Friday, August 31, 2012

Levi Austin: 16 Months

Today I am home with Lane...not a week into school and I have to use a day! I didn't even have my sub plans put together!!! Oh well...that's life as a working mom with kids!!
On Wednesday, Levi turned 16 months old!!! I realized I haven't done a update on him since he turned one so I thought it was time. Levi has changed so much in the last four months. So here it goes!
You are a hot MESS!!! For starters you are in to everything, and I mean everything!! You are constantly wanting to be held, which makes getting anything done almost impossible! You have entered the whiny phase, which I clearly remember with Lane. I wanted to pull my hair out daily, but as with each phase it did phase, so I know it will with you too!
You are a eating machine! You will just about eat anything I give you. You love fruit. So far you eat ...strawberries, pineapple, Mandarin oranges, grapes, peaches, bananas, and apples. You also love your breakfast bars (so did Lane), cheese, smoothie drinks, veggies, crackers, I mean the list could really go on and on! I hope you keep up this good eating business!!
Lately you have become very aware of the Wii, our iphones, and ipad! No kidding! You think you know how to play each of them and you try so hard! Scary actually know exactly where the Disney Jr. app and the bowling app are at on the ipad. Those are your favorite! You love to mimic your brother when he is playing the Wii! It's pretty funny to watch!
You are beginning to talk alot! You can say and understand: hi, bye, mommy, daddy, bubba, milk, please, more, blue, baseball. You can understand simple directions like: lets go bye bye, go get your shoes, bath time, follow me, go to your room, and night night.
Your personality is really forming! You love to dance when you hear music. You are very stubborn and when we get on to you, you just stare at us and give us this look like "what mom". It makes getting on to you both frustrating and hilarious at the same time!
Your first week back to school was a little rough! Partly because you were a little under the weather. The last couple of days though, I have gotten a great report!! You have been finger painting, taking buggy rides, and even playing with shaving cream at school! Bless his teachers...they are very brave!! I think with time you will love school!
Levi, you certainly are a hand full, but we love you to pieces! You make me smile and laugh every single day!! I love watching you grow and discover new things! I love watching you and Lane develop a relationship and play together...and I love catching those sweet moments were y'all are being sweet together, like looking back in the car and seeing y'all holding hands!
Happy 16 months! Love you sweet bubba!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Indoor Soccer: Avenger Style

This post is long overdue but needs to make it on the blog!! Back in July we decided to sign Lane up for indoor soccer! He needed some activity for sure! We knew it would be fun when the first email the coach sent said they were going to be the Avengers!! Lane was pumped about his team name!! It was the perfect "light" season for the summer! Lane had a great time and actually liked it more than regular because it was non-stop action!! He did awesome all season....I think he probably had about 25 to 30 goals on the season!! Paul and I are so proud of the little athlete that he is! It's funny to say but, at four, he just has this drive in him and he loves to play and compete!! We have never had a struggle with him in any sport with going to practices or games...he just loves to play!!
Anyway we had fun watching him and it definitely was a great summer activity!
This was him on game #1
His sweet team w/ Coach Byron
In action

The Avengers

Lane on the last game day

So cute!! Lane, Braden, and Jaren...and funny enough...Braden and his family are going to be our new neighbors!! They are building on the lot literally right across the street from us!

Proud parents!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day

Well it happened, summer break has come to an end! We had a great summer! Just the other day we were in the car and Lane said "Mom, I had a pretty good summer"! So cute!!
This week is back to school work week for me, so that means it's back to school for the kiddos as well! Lane is starting his full year of Pre-K!! His class is precious and they even have their own desks this year!!
Levi on the other hand is in Walkers 2!!! Can you say no cribs, eating in chair at a table, feeding himself, nap mats!!! I just don't know!! It has me a little nervous!!
This morning was pretty easy! No major morning meltdowns, ha! Typically Paul is the drop off person, but on the first days I always go as well. So we had to leave the house a little early, but not before a little picture session!!
My big boy!! Seriously is he not precious!!??

I found these adorable First Day signs from Pinterest!! They go all the way to 12th grade!  I plan on keeping these for mister Levi as well!!

And speaking of Levi....there he is!!


And a pic with mama!!

Once I got to school today, I was told Lane had a great day!! He was all smiles! Levi, sadly, did not have a great day. His teacher told me he pretty much cried on and off all day long. His poor little eyes were red and puffy. So sad of course, but at the same time I know in time he will get better and the tears will stop! SS is an amazing place and he will be just fine!!
So another school year begins...can't wait to see what it holds!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

1st Dentist Visit!

Another first for my big man!! Back in July I took Lane to see the dentist for the first time! I was a little nervous on how he would do...but once again Lane proved me wrong!! He did awesome and was such a Big Boy!!

He has 20 teeth and the dentist said everything looked good...he had no worries! We also saw his big teeth sitting right on top of his baby teeth just waiting!! Kinda crazy! What made it better, and much to my surprise, was that he was cavity free!!
We now brush his teeth even more to get all the "sugar bugs" off!! Love that little term they use!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

GA Trip: Talladega

Since we were going to be driving right past Talladega, Paul had promised Lane we would stop and check it out! So on our way home Sunday, we kept our promise and stopped! Lane was in heaven!!! Our Nascar loving child had the best time and thought it was so cool that he was at another Nascar track!

After checking out the store, we decided to take the little tour of the track!

Victory Lane

Two tracks down...several more to go!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

GA Trip: Stone Mountain

Paul's grandparents live in Stone Mountain, GA. Which is literally a big stone mountain right in the middle of the city. At the base of it is a little amusement park, and at night they do a pretty cool laser show right on the side of the mountain. Everybody sits on the lawn, and it's pretty fun!
Some of our group have never been so we decided to take the boys! Me, Paul, Lane, Holly, Charlie, Coen, Andy, and Priscilla all went to Outback for dinner and then headed to the show! Paul's dad and Cindy kept the babies for us!!

I love this pic of Lane! He thought it was pretty cool!

Andy ( Paul's bro) and Priscilla


The Cantus

The Confederate Soldiers are etched on the side

Uncle Charlie bought the boys light up toys!

We had a fun night and he boys enjoyed the show! Paul took me here 10 years ago and now we were able to take our son!! Crazy how things change! Maybe in 10 more Levi can make it!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

GA Trip: The Reunion

A couple of weeks ago we made a very quick roadtrip to Georgia for Paul's grandparents' 60th wedding reunion! The boys did fairly decent on the trip. I made sure to pack the car full of snacks, drinks, toys, and DVD's!
Saturday was the actual reunion. The last time I was in GA was for their 50th reunion! Paul and I were in our second year of dating! It was crazy to see how much the family has grown!! Lots of kiddos this time around!

We took pics...each family and then a big group one. Here is our family crew attempting a pic! My how the kids make it hard!

A little better!

And here is the whole Furr clan!

I was tired of carrying Levi, so he got a ride to the room!
 (ps....doesn't my hubby look pretty good in pink, ha!)

Both boys on our iphones! At least something other than us can entertain them!

Claire came to play for a minute!

This pic was taken Sunday morning before's all the little boys, minus Levi, in the family....Luke, Adrian, Lane, and about a mess!

This isn't all the fun we had in GA! I decided to break it into three posts...stay tuned!