Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hunting Eggs at Preschool

Hayden had his Easter Egg hunt at preschool yesterday since next Friday is a holiday.  Hayden was so excited.  He keeps saying that his eggs are for his birthday.  He is a little confused.  Guess we need to work on that. 

He sure did look handsome though!

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Waiting patiently…


Ready, Set, Go!

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Hayden would pick up an egg, open it, put the goodies into his bucket and throw the egg down.  I kept telling him more is better.  Get more eggs!  Ha!

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They got to eat “one” egg.  Hayden had fruit snacks in his.  Better than bubble gum that was in some!  I am not ready for bubble gum.  Do two year olds chew gum?

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Hayden had a fun time!  He was so excited about his eggs when we got home and couldn’t wait to dig in and eat more “sweets” as he calls them

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We are having our annual Easter egg hunt on Wednesday with our friends.  So excited! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A busy and fun day!

Our day has been super busy, but a fun one!  This morning we got a few things done around the house and then ran to the bank.  Then, we went to Mom and Dads for a little bit to get things ready for dinner tonight.  My Aunt Kathy and Granddaddy got here from Vegas this afternoon.  Then, Hayden and I ran home, packed our lunch and headed to the park to meet Amy, Hudson, and Hayson.  It was like a Sunday School/Preschool reunion.  There were so many kids from Hayden’s Sunday School class and Hudson and Hayden’s preschool.  Kind of funny!  They boys had a great time! 






Hayden loves Hayson.  He is so sweet with him!


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We ran back to Mom and Dads after the park so I could drop Hayden off while I went to the Chiropractor.  Jeff worked me way too hard this past weekend in the yard/flowerbeds.  I did something to my back.  Actually it is my sciatic nerve.  Uhg!  Hayden hung out with his Granddaddy building fence and riding the four wheeler and stepping in cow poop.  Nice. 

Came back and visited with everyone.  Then, it was haircut time.  I think I missed my calling.  Ha!  I gave Dad, Granddaddy Red and Mom all haircuts.  I have been cutting Dads hair for a couple of years.  His is easy.  Just a number 5 with the clippers and a little touch up with scissors.  Granddaddy Red on the other hand had a few more requests.  Short on the bottom.  Tapered up the side.   Then use the scissors up top.   Then, Mom needed a little touch up too.  Well, I ended up giving her a trim all over.   We got it all done and I was pretty proud!   Now, if I could just get Hayden to let me cut his hair! 

Hayden had so much fun playing with Aunt Kathy, Granddaddy Red, Granddaddy, and Nanny.  He pretty much spent the entire day outside and he was a little sunburned and REALLY dirty! 

We ended our night with PW Chicken Spaghetti and brownie and ice cream for dessert.  Yum!  Can you believe that Aunt Kathy and Granddaddy both said they had never had chicken spaghetti?

We had a great day!  

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Still here! This and That.

Jeff gave me the speech.  The speech stating that I haven’t updated the blog in a while.  That my “fans” are being let down.  Oh, the pressure.  ;-)

Not too much going on really.  Jeff has been working A LOT and we have been just hanging out at home mostly.   We did make it to the park last Friday for a picnic and playtime.  That was fun!



We bought a new grill. I know, this probably isn’t real exciting for you.  But it was really exciting for us!  We haven’t had one in about three years.  Long overdue!  So, we spent a lot of Saturday getting it all put together. 

Hayden drug out every piece of the grill and every tool and was all up in the middle of everything sat so nice and ate his donuts and drank his water while we put the grill together.  He was pretty festive for St. Patrick’s day too! 



Of course, we had to celebrate St. Patty’s day and test out the grill with a steak dinner that night!  Yum!

Sunday, church day and then I had a Thirty-One party that afternoon so Hayden spent the afternoon with Nana and Papa.

He looked so handsome before church!



Silly of course!


Hayden spent the night with Nanny and Granddaddy Monday night.   I had a doctors appointment {don’t get excited, just an annual} early Tuesday morning Dallas.  Yes, the morning it was raining like crazy and I had to be there at 8:50.  So, I left at 6:30 AM to make sure I got there on time.  Still took about 2 hours but I was there 30 minutes early thank goodness! 

