Sunday, January 22, 2012

I am Guilty...

Of being a horrible blogger!  There is so much to share, I don't even know where to start.  My last post was Halloween.  Since then, we are back down to two kids (ours) as my nieces are with another amazing family.  The three months that we had five kids were the most difficult months of my entire life. One of the most difficult days was the day they left.  They are doing amazing however and we are going to see them tomorrow. 

That experience taught me so much about myself, my kids, and my family.  I am more proud of Austin than I ever have been.  He handled the time with the girls so very well.  He was a great brother/cousin to them.  He was always a huge help and never complained.  Jack on the other hand picked up some not-so-awesome habits as a result of the attention sharing.  He started biting and tantruming more often.  He has gotten a lot better as things have settled down around here. 

Austin experienced a huge milestone week of Christmas;  he lost a tooth!

I didn't even know it was loose.  Waylon was at home with the boys and when I got home from work, Austin was so excited to show me his tooth and let me know that he pulled it out himself!  Waylon said that one minute, Austin was complaining that it was loose, the next minute, he had pulled it on his own.  I had a little "mommy moment" about that one.  I had no idea that I would get so emotional about a tooth. (Waylon didn't either) ;)  So Aus got a visit from the Tooth Fairy and Santa all in the same week.

 We went to Oklahoma for Christmas which was a great time to get away and see family.  Pics from the trip are coming next!