Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Well obviously my goal of blogging once a month failed so I am going to try to do a little catch up on life and get a couple of posts done and try a new to keep my monthly goal this time. Both kids are doing great in school. Wade LOVES school so much more than I ever thought he would. Loves his teachers, his sweet friends and loves PE and recess the best he says! He is doing well too-he is really starting to read and is doing great with his sight words these days. I can't believe we are half way through his Kindergarten year.

WK loves preschool. She always says "you came back!" with a huge grin on her face when I pick her up. Literally she says this everyday like she thinks I may forget her one day haha. She has taken off with talking these past few weeks and its hard to believe she will be 3 in two weeks. She takes Spanish at preschool and she is counting and talking in Spanish some too around the house it is so funny! Her favorite part of the day though is Chapel. She loves it.

Josh got hurt pretty bad playing soccer in November and that completely through us for a loop. You never know how nice you have it until something like that happens and literally for WEEKS people he couldn't do anything. I mean I was even bathing him that first week or two. He got tripped and landed on his shoulder and it separated his shoulder and tore his RC so he had to have surgery. He spent 8 long weeks in a sling and it was pretty much awful. I loved having him home for two weeks but not under the circumstances. He just got his sling off and now he has 8 weeks of rehab. We had to cancel our Disney trip in December but we are going in 2 weeks so we are excited about that. Lets just say appreciate your husbands having two working arms haha.

Christmas was busy but great. We all had a cold (except Josh) but thankfully by Christmas Eve we were feeling better. We did Christmas Eve here with my family and spent Christmas morning and most of the day at home. It was lovely we stayed in our pj's until 3pm when we headed to Winston. We spent the next two days in Winston and had a great time. Wade of course loves Santa and talking to him and WK not so much. Josh was in the picture this year haha.

I need to work on uploading some pictures-now that I have discovered chatbooks app I put almost everything on IG and it prints off into the cutest little books. I love not having to print pictures all the time. They are fantastic! We went to Tweetsie in October and the kids had a blast. My entire family went and we all stayed at the same hotel and it was a lot of fun. Probably wont do Tweetsie again but we will do the mountains for sure again-kids loved it! We leave for Disney in just 2.5 weeks and we are surprising the kids and cannot wait. We are going for 4 nights and we are going to tell them the morning we leave. I can't wait to see their little faces. WK has just started asking all of a sudden to go see Mickey and Minnie. They are at great ages and she will have just turned 3 the week we leave.

Speaking of turning 3...the beloved paci will be making its exit from our house right after Disney. We would be crazy to take it away before our trip haha. We need her to nap in the stroller some :) I took Wade's away SO much earlier (18mo) and this girl LOVES her paci. It doesn't leave the house but none the less she is attached. We are going to go to build a bear for her too because it worked so well with Wade.

Wade is playing basketball this winter and he is doing awesome. He scored 10 points his last game and we were so proud of him. Basketball ends in February and then we have a little break until March when soccer starts. I am really excited for soccer this year. I know he is going to love it. Westin-Kate started gymnastics in December and LOVES it. She is actually really good at it and I think it may be something we continue. I never did dance so this summer I am going to let her take a little gymnastics break and try a dance class offered through the town of Apex. I am sure she will play soccer too-she is so fast but I am going to wait until she turns 4 for that. I think it would be so hard watching 3 year olds play soccer haha. We still are going with the rule that they get one activity per season and it has worked great with our family. Josh and I have small group on Monday nights and so we don't want to be gone every night of the week. Wade practices on Thursday nights and has Saturday games. Gymnastics is great because for the next year or two she will do morning classes. Life seems so much simpler when we don't have a million things going on and when the kids can just play outside most days.

We got Josh out of a sling and then of course I would get hurt right after that. I didn't see the sheet of ice on our porch last week and slipped off the porch and hit all three stairs on my tailbone. It has been awful. I can finally walk normally again one week later but it is still pretty sore :( Thankful it wasn't a broken wrist or ankle though. We are loving our house still and really can't wait until it warms up so we can get outside more. This week has actually been nice and we get to finally walk home from school because it has been over 50 degrees. If its under 50 degrees we carpool!! I am going to try to get some pictures up soon. I love my blog books and really want to keep up with all the fun things the kiddos are doing these days. Here's to posting more!!

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