Give Me An R!

We watched my cutie nephew, Ryan, in his first 7th grade football game. 

Katie couldn't believe that I had her wearing "just a regular dress"! She NEEDED a cheer leader outfit and some pom poms!
(at least I had her in the school colors!)

Ryan won his game and Katie was so proud. 
I will have to be on the look out for some blue and white spirit attire! Or maybe she can just wear her Elsa dress to the next game!


To Market, To Market We Go

 Yesterday I had to go to the Dallas World Trade Center for some jewelry and scarves. 

A cold front is coming in and I needed some scarves stocked at Golightly's! 
It will be a freezing cold 70-something degrees!
Yesterday it was 101! 
So us Texas girls will be excited about some scarves this weekend!
 I brought 2 other generations with me. 
One was planned, one was not!

Katie was in her camo dress, because I thought she would be hanging with her dad! 
He was more than willing to have both kids, but she really wanted to come with us.

Look what a good dad Marcus is!
  He combed all the knots out of Rapunzel's hair! I wouldn't even think about attempting to do that! Katie tried to braid her hair like the little girls did in the movie. Katie doesn't know how to braid!
 It was a mess and he got it nice and smooth. 
He's got perseverance, even when it comes to Barbies.

Here are a few scarves ready to go...
 I got all light weight ones for now. 

And I stocked more headbands too. They have been selling like crazy. 
I'm a little addicted to headbands right now myself!

After we were done "working", Katie and I ate at the Golightly's tearoom. 
It was so good. She's in heaven, because she had her very own tea pot filled with pink lemonade. AND she got a unicorn necklace when we were shopping. 
This girl lives a charmed life. 
She better let me live with her when I'm old!


The Boy is 5 Months Old!

Jesse is 5 months old...plus a day, because I'm always tardy these days! And when I say "these days" I mean the majority of my life.
He always has to be chewing on something.
That's why he is desperately trying to get his tootsies in his mouth! 
I feel like he is changing and growing everyday. 
 I know things will start to go fast now! We will have a walker in the next 6 months or so. I've got to baby proof this joint!
Jesse loves to socialize and be with people. And he really wants to be held! He's gotten better about being put down for short periods of time. 

The other day, I had him in his stroller, in the bathroom, with the bath water slowly running. He loves that sound. I had 30 MINUTES to get stuff done! He was completely content.
 ( I know some might be appalled that I wasted precious water, but I promise you, it was totally worth it! I will take one less shower this week, K?) 

Here's big sister Katie at 5 months old.
 I will say that having a boy is WAY less maintenance. 
No bows, no tights! 

Katie and Jesse love each other. 
I love his little hand on hers:
I told Katie that next month is Jesse's half birthday. 
She said, "I think he wants to go to the bounce place for his half birthday!" 

Do you think he'll be ready for a trampoline next month? 
I'm making my mom nervous right now. 


Firsts and Frustrations

Today was Katie's first day of Pre-K.
 She did great! 
Sometimes when I drop her off at church or school, there are some tears. She's a little attached to her Momma!
I might be a little attached too. 
 No tears today! She was brave.
 My sister in law, Lisa, made this cute dress for Katie. She made several for her birthday!
I have really been looking forward to today, because I need some routine in my life. I also need 2 days a week with one less kid. I am really struggling to get much accomplished and it's so frustrating. So in my head, I just kept thinking, SEPTEMBER 2nd! That will be the day you can start getting your act together lady! 
Well, Jesse had other plans! He cried the entire day! Maybe he missed his sister? Maybe he's getting a tooth? Maybe he likes a messy house? I don't know, but it made me sad.

I know that everyone says, "these days go by quick. It's more important to enjoy your kids than to clean your house, or get things done." I agree that time spent with my kids is never a waste of time. It's more important than most things. BUT, I do actually have to get things done. Like for reals! I'm not talking about have the house spic and span. I just mean not have it scary or gross and to have clean underwear for everyone. 

I have hope that I can find a balance. Or enough money to send Jesse to school too! 

I just needed to vent a little. And warn you that if you come over you might trip on some dust. 

 I did find time to feed Jesse some rice cereal finally!
Well, Katie did anyway.
He's not a fan yet. 
I liked his cereal goatee though! 

And Katie was sporting a Nutella mustache from her "chocolate" toast. 
I love my kids. 
And I know they love me even though I am domestically challenged!


His Mom Labored on Labor Day

It seems like all my posts lately are about birthdays.
I guess that's what happens when your life is filled with people you want to celebrate.
Today is my favorite person's birthday!
Marcus is 39! 

Our niece, Melissa, made the awesome cake.
Melissa is Marcus's sister's daughter. Just in case you were wondering.
 My family orders her cakes too though!
Those are our dogs on the cake. Blue and Cash. It's been a loooong time since they made the blog. I guess the kids knocked them off. 

Marcus does not care one teensie bit about balloons or decorations, but I just HAVE to! 
 His fave, dogs and camo.
And this is the only picture I got of almost everybody. 
We celebrated yesterday after church.

Today is the opening day of hunting season, so that means Marcus had plans! 

Last year right before Marcus blew out his candles, Katie yelled, "I'm going to be a big sister!" 
And now look...
Honestly, I still can't believe it!

It's still 200 degrees here, but September 1st means it's practically holiday time! I'm getting excited. 

And tomorrow is Katie's first day of Pre-K! 
It's just 2 days a week, but I am hoping it will mean I can start catching up with my life. I'm about a year behind. Being pregnant and having a new baby will do that to me.