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    It seems crazy. Ten years ago Clint and I had just gotten married, and we were so young and carefree. It was just the two of us and life was pretty easy. The house stayed (reasonably) clean, we went out when we wanted, and traveled to some pretty incredible places. We didn't have a whole lot of responsibility, pretty much just to ourselves.

    Fast forward to 2014 and we now have three miniature versions of ourselves, two girls and a boy in the middle. Hayley is six and is as spunky and prissy as can be. Colin is almost five and is the nuttiest little thing imaginable, but oh so sweet. And Sydney, our littlest, thinks she's six and is already the comedian in the family. Despite our kiddos being so little, they not only now outnumber us, but they have managed to turn our world upside down. But we wouldn't have it any other way. We love 'em to pieces!

    The blog is filled with the weekly happenings within the Stuckey family, some funny, some touching, and some a little zany and crazy. Life is definitely better with kids in it! We love ours to pieces. Images + Words = Memories.

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A Day in the Life

I realized recently that over the past several years or so I’ve been blogging anything and everything outside the norm (holidays, vacations, outings, parties, etc.).  What about those average days?!  What’s a typical day for us?  Along those lines, I thought it would be fun to capture a “Day in the Life” of the Stuckey kids.  Here’s to a typical Wednesday, February 29th to be exact:

1. Just waking up.  Finding Hayley downstairs in the playroom playing with her puppy dog Golden.

2. Midmorning. Our “littlest baby” all wide-eyed just sitting on my lap.

3. Lifetime Fitness.  An hour and a half all to myself, I’ll take it!

4. On the way to dance class.  Such a “bigsie” she is.

5. Orange Leaf Yogurt.  Hayley goes to dance, Colin and I grab frozen yogurt and play trains.

6. Lunch at Panera Bread.  Hayley and Haylee: BFF.  Silly girls!

7. Mid-afternoon. Watching the neighbors dig a pool.  Love that Hayley found herself a chair.

8. Sisters.  Oh how I wish I had a sister!

9. Gymnastics.  My brave little boy!

10. Bath time . . . is the best time.

Yep, it’s the little run-of-the-mill moments that are every bit as memorable and important as the big moments.   Love my little kiddos.

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ClintMarch 28, 2012 - 2:24 am

I love these babe, very cute photos…and now I know what you do all day…you kind of dashed my perceptions of soap operas and bonbons though!

MiMiMarch 28, 2012 - 2:48 am

Love all the memories this shows!

Happy – Four Month – Birthday Sydney

When I look at Sydney now I can’t help but think, “Wow, you are getting big”  She’s not just a newborn anymore, she’s on her way to becoming a little girl.  Thank goodness she still has quite a ways to go.  She’s so sweet, although she’s getting to be quite a bit more assertive now and loves attention.  Nothing makes her happier than for someone to look at her and smile and talk to her.  We can be standing in line at the market and she’ll be smiling at everyone and giggling when they start talking to her. And it’s cute watching her play with toys now and interacting with the world around her.  I just wish I knew exactly what was going through her little mind.  I do know one thing for sure.  She’s knows I’m her mommy.  She’s so much fun and so squishable.  Yep, I squish her all day long.  Fortunately, she doesn’t seem to mind.  Just so long as she’s getting attention. And yes, knock on wood, the girl is still a dang good sleeper.  We just lay her in her bed at night, sometimes eyes wide open, and she’ll drift to sleep and stay asleep for 11 hours.  The only thing I’m worried about is that the girl must think her name is Bitsy. She goes by Bitsy.  I know one of these days we’re going to have to call her Sydney, but it just hasn’t caught on. For now, she’s our little Bitsy.  We love you!!!!  XOXO

 

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Don’t Feed the Animals

We recently took a trip to the Houston Zoo with Bridget and kiddos and Carla (aka Mimi). And let me tell you, hitting the zoo in the afternoon is the only way to go!  We had the place All. To. Ourselves.  Just us and the animals . . . I mean just us and the zoo animals.  Of course, our kids already think they are little animals.  Our little monkey Colin ate my stash of bananas, yep count ’em, FIVE bananas during our trip.  Sydney stayed snuggled up in my pouch the whole time like a little joey.  And Hayley reminded me of a little mouse that day by the way I did her hair.  This second picture is so classic of our kiddos, “Everyone turn around and smile!”  Of course, everyone does except for Hayley and Colin.  Even baby Emerald turned around and smiled!  Classic.  And I brought along the wagon thinking the kids would enjoy riding around it in.  Well, turns out that pretty much just my purse enjoyed riding around in it.  Colin, being the big three that he is, just wanted to pull the wagon around the zoo.  And Hayley actually got smart towards the end and hopped right in.  So typical of our kids.  Hayley LOVES to be waited on and Colin insists on doing everything himself.  Hopefully Sydney will fit somewhere in between. 

{Point and Shoot Camera Alert}

  

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Grammy JayMarch 21, 2012 - 8:51 pm

That is so typical….Colin is pulling Princess Hayley in the wagon. …..and Little Tweetie, look how big she is. Still two months away before I can see my little kids again.

MiMiMarch 23, 2012 - 4:01 am

What a fun day at the zoo. Almost no one there and perfect weather!

Grandpa BobbyMarch 23, 2012 - 9:30 pm

I love every picture…especially Colin nose to nose with the monkey and Hayley being pulled in the wagon by Colin. Looks like a perfect day. Sidney is a little Joey. In Africa Sydney would be strapped to your back. Love, Dad

Our Little Nut

Our little boy is seriously the goofiest, silliest, funniest, and nuttiest thing around.  He has these green “dinosaur play guitar” jammies that he wears INCESSANTLY.  The kid owns about 20 pairs of pajamas, but guess which ones he wants to wear each and every night?!  I seriously have to wash them every day so they’ll be ready for him that night.  And what started out as an attempt to photograph Colin in his “dinosaur play guitar” jammies turned into a donut feeding frenzy.  Eating a box of Southern Maid Donuts on a Saturday afternoon while still in your favorite pair of jammies, could life any better?!

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MiMiMarch 20, 2012 - 1:06 am

That’s our little Stuckey man! He’s so gorgeous!

Grandpa BobbyMarch 23, 2012 - 9:34 pm

What a great set of teefers on Colin. I sure miss donuts. But I miss Colin a whole lot more and Colin isn’t fattening. Great, spontaneous pictures. Colin is a ‘Foodie’. Love, Dad

May I take your order?

Sometimes I think my kids live in the “pretend” world almost as much as they live in the “real” world.  Whether it’s rocketing into outer space, riding a choo-choo train, opening up restaurants, building castles, or chasing monsters around the house, they LOVE pretending.  And they especially love pretending in their play kitchen. They’ll whip up all sorts of soups, salads, and desserts.  This time Hayley wanted Colin to make brownies for her and her dog Golden.  And Colin was all to eager to make them!  He put on his little chef’s hat and oven mitts and went to work.  And those were some mighty good brownies, and calorie free too!

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MiMiMarch 20, 2012 - 1:07 am

There’s so much fun in the make believe world…

Grandpa BobbyMarch 23, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Low calorie kitchen…high calorie pictures…as in RICH with content. I laughed out loud looking at Colin wearing the apron. Perfect. Nice picture of Hayley holding Golden. I think she is reading to him. Love, Dad

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