Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HOME

Back from Midland.

I hope to get a good blog post in tomorrow- G'night blog-o-sphere!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Planning

What is everyone going to be for Halloween?

Claire informed me she wanted to be Spider Girl, but when I googled costumes for her to see, she the mask over the eyes was too scary. So we went to...

Ariel, from Little Mermaid. But, when I showed Claire the Mermaid costumes online she wasn't pleased that you could see feet coming through the tail. "That's not a very good mermaid Mom" And she also says "Ariel has red hair, I don't have red hair Mom" So we went beck to...

our favorite movie right now... Frozen. Claire is going to be Elsa for Halloween. "Look mom, Elsa's hair has golden hair just like mine. we're matching!" :) Little Paige is going to be little sister Anna.

Stay tuned for pictures!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nashville

Nashville, also known as, Ladies Trip 2017 has come to a close. Mom and I flew to Nashville for the weekend to visit with my cousin Courtney and her momma. Wine, stories, shopping, eating, coffee, laughing, staying up late... All of the good stuff. Thanks for having us! If only we could have gotten Southwest Airlines to depart on time for us to get home. Four hour departure delays are no fun, but they're a whole lot less fun when traveling with littles and mine weren't with me this trip. Silver lining?

Here's some pictures from our weekend.















Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Ladies

Until Paige gets more consistent with her smiles, here's a "3 generations" picture, minus P:


You can also see my Ariel Little Mermaid birthday cake :)

Monday, October 09, 2017

Family Pictures

One of the challenges of being our family photographer is actually being in our family photos. Which is why I enlist the experts at least once a year :) Well this year the odds were stacked against us. Our whole family was recovering from a stomach flu and Paige Renae was having major trouble shaking her double ear infections (I mean 3 antibiotics, seriously?). So let's all head to family pictures, halfway sick, while dressed in the cutest fall attire which is entirely wrong for a record breaking HOT October day. Paige cried non-stop for 27 minutes of our 30 minute time block with the photographer. I wouldn't say I cried in the car on the way home, but I was on the edge. 

Fast forward--> The photographer sent over the proofs tonight and the pictures look amazing. I mean she turned lemons into my favorite kind of lemonade. So imagine what she could do with a non-crying baby? Hopefully we'll find out on next years shoot :)


Sunday, October 08, 2017

Cooking with Pop Pop

Say what? Cooking? According to Claire, that's a Yessir. Ross's truck was the "Kitchen" and the water jugs were "coffee" and "milk"...





Love this girls imaginative play! So fun.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Driveway Fun

No wonder some neighbors stop by frequently ... and other neighbors infrequently :)




Look how happy P looks.


Monday, October 02, 2017

Pool Days

Who needs to build a pool when you can buy a cheap plastic one, huh?!

Heck, we can even buy TWO pools. One for each girl.


So much "talking" about things.

This was  all "pre-stomach virus" fun at the lake house. We are still trying to shake this bug o'er here.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Stacked Odds

Here's what our weekend looked like--

4/5 of our little family unit had a stomach flu (Roma managed to escape it). Paige also had a double ear infection- poor baby. So many snuggles, so much laundry, and so much help from Gigi and Pop Pop needed...

Hoping for a new, fabulous week to start tomorrow full of healthy Huebel's!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lake LBJ

There were lots of giggles at the lake house with cousins.

And a busted lip for our newest walker :( Good thing Granna was there to give P "feel better" snuggles.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It's My Birthday!

I had a great (birth)Day! Thank you for all the sweet wishes, they made my day. I'm celebrating my 33rd trip around the sun!



Monday, September 25, 2017

Thirty Something

Shake your bum bum because it's my birthday!


Good job Paige :)

I'm thirty something turning another thirty something today!


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Girls!

From the bakehouse last weekend:


From L to R: Claire- 3 yrs, Paige-1 year, Alexandra- 2 yrs, & Madison- 4 yrs

Granna sure does have her hands full!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Flying Circus

My flight from Midland to Houston was supposed to leave at 2:30, then got delayed till 5. Boo. But then we are unable to land at Hobby because of a thunderstorm so we had to just circle over Houston. But then we got low on gas so we had to go to San Antonio. My flight landed at 7PM. It was a long day. But some girls stayed up late to see Mom and I got some snuggles. :)



Monday, September 18, 2017

Fire Trucks

A couple weeks ago,  during the hurricane actually, one of our neighbors had a bad fall and a fire truck and an ambulance came. Claire had a million questions about what was happening, the lights and the sirens. I was trying to calm her down before bed so I suggested that maybe it wasn't a fire at all, maybe they were going to use their ladder to get a kitty out of the tree. *Silence and Thinking* "'Yeah mom I think that's what they're doing" And off to bed we went.

Fast forward to today. Ross and the girls passed a firetruck on the way home from school and Ross asked Claire what a firetruck does. Claire said, "Gets kitties out of the trees". I'm sure a "Mommy said" followed up when Ross asked her who told her that.

Welp, there we have it. Parenting.

Sleeping Claire. Notice, no fingers in her mouth!

Arts and Crafts for Paige

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mommy's Turn

2 girls + my lap = Mommy with a full heart!



And then there's this one...

Which may actually be my favorite :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gentle Touches

I got called into the teacher's office at school today. Claire was not using "gentle touches" with her "friends" so she had to sit in the "cozy corner" to have some quiet time to reflect. On the way home when I tried to talk to her about it, she says "you don't love me mom?" Sooooo then we had to divert and talk about how I will always love her but sometimes her actions can make me sad. I wasn't sure if Claire was paying enough attention to our conversation, but she said our pre-dinner prayer and it went something like this tonight-
"Dear God thank you for our food and our family. Please help me not hit people at school tomorrow. Amen" 

So there you have it. Maturity beyond her years, right? Well then Claire says "Mom, Paige is chewing her food with her mouth open. No Paige. No. You're a bad baby Paige"


Monday, September 11, 2017

Baking with Mom

Baking with the girls is like no baking I've ever done before. Claire wants to do everything herself and the cookie dough also disappears at a rapid pace. Paige thought she was doing everything big sister was doing, right there in the mix.

Sous chefs in training!






Sunday, September 10, 2017

Daddy's Girls

It's so much fun watching these girls interact with each other and with their Daddy. Paige doesn't walk around saying Dada all day like she does Mama, so I wasn't sure if she could say it. But this weekend Ross walked out of the room and P started crying and saying "Dada, Dada!". Ross came back in and asked her to say Dada again and she just looks at him with a twinkle in her eye and says "Mama. Mama. Maaamaaa." Yep, she's our child.





Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Jammies

Special sisters. BFF's.