Hunter 6 months

My sweet boy turned 6 months this last week. And to celebrate, he was sick! Poor thing got viral pharyngitis from his sissy. Then he got a sinus infection on top of that. It's been a long 10 days of crying, coughing, congestion and NO sleep. It's been rough on all of us.

Here are our monthly photos. He's obsessed with sticking his tongue out right now.


I finally got him out of the rock n play and into his crib (which he really didn't like) until he got sick. Now he's back in the rock n play to keep him elevated. So we'll have to do the crib training all over again soon :-(

I shared this one of FB the other day. She hugged him a little too hard and the next second he pulled her hair. I died laughing after I got over the fact that I wasn't going to get the perfect shot of them together because she was done after that.

His hair is starting to grow a little so I've been trying a mohawk on him. haha

I just can't get over how cute and how happy this kid is. I'm glad the week is over and my happy baby is back!

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Hunter- 5 months

Hunter was 5 months old on Tuesday and boy has he changed in just the last 2 weeks. First of all, he's a whooping 17.6 pounds! He is now officially rolling over from his back to front which means if you leave him in a room, he will be clear across it when you return. My friend Jessica told me it starts really getting hard having two when the youngest starts moving and I fear she may be right. Paisley didn't crawl until she was 11 months old but I think Hunter will start early.

Here's our monthly pics


And a few extra that you'll see on my June challenge soon

I guess his sissy already got to him & told him that it isn't fun when mommy gets her camera out!!!!

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June Clickaday Challenge- Weeks 2 & 3

Ok- So I'm a little behind on showing you the pictures from the challenge where I take and edit a picture EVERY.SINGLE.DAY for the month of June. I've been good about posting them to Facebook & Instragram every day but I keep forgetting to share it here too. So I'll catch you up on the last two weeks.

June 9: SICK. We thought poor Hunter was sick only to find out that he has allergies. Kinda sucks and I'm really praying this isn't a long term problem for my little man.


June 10: Faucet. We probably have 100 toys for Paisley to play with in our backyard and this is what she wants to do. Crazy girl!

June 11: Jumparoo. Hunter absolutely LOVES his jumparoo. That boys likes to bounce. And allergies have cleared up and he's back to his happy self again.

June 12: Sunset kisses. Paisley LOVES her Pops. (Isn't that sunset amazing? Thats my backyard at 7:45pm.)

June 13: All clean. I mean can this kid get any cuter?

June 14: Morning feed. Paisley loves to go feed the cows with Pops each morning. I went out this morning and wondered if the fog would be a problem for me. But as you can see, it added a bit of magic to this picture.

June 15: Happy Father's Day! It only took me a 100 tries and then finally had to pay retouchup.com to swap heads to get this shot of the 3 of them!

June 16: My girl will be 2 years old a month from today. Hard to believe!

June 17: We were at my mom's house all week long to help with VBS. This is what I did for 5 hours one night. Edited over 100 pics for each kid and added text to the top. Talk about a lot of work!

June 18: Olivia. We went to Houston on Saturday for my niece Olivia's first birthday party. Momma T made her a teepee so I had to take some shots.

June 19: Sick. After a week at VBS, P is sick with the FLU! (Who gets the flu in June besides my children???!!!)

June 20: You already saw the transformation of this 40 year old dresser on the blog.

June 21: P and cows. I cheated and used a picture from last week of Paisley feeding the cows in her PJ's.

June 22: Swaddle. At 5 months old, Hunter still loves to be swaddled and sleep in his rock n play. He turned over yesterday (from his back to his front) so his swaddling days are over.

Thats it. Stay tuned to see what I can come up with for the last week of June.

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Dresser make over

Meet Auntie Fran's dresser.


I inherited this dresser when I married Todd. I told him we needed to get rid of it because it was over 40 years old and UGLY! But like any good hoarder, he opposed because he loved his Auntie Fran and wanted to keep it for sentimental reasons. And I'm so glad he did. I've been wanting to paint this thing for years but never had the courage to actually do it. Well I finally got tired of looking at it and did it! It took me about a week because I worked on it at nap time and at night after everybody was asleep.

