Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh my oh my how I am such a slacker lately with blogging. I cannot believe that I have not blogged about my little munchkins lately. I have missed Hamp turning 11 months old, Halloween, the pumpkin patch, the fair and play dates!! The kids are keeping us busy but we love it that way. Life around our house is good...Scott and I hired a sitter earlier this week for the first time EVER!!! Only family has ever kept our kids but I will say we really enjoyed ourselves and plan to do it again soon. We went to the Lady Antebellum concert and LOVED it!!!
Hamp's big 1st birthday is quickly approaching. It is so hard to believe this sweet little..well not so little...boy has been in our lives for a year. I am planning his party and so excited to see it all come together. So lets get to updating everyone...I will start with Hamp turning 11 months.

This pic really makes me laugh...this is Hamp all of the time. He is really such a happy baby and always has a smile on his face!!
Hamp you had your first ever surgery this month. You have had numerous ear infections and mommy and daddy decided tubes would be the best thing for you. It was a very easy procedure and you did well other than did not like coming out of that!!
You are still weighing 26lbs and in the same size clothes. Your sleeping and eating schedule is the same. You are really trying to walk but I think you are having a hard time carrying all that weight!!!
I do have to add that you are a BIG mommas boy. If you hear my voice you come crawling..sit up..put your hands in the air..and say "momma momma!" I love that sweet boy!

...So moving on lets go back to before Hamp turned 11 months old...we went to visit the local pumpkin patch. It was a Saturday and we met up with Jason, Nicole and Addi for some farm fun. The kids really loved it. SS loved the animals and the jumping pillow...

We went through the corn maze..

and she played in a big tub of corn....Hamp was not very fond of this.

We had a great time going down the slides...well kind of! You landed in a pile of sand at the end of the slide so as you can imagine I had sand all over me.

We got home that night and I took off SS diaper and out came corn and sand!!!
I tried to get pics of the kids but it did not go very well, however I did manage this sweet smile from Hamp..

..until he got placed in the pumpkins!!

...So now we are up to Halloween. My plans were for SS to be a lady bug this year. I finally found an outfit in the midst of the complete chaos at Party City. I was never to sure what I wanted Hamp to be but because I had to work Halloween I did not make to big of an effort to get him a costume. So glad that I didn't because there was no Halloween at our house. SS ended up vomiting Sunday AM and into the afternoon. I had to leave work early to come home and take her to the doctor. She ended up with Strep by Monday morning. So needless to say we did hand out some candy but the kids were in bed by the time the "candy fun" started!!
Belinda did make SS the cutest little outfit that she wore the night before Halloween so I got a pic of the kids!!

I have continued to love being home more with the kids. We have been frequenting chick-fil-a more with a Jennifer and John Daniel. It is a great place to take the kids around 11...let them play and then eat....and then home for nap time. Several weeks ago we had a play date at the house with John Daniel, Mary Hil and SS. They had a great time playing and enjoyed a snack together at the end of the day!
...Oh SS is obsessed with JD so she is trying to sneak in a kiss!!

....So now moving on to the fair. Last Friday night we took the kids to the local fair along with Mary Hil, Christin and Matt. MH walked in and went straight to the rides with no fear but SS was a little hesitant. As you can see in this pic...that I try not to laugh at:)....SS is scared out of her mind!!

She took some warming up but then was ready to go. The girls had such a wonderful time on all the rides and Hamp just sat so quietly in his stroller...I think he was frozen solid and just couldn't move..heehee!!

The girls looked so cute together...they are best friends....even if they don't know it Christin and I decided we will force it on them!!!

This is a pic of Scott trying to win a bear....he did not have much luck here but ended up winning
Hamp a big yellow teddy bear...he was proud daddy!!

Well I think I am caught up!! Scott and I are just so blessed to parent these 2 precious children. SS seriously makes us laugh everyday. She comes up with the funniest things to say. She seems to be a little confused lately and thinks Spanish should be her main language...haha. This is all thanks to Dora. She now counts in Spanish and the other day we walk up to Publix and she looks at the door and says "Habre." All I could do is laugh and remind her that she is American and we speak!!!
She hears me call Scott "babe" so if she want his attention she will say "come here babe." Tonight we were at Chick-fil-a and the cashier gave SS her ice cream that she so kindly asked for. I looked at her and said "now Sarah Scott what do you say"...hoping thank you would be what came out of her mouth. Instead she pointed her little finger at the cashier and said "I need a spoon."
She loves to sing and read books. Our nightly ritual is to read, sing and then pray. Lately she likes to read to me and I love it because I am able to see what all that little brain of hers has soaked in. She really knows what the book is about. She knows so many songs and my favorite is to hear her sing Jesus loves me...makes my heart melt!!
Hamp is so interactive with us. He says "bye" and "ball" along with the momma and dada that he has been saying. I think he may play football or baseball because that boy has an arm on him!!
Well I could go on all day about SS and Hamp but I think this blog has turned in to a novel. Night to all and I hope everyone is looking forward to Christmas like me. My plan is to be all decorated except a tree this weekend. I already have my Christmas music on and love love love it!!!
Until next time.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


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