Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Few Spring Things

This last week I have tried to fit in a little Spring/Easter fun!
The weather has been a bit chilly, but we made the best of it and had a great time:).

Last Friday, my sweet friend Holly invited us over to her house for their annual Egg Hunt! We enjoyed a craft, a story, lots of outside games, an (indoor) picnic lunch, and of course the EGG HUNT!
The kids had so much fun!
(Last year the weather was so warm that my kids were in shorts. This year everyone was in long sleeves and coats! Ha!)

Next up was Jake's super fun Easter party at preschool. I LOVE seeing and hearing all about the things he does in school. His Easter party was so special. They made so many cute things and had a very nice Easter lunch (ham, mac and cheese, fruit, carrots, and "bunny bread"), but my picky little eater ate nothing but the "bunny bread". Ugh.
Then all the kids headed outside to the playground for their egg hunt!
Jake came home loaded down with lots of treats:)!

(He also informed his teacher that he doesn't want to be called Jacob at school anymore, but Jake. Ha!)

Yesterday the sun was finally shining again, so I decided to get out for a bit with the kids.
We took a trip to downtown Matthews to see the baby chicks!

They were so cute! My Parker LOVED them!

 I also decided this year that I wanted to try to dye some Easter eggs with my kids. I wasn't sure how they would do, but they LOVED it!

And finally, we made a few Easter treats. We made "Bunny Bait" for the kid's teachers at school. It was so easy and very cute:)

And we made these cute carrot cookies for our family Easter gathering tomorrow!

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our Quick Trip to Florida

This past weekend we made a QUICK trip to Jacksonville, Florida where Matt's brother and family live.
His brother was getting ordained at their church, so we decided to head down to support him and be a part of his special day.
It isn't very often that we are all together and get to see each other, so it's always a good time!
All the cousins played so good together. Especially Sissy and Sarah Kate;)!

We are thrilled for their family and are so excited to see how the Lord will use them!

Friday, March 22, 2013

T-Ball Time

These next few Saturdays will be busy for our family!
Jake will be taking the fields and playing in his first season of t-ball!
We decided that Jake would have a blast playing and that having his Daddy as his coach would be even better!
They have already had a few practices and are getting ready for their first game which is scheduled to be played in just a few weeks! Jake is a super hitter and a very fast runner;)!

You can be sure that Jake will have his own little cheering section at each game! Ha!
We are super proud and super excited!

Go Team!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Parker's Swim

This past Monday Matt and I took the kids to Ray's Splash Planet for a little swim!
It's always a treat for us to go! The kids LOVE it! This was Parker's first time, and just like my other kiddos, he loves the water! He splashed and played for the longest time. His big swim was followed by a nice nap;) All that swimming wore my boy out;)

Monday, March 18, 2013

A Full Day's Play

This past weekend we enjoyed a taste of some spring weather! I love the days that we spend more time outside than inside;) I decided that we needed a trip to the park and the kids were all about it, so off we went!
We have a beautiful park that is so close to us! It has a fun playground, great walking trails, and a pond with the perfect place to feed the fish!

(Sissy INSISTED on wearing her tutu! Ha!)
We spent lots of time running, skipping, climbing, and collecting all sorts of neat "treasures"!

It was just a little cool in the shade, but in the sun, it was gorgeous!

Parker LOVED being outside and playing on the play equipment too!
He was just precious! He loved to slide and swing just like Jake and Sis!

After a fun morning, we went home for naps and lunch, but our play day wasn't over.
Friday night Matt had to work, so I needed something to keep us busy.
I decided that a night at R0mp n R0ll was just the thing!

My kids ran and played like crazy for a good two hours!
I was exhausted by bed time! Thankful for fun days with my kids! Love them!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Feeling Lucky

I am extremely LUCKY to be this sweet girls mommy;)

Love her to pieces!

