Zach's last day at work is today. He has learned so much from this job, he has built some of the most beautiful homes, became so knowledgeable in land development and construction, made some great relationships and really grew professionally. We are so excited to see what the future holds for him, the sky really is the limit. He has two very serious job possibilities and has a big meeting this week for one of them (the one I am most excited about, the other one requires a lot of travel). I am so proud of him and so eager to support him in his new career, whatever that may be.
Tuesday, June 30
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Sunday, June 28
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Friday, June 26
As of yesterday, Blake will smile for the camera every time. I have to say "say cheeeeeeese" in a goat voice though, so it will be embarrassing in public. Blake is getting the hang of being a big sister and she seems to be enjoying Kylie more and more as the days go by. Kylie loves staring at Blake and it will be so fun when they can really interact.
Posted by Paige at 1:11 PM
I have for sure hit a plateau in my pregnancy weight loss, so I am going to start the old reliable weight loss method that I know so well and have a love/hate relationship with...Weight Watchers!! Back in college Allison started losing weight so fast I couldn't believe my eyes, she taught me all about weight watchers and how it works. I'm not an official member or anything, I just found a pointsfinder on ebay and calculate my daily points using that, however I did it for so many years that I can pretty much just look at a label and know how many points it is. The good part is that I get to add about 10 points for breastfeeding, or I can add 2 points per session, I found this out on the internet. So I feel like if I post about it and anyone can read it then I will be more accountable. I would like to lose about 10-12 pounds to get back into my normal range. I'm not a private person so it doesn't seem like a big deal to me to post my weight, I know some people would rather die than share their weight, but I don't really feel that way.
Starting weight-132.8 I guess I'll post again in like a week and see how it went.
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Tuesday, June 23
This morning Blake had another heinous tantrum lasting about an hour and a half. The problem is not her lack of communication, she communicates so well. The problem is when things don't go her way or take longer than she would like she can't handle it and melts down. She wanted me to go to the playroom with her this morning and I was feeding Kylie in the living room and unable to do as she requested, she got a bit agitated. A few minutes later she spilled some water and this made her much more mad, after that I don't even know what went wrong all I know is that she was screaming at full capacity for way too long. Does anyone have any book suggestions for parenting toddlers/dealing with tantrums? I would love a good recommendation. Help me, help me!
Posted by Paige at 4:41 PM
Sunday, June 21
Father's day was nice and low key today. I took the baby all night last night so Zach could get some good sleep. I fell asleep at about 1 and woke up at 3, 5 and 7. It's not that bad every night, but last night was rough. I also woke up feeling like I broke my arm because I fell asleep nursing in an awkward position. Zach wanted a new grill for Father's day, so he went and got himself one this morning. Blake hasn't gotten to spend much time with Zach lately because he has been so busy with work, working on some new job possibilities and flipping the house in Arlington so she wanted to spend all of her time with him today. She loves being outside and even though it was 4000 degrees outside today she wanted to be out there with Daddy in the swing or running around the yard. My parents and my brother came over in the evening and Zach used his new grill to cook some hot dogs. I hope he and my dad both had a great day. Zach is such a great father and husband. Blake and Kylie and our future children are crazy lucky to have him as their Daddy. My dad is about as cool as a dad can be, he is so fun to be around and such a generous and loving father, he also treats Zach like his own son and is a fantastic mentor to him.
Zach and his newest girl.
Posted by Paige at 8:26 PM
Saturday, June 20
Breakthrough #1-holding baby sister. Blake was pumped this morning when I asked her if she wanted to hold Kylie. She has been very interested in her today so I thought it might be a good day to try holding her. Blake keeps going up to her and saying " hi little Kylie" and "she's so little", when Kylie has been crying, Blake has been telling me to go get her, so I feel like Blake is finally doing really well with the new baby situation.
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Friday, June 19
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Wednesday, June 17
Blake had two play dates this week. The first one was at my mom's house with Natalie, Kate, Melissa and Emery. Southlake is a good meeting point for all of us and my mom kindly let us all come over and play. Blake and Kate love to be outside so it didn't take long until they were asking us to take them out.
Crazy girls running around...this crazy running actually led to a sad tragedy and the play date took a disastrous turn. Kate was running and she fell down and her head banged into the driveway. We all heard it, it sounded like someone knocked on a door. Kate had a huge bump on her forehead. She was so tough, a few seconds later she said bubbles? and she was ready to run through bubbles again. Kids are so resilient.
The bump looked way worse than this in person! She is holding her ice pack.
The next play date on the agenda was a swim play date with Allison, Caroline, Andrea and Jackson over at Garrett's parent's house. Allison had a doctor appointment so she left kind of early and I got there a little late so we didn't get to spend much time together. However, in the few minutes that we were there together Caroline managed to scare Blake to death. Caroline was so cute and started chasing after Blake and Blake was running away and screaming, Blake is one nervous chick. She was also (surprise, surprise) nervous about being in the pool. This was the first time I have taken her in a big pool this summer and she was definitely in cautious mode. She liked hanging out on the first step and that's about it. When I would walk her around the pool she would cling to me and say "ready to get out", I bet she loosens up over the summer but new things are just difficult for her.
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Monday, June 15
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Leah and I
The ceremony was beautiful and Leah started laughing in some of her vows, I thought she was going to crack up through the whole thing but she got it together. She lost her voice so she had a raspy smoker voice.
We couldn't go to Houston and not visit Michelle and Clay, so we went to their house before leaving on Sunday.
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