Thursday, December 30, 2010


This December has been amazing! I've uploaded some pictures to go along with this post, but I didn't take the time to get them in the correct order. So, here's what we've been up to.

We visited Safetytown in Frisco, where we got to see Santa and learn about safety. It was our first time to go and I think we'll be going back lots more because Wyatt loved it. Wyatt was so brave with Santa this year. He ran up to him, gave him five, sat on his lap, and got a candycane (one of Wyatt's new favorite treats).

One of the many great things about my job is that I get 2 weeks off to spend hanging out with Wyatt. We treasure this time and we sure have been busy the last 2 weeks. We took several drives to look at Christmas lights as a family. We baked Christmas cookies. And played, and played, and played. We had a few playdates, which we love to do to catch up with all our friends. One day we went to Gattitown, where Wyatt and Kaleton traded gifts and got to play. Wyatt's favorite game was basketball. He might be little, but he thinks he's big when he's in front of the hoop. Another day, we decorated (and tasted, of course) cookies with Cooper, then went to Chuck E. Cheese to play. Wyatt did a great job putting sprinkles on the cookies this year. We even got together with several of our baby bootcamp friends that we don't get to see too often anymore at Will's house. The kids had so much fun running around playing and the mommies had just as much fun catching up.

Christmas was so special this year. We got to tell Wyatt the true meaning of Christmas and he would listen to our stories, even though he doesn't truly understand yet. He didn't quite "get" Santa either, but he sure knew how to open presents! Christmas Eve, we went to Sasa's house with Pap, Lori, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Garrett, and lots of family we don't get to see too often. Aunt Jessie and soon-to-be-uncle Gene got to spend the night with us. Early Christmas morning we went to Pap and Lori's to open gifts with everyone then we all came back to our house to do more gifts and Pap made his world famouse biscuits and gravy breakfast. That night we headed to my mom's to do Christmas over there. We have the best functional-disfunctional (that is what Chris jokingly calls it) family ever and my divorced parents and step-parents are all friends so we get to all be together for holidays. It's perfect for everyone and I feel very lucky to have it this way for Wyatt. Papa, Aunt Lisa/Uncle Jeff, Aunt Dawn, cousins Marnie, Devyn, and Skylor all came over and it was so fun hanging out. Of course, there were more presents. The day after Christmas, Wyatt got to skype with Bunny, Aunt Maddie and Aunt Kenzie in Alabama. We sent our love to Afghanistan where Big Daddy is working hard and hopefully heading home soon. It was a great Christmas.

Wyatt's favorite presents this year were Tickle Me Elmo (it makes me laugh, too), ANOTHER guitar (he loves them all!), everything that had "mouse" (that would be Mickey) on it, and a bounce house.

Uncle Garrett

THE guitar

Look what Santa brought...

A Christmas Eve visit from Santa...

Wyatt and Kaleton


Cookies with Cooper

Cookies with Mommy and Daddy


Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Fun

We have been having lots of fun as the weather has gotten cooler. I can't believe how fast the school year is going, but I'm sure looking forward to Thanksgiving Break. It's been so long since I've updated our blog that I can't remember what I've said and haven't said. Wyatt started his new school about 5 weeks ago and he LOVES it. His teachers are awesome! When we get there in the morning, he walks to his room so happy to see his friends and teachers. When we pick him up, he is so excited to show us what he's been up to. He has been talking up a storm and repeating everything we do. It's the cutest thing. Tonight he was pointing out his nose, eyes, ears, etc. and I said tongue and stuck mine out and he copied. It was so cute!!! I'm still struggling with getting the camera out all the time and some pictures are on Chris and my mom's phones so these aren't all the best, but I wanted to get these up tonight.

Halloween this year was so fun, because Wyatt actualy got it and was very excited to get candy. He wanted to eat every piece that went into his bucket.
He loves Reese's like his Daddy...

Cutest lil' skunk ever

Wyatt's school had a parade. I took a half day off at school so that I could get there early and get to spend this time with him. Chris was able to make it, too. He was excited to see us and so it was hard to get him to pose with his friends, but I still think this picture is adorable.

We went to the Fall Festival that the kids at my school held. It was alot of fun and my kids loved getting to play with Wyatt. One game had goldfish as prizes. I told the girl running the game that we would settle for a piece of candy. ;) Well, at the end of the night they were begging people to take the fish home. I thought it would be fun for Wyatt to look at and so I finally gave in. I brought him home and didn't have spring water so I needed a glass small enough to have enough water/space only using the water the fish came with.... this ended up being a wine glass. I took this picture to send to my mom because I didn't think the little guy was looking so well..... sadly, he died less than 2 hours later. Luckily, Wyatt didn't know any difference and I was prepared for the sad ending.

Wyatt's BFF that he met at our first daycare (and who is in his new daycare class with him) went to the Fall Festival, too. His daddy works at the same school as me. Their favorite game was playing in the balloons.

These pictures are not in the correct order. One night Chancy and I planned a litte playdate for the kids. We made dinner together while the kids played, then we painted pumpkins (worked well since they can't do any of the cutting yet), and then the kids got cleaned up and got to watch cartoons and eat cookies. P.S. You can't tell here, but Wyatt borrowed one of Cooper's princess diapers. He will really appreciate that one day. haha

Here is my little artist hard at work. He did such a good job!

One weekend, Chris and I took Wyatt to the Celina Pumpkin Patch. We had tons of fun feeding animals, picking a pumpkin, riding the train, and riding the hayride.

He rode all by himself without a seatbelt (and it was a long and far ride). Yes, we were nervous. We had no idea how far the ride was going away from us, which was around the pumpkin patch but it seemed like miles to us.

My mom, me, Wyatt, Ashley and Tiffany (friends) all went to the Fair the last Saturday that it was in town. We had a blast! The fair always makes me feel like I'm 12 again. And this was Wyatt's first year to go (except for when I went when I was pregnant with him and ate all kinds of pregnancy goodness foods). Wyatt was so big and we had a blast riding rides together. We even rode some all by himself. He absolutely loved it! This boy has no fear...

Wyatt and his BFF have been getting to go to the high school games together. They love it! It's amazing that the games are at Pizza Hut Park. We sit where the kids are blocked in, but have room to play.

The one thing I didn't get pictures of but I'm sure someone else did was my birthday party. I decided I wanted to go to Trail Dust in Aubrey because they have a big slide and not only does Wyatt love slides, but so do I (possibly even more). :) We ended up going for lunch because the World Series was on during dinner time. It couldn't have been more perfect... we had the place to ourselves. This was the fastest and steepest slide I've been on in a long time. Wyatt, of course, had no fear, and rode it over and over again. My sister and I had tons of fun racing down the slide (Chris was the timer and I know that the winning slide was done by me the time Chris didn't start the timer).


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sweetest things...

One of my favorite things to do with Wyatt is read books before bed. Tonight it was the sweetest laying in his little big boy bed with him and cuddling while we read two of his favorite books.

This is what Wyatt sleeps with. He doesn't really have anything he can't sleep without but this is what he gets every night before going to bed. He loves to push the moon's face and make it light up. We listen to him on the monitor pushing it after we've tucked him in.

Wyatt got this book for his birthday and it is the cutest book ever. It has TONS of flaps that he loves to open and look at. There's pages for counting, colors, mommy/baby matching, and tons more. It's perfect. He likes to find the monkeys.
We were laying on our tummies reading and looking at pictures together, but I just had to get a picture so I could remember these memories forever and share them with Wyatt one day.

Wyatt loves his bed. Every night when we tell him it's night night time and we are going to go read the moon book, he gives us hugs and kisses and goes to the stairs. He gets in his bed like such a big boy, lays down, and waits to be tucked in. So sweet!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Geoffrey's was home...

When my sister and I were little every time we drove past a Toys R' Us we would all talk about whether or not Geoffrey was home. My mom always made silly things like that stick. So, when I heard on the radio that Frisco's Toys R' Us was having their re-opening celebration this weekend, I called the store and asked if Geoffrey would be there. He was! After nap today, I took Wyatt to Toys R' Us. I kept asking him the whole way there if he thought Geoffrey would be home. When we got there we first saw the Yo Gabba Gabba Robot. Wyatt was not digging it. He couldn't stop looking, but he definitely liked to keep his distance. So, we walked around the store to warm up, which of course lead us to the balls. Wyatt HAD to get the basketball and carry it around. On our way back out to try again with the characters, we saw him.... Geoffrey was home! Wyatt got to play bball with Geoffrey. And I was able to get my picture. Who needs to hug the characters when you can play ball with them. :)

Oops, it sideways. This was Martha??? I don't know of Martha yet.

Finally, he pet Martha. We are okay with doggies so why not be okay with the big, huge yellow one.

And my mom always lets Wyatt ride the fire engine with Bert and Ernie. Now that Wyatt is able to flip his rocking horse, this ride isn't quite exciting enough for him.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Off to a good start...

I can't believe I've already been back at work for a month! Fall should be here before we know it. We are very excited about this at our house. For many reasons starting with football season and cooler weather. I've been so bad about blogging and taking pictures, so I'm going to work on this. This is my first year teaching high school biology and so far it's been awesome. I love the school, the kids, everyone I work with, and the subject. I've been extremely busy being "new" though and getting everything figured out.

