Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Elfie is Back!

Our "Elf on the Shelf," Elfie, is back to stay with us until Christmas Eve. He goes to the North Pole every night to report to Santa how good Wyatt and Kenley have been. Wyatt was so excited to see Eflie when he woke up. Elfie had written a letter, brought "The Elf on the Shelf" book back, and left the kids snow powdered donuts, red (Wyatt)/green (Kenley) milk, and a Christmas activity book.

We noticed that Elfie had a little donut himself.

Both kids loved the donuts. Thanks Elfie!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Wyatt and Kenley LOVE each other. I was afraid that they were too far apart to actually play together, but they love to play together ALL THE TIME. It is so sweet to watch. Here are some pictures of them playing together the week Chris was hunting. Ignore the boxes in my house. We were in decorating transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

At the mall playground. One of Wyatt and Kenley's favorite places lately. 

Playing with Kenley's Legos. Wyatt turns the castle pieces into rockets. Boys!

Peek-A-Boo. No one else can make Kenley laugh quite like her brother.

Movie and popcorn. I told Wyatt that Kenley couldn't have popcorn. He's really good about asking before giving her stuff. Then I heard him telling me "Mommy, she REALLY wants some and she's GETTING some!" So, I let her have some and everyone was happy. 

Movies are way better with popcorn.

This is the day Chris got home. These silly kiddos both went into the dog kennel and thought it was hilarious.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pizza with Grammy

Before Thanksgiving Chris headed out to the deer lease for a few days and the kids and I stayed home. One night I went and had dinner with my sweet friend, Mackenzie, while the kids got to hang out at Grammy and Grampy's. My mom told Wyatt that he was going to make dinner. So they got all the stuff to make pizza and Wyatt was the "maker" and Kenley was the "tester." Wyatt loves to be a helper, but sometimes it's hard to keep his attention for long and we are lucky if he finishes the job he started, but my mom said he was totally into making pizza and was so precise each step of the way. He even gave Kenley things to try while he worked. My mom texted me pictures to show what they were up to. These pictures definitely show Wyatt's concentrating faces.

She is a mess! But both kids were bathed and in PJ's watching movies with Grammy when I got back to pick them up. 

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Lil' Red Raider Girl

Kenley looked too cute today not to take a million pictures of her. She is one tough girl to photograph, too. The majority of my pictures were of her lunging at me trying to grab the phone. But check out these cute cute pictures that I did get. Also look at her cute Tech shirt and bow made by Mommy.

Yes, I let her put this cord (not plugged in) in her mouth so I could snap a pic while she was occupied.

Since we kinda matched I asked Wyatt to take a picture of us and he did a pretty good job. This was not a close up, but Grammy cropped it. 

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wyatt's Room

I'm not sure if I've ever blogged about Wyatt's room or not, but I added a few things so here it is. Wyatt loves his room. I told him I was going to take pictures of his room and he decided that he needed to get in his pillows.

We still need a curtain for the window, but here's his sports bedding. His wall is painted with love by Mommy and Daddy into a football field complete with yard lines. And he loves his basketball hoop with his name on it. 

I made a little spot on his wall for his soccer pictures. We went to Hobby Lobby to get frames and a shelf, and found this quote plaque to hang with the pictures and trophy. It says "Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision" by Muhammad Ali.

A pony came to Wyatt's preschool for pictures and I had no intentions of ordering the pictures, but I heard about the horse the entire week and Wyatt was so excited to have sat on it. Then when I saw the picture it was cute in a "I'm-nervous-sitting-on-this-animal" picture so I ordered one to frame for Wyatt's room. It went perfect next to these little boot slippers he got before he was born. 

Here's his side table with a baseball lamp that used to be Uncle Garrett's. (See one of my yard lines in the background.)

Here's his dresser. Books on the top left, Texas Tech corner on the top right with some framed pictures of Wyatt, Chris, and I in Lubbock at Wyatt's first game, Daddy and Wyatt picture, fire truck, and "Heaven Sent" sign from Wyatt's baby nursery, bottom shelf has Mater and Lightning pillows and the cowboy picture.

Reading corner. Now that Kenley ventures in here and takes over the reading corner most of the books are board books that she can't tear. Kenley LOVES to sit in seats that are just the right size for her lately. The little book shelves are painted spice racks from Ikea - thank you pinterest.

