Tuesday, July 31, 2012

B is Almost 3.....

This amazing little big guy is going to be 3 whole years old on Friday & as I type this I am in tears.  Brayden is so amazing & wonderful & I am sad that he is growing up so fast.  He is so independent & is coming so far with his speech & communication that it is making it more & more clear as the days pass that he is the sweetest boy in the world.

We have gone through some rough times over the past year with Brayden but I see the light at the end of the tunnel & it is very bright & strong because B is very bright, very strong & so very smart.  His frustrations are lessening & his fits & breakdowns because we just can't figure out what he needs/wants are fewer & fewer.  With the help of his speech & OT therapists he is making great strides with his motor planning dyspraxic & sensory issues!!  We actually have an appointment with the school system here in our county to get Brayden evaluated on August 16th (Lance's birthday) & we are hoping & praying that he gets accepted into the special needs program there so that his developmental delay is a thing of the past & he gets "caught up".  I don't know if I am ready for my baby to start school this early & if he is accepted I am sure that his "first day of school" is going to be a hard one for me BUT as his parents we need & want to do everything in our power to make sure that B has the best & brightest future & that he is not anymore behind speech wise as he gets older!!

I have to admit that when I heard his speech therapist say "special needs program" my heart dropped & it was very hard to swallow for a moment.  For a second or two For a day or two I became very narrow minded & childish & thought my child does not need to be in the special needs class...........he is not "like that".  How awful I felt & still feel for being so (again) narrow minded; what was wrong with me right?  Actually, I felt like she was attacking Brayden at that point in time.  I felt like B was a little kid on the play ground & she had just insulted him using the ever evil "R" word.  I felt like I had somehow let B & my family down for not helping him more at home...........I felt like I had caused this somehow & it was all my fault.  Now I just feel like a complete & udder idiot for thinking all of those things & I really look at myself & say how could you, you know better!!  Special needs children whether they have a small or big issue, delay, disorder or whatever are the same as the rest of the kids they just need a little more love & guidance!!  I should be (& I am) so ashamed of myself for having thoughts like I did that day; maybe it was just a knee jerk reaction to the overwhelming worry that I felt for B but whatever the reason my feelings were wrong!

My sweet big boy has the biggest heart & the sweetest smile & although he is talking more & more each day I am still waiting for him to say "momma.....I Love You" all together in one sentence & without prompting.  I think as a mom you die when you hear those words from your child & I am so excited because I know that hearing those words & feeling all the emotion that comes with hearing them aren't too far off!!

Now I have to get some more work done on his pirate party............I am so far behind on it all!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

I LOVE Mod Podge

My mom just celebrated her birthday & I have said before that I am trying to make sure that the gifts the boys give are one of a kind & special so this is what mommy the boys made for their Grams!!

It was as easy as 3 canvases, scrapbook paper, photos of the boys, mod podge & paint!!

Scrapbook the sides & mod podge them then add & mod podge the photos to the front.

Let it dry overnight & then take a sponge & paint the sides.

Staple some ribbon to the back of the canvas.

And voila, you have a picture perfect gift!!

I think it turned out pretty well; what do you think???

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Another 1st for the Boys!!

The boys had their 1st adventure on the boat 2 Sundays ago & even though it started off a bit rocky it ended PERFECTLY!!

When we got the boys out of the car to put their life vests on they both had melt downs.  The tight & constricting feeling was what bothered B & what bothered Colt was the fact that B was screaming at the top of his lungs to get his off so Colt wanted his off too.  I just walked down the ramp & all way way around the dock to our boat (which of course just so happened to be in one of the furthest slips) holding a screaming, kicking & yelling B that was trying with all of his might to rip his life vest off.  I finally got to the boat where he again was very upset & nervous BUT he finally calmed down once we started moving & the rest was perfection!!

This little guy had no fear of anything that was happening.  He was walking around on the boat like it was land! 

We finally got to a calm place & B was ready for the water.  He didn't ever get far away from the ladder but had a blast jumping in & out. 

The water was pretty rough so we didn't let Colt get in & he was fine with just watching anyway!

Plus he got time with daddy!! 

We had a great time & I wish I would have packed their lunch so that they could have stayed longer.  Honestly I planned for a very large disaster & really was pleased with the whole morning! 

The boys went home with JuJu & PaPa & Lance & I stayed on the lake & had a little alone time.  It was the best day & I can't wait to take them again!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

14 Months Old

I missed his 13 month update (I know I suck) but am going to try to do better at Colt's monthly updates since I NEVER missed one of B's.  

