Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wrap up January

I haven't had much time to blog...or to grocery shop...which was very obvious by my late night run to Sam's with Ribbit last night which ended with food piling everywhere...along with dish detergent, medicine and valentine day goodies. It was getting a little ridiculous at home figuring out what to pack for the kiddos lunch and how to use up foods for dinner. She got lots of comments last night with her little shopping cart, icee in hand and her determined look on her face...she is a very serious shopper!

Lately, our nights have consisted of basketball (Adam and goober), school events, church events, dinners with  neighbors and sitting beside the of our favorite things nowadays.

Goober is doing fantastic in basketball, a HUGE improvement over the last time he played. He is mainly defense and steals the ball almost every time the other team has it. He is very aggressive and we are constantly reminding him to "not respond in anger" :). He is doing well in school, struggling a little with the Shurley Method but his teacher is giving him lots of one on one time. He still loves to read, loves to make things on his loom, loves all things with a ball, loves EATING, loves to play cars with his little brother and keep up with how much money he is earning from taking out the trash and recycling. He loves to ask "what if" questions...which leads to some pretty interesting conversations. He loves to learn facts about animals and quote them out loud. He did really well preparing for Speech Meet this year and we loved his choice of poetry "The Worlds Bible". He eats a 10 piece nugget meal now at McDonalds and asks me to finish off anything I still have left of my meal when he is done. HE IS GROWING!!! Adam and I get to see him a lot during the day and sometimes he is overjoyed to see us and waves and hugs....other times we are an absolute embarrassment to him and he runs and hides. He is pretty excited about having mom for art in a couple of years and wants to know when he can start taking my classes :).

Ribbit is in a very funny stage. She hardly ever gets a sticker for good behavior at school so most days the first thing she says to me  is " mommy, I will behave next year, okay?". that will make it better. She has been having lots of conversations with us about death and that she is scared of dying...but the minute we remind her that we will be with Jesus in Heaven where we will never die, as long as we believe in Him and give him our lives she perks up. She always ask about seeing shiny angels in Heaven too and that makes her happy. She asks almost weekly if she can live with me for forever or if she will have to leave when she is a mommy. I always say " you will probably want to have your own house but you can always stay with me". Then we joke and say we will stay together forever until we are old and wrinkly. She talks about "the daddy" she have (husband) and how they will all live us....smmmh. She prays the most awesome prayers and remembers every prayer request. We have been praying for our friends baby and toddler for quite some time even though they were sick before Christmas. She ALWAYS prays for Papa to find a job and she always thanks God for our food. She changes clothes constantly and is particular about what shoes she wears. She loves to wear sticker earrings and have her nails painted. She either only wants "1 unicorn tail"--a French braid or "two horseygirl braids"....two braids on the side of her head. She came to the conclusion that she should be called a horsey girl, not a cow girl because she doesn't ride cows.

Baby Boy is INTO EVERYTHING. He is confused by the sink and the trash so we are constantly checking the trash for his sippy cups and finding chewed up wads of food behind the sink where he throws them. He says "yes mam" fairly easily and loves saying " mommy daddy" super quick to see which one will respond quicker. He doesn't like to sit too long at the dinner table and nothing you can do will make him finish his meal unless it includes a biscuit or grapes or crackers. He is constantly asking for food by name...HE LOVES CHEESE! He comes out of the kitchen with food in his hands constantly. He is still our biggest cuddler and will wrap himself in you all day long. He sleeps with us every night from about 2 on. He is on top of Adam or I and wakes up searching for his "monkey" blanket constantly. He likes to pick out the shoes he will wear and doesn't like to wear jackets. He is saying small sentences like " no no sister" or "sister, no touch paint" or "sister, big spanking" get the idea. He loves to help mommy clean with Clorox wipes. He is coming along with the potty training and goes most of the day with a dry diaper. He still poops a lot in his diaper and then will tell us about it. He LOVES CHOO CHOOS and spots them way before any of us. He says "BIG" whenever he sees a big truck, or a plane or anything that is bigger than our van. He knows lots of people by name and waves to everyone who tells him Hi. He loves to make faces at himself in the mirror and he loves to pretend to shoot you with his fingers and say "pew". If he sees any part of your skin he yells "NAKED". He request bubble baths nightly and loves to sing " away in a manger" and our "I love you" night night song.

Adam is almost done with basketball, only 1 game and 1 tournament left. Then  he immediately starts track ;). Goober has about 6 more basketball games and then immediately starts flag football. We are working with Ribbit to get a better grasp on her ABCs and #'s so that we can figure out her kindergarten placement. Our home remodel is coming along..Playroom is done!!! (well until we take up 1/3 of it for our new master closet. Baby Boy and Momma have been back and forth to the doctor with sinus infections and strep but I think everyone is on the mend now.

Here are some pictures from our little Christmas and some pictures that I don't think I ever posted...

Riding brother around the house :)

Sledding on the snow days!
1 of our 2 snowmen!
Her two little friends....she was so proud of them!
We are so blessed by good neighbors, ON BOTH SIDES, both believing families who we love to HANG OUT WITH!!! Here is our neighbor on the left Nolan, make snow dough with the kiddos.
She declared one of the Snow Days her birthday and wore the hat and told everyone she saw. Its hard being a birthday diva.
Building our gingerbread house.
Final outcome. This lasted all of 3 minutes, then fell apart and was nibbled on.
Reindeer cookies for Santa. We had to improvise for the antlers this year since Santa had to come quickly so we could get home to Alabama for a funeral. Thankfully Santa didn't mind and still ate ALL of the cookies :)
Christmas morning as Baby Boy slowly walked over to his presents. You will notice that there is only 1 "new" toy. We get all of our toys passed down and/or at consignment sells. I maybe spent $100 total on the kiddos Christmas this year..and that was mainly for clothes they needed....CHA CHING!
Riding her cow...this made her a "cowgirl" for the day but she still prefers Horseygirl!
See that big ole bucket of legos...FREE BABY..those sets aren't cheap either. He can BUILD anything he wants! He also got collector Ninja Turtles...ALL OF THEM!!
I like this picture because Christmas has exploded all over the floor and Goober is loving on his present....who knew a loom that makes potholders would  bring him so much joy :)
Daddy getting help opening up his new house shoes.

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