Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Hour

Last Monday night we went to the Greers for a little play date.  Brooks got to have a slumber party with Gigi so he missed out on all of the fun.  I know he had a good time at her house though.

Miller and Ava with their cute cargo Winston

Ava is obsessed with horses.  Keep in mind this kid can't walk but she can climb on any horse she sees.  She even knows how to pull the ears and the reigns on her horse at home to make the horse neigh and gallop.  B, she needs a pony. 

She might be a little redneck girl...  She sure does like trucks!

She also likes food!  Poor Oliver left is plate unattended and Ava pounced on it!  

Noah's mommy ran inside and asked us to watch him.  Within a minute he was in the pool fully clothed.  I think I might be fired as a babysitter. 


How cute is our host?

My little OCD boy lost it! There were shoes and toys everywhere and he just couldn't handle it!  He likes every thing in it's place!  In this pic he was bringing me a pair of shoes he found on the ground.  

We've got a long way to go on our manners.  You would think my kids would know how to share but they don't.  At home they just push each other out of the way!  Ava decided she wanted to get in the truck.  She didn't care that sweet miller was already in there! 

My sweety! 
Thanks for having us over Sarah and Bennett!  We had so much fun! 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Nice to meet you Chuck E

I need to start by saying Chuck E Cheese's has come a long way since I was a kid.  I remember it being dirty with gross pizza.  I was pleasantly surprised when we went on Monday!  Fayetteville's location is super nice!  The babies had lots of fun too! We will definitely be going back soon!  

So many of our friends were there!  There were kids everywhere!  
As soon as we got there Ava spotted Bennetts Chuck E cup and she wanted it!  In true dramatic Ava style she swatted away her sippy cup and stayed focused on his cup.  Soooo, guess who got a new Chuck E cup? ha Mommy's a sucker!  I thought the babies were too young for this but I guess not!  We do get free refills for life though! 

This cuties birthday was last week so we did a little celebrating!  I ordered a cake and Chuck E was supposed to bring it out and sing Happy Birthday!  Chuck E never showed.  Finally he made an appearance but he forgot the cake and had to go back and get it....  The mommy's think Chuck E was hitting his flask out back! ha 

These kids love cake!

Guess who liked all of the rides the most??  This little dare devil!

Love her face when she saw Chuck E! 

Bennett and Brooksy calling some girls!

They were a little scared of the mechanical/fake Chuck E but they didn't mind the real one at all! Brooksy was mid clap!  He was pretty excited about singing Happy Birthday to Noah.  

Funny Boy!
I give Chuck E Cheese's two thumbs up!  It was clean and we were the only people in the place!  (It was a Monday morning so I'm sure on Saturday it's packed!)  We will definitely be back!  We are going to bring daddy next time so mommy can play some games and he can chase them around the place! ha 

Friday, July 27, 2012

 B's parents came to visit last week and they arrived at the perfect time because we needed some help!  As soon as Ava started getting better Brooks got sick and then two days later Knox was sick.  I can't complain much because for the most part the babies have been very healthy, but when they do get sick, it is never at the same time so we stay sick for weeks it feels like!  We spent a lot of time at the house this week. 

Meme sent us sweet corn from Dumas and the babies loved it!  Thanks Meme!

B's mom's phone takes the best pictures!  
Sweet Ava!

This is the face Knox makes when you ask him to smile! 

I think Friday I was asleep by 9 o'clock but Saturday we had a busy day!  Caroline and I went to the gym early and then we took the babies to the farmers market.  We met Gigi and Marcy there and we all went to Greenhouse Grill for lunch! 

The babies loved their food!  Hummus, fruit, sweet potato fries, and black bean burgers!

Brooks was a little too busy to sit in his chair.  He was on the move the whole time!  He would much rather play than eat! 

Andrew and Ava snacking on some fruit!

Cousin Nick is home from Brazil!  He came over to play!

