Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Barrett: Four Year Interview

What is your name? Barrett
How old are you? Four
What is your favorite color?  Blue
What is your favorite animal? Lion
What is your favorite book? Toy Story
What is your favorite show? Lion Guard
Who do you sleep with? My Lion Toy (he puts it between his pillows at night)
What is your favorite toy? Roaring Lion
What is your favorite breakfast food? Egg sandwich
What is your favorite snack? Cherries (not sure why he said this but he was adamant)

What is your favorite food? Cheese pizza
What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? Watch movies and wrestle
What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy? Snuggle her
What is your favorite thing to do with Amelia? Wrestle
Who is your best friend? Amelia
What is your favorite song? Beauty and the Beast (we listen to this soundtrack at bed every night)
Where is your favorite place to go? The place with all the toys (Toys R Us)
What is your favorite drink? Apple juice
What do you want to be when you grow up? A knight to save the princess (LOVE THIS!)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Barrett!

Four years ago at 7:06pm, we had our sweet Barrett. This morning when he woke up, he had a special breakfast. He had a dinosaur pancake breakfast with an extra side of bacon...he LOVED it!
He spent most of the day hanging out with Jason--I had a few errands and I went and picked apples. They watched Star Wars and wrestled most of the day. I think they were both in heaven!
He also had his 4 year well-child check. He did so good!
He weighs 38.7 pounds and is 40 inches tall. He's growing perfectly! He ended up getting a flu shot but he was so brave and stopped crying as soon as we stopped holding on to him.
We had to go pick up Amelia and then tell Daddy goodbye--Jason was on call.
We ate dinner and then headed to Simply Swirled to get a birthday treat and we followed it up by a trip to the park.
We headed home right before dark and we were tired from a full day of birthday fun!!
I'm so thankful that God chose us to be Barrett's parents...he makes each day so much better (and hectic) and he's the sweetest little man!

Barrett's Birthday Party

On Saturday, we had Barrett's 4th Birthday party. He wanted to have a dinosaur birthday party so we all got in on the action.
I made us dinosaur themed shirts: Mommysaurus, Daddysaurus, Sistersaurus and Fourasaurus
We played at the gym on scooters and then had a blow up obstacle course that they loved to play on!
Here was the party crew...it was difficult to even get this shot so I'm pretty proud! We loved celebrating with this sweet friends!
Barrett had such a fun party with his friends. Friends, dinosaurs and some yummy treats...definitely a day filled with his favorite things!! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Birthday Party Prep And Oscar

When we got Oscar, we didn't know how we would adjust. Let me just say--three months in and we are adjusting so well. We love our little dumpster kitty!
He loves to sleep in our beds, which is allowed now that he is declawed. Barrett giggles when he lays by him--Oscar loves to sleep with a paw resting on him.
Amelia doesn't get to snuggle him as much as Barrett--Barrett usually has a close eye (and hand) on him. One morning before school, she got in some snuggle time.
Barrett's birthday party is coming up so we went to Target to get some present ideas. It seemed like a good idea until he realized we weren't buying anything and there were so many things that needed to be purchased!
The girls went to get our nails done...I love this special time with my girl. We said it was for our vacation at the end of the month but I think it will be for the party and we'll need to go again before our vacation.
My table looks like a huge mess with all the party prep but we're only a few days away from our sweet boy's party. No way that he can be turning FOUR!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The SEMO District Fair

This year we went to the fair during the week to try and beat the crowds. The kids were so excited when we picked them up from school on Monday because we were headed to the fair.
We met Joe and Sarah at the fair. The kids loved riding rides with Hadlie and helping her not be scared--some rides their encouragement worked and some rides it didn't. HA!
We closed the fair down at 9pm (ON A SCHOOL NIGHT...GASP!!)
We had such a fun time riding rides and eating all the yummy fair food!

Monday, September 11, 2017


I brought a Cricut off of a lady that works with my sister and I was so excited to try it out. It has the option to do a lot of things so I started slow with some Halloween cutouts. Pretty excited how my first time project turned out!
We went to the Party store the other day to explore Halloween costumes and Barrett tried on the Harry Potter glasses. I wanted us all to be Harry Potter characters but the others decided on something else. Stay tuned!
Barrett has been working hard on his letters. He drew an "A" the other day during our extra time after dinner--so proud of him!
Amelia has been doing a lot of work on sight words so that has encouraged Barrett to practice a little more too! Win-win!
Saturday was soccer. Amelia had pictures and a game against the Crossfire. She's really learning the different positions and how to anticipate the ball...it's amazing how much better she is from soccer last season.
When we got home from soccer, she had a horrible rash all over her body. We spent the rest of the weekend cleaning, washing and trying to get her some relief.
After some high steroid doses and a lot of oatmeal baths, I think we've gotten her some relief. While the girls were resting, the boys went to the farm to make a food plot for the deer. Barrett loves being outside with the boys. Jason sent me these two pictures.
Cheers to a fresh week, hopefully filled with less medicine and more fun!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Grandparents Lunch

Yesterday was Amelia's kindergarten grandparent's lunch. She made sure that she wore her "fall best" even though it was 80 degrees because she wanted the day to be perfect.
My mom and Ms. Chrissy (who is like her grandma) went to school to enjoy lunch with her. I was so glad to see all their pictures throughout the day.
She got McDonald's for lunch...she's one loved little girl!
She was so proud to have special visitors come and eat lunch with her. They got to see her classroom, her artwork and then play on the playground with her. We were blessed with special grandparents (even the ones that weren't able to attend)