Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some of my favorite things of Autumn...

Cuddling in cold and rainy weather with my lovebugs...
Flipping through my "Taste of Home" magazine!
Cinnamon Brooms - They just make everything feel more cozy.

                                The ever-changing leaves... I love nothing more than to take a stroll with my babies and take in God's beautiful creations.

                                                                                                                                 Slippers and PJ's!

Letting the kiddos pick out their favorite Fall recipes...and then cooking together. Nothing makes this Momma's heart more content!

                                 Making festive little art projects with my little ones.

      A cup of hot cocoa. Mmmmmm!

                                                                        crock-pot meals!

Our yearly family Fall and Winter photoshoots!

         Shopping for the perfect gifts... :)       

                                                                                                               Hoodies and Jeans.

Most of all... Spending time together as a family.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Life Happens... :)

I realize I have NOT blogged in the past week or so...but life happens and we have been a busy little family! Neil has been working many, many, many hours these past few weeks (and back on 24 hour shifts) so we go days without seeing eachother! On the days he is home we like to spend time together as a family.

First off - Logan is back to making unexplainable progress the last two weeks in therapy. His muscles have been coordinating and working harder. His therapists are extremely happy! I don't really care "how" or "why" his muscles are working more...I am just glad that they are and pray that the progress will continue. We have also resumed aquatic therapy with him. :) Logan and I have also been doing LOTS of letter recognition, number recognition, and arts and crafts. I will have to post some pics soon!!! He is going to be SO ready for Kindergarten next year...I have no doubt!

Hailey is now receiving therapy twice a week at Turnstone along with Logan. She is doing really well. :) Her ankle has been healed for about 2 weeks, but she is still in the "boot" and taking it a lot slower than we have before. I think this next week she will be graduating into an "air cast."

I have been venturing out more with the kiddos by myself (while Neil is working)...We spent Friday night shopping at the mall, having dinner, and getting dessert. The kids were fabulous! I think they were so much better for me because they had 100% of my attention!

We are all hanging in there and doing well! Today I am working on catching up on laundry - I have slacked a bit in that department. Oh well - I just have mountains of folded clothes covering the entire living room that I need to get put away! That is my next task today!

Hope each of you have a great week!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Another Silly Conversation...

Friday night we met my family for dinner...little did we know that Logan was NOT going to cooperate. He had trouble sitting in his chair, was tired, grouchy...just not a happy camper. So as we began to finish up and say our good-byes Neil took Logan to the car. Neil says to Logan "When you get home it's bedtime." Neil had to drive seperate because he had a few errands to run and I stayed home with the on the way home Logan was with me in my car. This is how the conversation went:

Logan - "Mommy - You know you can tell daddy I can stay up."

Me - "No Logan...Daddy and I are a team. What daddy says I have to support...and what I say daddy supports. It's just how things work. I'm sorry but you lost your chance at staying up."

Logan - "Well I think that is ridiculous. I had me in YOUR belly and daddy DIDN'T. I lived in your belly for a LONG TIME. So I think that means YOU should tell daddy that YOU are IN CHARGE."

Me - "You did live in my belly for quite a while...but daddy is STILL in charge..."

Logan - "Well that makes no sense........"

He has pretty good reasoning...huh?!