I really miss my baby bootcamp friends. I've been going to the gym and it's just not the same. I also started going to the gym early in the morning so I could have more play time with Wyatt in the evenings and it's been really nice (in the evenings). I'm sure we will get some pictures this weekend so I'll be doing an update with cute pictures soon. I do have pictures of my classroom. I still can't get over how big it is!

I stood in the back corner and took this picture diagonally so you could see how massive the room is. I love it! We have a full size classroom and a full lab. The lab tables are really big, have there own cabinets and sinks.
This is my "little" area.

My favorite quote: "The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough." ~Randy Pausch


Friday, August 6, 2010

Classroom Helper

Wyatt got to go to work with Mommy today. I needed to work on my new classroom. We packed up tons of toys, a few books, crayons, coloring books, snacks, and his puppy blankie. He had lots of fun playing in the huge room. So much fun that he even took a nap while we were there. I will post pictures of the room when I'm all finished.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Independent Artwork

Steps to creating your very own work of art:

1. When Mommy is in the shower, open the bathroom counter. You have to be really smart so that you can undo the baby lock. It helps if you find one that your Mommy didn't install too well.

2. Pull all kinds of fun things out.

3. Dump the baby powder bottle upside down and shake and squeeze until you have a little pile. Smile at Mommy so she knows you are okay and that you know what you are doing.

4. Rub your hands (and maybe Mommy's nightgown) all through the pile so that you have baby powder everywhere. This is a really fun step!

5. Try to spray it with hairspray for extra fun.

6. Let Mommy take pictures and then go take a nap so Mommy can clean it up. :)


Monday, August 2, 2010

Bunny, Aunt Maddie, and Aunt Kenzie's Visit

Our internet has been down so it's taken me forever to update. We've been having tons of fun though. Bunny (Chris' mom), Aunt Maddie and Aunt Kenzie (Chris' sisters) came to visit for a week. It was so much fun and we wish they lived closer. We hope that next time Big Daddy (Chris' step-dad) can come to. He's an Army pilot and deployed in the Middle East right now. Wyatt got to talk to him on the phone and webcam. We are proud of you Big Daddy! The week went by so fast and it was like having a bunch of Mommys in one house, which was awesome. Here are some pictures we snapped throughout the week.

This is what Maddie looked like the ENTIRE time she was here. Wyatt did not get out of her sight!

I can't wait until Wyatt understands more because Kenzie LOVES animals and so does Wyatt. I know she will teach him all about them. She can tell you a lot about them!
Even Bear got to come visit. He's such a good dog. He did not like the heat though. He's been around lots of babies in his life so he is a pro at just chillin'.
Wyatt and Bunny. Wyatt loves his Bunny (and light switches).

It was soooo hot that we only went to the pool 2 days. I got this huge tub of water balloons and we spent a lot of time playing with water balloons. We had Operation: Fill water balloons going on. Maddie was the stretcher and tie-er (however you would spell that) and Kenzie was the filler. Wyatt was the tester.

Oops, it's sideways.

While we (yup, me too) played outside, Chris and Sue worked hard on fixing out countertop. The huge slab of granite wasn't installed right by the last owners and. It is now braced, the seam is even, and it looks awesome. Do not look at all the junk on the counters. We had to empty out the cabinet first. Sue and Chris made a good team! And I'm glad I got to play outside with the kids! :)

We took Wyatt to get a haircut. This was his 4th haircut. Here's his haircut history:
#1. At a cute kid's place. He wanted to stand in the car instead of sit still. It cost $30!
#2. At a cheapo adult place. He sat on my lap. Played with a comb and it looked great.
#3. I tried to do it myself. Looks easy.... it's not. My mom fixed it. It was free though!
#4. About 10 seconds after this picture, Wyatt went nuts. Screaming, crying... the whole bit. It was worse that any shot he's ever gotten. I think there's too much distraction. Who wants to sit and get a haircut when there are toys and stuff?!
So, next time it'll be back to the cheapo place that's boring.
After the haircut, we went shopping in Watters Creek. That evening we went to The Purple Cow for ice cream and to watch the water show. Cooper and Chancy joined us. We wanted it to be dark so we went to the 9:00 show and the little kids wore jammies.

Yay! Wyatt loved it!

One night we went to dinner with my family. It was nice to have everyone together since we don't get to do that often. The week flew by, but we made lots of memories. As always, we are looking foward to the next visit (with Big Daddy, too). I think it's our turn to travel. Thank you Bunny, Aunt Maddie, Aunt Kenzie, and Bear for traveling 12 hours to come see us. We love you!