Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturdays are the best

 Hannah has been wanting to try her new sponge rollers from Nene, so we decided tonight was a good night. We will see what it looks like in the morning.
When Hunter plays hard, stays up later than usual, and does not nap this is what happens. He fell asleep in the car on the way home for dinner. MeMe got him out of the car and he didn't wake up. She sat with him on the porch for a little while and he didn't wake up. She brought him in and tried to make him go potty and he didn't wake up. She put him in the bed and guess what? He didn't wake up. Hopefully he will sleep all night and not be up at 3 in the morning ready to play.

Do you see that? It is color on the wall. Derrick started painting the hallway. I love when he has time and can work on our house. I am hoping the kids bathroom is next to be completed.

Friday, August 30, 2013

consignment find and OH MY!

 This is one of Hannah's favorite things I bought for her last night. She is so cute in it!
While I was working consignment tonight Derrick text me this picture. Nice, Hunter gave himself a haircut. As you can tell he is really upset about it. I am glad I was not home when it happened. I guess he will be getting a real haircut soon. He has not had a great week and this might have pushed me over the edge if I had been home. Oh this boy!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

can $1 make a kid happy?

Yes, when it buys them a sword. I saw this for only $1 at the consignment sale tonight and thought about Hunter. He loves swords and only has one. Now he has two and will have twice the fun playing, right? 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

guess who's coming tonight

the Tooth Fairy! Hannah lost her 7th tooth today at school. She was so excited to get the tooth necklace to put it in.

Monday, August 26, 2013


is watching my boys sit on the porch watching the deer and bunnies to end the day.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

melt my heart

We were trying on 3T clothes and he decided that he would try on overalls. He looks just like his Papa. I need to take a picture of them together in their overalls this fall/winter. Oh, his cuteness is too much for me some days.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

a busy Saturday

 After taking Hannah to choir dance team auditions we came home so I could pin tags on all of my items to drop off for the consignment sale. While I went to drop my items off Derrick took the kids to Target.
 They came home with Legos. Hunter is just getting into them and he loves to build. He only needed a little help from Dad to get his legos together.
 Hannah had her on little set and needed a little time with dad too.

After dinner Hunter asked if he could have a few gummies. When I looked at his plate he had poured them all out beside his edamame. Maybe he thought we would not notice, but we did. I love getting to spend Saturday's as a family, it makes my heart happy!

Friday, August 23, 2013

our silly, smart boy

 Whiskers has decided that he likes to go out on the porch and rest.
 I am learning A LOT about fine motor skills this year. I was checking out how Hunter is doing and he is great. Look at that great grip he has.
He can write his first and last name, draw the four basic shapes and a straight line and plus. Check, he is good to go! I have not tested his letters and sounds yet, but I will soon, just to make sure he is good and ready for kindergarten.

I wish I had a recent picture of my mom and dad. (I will take one next time I see them.) Today is their 39th anniversary. Happy Anniversary! I love you both!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

it is possible

This is the first time I have ever seen them this close and not fighting playing. It did not last long, but I am glad to know they can be sweet to each other. They remind me a little of Hannah and Hunter.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

productive Sunday afternoon

 We let her wear dangle earrings to church for the first time today. She is so grown up!
 Thanks Mike and Nene for the Sonic cards! Lunch was yummy!
 It's consignment time. I am excited that Hunter is actually outgrowing some things. The sweater on top still fits but he will not wear it. As soon as I told him we were cleaning out his closet for consignment he said, "Mom, please get rid of that itchy sweater and don't get me anymore itchy sweaters."
 Whiskers enjoyed a nice nap in Hannah's room while she tried on her clothes.
I think she grows faster than Hunter!

Friday, August 16, 2013

he is a good problem solver

 While I was making these for the Bussell Backyard Bash I looked out the window and saw this....
When I asked him what he was doing he said, "I just wanted to get an apple to eat."

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


 I love teaching Pre-K. Can you tell what we are learning about this week?
Hannah asked me to take her picture and send it to Mrs. Russell. She wanted her to see that she was wearing a shirt she gave her and polka dotted pants. I love that she loves her teachers so much.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

fun with a friend

 Hunter was sitting still for a minute so Whiskers got in his lap to rest.
 We were so glad to have Connor come stay with us while his mom had a meeting at school.
 He is not tall enough to push the peddle but he enjoyed sitting on the four wheeler.
 Hunter said it was messed up and he had to fix it. He is just like his dad.
All kids love playing in the sand. Thanks Connor for coming to play with us.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Whiskers is rotten. I have decided that having a kitten is a lot like having a baby. He always wants to be held, cries, eat often, etc. The up side is that he can use a litter box so there are no diapers to change.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thank you Nene

Nene made this pretty dress for Hannah. It is so cute on her. Thanks Nene!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

our little artist

Derrick has scraps of wood in the garage that he lets the kids draw on. Hannah made this picture today. She gets her art skills from her dad.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Friday

 We have completed our first full week of school. We have read Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes everyday this week. Today my kids colored a show their favorite color. Look how good they colored. I am so proud of them.
 We were twins today and did not even notice until she came to my room after school.
 Hunter was hard at work measuring and making things this afternoon.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

a great day for all

 We are so proud of Hannah for placing in three of her four events at the last swim meet. She was thrilled to get her ribbons.

Hunter picks Whiskers up and carries him around the minute we walk in the door. He loves this kitten!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Hunter was excited to get to do his homework at church tonight. I hope he will always be this excited about doing homework.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

growing too fast

 Second grade, our sweet little baby girl is in second grade. I am glad that she is with me each day. I can't believe that next year Hunter will be there with us as well.
I always try to take pictures of these sweet moments. I know they love each other but some days they are not kind to each other. I love to hear Hunter ask her to read him and story and then hear her say she would love to.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

swim meet, friends, and date night

 Hannah was so excited to swim in all four events today. She was also excited that Mattison and Mrs. Donna came watch her swim. We left Dad and Buddy home with Mr. Matt, Sophia and Chance. We are happy to have the whole Hayes crew here to visit this weekend.
 Oh, Whiskers, why must you always have to sleep on me?
 Tonight we had date night. I am thankful that Caroline was willing to come and keep 5 kids for us. We had a great dinner and then went for ice cream before coming home.

 We came home to all 5 kids in the bed and asleep. It was a good night for us all.