Thursday, September 19, 2013

{Toddler beds}

It's official.
Our munchkins have graduated from their cribs to their toddler beds.

Bailey hasn't fallen off her bed far as we know.
Brayden...bless his heart. He's fallen off several times already. Around 12 this morning, he was on the floor lying right beside his bed. Then at 4:30, he was lying all the way across the room beside his closet. I'd say someone likes to move in their sleep. ;)
So far I think they have loved having the side off their beds...well, mainly because it's something new and they can run loose. haha Brayden will say "night night" and next thing we know, he's in his bed. He usually says that and then gets right back up. lol Now, we don't have to worry about them climbing out of their bed, but changing to toddler beds has been an adjustment. We used to just lay them down for naps and bedtime and they would go right to sleep. Now, they want to play. They like to run back and forth to each others bed. It's been quite the transition. We're having to teach them when it's time for naps and bedtime...they have to stay in their own bed. Unfortunately, they think it's a game. We've read to be patient and persistent and that's exactly what we've been doing. It's been a hard transition but we're getting there. Luckily, Brandon had yesterday and today off so he's been a great help. I couldn't have done it without him and God. It took us an hour to get them to sleep yesterday for their nap but last night they pretty much went right to sleep. Today at nap time, it took us 30 minutes. I was one happy mama. :) Tonight, it took us about 30 minutes again. We're considering getting bed rails but we're gonna see how tonight goes. I'm hoping each day gets better and better.

{I thought potty-training was gonna be hard.} lol

We got this. ;)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


The other morning when I went into Brayden & Bailey's room, I found Bailey out of her crib. She had her blankie in one hand, a bracelet in the other with her sunglasses on. She kept her sunglasses on all through breakfast. 
She didn't take them off until right before we left for church.
Here's a picture from after church.
This girl is a trip!!

Caught on video - Videos

I caught Bailey getting out of her crib and Brayden "trying" to get out of his.


Monday, September 16, 2013


Brayden and Bailey got moved up to a new class last week. 
They are now in a toddler classroom and they LOVE it.
They didn't whine when I left them either time. They actually didn't want to leave yesterday. They're now in a bigger room, with different teachers and new kids. They go out and feed the birds each Sunday. How the teachers get all those kids out there and back in...well, I'll never know. Shew....bless their souls. haha
We had an awesome church service yesterday. We had one get saved. :) :)

This is what happens when...

we leave the bathroom door open.


Brayden & Bailey love to look at books before they fall asleep.

{Brayden, Bailey, and cousin Laney} - Pics & Videos

 {Below: Videos}

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Who needs Mommy to do their hair....

when they have Daddy!! ;)'
Brandon tried and tried to get Bailey's hair in a ponytail. 
He did really good but he was never happy with it.
{I can so see myself in that last picture of Bailey. 
She looks alot like me there when I was younger.}

1,2,3...GO!! - Pics & Video

Grand-daddy {Brandon's dad} and Freddy rode down for the day yesterday. 
Freddy would count to 3 and then throw them up in the air. Brayden and Bailey loved it. They wanted to keep doing it so Grand-daddy had to help. I'm pretty sure their arms are nice and sore today.
{Below: Video}

Hammering with Pa - Pic & Video

We've been doing some finishing touches to the playhouse. 
Brayden decided he wanted to help David Papa hammer.
{Below: Video)


Guess who got out of their crib this morning?!
She barged through our bedroom door at about 8:00 this morning. 
She looked at me and said "shhhhh sleeping." 
She was letting me know Brayden was still asleep. lol
Looks like we will be switching to big girl and big boy beds a lot 
sooner than what we realized. :)'

Friday, September 13, 2013

LaBoR dAy WeEkEnD

{This post is way late. We've been extremely busy here lately. Unfortunately, the blog hasn't been one of my top priorities.}
Over Labor Day weekend to rode to Myrtle and met up with Brandon's side of the family.
Don't mind our son eating chips off the floor. :/

We went to Family Kingdom so the kids could ride some rides. 
Brandon, Chad {our brother-in-law} and Collin {our nephew} rode the water logs 
while Nonnie and Amanda {Brandon's sister} chased Brayden and Bailey around. 
Brandon & I put Brayden & Bailey on the carousel. 
They did ride it but they weren't having it.

Back at the hotel.

Fun at the pool. :)'

And, that was our weekend. :)'