Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Day I Turned 36

I woke up to a noise around 4:30 and saw the light on at the top of the stairs and after a few moments had passed and it did not go off, I got up to check. When I entered the hall I saw the living room door was closed so I went in there thinking someone was confused at the day and time and was watching television. But nobody was in there. Making my way to the kitchen I saw James standing at the island and then he told me Audrey was in there, too. I didn’t even care what they were doing because I really thought they were confused about the time so, I didn’t ask any questions I just sent them back to bed telling them it was 4:30 in the morning and they must go back to sleep.

Two hours later when my alarm went off I hit snooze for 8 more minutes and then got up. I noticed that no lights were on upstairs so, thinking they were still asleep after their early morning, I went to go wake them up but no one was up there. I am sure you can imagine the look that came across my face upon the discovery of no children and no other noise in the house at 6:30 in the morning. I go back down to the living room and still didn’t find them. I was really curious at this point because I knew they had not gone outside (not that they would) because the alarm was set so where on earth were they and what the heck were they doing? I made my way to the kitchen once again through the dark dinning room and all of a sudden I hear 3 little voices yell Happy Birthday and then a light comes on and I see 3 little faces beaming with pride!!!

Those darlings had fixed me a birthday breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast with butter, a banana and a glass of water! (I guess teaching them how to make coffee is next, haha). The macaroon pictured above was also sitting next to my plate on the little napkin and it is with out a doubt the most wonderful, most beautiful birthday cake I have EVER or will EVER have!! And not just because it is a pistachio macaroon, haha!! It’s the precious thought behind it.

They put so much thought into their actions this morning I couldn’t help but cry and I may or may not be whimpering as I type this :) Olivia exclaimed she had been waiting for this day all week and was so glad my birthday was finally here! Their daddy had instructed them to make my birthday special since he had to be out of town for work and they did. They said they fixed my breakfast and wanted to keep it warm so they almost turned the oven on to keep it warm but decided not to. That proves that they really do notice the little things that I do but I am really glad they decided not to since they had my food on a paper plate! After they made the breakfast they put it on the table and hid in their spots waiting for me to get up. When they heard my alarm they got all excited and were like “this is it! shhh!” But then I didn’t get up for another 8 minutes!! LOL!!

Their daddy took them to the store after school one day last week when I was a funeral and they purchased me the Instant I’ve been wanting for months!! They had wrapped and they each had me a birthday card and my sweet boy gave me two of his own gift cards. I don’t want to keep them but the look in his eyes when he gave them to me was so genuine I could NEVER give them back.

But I can promise you that the monetary gifts they gave me this morning don’t matter, even though I’m super excited to finally get that InstantPot, the actions and the thought they put into those actions are the most precious, most wonderful gift they could ever give me.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SuSu brought these youngin’s a few  500 water balloons on their last visit. The next weekend their daddy was gone and we needed a good activity that didn’t require money or leaving, so, I let them fill all the balloons they wanted and we went out in the front to have a fight. It was a lot of fun and I am so glad I took my camera out with us. I captured some great memories and it was one of those nights that will be etched in my mind forever and hopefully theirs, too!!

This last one...cracks me up. Cant help it.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Baby Goat

How is it the middle of October already???? Pretty sure I blinked and this kid is now 6 weeks away from turning ONE YEAR OLD. EEEEKKKKK!!! I should stop blinking, shouldn't I? 

JH here is nothing but a little baby goat! He loves to eat paper, cardboard books, twigs, leaves, anything that he can chew on and try to swallow before I dig it out of his mouth, he will!!! You forget how time consuming having a newborn is. And then once you are over that shock of remembrance you get slapped in the face with the harsh reality of a not so new baby who can move around on his own. This boy here would explore the entire house with out stopping until he either A. fell asleep or B. got so hurt he couldn’t shake it off. That toilet paper tower in the background may or may not have come in contact with BoBo’s head a time or two yet, he keeps going back for more!! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

How many likes do you get?

One evening James’s little friend was riding home from church with us and I overheard James tell Cason: "Mama posted this picture of me on Instagram with a fish and I got 46 likes!!"
I’m still laughing. Love my boy!

Thursday, July 6, 2017


On our trip to New Orleans at the end of May, Audrey rode with me out there and Olivia rode back with me. Now, I need to take this moment to say that Audrey was an absolute dream! She is the one you want with you on long rode trips. N.e.v.e.r. made a peep. Never got frustrated with Henry. Never asked when we were going to stop for food, lol!!

Olivia was so excited to get to FINALLY sit next to Henry in the car! She did great for the couple hours or so. Tending to him, giving him his pappy and handing him toys and then it all just got to be to much for her and I heard her double name him and say yell:

JohnHenry!!! You have to stop spiting that paci out when I’m not looking!!!!!!

And then a little bit later, exasperated, she declares:

I’m tired of this. He won’t stop fussing and I can’t watch t.v.!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The week of May 9th

You discovered your hands.

You started flexing your wrists and it’s the cutest thing in the world!

You like to chew on one finger, usually your index finger but sometimes your thumb.

You visited Birmingham for the first time.

The day we got back from Birmingham you found your feet! I had layed you down in your bed to go do something and when I passed by your room a few minutes later I saw you laying on your back holding on to those chubby little feet. Now, you are always holding those feet. It’s like there are no bones in your legs!

Monday, July 3, 2017

5 months with Henry (April)

At five months old, Henry:

You Bring our faces close to yours.

You give a little cough when you get excited.

You have started to be very ticklish.

You love to grab daddy’s hair and his beard (daddy had to trim his beard way back because of this!).

You smile at EVERYONE.

You wear 9 month footed pajamas and 6 month onesie’s.

You started getting your foot stuck in the slats on your crib. When it first started to happen you would just lay there quietly until someone checked on you but you’ve since changed your mind on that approach!

You had rice cereal for the first time this month and you cry out when you don’t get it fast enough.

You sort of like to take water from a bottle.

You kept waking up giving me an awful fit in the middle of the night so I put you on your tummy finally to sleep and you started sleeping all night!! Praise.the.Lord. Praise the Lord!! We also extended your feeding times from every 3 to every 4 hours. That was such a wonderful, glorious day.