Florida Vacation: Sarasota/Lido Key

18 Jun

At the end of the basketball season, we decided to head a couple hours away to the west coast for a weekend getaway. I have lived in Florida my whole life but I have never been to the west coast beaches and either has Chris. We picked Lido Key and had a nice little 2 bedroom suite on the beach.

Vacation started off meeting some friends at the Ritz Carlton beach club. Heaven!

They had a pack and play for Lincoln which was amazing!

The kiddos had fun swimming and snacking away

Happy to be on vacay!

Not a bad way to start off vacation

This girl had a great time looking for shells

Don’t blame him!

Dinner time with Dad around St. Armand’s Circle

and of course after dinner ice cream for all

The view from our place

The next day we headed towards Siesta Key figuring it would be packed and wow we were right.

Why I love living in Florida

Our little fish had a great time splashing in the water

And Lincoln went in the ocean for the first time too.Β 

My beach babe…. also Hudson is crying the background and I can’t help but laugh

Hud the Stud

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On the last day we walked the beach and looked for some shells. We headed out a bit early because it wasn’t the nicest out and the rain was headed in.

Overall we had a great family vacation and the best part is we were home in 2.5 hours! Can’t wait to get away with them again.

 

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Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

4 Jun

Although the contractors are doing most of the work… we do have a few DIY projects going on too πŸ™‚

Kyler is really liking gymnastics although beam isn’t really her thing haha

Choices, choices

Big girl had her last day of VPK. Hard to believe in less than 3 months she’s off to kindergarten

We have been on the hunt for a small expendable dining table and it’s harder than you think but we finally found one!

Goodbye rounded columns and hello square πŸ™‚

Lincoln’s been doing so much better with food and loves puffs

Perfect πŸ™‚

Chris was working on the columns today and I really wanted to take the kids to the science center so I braved it with all 3. We met some of Kyler’s friends there and played in the new kids town. They even had a spot at the water table for Lincoln.

Cheeseball

He has a love for dinosaurs

Totally rocked it!

Life with a three year old boy… he loves his little figures

The contractors should be wrapped up this week but Chris and I still have a few projects left to do before everything is officially done. Can’t wait!

 

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

30 May

This post really should read May Update with The Jenkinsons since it’s been about a month since I’ve posted. We started our house renovation and it has pretty much consumed our life.

It started on May 1st which also happened to be my birthday.

Birthday dinner at Coopers Hawk

Followed by cake up in the playroom which was pretty much our dining room for a good 2 weeks

Our floors were ripped up the first week so living in the dust and upstairs was super fun.

We finished our soccer season with 2 happy kiddos

This kid is trouble and I can’t imagine how much more trouble he will be when he’s older

Family time is the best time

Just assembling our new cabinets for the wine bar

The girls were registered and had orientation for kindergarten. They are so excited!

Mother’s Day was fun and relaxing. Love these kids of mine ❀

We have been getting better with giving Lincoln food. He’s still not overly impressed with it yet πŸ™‚

My sweet chunk ❀

Hudson had his kidney check up. The dilation has gotten smaller but it’s still technically there so we will go back at 4.

Soccer, tennis and onto a bowling party all before 1pm. I’m tired just thinking about it.

Oh how she loves her baby brothers

The fiercest superheros I know

The girls started up gymnastics and it’s super cute.

L Dubs started sitting up!

And this big girl graduated from VPK ❀

Rolling three deep at BJs.

Memorial Day pool fun

The house will be finished up soon and I can’t wait to share pictures! It looks amazing! I also can’t wait to actually take a break and enjoy it πŸ™‚

 

 

Lincoln: Seven Months

26 May

Lincoln man is 7 months old! I say this every single month but seriously he is the best and happiest baby. He is always laughing and giggling and rarely cries. He goes with the flow and is pretty relaxed. He can sit up for a bit on his own now! He is liking food more and more and loves to play with the puffs. He is wearing 12 month clothes and size 4 diapers. He loves his brother and sister and his momma πŸ™‚ I stopped feeding him at 11pm and he has been doing great. He is sleeping through the night for the most part. He goes to bed around 7-7:30pm and wake up around 6am (give or take). I know I am going to regret saying this but I can’t wait for him to start crawling. My arms are getting a serious workout lugging him around. Can’t wait for him to be able to sit in a shopping cart. I think we are a few weeks away from that in which case, we will move him to the big car seat and out of the infant. Happy 7 months!

Lincoln: Six Months

26 May

Big man turned 6 months old. He is the happiest thing ever! He is sleeping so much better now that we got over that horrible sleep regression. He started to roll over finally πŸ™‚ He doesn’t really like food all that much so school is working on that with him. He had a great doctor’s appointment and is catching up to Hudson. He is 28.5 inches long and 20 pounds and the biggest chunk. Love you sweet Lincoln!

