Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 4th (on the 11th)

(Tried to post this the other day but blogger wasn't working)
Yes it is July 11th and I am posting about July 4th. Oh well, the pics of my little birds were too cute to not post. The Mr. is still on the road and missed out on the 4th festivities. We started the day by running to the store and getting babybird a new carseat. She has out grown her infant seat and she is only 6 months. Since she still needs to be rear-facing we had to get her a convertible seat. Man they grow fast. We then grabbed a quick lunch at one of our favorites, Chick-fil-a. LittleBird can spot chick-fil-a signs and skyline signs (Cincinnati thing) from a mile away. After lunch we parked at my sis-in-laws and walked up a small mountain (well felt like it) in the 95 degree, 100% humidity weather to the local parade. It was fun, the girls held their ears most of the time. By the way, what has happened to parades? When I was young everyone walked or made super cool floats. Now its a poster board stuck to the side of a pick-up with a few random people in the back, that makes me a little sad. We did see one random patriotic guy on a segway:) After the parade we headed to the festival where we were packed in like sardines. There was sooo many people. We bought 20 tickets to ride on some rides and only used 4. PrettyBird wouldn't ride any rides, LittleBird wated to ride everything she saw (we limited her to 2 rides) and Babybird slept in the carrier. We then headed to a field to watch the fireworks and it was at that point that my birds completely fell apart and we headed home. At least I got to see a couple cool fireworks. This was an overly detailed post about our day, oh well. Somedays we just have to do a bunch of stuff so we don't miss our Mr. too much while he is gone. It was one of those days. Below are some pics. What did you 4th of July look like?


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Saturday, July 10, 2010

what!?

Ok so I just realized after I posted that it has been 2 months since I blogged, that is crazy. Silly me

here we go again

So its pretty sad when you realize you have not blogged for a month, especially when your intention was to blog daily. It's not that I haven't wanted to or haven't thought about it, cause I have a lot. It just seemed like every time I sat down to write something it just sounded super negative, so I applied the old rule, " if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." But I am back and hopefully with a better attitude. So lets get caught up on what has happened the last month. Well my Mr. came home and got straight to work. We are currently living with family while we try to sell our home and get another home ready for us to move in. So while the Mr. was home we spent most of our days getting the new house ready. and then before we knew it he was hitting the road again. Summer is the time for music festivals, which can be a lot of fun. So far the birds and I haven't made it to any festivals, there are still a few left so maybe we can still catch one.
As for my birdies, they are just growing so fast. BigBird informed me that she doesn't want to be called BigBird, she thought beautiful pretty bird would be good we settled on just PrettyBird for now. LittleBird is now 2 and 1/2 and is really trying her independence, sometimes its super cute other times not so cute. She is also talking so much, like full on monologues. And sweet BabyBird is now 6 months and sitting up and rolling every where. It is so awesome to see her personality coming out and to see how much she adores her big sisters. BabyBird got to go to her first concert a few weeks ago when Seabird opened for Switchfoot and she loved it! Glad to see she is taking to the concert seen as well as the other two.
As for me, well I am doing okay. It has been a little tough this time with the Mr. on the road mainly do to the birdies not sleeping well. Also living in between homes can always be challenging. I still find myself grieving the passing of my mom a lot, which I think is to be expected. It has only been 6 months. It seems to come more in waves and random things seem to bring it on. Especially when one of the birdies does something super cute and I think, " oh I've got to call mom and tell her that." But slowly and surely I know my heart is being healed.
So once again I hope to get on a regular blogging schedule. I would like to do some posts on the DIY stuff I have been doing on the new house and maybe even do a give away. So check back soon! Below is a picture we took for the Mr. for father's day