Monday, January 5, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

We had a very Merry Christmas this year!  I'm always so shocked by how fast it goes by.  The kids got some wonderful gifts from Santa and family and friends and they LOVE everything!

We celebrated Christmas Eve with my family at our house and it was great!  Mimi and Pop surprised Jack and Taylor with a trampoline.  Well actually, Jack was surprised since he found it hidden behind the garage that afternoon, while Taylor was taking a nap.  I'm actually surprised he didn't find it sooner!  They both love it and have jumped on it everyday, rain or shine! Mimi and Pop and my brother spoiled them with some other great gifts!

Christmas morning the kids woke up to lots of gifts under the tree from Santa.  They must have both been on the nice list since they got everything they asked for.

Jack was so happy to get his blue Nintendo 3DS. It was all he talked about since Thanksgiving.  He also got matching headphones, games, remote control toys and a hula hoop.  I have never seen someone hula hoop as good as Jack.  He calls himself the "Hula Hooping Machine" and that's exactly what he is.  I thought back to last year and most of Jack's gifts were superhero figures, cars and trucks and this year mostly everything he asked for was electronic and high tech.  My little boy is growing up!

Taylor got a hot pink kitchen, pots, pans and dishes, an Elsa doll, a baby carrier, Minnie Mouse heels and some other girly things.  She loves her kitchen and plays with it everyday and loves banging the pots and pans together, while wearing her heels!

We had such an exciting Christmas that we decided to take it easy for New Years.  We stayed home and rang in the New Year as a family.  Our neighbor across the street had a small party so we went over there for a few hours.  Jack's best friend (and neighbor), Tyler, was there so they had fun playing and watching fireworks.  Taylor was in bed asleep by 9:30 pm and Jack made it until 11:45 pm.  He usually stays up until midnight, but Tyler came over and they laid down to watch a movie and they both passed out.  

2014 was a great year and we look forward to what 2015 has in store for The Furmans!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dancing Queen

Taylor started ballet at Boni's Dance Studio in The Woodlands last week and loves it! She screamed and cried when class was over and we had to leave.  She's in the Tots and Tutus class and is learning the basic's of ballet. 

She did great on her first day!  She learned how to walk on her tip toes, turn and point.  Her favorite part was dancing with a friend.  They have been working on they're Thanksgiving/Turkey performance and performed it for all the parents at the end of class on Tuesday.  She did not want to wear the brown skirt and fall leaves in her hair, but she did great and was the cutest little turkey!

Here are some pics from her first day and her performance.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Taylor - 2 Year Check-Up

I'm so late in posting about Taylor's 2 year check-up, but it's better late then never.  We went for her check-up in October and she is doing great and growing like a weed. Our pediatrician said she is really petite but is growing right on track for her size.  Below are her stats.

Weight - 24 lbs.
Height - 35 inches

Little Miss Taylor rules the house!  She pretty much gets whatever she wants and if she doesn't, she will let you know that she is very unhappy.  She is very socialable and is talking a lot these days.  She loves baby dolls, dancing, music, books and watching Bubble Guppies.  We have to take at least one baby with us wherever we go, and sometimes we have to take three.  Taylor also adores her big brother and loves playing with him and giving him lots of hugs and kisses! 

Taylor loves school!  She moved up to the EL2 class last month and loves her new teachers.  She talks about all her friends and comes home singing a new song every week.  They are working on colors, letters and shapes.  Taylor's favorite color is pink.  When you ask her what color something is, she says "pink", even if its blue.  We need to work a little more on our colors.

Here's a picture that I took on Saturday.  She's ready to watch and cheer on Jack at his soccer game. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

We took the kids to a pumpkin patch a few weeks ago.  The kids had a great time running around looking for the perfect pumpkins.  They each picked out their own and Larry and Jack picked out a big one to carve. 

When we got home, we got out the paint so Jack and Taylor could paint their pumpkins.  They both did a great job and their pumpkins turned out great!  Larry carved the big pumpkin later that night with the help of Jack. 

Here are a few pictures of our little pumpkins!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween 2014

We had a great Halloween this year!  Jack was a Warrior Ninja and Taylor was Tinkerbell.  They both loved their costumes and looked great! 

Taylor wore her costume to school on Friday and had a Halloween party that afternoon.  It was Drug-Free Week at Jack's school last week so on Friday everyone dressed up as their favorite storybook character and brought the book to go with their character.  Jack really wanted to wear his ninja costume so we found a ninja book to go with it.  He decided that morning he only wanted to wear the mask and save the full outfit for trick or treating.  His school put on a parade that morning for the parents to watch.  It was so fun and all the kids were so excited!

We decided to go trick or treating in our neighborhood this year and we were in invited to ride on the hayride with our friends/neighbors, The Shipleys.  Taylor did so good on her first trick or treating experience and got the hang of it really quick.  Jack is a pro and got lots of candy.  Everyone had a great time and was wiped out at the end of the night. 


Monday, October 20, 2014

Sweet Taylor is 2!

