Santa 2013

Lauralyn was once again not a fan a Santa.  Lawson loved him.  I have a feeling this will be our last year for a crying picture...and that makes me a little sad.




I can hardly believe your second birthday is already here.  I still sometimes can't believe that I have a daughter.  I think back to that day when we found out you were a girl, and how excited I was to dress you up and put bows in your hair.  But having you has been so much more than bows and dresses.  I never dreamed that the bond we would have as mother/daughter would be so strong at just 2 years old.  You are my little friend.  I love playing babies and having tea parties with you.  

Even though you are two, you are very petite.  For some reason that makes me happy.  I think because you still seem like my little baby.  You are an amazing sleeper.  We may keep you in your crib until you are 5 years old!  You take three hour naps and always sleep all night.  You typically walk right to your bedroom when I say its times for bed.  I even tried to get you to sleep with me while your daddy was hunting, but you got out of my bed and went to your room.  

You and Lawson are best friends.  Y'all love each other and play so well together.  You miss each other when you are apart.  And you definitely fight!  Although as you get older it seems to be less and less.

You are talking more and more every day.  We've had to make you start using your words.  I think we(I) kind of spoiled you to not having to talk because I can anticipate what you want.  Oops!  The only place its really caused a problem is at school where you've bitten a few classmates.  I'm pretty sure its because you aren't using your words!  And when someone is in your personal space....you want them to move!!  We are working on it and you are getting better and better about using your words instead of other methods.

You absolutely love to read.  You like to point out colors and shapes and animals.  It's fun watching you learn and get excited about the simplest things.   It cracks me up that anytime you see something that is blue you assume its Lawson and if its pink you say "that's sissy's".  You also say the sweetest prayers and squinch your eyes closed and clasp your hands.  It melts my heart.  

My biggest prayer for you is that your will love and serve others with your life.  I pray that you will know Christ as your Saviour at a young age. 

Love you more than words can say!



Lauralyn's 2nd Birthday Party

We celebrated Lauralyn's birthday a week early.  We probably always will because she was born on opening weekend.  Or maybe we will just have to celebrate at the deer lease in the years to come.

The birthday girl with a huge booboo on her nose from a playground incident.

The theme of the party was a donut theme.  I saw the idea somewhere and decided to just go with it.  Of course we couldn't just have donuts, so we had chocolate milk, breakfast casserole, fruit and sausage balls.

It was so fun to have all of Lauralyn's little friends there.  We had a bounce house and the day was beautiful.  My little birthday girl blowing out her candles.

It is hard to believe we are already celebrating two years.  She has been the perfect little girly addition to our family.  


Memorial Day

We spent Memorial Day at my parents house swimming.

Lauralyn didn't swim, but she had fun playing! I think the pool was too cold for her. Lawson on the other hand loves it!
Sissy and Asher 
The three boys chilling on the lounge chairs.

A couple pictures of Lawson and Lauralyn sporting their red, white and blue!


Mother's Day 2013

Mother's day 2013 was low key.  I'm glad I did actually take the time to get a picture made with my babies. I love them more than words could say.


Small Camo Party

We decided just to have a small family party for Lawson's 3rd birthday.  It was low key, low stress and just right!  Jarrett made chili and we had frito pies, hot dogs and homemade dip.  Jarrett's mom and nanny brought the cutest little bundtinis from Houston.  Basically, we ate, sang, opened presents and just let the kids play while the adults talked. 

The most fun thing about the party this year was that Lawson was really excited.  I took just him to Hobby Lobby to pick things out for his party, and he really got into it.  He kept asking when his camo party was and any time we saw camo, he would say he needed it for his camo party. 



My baby is three, how is it possible?  Over the past few weeks, Lawson has completely changed.  Its like one morning he woke up a little boy.

He is finally for the most part potty trained.  Still a few accidents here and there.

He loves to sing songs.  He surprises us all the time with new songs he has learned at school.  Some of his favorites are:
  • The B-I-B-L-E
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • Twinkle, Twinkle little star
  • Five Little Monkeys
And my two all time favorites, his ABC's which he insists on singing every time he sees letters.  For example, we drove by Hobby Lobby and he saw the sign on the front of the building and said "Oh, I need to sing my ABCs".  My 2nd favorite is the Itsy Bitsy Spider.  He sings it in all kinds of different voices from a high pitch voice to a low loud voice.  I'm assuming this is what they do at school.  It is too cute.

He loves to play outside.  He plays on Jarrett's boat, digs in he dirt, rides his gator, pretends he's hunting or fishing.  Anything outside, he loves.

The biggest challenges with him are of course the potty training and also night time.  He won't fall asleep without one of us laying with him.  He also usually gets up in the middle of the night and crawls in our bed.  He loves to say "hold me mommy" or "hold me daddy".  It can be exhausting, but we try to just take in the sweet cuddle time.

Some other things I want to remember are that he knows his shapes and colors (since around 2 1/2) and can count pretty well.  He is extremely funny and extremely stubborn.  He can also be extremely sweet and loving.  His pisses (that's how he pronounces kisses ha!) and hugs are the best.  He is a great big brother!  He loves his sissy.

I still can't believe he is three!


Valentine's Day 2013

Kisses.....then and now....


Picture with Santa

We waited until Christmas Eve to take the kids to see Santa.  It wasn't on purpose, it really just snuck up on us.  I was dreading it because I thought it would be crowded and our children just are not the easiest to handle in pubic these days.  When we got there at 9:30, there was no line and we walked right up.  This year Lawson was hesitant to walk up to Santa.  Before we left the house, we looked at pictures from last year and he pointed out his sissy and his blanket in the picture.  This year he HAD to have his blanket in the picture too.  And poor little Lauralyn was just frightened by the jolly ole elf.