June 20, 2012

Mommyhood





First of all, let me start off by saying how grateful I am that I get to stay home with my girls. I feel extremely blessed that I am afforded that luxury. With that being said, I feel lost. For the last 7+ years I have been a stay at home mom. While it's been fun and rewarding, it's also been lonely. Since my kids have been born, it's all about them. ALL.OF.THE.TIME. I have definitely let myself go, and my needs/wants have been put on the back burner. I am in a rut, and I don't know how to get out of it. 

SO, I am giving myself a make-over. I need to bring the old, fun, and sassy Amy back. Starting NOW, I am going to dig my way out of this rut. It may take a while, but I am determined to do it. 

Wish me luck!




PS. any mommies out there feel like this? If so, join me. Get out of your rut. Bring the old you back! :)

June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little firecracker! 

Landry Cate, I can't believe you are 3 yrs old today. THREE. You are such a funny little girl, and definitely mommy's mini-me. I can't wait to see what your personality is going to be like in years to come. 

We love you so much sweet girl. 









June 8, 2012

Happy Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet & sassy Rylee! I can't believe you are 7. SEVEN! Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital. These 7 years have been the best of the best. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you, Miss Priss! 

We LOVE you to the moon & back!








and I can't forget about my brother! Happy Birthday, Michael!!! 



June 7, 2012

Seven Years

Seven Years ago today, I was up at the crack of dawn, and headed to the hospital to have Rylee. Little did I know, I'd be there ALL day, and ALL night. Yep. I checked in at 5:00 am, and had her at 1:56 am on June 8th. It's really the funniest story. Almost all my family has June birthdays. We have one on the 6th, two on the 8th, two on the 12th, one on the 16th, the 24th, and the 28th. Whew.... See what I mean? When my doctor decided that I didn't need to go past 41 weeks {how generous, huh?}, we talked about induction, and it would either be on the 6th or 7th. Fabulous, I thought.

Since my cousin was born on the 6th, and my brother the 8th, I figured the 7th was a great day to have a baby. Since the minute I found out Rylee was due in June, my brother would always say, "don't have that baby on my birthday", or "I just know you're going to have her on my birthday!" It was the family joke for months. June 7th came, and an hour after being "induced" the family started coming in. My brother & sister in law were the first ones to arrive, and of course, my brother started joking about his birthday. ;) 

As the hours, and hours of labor went on, it was apparent Rylee was NOT going to be born on the 7th, but rather the 8th - my brother's birthday! After she was cleaned up, our sweet nurse put her footprints on a piece of paper, and wrote, "Happy birthday uncle Michael! Love, Rylee", and they took it to him in the waiting room. Melt my heart! I actually love that they share a birthday. Rylee loves hearing the story about her birth, and how her uncle "booboo" was the first one to hold her {besides me & kasey} after she was born.  






As I sit here and type this, I can't believe I will have a 7 year old tomorrow. It doesn't seem real.



June 4, 2012

Skating Party

Saturday was Rylee's 7th birthday party. A Skating party! Her birthday is not until June 8th, but we will be out of town, so we had her party early. And my other child's birthday is on the 10th, so I have to space them out. I mean, you can't have a joint birthday party with your baby sister, can you? ;)  NOT in this house. ha!

The skating party was a lot of fun. I think the kids really enjoyed it.  I was a little nervous at first because the majority of the kids have never skated.....including mine. Well, ok, she's been once, but I was still a nervous wreck. Anyway, by the end of the party, the kids really got the hang of it. Woohoo! 

Here are a few photos of the party. It was hard to snap pics while they were skating. 


Birthday girl ready to PAR-TAY!


 CAKE!


Skating!




Party favors!



 After her party, we headed to the town square to see the hot pink snails. My girls love these snails. 












After a visit with the snails, we headed to Chrystal Bridges, our new museum. The girls loved it! 


Sassy! 



Then we ended the night with a sno - cone! What a great Saturday! 


Looking forward to our Dallas trip. One party down, one to go! I can't believe I will have a 
7 & 3 yr old come Sunday. Eeeeeeek! Where does the time go?