Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday to the blog

I can't believe I've kept this blog going for three years.  There have definitely been moments when I wanted to quit (this year especially) but when I go back and look at pictures and read old posts and my blog books I am so glad I kept writing!  Our babies are growing so fast.  I wish I could record every second of every day!  This blog just skims the surface of how crazy, wild, exciting, and fun our lives are right now!  I'm so glad I have our special moments recorded forever! 

So, happy birthday to M & B plus three!  I think I deserve a present or something.. Right?!  This is a little glimpse of the first post I ever wrote.  I was living in Little Rock with Caroline, pregnant and so so clueless!  Oh, if I only knew then what I know now! ha  

It is actually laughable that I am going to try to blog... I am not good at things like this. I have had a nice camera for 2.5 years and have not printed one single picture off of it. I'm also computer illiterate.. I was on myspace for about 2 months and during that time I managed to post my entire wedding album on all of my friends' pages. oops! I'm hoping this will be different! Fingers Crossed! If not, I think I will hand the password over to Caroline and she can be my blogger! She is the writer in the family so there would be fewer typos and misspelled words for sure! The only reason I'm even attempting this is so the trips will have some record of their lives! I definitely don't see myself sitting down cutting out construction paper for a scrapbook! This has to be easier! Right??? So please be patient. This could be my one and only post or maybe I will surprise myself and post every day! haha-that was a joke.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cell Phone Pics!

I feel like it snowed for six weeks straight.  If we weren't stuck in the house because of the snow we were stuck in the house because we were sick.  We were going crazy!  I was going crazy, they were going crazy... Our house was a disaster too! 
I pulled out every trick I had to entertain them!  

We started with painting! 

We had several tea parties..

We even decorated gingerbread men we had left over from Christmas!

We made snowmen too! 

We ate gingerbread men too! 

and candy!

Everyone worked so hard on their gingerbread men!

I think they turned out so cute! They were missing a few body parts but so cute! 

We even went swimming!  
Swimming in the tub and wishing it was summer!

Miller turned three and we helped him celebrate at his bowling party!  It was our first time to go bowling and we were all so excited! 

They were really into the game!

It was so cute watching all of the tiny's bowling! 


Gigi was there to help Miller celebrate too! 

Only pink balls for A!

Are they not the cutest little bowlers you have ever seen?!  Brooks was having a moment.  Excuse him.  We had so much fun at Millers party!  Happy Birthday Miller!  We love you! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cell Phone Pics

Go Hogs Go!  They passed out free pom poms at the game and A was in heaven!  

My Cheerleader!

My big boy!

For Christmas I got B tickets to see William Shatner at the WAC.  We had a fun little date night! 

Ava got a tea set for Christmas and we have had sooo many tea parties.  She sets the table (or floor in this case) and gives each boy a napkin and a plate.  We fill the tea kettle with water and pass out little cookies! They love it! 

Just a little Spring shopping with Brooks!  I had the best day with him!  We went shopping, went to lunch.  It was the perfect day with my boy!  And what you are seeing is correct... Those are 3-6 MONTH swim trunks that are falling off of him! That's one of the reasons he got to go shopping with me!  It's so hard to find shorts and pants that will fit him!  He wears a 3t shirt and tiny baby shorts! ha 

I think we were stuck in the house for two weeks in January because everyone was sick and kept passing a virus around!  I even got it!  When we were finally ready to get out of the house we went to watch Walker play in a basketball tournament in Springdale! 

A obviously picked out her own outfit!

Posing with our favorite player after the game!

Brooksy is Walkers biggest fan! 

After the game we all went to eat pizza! 

Pizza and hanging out with Walker?! These boys were in heaven! 

On your mark, get set, go!  We met Noah at Lake Fayetteville to play and to do a little racing! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy 2014 (one day early)!  Every year we go out with our friends for New Years Eve Eve!  It's so fun and more importantly we are all able to find sitters because no one goes out the day before New Years!  This year we went to James at the Mill.  Everything was delicious and we had fun!  New Years Eve night B worked of course and I went to a friends house and got to stay for approximately forty five minutes before I got a phone call that Knox was sick and hell was breaking loose at the house! 

A few of the boys!

New Years day we wanted to get a little fresh air so we had a picnic in the back of daddy's truck and rode our bikes and scooters at the school.  It was a little cold so we didn't last long!  We can't wait for Spring!

A and I went on a little shopping trip!  She loves pushing her own cart and filling it up with snacks! ha 

She even unloaded it all by herself!

These little cuties went to Hunters birthday party and had so much fun!  They went on a hayride and loved it! 

They got to feed ducks too! 

They rode ponies too!  


Of course his favorite thing about the party was the four wheeler!

