Thursday, December 31, 2015

hello (sang like adele)

Sorry if I just got that song stuck in your head, but I'm constantly singing it and I can't say Hello with out trying to sound just like Adele! 

Anywho….I'm way behind on blogging.  Like way way way behind.  I have never been this far behind.  I have spent pretty much all of 2015 saying I would catch up and I just never really have.  Just when I was starting to get back into the swing of things in May, we moved and then my Dad was in a car accident which later caused a massive stroke.  Those two events have just completely changed my life and I just haven't really been myself.  I used to love blogging but sitting down to write has just been the last thing I have wanted to do lately. It's been a really hard year to say the least.  

Here's to trying to actually catching up on my blog.  
(I still haven't even blogged Nash's 1st birthday and that was almost a year ago.) 


Here's to 2016 being better than 2015. 

**I'll be posting links to blogposts I write this weekend below!!

KK Thanksgiving Feast


Official Soccer Mom

Happy Birthday to Me!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

nash {22 months}

I need to weigh you.  You have got to be over 30lbs by now.  You are SO heavy.
You are wearing 2T footie PJ's and some 3T tops and bottom PJ's.  Clothes are mainly 2T with a few 3T hand me downs.  You are in size 5 diapers and size 6, 7 or sometimes 8 shoes. It just depends on the brand.  

Napping from 1-4pm and sleeping at night 7:30-7:30.  You've been taking awesome naps this month and even sleeping in some mornings.  Sometimes just until 8am, but a few times until almost 9am.  You must be growing!

Gosh kid.  You eat so much.  And you literally eat everything.  Well, there are a few things you won't eat, salad, brussel sprouts, and broccoli, but that's probably pretty normal for a kid to not like those! As always you always out eat your brother, and lately you have been finishing his plate off after he is done.

New Tricks/Activities/Accomplishments: 
You can recognize all of your body parts (hair, eyes, ears nose, mouth, tongue, tummy, belly button, fingers, feet, knees, elbow, wrist.) You know lots of animal sounds (bird, duck, cow, pig, horse, dinosaur, lion, bear, snake, chicken, dog, cat, elephant, monkey, donkey, goat) You are saying lots of sentences and SO many new words.  I have not even kept a record but it's insane how many words you know.  You know all of our family members names and even your own name!

Da-De (Daddy) Hiiiiii, Bye-Bye, Bubu and Mama, Heeeyyyy, Doh (duck), Pu-Pee (puppy), Ba-Bee (Baby), Ah-Oh (with a big round mouth) Bah (Ball) Wowwwww,  Doh-Gee (doggy), Buh-dee (birdie) Nigh-Nigh (Night-Night) Woah (Hello) Tru (Truck) Duh-De (duckie), Cheeeee (when smiling for a picture and also for Cheese), Tu-Tu (Choo-Choo), Cah (Car), Buh (Book), Bah (Bath and Ball), Wa-Wa (Water), Meh (Milk), Uhh (Up), Ah (On and Off), Muh (More), Day-Doo (Thank-You), Sheeeew (Shoe), Na-Nuh (Banana), Ca-Cer (Cracker), Cuh-Kee (Cookie), No (No & Nose), My (Mine) Tra (Trash), Bi (Bite) Shoooooow (Show), Di-Di (Dip), Yeh-Woh (Hello), Wu-Vee (Lovey), Wuh-You (Love You)  Tee-Tee, Poo-Poo, Shoooo-Weee (Stinky Diaper) Eat, Ou-Sie (outside), Shir (Shirt), Swee (Swing), Swi (Slide), But-Ball (Football) Bay-Ball (Baseball) See, Owwwwch (Ouch), Owp (Help) {New this month} Ope (open) On, Ah (Off), Too-Buh (toothbrush), Bus (with a lisp), Nack (Snack), Date (Grape), Pappi (paci), MINE, Milp (Milk),  Apple, Och (Orange), Soh (sock), Peents (pants), Show, Ow-Sie (Outside), Wah (walk), Pwa (Play), Butt (belly button & button)Ehh Pwa (Airplane) Poopy, Pho (phone), EAT Bia-Bin (Vitamin), Wa-Wer (Water) Bish (Fish), Cah (Car), Truck, . Oh my goodness. There are so many more, but I can't even think of them all!  You are saying lots of little sentences too.  Some we hear a lot are "I need a snack",  "I go outside", I go night night", "Where bubba go", "Oh no, we di go" (where did it go?), "I see you!", "I pway ball", "I want too", "I LOVE YOU!" and so many more that I can't think of. 

