Afternoon at the Park


Today, Tuesday March 15th, we went to lunch and the park with my best friend, Sarah, and 3 of her nephews: Dax, Baron, and Roman.  We met at Chick-Fil-A and then headed to the great park in Bixby at 146th and Memorial- it was our first time there and we loved it!  It was such a beautiful day and it made me very excited for Spring.

Emma wasn’t intimidated at all to hang with 3 boys- she had an awesome time chasing them, rough-housing with them, rock-climbing with them, and going down the really tall slides.











Sarah pushing Emma on the swing:IMG_7395


Foster wasn’t a fan of the swing this time… actually, he probably just wanted to get back to his Chick-Fil-A nuggets!IMG_7402

Sarah is such a cool Aunt- she stopped by the Dollar Tree with her nephews on the way to meet us and had bought little toys and silly string for each of the kids.  Here she is teaching the kids how to shoot their string for a silly string war. 


The kids had a blast with the silly string- luckily there were no casualties.  Emma giggled the entire time.  After all of the silly string was sprayed, we had a blast picking it all up so we didn’t leave a mess at the park. :)  “Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share.” 

IMG_7420 Love you Sarah- great to see you during your Spring Break!

Snapshots of Emma

I love these pictures of Emma… so quirky, so funny, so awkward!  These pictures really describe her personality right now: torn between a preschooler and a teenager!  She’s got her purse and her stuffed animal.  She’s got her way too big sunglasses and her way too big jeans (her waist is tiny and it is always tough to find pants that fit in the waist but are long enough for her long legs.)  I just adore this little girl and am treasuring this stage of her life.

Psalm 139:14 1 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”







Great-Aunt Judy came over on Saturday to play with Emma and Foster.  When Judy comes over, it’s fabulous because Emma and Judy play in their own world for hours and I get a lot of stuff done around the house!

At one point, I went in Emma’s room and they were looking at my wedding album on Emma’s bed.  It was adorable.  They were both reminiscing about the people in the pictures.

At one point I heard Emma ask Judy where SHE (Emma) was in the pictures.  Judy kept trying to explain to her that she wasn’t born yet but Emma really had a hard time understanding why Mommy and Daddy didn’t invite her to their wedding!





Foster Walking Videos

We tried to capture some of Foster’s first long-distance walking steps on video and here is what we got. 

Video One: Foster walking but then gets distracted by the “basketball” in the humidifier!


Video 2: Foster walks to his proud sister Emma then tackles her: NO ONE was hurt during the crash into the door- I promise.  They both just giggled.


Video 3: Foster walks proudly then gets distracted by the window…

Foster is Walking!

I’m happy to report that Foster is walking.  He’s almost 16 months so he is walking a little later than the average baby I think but I really didn’t get to worried about it.  I knew he could do it- he was such a fast crawler that I just don’t think he saw the need!  These pictures were taken last Saturday morning when we all hung out in Foster’s room watching him show off his new walking skills. 


Emma asked me to take a picture of her walking too!  She really cracks me up!IMG_7236edit  

Taking a break to read a book:


Foster and Daddy being ornery I think:IMG_7256edit

“It’s Me Lucky Shirt.”IMG_7258edit

So sweet:



Every morning when we go to get Foster out of his crib the first words out of his mouth are “Do-A-Woff?”  which means…. “Do a Waffle?”  He says this because we used to ask him in the morning, “Foster, do you want to do a waffle?  Do you want to do cereal for breakfast?  Do you want to do oatmeal?”  So he now lets us know EVERY morning that he wants to “Do a Waffle.”  He could eat 4 waffles- we have to restrict him.  And he loves to watch them cook- I think it’s to make sure are really fixing them for him- that they really will be ready in a minute! We don’t normally set him on the counter by the toaster oven- just for this picture and don’t worry- I didn’t let him touch the toaster oven! 



Foster loves the word basketball.  Robin taught it to him a few weeks ago when teaching him the difference between a basketball, football, baseball, etc.  Basketball is the only one that stuck.  Now, when we see any kind of ball out and about or at stores he shouts “BAS-KET-BALLLLLLLLLLL” over and over again very loudly.  For example, yesterday Foster and I were at Target and he saw some easter eggs on the shelf and began saying “bas-ket-balllll” over and over again frantically until I handed them to him to hold.  He got a big grin on his face and kept patting the easter eggs and saying “bas-ket-ballll.” People in Target were definitely cracking up at him…. and I was laughing pretty hard too.

I’m not sure he has the context of the word down correctly but he really likes the way it sounds! 

We’re hoping he has “BIG MILLIONAIRE NBA PLAYER” in his future. :) 

What have we been up to?

I haven’t blogged in a couple of weeks because things have just been CRAZY around here!

During Robin’s Birthday weekend I started having severe pain in one of my lower molar teeth.  I’ll save you the gory details but the bottom line is that I needed a tooth implant.  The surgery was originally scheduled for March 31st but when the pain became debilitating the Periodontist worked me into his schedule on Tuesday, February 22nd.  Robin stayed home from work that day and played Mr. Mom.  Unfortunately, the oral surgery kind of wiped me out for the rest of the week.  I missed MOPS, children’s choir, and all of my other usual weekly activities. :(  And my silly mouth hurt like crazy, and I couldn’t eat a lot! 

The following weekend I had Just Between Friends, the local consignment sale that I’m a huge fan of.  I consign my kids clothes and volunteer at the sale every Spring and Fall.  Luckily, I was still able to bring all of my stuff to sell at the sale with the help of my Aunt Judy.  I also was able to work my 2 shifts the weekend following my surgery but it was definitely a crazy week. 

Then the following week my Uncle Ron was admitted to the hospital with severe pneumonia and ended up having surgery on Wednesday, March 2nd.  Maybe it’s because I’m a nurse but I just can’t stand to have a relative in the hospital.  It seems like no nurse quite meets my standards and I find all kinds of things “wrong” with the situation.  I ended up spending two nights in the hospital with my Uncle to help out.  I wish I could have been there all the time but I needed to take care of my family too.  Ron went home from the hospital this Sunday and while he still has a long way to go he is doing much better.

Here are a few pictures of my kiddos from the past couple of weeks.  I vow to take more pictures in the next few days now that things have settled down.

after bath and ready for bed…IMG_7169

Foster has started to like books a lot more in recent days…IMG_7165



This is a very blurry picture of Emma at Kinley’s Birthday party at Bounce U on Monday.  From left to right: Emma, Karter, Kinley, Mackenzie, Katelyn, and Madison (all sweet friends from church!)IMG_0072

Emma had Kaycee over for a playdate today.  These girls were in the same class at ELP for two years and are a match made in heaven.  They haven’t seen each other since Kaycee’s Birthday party in late December but they always pick back up right where they left off.  I loved watching them play together at our house. 

Funny story… the morning of the playdate Emma was being a bit ornery and I said, “Emma you need to start obeying or we may have to cancel our playdate with Kaycee.”  (I hate using threats as a parenting style but sometimes you just gotta do what works.)  Emma said in a very teenage-like voice, “Mom, you wouldn’t really do that to me, would you?”  I said, “No, you’re right, I wouldn’t… that would be really mean.”  She’s been looking forward to having Kaycee over for months.  Luckily, Emma shaped up pretty quickly and I didn’t have to come up with another threat.