Sunday, January 25, 2015

Vrlyfry-Day: Week 4

Day 19: 1/19
My sweet Godson was sick on Monday.  Luckily I had the day off for MLK day and got to snuggle up with him while his mom and dad worked.  He is they very sweetest.
Day 20: 1/20
Zilla spent the evening with grandpa and grandma and we got this text part way through the night.  He loves the bicycle
Day 21: 1/21
 This outfit.
Day 22: 1/22
Anniversary dinner part 2 at Steve Fields!  Free cake!
 Day 23: 1/23
Reesearoo and family had been out of town for part of the week so it was a sweet reunion on Friday!  Zilla asked to go see her at least 3 times while they were gone.
Day 24: 1/14
This kid LOVES the guitar momma and dada got him for his birthday.  We just couldn't wait to give it to him.  Also, we needed him to stop playing with dada's guitar.
Day 25: 1/25
Okay, three pics today and I might get on my happy soapbox for a minute.  We checked out a new park in Carrollton that was amazing!  It was built with kids of all abilities in mind (aka accessible!) and included multiple accessible swings, ramps along the play area, large open play structures, and an accessible merry go round. Not to mention sound and sensory components too.  I just cannot tell you how happy it makes me to see cities designing new parks with all kids in mind!  And not just because of what we have experienced with Zilla (he can access pretty much any park since his limitations are so minor), but because I want Zilla to grow up playing in parks where children who do and don't use wheelchairs or have other needs for accessibility can be playing right there next to him.  Because ultimately, they're all kids and the fewer barriers there are to participation the more everyone's differences can be celebrated and not isolated!  
Also, look at the size of those slides!  These were seriously fun!
And finally, Zilla and dada sharing a hug <3

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Vrlyfry-Day: Week 3

Monday: 1/12
We went to the neighbors to watch the National Championship Game.  Uncle J Wag had just built this bed for Reesearoo.  She was so sweet with her babies.
Tuesday: 1/13
Only 13 days in and I forgot to take a picture.
 Wednesday: 1/14
Zilla loves playing the guitar.  The second Dada comes in from work, he goes to his room and starts trying to pick it up so they can play together.
Thursday: 1/15
Yup, this is a picture of our tub.  The important thing here is that for the past couple of months it has been gross and clogged because we thought we were going to have to pay $3000+ to get it fixed; per plumber #1.  But we finally got a second opinion and BOOM clog gone! I could have hugged the plumber.
Okay, to make up for the bathroom pic and also missing Tuesday, here's a second Thursday picture.  Sorry Aunt Berly and Uncle J Wag...the kids had some fun in y'alls room while you were gone.
Friday: 1/16
Zilla got this mask from Grandpa's house.  He got a big kick out of putting it on and looking at himself in my phone.
Saturday: 1/17
Zilla wanted to be like dada and lounge with his feet up.  Almost, Zilla.
 Sunday: 1/18
 This is a picture from the morning, but I would just like to note that Zilla had his best Mass ever today!  He was actually complimented on how well behaved he was.  Unheard of.  What a blessing.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Vrlyfry-day: Week 2

Day 5: 1/5
Hubskie and I started reading The Lord of the Rings today.  But if we are being honest, at this point I think hubskie is on page 85 and I'm trying to get through the prologue.

 Day 6: 1/6
Zilla and Mommy stopped by the neighbor's house to play with his cousin.  I absolutely love living so close. 

Day 7: 1/7
Happy Anniversary to Hubskie and I! We've been married for three years!  One of my favorite parts of our anniversary is that I've made it a tradition to put on my wedding dress.  If it was appropriate, I would wear this dress once a week; it's silly how much I enjoy putting it on.

Day 8: 1/8
It's a two picture kind of day! One of our new therapeutic activities is to play with different textures. Here Zilla is playing with kinetic sand.  It's one of his favorites...though not the cleanest activity.  The other one I just thought was so sweet because he's been taking out his angel wings lately and asking to fly around like an angel.  I love seeing his creative play!

 Day 9: 1/9
One of Zilla's favorite chores to help with is feeding Boots.  So much so that Boots may be getting an extra scoop at meals.

 Day 10: 1/10
Another twofer!  Hubskie and I had a Staycation and spent the evening in Fort Worth together.  Here's our view from our hotel room as well as our view from our seats at The Lonesome Dove.  YUM!

Day 11: 1/11
Sunday night dinner is always fun with these three kiddos!  It's great to see them play together.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

3 Years

It’s our three year anniversary! Three years ago we said yes to the vocation of Marriage and continue to say yes every day.   This is just going to be a short post to tell you all and especially my hubskie how much I appreciate everything he is.   So hubskie, while we were working on our list for Aidan’s 2 year birthday together, I was also working on my own list for you.  One for each month of our last year together (in no particular order).

1)      I love the way you smile at me in the mornings.  Usually I just get a glimpse out of my peripheral vision, but I see it and it means so much to me.

2)      I love the way you are patient with my impatience.  Sometimes I think I spend all of my patience with my clients at work and then I come home and have only a small amount left which is probably spent on our little Zilla.  So hubskie, thank you for being there for me when my patience is not being kind to you (or to myself).

3)      Thank you for reminding me to pray.  I am a worrier and you have a way of gently reminding me that if I am going to worry then I should also pray, because it is far more productive. 

4)      I love the way you adore my idiosyncrasies.  I have a lot of them, and you don’t get mad at me, so I appreciate that

5)      I love the way you care for our son.  I think we make a great parenting team.

6)      I love the way you make me laugh.  Thank you for your humor.

7)      I am grateful that you are so good at going shopping with me.  My whole closet would consist of clothes from my college years if not for you. 

8)      I am also grateful that you make delicious food for us and with just enough nagging from me have found a lovely balance of tasty and nutritious  

9)      I love the way you sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” to Zilla when he is crying and it always calms him down.
10) I love the way you dislike surprises.  So much so that you can't keep surprises or gifts from me.  This often results in early birthday/Christmas presents, of which I am a fan.  Also, I just generally find it amusing.  Though impressively you did surprise me at our engagement.
11) I am constantly impressed by your ability to memorize movie lines after only seeing the movie once.
12) It's hilarious to me how sports announcers always repeat what you have just said about the game or player or completely random off hand comment.  They're listening. 
Here's to year four and many more.
The Vrlyfries

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Vrlyfry-day: Week 1

I'm taking a page (or 52)  from my sister's blog and plan on taking a picture a day for the next year. Hence the name of this series of posts...Vrlyfry-day is the day you get to stop by and see a little glimpse into our day to day.  As you may well know, 1 picture a day is really not going to be much of a challenge for me, but I'm trying to revive the blog and rarely find myself with time to sit down and write a long post with updates. My hope is for this to  be a good way to keep our friends and family, who don't live near by, "in the know" about the happenings with the Vrlyfries. And, to be honest, I like a place I can go back to and remember all the fun we have as a family; even if it's not some major moment, we are blessed in the mundane.
Let us begin! This week will be short as I plan on uploading the previous week's happenings on Sunday.   
Day 1:  January 1st is the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary.  We went to an evening Mass and had one of Zilla's best attendance to date!
Day 2: Zilla and hubskie had the day off today but mommy had to work. They were nice enough to come visit me and are officially the favorite people I've ever had in my office.

 Day 3: While not quite warm, today was the first day in a while with sun and temperatures above 50, so we took advantage with a family walk.
Day 4: We made our way back to Coppell today to go to Mass where we were married. Our 3 year anniversary is this week and I love going back to where our family started. We missed going last year due to me being sick. This is a picture from our rehearsal, our 1 year anniversary, and this year!