Colton is a literal mess.  He is all over the place & into everything all of the time.  He loves to open & close drawers & happens to get his fingers caught in said drawers at least once a day.  When he gets hurt he milks it for all it is worth.  His fake crying is pretty good for a 14 month old (B taught him everything he knows).

He watches B like a hawk........still...........& is picking up & learning everything bad that B does.  He loves his big bro so much & just wants to be like him I guess.  They already fight with each other over toys, books, mommy; you know everything & they even smack each other which we are working on stopping ASAP. 

I think that Colt is in the process of getting every tooth in his mouth cut but is handling it pretty well.  He is grumpy but not as grumpy & fussy as I would expect him to be.  He tries so hard to be in such a good mood but with all the drool coming out of his mouth I think sometimes it's hard!!  

He loves when I sing to him & really loves when someone reads to him.  He will clap his little heart happy when ever he hears "if your happy & you know it".  My song with both boys is "you are my sunshine" & when I sing it both boys will come sit right next to me & cuddle in...........my heart melts every time!!

Colt has a size 4 foot already & is in 18 month clothing & is just a big boy.  Lance says he's going to be our linebacker & B our quarterback (a father's football fantasy I guess!!).  He goes in for his 15 month check up next month so we'll see what his weigh is then but I think he's around 26 pounds; whatever he is, he is HEAVY!!  He was sleeping in until around 7-7:30 before the teeth issues began so now it's restless nights & early mornings. 

The boy eats just about anything & wants to eat anytime someone walks into the kitchen; it is crazy but he will bang on the fridge & pantry doors if you walk in there & don't give him something!  He is the child who is going to eat us out of house & home!!  He is talking up a storm too.  He says nana (banana), dada, no-no, down, yes, ju (juice), has only said momma clearly once but it was so sweet sounding, ma (more), papa (once), ba-ba (bye-bye), hi (he waves too) & there are more but I can't remember what right now (I need to write them down & keep better track).   He sleeps with his Mickey Mouse & blankie & likes to carry them around just like his big bro.

He loves to be outside & LOVES to play in the water.  His little cheeks turn so red but he just runs around like a little terror.  He is so funny to watch because he thinks he can run really fast & he just giggles & laughs while he plays.  He (& his brother) are absolute perfection; don't get me wrong my kids do not act perfect (by any means).  They fight, throw fits, cry, yell, scream, hit, make messes, get into EVERYTHING all the time.........you name it & they do it BUT they are my kids & even though they do wrong they are PERFECT!!  They have so much love to give & share & their cuddles are AMAZING!!  They are going up faster than I would like but it is fun to watch them do it!!

Ask me how you can get results like these!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Our 4th of July Celebration

We spent our 4th of July with family & just relaxed & enjoyed the day.  We went over to Lance's mom & dad's house (JuJu & PaPa) for a cookout & the day was hot but the kids weren't bothered by it one bit!!  They jumped on the trampoline & played in the pool with their baby cousin for the afternoon. 

We got the boys home & after playing inside for a bit to cool off we took them outside to see what they thought of a few fireworks.  Colt LOVED them but B ran from them so we just went back in & enjoyed some playtime in the AC!!

After the boys went to bed Lance & I sat in our driveway & set a few small fireworks off for the neighborhood kids

& then it was time for the Mall of GA's show so we sat & watched the whole thing.  It was great to get to see them without having to fight the crowds & traffic!

I hope that everyone had as much fun as we did!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Relaxing Times are Being Had Here

We have always had a boat but when B was born & then Colt arrived we decided to sale the pontoon boat we had & get another one when the time was right.  Well the time was right about a month & a half ago & we have been enjoying the lake ever since.  We actually just took the boys out yesterday for the first time & I haven't looked & I haven't downloaded the photos yet but can't wait too.

Lance & I have actually just been going out alone during the week while the boys are in school just for some much needed us time. 

Having a boat is not all fun & games; it is a lot of work but it is work I am willing to do!!! 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

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Friday, July 6, 2012

The Place to Be.

We went on a play date & found a new park that the boys LOVE.  It is set up better than the one by our house because it is made for both B & Colt but not too big.  The one by our house had parts that B would get daring & venture towards but would then get scared because they were that big.

He is a little dare devil most of the time but I guess even he gets a bit frightened sometimes.

Colton always plays for a bit but then has to jump in his stroller for a pick me up snack.

This is Livi; she is a tad bit older than Colt & they are cute together when they play.

It has been A LOT to hot to be there here lately; we were going right after the boys woke up a few days but then it was even too hot then.  Maybe it's me & they really don't feel the heat but they sure look hot with their cheeks all red & hair soaked with sweat.  We will have to get back there very soon since they love it so much!!