Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Silly Taylor

On Sunday Taylor came home with this silly get up from his Sunday School Class.  I was so proud of him!  He was the star student for the day.  He was the only one that showed up to class on time, brought offering, and had his memory verse memorized.  Thus, allowing him to pick out of the prize bucket.  I love how much he loves the Lord and loves going to church!!!

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The Plague Hits The Coble House

We have had a rough week to say the very least.  It is weeks like this that make me wonder why I choose to quit my job and move to Atlanta.  It all started off last week when Preston had a 103 degree fever.  It did not get any better so we went to the doctor and they said it was virus, and by the end of the day Addison had the same fever.  By Monday Ryan had it and was in bed sick all day, and Tuesday I finally took Preston back to the doctor and he had developed an ear infection, and this morning Emma Grace crawled in the bed with us early with a high fever, and I took Addison to the doctor and she had a double ear infection.  Funny thing is this morning when I tried to take Addison to her appointment, Emma Grace got to the car and started throwing up.  So we canceled our early morning appointment and Ryan came home early so we could go to the doctor. 

Oh how I pray that Taylor and I do not catch whatever this it.  I am so excited about going to dinner with my new girl friends tomorrow night that I don’t know what I will do if I get sick.  Plus we are supposed to go to the mountains this weekend and I want everyone well for that.

It is different living in a place all by yourself and not having any family to call on when you have a sick child, and need help balancing things around.  But I do have to say that I really enjoyed some one on one Preston time yesterday at the doctor, and at Target.  Then today Addison and I got one on one time at the doctor and then Publix to get our prescription filled.  I hope I always remember how happy she was riding around in the racecar buggy eating her free chocolate chip cookie.  She was too precious, even though she did not feel well. 

Special Preston Time:

Special Addison Time:

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Two New First in the Coble House

We had two new first this weekend in the Coble house.  Emma Grace started Gymnastics and she loved it!  Her and her daddy had a special outing to her first class, and daddy said she was a natural pro. 

And Taylor got a big boy bike, with handle bar breaks. Taylor has had so much fun playing in a neighborhood with lots of children who love to be outside riding their bikes. Taylor has never been much of a bike rider until the last few weeks. He told me last week “mom I think I have a new found love for bike riding.” I love that kid. 

Sorry my blog has been kind of boring the last couple weeks.  We have not had a whole lot going on.  I can’t wait to update my blog next weekend as we make our first long weekend trip to The Great Smoky Mountains.  The kids are so excited to go apple picking, fishing, and marshmallow roasting.  I am secretly hoping that we see some more Black Bears. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Speechless Saturday

I don’t really have a whole lot to talk about today, so I thought I would just post some cute pictures of my cute kids. 

Emma Grace's First Marietta Play Date

Yesterday Emma Grace and I had our first play date!  And when I say “we” I think I was just about as excited to have some adult girl time as Emma Grace was!  Our focus thus far has been to help Taylor have as many play dates, and as many fun times with new friends, since he is a little bit older and at a new full time school.  So I was extra excited to have some special time for Emma Grace.  Abby and Chloe are both in Emma Grace’s class at school.  Both Abby and Chloe live in East Cobb so even though they are not zoned for the same primary schools they will hopefully live close enough to be great friends for a long time to come!

We had scratch and sniff sticker time:

We made pumpkin candy necklaces:

Chloe, Abby, and Emma Grace:

This is Z, and she is Abby's momma:

This is Chloe’s mom Cara, I met her at VBS back in June and she invited us to her Sunday School Class, which we have fallen in love with. 

These are the four little sibling who all loved helping Caleb with his snack!

So thankful these girls are all in the same class because I just adore them and their momma’s!   I have found the older I get the harder it is to make friends, which is a shame because when I was young I was so shy I hated the task of making friends.  Now I love to meet new people, but given the number of children that I have and the busy schedules we keep it is so hard to find time to follow up with friends. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Face's of Joy

I love to walk into these little one's room first thing in the morning.  They are always in such a great mood.  (And before you ask, I do not let them sleep together - I just thought this made a cute picture).  When I walk in Preston is always jumping up and down to the point that I think he is going to jump out.  And Addison is is just looking with her big beautiful blue eyes, and she lets out the biggest shriek of excitement.  Seeing their smiling faces is one of my favorite parts of the day!

They love each other so much, and they love being in the same space.  Wouldn't it be so very cool to have an absolute best friend to go through life with.  I would think as a twin you would feel invincible and on top of the world, because you always have someone to do the scary things with - ie. the first day of school.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

4 Year Old Check Up, and a Glimpse into the Future!

A week ago I had to take the three little kids to the doctor for their Well Baby Checkup’s. I am just fascinated at the differences between state immunizations. Emma Grace would have only needed 4 vaccines at 4 years old if we were still in Arkansas, but Georgia required that she get 8 immunizations. We only did 4 last week, but will have to do the other 4 some other time this year. I was so proud of Emma Grace she just clinched her fist and did it. She barley cried and she watched the whole time.

Emma Grace claims she wants to be a doctor, so I think that is why she watched the whole time. And I think if a doctor is something that she truly wants to do she will be very successful! She is the only 4 year old that I know that loves to touch and help mom cut up raw chicken. I know when I was that age I did not have the stomach for things like that. I don’t know what she will be when she grows up, and it is every mothers dream that her child becomes a doctor, but I do know one thing. Given her will power and perseverance she will be successful at anything she put her precious little mind to!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Playing in the Rain....