Eeek! I need to check.  I have no idea if your molars have come in or not.  

Doing whatever brother does, running, jumping, wresting, trucks & cars, school buses, Mickey Mouse, balls, coloring and eating!

Same ole, same ole.  Diaper changes, brushing teeth, combing hair, getting in the carseat, holding our hands when walking, when brother gets to do things and you don't.  You also do not like Tuesday when Brother is at school all day.
Other Random Facts:
  • This month you woke up some during the night.  If we just go in your room and lay on the floor for a minute, you go right to sleep without us doing anything else.  
  • If any of us don't finish eating our meal, you are always quick to say "I want it."  You will gladly finish off everyones plates!
  • You love to show us your belly button.  We laugh because you call it a "butt".  And you like to pull up our shirts and say "I see you butt"! Ha!!
  • One time we were out shopping and you saw a cat but you kept calling it a "Yow" because cats say Meow!
  • Pearson loves to ask you to repeat words.  He'll say "Nash can you say basketball?" and you always give it your best shot.  
  • When we are out driving and we stop at a red light or stop light.  If we are there too long you will yell from the back seat "Goooooooo".
  • We still have you rear facing and I don't plan on switch you yet because you still take great naps in the car when we travel back and forth to Dallas.  
  • You still have your paci at bedtime and nap time and when we are in the car driving to Dallas.  You have become very addicted to it lately.  Sometimes you will sneak in your room and reach your arms in your crib to sneak your paci.  You also really love your lovies.  You have to have all three of them at bedtime but you love the one Jenica made you the best.  
  • Every Sunday morning we ride the bus from the remote parking to the church building.  You smile the entire time and talk about the buses all the time.  Any time we go to Green Acres for something else you get so sad that we aren't riding the bus.  
  • You actually fell out of the crib once this month.  You hoisted yourself over the top and it didn't really scare you at all, which actually really scared me.  Now when I lay you down, I always have the monitor right by my side and I watch you like a hawk until you lay down. Sometimes you try to hike a leg over the top but you haven't ever tried really hard to get out again so hopefully we can keep you in your crib for a lot longer!!
  • When you see letters or numbers they are all E, O or 8. 
  • You love to play peek a boo but you always say "I see you!" in the sweetest highest voice.   
  • You already ask us Why? all the time.  
  • Anytime I say "Oh my" or "Oh no" you will alway ask "What?" like you really want to know what I was talking about!
  • You call your elbow an "elmo".
  • Anytime you want something you always say "I want two".  You don't really mean that you want two.  You just say that because typically Pearson says "I want milk" then you say "I want milk too".  So now anytime you want something, even if you aren't repeating after Pearson you say "I want too".
  • Every night when I put you to bed, we sit in your chair and I say "Let's say prayers".  You hold your hands together while I pray and at the end you always say a big "A-meeeee"
  • You started saying I LOVE YOU (I wub you!) and it just melts our hearts.
Here is Pearson at 22 months and Nash at 22 months
Look how you have changed.

Monday, December 14, 2015

nash {21 months}

Oh sweet Nash! Mommy has been such a slack this year with blogging.  Even when I have taken blogging breaks, I have never missed yours or your brother's monthly posts.  Sometimes they are a tad late, but they have never been skipped.  I totally dropped the ball on your 21 month post.  I did take these pictures of time.  The post just never got written.  Between you having an ear infection and not sleeping well, then Mommy having an upper respiratory infection, traveling for Thanksgiving, the the start of the Christmas season and Christmas shopping, it just didn't get done.  I'm sorry, love.  Here's a few snippets about you at 21 months, but I'll make your 22 month post heavy to make up for it! 


Naptime- 1pm-3 or 4pm

So much. Always more than your brother.

New Tricks/Activities:
See 22 month post!

See 22 month post!

14 (7 top/7 bottom)


Getting in your carseat!

