Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's been a while...

I started this blog with such good intentions of posting often, but then somehow forgot my login information and it took almost 3 months to figure it out. SO, here I am...I'm back.

We have been so busy lately! Summertime always seems to go by so quickly, but I have to say that this summer has been a really fun one. We've travelled a ton (for a family with 3 babies) and it's really been fun!

Avery had a birthday, and she is THREE! I can't believe the time has passed so quickly. She is such a sweet, feisty, dramatic little thing, and our family wouldn't be the same without her! I'm so proud to have such an awesome little girl, and can't wait to see what she becomes! The girl loves Ariel, zucchini (pronounced zook-eny), dressing up, the "Lizard" of Oz, saying the blessing (complete with an 'a-la-men' at the end), and lots more!

We went to Myrtle Beach for the first time with my parents and had a BLAST! These kids love the beach, and "Muddle Beach" has been Avery's favorite few words for a while now!

We came home for 3 days and headed to the mountains for a family reunion with the Murrays. It was so much fun getting together with Jay's family, and the Jack and Avery got to see so many new things! They love being outside, even if their mama isn't big on sweating! It's been so hot here, I don't think we've been in our backyard more than twice all summer! So these babies really enjoyed time in the 'cooler' mountain air.

Baby Grant is just growing too fast. Just a few things from the past few months...He's found his feet, is sitting up, and gets up into a crawling position and rocks. He can go from sitting to his crawl stance and back. He says "dada" and growls like a bear. His little voice is so loud...I'm thinking because to be heard in our house he has to be, but it's so stinkin' cute. He has two little tiny teeth that have made their debut and he's chewing like crazy! He's eating lots of fruits and vegetables now, and he's getting mostly formula throughout the day. He's slept through the night the past two nights (YAY!), but we're not convinced that it's anything permanent. He's tricked us like this before. :) Oh, and that boy loves his Daddy. Baby Grant, please stay little forever!

School starts for our county on Monday, and my teacher friends have been so busy lately getting their classrooms together. I have to admit that this is my favorite time of year. I love getting school supplies, getting a classroom organized, and meeting new students. So I'm a little sad I'm not going back. BUT, I get over that feeling pretty quick when I look at these three sweet faces and know that I'm going to be able to spend so much time with them and get to know the little people they are becoming. I love hearing the things they come up just gives me an insight of what's going on in their little heads. So exciting.

Although I've gotten my (part time) check all summer, I've been practicing for this upcoming year of no checks. I've been a couponing fool for a while now, but have gotten really good at deals at CVS. Here are a couple of deals I've gotten this summer. Picture one: I paid $0.13, picture two, I paid $2.26. Awesomeness!

Grant's baby dedication was last week, and just about everyone was able to come! Uncles in college...we'll let it slide that you didn't make it. :) Katie was able to stay for a few days and we had such a good time together. Shopping, Dunkin' Donuts, and Pilates...I am really going to miss her while she's gone! :(

We're going to the beach again next week, just for one last hoorah before Jay goes back to work. It should be a good time of relaxation and time with my family. Jay and I have been busy getting his new classroom organized for this year, so we're ready for some down time with the babes!

Woah, I feel like I've been sitting here for way too long. Naked children are running around the house being chased to get in the shower....I probably should go help wrangle them up! Next post will happen before 3 more months pass...I promise! Now for a few random shots from the summer...

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