Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pictures that couldn't go un-posted!!

I realized that I'm way too behind on my blog to ever really 'catch up' which I'm really okay with but as I was looking through pictures that I missed I was bummed because it's such a good picture so this will be a picture overloaded post of pictures that I just can't forget about! Enjoy! :)

This is at Neptune Park in Saratoga, this pyramid is 30-feet high and Cason climbed ALL the way to the top! He's the little guy in the front with the yellow shirt and orange hat, notice how he's the only little boy up that high! He has no fear and yes, it freaks me out! Oh, and he climbed down all by himself too! 
 Myra eating her very own ice cream cone on my birthday, needless to say she enjoyed the celebrating part-
 We bought Myra the smallest helmet we could so she could start going on bike rides with us and man she looks so adorable in it! And she loves wearing it! She cries whenever I take it off-
 Myra playing at the airport on the way to Arizona to visit Auntie Nicole-
 In the sweetest little swim suit! She played with the bows on her hips more than she did in the water-
 In AZ basking in the sun...with Myra's sunglasses-
 Cason has been getting a hold of the camera lately and taking large amounts of pictures, so funny! And of course on the few days that I decide to lay low and wearing no makeup I hear, 'hey Mom-' and I turned around and see snap, snap, snap-
 But to my amazement they actually turned out pretty cute-
 Thanks Cas! Next time let's try when Mommy is having a cute day!
 At my parents house playing with EVERYTHING in sight! Absolutely love this shot-
 Celebrating Nana's birthday with chocolate cake!
 Cason at the end of the school year with his teacher Miss Katie and Miss Jenn! I can't thank these amazing women enough for doing what they do and for accepting Cason a year early! You are ladies are my hero!
 Carnival came to town-
 Cason loved riding all of the rides but really wanted to ride the ferris wheel. We had to wait in line forever but it was worth it to see the smile on your face and get some awesome shots-
 And last but not least, Myra on her favorite summer past time, the swing-

Monday, June 17, 2013


Do you ever feel like you're drowning in...everything. In your to-do list. In your shopping list. In the to-do list in your head that you don't even have time to write down. In the things that you've been dying to do and are just waiting for things to 'calm down' so you can just think about doing them. Am I the only one that is constantly feeling this way? I'm always catching myself wishing for a day, just one day that I can have free all to myself so I can play catch-up. But let's be honest, a day? That would be a marvelous start but I don't think it would get me to where I want to be.
  There are so many hours in one day, how can I feel this way? Am I really wasting away so much time that I'm not even noticing where all of my time is going? I know all about time management. I know that you should schedule time for things and have everything planned out, all the little boxes filled in. I get it. It's a marvelous idea, I've done it a number of times. And it always looks good on paper but paper can't compensate for cranky, teething babies, or my 3-year old begging me to just do nothing but play cars and focus all of my attention on him. And I do those things. I put everything down for Myra and Cason. I really enjoy playing with them. I don't want to constantly be cleaning and running errands when I can be home or out and about with them making memories. Know what I mean? I try to spend time in all areas of my life. But I almost feel like I'm spread so thin that there's not a lot of left of me by the end of the day.
  But then how do I stay on top of it all? How do I do everything I want to do and still be the mother I want to be? Maybe that's just it...maybe you can't have both. Maybe that's just one of the amazing things that make mothers so amazing? I know mothers are constantly making sacrifices for their children, maybe this is one of those things? She sacrifices all of her time and being able to do everything she needs and wants to do.
  Eh. I dunno. I'm probably just rambling at this point but I hate this feeling of being constantly behind on everything. House work. Work work. Things I really want to do. Being the type of friend I want to be...everything! The list is so long. Do you feel this way? What do you do to help stay on top of things? Maybe there's a tip out there that I'm missing, that I need to be doing? I'd love some help on this one! Maybe there's a magical drink that could slow down time and give me an extra 5 hours a day? Or maybe a pill that can freeze frame every 7 days just to give me one. Wow! Wouldn't that be amazing?! Do you ever find yourself wishing that you didn't need to sleep for 7 hours every night? I so wish I could operate off of 4 hours of rest. Just think that would be give me an extra 3 hours a night! 21 hours a week! Almost an extra full day! Man, when I say that my mind races of all of the things I could get done in 21 hours all to myself!! Whoa, doesn't that just make your mind go crazy?! Does anybody else every wish or hope for crazy things like this? Haha, maybe I should just get back to cleaning the bathroom while the kidlets are still passed out.
  Thanks for listening :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Princess Myra is one!

Our sweet baby girl had her first birthday in March 17-

 Since she's our St. Patty baby we decided to go with a rainbow theme-
We invited the whole family and all of our friends! It was such a good time passing around our sweet Princess that believe it or not wore this little crown practically the whole time!

 I made this adorable little baby for her! Yellow cake, chocolate frosting, with a cute rainbow and clouds on top. I was so excited for her to tear into it and made a mess!

She apparently really is our little princess though because she barely touched it! I dunno if she was intimated by it, afraid of it, or what because I loves cake! So I dunno what it was about that particular day but we were all pretty bummed that there wasn't more of a show.
She had so much fun opening gifts and ripping all of the paper-
 She got this awesome wagon from her Nana and Papa. A lot of stuffed animals, puzzles, and other fun toys!
 A new baby and a tiny stroller. She loved pushing it but we had to be sure someone was with her otherwise she'd fall right on her face because the stroller is so light. She loves it though. Here's Papa helping her-
 Cannot believe our sweet baby girl is one already! So, so crazy! Happy Birthday Miss Myra!