Our sweet little Taylor turned 2 on Thursday. Jack was recovering from strep so he stayed home from school.  We didn't get to go anywhere fun during the day, but Taylor was very happy to have her big brother home with her.  We went to dinner that night, had cake and Taylor opened her gifts.  

We had her birthday party on Saturday at our house.  We had an Ice Cream themed party.  Taylor loves ice cream! We had a great turn out with lots of friends and family.  After cupcakes, we set up and ice cream bar with all the toppings.  I think the kids and adults enjoyed the ice cream bar more than the cupcakes.  It was a hit! I didn't get many pictures from the party.  I was so busy running around and catching up with everyone, that I completely forgot. 

Saturday morning before her party, we took Taylor to get her very first mani and pedi.  She loved it! She sat very still and didn't move.  She even got glitter on top of the polish so they would sparkle. 

Taylor got some great gifts!  Lots of baby dolls and she is loving them all! I can't believe our baby girl is 2.  She is growing up way too fast and needs to slow down. 

Happy 2nd Birthday Taylor Marie!  We love you!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One Tooth Down

Jack lost his first tooth yesterday while he was in science class at school.  His teacher sent him to the nurse and she gave him a tooth treasure box to put it in.  He was so excited to show us when he got home and told us all about his visit with the nurse!

He went to bed last night right on time with no complaints and put the tooth under his pillow so the Tooth Fairy would come. When he woke up this morning, his tooth was gone and the Tooth Fairy left $5 (the Tooth Fairy decided to leave more with the first tooth).  Jack was so excited and can't wait to lose more teeth.  He has two more that are loose so it shouldn't be long now.


Monday, September 15, 2014

It's Soccer Time!

Jack is playing soccer again this year and is very excited for the season to start!  Jack is most excited about being on the same team as his best bud, Connor, especially since they are now at different schools and don't get to see each other everyday.  He has Coach Scott again (who we all love) and their team name is the Jaguars.   

He had his first practice on Wednesday and their first game was on Saturday.  The boys did great!  It's crazy too see how much they have changed from last year.  They are much more aggressive, more coordinated, and have a real understanding of the game.  Plus, we put Jack in a week long soccer camp this summer and I really think it helped. 

Jack really enjoys playing soccer and we love watching him!  Taylor enjoys going to practice and the games to cheer him on and to play with her new best friend, Allie (Connor's sister).  Allie is taking cheer/tumble classes and was showing Taylor some cheer moves.  They also had fun running on and off the field and rolling around on the ground. 

We are all very excited for the season and look forward to the games each and every Saturday.  Go Jaguars! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jack's in Kindergarten!

Monday was Jack's first day of Kindergarten at Houser Elementary.  Jack is very excited to be a Houser Hawk and has been talking about this day for a long time!  I still can't believe he's in Kindergarten.

We were able to walk Jack into his classroom on the first day.  From the car to the front of the school, Jack held my hand, but as soon as we walked into the school he dropped it.  I almost lost it, but held myself together.  I asked him if he remembered where his classroom was and he said "yes, follow me mom".  So I did and he went straight to his classroom, without my help.  Mrs. Holland (Jack's teacher) welcomed us at the door and showed Jack to his locker so he knows where to put his backpack everyday.  Jack was so excited about having a locker!  I picked up Jack that afternoon and he told me he loved Houser and his teacher was the best teacher in the whole entire world! 

The second day was a little harder for me then the first.  I could have walked him to his class but he wanted me to drop him off in the car line at the front of the school, like all the other kids.  I think I asked him 100 times if he remembered where his classroom was....I was so nervous.  I've never drop him off anywhere without getting out and walking him in, but he did great!  When I picked him up that afternoon he said he walked to his classroom all by himself and didn't need anyone's help.

One of Jack's favorite things about Kindergarten is that he can wear whatever he wants and doesn't have to wear a uniform.  He loves that he can wear comfy shorts and t-shirts.

I'm so happy Jack loves school!  My sweet little boy is growing up way to fast!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Last Days of Summer!

Last week was officially the last week of summer before Jack starts kindergarten and we ended it with a BANG!  Jack's last day at preschool (TWYLA) was Wednesday.  He has loved being at TWYLA!  He's made some wonderful friends and we are going to miss seeing them everyday!

Jack had Meet the Teacher on Wednesday afternoon.  Jack has Mrs. Holland and she seems really nice and Jack really liked her.  After Meet the Teacher, we headed to The Woodlands Resort for some fun!  We met three of Jack's closest friends there, Luke, Connor and Tyler.  The boys played in the pool, loved the pool slide, floated the lazy river and ended the night with s'mores.  These four boys get along so well and always have so much fun!

We had a lazy day on Thursday.  On Friday, we were invited to go to Sky Zone (indoor trampoline park) with Luke and his mom.  Luke and Jack had a blast!  They jumped for two hours straight.  Jack and I then headed to meet Daddy for lunch at Fielding's Wood Grill (Jack's new favorite restaurant).  They have the best hamburgers and milkshakes! 

Jack is very excited about kindergarten! I'm very excited as well but sad that his friends will go to different schools (except for Tyler).  These boys have made some wonderful memories and I know they will remain close and make many more memories in the future!