Adventures in Nana-Land

If you talked to my daughter for a few minutes, you would quickly find out how much she loves her Nana AND her Papa! She has so much love and admiration for them both, that Shane and I have never had to worry about her, when she is with them!

Every time they take her for the day/overnight, they find somehow/someway to take her to do something fun.  Whether it’s going out to eat breakfast, go swimming, take her to the library, or find something fun in the surrounding cities that would be new and exciting for her!

Just in these last two weeks, they have had quite the good time with her, so I wanted to post some of their latest adventures, on here! Enjoy!

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Playing Connect Four
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Exploring the Dino Park with Aunt Sylvia
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T-Rex, RAWR!
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Fun with Nana!
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Loved riding in and pushing around the wagon!
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Picking out a book to read
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Story time at the San Marcos Library
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Park fun!! This is definitely something that speaks straight to her heart! 
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She got Aunt Sylvia to put make-up on her for first time, HA! Silly girl!

Can this last longer?

Can this last longer?

I seriously thought this Christmas, was one of the best ones yet.  We finally got to combine BOTH of our families, in the same day! WHAT?  It is SO hard to try to combine family holidays, because of scheduling, traveling, activities, presents, etc., but it happened!

The pictures will speak for themselves, but I truly hope to do that again! And Shane and I hosted our first big holiday at our new house for my family, which was awesome! First major holiday gathering is now in the books, and we can’t wait for the next one!  🙂

 

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R for Rochelle, L for Lamar!
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Emma and Brielle
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Me and baby girl!
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Jack in the Box with Papa
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My brother, Nathan and his daughter Emma
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Beyond precious!
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My mom and Brielle
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Ian, Emma, My mom and Brielle
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My sister in law, Amanda, Byran on the skype, and my nephew Isaiah
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Workin’ It!
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Windy hair, don’t care! 🙂
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Ian on the tractor
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Cousin lovin’!
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my parents, my brother, his son, Aiden and Brielle.
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My niece, Rae Rae and her son, Everett
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Everett!
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My nephew, PJ
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Shane didn’t fall off this time! 😉
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My sister in law, Julia
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My niece Rhyleigh
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Shane’s mom, Granny
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My sister in law, Amanda
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Isaiah riding Cotton!
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My sister in law, Andrea

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Talking about parenting with your partner-section 11

In this section, Sara talks about how you should talk about parenting with your partner.

Parenting literally takes an army, but one of the most important people included in that army, should be your spouse.  Shane and I have both agreed and disagreed on many parts during this parenting journey.

Speaking with each other and being on the same page, is a task to accomplish, but it is so important!  Our two year old little girl, picks up on everything and she totally tries to work both of us to get what she wants.

One major topic that we discussed early on was whether or not to put Brielle in daycare.  After a WHILE of talking/thinking/praying about it, we chose to not put her in daycare, and have my parents babysit while I was working.  To this day, that is still how it works out, and we couldn’t be more blessed!

Another recent major topic, that we are not FULLY set on yet (more because of my reservations), is to homeschool or not.  I write a blog post (here) about which is best between public vs homeschool, and I love different aspects about them both.  I am just going to continue to teach Brielle new stuff each week,  expand her knowledge and experiences, and teach her as much as I can throughout her life!

While no two people can be perfect, we can always strive to be better versions of ourselves!  May this next year bring new experiences and more joy than ever before!

 

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