Monday, June 23, 2014

Road Tripping

We are having a crazy difficult time setting up internet at our current rental home.
Just apologizing for delayed blog posts :)  The road trip went well.  Below are my four travel companions.  Keith stayed ahead of us trailing his mustang with two turtles in the front seat.  We left the morning of Friday the 13th and showed the boys their first double rainbow from the front porch.  Keith kissed me for the last time in our first home, so bittersweet.  Kaleb and Aiden loved being forward facing, which was a game changer for me, and saw 12 hot air balloons from the window of our hotel near Arkansas.

We are knee deep in a house hunt and SO crammed in this tiny rental, but it serves it's purpose well.

The boys slept through the night...FINALLY...last night, so we celebrated with blueberry and sprinkle waffles!  We have wonderful rolling thunder storms every day, and I still haven't had the opportunity to take the boys 18month photos.  We did get the boys out on the boat for the first time and tomorrow we are off to see GG and PopPop.  Pittsburgh the end of the week!

Lots of love to our Texas family.  We miss you all!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Moving House

Taking a small painting break to give a quick update.

This week has FLOWN by.....faster than I ever imagined.  I never had the opportunity to take the boys 18month photos.  I'll have to do that in Ohio.  Plus my camera cords got packed away for STORAGE....ugh, so I won't be able to update any photos from my SLR for awhile.  We threw a final Texas BBQ to say thanks to our friends here, then took the boys to Sea World while we had the opportunity.  K&A had one last play date with our multiple friends too, which was hilarious...and exhausting!  Nine babies to four mamas, yikes!  The rest of the week has been full of packing, loading, painting, cleaning and errands galore.  I'll have to post a belated Texas post from my camera once I'm able to upload pictures again.

Tomorrow (Friday the 13th, ahhhh) we leave early to begin our long car ride home.  Everyone fingers crossed for happy passengers (humans and animals), good weather and trouble free days ahead!

Friends and family back your arms, we're coming in for hugs!!!!  Can't wait to see you all!!!  SOON!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Year 1/2

18 Months Old.  Seriously?
I'm happy to introduce you to my favorite pediatrician of all time!

The boys with Dr. Madson
I had a crazy frustrating process scheduling our last appointment with Dr. Madson, who is also leaving San Antonio, but I'm SO happy it worked out and we got to see him for the last time.  

Although we were a little ahead of 18 months at the appointment the boys current stats are:  Kaleb weighs 21 pounds 8 ounces (6th percentile).  He's 31.1 inches tall (20th percentile) and head circumference is 35% percentile at 47.2cm.  That blue cap he's wearing on the playground fits Aiden perfectly.  I ran to Target and got the next size up for president Kaboom a couple days ago.

The most loving little boy ever.  Has kisses for everyone, especially Jordan the bear!
Aiden weighs 23 pounds 7 ounces and his height puts him in the 48th percentile (our highest percentile so far) at 32.1 inches.  His head circumference is 46.1cm (11th percentile).

The most dramatic little boy ever!  Keith asked him if he wanted us to roast him for dinner....
Kaleb and Aiden got a little crafty last week, wanting to give Dr. Madson a little going away thank you.  Aiden is so fun to paint with.  I say "hi-five" and he slaps the paper.  So easy!  Kman is pure knuckles and prefers to wave with his hands.

We are VERY busy with appointments and preparing for our trip home.  I'm going to blink and before I know it we'll be sleeping in an empty house and saying goodbye to some amazing friends who have become family.

BIG plans for an 18month photo shoot this week.  I miss doing monthly shots of them, and 1 1/2 is something to celebrate.  Until then I'll leave you with a little video clip of Aiden running around being SOOO silly!!!  Keith, Kaleb and I were house hunting online and Aiden started running laps stopping only to catch his breath.  These boys fill my life with so much joy!  Every.Single.Day