A framed picture with autographs - Invincible, The Blind Side, and Rudy - from Pap.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Our Soccer Star

We are so proud of Wyatt completing his first season of soccer. He played on the Dino Kickers through Frisco Soccer Association. He did excellent and came a long way. We are looking forward to the Spring season. We celebrated the end of the season at the park where we practice. The kids ran around and played together, ate pizza and cupcakes, and received trophies.

We could not have asked for a better coach. Coach Manny was the kindest, gentlest man with the kiddos and has a true passion for the sport. He was so good with the kids and trust me this had to require LOTS of PATIENCE.
Coach Manny presented each child with their trophy and congratulated them. They felt so special and it melted this mama's heart.

So proud to have a trophy. Wyatt has seen trophies at Uncle Garrett's house and some of his friends' houses and he thinks they are super cool, so he thought it was so cool that he got one.

Now, even with as cool as the trophy was this little whistle shaped like a soccer ball may have been even cooler to him.

Some of the team and siblings.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

I love Halloween. I always have. Not sure if it's because it's the start of Fall or because it's close to my birthday, but I just love it. This year was so much fun with an almost-4 year old and a 1 year old. Kenley wore her costume to Stroller Strides, but Wyatt opted for his Halloween shirt. After we worked out the kids got treats and had fun playing. The day was beautiful. Sunny and warm (too warm for October, but we will take a pretty sunny day). When we got home the kids helped make worms and dirt dessert.
Wyatt pretty much made the entire thing himself. Here he is carefully putting the worms in the cups. My mom say his "concentrating face" reminds her of me.

Kenley "helped" with the worms, too.

After Wyatt crushed all the oreos, he scooped the dirt into each cup.

And Kenley tested the dirt. She approved.

After nap we headed over to Grammy's house for our annual Halloween party. She makes chili every year. Papa liked the chili!

Wyatt got a prize from Grammy at the craft store the other day and he picked out this cookie decorating kit. It was perfect for a Halloween craft before trick or treating. I might have had more fun than him with this.

I totally stole this idea from my friend, Jaclyn. Aren't these mummy juice boxes the cutest. And everyone knows - I don't buy juice so when my kids get juice they get very excited. I get excited, too. I LOVE juice and if we have it in the house we all end up drinking it instead of water so we don't buy it. Random fact: one of my favorite drinks is Capri Sun.

We also had cute mummy dogs that I made. It was fun making Halloween themed stuff now that Wyatt understands.

Cousin Peyton was a butterfly for her first Halloween. My sister, Lisa, made most of this costume. She even made the feather headband thing. Sadly, I didn't get a better picture. It's always crazy trying to get out the door and get the kids pictures.

Our lion. He refused to put the head on - even for one picture, but I was just glad he wore the outfit at all. Gotta love how kids will teach you to lighten up. Luckily, I prepared myself for him not wanting to wear his whole costume. It drove me crazy and I wanted him to wear it so bad. But rather than fight with him over it and have a meltdown, we had half a lion. I should also mention that his paws (that are mitten things) are soaking wet because when he was in the backyard he put them in the dog water to stamp them on the ground and make paw prints. 

Our watermelon.

Her hat didn't last long either.

Cousin Tripp was a cow. Last year he was just home from the hospital so this was kind of like his first Halloween. Isn't he the cutest cow you've ever seen?!

Wyatt completely has trick or treating down. He was very polite and said thank you at every house. 

Miss priss sat in the wagon that Tripp pushed and Wyatt pulled. Little Tripp has been walking for forever. I keep telling him to teach his cousin.

How cute is this?! Tripp was running to keep up with Wyatt and the wagon and his cute little cowtail kept swinging back and forth. It was precious.

Blurry picture, but I just love this memory. Kenley is digging the dumdum while being pulled around. 

Sweet Wyatt woke up from nap this day so sad that he wasn't feeling well. He was soooo sad. I told him not to worry that he was going to get to go trick or treating and he hung in there for almost the whole night. On the way home he was not feeling good and just wanted to sit. Poor guy. He ended up being sick the entire next day. I finally took him to the doctor the next day and he had strep. :(

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! Wyatt is already asking when it will be Halloween again.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone