Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday!

Hayden, Can you really be 4 years old today? Where did the time go? It seems like just a short time ago you were just a baby, and then a 2 year old who I worried would never talk. Now you're 4 and you NEVER stop talking! You are independent, stubborn, talkative, always have to have things your way, and a terrible eater. Yet, you are also an extremely lovable, full of energy, funny, smart, beautiful 4 year old boy. You love to be outside, love your momma, try to act like your daddy, and pick on your brother one minute but hugs and kiss him the next. You love trains and cars! You love to take all of your toys apart which results in lots of toys getting thrown away because we lose pieces. Everything you have has to have a trailer, which you learned from your daddy since he always has a trailer with his lawn equipment in it. As frustrating as it can be that all your toys are tied together and I can never find my hair twisties (because that is what you use to tie your toys together), I hope I never forget that you did that at this age! Four years ago today, your daddy and I went to the hospital so excited to meet you! I wondered what you would look like, what you would be like, how my life would change with you in it! Today, I can say you were the most wonderful surprise! There are days I go to bed exhausted because of you, but then you come cuddle up next to me and tell me, "I love you mommy princess!" and I can't imagine my life without you in it! You tell me you will always be my baby, but one day you will grow up like daddy. I never knew how fast time flew by until you were born. I never knew I could love someone so much! Happy 4 years my sweet baby boy! You are so special and so loved!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday: Dates

Josh and I hardly ever go on dates! With two boys ages 4 and 19 months-it's hard to go anywhere. Our family is 2 hours away so we rarely have anyone to watch the boys. When they do happen to get the boys for the weekend our idea of a date is sitting on the couch relaxing and enjoying the quiet and not having to get up every 2 minutes to get the boys something! Hah!

1. Our idea of a date when the boys are around is waiting until they go to bed and watching shows we have dvr'd or a blockbuster movie with a bowl of ice cream!

2. When we do have a weekend alone, we will usually go out to eat and go see a movie. Sometimes we will go to the mall or a local outside shopping center and walk around, or go get ice cream at Coldstone!

I know-not very original, but it's hard with little kids. Maybe when they get older, we will have more exciting dates!! :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Show us your life-Favorite Books/Children's Books

Kelly at Kelly's Korner is doing Show us your Life-Favorite Books and Children's books today.

I love, love, love to read! I am in school to be an elementary teacher, so I have some favorite Children books too. Some of my favorite are...

Anything by Beverly Cleary

A Bad Case of the Stripes-This is such a cute book!
I loved The Baby Sitters Club books growing up and the Sweet Valley Twins series!

I love anything by Judy Blume

I love these Junie B Jones books. They are so cute and I love Junie!

I have many more, but this post could get really long!

I still love to read any chance I get, though it's harder now with a family and trying to finish school. I love to read anything by Nicholas Sparks, Jodie Picoult, Sophie Kinsella, Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts. I have lots of other favorite authors as well. I recently read The Help, which I really enjoyed! I love The Harry Potter series, and the Twilight books as well!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Weekend :)

I'm so glad classes are over for this week! We don't really have anything planned for the weekend. Josh is working tomorrow and I have school work to do for next week-but next week, the majority of our big projects are due so the last week or two should be less stressful! After classes, I will have a couple weeks of a break, before my summer class starts. I really tried to avoid a summer class, but it was inevitable if I want to graduate next May! But one class isn't too bad! But anyways, I am planning on finishing the Beth Moore Book- "So Long Insecurity". My friend and I are going to a simulcast conference to watch her next weekend ( We waited too long and couldn't get tickets for the "real deal". ) Does anyone have any exciting weekend plans?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Weekend!

