Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Break 2013

Last week was spring break and we spent part of the week in Dothan visiting grandparents and cousins. It was action packed and a great time for everyone. My kids would be fine if no one else in the world existed except family. How long will it be like that?! We had some good adventures. The highlite for Hayes would be getting to pick H & MH up at school in the carpool line. So cool. And the trampoline, oh my goodness. They all had a ball with that, Watson included. Thank you Nana and Papa and Shug and Grandaddy for letting us stay and play and taking care of everyone!!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Almost Spring

I am loving the time change. I think it works in our favor in so many ways, one specifically is that it's almost 7 and everyone is still asleep. I love time by myself in the mornings before anyone gets up for the day. I'm hoping this sleeping late streak will continue! We are all so ready for the spring and warmer weather. Last weekend was soooooo nice with the warm sunshine both days. We spent most of the day outside both days. Hayes is constantly in major mommy mode. She loves to "take care" of Watson in many ways, loves to teach AND correct him. Such a little mama. I know it drives him crazy though!! He has many more years of that ahead of him I'm sure... "You be careful, have a good day okay?" Bless her heart and his We took riding toys to the park last weekend and they loved it, forgot helmets though! Watson is super fast on his little plasma car, it's hilarious! And Hayes is doing so good riding her bike-"look how good I'm doing!" over and over!!! Two peas in a pod

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ballet Visitor's Day

Last Thursday the parents were able to come to ballet to watch the girls. We only get to do this once a year so it's a big deal because Hayes shows us nothing at home, so we have no idea if she's really learning anything! Nathan left work early and met us there and Shug just happened to be coming in town that day anyway so she was able to be there too. Hayes is enjoying ballet this year, way more so than last year. I think it has to do with her being 4 now, last year she never put up a fuss about going, but she definitely expected a sucker when she finished her class every time! This year has been different for her though because she knows what is going on a little more. And yes she is the only one in blue, she always chooses her blue leotard over pink every week so I let her. I'm glad she doesn't care that she is the only one! They start by stretching, so cute Rocking her baby The train Sweet friend Emma Kate and Hayes, we missed Mary Carmen that day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

All Aboard!

Last Saturday we celebrated our little Watson's 2nd birthday with a choo choo train party at home! We had a few friends from church and a few friends from his class over to play and eat cupcakes. It was precious. It also happened to be one of the coldest days this winter with snow flurries all day long, soooo that meant that my backyard birthday party plans had to be moved indoors! It all worked perfectly though and I wouldn't change a thing. Watson loves choo choo trains so the theme was an obvious choice for him. "All Aboard!" is a frequent phrase around here! We had family in town so we had some good helpers for the party. Thank you Shug for being our tattoo artist! We put the train table in the den (as opposed to the deck:) and the huge black train sign was supposed to be outside to color with sidewalk chalk, instead we just hung it on the wall in the party room (aka living room!) We hung a the train pinata inside-the kind w/strings, not the bat-and the kitchen table was the tattoo station. We love some birthday party tattoos! Watson was so proud of his on both arms! I found this little pin the caboose on the train game and they loved it. Hayes and Watson have played it numerous times since Saturday. I don't think it's going anywhere any time soon either! Still taped up in the living room! here is Watson, soooooo proud of his thomas tattoos... We sang happy birthday and I hope I never forget how big and sweet Watson was smiling. We have it on video and I have watched it over and over. He was SO happy and excited about the birthday song and loved every second of it!! the funny thing was he was sitting at the big table with everyone and then hopped up and preferred to sit at the little white table all by himself to eat his cupcake and ice cream, no one else allowed! Whatever, birthday boy! Pinata fun...they all got to pull a few strings...but Nathan had to eventually cut the bottom! Here is W giving hugs and kisses and cookies to his party guests...he loved passing out the treats! It was a sweet party for a sweet boy. We love you, Watsa Bam Bam!! So thankful for you every single day!!