I'm just now getting to writing a post about how awesome my birthday was. It was the best one I've ever had. I had an amazing dinner at Red Lobster...ultimate feast style topped with a Mango Strawberry Daiquiri. Nick's parents watched the kids and Nick and I had a really nice time getting out. Then...Nick arranged for family to go together on the most perfect gift for me. A gift card to Hershey Spa with my friend Carrie. It's something I've always dreamed of doing but it's so expensive, I'd never truly considered it. Nick was sooooooo excited to give it to me. I had to keep telling him to be quiet leading up to my birthday because he tends to NOT keep surprises. :) I'm sooooooo excited about this. I finally got it scheduled for December. This place is amazing and I can't wait to experience it. As if that was not enough. My parents are going to keep the kids and Nick is going to clean the house when I'm gone!!! Ummm....AMAZING gift. I also got some clothes, gift cards and money for clothes and the money for Red Lobster. All the things I love. :) I think about this trip to the spa every day....... CAN NOT WAIT!
The Spa at Hotel Hershey
Other things....I can't keep up with everything with Luke and Taylor. They are learning so many things. Luke is throwing, kicking, catching, rolling, bouncing and trying to dribble the ball. He spends his time doing that or reading books. He's really been talking gibberish a lot more. He's picking up a lot too though. We have the Go Dog Go book and he keeps wanting me to read it to him. He gets all animated saying....GO GO GO! He's been saying "Let's Pray" and he said "I love you" twice now. :) So cute. He loves hugs.....he gives me big bear hugs all the time. Miss Taylor has been trying to repeat a lot. After I was wiping her nose she kept saying "Boogie" hah. I woke up Saturday morning with Nick egging Taylor on to yell.......MOMMMMMMYYYYYYY.....over and over. It was cute to hear though. She's into acting like she's leaving putting her purse on her shoulder or grabbing her cell phone and saying "Bye...Byes" then she goes to the gate or door to get out. She doesn't understand why I don't let her go. Both are saying, "Juice" in the cutest way. One of the funniest things is to hear them both say "Baby" at the same time. Luke's is "BAY-BAY" all slow and low toned. Taylor is "BEE-BEE"...it's adorable to hear the contrast. They are singing....E-I-E-I-O still and loving it. They are getting really good at the actions for "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes". Luke says "Toes" the most adorable way...."TOW"....Taylor says..."One, Two, Three" and Luke just waits and says the "TOW"...so much they are picking up. I put on chap stick and they both insisted on having some too. They puckered and popped. They want to brush their hair and teeth.
A long with all this is a super fun thing.......TANTRUMS. Some days are really hard. I'm not gonna lie. Luke has been hitting Taylor less but I'm still trying to keep on him about it. When they don't get what they want......they go limp....throw themselves on the ground and scream. Fun times. Way backed up with pictures....
Speaking of pictures....I photographed our Youth Pastor's family. I'm super excited about it. It's something I really want to start doing along with my freelance design. I've always enjoyed photography and this could work with our schedule. I'm working on my skills...and hoping to do more in the future.
Click here to see the photography I did Sunday. Here's one of my favorite shots.
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