St. Patrick's Day
March 17, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Give Me A Break;)

I haven't had much time for blogging lately. We have just been busy with life. Whew!
Matt finished up his very successful (but very demanding) basketball season (he was named Coach of the Year! Woot! Woot!)  and then had unexpected kidney stone surgery in the middle of it all!  This week he went out of town on business for a few days with his new job, which is getting ready to go into HIGH GEAR! My boys have been sick, Jake started t-ball, and school has been busy for me! It just seems like the "to do" list is never ending! I have been going non stop just trying to keep up!

Since Matt's schedule is very full right now, the other night I took the kids up to his warehouse for a little visit and a treat;) My kids BEG to go ALL.THE.TIME!

If it doesn't work for us to go, Sissy especially, gets so upset! Ha! She loves to go to Daddy's work and get "pink ice"! Ha!
Parker always enjoys his treat too (even though he is totally sweet enough)!
Even though our calendar is quickly filling up for the next few weeks, I CANNOT wait for Spring break to get here so we can hopefully have a little "break" from the rush of life!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Parker Is 10 Months!

 Parker, you are 10 months old!
You are getting into such a fun stage!
You are such a sweet boy and you have a smile that EVERYONE LOVES:)

You weigh 24 lbs., wear 18 and 24 month clothes, wear a size 3 shoe and a size 4 diaper. You have 8 teeth! Four on the top and four on the bottom!
You are still a BIG boy! Lots to love for sure!

You are a fast crawler and are getting in to everything! I often find you in the bathroom pulling the toilet paper off the roll or in the pantry pulling all of my cans off the shelf. Ha! Sometimes you can crawl yourself into the tightest places and then you start crying because you are stuck! I also find you at the bottom of the stairs TRYING to figure out how to climb up them. Thankfully, you have not figured it out, but I have a feeling that it won't be long!

You have actually not been feeling good these past few days. I took you to the doctor on Friday and found out you have a double ear infection and a sore throat! You are on some antibiotics now, so hopefully you will be on the mend soon. You have been fussy, you are not eating like you normally do, and are not sleeping good either...I am one tired mommy!!!

When you feel good, you eat great. You love cinnamon toast and fruit for breakfast, jelly sandwiches, chicken nuggets, or yogurt for lunch, and you usually eat what we do for dinner!
You still take a bottle throughout the day, but enjoy apple juice and water too.

You cat nap in the morning, but still take your good afternoon nap. You go to bed around 8:30 and have been going to 7 or 7:30 in the morning! Finally:)

You love Jake and Sissy so much and think they are SO funny! They can get you laughing like no one else!
You and Sissy can be so cute together. You guys have been little buddies lately.

You have started to say "da da". You are not great at it, but we think we have heard it a few times. I think I have heard "mmmm" a time or two. I think you are trying to say "ma ma".
You are definitely a mommy's boy. I call you my little puppy dog, because you always crawl around right by my feet wanting me to pick you up! Ha!

I am so glad that the weather will be getting warm soon because you love to be outside!

And finally, since you are 10 months are my 10 favorite things about YOU!

1. I LOVE your BIG smile and your sweet little giggle! I can never get enough of it!
2. I LOVE your red hair! I am HOPING you keep it;)
3. I LOVE to kiss your sweet cheeks and blow your toes;)
4. I LOVE to make you clap your hands and getting you to do "tricks"!
5. I LOVE that you are a Mama's boy:)
6. I LOVE when you get out of the bath and you smell so delicious!
7. I LOVE your blue eyes! I wonder if they will stay that color???
8. I LOVE when you plant a big 'ol juicy, wet, open mouth kiss right on my cheek! Ha!
9. I LOVE watching you learn and explore new things!
10. I LOVE that you are MINE!

I love you, Parker James!

To the moon and back!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Big Girl Bed!

Last night was a big night in our house! Brooklyn had her first night in her big girl bed!
I was actually just fine with her in her crib, but she had been asking for a while to make the move. Last night we decided to break down her crib and move the bed into her room! I really thought she would do great, and she did! Once we laid her down, I didn't hear from her until 7:45 this morning when I peeked in on her! She was just waiting for us to come and get her!
I CAN NOT believe how big she is getting. My little baby girl:(!