Friday, December 5, 2014

Addison: 3 1/2 Years

Addison Leigh, you are 3 1/2 years old and I just can't believe it.  Only 6 months and you will be 4.  You are the most adorable, loving, and smart 3 1/2 year old who challenges us daily with your attitude, independence and strong-will.  Here is a bit of what you are up to these days...

- love the planets.  Seriously obsessed.  In a "that's not normal" kinda way.
- are so inquisitive 
- LOVE to sing.  ALL day long.  EVERY day.
- like to take showers (aka play in the shower)
- are getting so good at brushing those teeth
- can write your first name!
- are definitely a lefty
- are FULL of sass!

- LOVE to color.  The first thing and last thing you do pretty much every single day is wiggle that crayon on your current coloring page and you color in the lines so well.  Your Momma is so impressed!
- have MASTERED the potty.  You turned 3 back in May and it was like a light switch.  We haven't had any issues since that very day.
- know your days of the week, especially that Friday means it's the weekend!
- haven't quite mastered other concepts of time.  Everything is "next week, next year, last year..." when you may just be trying to tell me about something from yesterday or tomorrow.

- love tacos, yogurt and oranges.
- you are a creature of routine (can't blame you!).  You know once your brother goes to bed, you get a snack, a drink, and can color/watch tv/read.  Then, it's bed time.  And, don't rush you in the morning or your boss will pay for it.
- would TWIRL constantly if I let you.

- are a princess at heart.
- are still a girly girl with the exception of being a bow-lover.  You would rather wear 4 headbands than a big bow.
- love to pick out your own clothes that "match" in your opinion.
- LOVE your cousins and get so excited to see them!
- do not like to ask for help.
- are still obsessed with anything Frozen. 
- are really anxious to turn 5 and go to kindergarten.  You would skip 4 if you could.
- play extremely well by yourself with an amazing imagination.
- you are a collector of anything and everything in sight.  If we can't find something, you are the first person we ask.

I want to always remember:
- how you pray.
- how you are afraid to fail, especially when it comes to writing your "S"
- how motherly you are to your brother in one moment and how he is your worst enemy in the next 

- how you randomly tell Daddy and I "I love you" throughout the day.
- how you still like to be carried to bed.
- how you sing along to praise and worship music in the car
- how your Daddy is your hero.
- how you hold our face when you give your sweet kisses.

Sweet girl, you are amazing.  You are unique and special and in every way, perfect for our family.  We are beyond thankful God chose us to be your Mommy and Daddy and chose you to make us parents.  Luke has a big sister that I know will take care of him always.  You are teaching me patience every single day and making sure I remember to "just let you be little".  These are moments  I will cherish always and hold so close to my heart.  Love you baby girl!

*Images by Milano Photography.  Check them out!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween gets more fun each and every year as the kids get older.  Addison was so into it this year and we look forward to many more years with her having her parents in tow and it still being "cool".
Here is our Halloween in pictures with our favorite Sooner Cheerleader and Linebacker. 
 These two were not quite sure of some of the costumes.  I pray my kids never want to be a "Dead Chearleader" or "Zombie".  They are not fans now and I hope it stays that way!
Sweet boy getting a little chilly and waving to every passerby.
We spent 2 hours going door to door... these two kids loved every second of it.  A lot of the houses in our neighborhood just put bowls out on their porch.  Addison would always check for a sign to see if it said she could take more than 1. It was hilarious and precious at the same time.
As soon as we got home, Addison changed into Belle to pass out candy and anxiously awaited for a knock at the door.
Halloween with kids is the BEST.  We cannot wait until next year!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Easter Part 1: School Spring Celebration

We kicked off Easter with a Spring Celebration at the kids' school.   This seems like so long ago.  Both of these little loves look like such babies to me!

Luke's egg hunt was first...

He was a PRO at army crawling at this stage...

Yay, buddy!!
Look at those leg rolls.  Oh, how I love him. 
Next up, sister's turn!

Look at that hair in action... good lord!

After both egg hunts, all the kids and parents had a picnic lunch.  These two really enjoyed themselves.  If food is involved, Luke always enjoys himself!   It was a great start to our Easter weekend! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Twins are 1!

Can you believe it!?  Landry and Harper are 1 already.  Wow!  We had so much fun celebrating their first year last month.  Ash and Landon hosted the most precious party for their girls... all things pink, yellow, sunshine and lemonade.  Take a look!
So many precious kiddos!  Ash and Lan have some amazing friends. 
 Cake time!  Harper wasn't impressed (typical Harper - she is a hoot!) and Landry wasn't a big fan.  Maybe it was the taste... maybe it was the mess.  Landry would be okay if it was another year before she had cake again.
Uncle Josh sure does love his nieces!  Look at Miss Landry in her first "big girl jammies". 
Such a fun day for two very special and loved little girls.  It has been so fun watching them grow and develop two very different personalities.  Harper may be a little smaller than her twin sister but is such a spitfire.  Landry is so laid back.  They are the best of friends and will probably be the worst of enemies.  They already steal each others toys and pacifiers.  Hilarious.
H and L - you are so, so loved sweet girls.  Happy 1st Birthday!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sister Says

Addison's teacher approached me this week about Addison being honest so we have had several conversations about it this weekend, including last night at dinner.

Here is how it went...

She asks:    "Mommy, are you and Daddy honest?"

Mommy:    "Yes. We sure are. Being honest makes Jesus happy."

Addison:    "I'm not honest yet. I'll be honest in 2 weeks."

Noted, sister.  I'll let your teacher know.  Oh to be 3!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lukes Hole in One Par-Tee!

Luke's Par-Tee was all about his Hole-In-ONE.

This little guy loved the attention...

Miss Landry loved Luke's truck... and was looking ADORABLE.

Such a big boy!

 We served club sandwiches (Jimmy John's... delicious), chips, fruit wedges, and sticks (carrots) and dip.  It was easy and refreshing.

And this Momma made dessert... Luke's smash cake, cupcakes and sand traps (rice krispie treats).  It was all perfectly, imperfect.  I mean, Luke's cake somewhat resembled a golf ball depending on what angle you looked from. Ha!  Luke loved it.  All that matters right!?


This boy took a minute or two to dig in but once he got going, there was no stopping him except to just take it away.

I love our house the most when it is filled with family and friends.  We are so thankful for those that came to celebrate with us!

And if you don't have yourself a bubble machine.... go get you one! 


Totally not planned but LOVE having girl cousins to match with!  Impromptu photo shoot....

And then the birthday boy wanted in the picture...

And Cousin Logan of course!

Luke's Pro Shop aka Party Favors.... swimming rings for the big kids, beach balls for the little kids, and a pack of Extra gum for the adults.
. "Thanks for celebrating my hole-in-one.  It was extra fun! / Hope you had a ball!" 

Such a fun evening with our sweet family celebrating our BIG boy. 
I cannot believe he is already 1 years old!
Phew... until next May!