5.25.2011

Lately

Sawyer is still the the funniest thing ever. I seriously laugh multiple times every day at the things he comes up with. Sometimes it's hard to discipline without busting out laughing. Here are a few things that I want to record so I can remember. 

We are really working on the "NO, MINE" phrase that has recently become his favorite phrase in life. The other night I gave him a bowl of goldfish and I looked over and he was looking at his reflection in the glass door saying, "NO! My Goldfish, My Goldfish!" as he watched himself eat his goldfish in his reflection. I sure hope that he was pretending and he really didn't think that his reflection was stealing his food. 

I was holding Sawyer the other day after his bath before I put a diaper on him Andrew took a picture with his phone of Sawyer's scrunched up butt. Sawyer wanted to look at the picture and without any hesitation he looked at the picture of his butt and busted out in a gut laugh. Only BOYS! Seriously, how do they find this stuff funny even at 2?? 

For the past three weeks before we found out what we were having I would ask Sawyer if he wanted a baby brother or a baby sister and every single time he said "baby sister". I swear I don't think he really understands what's going on but I think it's so weird that he said that every time. He has good intuition! 

He is obsessed with walking around in my shoes; even my heels! Andrew doesn't like to encourage this new love of his but I think it's quite funny. 



I finally went and bought a potty for Sawyer. I have no intention of starting potty training until I feel like he is ready and by no means do I think he is ready. But.. I have said that he will get a big surprise when he goes tee tee or poo poo in the potty (which he has not done yet). Last night he said that he wanted to go on the potty for a big surprise and we went in there and he immediately took a piece of toilet paper off the roll and sat down and then immediately wiped his butt and said "Yay!  I did it, Big Surprise??", totally thinking he had tricked me. No tee tee or poopy in site. Little Trickster. 

Mister can also be quite mischievous when I am not in site. While I was unloading the dishwasher he poured out the entire box of goldfish on his tray and said "mama, lot's of goldfish, mmm....". If I had let him he probably would of sat there all day and ate that entire pile. 
He also is a big fan of putting diapers, washcloths, toys, etc.. down the toilet if I'm not careful to catch him. The other day he got who knows what down our guest bathroom toilet. I caught him in the middle of trying to flush a dirty diaper he got out of the trash.   

 Still obsessed with Lyla. 

 and maybe even slightly more OBSESSED with bouncy houses. He talks about them every day ever since we played on one at our neighbor's house. Tallis had a bday party and he hardly got out of this sucker. 
 And of course decided he needed a helmet. ha! He had this on at the party for a good chunk of the party. 

 He LOVES school and we sadly said goodbye to our amazing teachers this week. He talks about them every day and we had the best experience at our Mothers Day Out program this year. 
Tallis is in his class, I definitely don't think he would like school as much if he didn't get to see him every time. 

All in all we are doing so good. Sawyer is used to his shots and even hugs the nurses when he goes to the doctors office. I am still feeling good with my pregnancy, although I am quickly gaining weight and getting bigger by the minute! We are LOVING our new house and mostly we are LOVING our new neighborhood. I have a whole post on that later but we have made some great friends already that live right across the street. Sawyer looks out the window everyday to see if his friends are outside and we spend a good chunk of our day outside with the other 2 year old boys and their moms. It really feels like a dream that we are living on such a fun street. God has been so good to us and we are trying not to take for grated the blessings we have felt these last few weeks. It feels so good when things in life start going up again! Thank you JESUS for relief and fun times!

That's all I got! Happy Wednesday! 


5.23.2011

It's a.......


GIRL!!!!!!!

We could hardly believe our eyes and ears when she told us the news. I honestly still feel like it's not real, I think b/c with a boy it's an obvious recognition and with a girl you are confirming by the lack of a "protrusion" as our ultrasound tech stated. 
But sure enough there was definitely NOTHING there (in between the legs) except for some lines and of course we got to see a sweet little feminine profile of our newest addition, Brooklyn Faith Henry. We are on cloud 9 excited!! 

Praising God for my baby girl!

5.17.2011

Spring Fling Baby Shower

This is one of those showers that I was actually not in charge of. I put last minute details into the party and focused on the flowers and with the help of 3 of my best friends, we managed to pull off a pretty spring baby shower for our good friends, Leah and Jonathan. They are welcoming their first baby girl in July and we were so excited to shower them with fun and gifts. It was such a fun party, so fun that a lot of people stayed until midnight. I was one tired pregnant girl! 
I didn't get a ton of great shots but here is what I got. 

