Sunday, December 28, 2014

Closing out 2014

Hello again :)

My my, how time flies!  As I reflect on 2014 and prepare for another year ahead, I find myself feeling so grateful and blessed.  I am surrounded by wonderful family, a great group of friends, a loving husband, two awesome little ones, a lovely roof over my head and a supportive and never failing God.  2014 was good to us. Life is good and when the days are busy and chaotic, I have to remind myself of this.

Life has been super busy since I went back to work in August.  There are so many days I struggle and so many days when I want to be a better mommy, better wife and better librarian.  However, we all know that perfection is hard to come by.   My husband reminds me daily that we do what we can and assures me that I'm the best mommy for Harper and Gunner.   You just can't help to always want to try harder and do more.

Harper is a thriving 3.5 year old and impresses us daily with her smart skills.  She's funny, entertaining, at times hard headed but over all a sweet, sweet girl.  She's involved in dancing, loves to sing and dance, obsessed with My Little Pony, still so artsy and admires all princesses.  Not to mention she is the best big sister a little brother (and Mommy and Daddy) could ask for.    I'm so proud of her and look forward to the bright future ahead of her.  

Our Gunner Scott is 7 months old and ALL BOY.  I'm so sad that I have not been blogging about him because I love looking back and reading old posts about Harper.  I'm making it a goal in 2015 to document more of his life.  It's so strange how two children from the same mother and father can be so different but it's oh so true.  He is a bruiser and not afraid of anything.  I'm already getting grey hair from the boy but he does love his mother SOOO much.  I would say he's quite the "Momma's Boy".  He is crawling, pulling up and everywhere in our house.  Poor boy hits his head daily and I cannot take my eyes off of him EVER.  It would be awesome if I could just cage him up and make him  wear a helmet  24/7 :)    Maybe one day he'll grow up to be the next JJ Watt.

Scott and I are have our 5th wedding anniversary coming up and even though I could really hurt him at times,   he is my best friend and biggest supporter.  I could not be without him but I could live without his love of hunting!   He's been super busy this fall as he took on a second job and is a duck guide for Red Bluff Prairie Hunting Club in Garwood.  He also recently made a big truck purchase so he's pretty proud.  

I love my job as the Librarian at Tomball Junior High.  Still trying to update a dated library but absolutely love what I do everyday.  I'll never find enough time to read all the books that I want to but it never hurts to try.  And I  seriously can't complain about my mile round trip commute to daycare, work and home.

Here's to 2015!  To health, love and happiness!  Cheers my friends .  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gunner's Baptism

Gunner Scott was baptized this past Sunday at St. Timothy's.  Both of my kids had the honored of being baptized by Scott's Uncle Steve which is so special to us.  Our very good friends, Brent and Lindsay, are Gunner's Godparents and we are so lucky to have them in our lives.  They will be welcoming their own little one into the world around Christmas and we can't wait!

Around 12:30 am on Saturday night, Harper woke up vomiting and with an extreme temperature.  I knew right away after checking her throat that she had a horrible case of strep throat.  Luckily Pops stayed home with her while we went to church and our awesome pediatrician saw her on Sunday (such a Guardian Angel!) and we started antibiotics right away.  We just love Dr. Rose.

It was a wonderful day with our family and Harper was a trooper even though she felt terrible.

Scott probably wears a tie one day out of an entire year.  He said it was for Gunner.  I think my men look handsome.

Uncle Steve and Gunner

All the Great Grandparents.  Just missing Memo and Popo.
Lita and Papa
Gigi, Nanny and Papa with Gunner.  So happy they were able to make it. 
Cousin Jack and Gunner

I love this little outfit! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

8 Weeks of Gunner Scott

Our little guy is 8 weeks! Even though some days feel like they'll never end when I'm home with the two kids, time is really flying by. 

Gunner is a big guy and I'm anxious to see how much he weighs at our 2 month check up next week. 

He is eating about 4 ounces of formula every two-three hours. After two very painful breast infections, feeling like death and lots of antibiotics I chose to switch to formula solely. Pumping with a newborn and 3 year old was not working for me and I truly look up to all you Mommy's who can do it.  You are my Heros!! 

He is a very happy morning and evening baby and has really started to coo, smile and take in the world! He loves to snuggle and loves his Mommy. 

I started putting him in his crib a couple weeks ago and we are still perfecting night time. He goes down around 9 or so and will sleep till 2 or 3. I feed him and he grunts and toots around for awhile and finally goes back to sleep and wakes again around 5. By this time he usually escapes his swaddle and has to be readjusted and will fall back to sleep until about 7. He is not the rockstar sleeper his sister was at this age but we will get there!! He is just a gassy little man :) 

Pictures from my phone. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Harper Turns 3!

We had a very small family birthday party for Harper at the beginning of the month.  Her birthday is only 10 days after Gunner's so it was a bit challenging for me to get it all together but I think she had a wonderful birthday.  Can't believe my sweet, passionate, and determined little girl is 3!

Some of her favorites right now include play doh, crafts, she still loves bubbles, babies, princesses and to cut with her scissors.  Her favorite shows are Paw Patrol, Peppa the Pig, Bubble Guppies, and Scooby Do . She can belt out Let It Go uncontrollably and it amazes me how she can memorize every word to that song or not forget anything she hears EVER.  She also walks around the house singing "Nationwide is on your side" daily.  Recently she told us that she wants to be a cowgirl on the weekends and juggle corn dogs at the circus when she gets older. So random.  

This summer she has swim lessons once a week and goes to princess dance camp on Wednesdays.  I was able to see her first little "dance" yesterday and she was just so proud (and clumsy too!).


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Welcome Gunner Scott Friedrichs

Gunner Scott Friedrichs was born May 23rd at 12:47 pm weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long.  We were so very surprised to welcome our little boy into the world. It was such an exciting time and a memory I'll never forget.  Scott is over the moon and we are adjusting to life with two.  It is challenging and hectic at times but we are so blessed.  Harper is a little helper and so proud of her baby brother.

Gunner had his two week appointment last Friday and weighed in at 8 pounds 9 ounces.  He's a very sweet and snugly baby :)