Saturday night B and I went to Matt and Cameron's wedding and it was so much fun!  I don't think I took one picture but I really should have because it was gorgeous! Congrats guys! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012


-We are still working on sharing.  Ava especially has a problem sharing her car!  She does not like for anyone else to ride in it!  She also likes to take over the boys truck!  If they won't open the door to let her in she crawls in from under the bottom of the car.   If she has a toy she doesn't want the boys to get she races to my lap and sits in it so I can protect her.  The boys might be bigger than her but baby A is a little smarty!  She knows how to keep the boys away and her toys protected! 

-This kid kicks his feet up after every meal! Such a boy thing to do!
-Ava is obsessed with babies.  She will not stay away from Barrett.  He gets lots of kisses when Ava is around!  I think someone needs a little sister!

-I ordered an Erin Condren life planner.  I texted my friends and told them I was going to be super organized from now on and I would never be late again! ha That's laughable.  I do love my new planner though!  I have saved all of my planners since high school!  It's almost like having a scrapbook or diary! I can go back and see exactly what I was doing  at any time!  My iphone calendar deletes everything after it passes! I hate that!

B has apparently been a cheapo from a very early age!  His mom brought him his old coin collection!  We also have his old baseball card collection he wants to give the boys!  Hoarder and a cheapo! Kidding B!

I finally printed the blog!  It took three large books to hold all of my blog posts!  I've apparently had a lot to say over the past year and a half!  I feel like this is such an accomplishment! Silly, I know, but printing these books has been on my to-do list for months!  Nothing feels better than crossing something off a list!  I planned to print a copy for each baby but these books were a little pricier than I had expected!   They might just have to share their scrapbooks!

I bought new shoes.  I have very high hopes for these shoes.  I am hoping they will motivate me to get my lazy booty up and to the gym.  We will see... 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Three weeks ago?

I think we have spent the past two fourth of July's at La Hacienda with Karrie and Joseph.  We are really patriotic! ha We never planned on it we just seemed to end up there two years in a row.  We broke the streak this year but we did go eat there two days later!  The poor Nuckols probably thought they were going to have a quiet Friday night.  Instead they had a loud, hectic one with the babies!  They were pretty much covered head to toe in food!  I know waitresses just love to see us coming!  


Knox!  Ava some how got left out of the pictures! 

Saturday morning B was up bright and early to help his friend install two new air conditioning units at our house.  Since we weren't going to have air all day I loaded up the babies and we went to Gigi's for breakfast!  She made the babies yummy pancakes!  Their favorite!  While we were there we noticed Ava felt warm.  Poor baby had a fever virus and slept the entire day and night at Gigi's.  Thank goodness Gigi could watch her because it is so hard to take care of one sick baby that wants to be held when the other two are still running around ninety to nothing!  I brought the boys back to the house to nap because Gigi only has one crib and I really didn't have anywhere else to take them!  I figured the air would be back on at this point to.  Umm. not exactly.  
I walked in to find this big thing at the bottom of my stairs (See below).  Apparently it fell down the stairs and took out two huge chunks of the wall, a piece of my hardwood floor, and two framed Mika Beth pictures (what I'm most upset about).  I wanted to KILL B.  I know it wasn't his fault and that accidents happen but I really felt like blaming someone and he was an easy target.  Oh the air obviously still wasn't on which only made me more mad.  B is not a handy man.  Never has been and never will be.  Every time he tries to do something like this disaster strikes.  My argument all along was that I just wanted a local company to put in the new air conditioners.  Just to avoid issues and I thought it would be easier all around.  I think I was right.  Did you hear that B!  I WAS RIGHT! ha 

I'm obviously over it now.  My wall is fixed (pictures and hardwood are not) and we have two new air conditioners that work great and we saved lots of money!  

