Tuesday, January 12, 2010

JANUARY!!!

I love January!!!! January is always refreshing and new!! After the chaos of the holidays, we finally get back to a routine! Now, with a kindergartener, it means going to back to school as part of our routine. We have had Claire home for FOUR weeks!! She was bad sick the whole week before school, was out for 2 weeks, then we were out for a whole week due to all the snow and ice. So this week, we are getting back to a normal, the normal we have not seen in WEEKS!! Claire was so excited to get back to school yesterday, she really missed her friends and teacher...she was also sooooooo excited to show everyone her newly pierced ears =)!
Picture of Miss Priss shopping at Christmas =)...
Our normal has also changed at home. Bree is finally getting into a routine of napping as well as eating cereal morning and night. When she is awake, she is squealing and laughing, smiling as soon as you make eye contact with her....when she is not throwing a fit when she is not being held...or making eye contact with you=)! Love that chubby girl!!!!! Owen is getting a big ole dose of reality at home NOW, he is wearing big boy underwear, whether he likes it or NOT, he is leaning towards the latter =)!! We are officially on the potty training train, not waiting any longer for Owen to "choose" to get on board. Should make for some fun stories over the next few weeks...

Self portrait taken by him - I don't have any new pictures at the moment, because a certain blonde headed, blue eyed little man dropped my camera and BROKE it!!

A few other small things to look forward to in January...I am 8 days away from meeting Shane in MIAMI!! He is going down this Sunday for work and then I am flying down that Wednesday. My awesome Shane won a HUGE award at work and they are sending us on this all expenses paid, lavish trip!! I can HARDLY wait. It is bittersweet as this will be the first time for me to leave Bree over night (THREEE NIGHTS!) and I am trying to keep from having a complete melt down when I think about it, but we will be okay. The kiddos have very AWESOME grandparents, more than willing to step in and love on my baby...and the two older ones that will practically push me out the door...kidding, kind of =). This weekend, my personal shopper Tara, is taking me shopping to find new "Miami Clothes"!! When I get sad about leaving, I look at where we will be staying....
Aaaaaaaaand in 18 days, I will be 29! My birthday is the 30th!! Birthdays are a big deal around here, so I am excited. I am looking forward to a fun night out with my best friends! Every birthday I have reminds me of how my life has changed every year! Last year, I was pregnant with Bree on my birthday, and now she is 4, almost 5 months old! This picture was taken New Years Day - exactly one year from finding out I was pregnant!

Happy January!!!!

17 comments:

Marissa said...

WOW! I bet Miami will be a blast!

Boni said...

YOU WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN! I am sure it will be a blast. We are planning a trip for the end of Feb..possibly Jamaica..

Miss Bree and Miss Catherine are on the same page about throwing fits when not being held...I think we are to blame for creating these monsters!

Suz said...

Oh girl, I am jealous! Miami will be so fun!!! You deserve it! :)

Happy Early Birthday incase I forget!

Kari Beth said...

Happy Early Birthday!!!!!!! Maybe baby Elle will be born on your birthday :). Have fun in Miami! Sounds like an amazing trip...I'm jealous!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Ooooooweeeeeee Miami. Have fun :)

Jessica said...

Have fun shopping with Tara. I must see everything that you get!!!

Jenna said...

Oh Miami will be SO much fun!!

CAMoore said...

have sooo much fun on your trip!! that will be a nice get away for you and Shane!

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Maggie said...

Have a great time in Miami!!! That sounds wonderful. It's great to get caught up on the kiddos!! Poor O, yes... that should make for some funny posts!! haha Can you believe Jonah is wearing his big boy underwear and telling us when he has to go potty, one month shy of turning 3. I NEVER thought I'd see the day to be honest with you. I'm not sure what clicked in his little brain, but I think we are finally over that hump. Here's to lots of luck & dryness for Owen!! He'll get it in no time!! =)

Sherrie said...

You have a beautiful family!

Christie Huggins said...

happy birthday and totally enjoy Miami!!!!

Suz said...

Missing your updates girl! Hope you are having a fab time in Miami! :)

Danielle said...

Such a big girl getting her ears pierced!! My oldest got hers done when she was in kindergarten too. That place in Miami looks amazing! Looks like you had a great birthday...I saw Tara's pictures!!

Rebekah said...

How cute is Miss Claire?!?! I want to see Miami pics! I am jealous! Happy Birthday!

writing4612 said...

I'm back. I loved when I got my ears pierced. Even though I haven't got to read in awhile, the kids are still as cute as ever!

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