We have had a lot of rain this summer, which we hear is not really normal for Georgia.  But Emma Grace has been making the most out of it!  This rain coat is from her Aunt Jennifer (aka - one of my best friend's ever and sorority sister), she sent it to her for her Birthday this year.  Emma Grace got the matching lady bug rain boots from Aunt Jennifer last year for her birthday.  She has really enjoyed putting on her rain gear and playing in all of this rain!  To match these boots Aunt Jennifer also gave Emma Grace a book about a spunky little girl (much like Emma Grace) who loved to pretend she was a lady bug.  Jennifer is so good at creating memories and themes.  And she wraps gifts so beautiful!  I aspire to be more like her in my gift giving abilities and thoughtfulness. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bow’s Bow’s Everywhere!

You can’t see the girl’s shirts but they say “The Bigger the Bow, The Better The Mom.” I just adore them! My dear friend Jennifer sent them to the Girls as a wonderful surprise. She also sent them these big beautiful bows that they are wearing. To me nothing says the south on a little girl like a great big gaudy bow! In my opinion the bigger the better!!!

Emma Grace loves to wear a big bow, but Addison has not warmed up to it yet. She is doing a better job keeping her little bows and her rubber bands in her hair, so that is a start.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Emma Grace's First day of School

At the beginning of the month Emma Grace and the Twin's started Preschool and MMO at our church. So far they are just loving it. Emma Grace is going 4 days a week for 3.5 hours a day, and the Twin's go Tuesday and Thursday for 3.5 hours a day. I have really enjoyed having the break! And I think Emma Grace has enjoyed the time to get away from mom and the babies for a little while. She has made some great friends, and we are so excited that 2 of her friends are coming over on Friday for her first Georgia play date! These are some pictures of Emma Grace on her first day of school. She loves her Horizon Organic Lunch Box (this is one of the brands that my old company sells).

This little bit of a break has also allowed me to start doing some contract work for WhiteWave (the company that I use to work for).  And on Wednesday's I have been able to to pick up a Bible Study class that has been so wonderful.  It is not a traditional study, but it is called The Mother's Club.  We don't have a traditional study, but we have a wonderful lady who has raised 6 of her own children and gives Godly advice to mom's.  I just love it because there are about 12 of us in the class and we are all in the same phase of our lives, and I so look forward to getting to know these women better and becoming close friends.

I can't believe that I am so very behind on my blog.  This stay at home mom things is harder than it sounds.  Well it is not necessarily harder than I anticipated, but it really does not leave me much time to myself! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Twin's 12 Month Checkup

I am so behind on blogging. For some reason I just have not been in the mood to blog or look at facebook or Pintrest the last couple weeks. I really am starting to this that it is a blessing because I have spent more uninterrupted time with my four little precious babies. But I don’t want to neglect my blog because I love telling my children’s story so they can one day look back on it.

Everyone has just recently started to school and Mother’s Morning out, and the preparations for these activities and my Bible study are just about to kill me.  Oh yea not to mention that I just started doing some contract work for the company that I just to work for in Bentonville, which I am loving by the way. I know this does not sound like much considering I just left a full time job, but it is a lot of work (exhausting work) hauling a bunch a kids all over town, and making lunches.   

The twins just recently went to the doctor for their 12 month check up, so I wanted to capture their stats.

Preston 12 Months:
Weight – 20 pounds 4 oz. (20% percentile)
Height – 30” (60%)
Head – 46 cm (30%)

Addison 12 Months:
Weight – 18 pounds (40%)
Height – 29” (75%)
Head – 45.25 cm (60%)

Preston – you have recently started playing patty cake by yourself and it is so cute. You love to make your hand go round and a round when it is time to “roll um’ up.” You are still a calm baby, and a pleasure to be around.

Addison – you have recently started saying “hi” and waving backwards and it is so cute. The other day you came crawling across the floor full speed and through the extra binky you had found at your brother and you said “Preston”. It was so cute. You are not a calm baby, but you are a joy to be around.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

All About Me

Hi thanks for stopping by. My name is Laura. I am a momma to 4, and a wife to my soul mate and best friend ever! Ryan and I have known each other since 1997, when we started dating, and 5 years later we married in 2002. Our first son was born in 2004, and our daughter came in 2008. We thought we were done with two children; however, God saw the desires of our heart and blessed us with our miracle twins in August of 2011.

We recently moved to the big city of Atlanta, by way of Bentonville Arkansas (and yes that is Wal-Mart country). We moved because my husband was given an awesome opportunity at a new Retail Company. This moved allowed me to stay at home with our many children, and the irony of moving to a big city is it also allowed us to simplify our life. When we were in Bentonville we both worked, and had great careers but after the birth of our twins we decided that we needed life to slow down a little bit. I always wanted to spend more time with my children, but I also always enjoyed working and having a career. During this season of our life I have decided that I will do my best to raise our children and try to keep house. I actually fail miserably at the latter, but my husband is very understanding, and we both look forward to the Friday’s our housekeep comes. The old company that I use to work for (the best company ever) has allowed me to do some contract work for them as my schedule allows. So right now I have the best of both worlds! I get to stay at home with my kids, and I still get a little bit of Target decorating money!

With our move to the big city we left all of our family behind in Northwest Arkansas. And when I say all of our family - I mean everyone. My parents, my husband’s parents, my sisters, Ryan’s brothers, our nieces and nephews, and the list goes on and on. And not to mention our friends and our church.

When we started praying about what to do with our life, we just prayed “for God to lead us where he needed us.” Ironically we ended up in Atlanta, a place where I once said I would never move back to! But this is where God pointed us, and we trusted him, and followed him, and we have not been disappointed. We found the best school district in the state, and moved to the suburbs. We love our neighbors, we have started making lifelong friendships, and have recently joined a Baptist church (another thing I thought I would never say). But God has not let down for he knows the best plans for us, and he always provides.

I started this blog because I ran out of time to scrapbook! I love writing about the fun things we do and the funny things my kids say. I have found this to be a great way for our family to keep us with us, and others to share in our lives. I hope you enjoy!