Tuesday, August 14

Mom super-powers

If you're a Mom or you've been around one in your adult life...you're acutely aware that Mom's have super powers. Between making dinner while holding a baby all while also entertaining another child or vacuuming while brushing your teeth - Moms can do some amazing things. I just thought that I should declare that I have a knack for making up songs/raps. If my child knew some rappers' names I have no doubt that he'd put me right up there with Eminem and Jay-Z. Today I made up a rap about the items I needed him to take to his room and he proclaimed, "I love your silly songs!" - I melted, in a puddle, right there in the living room. I love that boy!

I've been struggling with my big boy lately. He is big. I broke out in an all out cry last night while tucking him. He starts kindergarten in a week and a half. That boggles my mind! Where on earth has time gone?

You should all know that change is not my strongest suit. Before I had Miles I questioned how we would adapt (no worries it went off without a hitch) ;) and even moving from Oklahoma was scary just because we did well there. This is different though. I can't be there for him all the time, it is incredibly scary to send your child off for the first time. Granted, he's been in some sort of childcare since he was 3 months old, but this is different. His true schooling starts and the only thing I can think of that will be this monumental is graduating! Even junior high and high school won't be quite as life altering.

When you are pregnant or have a newborn, or even still with Miles, complete strangers always want to tell you to enjoy them while they are young, or they grown up fast. Well...its. so. true. I've been struggling lately with the fact that he's big. He's so big that he'd rather play with his friends sometimes and he's so big that he has gotten quite the attitude, he's so big that he can pour his own drink and even reach the cups (if they are perfectly situated). I'm dealing with that "He longer needs me" attitude. Do I know that is a little ridiculous? Yes, but somewhere between 4 and 5 he grew into a boy instead of little boy.

So as we venture into school I just pray that he makes great friends, learns tons, and misses me somewhere in there too. Have I mentioned I'll be in the same school?? I know...awesome! He'll think its awesome until about 3rd grade so while I get the luxury of popping in on him if I choose, I'm going to get everything out of it that I can because...those people who tell you that "they grow up fast" or "enjoy them while they're young"...they are so right.

 This pictures makes me literally laugh out loud :)

Wednesday, August 1

Kendall Elizabeth makes her arrival!!

We finally have a girl on the Tooker/McCoy side of the family!! We love our boys but we are all super excited to welcome a girl! On July 9th weighing in at 7lbs. 3oz. she seemed so tiny! I had to wait until my Mom could come over to man the Miles man (he is not old enough to take to a hospital) but I got there shortly after they allowed visitors in!

 Big brother Will was so excited!
They were in the most perfect room! Right outside was this great open space for Will and Dylan to be able to roam free!
 First time seeing Daddy :)))
 Seeing sister for the first time, he was so excited!! The sweetest thing!!!!

 Is that not the biggest smile you've ever seen!!!
We stood and watched sweet Kendall get her first bath! I've never watched them do this (normally I'm the one that just had the baby, or I get there too late)...crazy! She screamed while they do it and the nurses are just cool as a cucumber!

 Another sweet one of Kevin and Will
 Her stats...
 It is really a GIRL!

Everyone is so exited about spoiling this baby GIRL! Something tells me she will always be dressed to kill!!

4th of July!

Last year I was still physically getting over having Miles and he was about a week old so we did not make it to the Lake Highlands 4th of July parade so this year we were excited to be able to make it! We met Kevin, Will, and Kevin's sister Kasey about a mile down the road by the high school. Even though it was early it was already hot! I always love doing things in Lake Highlands like this, it always makes me feel like we live in a small community in the middle of this huge city!
 This is the same onsie that Dylan wore on his first 4th of July :)

 Will and Kayse waiting for the parade to start!
 These two were not up for posing for pictures so I just took them anyway...

 Well maybe it was just Dylan, because Will sure was being cute!

 Dustin had just cycled like 20+ miles so he was extra hot!

 Their favorite part of the parade is the mad dash for candy!
  By the end Miles was hot and tired!
Later in the day we headed over to hang out and swim at my Mom's

 We were soaking up as much time as possible with these two! They are now in Norway :(


 An after swim dance off! Miles has some serious moves!!

 Will was so cute! He has become quite the little fish this summer! He was jumping off the side and LOVED the slide!

 So fun!
 I can not get over how brave this little guy is!

 We ate some dinner and then headed over to watch the fireworks over at the DAC! Fun times!