Monday, December 3, 2012

A New Jacket

Dear Hadley.

We love you so! You are walking everywhere! Doing so good. You still don't have any shoes, but don't worry mommy has that covered. I am just waiting on the Mailman now! I bought you some black Patton shoes, glitter toms, and Ugg type boots in both brown and black. 

I wanted to tell you a funny story. Well, maybe not so funny to your dad, but you should know it. Tonight your dad came home from work bragging about this new special black jacket from Halcon he had received today. As I was in your brothers room (we were in the small town home) I hear your dad from the next room say..."What happened here!" "Oh gosh that's so gross!" Hadley, you threw up all over your dad's brand new jacket! I couldn't help but laugh and I felt bad that I did, but it truly was funny. Your dad responded with a "It's not funny" and "I guess you will have to wash it now, but don't dry it" comment. Don't worry he still adores you even if you puked all over his brand new jacket. 


The Zuehlke's

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't know about anyone else, but I really loved our low key Thanksgiving this year. Scott had 5 days off to spend time with us at home. It's always so much easier with the kids with two of us around to share parent duties. Thanksgiving morning my dad and I ran in the 5k Katy Dash. This is the third year to do it, and I think it's a tradition. Next year, the kids will be old enough to do the 1 mile walk too! Should be fun!

We spent a few hours with my parents afterwards and had a nice hot bowl of Chili and frosted sugar cookies with sprinkles just for Scotty.  Then we all got a nap! That doesn't happen enough! On Saturday, we spent the day over at Scott's dads and my parents joined. There we had the big traditional Thanksgiving meal! It was very enjoyable to be with family. I am SO thankful for my family. Below is a few pictures I snapped of the kids before lunch. Hadley was just starting to walk and she is so proud of herself!

Here's our Princess

Here's our Jock

Turkey Anyone?

Happy Thanksgiving! 


The Zuehlke's 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Scotty Turns 3!

Well, another year has passed! Scotty is now 3! Where does the time go...seriously?! SLOOO-DOWN!  We had Scotty's party at Westwood gymnastics this year per request of Scotty with a baseball theme. "Mommy, I want to jump in the blocks!"  "Mommy, who is coming to my party?" "Will Dean be there?" "Will Emmy be there?" "Who else?" I have never seen Scotty so fired up! All of his friends and ours  came to celebrate and be a part of his very special day. He had a wonderful time jumping, CLIMBING,  and playing rough just as boys LOVE to do. My sweet boy can be a little shy and as everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to Scotty, he ducked his head with a smile and covered his face. Slightly embarrassed and shy that everyone was signing to him. Probably my favorite moment of his party. Happy birthday sweet boy! We love you lots and can't wait to watch you eat more birthday cake (icing) for many years to come!!!!


The Zuehlkes

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Happy Fall everyone! We hope you enjoyed it as much as our family did. Despite packing for our move, we made time to have some fun! We went to the pumpkin patch, carved a pumpkin, trick or treating, and enjoyed one of our last  family dinners here at Isthmus Cove on Halloween eve. This year Scotty was a Cardinal baseball player as he continues to love baseball, and Hadley was a cute little Cheetah! This year we hit every house in our neighborhood and we have lot's of candy to prove it! Scotty had a blast! I think Hadley had just as much fun watching brother.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

" I wuv You Mommy."

We had such a great day today. Scotty was so much fun after school while my sweet baby girl napped. I Wuv (love) you, I Wuv you mommy, mommy I Wuv you. Oh, goodness! I doubt I would ever get sick of hearing those three words together. Acorn hunting, bike riding, and movie watching fun today! I really need days like these. Scotty, I will always Wuv you!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Nasty Bug

SO, the kiddos got the stomach flu. Wow. I wasn't expecting Hadley to get the throw up bug so soon. Scotty was 2.5 before he threw up, but Hadley just 1! Sunday night around 8:30, Scotty is getting into bed and Dad  yells..."Honey, throw up everywhere." These are SUCH dreadful words. I hate throw up! I have a fear of it. If someone says "I don't feel good," I get scared.  I find it repulsive and frankly I never knew once I had kids how I could ever clean up or be around vomit.  Is this subject making your stomach turn yet?  It is mine. My stomach has been upset for days! Poor Hadley was so sick. I held her for 4 hours so I would be there when/if she got sick again. She was so upset. She just didn't understand what was going on. The minute I finally got her back into bed, I hear Scotty sick in the next room. What a night!  The poor child was sick every 10-15 min for about 9 hours! Yes, 9 hours.....I thought it would never end. At 4:30 in the morning, I finally got Scott up to take care of Scotty. I hadn't slept one wink. Back to, " I never knew once I had kids how I could ever clean up or be around vomit." Well, I just do it. I totally rock it. Yes I said that. I really can't believe how well I can handle it! I find it amazing...