This sweet boy is getting closer to three each day. HE IS A MESS!  Bedtime and nap time have become increasingly challenging.  Wondering if we might need to drop nap or if he is just being hard headed.  He still sleeps about 2 hours every day during his nap though.  He is staying up later though because he doesn’t get to see Jeff if he doesn’t stay up until about 8:30.  So, bedtime is getting closer to 9:00 or 9:30.  Which is ok if he was going straight to bed.  Tonight we were still going at it at 10:30.  Wonder if he will sleep in in the morning?  He has actually been sleeping later since he is staying up later, getting up closer to 8 AM.  I kind of like sleeping in too.   I am actually getting about 8 hours of sleep at night and I feel like a new woman!  :-)


I hope you have a great weekend!  We are quite excited around here because Jeff has the whole weekend off and we are anxious to spend time together!  (see below) Off to read on my two new books I got in the mail today…


I know I am probably a little behind the rest of the world reading the 5 Love Languages.   We have a great marriage, but I think you can always learn new ways to show your love and appreciation for one another!  Excited to read both of them. 

Have you read them?  What is your love language?  You can go HERE  and see what yours is!

Jeff’s: Quality Time then Acts of Service

Mine: Physical Touch then Words of Affirmation

If I were guessing, Hayden’s would be physical touch too.  He is very dependent and needs you to be right beside him.  If he needs attention he is all over you.  Could be Quality Time too.  Hmm…

Friday, March 16, 2012


Our week has consisted of time outside.  Most of the day.  Every day. 

Hayden drove his tractor to Nanny and Granddaddy’s house for the first time.  I am sure it won’t be the last.  He loves the tractor.  He loves the tractor to go really fast.  He loves going to Nanny and Granddaddy’s house.   I get exercise in.  Win/Win for everyone! 

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We lined up all the modes of transportation.  You know, so that they could be ready for take off at any given moment. 

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Not good.  Not good at all.  Poor tractor.  Poor Hayden.  Poor Momma {the rescuer}. 

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We jumped on the trampoline. 

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And, we had an impromptu photo shoot on the trampoline while we were resting.

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Why the serious face Hayden?  We were having fun weren’t we? 

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Yep, I agree. Pretty much the sweetest thing on earth. Other than kisses from my hubby! ;-)

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Such a silly boy! 

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Linkin’ up today!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The countdown has begun.

Hayden is very aware that he has a birthday coming up.  He even wakes up asking where his birthday cake is.   He still sings “Happy Birthday Hudson” every day.  Hudson’s birthday was a month ago!   We have had a lot of birthday’s lately.  So, I made him a little countdown calendar so he can see we still have a few weeks until we get to celebrate his special day!


We had a fun day.  Again, the weather has been great today!  Hayden helped me mow the yard and pull weeds.  We even found three earth worms that kept him entertained.  How bad is it that I let him eat his lunch before I realized that he hadn’t washed his hands since he played with them?  GAG!  I am just going to pretend that didn’t happen. 

We had a lot of fun playing “farm”  today too.  Have you ever seen so many trucks, tractors, and farm equipment in all your life?  Ha!  Before having Hayden, I am quite sure I would have cringed at the thought of my living room looking like this!  Oh how things change! 



Hope you are having a good week!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Haircut and a Look Back…

We had another fun day today.  Spent a lot of time outside soaking up some Vitamin D.  Brooklyn spent the day with us so that made it extra special for us too.  Hayden loves having a playmate!  She even helped me cook and clean.  What more can you ask for?  We ran a few errands, ate pizza, and my friend Amy cut Hayden’s hair.  He was long overdue for a haircut.  His hair has changed from that baby soft/fine hair to a little more coarse, so that makes it a lot harder to tame!  Hayden doesn’t really care for having his hair cut.  I think it is the whole getting in the chair/putting on a cape/sitting still that isn’t that appealing to him.  Once she started, he did pretty good.  Thank goodness for suckers and Sprite to help us out!  But, he looks so stinkin’ cute with his hair cut.  And Jen, it just makes him look bigger!   I can’t believe we are going to have a 3 year old soon. 

When I was looking at the pictures of Hayden I took at his after haircut/before bed photo shoot, I couldn’t help but look back at this picture of Jeff at 3 years old.   Cutest little boys I have ever seen!  ;-)

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He was hamming it up tonight! 

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Poor baby, the only thing he has of mine are my exact bowed legs!  Ha! 

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