Monday, August 15, 2011

I hate getting older

Why do birthdays bother me so much now? I hate the idea of this time in my life moving past me so quickly. Even when I was younger, looking through photo albums of my siblings when they were young made me tear up and long to relive those moments. I have always been a worrier. Think too much about the future and the "what may comes". Maybe that's my issue. Time to get over that! I turned 29 today. I can still celebrate-I'm not 30 YET! I can't guarantee that I will make it with a smile through my next birthday but I will enjoy my last and final wonderful year in my 20's. I love my 20's! A lot of amazing and most of the best things in my life happened during this time. Hopefully all of that can just shift and continue as I turn 30 (ugh, *shutter*). Until then, happy 29th birthday to me! Thanks hubby for making it a special day. And Applebee's, your service was wonderful, the food was delicious and your singing voices were to par. To the kiddos, you were pleasant at the restaurant and 2 out of 3 of you were good all day. (Ryker on my birthday = finding guest bath filled with toilet paper, flushing latex glove down toilet (at least you owned up right away and notified proper authorities), broken soap dispenser, crayon on door and wall, broken crayons, Vick's Vapor rub on self and brothers bed, and lemon and almond extract on self). Hope you got it all out of your system Mister!!

Jaxon's first day of preschool!

Jaxon has been looking forward to this for a very long time. He was so ready today! I was proud of myself. I didn't tear up a bit. I was excited for him. Maybe it's because it's only 2 hours at a time and I do miss him but I know he's loving it and it will be short. My awesome friend Kristen moved close to us and started up a preschool and she has exceeded my expectations. The room is set up so cute and Jaxon learned a lot in just the first day. It will be a fun year. We can save the waterworks until next year.

Harlee is 10 months!

This girl was not having the whole "dress me up and smile and squeal at me to smile for pictures" bit. I should know by now that picture time should not be when it works best into my schedule but when it works best for this little pistol. This top pic was the best I could get out of her.
They insisted, as usual, to be in the picture with her. I loved how I caught this because as you can see, Harlee is hurting Jaxon (which he didn't admit. He was either acting tough or adores his sister so much that she can do no wrong. I choose to believe the latter) and Ryker's true feelings for her are showing through though he doesn't always admit as freely that he loves her.
Harlee is taking steps and both boys are so excited about it. They love to help her along. Some nicknames they have deemed for her- pretty girl, pretty princess, and big girl (this is a new one with the walking and all).
Can they be any sweeter? They are very similar on the outer and and in the inner. They truly love each other and it melts my heart.
This is how she was most of the photo session. Her minor cold probably contributed. She's cute no matter what though. Love you daughter!