NOW, onto a slightly funny story. Scotty fell asleep on the couch in the game room upstairs. I was downstairs visiting with my sister-in-law. We hear a loud thud. We thought Scotty had gotten up from his nap, but then when we didn't hear him,  we figured it was the roofers who happened to have just shown up. About 10 minutes later I go upstairs to check on Scotty, only to find him sound asleep on the floor!!! Blanket halfway on the couch, halfway on the ground. Poor baby MUST have been tired!


The Zuehlke's 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chevron and Silhouettes, Hadley Turns 1!

It has been such a long time since I have been on the blog, I almost forgot the password! Anyway.... 

Chevron and Silhouette themed parties have been all the rage this season, so since I love them both I thought it was a perfect theme for Hadley's big 1 year birthday party! Hadley's celebration started with a trip to the Children's Museum  and the following day a family dinner and celebration at our home. We all had such a wonderful time. I can't believe my little girl is 1. We head to the doctor's this week for her 1 year check up! Can't wait to see how much my little girl has grown. 



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I know it's cliche, but I will continue to say it over and over again and that is that time does fly by so fast. We just purchased Hadley's "big girl" car seat. It's all girly and pink.  We love it. Now that she is crawling, and pulling up on everything,  she wants nothing to do with her bouncy. Her baby recliner, and swing, have been sitting upstairs to go back into the attic for a few months now. Seems like just the other day we were getting all that stuff down and cleaned preparing for her arrival.   We are now putting it away...again.  I can't believe summer is already here. As soon as summer is over, she will be 1! It's so bittersweet. I LOVE her so! She went to the doctor today for her 9 month well visit. She is in that stranger anxiety stage.  SO, she cried the entire time Dr. Nelms was in the room (Scotty never did this),  looking at me red faced like..."Mommy, make him go away!" It's funny how much my daughter can express her emotions  at only 9 months.   Here are my girls stats.

Weight: 21# 1 1/2 ounce  (88%)
Height: 29"     (91%)
Head Circumference: 17.5 inches  (66%)

On the other hand, Scotty keeps us so busy at 2.5.  He is at an age that we are both really enjoying. He is definitely a difficult one. STRONG WILLED.  HARD HEADED. Always up to challenge us.  Not sure where he got this? Anyone want to take a guess?   He is talking like crazy. He can carry on a  good 2.5 year old type conversation and if he doesn't know what something is he has no problem asking..."What is that?" or "What is that for?" Always trying to learn about the world around him. He is completely potty trained. He was ready at 2 and we started a little there after.  He still wears his pull-ups at night, but that's it!  I am so proud of him. He can also fully dress himself. He struggles a little with his shirts, but he can do it. He is obsessed with baseball and Caillou.   My son has taught me many things. I am so grateful for him. 

Here they are at 9 months. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On June 1st, Scotty had his Adenoids and Tonsils removed. After months of being sick,  a trial run on Nasonex, and a very frustrated mommy, we had no other choice. I really wanted Scotty to feel better! No more coughing and getting sick which is what was happening several times a week. Scotty was such a brave little boy. He went in his dinosaur PJ's and of course Brownie and Softy were along for the ride. Daddy came along too. When it was time for his surgery he walked back, holding the nurses hands, and carrying his friends. He didn't look back once, but I sure did praying that he was out soon and safe and before I knew it....he was. They said when he woke up they would come and get us. We were practically running back to the recovery room once they did. I didn't want him to wake up alone in pain and scared.  When we walked in, a nurse was holding him and he was crying. Once I got my arms around him I felt a sense of relief!  He slept a bit and then I was able to bring him home to recover. He is feeling better day by day. Thank you God! I am grateful for your blessing of happy healthy children. Now how in the world am I gonna break this ice cream addiction?!


The Zuehlke's 


Monday, May 21, 2012

Destin 2012

We headed out of town on our first family vacation together to Destin, Florida!

We were Silly!

We Shared Special Moments

& We loved.
Our Vacation!


The Zuehlke’s


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter was a lot of fun! 4 easter egg hunts, lots of food, and time with family made for an exciting weekend! I missed bringing my camera on Saturday so unfortunately I missed taking pictures with all of our family ( I feel terrible), but I managed to take a few today. 

Happy Easter everyone!


The Zuehlke's

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Meg and Jared's Couple Shower

Last weekend I helped host a baby shower for my sweet cousin Megan in beautiful Austin. It's her very first baby and we are so excited to see what "IT" is in May! They are keeping it a surprise, but I am guessing it's a boy! or maybe it's  a girl? We will see soon enough. Here are some pictures from the shower. Ain't she adorable!?

32 Weeks

The Hostesses

Sign in Table

We used A Dr. Seuss Book as for everyone to sign

We wrote funny quotes on diapers

This was a sweet one

Monogrammed Onesies by Tagged By Tiff

War Eagle. Just for Jared!

One of the girls made a diaper cake! Turned out super cute!

Cupcakes by the Hostesses Kaley and Jessica. So cute!

Meg and her mom

Excited Dad to be!

Hostess Gifts.