Sunday, January 30, 2011

Garrett's 5 Year Pictures

We took Garrett out to the railroad tracks for his 5 year pictures.  I thought they turned out great!  He is turning into quite the poser.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


We got a little bit of snow on January 9th.  It was freezing outside but that didn't hold Garrett back.  Poor kid does not have the appropriate clothing to play in the snow, so he was an icicle when he came in, but I don't think he even noticed.  He played in our neighborhood most of the day and then went sledding by CVS with our neighbor, Brooke.  Gaitley stayed outside just long enough for us to take her picture and then she was ready to come back in.  I was glad she didn't want to play because Britt had a photo shoot that afternoon and I really didn't want to be outside.  This is the second year in a row it has snowed in Rockwall.  I'm not a big fan of the snow and the mess, but I am glad the kids got to enjoy it.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Garrett's 5th Birthday Party

Garrett is five years old!  Wow!  Where has the time gone?  This was a big birthday for him and for me.  Five is the year of many changes and the biggest one is that he will start kindergarten in the fall.  I still can't believe it.  Anyway, I could go on and on about him being five years old, but I'll just skip to the party.
He had an awesome 5th birthday party at ASI.  We had two coaches that were amazing.  They ran those kids for an entire hour.  I know mine were exhausted after the party.  He picked superheroes for his theme and this turned out to be pretty fun.  I decided to make blue velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and I even made some cupcake liners to make them look extra fancy.  The cupcakes were very blue and delicious.  The icing on the other hand was a disaster and I have to give my husband full credit for saving the day.  I could not get the icing thick enough.  It was too runny.  I sent Britt to the store 30 minutes before the party to buy new supplies and he came home and made the new icing while I got ready.  I didn't sift the powdered sugar and that was the key. I will know next time, if I there is a next time.  I should have just bought them like I do every year.  In the end, they looked great and tasted pretty good.  All in all the party was a success and I would suggest ASI to anyone who is looking for a fun and easy party.

My very blue cupcakes.
The finished product.

Happy 5th Birthday!

All Garrett's friends were trying to tell the coach that it was his birthday.

They played this game forever.  The kids ran and ran and ran.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gracyn is 7 months old

Gracyn turned 7 months old on New Year's Day.  She has had a very eventful month.  She has her first two bottom teeth, she started crawling and pulling up, and she has had her first really bad ear infection.  She started crawling when we were in Spearman for Christmas and hasn't slowed down since.  We finally lowered the mattress in her crib and thank goodness we did because the past few mornings she has pulled up to her knees in bed.  She has even managed to pull up to standing a few times.  She has the sweetest smile and loves to cuddle.  I am thankful for the nights that she goes to sleep on her own but do love to rock her when she lets me.  Gracyn is such a happy baby and will give a smile to just about anybody.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


We had a great Christmas holiday.  This post is pretty much just pictures.  We got to celebrate Christmas three times!  We are so blessed to have such wonderful families.

Santa visited our house a little early because he knew we would be out of town on Christmas day.  Garrett was so pumped about his transformer mask.

 My three sweet kids.

Gaitley was so proud of her new stuff.  

 All Garrett wanted was a pogo stick.  I really didn't think he would be able to do it, but boy was I wrong.

He also got a shaving kit.  He has shaved almost every day since he got it.  He told me his face was getting a little hairy.  Ha!

Christmas Eve in Spearman

Gaitley loves her new Barbie bicycle, especially the basket in the front to hold all of her goodies.

She also loves her new pillow pet.

Garrett and Cooper

Gracyn and cousin Ellie.

Uncle Lance and Gracyn.  She absolutely loved him!

Christmas morning

Nanny Gwen helping the kids open their presents

Cowgirl Gaitley.  Yeehaw!

Sheriff Garrett

Mimi and Pop with the grandkids.

My Grandma Patty and Gracyn

Gracyn doesn't quite know what to think about Grandad Bert.