 Here is Pearson at 21 months and Nash at 21 months.
 Look how much you have changed.

meal planning monday

Monday: Poblano Corn Chowder & French Bread

Tuesday: Veggie Quesadillas 

Wednesday: Ranch Style Chicken, Loaded Baked Potatoes, and Steamed Veggies

Thursday: Spaghetti & Meatsauce, Roasted Green Beans, & Garlic Toast

Friday: Chicken Pot Pie & Salad

Saturday "Christmas" Brunch: Breakfast Casserole, Sausage Balls, & Monkey Bread

Saturday Dinner: King Ranch Casserole

Sunday Lunch: Leftovers

Sunday Dinner: Out to Eat

Friday, November 20, 2015

thanksgiving 2015

This year Thanksgiving was with my family.  I knew when we moved that Thanksgiving would be different for us this year.  I knew it would involve a road trip and an overnight stay.  But after my Dad's stroke, we didn't even really know if we would be "home for the holidays".  Dad was in in-patient therapy at a few different places up until about a week before Thanksgiving.  We were so incredibly thankful to be able to all be at parents house to celebrate Thanksgiving.  
Mom made about half of the food and Nonnie made the rest.  The boys and I went to Dallas early on Monday morning but I didn't get to help Mom cook as much as I wanted to, because I had an upper respiratory infection.  I ended up at the doctor on Wednesday to get a steroid.  We kept things simple with throw away pans and what we call "fine china"(chinette plates). We didn't care though.  It all tasted so good!!

Carson was too cool to sit with the little kids.   He wanted to sit with the adults.
 After a delicious lunch, all the guys settled in the living room to watch the Cowboys, I put Nash down for a nap and the rest of us walked over to Nonnie's house to say hi!
 Usually we have Thanksgiving lunch at my grandma's house all together, but with Dad's stroke, he gets a little unsettled with craziness.  We thought our crazy kids would be enough, so we opted to do our own thing away from all my aunts and uncles and cousins.  I'm thankful my grandma lives across the street from my parents though so we were still able to see them.  
I really enjoyed being a guest at my parents house rather than just coming over for lunch.  After the game, we did a few crafts with Pearson, ate some leftover and then Mom and I did some Black Friday shopping.  
 Actually, we did quite a bit a Black Friday shopping.  We staying up past midnight shopping on our iPads.  That's the best Black Friday shopping there is.  You couldn't pay me to go wait in a line or mess with the crowds.  This is definitely the way to go!!
Friday morning, we headed to Sherman to visit Matt's parents.  We don't normally all get together for Thanksgiving when its our "off year" but everyone happened to come over so we all played some domino train.  It wouldn't be a Link Family gathering without it!
 And of course, these two sweet cousins always have the best time when they are together.  Nash was sleeping, but he love Big Ethan too!
 Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

KK Thanksgiving Feast

At the beginning of November we pulled the boys out of their preschool because we were just not please with it at all.  Pearson started at a new preschool, but there wasn't a spot for Nash so he is just doing Mother's Day Out this year one day a week.  

After only being at Kid's Kaleidoscope for 3 weeks, their little Thanksgiving Feast & Program was confirmation that we made the right more.  KK reminds me so much of our old preschool in Wylie! 

Grammy & Grandaddy came into town for the little program.  Grammy came with us to take Pearson to school. 
It worked out perfectly that Nash has Mother's Day Out on Thursdays because we were able to go without him and really enjoy our sweet Pearson.  The tables were set up so cute with handmade decorations that they had made in class.  
 The feast was a potluck with the meat provided by the school.  We were assigned a side dish so I made green bean casserole.  
All the kiddos came out dressed up as pilgrims or Indians.  Our sweet boy was an Indian. They were all so cute! I can't wait to see Nash up on that stage next year!
 Matt was able to leave work for a while to see Pearson sing and eat lunch with us!
We were proud parents watching him perform.  Especially since he knew all the words after only going to school 6 days to learn all the songs!!
 It was fun for Grammy & Grandaddy to be able to come see him sing too.  
 They had all sorts of desserts but Pearson chose an acorn cookie! I have to say, he made a very good choice.  It was so good.  
After lunch, Daddy had to go back to work, but we all went to the book fair and did a little shopping.  Grammy bought the boys some fun books!!  

One thing we are definitely thankful for is our sweet little preschool!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

happy halloween 2015

I have no words for all the cuteness in this post!
Enjoy a picture overload of my little
Man in the Yellow Hat and Curious George!!