Tuesday, October 30, 2012

playing catch up

time is flying past, and as hard as i try to savor the moments patiently i find myself clinching fists when i should be smiling.  busyness frustrates me!  
i LOVE leisure - reason why i enjoyed the baby stages of Langston and Edward.  i like being on my own time schedule.  if i want to lay around in my pjs & leave the house at 11:30, why not?  who's there to object?  
these days, however, there is a schedule to follow.  langston has to be at school at 8 (praise jeff who takes her), edward has to be at school by 9ish (praise the not too stringent rules of PDO), each must be picked up at a set time, there are a couple of lessons to attend at specific times, etc. etc.....  these schedules are doing me in.  lazy days are no more!  

lately, in this hectic hullaballoo we've had...
school photos
the birth announcement 

 my tuesday dates with Edward

 Langston's soccer games

 Time with Daddy while Mom enjoys Lyda time

 the reemergence of date nights

avett brothers
craft fairs and makeovers

and other unplanned, sweet moments captured

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Florida in September & the Beginning of Lyda's 2nd Month

Florida with the McKinley's

It was a great trip catching up with college friends & meeting their 3 beautiful children, Anna, Owen, and Wyatt.

precious, precious children
owen & wyatt, our new buddies

Favorite moment of the trip
Lyda's first real smile!

i love it!

a new favorite in Destin
 - Susie the babysitter -
langston and i cried as soon as she walked out the door

sweet times

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Edward Takes on 'the gangham style'

i never thought i'd be the parent to brag about my childrens' skills, but here i am posting edward yet again and his rock star dance moves.
really though - is this bragging?  probably not.   not many parents aspire for their children to aim big & reach for that spot as a j. lo back up dancer.
edward, you have many many skills, but if you choose to hone in on your hip hop career i'll support it and be so proud.

you go buddy!