Thursday, September 13, 2012

august 2012

had a crazy family-filled week that i will have to post about later. i just want to get all these random things from august down so that i don't forget that they happened!


just saw my blog and realized that the above two sentences have been on here since sunday. yikes. between my internet connection sucking something fierce, and my life feeling like a daily upward hike, i have fallen behind on many a things. but i am trying to do and be better, so here we go!

this little stud muffin above. when lily is at school, topher and i hang out. sometimes together, sometimes seperately. but after hanging out seperately for a time, topher will come and find me and ask if it's time for coffee and cookies. and coincidentally, whenever he asks- it always is! his timing is impeccable.
anyhoo, a few weeks ago topher learned a lot about a lot of dead things. his Papa Wes and Kma took him up to their cabin for two days and a night, with his cousin Gabe. (that deserves it's own post!... we'll see what i can do...) one of the adventures that they went on was to a wilderness museum, which essentially was a glorified taxidermy warehouse. chris' dad's explanation of the place was that these animals were "dead. as in they are done with being alive."
then while he was at school, topher learned about vultures: "mom, vultures eat dead things. if we see a vulture, can we give it a dead thing?" i told topher that the chances of us seeing a vulture weren't high, and the chances that we were going to run into a vulture whilst having a carcass on hand was also not likely, but if all these stars aligned, FOR SURE we could feed a vulture a dead thing.
and then out of no where- lily says: "MOM! when i die- PLEASE don't feed me to a vulture!!!"
man i love my kids.

this piece of work. such a gem. she just turned 10 months like 3 days ago, but here are her stats from her nine month appointment: height- 28.5 inches (70th %ile) weight- 18 lbs 12oz (50 %ile) head- 19 inches (80 %ile) she is crawling all over, pulling herself up on her feet, eating EVERYTHING, clapping and waving on demand (unless she just doesn't want to), and she just said "baby" today and it was so cute i almost died.

how do i rotate the above picture?!?!... argh. i don't know...
anyway, i am very happy to introduce my newest little nephew Xander Dean Watson.  the second pic is my almost-three-year-old niece Zoe, and her brand new little brother! she loves him so much-so sweet. (these are Justin's kids. Chris' older brother. the guy has lots of siblings! hard to keep staright sometimes)
anyhoo, Xander was born on August 21st, at 1:49pm. He was 8 lbs 9.6 oz and 19 inches long. big boy! the family is doing well in Alaska. thanks for serving this country Justin! oh army families- i don't know how they do it. but they do it and we are all grateful.

one more awesome thing that happened in august- in the midst of all the random cake decorating that i did- we went to a free baseball game! yeah summer reading program! and my awesome friends Cindy and Christin did the reading program too, so lily and topher were able to enjoy the game with some of their adorable friends. i LOVE this picture, cause these girls are so stinkin amazing, and they are the older sisters of their respective lots.

LASTLY- my studmuffin husband. i actually have so many hilarious things to say about him, i should devote one post to him. but alas- who knows when that post will get written.
anyway, my hubby is a HARD worker. he goes through a lot of crap, being an undercover po-po in this ridiculous desert. but he does it, he doesn't complain- cause he loves it, and he does it whilst looking GOOD. like, so super good. covet not ladies- this man is all mine!


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