This past week and weekend was one big rough time for our family. We said 'see ya later' to my husbands best friend. He really deserves a post dedicated to him and I really want to post what Chandler spoke at his funeral so maybe in a few days I will do that. Everyone deserves to know a little bit about Kirk. What an amazing guy.
For now I will update you on our lives the past few days though...
Channing, as I have mentioned, has had a little bit of a rough time being three lately. We are navigating it, though, and learning as we go. That's what it is all about right!?
One thing I can guarantee is that we will ALWAYS get a smile with the promise of candy... So funny to me because I do not have a sweet tooth! I do love me some MEGA stuffed Oreo's but candy just isn't my thing!
Friday morning we took Benz to a new vet closer to our new 'hood. Channing loves to 'pull' him on his leash!
After another reminder to Channing that 'we only write on paper' I hear a 'momma, look' and as I turn around I see this. My bearded little girl...
Our first popsicles of summer. SO GOOD!
My reading material right now... maybe this one will take me less than three months...
School drop offs are getting better slowly but surely and morning pictures may be in our new future but for now this is all I can manage...
Our roses are blooming!
Our friend Emily was in town for a few days and she brought her little one Carson by last night so they could meet and play! She is a friend of Chandler's from high school and we became fast friends when I was pregnant with Channing and she was pregnant with Carson when we met at a wedding three years ago! Now, Emily is pregnant with a little girl and Carson is just the cutest little guy ever.
They warmed up to each other and played SO HARD... Channing crashed soon after Carson went back to his Gigi and Pop's house.
It was so fun to watch them play and so great to catch up a bit with Emily!
After Channing went to bed and Chandler settled in watching the hockey game I got a bath in... probably the second time I have taken a bath at this house but I is so nice!
Yep that is Channing's play crown she left by my bathtub.
This weekend we celebrated the Dad's in our life but first we started Friday night at Ozona's and we ended the night with me leaving dinner early because of the terror that was our three year old. That was fun...
And we make it to Saturday and more of the same... BUT we did see some family and grilled out at Chandler's Aunt & Uncles house and had a great time with the cousins!
I mean... what a good looking crew of people right?!
Sunday Chandler rode at White Rock and Channing and I hung out all morning. She had a great day yesterday so all was right with the world. Then she went to Grammie's house for bubbles and playing in the backyard! We ended the night at my parent's house for Brats and had a great time.
Below is my ragamuffin of cuteness after her bath at my rents house in her Buccee's shirt...
Peace. Love & Beaver Nuggets Y'all!
I just love this picture of my dad and I... It may be a FRAMER!!
Drop of at Channing's school went a little better this morning. Please continue to lift her up in your prayers. Transition and change has always been rough for her so please pray that it continues to get easier and her little fears are calmed.
We started Channing in her new school this week. I literally took NO pictures this week because there were tears every morning. Break this momma's heart, then rip it out stomp on it and throw it in front of a bus. It just hurt my heart every morning to leave her nervous and crying. But, apparently she is doing wonderfully at school. We call on her and get regular e-mails that saying she is having a ball! The principal even e-mailed me a picture today of her playing with her classmates. She told me she was nervous last night... I SO feel for her. I was like that when I was younger. Shy at first and nervous about new experiences especially when it came to meeting new people. So nervous I would lose sleep and make myself sick. I have since grown out of that somewhat. But, unfortunately she comes by it honest. If you think about it please lift her up in your prayers. We could all use some love actually haha. It is rough.
On top of the new school stuff we have a very strong willed smart 3 year old. Don't get me wrong I am not complaining but dang I didn't think it would get like this until she was 13 or 14. She has my number some days and knows just what to do to push my buttons or make me smile! It may or may not be because she is basically an exact replica of me personality wise. We are CRAY CRAY what can we say. I am determined to handle these trying times with positivity and sensitivity. Its a learning experience right?!
And one of our friends mentioned their kiddo asking for 'snacks' all the time. Channing does that too! What is it with that? All of the sudden she wants 'snacks' and not breakfast, lunch or dinner.... just snacks.
We are going to Ozona for dinner tonight then cooking out with family tomorrow and Sunday! O how I love summer nights!
And I will leave you with some things I pinned this week. You may or may not see them in my home soon!
I has been a while huh?! Thanks for staying with me... assuming you all are still here!
First things first! My bloggy friend Britney Boyd is selling THIRTY ONE now and I am hosting an online party! Doesn't every southern girl love a good monogram?? You know you do! Check out some of their cute cute things!
Who couldn't use some organizing in the car?! I know this momma could!
I could totally use a new 'Weekender' and this is the cutest! Loving the print too!
They have SO much more too! Lunch boxes and coolers and even stationary!
Please check it out and order something from my party! Not only would you get something totally cute and personalized but you would be helping someone further their business!
Now onto the weekend wrap up. I took Friday off to spend with Channing before she started her new school... which she did today... more on that later.
Look at this sweet face... quickly followed by a fit or two I am sure. Three has been HARD on us. Two was a breeze but THREE man oh man. I really try to not seem like I am complaining about my kiddo but some days are a STRUGGLE with the endless fits or whining or mood swings. Three is hard because she is finding her voice and personality and has to navigate this crazy thing called life all while trying to figure out why she is mad or upset about something etc and learning how to handle emotions. Dang Gina! My mom says she is A LOT like I was at that age so I know she is going to grow up to be pretty much perfect but this little 'phase' can be tough at times!
But THEN she smiles like that and BOOM my heart melts and I forget that an instant earlier she was throwing a royal fit about the dog licking her or that I brushed her teeth!
She is like my mini-me!
Girly to the core!
After we met Chandler for lunch on Friday I took her to Klyde Warren Park and we had a BLAST! Seriously.... splashed until we could splash no more or until it was 4pm and I still needed to go to the grocery store and try to beat rush hour traffic.
I tried to talk her into some kind of 'treat' from a Food Truck but she didn't want anything... the girl who LOVES sweets wouldn't stop for Ice Cream....
It really was a BLAST and such fun to watch her have so much fun!
We have been spending a lot of time in the backyard lately in the pool. Mostly because Channing is obsessed with undressing outside anywhere lately.
Worn out momma!
A little photo op in front of Channings new school yesterday!
She started today and it broke my heart to leave her. I cried ALL morning. This day cannot go fast enough... I am sure she is having a blast but MAN IT IS HARD!
Recently always wants to hold Bentley. She is mad here because Bentley is terrifies and wants down hahaha!
I just want to ask for prayers for my sweet girl today. Starting this new school has been hard on all of us. She was at her old school for almost 3 years. When we moved to Dallas we needed to have something closer, not in the opposite direction. It is a new adventure for the whole family. I trust that God is watching over her and keeping her safe but I also want her to have a blast and blossom there and make tons of new friends. She really is a DOLL and I am praying she absolutely loves it. She didn't cry this morning when I dropped her off at the cafeteria but I barely made it out without crying. Maybe I need the prayers more haha.