Monday, August 27, 2012

Five Years Gone So Fast!

I can not believe that my baby boy is five years old today!!!  Oh how I love this kid!  He is so full of fun and has way more energy than me:)  He is doing great in kindergarten so far and has really been changing in the last couple of months.  He is turning in to a little boy instead of a wild child. 

 There is always a smile on his face and this boys eyelashes will melt your heart!  He has become so thoughtful lately.  After his party, he told me thank you a thousand times.  He was worried about if one of his teachers was a having a good birthday on the day of his party.  It is so sweet to watch him changing and thinking about things in a different way!
There is nothing better than a boy and his toys!  He loves tractors, trailers being pulled behind trucks, big monster trucks, etc...  My husband recently got a new trailer that pulls behind his truck for the four wheeler or lawnmower, this little boy thinks it is his and won't let my husband pull it unless he is with him. 

At five years old he still loves the color red, he is his mama's baby and his daddy's boy, he has child like faith that I have never seen before, he doesn't allow us to skip church very much, he eats very little but you can hand him a full drink and it is gone in 30 seconds, he adores his sister and is the light of our family!
There is nothing better than the fun that this little boy brings to our family!
 We celebrated him with a super fun Superhero party!

 I pray that this boy will always be this happy!  I pray that he will always have his daddy to guide him to become an amazing young man!  Even though I am sad to see him grow up, I am happy and blessed to be a part of his life and I can't wait to see what amazing things he does in his life.

 I love you with all my heart little man!  Happy 5th Birthday!


Monday, August 20, 2012

How Great Thou Art

This past week or two has not been very good for me.  I have felt like the devil has been all over me and in every direction I turn there has been drama.  That drama has gotten worse in the past couple of days and has forever changed some very important relationships in my life.  It really sucks when that happens....especially when it is something that you would not have chosen. 

I have been praying for my attitude, my heart and for the Lord to get the devil off my back and put him under my feet.  I think yesterday morning, he delivered!!!  Below is a video of my daughter singing in front of the whole church and my best friend playing the piano during communion yesterday  morning.  Sorry for the people walking in front of the camera....they were handing out communion and sorry for the shaking in the video.  Rylee brought me to my knees while singing my most favorite of all time hymns.  I cried, my husband cried and at least 3/4 of the church had tears flowing.  It is always precious to hear a child sing and even more precious when God has it happen exactly when you need it to!  Her voice did something to me yesterday and made me realize and remember that as long as I love my God, my husband and my children....everything is perfect in my world. 

Saturday I was reminded that my husband and I will fight to the bitter end for this child and yesterday morning God told me that I did the right thing.  He handed us this child to raise, love and protect and we plan to do just that no matter the cost.  I will always put her life (as well as Tegan's) above my own. 
Every time I hear this sweet voice I am reminded how great thou art!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Clean up, clean up, everybody clean up!!!!

 I really don’t like to cook and I dislike cleaning up the kitchen even more than I dislike cooking.  The thing is I’m not a big eater.  As long as I can snack all day {J}, I could totally survive off of three things….a sandwich, a bowl of grits or a fried egg.  But unfortunately there are these other three people that live with me and they totally expect me to prepare them some sort of a meal EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!!!
Does this happen to anyone else….I stand in the kitchen for no less than 45 minutes to an hour preparing a meal.  The entire time, both kids and my husband are circling around me like sharks out for blood.  Tegan suddenly has to play with his cars right under my feet and Rylee has to tell me how hungry she is every five seconds while my dear husband is attempting to tell me about his day.  I finally get everything done.  Everyone sits down at the table at least five minutes before me.  By the time I sit down, someone needs something so I get back up.  Ten to fifteen minutes in to the meal, I finally fix my plate but the food is cold by this point and I remember that I hate cold food.  I barely eat but yet somehow everyone else is done way before me and nowhere to be found.  I mean, even the four year old knows when to run for his life and suddenly disappear.  Then I spend another 30 minutes cleaning up this huge mess that apparently I made so it is mine to deal with.  Have I mentioned that I dislike cooking b/c of the cleaning???  Have I mentioned that I only really cook for them??
Last night the four year old had already gone in to hiding.  The husband and nine year old stood up at the exact same time and were inching off to make their great escape.  I say STOP!!!  They both look like deer in headlights as I tell them that they have to help me clean up this mess before they can leave the kitchen.  Rylee looks like she will crumble in to tears at any moment while my husband says in a joking way that I didn’t take as a joke, “We can’t help, we have other stuff to do”.  I give him the famous “watch yourself” look and they both begin helping as I tell them that “the rest of the week I will have other stuff to do and forget to cook”.  Exactly two minutes in to cleaning, Paul’s cell phone rings so he steps out on the porch to talk and Rylee suddenly needs a bathroom break.  Despite my very best efforts, they never returned and I cleaned the kitchen alone. 
Tonight they will be eating frozen pizza cooked by them!!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rylee's Second Play

I don't know how I forgot to post about Rylee's play at the end of July.  This is play #2 for Rylee and she is a natural at it.  I just love to watch her on a stage.  She attended a drama camp this summer and at the end they had a very cute performance.  She played a witch.  Cutest and sweetest witch I have ever seen:)  I think the pictures can speak for themselves....

She had a great time and is already talking about going next year.  Mark my words now....this little girl is going places one day!!!  Big places!!!!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to School Babies!!!!

My babies headed back to school today!  In some ways I was ready b/c the endless fighting this summer has almost sent me over the edge but then it hit me that my baby boy was heading in to kindergarten.  My husband laughed at me as I had a "Mama Meltdown" last night b/c I told him that after you drop your kid off for kindergarten, it is all downhill from there.  Before I know it, he will be getting married:(  He did great this morning and had no issues heading in to his new classroom.  He went to pre-k at this school last year so starting kindergarten was no big deal.  His biggest worry is that he has heard you have to "study" a lot in kindergarten and he isn't really in the mood for that (his words)! What a character I have on my hands!!

My precious little lady headed off to the 4th grade today!  I'm not sure how this happened.  Just yesterday she was making that nervous ride to kindergarten and now look at her:(  She wouldn't let me walk her to her class even though I begged and pleaded.  Once we hit the doors of the school, she took off.  I had to call her back to tell me bye....she did but not without an eye roll.  Then I went a little down her hall to yell "Have a good day" to her.  She stopped, turned around and said "Mom, your on my hall....GO"!  When that happened, I was suddenly sadder about her than I was Tegan starting Kindergarten.  I mean, in a lot of ways she doesn't need me anymore.  I am clinging tight to the things that she does still need me for but I know that those moments are getting few and far between these days! 

I know I have to let these little ones grow up.  Some days I am excited and happy about all the new things they get to do b/c they are getting older but other days I am sad b/c I know that soon enough they will be flying the nest and I will have to patiently sit back and wait for grandbabies.


On a totally different note, I am very excited about my business and hoping that I can fill all this quiet time around the house with lots of working and actually getting all these ideas out of my head an in to reality!  Make sure to visit Cohen Lane to support me as I step up my game a little....I hope:)