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Hey! My name is Hillary and I live in Texas! I am a teacher turned stay at home mom with my 2 year old daughter! I also have a 5 year old son and a wonderful husband! I enjoy doing teaching activities with my son and daughter and creating resources on TpT!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A New Year, A Better Blogger!

Okay, I am determined to do a better job of blogging this year. One, I have the time now. Two, I really enjoy looking back on my old posts to see what we (The Kisers) were up to. :) So here goes nothing...I am going to try to blog at least once a week with an update about our family. There. I said it, it is out there, hold me accountable.

Really, not much has been going on around here for us! Christmas was a blur (I might do a post about that later?) but for now I do not have the energy. None-the-less, Christmas was amazing! A blur, but amazing!

Now, it is January and Rex headed back to school today. I really enjoyed my time with him over the break. I see Livi all day, every day (which I love) but I miss seeing my boy every day! The day before he went back to school (yesterday), I decided to stay off my phone...which I should do allll the time, and really be present with my babes. Randy had a work day, so it was just me and the kids. We had the best day though!

We started off the day with a little creating! Rex is completely obsessed with planets and the solar system right now! I bought him these awesome books for Christmas that he can create himself!

They are blank books and he can write in them! They are hardback which I thought was awesome! They also come with markers and stickers! I was pleased with this gift!

So naturally, my boy made a solar system book! He had so much fun!

And of course, Livi had to join in! We gave her some paper and markers. Yikes, that girl with markers. She had fun though!

Then, since that was going so well, I decided to make even more of a mess and bust out the paints. lol. Rex had a "pet rock" he had not painted yet, so we got that out!

It was very fun and super inexpensive. I was glad he still had it laying around. It made for a fun activity! Also, did I mention it was raining cats and dogs outside that morning? Yuck.

Livi also wanted to paint...I mean, if you give a mouse a cookie, right?

Then, it was time for *another* rousing game of TROUBLE. I say *another* because the night before, Rex beat me 9 times. Yes, NINE! That kid has game. 


Let it be known, out of the five games we played. I won, ONE. Yeah, one. time. 

Praise the Lord for lunch and naps...momma needed a rest at this point. lol. 

Then after nap, we finished Rex's lighthouse Lego set...it was awesome once finished...but left me cursing all Legos ever created. Uh-huh. I said it.

And what do you know, the sun came out! Must have been because the Legos were done. lol.

So we got some much needed fresh air! Livi is sporting her new car from Gam and Paw!

Later that night, Randy took Rex out to use his new telescope! It was epic!

Now, this is one of those posts you are no doubt rolling your eyes and thinking..."blah blah, life is perfect." No, it is not perfect. Livi cries...and eats like nothing. Rex talks non-stop. And at times, I just wanted to tell them to go play while I drink coffee and click on my phone. I am human. This stage of life right now isn't the easiest. But what stage is really? I am trying *harder* this year to be more "in the moment" and get off my dang phone. I really don't troll Facebook or Instagram, it is more because I run my business online. I am always on my phone responding to people, running ads, etc. My business has allowed me to stay home and be around my kids more, which I am grateful for and I cannot that slide. However, I can be more productive with my time and prioritize better. 

So there you have it. Now we are back in the full swing of things...early wake ups, lunch packed, and out the door by 7:20. 

Oh, and I finally got my Christmas decor down...so there is that. #win

In the future, my posts WILL NOT be a play by play of one entire day. I mean really...are you bored yet? But not much has happened this week, so there you have it! 

Have a fabulous week friends and family! We love you all!

xoxo, The Kisers

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