It’s been a busy month since we’ve written last…obviously because we haven’t even posted our biggest and most exciting news: We are having another BABY!! Bud #3 is growing big (about an inch and a half to date) and will be arriving in July- hopefully avoiding Kathleen’s wedding date. We are all very excited and Haley talks about the baby a lot. I actually got to see the baby today at my appointment on ultrasound and it was the highlight of my day. This pregnancy was a bit of a surprise. We were going to start trying next spring or summer, but we are thrilled and can’t wait to see what life with 3 will bring.
Christmas is almost here and we have been enjoying the preparations. Haley and Trey LOVE all the Christmas decorations around town and in our house. I haven’t felt all that great but was very motivated to get all the decorations out because of how excited the kids got over EVERY single thing we pulled out of the attic. The Christmas trees are definitely the favorite and I luckily had foresight to put the non-breakables on the bottom half of the tree because the kids can’t keep from re-hanging all the ornaments on a daily basis.
The presents have already started rolling in and the kids are enjoying their new toys. We had Hayden’s parents here this weekend for a nice visit and then we all went to Tupelo to see the rest of the Simons family on Sunday afternoon. It was a great visit all around. Trey got a new train table that has been keeping both kids entertained and Haley got several new games we’ve been playing. Her favorite right now is Kerplunk.
Hayden has been spending a lot of time with his renewed hobby of hunting ducks. I’ve learned a lot about the sport since he’s been busy building a blind for his boat and cleaning all the decoys he’s recently acquired. (I know you are impressed with my hunting lingo!) He’s really enjoyed getting up before dawn with his dad and other buddies to find where the ducks are flying/landing. His buddy Jeremy has a dog and Hayden’s got a boat so they are a perfect duck hunting pair! I can totally understand wanting to wake up early and get out of the house to be on the hunt….garage sales help me relate to my husbands recent passion.
This is going to be a great week of wrapping presents, making cookies, and spending quality time with friends and family. Even though we’ve had hectic days, I hope we are showing our kids that Christmas is about giving more than receiving. Haley’s got several things for Trey on her own Christmas list so I’m encouraged that she’s not to wrapped up in “wanting, wanting, wanting”…at least this year! We hope to make a cake on Christmas to put some true focus on Jesus’ birthday- the best gift- and true reason for the season. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. We’ll be putting an additional post by the end of the week to share our Christmas moments and pictures.