 My mom and I did the flowers. She taught me everything I know, especially how to do flowers.






 Coffee bar












Since this was a couple's shower we did a station where we wanted everyone to write fun tips on how to keep their marriage Sexy after a baby. It was a HIT. I would put some pictures of the cards that the guys did, but it wouldn't be appropriate for this blog. Let's just say that most people had way too much fun with the advice! It was so fun to read them at the end. Leah and Jonathan read them and tried to guess who wrote what. 


The weather was gorgeous so we set up tables outside and the guys did a fire pit after it got dark. Of course the guys stayed outside majority of the night with a big cooler of beer. That's how they do baby showers!


 The beautiful soon to be mama! 
These are the wonderful hostesses and also some of my best friends who I have been friends with since I was in grade school. I love them to death! 

Proud New Aunt!



I am officially a new Aunt this week! My sister, her husband Zac and their three kids traveled to Rwanda to pick up their beautiful new son, Cooper. I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for every update and I am already head over heels with this fella. I would love for you all to lift them up in prayer as they will stay there for for three weeks and then bring home a 3 year old orphan who has only lived in an orphanage since he was born. He has no idea how blessed his life is going to be now. My sister is the BEST mom and their family is one of the Godliest, most genuine and not to mention MOST FUN family I know. We are so excited to love on him and welcome him home. I will meet them at the airport on June 4th with a big sign and a big hug ready to welcome him to the family. I can't wait! I am so beyond proud of my sister and I am so inspired by her willingness and obedience to follow God's calling.

To see updates and read about their journey here is Jennie's Blog.

5.11.2011

Me "The Painter"

In the midst of moving I also decided to repaint some of my furniture. It was a project that I had never tried before and so I was super nervous that I would screw up my furniture. But somehow I managed to figure this whole process out and loved the finished products. 

I got this dresser 1/2 off at Artsy Crafty here in Fayetteville. $150!

Here is the BEFORE: 

 Paint and new hardware
AFTER: 


I've had this pine hutch since day one of our marriage. I usually use the top part on a wall and use the bottom part somewhere else. So this is the 
BEFORE:


I connected the pieces together and wanted to dress it up for our new dining room. SO... after sanding, priming, painting, glazing, antiquing, sealing and putting on new hardware, this is the 
AFTER:




I have to admit I was pretty proud that I conquered these projects. They turned out just how I wanted! I will say it wasn't the easiest thing in the world and I am relieved that I am through with that mess.

5.10.2011

New House Part I: Sawyer's Room

We are moved and somewhat "settled" and it feels SO GOOD! We are really enjoying our new home and feel so blessed. I also have really been enjoying dabbling in design again. We had sold a lot of our furniture with the house so I feel like I got to have fresh start with designing a space. It's been really fun and I forgot how much I enjoy that aspect of my life.

I thought I would document some of the rooms in our new house. I have a few "Before" and "After" pics of this house because we made quite the transformation with just simple fixes like paint, flooring and lighting. It made the world of difference.

 I thought I would go ahead and share the first completed room, Sawyer's Room! He LOVES it and transitioned to his big boy bed perfectly. So far hasn't tried to get out and has slept very soundly in his new room. What's wierd is that he was waking up in the night the entire time we lived in the apartment (So frustrating!) and the minute we moved in to his new room, he started sleeping through the night again. I really think he hated that apartment and is now in heaven in our new place. We are all in heaven and aren't taken anything for granted.

So here ya go, a peek into our new house!














In case you are curious about some of the details in his room:

Link Stencil: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65779914/large-wall-stencil-linked-in-allover
We used Pratt Lambert paint "Matchpoint" for the link stencil. I hired someone to do this because it was quite the mathematical task.

Nightstands, lampshades and Navy Toy Buckets: Target

Orange Toddler Table and Chairs: Rosenberry Rooms

Car and Train Prints: (I printed these off on my own computer, Super easy and cheap!) http://www.etsy.com/shop/seedtosprout?ref=pr_shop_more

Navy Blue Bed: Kid's Furniture in Little Rock, AR

Bedding: Tuck and Cover in Little Rock, AR
I painted the dresser and I have a post about that tomorrow. It was a fun project!