Hudson: Three Years Old

26 May

Hudson, or Hud the Stud, turned three years old in late March. This one… he is quite the handful. He can be the sweetest thing and then one second later he makes you want to pull your hair out πŸ™‚ He is the ultimate daddy’s boy (although he is warming back up to mom), loves his sister and brother, and marches to his own drum.

Hud is quite the character. At times he is the sweetest and most loving little guy. He still likes to cuddle, give kisses, and wants to be with us all of the time. That said, I thought Kyler was hard at 3 but he has her beat. He loves to talk back, pushes the limits, throw tantrums and well, you know, act like a toddler. He spends more time in time out than I would like but I know it’s just a stage. We joke that he is like my dad because his mouth gets him in trouble quite a bit πŸ™‚

Hudson loves to dance, play with his toys (Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, Cars, Trains, Super Heroes, Barbies and Shopkins), and eat cookies. This kid and his dance moves are one of the funniest and best things to watch. He loves a good beat and gets into the music. He picked swimming back up and started soccer.Β He loves the Moana soundtrack and loves him some Maui. Star Wars are still his number one favorite, however, he has gotten into Ninja Turtles recently as well. He loves to play with Kyler’s Barbies and Shopkins which causes quite the fight sometimes. He is also obsessed with Legos and more importantly, the minifigures.

Β He is the real life cookie monster. His favorites are sugar cookies or golden Oreos but is finally coming around to chocolate. He was never the biggest fan but he is starting to eat it more and more. He still LOVES his broccoli, fried rice, spaghetti, chicken nuggets, waffles, pancakes, yogurt, and noodles.

He absolutely adores Kyler. While they fight at times, they are each others best friend. He is getting better at sharing his toys with her and they could just play for hours. We went through a rough patch around after the holidays where he was so mean to her but he is back to his loving self and they are getting along great again. I had no idea what to expect with Lincoln but he is amazing with him. He has never shown a side of jealousy and loves being a big brother. He likes to help when Lincoln cries and will give him his paci or sing him a song to get Linc to stop. It’s so sweet and adorable and I can’t wait to see how they interact when Lincoln gets a bit older.

Hud also likes Mickey Mouse, Maui, PJ Masks, Stormtroopers, Stormtroopers or and Stormtroopers. He is still into the Hulk and other superheroes and likes to watch their TV shows and movies. He has a good time at Disney but seems to be a bit more timid than his big sister. He will go on a roller coaster but he definitely not has fearless as she is. He loves to read books at night and some of his favorites are Don’t Push the Button, Dragons Love Tacos, and his dinosaur books.

He is moving up to pre-school this year (same school but more structure and uniforms) and looking forward to his progression. For a while, he was the oldest in his classroom and that was creating some behavioral problems πŸ™‚ Ya know, like taking your shoes off and throwing them at your teacher or hitting your friends. We really pushed for him to move up a class so instead of being the oldest, he is one of the younger ones and that has seem to help a lot. He can’t push them around now and things are much better.

Hudson is 33 pounds and 39 inches and a little beanpole. I have a feeling he is like Chris and will continue to gets taller without filling out! His 2t bathing suits are still slightly big haha. Other than that, he is wearing 3t shorts and shirts and size 10 shoes. He has been completely potty trained for a while now and is great using the potty.

We love you Hudson! You give us a run for our money but we wouldn’t want you any other way!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

30 Apr

It has been a busy two weeks!!

Here are some cute pictures of Lincoln just because ❀

He also finally rolled over for the first time. 3rd child problems… I think I hold him too much

So happy to find time to play with cousins visiting from out of town

The Little Monsters are killing it this season!

Cheering big sis on

Isn’t he so meaty?

and doesn’t he look so much like Kyler?

Getting closer

Friday night lights at the soccer field

Meanwhile Kyler likes to look for bugs

Hudson goes from playing to this

After soccer, we hit the road for a weekend getaway. More on this later.

The kids’ art fair at school ❀

Little man had his 6 month check up and did great! 20 pounds and 28.5 inches. Such a big chunk.

Kyler is the sweetest. Chris told her to pick him up something good at Publix so she had to get him a cake and had them write on it for her. Sweet and ridiculous.

Why not sleep at the top of the stairs?

Go Hud!

Tennis star ❀

New bathroom vanity… can’t wait to get this project started!

Swimming with my babes!

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I asked Kyler to rock Lincoln for me while I cleaned. She complained because she was watching tv but I told her she could do both. Next thing I knew, she asked him if he wanted to watch TV too and turned him around. Already mastered baby sitting πŸ™‚

Busy month for us ahead with a HUGE house renovation getting kicked off. Happy Sunday!

 

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