Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Every Little Girl Needs a Barn...

Why doesevery little girl need a barn?  My sweet Summer said frantically as we passed by some storage barns for sale, "I want a barn!!"

"Why?" I asked.

"Because I need a place to put my pony."

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Someday...

Someday I'll get back into journaling my little babies' steps in life.  Well, they aren't really "little" any more but to me will always be my babies!

For the last several months sweet little Waylon has had lots of imaginary friends...  there's O'kee, I'or, and a couple others.  Sometimes his friends are hanging out with us.  Sometimes he tells me about the pets they own or what they have at their houses to play with.  He's such a cutie with such a great imagination!  My smart little guy is so cute.  Waylon also has been so sweet with his hugs and kisses even more and more lately.  He will say, "I give you BIG hug!" or at night-night time he'll say, "One my kiss mommy!"  :)  Love him!

Summer is growing more and more.  She is still pulling her hair but I'm hoping after our move to Longview/Hallsville (tomorrow) that things will calm down and she'll stop pulling it. :(  There are some spots thought that she wants me to curl...  so of course! I do. :)  She is such a girly girl.  We paint her nails and she dresses herself picking out the cutest stuff that I would have never put together but it works.  Such a sweet little girl. Summer helps her brothers when they need help and teaches Waylon stuff like counting and letters.  Her writing is getting better and better and is learning to spell words.  That just blows me away!  She's not even 5 years old yet.  This girl is a genius!

Wyatt recently lost his very first loose tooth!  It's one of his bottom teeth and the new one is already poking through his gums. :)  This past week he and his siblings got haircuts; his is a "summer cut" aka really short.  WOW!  He looks so big and grown up with that haircut!  I can't believe he'll be 7 years old soon. :(  How time flies.  Lately, Wyatt's been showing off how strong he is a bunch lately!  He was lifting the chair on the back porch without a problem this past week and said, "Look Mommy!  I'm so strong."  WOW!  I'm impressed!!! :)  He's becoming such a strong big kid and growing up so fast. 

I just love my sweet babies.  I can't believe how fast life is flying by.  I'm so thankful for God blessing me with children and marriage and health and everything I need and so much more.  I'm thankful for Jesus and the resurrection.  I'm thankful for His atoning sacrifice for my sins.  Praise God for life, salvation, for love!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Busy Weekend...

This weekend was lots of fun!  We started Saturday morning at the doughnut shop.  Then went to the Touch a Truck festival at the park in our neighborhood.  They had so many trucks and giant machines for the kids to see up close...  We started with them getting to sit in the driver's seat of the giant 18-wheeler tow truck and honk the horn which shocked all the adults in line with their kids laughing , then saw the back of an ambulance, then a normal sized garbage truck, then a dune buggy, then another giant-on-steroids garbage truck.  There was TONS more to see but we were all very distracted by the playground and also the helicopter circling the event.  Then all of the sudden Summer started yelling, "It's landing!  It's landing!"  Sure enough, it was landing in the adjacent field and everyone running toward it were like the whirling leaves kicked up by the wind it created. 

After seeing that and sitting in the giant garbage truck, we went to what I refer to as the Dr. Seuss playground.  It was a blast!  We also ran into Wyatt's playgroup teacher.  He was a bit confused seeing her somewhere other than at playgroup and cracked me up with his response as he computed in his mind who it was.  Eventually we were ready to pack up and head back home but before we did, Wyatt decided to roll sideways down the little hill that slopes into the playground area.  Then his siblings had to follow suit, then other little kids all over the hill started rolling down giggling and laughing.  It was contagious and fun!  We made our way back past the pond and back to the car.

Then it was time for Corey to get ready for the twice yearly Geek Fest and for me and kids to go a separate way to Waller, Texas to see my friend Carolyn and her husband Jim and her daughter Jessica who they were in town visiting.  It was SO great getting to see them!!!!!!  There's just a peace about them and I know it's because of their relationships with God.  I'm so glad that God put them in my life.

After the wonderful time with them hanging on the front porch and the kiddos watching a movie, we packed up and headed to Kingwood to get to see Brenda and John.  I just love them too.  The kids had fun eating Cheetos and watching Disney channel and I had fun getting to talk with friends.

Sunday, we watched church TV.  Then the kids and I met Tatyana and Khani at the mall to eat and play.  Then Summer and I tried to go to a birthday party.  First we stopped by a kid store to find her a bow for the party and some presents for the birthday girl.  I had so much fun with Summer at the store.  She picked out the presents and her bow(a little flat white princess crown with the word "Princess" with three little sparkles).  It turns out I got the day mixed up of when the party was. :(  But we did stop by her little friend's house after figuring out the mix up and dropped off the presents.  She had fun playing with the little sisters and I had so much fun getting to talk with Claudia (the mommy).  I hadn't seen her in so long and was so glad to get to see her and to get to talk with her. 

We got back home and all the guys were watching a video.  So I went upstairs to call a guy about an engineering consulting job.  Then when I got back down stairs sweet baby Waylon was asleep in his daddy's lap and had a fever. :(  I cooked dinner, put food on the table, daddy and the big kids started eating, and I put Waylon in his bed while I told him a made up night night story.  Eventually, he said to me, "Mommy can you get out of here."  So I went to the door and then he yelled, "Mommy Mommy, I need night night hug."  So, of course, I had to give him a giant hug.

