Wednesday, November 30, 2011


My Nana is an amazing woman! And she just celebrated her 100th birthday!

So of course there was a party to celebrate!

She was so surprised!

Her cake was phenomenal! It was 4 trees each one represented 25 years of her life and the leaves on each tree were some of the important events for those years. Like when she became a nurse, when she retired, when she became a grandma, a great-grandma and when she took trips. It was really an awesome idea!

You can't look at this woman and tell me she isn't beautiful!

This our family with my Nana. Her and Nolan have special ears together! Nolan absolutely loves her. He kept holding her hand and giving her kisses all night. Really one of the cutest things ever.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Best and Worst Wednesday

Best part of being thrifty: A basically brand new toy for a friend for his first birthday!
Worst part: Buying something that didn't have batteries in it... now I am praying it works... cause I have to go buy batteries since I don't have any handy.

Best part of Wednesday: I don't have to cook dinner because the lovely ladies at church do it.
Worst part of Wednesday: They are cooking the exact same thing that we had for dinner on Monday.

Best part about my two year old: He makes me laugh.

Worst part about my two year old: Today I have been laughing to keep from crying!

Best part about blogging again: I really like taking a few seconds out of my day or night and recording some things that happened.
Worst part about blogging again: I feel guilty if I don't post or if there aren't any pictures...Weird I know.

Happy Wednesday!
Momma to 3
*Shay B*

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The boys and my friend....

(Brief Disclaimer: All photos in this post are done by my dear and very talented friend Naomi who is the sister of the friend in this post)

I have a very amazing and awesome friend Nathan. He loves my small people. He is ridiculously patient and kind with them. He never has any problems including them into whatever he is doing.

He is probably Hudson's very best friend. To Hudson he is just one big giant toy. Thankfully Nathan loves my boy for who he is. I love him for that. Nolan just thinks he is cool cause he will rough house and play hard with him. A lot of people tend to back away a little from being so "rough" with him and Nathan will toss him like a sack of potatoes.

The other day Nathan and his sister Naomi came over to hang out and grab a tool. It was awesome cause Naomi has been in Texas since getting married (I miss her lots) so it was fun to visit. Nathan had to work on Sasha (his motorcycle) and he let the kids hang out in the garage with him. The pictures in this post were taken during that!

Momma to 3
*Shay B*

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Fun with Friends

Hudson's very best friend Craig got to come over and play while his momma went on a field trip with one of his brothers. I decided since it was a cold and rainy day to try and have some kind of plan...

So thanks to pinterest we made fall fingerprint trees. Thankfully everyone had a good time and it took the better part of almost two hours. Which for the boys is a long amount of time of sitting still and being interested in what I have them doing!

It was a fun afternoon :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Working Out...

I have been keeping up with my working out. I have not been as consistent as I should have been but it has been CRAZY! I can't workout during the day and making myself leave the house after bed time is soooo hard. I always feel better when I work out though. So I have been trying to make myself go at least twice a week. I also work out once a week with a trainer (thanks to some birthday money and a gift from a friend) and I also split the cost with another lady who trains with me!!!

I am running mostly. I am trying to get in enough shape to run a 5k in the spring/summer. I would love to do a half at some point in my life. It definitely isn't something in the near future.

Up until tonight my personal 1 mile time was 12:38 but last night I smashed it by 37 seconds!!! That's right I ran 1 mile in 12:01!!!! It was crazy awesome. My two mile time wasn't as good as it has been or should have been but I was still okay with it as well 25:02.

There was a time when doing .5 miles was overwhelming. The sheer fact that I am walk/running two miles!?!?! Well that speaks in and of itself. I like feeling good about myself and I am hoping my Christmas time to have my mile time down under 11:15!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

It seems like here lately all we do is run around! But the kids are involved in some great things and so we just keep going, going and going!

Leanna and Hudson are both doing soccer and karate. Leanna is in 1st grade now (which makes me feel super old), Hudson is doing 3 days a week at preschool as is Nolan. They both go on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Thankfully I have a great friend who is able to help with drop off and pick-up because Nolan's school is so very far away.

Nolan is just doing crazy well at school though! He loves it. His language and speech development in just the last two months since school started is insane to me! We went from maybe 10-20 words
(that others could understand) he probably has between 75 and 100 now! We are still working on the getting him to wear his hearing aids ALL the time without taking them out or hiding them or losing them. But we are getting so much better.

Hudson has surprised me with how well he is doing with school. To be honest I expected him to be in trouble for being to rough or not paying attention...but that hasn't been the case at all! He loves school and has made friends. It has been awesome! He is learning to write his letters and has started to show an interest in learning how to read.

Leanna is rocking the school thing. She tested for the REACH program at the end of the school year last year and she passed! REACH is an acronym for recognizing excellence in Academic and Creative Honors.She loves it. She gets to go and hang out with other REACH kids once a week and they work on unit studies (they just finished a CSI study and she learned about things like DNA and fingerprints and evidence processing! It was very cool)

So we are just humming along with lots going on! Soccer finishes up in the next two weeks and I am sad to say but I am excited it is almost finished. It will be nice to not have to schedule everything around soccer practices and games for a little while!

Time to run. Laundry is calling to me!

*Shay B*

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Best and Worst Wednesday

So I have been a long time reader of a blog called Bakersdozen and she recently started a Best and Worst Wednesday and I love it! So I though with my return it would be something I would start doing.

Best part of today: I got more than 3 hours of sleep.
Worst part of today: They weren't all together.

Best part of Nolan's school: He loves it and has had a language explosion in the last two months since it started.
Worst part of Nolan's school: The drive there! Today we were 20 minutes late thanks to an accident...ugh...

Best part of this week so far: Sneaking pieces of Halloween Candy!
Worst part of this week so far: Halloween hangover!!!

If you would like to participate head on over to Renee's blog and link up! It is a fun thing for sure!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome Back?

Kinda sorta...

It has been a long time since I have blogged. Almost a year. I have decided to try it again. Just sparingly and when I have a moment. I miss recording things here for sure though. I miss writing things down. So I have decided to try to start things up again. We will see how well it goes :)

Life has been busy since I last put something in this little space on the internet.

Here's to just picking it back up.

Happy 1st of November to everyone!

Momma to 3
*Shay B.*