Barrett - Two Years

October 26, 2021

 Our sweet Baby Bear is TWO today!  I just cannot believe how the time has flown by. Barrett, we just love you so much.

I don't know your exact weight. You are somewhere around 32 pounds (90%) and 36.5in (97%) Slightly bigger than Milam at this age. You have a lot of words that we know and have your phrases that you say but you aren't super articulate just yet. We understand a lot of what you say but also DON'T understand a lot that you say. Ha!

You've dabbled in colors and counting. Nothing has really stuck yet. You love spending time playing with your brother and playing hot wheels. (Which is probably why you talk less...Milam only had me to play with while sister was at school) You hate singing. You're good at your sorter puzzles and LOVE your little balance bike. You especially love trying to do skids and wheelies. You've even raced in a few BMX races and have several trophies. 

You love animals. LOVE them so much. Penny is your absolute favorite. You also love anything that. goes but especially buses.

You are sleeping about 12 hours at night and taking a 2-3 hour nap during the day.  Bedtime is from 7-7:30 and nap time is 12 or 12:30.  You are in 2t or 3t and size 8 shoes.

Barrett, you are the surprise you didn't know we needed in our life. We just adore you...even little rotten bit!

Barrett - 23 Months

September 27, 2021

Yesterday Barrett hit 23 months and I literally cannot believe it. He has a stuffy nose and is teething with his 2 year molars. (He literally pointed to his back gums and said "bobo" so I know it's his teeth - smart boy).  I always say (and think) he's pure sugar and 100% rotten. The true baby of the family. He loves his daddy, buses, and puppies. We just love him. (And, he hates having his picture taken so these are literally the best I got to remember him at 23 months.) If looks could kill...

Still Hurricane Season

September 20, 2021

 Last week I was a little pre occupied making sure I got my weekend shoot done before we were FINALLY getting some rain! I mean, it was a hurricane, but hey, I'll take what I can get. Spoiler: I got the session done and we got some rain and wind but nothing bad. At all.

I'm thinking I may need to be done blogging for awhile. I know that nobody reads this but I like having the record although at this point with my instagram it is very redundant. We'll see what happens. Work is about to take over so I don't think I will have much of a choice.

It was "tailgating" Sunday at church so the kids were all matchy matchy in their Baylor gear. I LOVE this picture so much. Jonathan had to be included because Barrett is LItERALLY glue to him always and Penny would not leave them alone. They're my people and they're so cute.

Random weekly happenings. Just quick phone snaps.

Barrett and I were gearing up for raining day school pickup. It's a lot but it happens.

Before the hurricane Georgia and I saw this. She pointed out that it was a rainbow behind a cross (on the steeple) she told me it was God's promise and she knew the storm wouldn't be bad. Smart girl. She was right.

Milam watching, "Spirit" gets intense. He's sensitive.

Family photo outfits have been picked out!

A lazy hurricane morning. They're nice when they aren't stressful.

This weekend Milam had his first birthday party with friends (not just a family party) and it was a lot of fun seeing him playing with his little friends.

The other day my kids looked so cute. Accidental matching. I promise. And this is the best pic I got. Little stinker!

My friend and I are 35 and booked our first mammograms together. We have the same doctor and she recommends getting one at 35 as a base line and if that is normal then to start getting them yearly at 40. Ours both came back normal (praise!) so we won't need another for five years. It was so easy, painless (I promise), and they even let us do our billing together. It was actually a fun little afternoon.

After the hurricane I told the kids that whoever had the best attitude while doing yard clean up (picking up branches too big for the lawn mower) could pick an after dinner treat. Georgia won and she picked Starbucks.

Milam: I'm going to lay here so I can see Jesus.

Car line issues

Still obsessed with THIS polish. This is my latest color I rewarded myself with after redoing the grout.

Our boys

I bought this amazing chair at a garage sale for $15 I think. I had been looking for an amazing cushion and also a prop for some fall photos. I cannot believe I found the perfect cushion (size and color!) for only $13 at Ross. YAY!

I also got this sign for $10

We celebrated my mom's birthday. I had the kids wear green because she loves green. Barrett insisted on the hat.

We skipped church this Sunday because I had a nagging cough and didn't want the side eye from anyone. Georgia and my niece had a nana sleepover so they went to church with her and then she dropped them with us for lunch. They're getting so big. They are one year, one month, and one day apart. So funny.

Here's to a new week. I don't know if I'll still be posting somewhat regularly. We'll see.

Back - to - School

September 9, 2021

 Here is my catch all back to school post.

We did some fun, super non traditional, back to school photos. I love how they turned out!

Georgia was so worried at Meet The Teacher. She cried in the car. She didn't know anyone in her class. Now, she has declared that 5th grade is her best year yet. She still sees all her old friends and has added a few super sweet girls to the group. It's really going well! 

Back to school dinner set up.

Georgia's first day of school. She loves this outfit so much and picked out her lunch box and backpack. It's really hard giving her small bits of independence.

This was either the second day of school. She was already feeling so much better by then. Such a relief.

Promotion Sunday at church. I have one on the first floor, the second floor, and the third floor. Lots of stairs on Sunday!

Milam's teacher sent him mail. He was so excited!

These cute boys all dressed up for meet the teacher. Barrett isn't in preschool but I love a good theme, and Barrett is obsessed with buses, so it works.

Milam "meeting" his kinder teacher. She is actually the mom of one of his adorable speech buddies so he/we actually already knew her quite well. It's going to be a great year for my two big kids.

Jonathan also opened a brand new middle school campus. Its an amazing three story building for 6-8th graders. It's been stressful but its a great building. The teachers and kids are loving it!

Labor Day Week//End

September 7, 2021

 HELLO September! 


Smell: Fall Flannel Shirt. A candle from Aldi.

Sound: "Come with Me" by Surfaces

See: Penny. Asleep at my feet.

Taste: Ice water

Feel: Keyboard and Flair pens

It was so nice having this Monday off. Today, we didn't really do a whole lot. Just stuff that needed to be done around the house. I had to work on Saturday, after we visited J's parents the first half of the day, and then on Sunday it was Jonathan's turn to teach our Sunday school class. Georgia stayed at J's parents the rest of the weekend so we spent most of today (Monday) waiting for her to come home and doing some yard work.

Hanging out with these boys is the best.

Curls before school. So fancy!

We're very much enjoying brother being in school and getting some one on one time. Funny side note: both boys are missing their big sister now that school is back in session BUT Barrett is not showing any signs of missing Milam. Ha. Poor, Milam!

He had a great first two days of school. It was a short first week. 

More one on one time with the baby nugget.

"Frozen" hot chocolate for the win!

Five year appt was a rough one. They sprung some "routine blood work" on us and it did not go well.

Still upset about it while I was trying to run on the treadmill.

SO glad I caught his "thinking" face. Love him!

Casual, fall movie night.

Headed to Jonathan's parents house.

Couldn't you just eat him up!?

Fell asleep eating.

It was a nice long weekend!


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