What a good way to end the weekend. :)

Things Toddlers Say

Last week, after reading a night night book and saying prayers, I gave Waylon a big hug and a kiss good-night.  Then he hugged me tight and wouldn't let go and said, "I hug you forever Mommy.  I hug you forever."

My sweet little baby!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Things Toddlers Say

Summer tells me this morning...

Mommy, I wished on the wishing star last night for a kitty and didn't get one!  Tonight, I'm going to wish for a sneaky kitty.

Things Toddlers Say

"Mommy, I 'neak you; don't look," said Waylon to me the other day. 
"You 'neak me?"
"Yea, heh heh, like ninja!"
"Oh, you're going to sneak up on me?"
"Yea!  I 'neak up on you!!!"

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Crinkely

Waylon is getting his very own bath tonight - with bubbles even!  I'm in the room the bathroom opens up to working on organizing clothes and I hear him say, "Mommy!  Come here!!!"  I run in and he lifted his hand out of the water and exclaimed, " OOK Mommy!  Is crinkely!"  So cute with his little pruney fingers outstretched towards me to examine.

I love my little WayWay!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Photos (part 3)

Such a handsome big kid!
 Waylon was so worn out after a day of fun with Daddy...
 For Christmas 2014 we first got to visit Grandmama and Papa Al's house...
 We played in the front yard and found hickory nuts and rocks and all sorts of neat stuff...
 Aunt Kim is so much fun to play with!
 ooo!  Fun toys!  And waiting patiently to get to open presents on Christmas Eve...
 Me and Grandmama...
 Aunt Kim's playdough creation...
Lookie what Santa brought for the kids...  All set up and ready for Christmas morning...
Summer's haul...
Waylon's haul...
Wyatt's haul...
 
 Looks like Santa did a great job!
 Summer was so happy to have this teddy bear!
 Wyatt and the punching ninja balloon...
 Waylon enjoying his toys!
 Christmas Day we packed up to go to Mamaw and Papaw's...  We were definitely packed in like sardines.  I'm still not sure how Daddy got it all to fit...
 Wahooo!  Wayway was happy!
 The traditional vacation/trip selfie with my man...
 Enjoying the ride...
 We made it!  The entire family was all there!  mamaw, papaw, our family, aunt Michelle, uncle Saint, aunt Cherie, uncle Rudy, and Dean and Daisy!  It was great that everyone was together!!!


 Papaw dressed up like Santa for us since we didn't manage to get the Santa picture this year with our kids...
 Wait a sec!  That's not Santa!!!


 Is that Mrs. Claus?! :)
 All the kids playing outside...
 At the pond with Mamaw, feeding the fish...
 The Nativity on the front porch created by chainsaw...
 More playing by the pond...

 
 It was a great trip seeing all the grandparents and getting to see all our siblings!



 
 The camera man...

 While we were in NWARK we went into town to see Whitney and then stopped by the new Theta Tau house.  There was a group of pictures of members from when Corey and I were there...  Do you see me in the pink sweater and Corey next to me? :)  We looked soooo young.
 So much more fancy than it used to be!
We made it home from our trip and 2014 wrapped up with fun and exciting stuff! Wyatt loved these new shades!
 On the 29th, my bestie from high school, Lynn, took me on a great adventure!  We went to the Texan Bowl where University of Texas Longhorns were up against our Arkansas Razorbacks!!!  For the pregame festivities little Kaitlyn and older brother Jonathan (who was in for the holidays) came along...
 I can't believe how grown up Jonathan is!!!  He reminds me a lot of his grandpa(Lynn's dad who was a pastor and officiated at our wedding).  I'm so impressed with how mature he is and how he is planning for his future!
 My beautiful bestie!
 Me... SO EXCITED!
 Lynn's adorable boots!
 OH!  This drum line was SO cool!
 NRG Stadium was so impressive!  We had such a blast!
And the giant stadium!
 What a great time to get to spend with my bestie!


2014 was a great year and a hard year!  There was financial mess ups and emotional issues that Corey and I worked through.  There was uncertainty and spinning our wheels.  But in it all our marriage is stronger, I'm leaning more on God, and life is still good!  But really God is good!  Happy end of 2014 and hellooooo 2015!!!

December Photos (part 2)

Sweetie Pie!  Going to Summer's Christmas celebration at PreK school...  My beautiful little girl...

 

 Little Brother looking handsome and posing in front of a pretty tree...
 Adorable!
 Summer's gingerbread house she made and they used for table d├ęcor plus a cute picture!
 I loved hearing her sing!

 Pictures with Santa!


 Hmmm he looks like the real deal!

 Then on the same day we headed over to the party at Big brother's school...  There were cookies and juice and a candy cane ordament craft.  FUN!

 I'm not sure she's bringing enough stuffed animals. hahaha!
 Hanging out with auntie Lynn and little Kaitlyn at the Children's Museum...  Wyatt and everyone had a ball in the building zone...
 Making a graham cracker house...

 Hmmm it was a little humid that day and the icing definitely didn't set!
Auntie Lynn and Kaitlyn had a lot more luck with theirs :)
 Wayway LOVED the water station...

 Summer making a gingerbread man...

 The Lego table was also a fun place to be!






One Sunday we went with some friends to their church and had so much fun in the Christmas winter wonderland...  had fake snow, a live manger scene, a sledding hill, a giant Christmas tree, and hot cocoa!  YUM!