Sunday, June 29, 2014

This Girl!

Our Harper Doodle is big fat mess!!  She is 15 1/2 months old and brings us more joy every day.  We were out of the baby stage when she came along, and this time has been so sweet.  She has a mind of her own and tries her best to keep up with Maddie and Turner.  Here are a few updates on just her.
  Words we hear multiple times a day from her- ball, side (outside), snack, boo boo, thank you, bath, shoes, and bow.  This sums up her favorite things.  Last night Harper joined Turner in the bath while still wearing her diaper.  I ended up bathing her and getting her out.  She had on another diaper and before I got her dressed, she was back in the tub:)  After I dress her, she always goes straight for her shoes and then starts looking for her bows.  I think this girl might be our girly one!  We don't call her princess for nothing!
  She loves being naked!  If she can get away from us between diaper changes, she will!  She laughs all the time and is our happy girl.  She has 6 teeth on top and 2 on bottom.   She puts herself to sleep at nap and we still give her a bottle at bedtime.  She only drinks water and milk and steals the big kids cups at every opportunity!   She had another ear infection recently and has a well check on Wednesday.  
  She can now climb on the couches, chair, you name it.  We have to keep our eyes on that girl!  She loves swimming, popcicles, and giving kisses.  This girl keeps us on our toes we love her to pieces!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Playing Catch Up!

I have gotten a bit behind in the blogging world.  Things are a little crazy here.  Kevin resigned from Bolton and accepted a position with Bartlett High.  He also is going to be the running back coach for Varsity this next year.  While we are very excited, it is going to be different and new.  It was wild how it all happened, and I am glad that we know and don't have to wonder any longer where he will be.  Looking forward to spending more time at my Alma mater:)
  Kev got a summer job with one of his buddies setting up and taking down bounce houses.   He has been working non stop on the weekends, until he messed up his back last Saturday.  Luckily, we think it is just muscular and he is on the mend.  Last week was VBS and we had a great week!!  The kids absolutely love it and learn so much.  We love EBC and I am so thankful I have been able to help with it the past three years.
  We are enjoying being out of school, but it seems like we are always going in different directions.   I am working twice a week at MDO and Kev will start back with football in another week.  Maddie is at gymnastics camp for the next few days and then immediately will go to an overnight kids camp at church.  Turner is going to a day camp tomorrow to have some fun himself at River City.  Harper is getting over an ear infection and has a well check next week.  Praying those ears are cleared up!  Sweet girl has moved up from me carrying a diaper bag to having her own little back pack.  Slow down time!!  Hard to believe our baby is quickly moving into a different stage!
  Today is our 10 year anniversary!!  Lots has happened in the past 10 years and I can't imagine doing life with anyone else.  I am updating this blog on my new tablet from the hubs.  I was so surprised when Turner told me this morning what I would be receiving:)  Bless him.  I have left a lot out, but things are going pretty well at the Wilkes house.  We just have to get Kev's back squared away and all will be well.  These are just a few pics from church the past two weeks.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Aubry Turns 2!

Sweet A turned 2 on Monday.  She had a Paw Patrol party over the weekend and it was super cute.  Aubry had fun playing, eating her cupcake, and playing like crazy.  Hard to believe she is already 2.  She calls me Issy (which I love:)  and she calls all 3 of my kiddos "Maddie".  Too funny!  Kevin stopped by afterwards but missed the party due to work.  That will be a whole separate post!  We love big and little A and loved celebrating her special day.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Zoo Day!

We decided Wednesday to go to the zoo and had the best time!  We stopped at Central BBQ for lunch and spent the whole afternoon with the animals.  Harper really enjoyed herself this time amd every animal was a "doggy":)  Turner normally complains about being hot and tired pretty quickly when we are doing stuff outside.  He loved every second of it and was running from animal to animal.  Maddie spent some time in the wagon with Harper, but she did great too.
  We fed the giraffes for the first time and the kids always love feeding the birds on a stick.  It was my favorite family zoo trip to date!!


Here is a recap of boo boo's from the week-
*  Maddie had dental work Monday.  We paid for white caps, they gave her silver.  They quickly corrected it but her mouth has been sore all week:(
*  I did a fabulous job of cleaning the kids shower this week.  So good that five seconds after Turner got in there, he slipped and busted his chin on the side of the tub.  My bad!!
*  Harper loves the big kids room and climbing up to Maddie's top bunk.  When we are in there it is kind of cute.  When we aren't and and someone forgets to close the door...not so much.  She fell off the stairs and has bruises to show it.

Crazy that all three had mishaps in a span of a few days.  Thankful it was just some cuts and bruises! 

Gymnastics Banquet!

Last weekend we had an end of year banquet for gym.  Mimi and Boo Boo kept T and H and we were able to just enjoy Maddie.  The girls ended up sitting together and we actually had some adult time.  It was nice.  We had Corky's and watched a DVD with pics from throughout the year.  Hard to believe her first competition season is over!
  Afterwards the girls had a lock in back at the gym.  Mo's second time to spend the night somewhere besides with family.  She had so much fun she was upset that I picked her up EIGHT minutes early.  Good grief!  She wanted me to leave and come back.  Her coach told me she fell asleep pretty early.  My party child:)  She is really growing up!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sprinkler Park!

Great time today at the sprinkler park.  We met several friends there and Harper just couldn't get enough of the water.  We played for 3 hours and had a picnic lunch.  It was a perfect morning!  Thankful for time at home this summer and friends that are home too:)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Kids "Blank" Free!

Nothing screams more fun to us than FREE:)  Fortunately,  we have signed up for several things this summer-bowling and skating!  The kids can do both a lot and admission is free.  We just have to pay $2 for shoe rentals.  Ok, so not totally free but pretty close:)  Kev took the big kids skating Thursday and took all 3 bowling Friday.  We even met Tina and the girls and had a great time.  We also had a movie night and watched Frozen in our sleeping bags.  I would say our first full week of summer break was a hit!