Friday, August 24, 2012

This Week

This week has been pretty busy. Good busy, the kind of busy where you don't feel stressed but excited. The kind where you aren't exhausted but relieved. The good kind of busy where you know that when it's all said and done, those busy tasks will be some awesome memories!
Monday night we had an ice cream date with the Turner family, and Lyric got a surprise birthday present! He is now the proud owner of a skateboard and let me tell you he loves it! We stopped by the park on the way home so that he could try it out and needless to say we didn't get home until after 9pm! We are so so so lucky to have such loving and generous people in our lives.

When we got home Monday night we had a very welcomed visitor. Uncle Joe (my husband's best friend) came home from a job in Rhode Island. Lyric and Remedy were thrilled to see him and we are very excited that he is staying with us. Lyric is especially close with Joe. When Lyric was little Joe was with us all the time and up until a few weeks before Remedy was born Lyric saw Joe daily... then work and life took Joe states away and I can tell my little man is so glad he's back!

Tuesday was a big day. We toured Lyric's new preschool! I know, I know my baby will be starting preschool. This will be a huge change in our lives. Lyric has always been with Terry and I and now its time for him to go and learn from other adults. I know he will be great and love school and blossom. I know that this will make him stronger, smarter, and more prepared for public school. I know these things. I also know how much I will miss him. I understand that during the day I am at work and he is home with his dad and sister. So no, I will not miss him being at home and me being at work. I will miss the baby in him. Once he starts 'school' he will no longer be a baby. All those wonderful little things that still gave me the feeling of my baby boy will be gone once he steps through the school doors for his first day. He will be a big kid. More independent. More secure. More confident. I know these are all good things... but I will miss the little boy that needed me to cheer him on so he could flash a huge smile. The little boy who always wanted to hold my hand and have me join him in tasks. The little boy who needed my help and depended on me for everything. This will be a great transition... I know. He loved his school and the teachers and he even got to meet some of the kids in his class... overall a wonderful first impression. Stay tuned for first day pictures!

Wednesday night was a hubby and I night. Nothing like a date night, we just layed on the couch, the kids and Joe were here, and we watched tv. No laundry, no dishes, no nothing. Just me on his lap watching Sons of Anarchy until midnight... It was amazing!

Thursday was back to the old routine. I went to work, got home and then Terry left for work. Hate it. The weekends are always when I miss him the most!

This weekend we will be buying Lyric is school stuff, having a super fun playdate with Candace, Julie, and an awesome group of kiddos, and then a birthday party!

Check back for all the preschool details... and please say a prayer for me, I am sure my heart will break. :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WAR... The Crazy Birthday of a Four Year Old

I love parties... and Lyric's party was another success. We had an amazing amount of friends and family join us to celebrate four wonderful years full of memories with our special little man. The kids had a blast getting wet with water guns and the adults giggled while relaxing in the perfect weather just enjoying. It was perfect!

Ready for the WAR

My Birthday Boy

Amazing Cake by Who Wants Cake

Party Guests





After the party Lyric, Terry and I packed up, went to dinner and headed to Kansas City to enjoy LegoLand...

Headed into Lego Land

Lyric wrote his name all by himself

Lyric with his new I-Pod touch :)

Perfect Weekend!

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Today my Lyric is four. Four whole years that I have held, kissed, and loved this little person. Forty eight months that I have put his needs far before my own and every minute growing more and more selfless.Fourteen hundred and sixty days that I have tried to teach and learn from such a bright little boy. Thirty five thousand and forty minutes of pure bliss. Here is what four is like...

At the age of four you...

A- Act like a dinosaur any time you are trying to ignore me (especially when I am asking you to clean your room)!
B- Behave so well... you are so polite and always say please and thank you!
C- Count all the way to 60... you could get farther however sometimes you have trouble.
D- Drink out of big boy cups... No more cups with lids at the house! Momma is so happy because I truly hate cleaning the straws!
E- Eating new things... you are so picky but you now realize that since you are four, you need to start trying things (that makes Daddy so happy)!
F- Fight for your sister. This is something I am so in love with. You stand up for her and defend her no matter what is happening... you will be such a great protector when you are older and I know you and Remedy will have such a special bond.
G- Getting taller... you are on a growth spurt and I cannot wait to see how tall you are at Dr.Sponengerg's office!
H- Hilarious- You are telling jokes and saying things that make me laugh constantly. I need to carry a journal with me at all times and start writing them down, I am sure they will be great black male for when you are 16!
I- Imagination that is amazing. I never have been very good when it comes to imagination but you are so incredible... I truly believe this will be a trait that gets you far in life.
J- Jealous, although this is something that has just started to show. You have never been the jealous type (your dad isn't either) and I am starting to see that you will have these slight jealous tendencies. Not bad yet, but we will keep an eye on it.
K- Kindness. You are so tender and your feelings are so strong that kindness radiates off of you.
L- Leader... you like to be in charge and you like to make plans... Love that because I am a bit of a planner myself. Everything is always easier with a game plan!
M- Money is something that you are starting to truly understand and become interested in which is amazing. You know that we have to work very hard to have money to enjoy nice things... and you appreciate all the times that we work and you see the payoff!
N- Non stop questions!!!! Makes me crazy at times, but I just remind myself that you are curious and you ask questions to learn and that's why you are so amazing and smart!
O- OMG your such a boy... you love legos, super heros, dinosaurs, cars, karate, sports, and all other things boy! HaHa
P- Positive... a great quality for such a young age.
Q- Quite - never!
R- Really coordinated... I am impressed by how well you have done in sports and it seems like since tball has been over you are getting more and more coordinated. I cannot wait to see how well you do this year with athletics!
S- Silly silly boy. You love to be silly. Silly with Daddy, Remedy, and Mommy and those silly times are some of my favorite moments!
T- Talkative. You talk all the time, and you have such a great vocabulary. Today you actually said that you will have new responsibilities since your four!
U- U are wonderful!
V- Very loving... you are my snuggler and its awesome!
W- Whistle is your favorite song this week and let me tell you, you are quite the singer! Between Payphone by Maroon Five, Boyfriend by Justin Bieber, and Whistle by Flo Rida you host a variety concert that is phenomenal!!!
X- Xtra special to me... my first born and you always remind me that you are my favorite boy!
Z- Zealous... You are so eager and so full of energy. I know you will have another fun and busy year!

