Apparently I am a monthly blogger now…

Apparently I am also a phone photo dumper blogger. Since my last post that was an update and lots of phone photos from about a month ago, I have had to pay for my website again for the next year, so I figure I better use it since I pay for it. Haha.



So E has finished a month at her school and is still doing well and liking it. It helps a lot to have a little friend there! Here is the picture we had taken for her for school. They basically ask for the equivalent of passport photos.  I thought she looked so pretty and grown up in it! She loves purple!



One day after we took her to school, we went over to the park and sidewalks by the water and went for a walk with little brother. It was a chilly day but nice to see the boats and the cats that hang out on the rocks by the water.



We went to the mall for lunch one Sunday after church and E and I had a little dessert. Frozen yogurt is a little lower in carbs than ice cream or custard so I shared one with her.(null)


We have gotten to see baby #3 a few times lately. He is doing well. Measuring at 6 lbs 10 oz as of 34 weeks, according to the ultrasound machine. Which isn’t huge but isn’t small either. Both my other kids were about 8 lbs 12 oz. Thankfully, my amniotic fluid level has gone down since controlling my gestational diabetes through diet (it was too high) and I have also lost about 7 lbs. so that is good.



Cutie tootie likes to eat yogurt with corn flakes in it. But he makes a huge mess! Sometimes mommy doesn’t have the patience for that and just feeds it to him herself. But sometimes he gets to play. And then he gets a bath.



We had planned to celebrate Easter with some foreigner friends in a big forest like last year, but some people thought the weather might be too chilly, so it got moved to the indoor location, which was our house! We didn’t mind hosting since everyone was bringing everything, they just needed our space. But it was a busy day, and at the end, after everyone had gone home, I started looking at Facebook and realized I didn’t get anyone to take  a picture of our whole family. C and I had already changed into comfy clothes. So I got a pic of the kids. T likes smiling for the camera these days. He likes eating pears too. He actually likes to get food and walk around the house eating it, but I really need to stop letting him do that because I find apple peelings that he didn’t eat laying around!


Some of the moms and I walked all the kids over to a nearby park for an egg hunt after lunch since we weren’t in the forest all day. E spied an egg up high.



E was excited about her school outfit this day and wanted a picture of her Elsa shirt and Elsa socks.



On Wednesday last week I had a doctors appointment. She has two offices, one near our old apartment, and one that is more on this side of town but still takes 40 minutes or so to get there. Well I drove to the one on this side of town, only to find out that she was not there that day, she was at the other office! Gah! Also, the store I tried to go to that was nearby closed down last week! Double Gah! So I had to reschedule my appt for Friday and this little guy came with me. He did well and sat in his stroller and ate apples during the appointment. I treated us by going out to lunch afterwards. #selfieinanelevator


He was excited to get a balloon all to himself. Usually sister gets the balloons.


Happy First Birthday to T!

October 10 was T’s first birthday! We had been back in the country for about a week and tried to figure out how to celebrate at a time when none of us were sleeping all that well yet, we were freshly missing family and friends back home,  and Mommy was coming down with a cold.

We started out with breakfast at home!


Then we went to a big baby store in town that has a little play area for kids. We were going to buy T’s presents and let the kids play a bit.

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Then we headed to lunch at Shake Shack. (Mommy will look for any reason to go here!) But seriously, I figured since T had been eating hamburger meat so well lately, he would enjoy eating an extra hamburger patty from my burger and some fries. (No, we didn’t go to ChickFilA, that is just one of their place mats that I had in my diaper bag.) Turned out he wasn’t interested in the hamburger so mommy got to eat a double, and he just had fries. bday3

Family pic before nap time!

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After naps, we ordered KFC for dinner. Mommy didn’t want to cook today and T wanted chicken nuggets!


After dinner, we had him open presents and we also talked on the phone with Nena and Pappaw. Big sister helped with the wrapping paper!


He got a little barn with door that opens, a walking toy, and a toy garbage truck.

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Now for the cake!

I think he is crying because he wants to hurry up and eat it. Or because he has no clothes on. :)


He did like the cake, but he didn’t devour mommy’s homemade cake as much as he did the bakery cake a few weeks prior.

T is a happy smiley sweet huggy little boy and we love him so! Happy 1 year T!

E turns 4

E has an August birthday so that meant she got to celebrate in America this year.


The night before, she helped making her own strawberry cupcakes.

Here the birthday girl is on her big day!


Nena also brought over more cupcakes for breakfast!


Cupcakes for breakfast!


Then it was present time.


Money is always a hit!


After that, we took her to the children’s museum. She really enjoyed it!

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Later, after Chick-fil-A for lunch, and a nap, we headed over to some friend’s neighborhood park and pool for pizza and more cupcakes and swimming.

Best buds!


A rare pic of me and the hubs.


Not only are they strawberry, but they have sprinkles and princess toppers!

Then pool time!

IMG_6258Later on in the month, this big 4 year old became big enough to go to big church. She did great!

E, I can’t believe you are already 4! You are such a precious and smart and sweet big girl! We love you lots!

Fabulous Fourth

We woke up bright and early and put on our flag shirts to celebrate the Fourth of July actually in the states this year!


We partied with family all day and then headed up to town to see the fireworks show in the evening about 8:30.


We watched from the high school parking lot and the show was pretty good! E’s reaction, “I liked the colors but it was too long and too loud!” T watched the show too and didn’t get scared at all!


E is 4!

This precious baby is 4 years old!

She is so funny and sweet and we love her so!


She loves: swinging, Tinkerbell, Frozen, all princesses, chicken nuggets, dancing and singing and making up songs, books, painting and projects, her crocs, purple, her brother, Teddy, Paw Patrol, fruit snacks, and sprinkles.

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Aunts and Uncles and Cousins, Oh My!

We had a blast seeing our extended family at two separate gatherings.

One group met up on the Fourth of July. These girls are six months to the day apart and share the same middle name! So fun to watch them play! This side of the family likes to break out the instruments and do some pickin’!

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The other side met up on another Saturday in July. We had a house full, but this isn’t even all of us! E had such fun playing with the kiddoes! We had a blast catching up with everyone!

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