Thursday, December 22, 2011

Already December...

I'm playing catch up again! We've been staying busy around here the past few weeks... William got tubes, the Tigers are going to the National Championship, we made a trip up to Farmerville, I hit up a few spanking good garage sales, we found out we're having a little BOY in April, we had a family photo shoot, we've gotten to see a lot of A-Ho-Ho (this is how William refers to Santa), hosted a cookie exchange, been to an ornament exchange [what else can you exchange at a Christmas party???] it's been a good sort of busy!

Last night I was going through old posts and jotting down memories in William's baby book and noticed I have absolutely nothing for several months of his life. And let me tell you... this pregnant brain can't remember what happened yesterday, let alone three months ago.

William is 21 months... Where to start??! He's 27 pounds and just about the pickiest eater ever! [This drives me C-R-A-Z-Y] He will not try anything new or let me feed him anymore. I like his independence but I don't know how to convince him cornbread dressing is good. Ever since the tubes, he has been talking a lot more... his favorite words lately are truck, car, pops and A-Ho (Santa). We've been working very hard on please and thank you... he's getting there! :) All that "terrible two's" talk... it's TRUE! OMG! The boy can throw a temper tantrum... hands up, head back, screaming, temper tantrums. We have not had a public display just yet... I am not looking forward to this experience one bit. He's such a little momma's boy... he runs through the house screaming MOMMY!!! He loves to hide in the pillows on my bed, read books, play timber and fall down, give the more sign, go to BB's house, play outside, it's so fun watching his little personality develop!

So... it's CHRISTMAS!!!! I am just loving every minute of it... the lights, the sounds, all the tasty goodies my friends have brought over! I LOVE this time of the year!!!

Merry Christmas, Friends!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Trick or Treating

Trick or treating for William was a complete success!! It took him a little while to warm up but once he realized he got candy out of the deal, he was all over it. We were walking up to one house and I looked down to see an entire Reeses peanut butter cup stuffed in his mouth! I was the child who would save candy for weeks, nibbling here and there, savoring every last bite. Not William! His motto...git er done! So in the midst of his sugar high, I was somehow able to sneak those Mickey ears on his head and, y'all, he kept them on for at least 10 minutes! People, we had a mini Mickey Mouse on our hands!! :) And, of course, while the ears were on, we got a few comments about how cute "she" looked! Are you kidding me??!! Mickey is the boy...Minnie is the girl... a dress or bow was not involved in this costume! Anyway, you know who [the hubs], did not like those comments one bit so he took the ears off. Bummer, back to answering questions like... "Now, what are you dressed up as tonight?"

Our attempt at getting him to wear the ears...before the sugar high.

Wearing his ears!!! :) Woo Hoo!!!!!!!

I want CANDY!!!

I got CANDY!!!

I didn't know how the night would end with all that sugar in him but he slept great!

Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Fall, Y'all...the Party Pics!

I have not been doing a great job taking pictures lately. With that being said, I don't have very many party pics from the Happy Fall party yesterday. :( Although it is poorly documented, there were lots of laughs, good eats, bounce house jumping, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin tossing...overall, a fantastic celebration of my favorite season!

Rebecca came over for the fun.

William trying to sit on a basketball... how long do you think that lasted?? :)

The pumpkin decorating table... the older kids loved it! That made me happy! :)

The sweetest strawberry with her decorated pumpkin.

A few of the little guests.

Once our faces were covered with icing and the meltdowns started, it was time to say goodbye!
Happy Fall Party, we had fun! See you next year! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Ever since I opened my ETSY shop, I get to design all kinds of cute printables for my clients, something I LOVE. But sometimes you just gotta have a party to actually get to use your printables! :) So I decided it was time for a Happy Fall party.

Here is what I like to call the "pretty" party... The party I had by myself with my camera before all the little guests arrived.

We had everything from a spider webbed 7 layer dip to witch hat cookies. I'm so sad I didn't take a picture of either of these items! BOO! :( But the weather was absolutely perfect and we got to chase our kids around the backyard for a few hours! :) We had a blast!! Thanks, girls, for coming over!!! Oh, and in true William fashion, he decided it was time for a nap around noon. He missed out on some of the fun but I actually got to visit with friends so I couldn't complain.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Reba Marie turns 20!

Last week my little sister officially entered her twenties!!! WHAT??!! We're getting old, folks! I have been eyeing this little craft on pinterest for a while now and I thought this was the perfect occasion to use it!

And here is what I made for Rebecca...

This was so easy to make... I used an old formula container, covered it with scrapbook paper, cut a piece of foam to fit in the middle and stuck all the tootsie pops in the foam. And I had some fun straws so I added those in there, too! :)


Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Fest at the Chapel

Every year our church puts on a Fall Fest for the kids around Halloween. I mean, who doesn't love kids dressed up in costumes??!! I LOVE costumes on little ones; I love to wear costumes, it's too much fun! William dressed up as Mickey Mouse this year but I could not get him to keep the ears on his head for the life of me. I had a feeling this would happen when I bought them. Here is how it went down...

Adam fighting with William to get the Mickey ears on his head.

William wearing the Mickey ears for about 3 seconds. 
I think it lasted this long because he had a rice krispie treat in the other hand.

I kept hoping to get him distracted so he wouldn't notice the ears...that never happened! :)

So I had to wear the Minnie ears so people would know he was Mickey.
What can I say, it was a homemade costume! :)

Happy Halloween, Friends!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crawford turns ONE!

I LOVE getting pictures from my clients parties!!! Caitlin did a great job putting this party together and Sarah Backstrom took some fabulous photos! Yellow and brown were the colors of the day and the menu had plenty of banana options for all the monkey guests...Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, Monkey Munch, Monkey Fingers, Banana Pops and Jungle Juice, just to name a few. And what a beautiful candy bar full of tasty monkey treats!

Happy Birthday Crawford!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Candy Cottage

I was so excited to find this plastic gingerbread house from The Candy Cottage at Hollydays this year. We made a Halloween house last week. William took a tiny nibble out of every candy corn before he put it on the house.

IMG_6257 by lauren haddox

[And then he started stuffing his mouth with candy corn and marshmallows...what kid doesn't love sugar??!!]

[Rebecca joined us for the fun...and William giving kisses]

And when he was done decorating, I spent way too much time making it look pretty! At one point, I looked at Adam and said, "Do you see why I need a little girl?" I need someone to actually sit down for more than 5 minutes and decorate a gingerbread house with me! :)

Happy Halloween, friends!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Is it really the end of October???

I can't believe October is just about behind us! The past few months have gone by way to fast! We have enjoyed a few cold fronts, LSU football, starting mothers day out, play dates at the park, Hollydays Market, weekend trips to Farmerville and Franklin; we've been busy! We have also been battling an ear infection that doesn't want to go away and a weekend of bed rest. Absolutely no fun! But, as of this morning, the ear infection is just about gone! [I wanted to do the happy dance when the doctor told me...I don't even have an official happy dance but it felt like the right thing to do!]

This weekend, we had some tailgating fun. I'm pretty sure William had the most fun. I find myself just following [I should really say chasing] him around these days. And he never seems to want to congregate with the group...he's my little explorer. :)

[My little tiger!]

[LSU vs. Auburn...another BIG win!]

[A good behind the scenes look at what taking pictures with children really looks like! Meltdowns, distractions, high pitch voices and the patient grandmother sitting with a smile glued on her face! LOVE this!]

[At this point, I knew it was nap time...laying down right smack in the middle of the tailgate!]

[Poor little guy didn't even make it back to the car. He was out!]

So so happy it's fall!