Saturday, November 8, 2014

Seth turned 1!

Look at me - posting the same day as the child's birthday!?  I know I can't believe it either... for once "third born problems" are turning into a positive if only because I know I'll do it now/tonight instead of 3 months from now...

We had a great day today - Seth woke up in a great mood to me singing Happy Birthday to him... he just smiled - I was hoping to get him used to the attention so he'd be excited/happy when the entire family/friend group did the same thing to him today...  Everyone came (family / friends) - we had a light lunch provided once again by my mom and dad and a cake that I made (zuchinni & greek yogurt -- it was pretty amazing if you ask me...and from the pictures of Seth he liked it too!)

Honestly he was a super easy baby... I mean his birth, him waking up in the middle of the night... teeth...everything really hasn't been too bad... Is that because I was somewhat confident in what I was doing?  Is it because nothing really phased me this time...I'd seen it, heard it, smelt it, dealt with it a million times before?  Probably... thankfully...

He is such a happy kid - like all the time... he's always interested in whatever the older boys are in to now and wants to be with them on the floor playing and getting into stuff...

I am excited to see what this next year holds for us together... I think it's going to be a FUN year... it's so neat to see him explore and find out things and me be a bit calmer about it than I was with the other two boys... I mean I'm not relaxed or fly by the seat of my pants or anything, but it is different the third time around... :)

I love this little blonde bombshell.  His smile seriously lights up the room.  He is getting his personality and it's so fun to experience.


"Wow!  This cake is amazing...I think I may need a 2nd piece!"

Do you see how good this cake looks on my face!?  You should try it!

The 3 Amigos!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Povitica with # 3

Every year my parents continue the tradition of making authentic Povitica that my grandparents made...traditional nut bread that is just amazing and I know I've said before "isn't a real holiday without it present"...

They made some one Thursday and Seth happened to be there also to "help"... he had a ball apparently with my dad's clamps that hold the fabric down on the table... tooling around under the table...

Flag Football

We started flag football in October - Noah has played in a 3-4 games and so far is loving it.  The boys seem to be catching on to rules and "plays" and are having a good time.  Honestly the roughest thing has been to get our cleats on before practices and games, but we are working on it... ;)

so excited for the first game!

look how tough!  give it 10yrs and we'll see if this is any different when in high school?

he's just to the left of the ref... getting ready for defense!

Wilson Dream Home - update

there have been so many changes to the Wilson Dream Home since I last posted.  Practically everything is complete... All inside paint is done, all stone work and tile are done.  All cabinets are set / painted / doors put back on.  We are waiting on some final drawers/doors to be painted for the kitchen, the hardwood floors to be put in and carpet on living room floor and stairs.  All lighting is ready to be installed, the finishing up of the light switches and electrical outlets...the faucets can be installed as all granite is installed and looks amazing...!

Its really coming along and surprisingly close to be completely done!  I don't know what we are going to do with ourselves in the evenings when we "don't have a house to go look at and check on"...might just have to find another activity...'unpack'...!

Gone Fishin'

My parents got Noah a fishing pole (and who are we kidding...Mark got one too just because he's cute and has to have something to do with his brother - that's why gma's and gpa's are amazing!) for his birthday.  My parents wanted to take both boys fishing so they could try out their new gear.

We went to Wal-mart and with Noah's birthday money he bought himself a tackle box to put all of his new lures / hooks / etc in and was so excited to see it all organized.

We went to Shawnee Mission Park Lake - it was a nice afternoon, warm, but not too hot that is was torture to sit and relax.  Both boys really enjoyed it.  Mark surprisingly sat very still on the rocks with my dad and did exactly what he told him... I think we found something Mark will enjoy for years to come...  We didn't catch anything...shoot I don't think we even saw anything in the water, but I know the boys are ready to go again soon.