley learned so much and to be honest--so did I! 

We spent the rest of the day getting pampered at the nail salon, went to lunch, and then came home to take a nap before we were off to get the other two kids at school.

Presley and I had Wednesday-Friday off for Rosh Hashana and I made the decision to spend all 3 days with just me and her. It was long overdue and I love getting to spend quality time with my first born. More pics to come from our other activities throughout the week. :)

Happy Friday!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pics from the Weekend

We had such an awesome (and busy) weekend! On Friday, we met up with Tina and her kiddos at Whipples. I am mad at myself for not getting any good pics of the kids playing. Tina and I were chatting it up so much that I forgot. :( 

On Saturday morning, my mom and I took the kids to Paw Patrol Live. My mom bought the tickets and it was so much fun! 

Saturday night, we went to our friend's house to watch the boxing match. There were so many kids there and they were running around having the best time playing with each other. We stuffed our faces with amazing Mexican food while the kids wore each other out.

On Sunday, we played with the guinea pigs, went to the gym, bought Jackson a new bike, and went swimming at Kurt and Sara's. We ended our night by eating steaks, playing outside, and enjoying our weekly dessert. This week it was Drumstick ice cream cones. :)