My little team playing at the Penixes! These are their favorite PJ's ever!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Parenting Fail

S.O.S!  Someone send in a diet coke and that British nanny on t.v as soon as possible!  Seriously!  We are falling apart over here!  I'm on the verge of screaming, crying, laughing, and falling asleep all at the same time! 
Today has been rough.  So rough.  I don't even know where to start.  I guess I could start in the middle of the night last night when Knox woke up screaming and B went and got him and put him in our bed.  I should say B's bed because he takes up all of the room with his five thousand pillows.   I'm allowed a tiny little sliver on the edge of the bed.  So Knox lays in my sliver and I didn't sleep for the rest of the night.  Partly because Knox pushed me off the bed and partly because I was scared I would oversleep and not be up in time to race to their school to sign them up for three days a week next year.  Three mornings a week (pray they get in) will be a game changer!  I will be able to do so much more with ten hours of freedom a week as opposed to the seven I get now! ha  After I left their school I stopped to get donut holes because Brooks has been asking for donuts lately and we will do anything to pack some lb's on his little booty!  Maybe the donuts made them crazy for the rest of the day.  Yes, I will blame it on the donuts.  They were wild.  That really isn't anything new but for some reason today it was on another level.  They trashed the house, threw temper tantrums, hit each other, hit me, pooped in their diapers four times.  Oh and Brooks dropped the F bomb approximately five hundred times.  That's his new thing.  It's B's fault.  He even admits fault but now we can't figure out how to stop it.  B made the mistake of initially getting on to him for it so he knows it's wrong.  He even told me, "I sad, I got in trouble for saying the bad word."  He says it in the right context which is even worse.   So let me set the scene for you...My eyes were closing, my house was trashed, Ava was crying for Sophia, Brooks was muttering "F Sophia under his breath because he wanted Mickey, and Knox was throwing all of the cushions off of the couch and jumping on it.  I couldn't wait for nap time.  I finally got them all in bed and went to my room to lay down.  I nodded off immediately but woke up because all three of them were screaming and laughing so loud.  I went to check on them and Brooks and Knox had climbed out of their beds...  Their mattresses are laying on the floor by the way...  They can't go any lower.  I put them back in and literally 3 minutes later they were back out. I threatened their life, put them back in and left.  They climbed back out a total of four times.  Oh and they took all of the wooden slats out of the blinds in their room while they were out of bed..  I forgot that fun fact.  They are probably back out now, as I type.  I just gave up.  I gave up on a nap for myself too and instead went downstairs to clean, do laundry, dishes, order Valentine's gifts for the little monsters, my regular routine.  And type this all out.  This day is just too good to forget.  It must be documented!   
I feel like I have lost complete control.  I've got to get it together.  The boys need to be potty trained.  It's absolutely ridiculous that Brooks tells me, "I'm going to poop.  I'll be back." Or, "I'm wet.  You need to change my diaper now!"  They can also start helping clean up toys.  I could pick up this house in my sleep because I do it so often.  Their toys have taken over.  I should probably get my cussing two year old under control too before he gets thrown out of school.  
So, that's a little glimpse into our life right now.   Real exciting stuff.  The next time someone says to me, "I don't know how you do it!"  I'm going to give them a link to this post.  I'm "doing" it.  I just don't know how well! 

Disclaimer-I love my kids, I think they are the cutest things in the world (even when they cuss and poop their pants), tomorrow I will forget this ever happened and we will have a great day.  At least I hope we will!

Update-As if this day wasn't exciting enough... I was sitting on the couch folding a mountain of laundry and my doorbell rang.  A crack head was standing there holding a wrench and nothing else and said, "I'm here to fix the pipe."  I said, "What?" and he said, "I guess I have the wrong house." He hurried and walked away.  I noticed there was no car parked on our street so he must have been on foot...  I also noticed my house was the only house on the street without a car outside in the driveway.  So it looked like no one was home!  PS-I got an e-mail a week ago that houses have been broken into in and around our neighborhood.  The people are breaking in during the day and they ring the doorbell and if someone answers they say they are with Cox or the water company, etc...  If they don't answer the door they break in!  I'm pretty sure that is what happened to me!  I called B who told me to call the cops.  I called and gave them a description and they are out looking for him.  A cop stopped at my house to ask me about him and ask if I could identify him if I had to.  I think I can!  I will never forget those teeth! I really hope they can find him!  I might not ever be able to sleep again if they can't! 
So, if you live in East Fayetteville be on the lookout for a white male in his 40-50's, navy sweatshirt, fancy jeans-How random is it that I noticed his jeans.  When he walked away I noticed they had embroidered pockets.  Kind of like Miss Me women's jeans... scraggly brown hair, and teeth that looked like they were broken off and missing...  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014