8.24.2010

unintended blog break...

oops! how did a month pass by with no posts? i'm going to go with we've been so busy, it's the very last thing i wanted to do! i don't think i've ever been so ready for fall to be here. besides the obvious reason of cooler temps (seriously, this has got to be some kind of record for hottest summer, but my meteorologist friends keep saying no!), i'm ready for routine (i'm one of those! i like my weeks to look the same), pumpkin patches, pumpkin muffins, chili, football, pumpkin candles and shorter days. i used to look forward to summer break when i had more routine than i could handle throughout the school year, but that all changed when i married a youth minister and became a sahm. now, summer means single-parenting, sleeping without my husband, doing more than our fair share of traveling (have i mentioned how much i hate packing/unpacking), coming home for only a few days in between trips, losing control of my house, and dealing with stupid hot temperatures on top of all that. i'm over it. bring on fall (my fav season btw)!

my boys are growing (both of them) and changing all the time. they bring so much joy and laughter each day. it's amazing how much they love each other. as soon as ledger wakes up, canon wants...no, needs to kiss him and touch him. canon does silly things that makes ledger lose it. my fav is when canon rubs his head on ledger's belly just like his daddy does to both of them. i love that they interact now. i'm pushed out of the room a lot of times by canon when he's "playing" with brother. i love that they're so close. ok, now i'm rambling. i'm going to add some pics and briefly (ha!) recap our month!


our sweet, life-long friend, cana got married at the end of july. it was so awesome to get to share the day with her as she got to marry her best friend, dennis! i had the honor of being her matron of honor and lane was the photographer. it was a wonderful, full, beautiful day! we only wished they lived closer. this was also the first time i had left ledger for more than a couple of hours...that was tricky. he's quite the bottle snob! bless dawn and steve's hearts for taking care of both boys for the whole day!!
sea-turtle, canon...
canon got this tent/tunnel thing for christmas that he played with for a few days then lost interest. it took so much room up in the playroom that i eventually just broke it down and put it away. ledger is a crawling boy these days! so fast and into everything. i figured he would like crawling through the tunnel part so i just got that out. they both loved it so then i got the big tent out and hooked it to the tunnel. they had so much fun with that thing. they would just sit inside of it and giggle! glad we are getting some use out of it!
mr. potato head's tongue...
10 minutes before walking out of the door for church, ledger decided to hurl all over his room. this pic doesn't do it justice. it splashed everything enough to mess it up. the rug, the fan, the dresser, the sheers, the bed, and obviously the floor!! i do not do throw up, but since it was all over me and ledger and the room, i had to buck up. after getting off my feet, i cleaned ledger first then the room then took a second shower. it's hard to know where to even begin in situations like that. i'm so thankful i had taken canons new bedspread off or else it would've been ruined!
love that ledger plays on his knees...
lane turned 26!!! he knew we were going out on a date for his birthday, but he didn't know i was planning a surprise party, too! he wanted me to surprise him with where we went to dinner. so i told him he had to wear a suit for dinner to throw him off. he kept trying to figure out where in tulsa we would be going or where we would go after where he had to wear a suit. we ended up at osaka japanese steakhouse. meanwhile, all of our friends and family were meeting up at our house. when lane and i got in the car, i told him we had to go home to put tennis shoes and athletic wear on real quick and be somewhere by 730. i told him dressing up was to throw him off. then he was trying to figure out where we were going dressed down! everyone parked their cars at the church and were shuttled to our house. lane was so surprised when we walked in and saw everyone! i was so happy to have been able to pull off a surprise!!

canon thinks he needs an iphone now after playing with pops'...
star trek ledger...
making a place mat craft with stickers. he was so proud of it. i wanted him to be able to go to a mdo program so bad, but it just wasn't going to happen this year. i'm hoping next year he will def be able to go. he loves being around people!

this past week was spent in muskogee due to our ac going out twice...boo. we stayed here the first night it was out and it was 89 degrees all night. no one slept that night so we took off. it took a few days to get someone out here. thank goodness for home warranties! now i'm sitting here under a blanket :)

we went wedding dress shopping for lauren on saturday. she found a gorgeous dress at the same place i found mine! every dress looked good on her rockin' body. she should model wedding dresses. we got to spend the whole day saturday with kyle's family. at some point in the weekend, i saw everyone one of my family members. it was a lot of fun!

now we are looking forward to little rock this weekend to see family and go to my cousin's baby shower. it'll be fun! now that we're caught up, i'll try t get back on the blog wagon :)

3 comments:

Laughlin said...

Your kids are so stinkin cute! Ezekiel had a similar throw up moment .... yeah you are right, you just have to buck up and deal with it. I think I was more shocked something like that could come out of something so little!!!

Lisa said...

I agree with you. Fall is my favorite and I like having a schedule! Summer drives me crazy. Hope you and the boys are enjoying the beautiful day today! I took a walk this morning and now I am enjoying my quiet house. Back to school - Hooray!

Me Myself and Amy said...

Geez! I was wondering if you were still alive! Miss you guys! Sorry we couldn't come to Lane's surpirze party! I was blessed by getting Salmonella poisening from only God knows what! Hope to see you all soon!