Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Possible Mailman in my Future

Today as we were in the car I began asking the kids what they thought they wanted to be when they grew-up. I got all sorts of answers from a mom to maybe a cow. But I was not prepared for the answer Bg would give. A mailman. So I went on to ask him why he would want to be a mailman. He said, "Well, you get to drive a really cool truck, wear any clothes you want (we live outside city limits), and when I get big and move away then I can stop by and see you everyday when I bring you your mail."
I was NOT prepared for such a sweet answer. That made all these years of wiping butts, cleaning vomit, and never getting enough sleep TOTALLY worth while! Thank you Lord for such a great reminder of just how much this momma is loved and what a blessing my children are!

.....Well, I felt I needed to add to this post that I just finished. You know the one where my Bg is so sweet and wants to make sure he sees me everyday when he is older. I made my way up to bed and got all ready for some much needed sleep.... just to find that that same sweet little boy who begged to nap in our bed today....thought it would be necessary to UN-stuff my pillow and throw it all behind our bed!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wild Water Weekend

E-"Mommy , when we get there do you think you would have to hold me"
Me -"Why? You mean in the pool?"
E-"No, cause Gage has shoes on his feet."
Me-" Where are you shoes?"
E-"Well, didn't you pack me some?!"
Thank goodness for Target! That was our first stop on the trip down to Kansas City for a fun weekend. We decided it was time for a fun family get-a-way. So on Saturday, March 14th we loaded up the kids and Uncle James and took a little trip.
After our little trip to Target we ate at T-Rex(a very fun restaurant) and then off to the hotel. After a not so good night sleep, we suited up and hit Coco Key Water Resort. Yes, we are aware there is one right here in Omaha, but what fun would that be?
Boy oh boy, do we have some water babies on our hands! K was slipin' and slidin' down every water slide she was big enough for and only took a quick break to eat some lunch.She spent a great deal of the day wearing out James! E loved the lazy river, some water slides and laying in the splash area. Bg spent most of the day in the hot tub that was indoor/outdoor (quite fun!) and had a real attraction to the different sprayers throughout the park. He got such joy out of spraying people that were least expecting it! Lg...well, he was quite the sight. I quickly realized a life jacket was crucial. He is FEARLESS!! He went down water slides and loves to go under water. He is quite trusting in the fact that he goes under and waits for someone to pull him up. :) Needless to say I was a little on edge. Aliya enjoyed splashing, and playing in the fountains, floating on the lazy river, and of course napping! As for James...he was very disappointed that were not many girls there for him to check out. This made me quite happy since his eyes should be on his NIECES and NEPHEWS making sure they didn't drown! :)
I must add if any of you think of doing this with your kids it was quite disappointing that we had to pay full price for the kids and there were lots of things they were not big enough to do yet. Thankfully we didn't let it get in the way of having a fun day. Next time we will check out some other parks and a little more investigating on height requirements though.
Dad and I really try to make a point to do some special things as a family that most might not attempt with 5 small kids. It does require help and extra hands, but its so worth it in the end! I must admit the day was VERY mentally exhausting for this momma who always wants to know exactly where her babies are!
And one of the best parts of the day came on the car ride home.....SILENCE!! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lg's 2nd Birthday!

Today was Lg's birthday, he turned 2!! And boy do we have a lot to celebrate! Its hard to believe that 2 years ago today, was one of the scariest days of our lives. Lg decided to come a few weeks too early and surprised us all! After spending some time on a ventilator and then enduring some big bumps in the road throughout his first year of life he continues to prove what a strong boy he is! The Lord has truly blessed us with an amazing little miracle! There is not a day that goes by that I remember what a blessing his life is.
Today we started the day with a yummy birthday doughnut that he enjoyed in his decorated birthday chair! Followed by some playing and then lunch with the family at Burger King, naps, and then a fun filled evening. I made some froggy cupcakes that were so cute! Lg's favorite part was blowing out the candles (he has been practicing for days)!! After having some cupcakes and ice cream then came presents!! What a great day it was!
I can't wait to see what the next year brings and how his little (or big) personality continues to unravel! We love you, Lg!! Happy Birthday!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The newest member of the family! Welcome little Weston Davis!! Your cousins can't wait to meet you! Weston was born at 12:30 pm today and weighed 7lbs. 7oz. I am not so sure where Gina had room to fit such a baby, but she did a great job!
The name Weston is a family name on the Nutter side of the family(starting way back but also my dad and brother Danny's middle names). Davis was my grandmother's maiden name (and also Mark's middle name). So needless to say his name is just as special as him!
This day also just happens to be James and Jacey's 19th birthday (Troy's brother and sister). So a very Happy Birthday to them. Its been a special day that's for sure!
Oh, and one more birthday as Kaylee has reminded us, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our Beautiful Babies

Its finally done, well kind of. I have wanted to start a family blog for quite some time now but finding time to do so has been a challenge. Here is a little update on the kiddos.
Our oldest baby is now 5 and began kindergarten last fall. She is a very sweet tenderhearted girl that loves being a big sister! And is known around the house as mommy's big helper.
Em is our 4 year old and enjoying her second year of pre-school before she joins Kaylee at "real" school next fall. She is a very funny, spunky, and curious little girl. She certainly keeps us on our toes and keeps us all from being too serious!
Gav is such a 3 year old BOY! He is always into things and constantly searching for someone to wrestle with. Gavin is more than excited to go camping and fishing with his daddy this summer! Although he is all boy, Gavin is such a sweet boy and is always up for some snuggle time!
Gage is almost 2 (next week) and very much fitting the "terrible two's" stage of life! He is such a cuddler and LOVES his baby sister! I can always count on him to be the shadow under my feet!
Ali will be 8 months this week. She was our 4th of July baby! She is such a joy to have and we all are cherishing her "babyhood" lots! She has the sweetest smile and thinks her siblings are the greatest things EVER!

Go Team Hamblin!!!