 Knoxie is really good at cleaning up his daddy's messes.  This poor kid is so OCD.  He comes by it honestly though.  I completely know how he feels because I can't stand when things are out of place.  He is obsessed with brooms and dust pans.  He carried this around our house for hours.  He also gets wipes out and tries to wipe down the tables and floors.  Oh and if a shoe, clothes, or hat is on the floor (always B's, imagine that) he hands it to you.  If you try to put it back on the floor he will yell, "Doh! (No!), and pick it back up and give it to you.  I hate to admit it but I'm kind of excited about having a cleaning partner one day!    

Taking a ride!

That evening I took the boys to Porters birthday party.  It was a Dr Seuss theme and so freaking cute!  I didn't take one single picture because I was chasing the boys everywhere! B didn't get to go because he was still working on the air conditioners so I had the boys on my own which wasn't easy!  Hopefully Bethany will post some pictures soon that I borrow!  The boys looked pretty cute!  Caroline bought them Dr Seuss outfits (Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3) and they looked super cute in them!  Thing 3 was still sick at Gigi's so she didn't get to attend! I might have to dress them up again just to snap some pictures! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Girls Weekend!

Gigi, Caroline, Ava and I went to Hot Springs a few weekends ago to stay with Lauren for a girls weekend!  We had such a good time and did lots of girly things!  We went to fun dinners, went out on the lake, went to a pageant, Ava even played a little dress up!

We arrived in Hot Springs Friday and went out to dinner.  

Gigi and Ava!

Ava and Aunt Caroline

Ava is always so good at restaurants.  She just sat down and colored and waved hi to people! 

Then she put on quite the show when we got back to the condo! She was loving all of the attention she was getting from everyone!  She really is pretty funny! 

Saturday we got up and Lauren made us breakfast!  Then we got ready to go on the lake!  Ava loved looking out at the water and watching all of the boats go by!

Ava playing with Lauren's shoes!  She already has expensive taste!

This was Ava'a first time on a boat and her first time at the lake!  Lots of firsts!  I think she will definitely be a water baby! 

My girl!

My silly girl!

 Ava ate approximately one million cookies on this trip!  I guess that's what you do on vacation though!

Lake time with the girls!  

My patriotic baby!

She felt so big driving the boat! 

After the lake we got ready, went to dinner, and then went to the Teen Arkansas pageant to cheer on Lauren's cousin Susannah!  She did such a good job and looked beautiful! I don't have any pictures from the pageant because it was pretty dark inside but Ava loved it!  She clapped for all of the performances and did a little dancing!  She didn't make it to the crowning but I know she had a great time!  Thanks again for inviting us Lauren!  We all had so much fun!  We can't wait to do it again soon!   

-B thought the real reason we were all going to Hot Springs is because we were putting Ava in a pageant!  He was not happy about it!  I was going to put a crown on her and post a picture on FB that said, "Little Miss Ultimate Grand Supreme" but Ava fell asleep before I got the chance to do it! ha B, If I ever put Ava in a pageant I will make sure you are there to cheer her on! 

While the girls were away....

The boys had lots of fun on their boys weekend!  Jenny and Dad came over Saturday morning to babysit while B went to work and they got to help Jenny garden! Knox loves to play in the garden!  

Picking a little okra!

Brooks had lots of fun playing too! 

 Water table fun! 

They got to eat lots of fresh veggies out of Jenny and Dad's garden too! 

Thanks for babysitting guys!  I loved all of my picture updates! 

I got this picture from Leigh.  B and the boys went over to their house for dinner.  I sent B a text that said, "Umm, what is Brooks wearing?"  He wrote back, "It's blue day."  Leigh later told me that Brooks arrived in nothing but a pajama top so she let him borrow a pair of Baylon's shorts.  B also apparently forgot to bring diapers....  
This was B's first solo babysitting weekend and he did a great job!  He did have a little help here and there but he was basically on his own and everyone survived!  I did get a phone call early Sunday morning asking me when exactly I was planning on coming home! ha  

B and I owe the boys a fun little trip on their own too!  Ava's racking up the frequent flyer miles and it their turn now!