Well I've been horrible at blogging but I hope to get back at it. I haven't been on vacation or anything crazy...I've just been enjoying my last few weeks at home with my boys before the crazy starts.
On the 4th of July we headed over to Viola and spent the day with Lance's mom and his brother & sister.
We went to my sisters house to celebrate our nephew Christian's 5th birthday. Can't believe he's already 5 and he will be going to Kindergarten with me in a year.
Then Lance had to go out of town for dealer meeting in Branson for almost a week. I was a bit nervous about being home alone with the boys for so many nights but it went just fine. We did have some cranky moments where I wished I had help...
but then we had some extra fun times too!
Bennett started having a cough pretty much the first day Lance left...figures! So we made a few trips to the doctor and he had to get his first antibiotic and steroid. The steroid was rough and it made nights long. His cough lasted for a good week and then towards the end he got a rash. But we're all better now!
Once Lance got back we finally got Landon a little pool for the back deck. It's perfect for him and it only cost $10.
We also have been playing on the swing set-which I am done with now. I was outside with Landon and got stung by a bee. I bet Landon didn't know I could run that fast, but that sucker hurt bad.
Landon has been wanting to hold Bennett and it's getting easier for him so I let him.
The boys found a surprise out in the garden the other day.
My wonderful sister (who had 3 kids of her own) called me a couple weekends ago and asked if the boys could come over for a few hours. Say what?!? This was the first time for me being at the house without Bennett being here. I missed them but it was nice just having a few hours to ourselves. Thanks so much Brooke!
My mom watched the boys for me the other day so I could attend a baby shower for one of my sweet co-workers. She is having her 3rd kiddo in a few weeks...baby Cora. We'll miss Kim when we start back to school but I know she'll be enjoying time with her newest addition.
Here are some of my K crew. It was good seeing them since I haven't had much time with them since maternity leave. Won't be long and I'll see them every day!
I finally put Bennett into the footed jammies which means I said goodbye to the baby gowns :( But doesn't he look cute?!? I love kids in these jammies.
He found his feet this month.
This past weekend Lance's family all came in to town and stayed at Whitebrooke Estates over in Bull Shoals. It was a lot of fun and very relaxing. Bennett and I went back and forth since it is easier keeping him home where he has all his things. But we did go over to hang out, swim, and eat. Landon and Lance were supposed to stay the night but Landon started crying for his mommy and to go home. He's such a baby but that's ok. One day he won't want to be home so I better enjoy it while he does.
Lance with his brother Gary and their nephew Austin in the middle.
Landon loved jumping in to the pool
Aunt Sharmin caught this funny face of Bennett right after he woke up from his nap.
I also attended a wedding shower for our friends Becky & Matt. Very excited for them and can't wait for their reception in September.
This week Bennett had to get his shots, we go to the doctor today for his check up, and on Friday he'll be 5 months.
Both boys are now going to daycare at least two days a week. I had in-service last week so those were Bennett's first full days and he did just fine. I don't think he slept that much but he'll get used to the noise! I started in my classroom yesterday and got a lot done. My friend Kary was working and she got me to paint my shelves! Glad she talked me in to it because they look tons better. I should have taken a before picture because nothing was set up. Thankfully she helped me set up the furniture so I was able to work. I plan on going a few days here and there because come August 13th I don't want to have to work on my room. That will be getting things ready for open house/orientation & for the first week of school.
I did start a pinterest project for my room. It is a wreath for my door.
Not sure how to rotate this so just turn your head...ha! I thought I wanted yellow in it but I ended up taking that out and it is all blue. I need to hot glue the letters on to it and then I have ribbon to use for the hanger. I'll take a picture of it when it is in my room.