My first picture with the FOUR year old!

Friday, August 10, 2012

The day before you...

"Now you're here and everything's changing
Suddenly life means so much
I can't wait to wake up tomorrow
And find out this promise is true
I will never have to go back to
The day before you..."
-Rascal Flatts "The Day Before You"

This was the song that my husband and I shared our first married dance to. I love it. I love the meaning, the depth, the vulnerability, and the way it makes my heart hurt good. It fits into so many parts of my life with some of the most special people I have ever met. Today its making me tremble thinking about this day almost four years ago, the day before I became a Mommy. 

I remember the day before I had Lyric. I woke up August 10th knowing that I would be spending the day relaxing and laughing with family while making sure all of our bags were hospital and baby ready. I had requested that for dinner we all eat Big Mac's because once I checked into the hospital and they started the induction process, I would be eating nothing until my first meal with my son. All day I was quite... just thinking. Thinking about what was to come. Would I be in labor for a long time? Would it be as painful as I anticipated? Would the epidural work? What would Terry be like in delivery? What will my son's first cry sound like? All day I just thought.

Our family...

Today... knowing that tomorrow, my baby, my 7lb 9oz little bundle, will be a four year old little boy. These have been the best four years of my life. Today just like four years ago, I am thinking. And all I can think about is how blessed I am to never have to go back to the day before Lyric.  

Monday, August 6, 2012

Water Babies

Well... the camping trip wasn't terrible. It was actually a nice break away from the busy world I seem to get wrapped up in. We left Friday night with my mom and headed to the lodge. Lyric was so excited because he was going to stay in a motel... ah the things that amuse a little person! And of course whenever Lyric gets truly excited about something, Remedy generally follows in suite. So, off we went to the lake. Our lodge was very nice. We had a big room with two queen size beds, a futon, full kitchen (stove, full size fridge, microwave) and my favorite part was that the bathroom actually had a tub that my kids could take a bath in and not just a shower. (My children are not fond of the shower) lol. We were more than comfortable and that made the trip so much better for me because as most people know, I am not a camper!
Remedy cruising in her boat for a night swim

Lyric dancing... 'I've Got the Moves Like Jaggers'

My sweet little miss on her first lake trip!
Most of the weekend was spent swimming! And I am very proud to say that Lyric will now swim by himself without a floaty or being held onto! He of course wears his life jacket but other than that he is a fish in the water! Remedy loves the water as well... she will sit in her little boat and splash and splash! Ahh... love my babies! It was a wonderful weekend... Just wish Terry didn't have to work so he could have joined... tear.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Camping... In a motel

I have never been much of an outdoorsy girl especially when it comes to camping. I love the water, sun, flowers but as for hiking, fishing, hunting, and sleeping outside, well I can handle never experiencing any of them. But now that I have babies we are going camping... in a motel of course! The kids will love it... unfortunately Terry has to stay home and work. After being sick all week this is just what I need... a getaway with my babies and my momma to help keep them entertained and me relaxed! Pictures will come once we get back!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I have been so incredibly sick this week... It has been horrible. In and out of the doctor's office, getting blood work, ultrasounds, and ct scans all to find that my intestines are inflamed. Ugh, it's been just terrible.
A little shout out to my amazing hubby for taking care of me, making me snacks, and being the bestest daddy for our little ones.
A big thank you to my mommy for all her help! She made all of my appointments and made sure that I was scheduled in as soon as possible and she was such a great supporter through my pain.
A big hug to my little man for helping Daddy entertain Remedy while Mommy was sick...
And sweet miss Remedy, thank you for all of your kisses! They made me feel amazing!
Jordan, thanks for being amazing and lounging with me so I wasn't alone while Terry worked!

Thanks to everyone for all your help! I am not feeling 100% yet but I am getting closer :)