Friday, December 30, 2011

it's time for another update

here we go again with a massive photo overload.
i'm really going to try to upload one pic a day.
but i am just oh so tired and any spare time/energy is spent attempting to fluff my nest before the baby arrives [something i am not good at]

enjoy the pics!

oh that deadpan expression!
how it makes me laugh.

i love when i come home from work in the morning and find kate curled up with her blankies and books on the bathroom floor.
it's the perfect spot to lay since the heat from jank's shower warms the room up nicely.
i love that she's always excited to see me-
it makes my day.

yuma weather was a little cold these last few weeks.
i even busted out my rainboots once.
lots of comfort foods were consumed.
and lots of snuggling and hanging out in our jammies occurred.
we also got hit with a case of pink eye- thank heavens it cleared up quickly.
one day of not sleeping after a shift was enough to throw me off for a week.

that hair!
maybe someday it'll be not so crazy.
and you gotta love that jank can come home on lunch breaks and check our ears for signs of infection.
love the perks of his job.

and of course there was christmas.
we had a great time this year playing santa.
our work was rewarded christmas morning with shouts of 'a bike!' 'a basketball!' a BIG slide!!!'
why are kids so awesome?

we had the saunders family over for christmas eve dinner and i didn't take a single picture. boo.
our last- minute meal [our christmas hosts ended up getting sick and canceling] turned out delicious and perfect.
it's so nice to have friends close by.
[ty, can you make me more potatoes please??]

getting ready for church on christmas day. 
kinda loved christmas being on a sunday this year. 
also loved not having to work at all-- 
although i'll pay the price this new year's weekend with firework accidents and drunks.

yuma weather is starting to perk up.
the highs this week are 75-78.
my kind of perfect.
the trees are growing heavy with oranges and lemons.
and we spend our afternoons outside playing in the sunshine on the new slide.

two of my favorite presents this year-
a rubber duckie that lights up in the bath.
and super soft blankies for the baby.
both seem a bit magical to me.

and two of my favorite pics from this last week-
jank reading to kate, havyn, krew and jett [the saunders clan]
[who all sat still and actually listened... until baby jett touched kate's hair and she had a meltdown. drama. drama.]

and miss kate getting ready for school-
all i hear from her is 'i do! kate do!' 
someone is gaining her independence and it's a little sad for me.

one part of growing up that is a-ok with me is her new skill of pooping in the toilet.
we told her one day that she needed to go in the toilet and not her diaper and whaddya know?
it worked.
she's been going consistently for about 10 days now and what a joy it is to not change those poopy diapers anymore.
we're still working on the peeing in the toilet part.
jank says that his goal for the weekend is to have her fully potty-trained.
good luck my love!

and i'll conclude this novel with pics of gorgeous blue skies, happy kids running around and one adorably loud toddler yelling 'CHEESE' at me. 
apparently she thinks this face is what i'm looking for when i say 'smile'. 
ah the joys of life!