Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Garth Brooks Concert

September 22nd Michael and I got to join his sisters for a Garth Brooks concert!  His sister Leslie ended up with extra tickets and we were so thrilled when they asked us if we'd like to go with them.  It was so much fun to go with Leslie and Emily especially because this was, I believe, their 5th time to see Garth in concert in as many different cities in the past 3 years!

Grandma and Grandpa offered to take care of the kiddos so we could go to the concert.  So grateful!

Found our seats behind the stage!

Had to take one more picture to try and show off my adorable cowboy boots! 

My hot date!

Ready for the show!

opener and back up singer Karyn Rochelle

Then Scotty McCreery gave a surprise performance!  I had Five More Minutes in my head for days after this.  So good.

the one and only

Trisha Yearwood was so good!  Loved seeing her perform.

This was such a fun night!  Thanks again Leslie!!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Davey's 5th Birthday

Davey turned five September 20th and we had the best day celebrating our boy!  We ate a yummy breakfast which included the donut cake he requested.  He opened presents and we all built lego sets for hours.  While Clara and Daddy went to dance practice, Davey, Emma and me went exploring at The Outdoor Campus.  We then had supper at Red Robin and played all the games at Chuck E. Cheese.  We grabbed Cherry Berry on the way home and ended the night with a chapter from Mary Poppins.  Loved spending the day saying yes to Davey's dream day.

I love being David's mama so much!  He is just the sweetest, cuddliest little guy.  He is such great brother to his sisters.  He LOVES playing with both of them and is often so thoughtful and considerate of them.  He still calls Clara "Sissy" 99% of the time.  I hope he never stops.  He's been mentioning again lately how much he'd like a baby brother.  His favorite thing in the world is to wrestle with his Daddy.  He loves helping me cook or bake.  He's happy to build with legos for hours and superheroes are still his favorite.  He loves his Imaginext figures as well as his "big figs" as he calls them (his 12 inch superheroes).  He loves playing outside, riding his bike, and swinging.  Davey is currently playing soccer and isn't afraid to go after the ball.  He also enjoyed T-ball again this past summer.  David loves silly humor and I love hearing his thoughts about things.  Gosh, we just love our boy so much!!

Every year I ask the kids these questions on their birthday...

Nicknames:  Davey, Bubba
How old are you?  5
What is your favorite color?  red
What is your favorite animal?  monkey
What is your favorite book?  Mary Poppins
What is your favorite tv show?  Superhero Squad
What is your favorite movie?  Trolls
What is your favorite song?  Can't Stop The Feeling! (Justin Timberlake) from the Trolls soundtrack
What is your favorite food?  blueberries
What is your favorite drink?  apple juice
What is your favorite game?  Chuck E. Cheese arcade games
What is your favorite toy?  big figs (12” superheroes), legos, nerf guns
Who is your best friend?  Brecken
What is your favorite thing to do?  play outside 
What is your favorite holiday?  Halloween because I get candy
Where is your favorite place to go?  Daddy’s baseball games
What is your favorite thing to do with Dadddy?  watch baseball
What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy?  help do the laundry
What is your favorite thing to do with Clara?  play legos
What is your favorite thing to do with Emma?  play with her toys
What one word describes you best?  funny
What do you want to be when you grow up?  worker that builds houses

To see Davey's answers previous years, click here:

I'm taking a picture of the birthday boy when I hear...


He was so excited to have a donut cake!

This was the most hilarious thing EVER!!!  I was trying to take a picture of Davey with his sisters and we told Clara and Davey to both hold Emma's hands tight so she didn't grab the donuts.  So this little silly one tried to dive face first for the donuts with her tongue out instead.  They held her back but we were all just rolling with laughter.

Happy, happy, happy birthday,
Happy birthday to you,
Make a special birthday wish,
May all your wishes come true,
We all love you,
We're here to celebrate you!

They were so proud of their Minecraft world!

A family picture as we headed out the door for some more fun!

Davey had a list of all the things he wanted to do on his birthday and visiting The Outdoor Campus was one of them!

I was trying to set up my camera timer to take a picture of Davey and me and a man and his son walked by and asked if he could take the picture for me.  As I was quickly showing him how to use my camera I learned he's a photographer!  Serendipity!

 Davey wanted to eat at Red Robin for supper!  Our family loves that place!

 Chuck E. Cheese topped Davey's wish list for the day.  They all had a blast!


 We stopped for some Cherry Berry on the way home.

We ended the night snuggled in for a chapter of Mary Poppins.  We rented an original 1934 copyrighted edition from the library and all three of us loved every minute of it.  After we completed the book we rented the movie and were just giddy with excitement watching it.  Mary Poppins will always have a special place in my heart now.  And I think the kids and I have started a new tradition of reading classics and afterwards celebrating with the movie version.

Such a great day with our boy!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Soccer Mom

Well.  Life has gotten crazy busy again, so I'm trying to catch up on pictures from the past few weeks.

Emma is 17 months and still the star of the show around here.  My two big ones still both want to be the first to hold her after she wakes up in the morning.

Can you tell they're my kids?  Clara set up these chairs and asked me to take a picture of them.  Ha!

This one.  She is so curious, adventurous, and gets into everything!  Oh, but she's cute!

Davey and Clara had their first ever soccer games September 9th!  I'm officially a soccer mom. 😉

Davey's not shy about it.  He gets right in the action.

So fun!

Getting a ride in the diaper box.

Clara missed the second week of dance so she could attend her friend Sophie's birthday party, so she ended up getting a private lesson for her makeup lesson.  It was a wonderful experience!!

I heard some giggles and turned around to see this guy with my blardigan on (blanket/cardigan).  Cutie!!

after soccer week 2

I went to the most beautiful wedding shower for my friend Megan.  It was so stunning and detailed.  So excited for her and Jim!

We play with Haddie Jo just about every week at the park while Clara practices soccer, and then Clara joins in the fun when she's done.  I love this time catching up with my brother, too.

That's all the randoms of life a few weeks back.  Next up, Davey turns FIVE!