Sunday, July 12, 2015

Spencer Says




Spencer says...
Thank you
Please
No
Mommy
Daddy
Hayes
Night night
Bye bye
Eat

The words and phrases she understands is absurd. She knows a lot, but doesn't want to say a lot. 
She is a professional giver of kisses, complete with a mmmmuuuuaaahhh and some slobber.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Libby J

I woke up to her yelling one morning.  It was well before the time to get up.... but I couldn't ignore her or pretend like this was hilarious.  

"Mommy, come look at me!  My bottom fits right in here!"

How do I get mad at that!?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Great Grands


There are a lot of things that my Granny taught me.  There are a lot of things we did WITH her and my Pop that are special.  I don't remember one single thing she ever bought me for Christmas.  Ever.  Or even my birthday.  I do remember that she taught me about money and how to save and spend.  She showed me how to write a check and how to balance my check book.  She taught me too many recipes to even recall.  Her love is huge.  Her heart for God is huge.  Her passion about others knowing Jesus is amazing.  I love her more than words can possibly even say.  I love that my people get to see her and love on her.  I believe they were discussing how to read a watch at this moment in time.  She probably taught me that too.  We stopped by after church for a really quick visit.  

We got in a good visit with June and Percy.  I am so thankful that they aren't too far away.

And well, she had fun too.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Playful Pups


One day this child of mine will figure out how to actually smile like a normal person.
He is such a caring little guy.
His honesty and genuine vocabulary baffle me daily.
This was the day of his Mother's Day Tea.  I forgot that he should have dressed up and we all know his Daddy isn't going to make him dress nicely.  Nor does this child want to dress up nicely, ever.  Worked out well though.  I forgot that maybe I should have dressed up too.  Instead I wore his favorite color and my boy was happy with that part of it.  

I'm still working on that pirate face.  Seriously.

Last day of school with our FAVORITE Puppy teachers!  These ladies are awesome and love my kid while teaching him really important stuff.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Fab Frogs

This sweet girl sure gives me a run for my money.  This is her delightful Mother's Day Tea at ELC.  The kids make the food and lots of sweet things for us as well.  It is really an awesome deal.  We love going and I really enjoy seeing how proud she is.  Her attitude at school is spectactular.  I did tell her teachers that she should not be in charge of any surprises, ever.  She told me every single detail about the food and the arts & crafts the day before the 'tea' happened.  
Here is a picture of us last year at her tea.  She was a ladybug last year and is a frog this year.  Mind you, the pictures are always her idea, but I'm grateful she likes me well enough to take pictures.
This is her BFF Delilah.  She loves this girl with some serious intensity.  I am grateful that they were able to spend time loving each other this year.  Delilah's Aunt Steph is reading to them.  She was so patient with them and so kind.  

And these ladies are her rockstar teachers.
They help with boo-boos.
They assist with potty training and accidents.
They provide guidance, for her in the classroom, and me outside the classroom.
They love her.
They were so kind and told me that the 4s teachers would likely fight over who gets to teach my 'delightful child'.....

All I could do was LAUGH like a crazy lady because my delightful child is so hard to deal with most days.  She is sunshine and rainbows when she chooses to be.  She is challenging and stubborn when she is not sunshine and rainbows.  She loves SO hard and she is so kind....

I am forever grateful to these lovely ladies.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mysterious Red Deer

While in Vidalia,you visit the wild animals.
And no, I don't mean our relatives....
We spent the afternoon after the arts and crafts festival visiting some exotic wildlife.
Goats.
This really cool bird.
Some cows from Africa.
The females all have horns!

And this boy.
He was fascinated with the tour guide and how he referred to some of the deer on the property as the 'mysterious red deer' and he kept reminding us that we were on the lookout for those deer!  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Onion Fest

I know everyone gets tired of me saying it, but she's not a real baby.  Real babies aren't always this happy.  I believe in my heart without a doubt that children play off your emotions and attitude about 90% of the time, the other 10% of the time they are who they are going to be.  Spencer is the easiest baby ever.  The other two were easy, but she's a dreamy child.  It isn't even normal.  She is happy to sit and happy to walk.  She is only unhappy when she's really tired or hungry.  She was a trooper for this trip to Vidalia for The Onion Festival.  We left in the middle of the afternoon in hopes that the kids would sleep on the way down, no such luck.  However, we had a blast once we arrived in Vidalia.  We spent Friday night browsing the street festival and fireworks.  Saturday was really rainy and we made it out to the arts and crafts festival for a little bit after the rain went away.  


In between Onion Fest events we jumped on the trampoline, got mosquito bites, and drew on the patio with chalk.   We spent a lot of time with our cousins and really enjoyed the time with family.


Some of us ate chalk.  Not mentioning any names, but poop gets pretty colorful...
Just sayin'...

Working on fine motor skills and handwriting with this girl for her entrance into 'pre k' this fall...

I was sincerely hoping that Spencer would be a nice blend of her siblings.  Subtly cautious and a bit daring.  Instead I got a duplicate of the crazy sister.  Fearless Wonder Version 2.0.  She doesn't care about anything.  Throws caution to the wind and climbs all things....

Messiest eater on the planet...

Fearless baby with rolls for days...

I need to work on my pirate face.  He's perfected it, but I look like something might be wrong with me.  His favorite part of the whole weekend was the mysterious gray deer.  More about that later...