I primed it and gave it two coats of paint. I painted it the same color as my built in desk and laundry room since its on this side of the house (the only side of the house with color).

I went back and forth on the handles. I bought these really cool knobs from Hobby Lobby but they didn't work. Then I bought pulls at Lowe's but they were too short. So finally I just used some trim paint that was in our garage and painted the original pulls. I put holes in a diaper box so they could sit up straight while I painted and white they dried. I think they came out pretty good and cost me nothing (thanks Mom for that idea)!

And just to add a little more personal touch, I lined the drawers with this chevron contact paper which I love. I have extra and looking around my house to see what I 'line' next!

I also bought a mirror and new lamp shade. A total of $125 and this guest room has new life!

A little before and after of the dresser.

I'm not the only one doing DIY projects around here. Todd actually finished up our mailbox last weekend. Did you know that when you build a house, it doesn't come with a mailbox? Crazy right. Note to self: When you build a house everything comes a la carte! Everybody in our neighborhood has brick mailboxes and when we got the quote of $1,000 we said heck no. So he did ALOT of research, found a design and built it himself. He even put the brick around the bottom too. I think it turned out great and he's so proud of himself and I'm proud of him too!

So come to TX and stay in our new guest room and put some mail in our new mailbox.
We'd love to have ya.
Candice

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June Clickaday Challenge- Week 1

I am doing a challenge for the month of June- take and edit one picture EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I've never committed to a 365 project because honestly I'm lazy and I don't pick up let alone edit pictures every single day. But I figure I could do it for a month and I'm having a lot of fun doing it. If you aren't on Facebook (Aunt Netty) then this post is for you.

June 1: Night time ritual- reading before bed


June 2: PapPaw kisses. At nearly 87 years old, it was quite a chore for him to get in and out of our house. It makes me that to see my grandfather aging so quickly. I don't know how much longer he will have one this earth so I cherish these little moments where he gets to love on his grand babies.

June 3: To cut or not to cut? Had a hair appt that day and took a picture before my appt. My hair is falling out like it did when Paisley was 4 months old and I thought I might cut it really short but I chickened out and just cut off about 3 inches.

June 4: My earthquake.

"I believe God loves us too much to leave us flailing in our self-centered universes, so He delivers these tiny reflections of ourselves into our homes with earthquake effectiveness". Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker

June 5: I know I'm bias because I gave birth to him but is that one of the cutest kids you have ever seen or what? His daddy added the caption.

June 6: Sunset Swimming. I let her stay up late because the light in our back yard is amazing around 8pm. I thought this counted as her bath since its summer. Right??

June 7:Working on a DIY project this weekend. Hope to show you the before & after next week (if it doesn't look like total crap)

June 8: Watermelon. YUM!

Come back next week and you'll see week 2 of the June challenge!
Candice

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Memorial Day Fun

I hope you all had a good Memorial day. We packed up and went to my parents for the long weekend. Its amazing how nice it is to visit but not live there. We really had a ton of fun.


We boiled crawfish on Saturday. They were kinda small but they were tasty.

I had to put the kids in their blue & red Memorial day outfits.

I'm glad I got the pictures when I did because Paisley wasn't clothed for too much longer after that! I don't know why but she loves to run around naked on the farm. I mean doesn't everybody ride their tractors naked?

This next pic pretty much sums Paisley up. She seriously loves the farm & thinks she can just do what she wants. She's also fiercely independent and makes her own path. I'm sure that will wild spirit will come in handy as an adult but for now it either cracks me up or drives me crazy. (don't mind the dirty bottom she has)

She put on clothes & a camo hat later to ride her tractor. Crazy girl

There was also swimming in the pool & a boat ride on the lake but I didn't take pictures of that. I simply enjoyed those moments with the people I love most.

I hope you got to spend the weekend with loved ones.
Take care,
Candice



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