Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mother's group

I joined a mother's group in Katy and made some new friends. It was great because the meeting days didn't interfere with Jake's school schedule and it worked out great. We were always busy during the week and it made the day go by fast. It was always difficult bringing the kids out, but so worth it at the end...exhausted and ready to cry/breakdown feeling before getting home, but my kids always made it obvious how much fun they had each time. Here, we went to a splash pad.

He wouldn't get out of the stroller.

I missed Mother's Day at Jacob's school because we had a walk through for our home. I was so disappointed at myself and cried because he was the only one without a mom to put makeup on for and he wouldn't participate with his friend's mom either. When I went to pick him up from school, he was the only one there waiting for me. My heart dropped a million miles down. It was heartwrenching because earlier that morning, he helped put makeup and nail polish in his backpack for that day's event. So, when we got home, he was able to do whatever he wanted with me and he even got a treat!!
We registered Jake for science camp at this school, which would later be the pre-k that he would attend in the Fall. He had a blast everyday and learned something new and brought experiments home to show and tell! It was awesome!

Galveston with Grandma and Grandpa

The kids had so much fun with Grandma and Grandpa! They went to the zoo, the aquarium, and the beach. Jacob had a blast with Grandpa at the beach. Taylor was a little clingy. He had it pretty rough at that time...a new baby, E-Ca's visit, Mama and KongKong's visit, now Grandma and Grandpa's visit. It was a lot for him to take in.

I love love looove this picture!

Easter suits

For Easter, my mom bought the boys some church suits. You can tell it was a struggle to get them to take a decent picture together.

Charming as he can ever be....

Silliness in his face, of course...

Doesn't understand why and what we are doing to him...

Early days of Emma with Mama

My parents were so awesome that they sacrificed three weeks of their lives to come help us transition Emma into the family. Many a times, my mother and I spent dressing Emma up in pretty dresses and bows, while my the boys jumped and wrestled on KongKong. It was definitely hard to have them leave. It was very emotional and I didn't know how I would be after their leaving. BUT then, my mother in law came to the rescue and helped us out for another two weeks and Grandpa came the last week she was there. When everyone left, it was quiet and lonely...but that didn't last long. I have two boys and a newborn, remember?!?!?

Bows handmade by Emma's lovely Aunt Monica.

He definitely had it the hardest! Poor baby Taylor was only 13 months old and did not understand a thing of what was going on in the house. All he knew was I want mommy and I want her now or you will not hear the end of it!!! Let's just say it was one of the hardest periods of my life. I often found myself crying because I felt I couldn't make any of my kids happy or happy long enough. It was tough. But now, if you only you could see how close Taylor is to Emma. It is just lovely to watch how he coddles her, kisses her, hugs her, and he just looooves her so much. When she wakes up from her nap, he runs to her door and says, "Emmaahhhh??? Emmaaahhh?" It is precious. He has more good days with Emma than not so good days.

Easter hunt at school

I missed Jacob's Easter egg hunt at school because...hmm...I've forgotten why. Ya see...this is what happens when you take too long to blog! I might have been too big to go or had Emma. Im sure it was a decent excuse, but I was so sad to miss it.

Sure enough, he is the smallest one in the class.

Not only was egg hunting at school fun, Jacob had another opportunity to go egg hunting at our apartment. They held a family event and he went with his dad and they brought back sooooo much candy...melted candy. We live in Houston, remember. :)

Well, holy heck. If that wasn't enough, the Easter bunny came to visit too!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Emma's Hospital Days

Shhh...don't say anything! I'm catching up. These pictures are of when Emma was in the hospital and the first few days of her homecoming. Can you guess why Jacob has a sock on his hand? Yep, trying to be like Emma.

While I am resting or feeding Emma, the boys like to play in the same room. Here is their new hiding spot...of course, Taylor had to start it and Jacob followed suit. (The blog set up must have updated bc the way I was posting my pictures totally changed. Now, they are posted backwards in order.)

Who knew this one was going to be a handful? Look at his expression..I should have known.
Oopsie..Daddy found them.

And are told they have to get out..not so happy about that.

Sweet baby Emma after delivery. That was the easiest delivery ever. which has convinced me that it is possible to have more kids!! :) We are looking at when Emma turns 2 or 3. Wow, cannot believe it has been 5 months since she's join our family. She is absolutely a blessing and fills my heart with happiness and joy! Love you Emma!