Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

We had a tiny birthday celebration for Andrew on Thursday.  He just wanted us to cook and to have a laid-back birthday party.  We can deliver that!

After school, Bennett and I went to Family Dollar for some birthday shopping and to Brookshire's for some cake buying.  Bennett got to pick out EVERYTHING!  Andrew was so excited when he walked in and saw his goodies!

Andrew opening his gifts

Andrew loved all the things that Bennett picked out!

The fly swatters were his absolute favorite!

Bennett chose a Batman cookie cake.  Andrew's favorite drink is Arnold Palmer so we got him a gallon.

All the boys singing Happy Birthday.

Happy 27th, Andrew!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Church Nursery Cuties

I was working in the nursery building passing out flyers for our new women's events when I walked passed the nursery and saw these two cuties eating a snack!  Luckily I had my camera to snap one of these babies!

Jake and Henry

Monday, January 28, 2013

January Birthday Celebration

There are 4 of us (me, Leigh, Cole, and Jared) with January birthdays and the spouses love to plan a celebration for us.  This year was no different.  Beau planned fajitas at their house for our celebration.  They even had a cake made that said "Happy January Birthday!"

We are thrilled that Jared and Beau's brewery is just a couple of months away from opening.  Jared brought bottles with the new, fancy labels on them!  yay!  This is so fun!
Red River Brewery owners, Jared and Beau

The cake was so cute.

We did a self-timer photo of the whole group.  

Just the girls: me, Margaret, Leigh, Lindsay, and Katie

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Well I turned 31 on January 16th and I am just now getting around to posting.  The main reason is because I am so busy in the evenings typing PowerPoint presentations for my 3 subjects I have this semester.  I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but it is.  So, back to blogging!

I felt really special and really old this birthday.  I guess that's what happens when you are almost 40.  I started my day off with dressing my boys in their birthday clothes and going to school to celebrate with 80 students.  

birthday girl with the sweetest boys

Bennett and Neil went shopping for the perfect gifts for me...the contents are below

Casey made me feel extra special and shipped this personalized cup to me!

Contents of my gift from the boys and Neil

One of my students brought me a gift!  It was a candle.  How sweet!

Neil brought lunch to me and ate with me in my classroom.  He even brought flowers!!

Amy met me at the nail place to tell me happy birthday.

Rebecca surprised me with Buttercups at school.

nails done on my birthday!

We were so thankful that my dad wanted to take us to Mabry House for my birthday.  Before we went to the restaurant I had to stop at an Academic Foundation meeting for school from 6-7.  I was late to my dinner, but it was fine because Janine said that people should wait on me because I am the birthday girl! :)

Neil and me

Neil, me, Dwight, Dad, and Carolyn...My dad eats with Dwight every Wednesday and this was a  Wednesday so Dwight came along for the celebration.

Birthday Creme Brulee 

Cupcake with the boys on my birthday

Neil was such a sweetie and planned a little family gathering for my birthday the Sunday after.  It was so sweet!  I didn't even know he had planned it until he had all the plans made... what a sweetie!

Dad with H

Janine made the most awesome Mac and Cheese for me

We had my favorites: Outback bread and salad

Pops and Nana

Grandmas love Henry!

Bennett and Uncle Andrew

Rebecca had this beautiful cake made for me! I kept asking why she had a 31 put on it???

Rebecca and Amy were the best cleaners ever!  

Bennett helping me with the candles was so sweet.

All the singers singing "Today is a birthday..."

Parents and a 31 year old.


Since we were all out of school and work the next day for MLK day, Neil's parents stayed with us.  We were so glad because the boys love waking up with them here.  The best part was that after the boys went to bed, Nana rubbed our feet.  She could get a job as a foot masseuse.  It is soooooo awesome!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Outdoors and S'mores

We decided to take the family for a little outdoors fun at the camp.  It was a fun Saturday afternoon for a 4-wheeler ride and s'mores.  

We took a little ride on the 4 wheeler around the woods with the boys.  I do make them wear helmets while riding and Neil thinks it is the most ridiculous thing.  We rode through trails and looked at all the deer stands.  We saw deer tracks and even rode in the mud.  One puddle was so deep that my shoes and socks were soaked!  It's OK because Andrew had a pair of dirty crocs at the camp that I wore while mine dried. It wasn't even dark and we made a fire and roasted s'mores.  It was just a spur of the moment day of fun with my little family.  I am looking forward to make more days like this with my wild men!

Self-timer family pic

me with my awesome crocs

They wore the most red-neck clothes we had.  ha!  I just kept laughing at Henry in those overalls and boots!

s'more making

How to eat a s'more with Bennett

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Henry is 17 months old!

Henry!!  You are 17 months old!!!!!  How has this already happened?  Time is flying!

What are you up to these days?
  • You wear a size 4 diaper during the day and a size 4 night diaper at night
  • You wear a size 18 month clothes and a size 4 shoe
  • You have 2 1/2 molars and they look so painful.  You have 2 1/2 teeth on the bottom and 4 on top

  • You love to play with toys, balls, and cars.  You favorite is the animal puzzle.  
  • You love wearing anything monogrammed!  Personalized outfits are your favorite or mommy's favorite...I can never tell.

  • You are saying a few words like mama, daddy, baby, ball, NO, nose, hi, night, night, and some others
  • You sign "more" and "eat."  You LOVE to eat and even say "mmmmmmm" when eating.
  • You LOVE playing with Bennett.  He is the coolest person ever to you.  
  • You don't really enjoy TV.  
  • The only way you will listen to a book being read is if you are locked in your high chair.

  • You go to bed super easily.  We just put you in your crib and say "night, night."  You only like to be rocked when you are in the mood to be rocked.
  • You like to take toy and run as fast as you can away from where you got the toy.
  • You like to push trucks and say "vroom."

  • You have so many nicknames!  I mainly call you "H-Beautiful."  I just can't help myself.  It is the perfect nickname for you.  The other day I was pushing you in your stroller and you had on a green and white longall with a football on it and a lady said "SHE is so adorable!"  I said "he is a boy and most people think he is a girl because he is so beautiful!"  
  • Some other nicknames for you are: Hen, Henny, Hen-Chicken (lame), Hentindo, Hennessy, and H-Beauty.

  • You are a great helper.  You will help clean up if asked.  The other day at church they asked you to clean up and you put the toy right on the shelf.  Such a sweetie!!
You are the sweetest baby around!  We love you to the moon and back!!
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