Monday, January 27, 2014

Not frozen solid, YET!

We're not frozen solid, YET! Today is a balmy 31 degrees, but tonight we will be back down to -4 degrees and tomorrow we won't get out of the single digits until the afternoon!

It's been a lot of quick in and outs, from the car to the house, etc.. Kind of like you southerners in the HOT summer temps :)

It got to 19 degrees yesterday and I finally sent the kids out dressed to the gills, literally, both had fleece wrapped up to their eyeballs, wish I had got a pic.

So, lots of time indoors,

Love Asa's Woody pose!
And dreaming of our April vacation in the Outer Banks! That's really helping me get through these cold days!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Big Boy Bed

New Year, new Big Boy bed! Gracyn is a stuffed animal fiend, he sleeps with 2 teddy bears, 3 puppies, 1 monkey, 1 cow and Elmo's Zoie. If he finds more he just can't live with out they join the party too. Needless to say, he was running out of room for himself in his crib! I debated awhile whether or not he was ready, well if I was ready too. It's hard when your last baby is growing up so fast! I wasn't sure how the transition was going to go. We talked it up for awhile and it took some time for his bed to come in. He finally asked me the other night "where's my big boy bed?" Like we've been talking about this thing for over a week, where the heck is it already? The bed finally came in yesterday, it is a Step 2 twin loft bed with room underneath for cubbies (this will be handy cause our clothes never make it out of baskets and cubbies :) Right away both guys were playing in it while I was putting it together, they helped - sort of... Once I got it together and made up they continued the celebration!

Asa really liked Gracyn's new bed. I had to convince him that his bunk bed was way more cool because he could have friends sleep in it too. I think it worked...
As far as how Gracyn slept? He went right to sleep, wanted to sleep on his pillow (this is a first) and we never heard a peep! Until 5:00, he woke up crying. I thought maybe he whacked his head on the side but when I went in he was under his BIG teddy bear. He was super hot and FREAKED OUT. I freed him and climbed in, he said he wanted to get out. I assured him it was okay, then I started to think that if I fell asleep I wouldn't wake up in time to get Asa rolling @ 6:00. So I attempted to climb out, not an easy task for someone with short legs getting out of a bed that is 3 ft off the floor, with sides! He woke up and we ended up in my bed listening to Daddy snore, though Gracyn finally fell back to sleep - horizontal with him kicking me in the back...

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snowbound and Frigid

What do you do when it's too cold to go outside and it snows for 24 hours straight? Lots of things...
You can have a parade...

A Snow Day Tea Party

Or go to the beach :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Coming up for air!

We survived Christmas, then got slammed with the flu the day after. Both Brian and I were in bed for 3 days tag teaming with the kids. I thought I was going to die, I have not been this sick in years! Fever, chills, aches HEADACHE. Unfortunately we didn't or did :) keep it in the family and my BIL and nephew caught it. What's love without sharing nasty viruses! Eventually it got Ace on Monday but he snapped out of it pretty quick, I think thanks to his flu shot....

Santa brought the boys a REAL tent with REAL sleeping bags. They also got some nice hand crank REAL lanterns that came in mighty handy Sunday night during a snow storm when we lost power until 5:00 Monday morning.
Had to wake both the boys up Christmas morning!

In their tent with Daddy and Frankie. Frankie loved the tent, it was up for 2 days, I think he snoozed quite a bit in there :)

Cousins @ Christmas #3

Gracyn needs a haircut but his curls are sooooo cute!

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My name is Jackie and I am a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, cousin to many, and a dreamer of sorts. I dream of many things and one is a life full of acceptance, achievement and success for my Super Hero son Asa. He's got extra good stuff that comes with a little thing called Down syndrome. We live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire with our 2 Bulldogs; Rosie, Frankie and 36 chickens.