Cason Crew

April 25, 2016

"Last Night"

Reese doesn't have a really good concept of time right now. Most of the time she'll say, "Last night I ate cookies" when really she means like 2 weeks ago. But it's funny. Presley used to always say, "Yesterday..." I just love how cute their little things they say are. And it's funny how quickly we forget them. 
The girls have been doing surprisingly well in their bunk beds. It does take them a while longer to fall asleep because they end up talking for awhile, but they have managed to sleep in their beds every single night and nap. We've had to threaten spankings a few times for disobeying but they always end up falling asleep. I think they love it too! 
A few weeks ago we planted a garden. The girls loved helping (playing in the dirt). We've been checking it every day to see if anything has grown. We had some success last year so we'll see what happens this year.  
We've hit a phase with the girls that is really tough! They adore each other so much, but they also hate to share. It's been tough trying to teach them to share, but we are working on it. We have lots of time outs, apologies, hugs, spankings....I feel like I'm more of a referee these days. But I know it's just a phase. 
Who says mommy's don't get pampered every once in awhile. The girls gave me a make-over the other day. They always want to play with my "real" make-up. So I gave in an let them the other day. They had the best time! I can't say I looked great though....lol! 


April 20, 2016

Bunk Beds and Facing Forward

It all started with a pile of wood. Ha! So this past weekend we were extremely productive. We are in the process of becoming foster parents. So we've always planned to make/buy some bunk beds and put the girls in a room together. That way we'd have an entire room for some other kiddos. So this weekend we decided to get everything done! 

Drew decided he wanted to build the beds. He pretty much came up with the entire concept and plan on his own (using the handy dandy internet of course) Then he just went to town! I can honestly say I did nothing. (except maybe a little stain). I did, however, paint both bedrooms completely on my own...so I was busy too. 

I am so proud of his hard work. The beds are gorgeous! And the girls have been thrilled to sleep in them the past couple of nights. We've had them sleep in the same room a few times so this wasn't totally new. And it helps that they have their own space. Reese has even napped (with Presley on top "napping"). I think it's going to be great. 

Another big thing happened this weekend too...Reese got to turn around in her car seat. It was like a whole new world for her. She told us that she "loved facing this way" the first time she was in the car. She also told Drew he was going, "Super fast". She has been most thrilled that she can now watch the TV on long trips and see me in the mirror. Silly goose. 


April 9, 2016

Zoo

Yesterday we took a family trip to the zoo with some of our friends. It was a perfect day. I'm so thankful I get to stay at home and that Drew has such a flexible job that we can just plan a trip to the zoo on a random Friday afternoon. We had lots of fun!
















March 30, 2016

"I don't want to" and tying shoes

I forgot how quickly a sweet little 23 month old can turn into a terrible little 2 year old! Oh. my. word! We are straight up parenting a toddler again. I don't remember Presley being this bad so quickly but I think that was because she wasn't as vocal. Reese is VERY vocal. And VERY stubborn and strong willed. She is seriously our little sour patched kid though. She will snuggle you and love you on one minute and then turn around and throw a fit and tell me, "I don't want to". Lord help us!
I think all I've done the past couple of days is play referee for my children. They still love each other so much. But since the 2 year old is now acting like a 2 year old things aren't going as smoothly. They argue and bicker non-stop! I knew it was coming I just didn't expect it so suddenly. 
Presley has officially learned how to tie her shoes! She still struggles to get them "just perfect", but that's just her little personality. We've been working on it for about a week or so really hard. The other day she came to me with both shoes on and tied completely. I was very proud! 
We celebrated our friend Amber's birthday last week. We just love this sweet lady and love the fact that she has become part of our family. And it didn't hurt that we got to make pancakes and sausage for breakfast. Last week was spring break so the calories from cupcakes, donuts, pancakes.....don't count!