We had a good weekend. Josh's work load was minimal so we got to spend more time with him than usual on the weekends. Friday night, Josh and I watched the movie Everybody's Fine. I've been wanting to see it, but we usually don't rent movies unless we can get them using a free red box code and the last few times he has gone up to a red box, they don't have it. So, we splurged :) and rented it On Demand.I'm so glad we did. It was so good, but I cried the entire time! You know when you cry a lot, it can be exhausting? I told Josh after we watched it, I was exhausted from crying so much! I don't know if everyone would find it that sad, but my entire life, I have had this thing for older men being lonely and not having anyone! It just broke my heart that he was by himself and he had to go visit his family to see them. A lot of other little things happened along the way that were sad, but I won't ruin it for those that haven't seen it yet. If you haven't seen it, you should definitely rent it. It was good!

Saturday-We didn't do too much. Josh worked a little bit in the morning and the boys and I hung out. I did some school work that I needed to get finished for this week. When Josh got home, we went grocery shopping and then went and ate Mexican ( I had to get the chef's name for something we are doing for one of my classes).

Sunday- We got up and went to church and we tried a new Sunday School class. This is really stepping out of my comfort zone, but we joined our church a little over a year ago and really haven't done anything to get involved. I had been praying that God would open a door for us to get involved and a couple weeks ago, Josh got an e-mail personally inviting us to this young adult Sunday School class and I felt like it was an answer to my prayer so we went. I really liked it and I think Josh did too. Everyone was really nice and it's not too big and we weren't the only new people so that was good. I still am positive we are probably the youngest couple there, but I guess I just need to get used to that! After church we went to Subway and then came home for long naps. Then we took the boys to the park for a little while. We had told Hayden we would take him to the pool, because they just opened our community pool, but we have had some cold mornings and nights and were afraid the water wouldn't be warm enough, so we settled for the park! I didn't take any pictures though! My camera's battery is about to die and I need to charge it!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010! (lots of pictures)

We had a great Easter with family. We originally did not think we were going to be able to go to South Carolina to visit, but Josh worked hard on Friday to get everything done for work that he was going to have to do Saturday so we could go! I'm glad we did! Saturday, we went to Josh's parents (gigi's and papaws). Hayden and Cayson's cousins were there and they played outside ALL day. We had an Easter egg hunt and they dyed Easter eggs! Cayson thought he would try and eat the Easter egg dye, so his lips were blue the rest of the day :)

Then Sunday, we spent Easter with my family. We went to church for their Easter service, but only stayed about 10 minutes. Since it's not our church, I do not feel comfortable taking them to the nursery because we just do not go enough and Cayson can be really funny about who he will stay with, and they just were not going to last the whole church service. They were not bad, but they were making noises and moving around and we finally just left because some of the church members were being slightly dramatic and turning around and staring at us! But after church my family came to my parents and we had a yummy Easter lunch and had another Easter egg hunt for the boys!Hayden and Cayson's Easter baskets. The Easter bunny brought Hayden a memory game, a nerf gun thing, bubbles, a football, m&m's and smarties. Cayson got a new Mickey Mouse club house juice cup, a ball, bubbles, smarties, and goldfish.

We took family pictures after church because we were rushing out the door and didn't have time to before church.

My brother and me.

My parents, brother and me.

My little family!

My sweet boys!

Hayden and daddy putting together an Easter gift from grandmother!

Friday, April 2, 2010

What kids say!

We weren't planning to go to South Carolina this weekend for Easter, because Josh had a job he was going to do all day tomorrow. But, he called me this morning and asked if I wanted to go because he thought he could get that job finished today. So of course I said yes. I told Hayden a few minutes later we were going to go to mimi's and papa's (my mom and dad's) later today so we needed to start cleaning up. He looked at me and asked and gigi's and papaw's (Josh's mom and dad)? and I said yes! He looked at me and said, "Mom, that is amazing!" Haha! He has been using big words lately and I think it's just the cutest thing.

He said something else that was funny this morning. He was laying on the couch watching his cartoons (like he does every morning) and Cayson went over and was talking (babbling) and Hayden said, "Cayson, shhh! I can't concentrate!" Hah!