Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cade is growing up!!

Well our sweet Cade in growing up. Tonight, during story time, William decided we should be a kitty cat family. This is nothing out of the ordinary, every night the boys pick a different creature, dogs, cats, dinosaurs, tigers; you get the picture, and we are that family until the next night. Tonight, however, was a little different. Cade looked at me, pushed his blanket away and said, "kitty cats don't need blankets." To which I promptly agreed. We said prayers, hugs and kisses, and the lights went off. Right before leaving the room, I reminded him that when William put his blanket in the special box in the garage, he got a prize; and if Cade left his blanket in the special box in the garage he would get a prize too. Michael and I waited for the door to open and well, it never did... and ; Well I guess we are going to Wally world tomorrow to pick out a special prize, because he NEVER got up asking for it.

I did get the privilege of hearing a conversation after walking out of the bedroom.
William: Cade, I thought you liked your blanket?
Cade: I know, but I'm a big boy now.
William: I know, I know. (so sweet)

I'll let you know what big boy prize he picks. William picked a skate board . Next on the list.... Potty Training

I can't finish this post without leaving a montage of pictures of Cade with his blanket. I mean lets face it, did you really expect anything different?

Cade always sucks his middle two fingers with his blanket. So Sweet, Cade around 7 months.
Our sweet boy, 13months. He used to have about 4 blankets that he would take, but as you go through the pictures you will notice the polka dot one becomes the favorite and eventually the only one used.

His blanket is his best sleeping buddy. Here he is in the car, with blanket in tow.

No matter where we the blanket was not too far behind. Fourth of July, fireworks (2008).

Christmas Parade 2008 with our friends, Addy, Courtney and William. Christmas 2008: He was done taking pics.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

On Noon Wednesday our family started our 13 hour drive to the big ole state of Mississippi, to see my MawMaw, and a ton of other family. We haven't been there in almost 5 years; so We had so much fun catching up with the family and seeing all the additions to the family. We spent our time:


here is the biggest catch of the day. Grandad (my dad) with the brothers.

William and I caught this baby! With a little/a lot of help from Uncle Jared!!

Cade and Uncle Randy's Catch

Daddy and the big boys starting out.

Uncle Jared, Taylor, and William are working out the problems of the world while fishin'.

We also

Played in the LEAVES!!

And Loved on our Family!

Maw Maw (far left) and all the siblings... We were missing 3.

MawMaw with all the Grandkids.. I can't even tell you how many we were missing here.

MawMaw and all the great-grandkids

Needless to say the house was full, and rowdy, but we are so thankful for the love that was shared!


Over the last month, Cade has really started to show his little boy personality more and more. Apart from copying William. Cade has always had wonderful comic timing, and that has continued to develope, but his expression always crack me up. Here are some sweet pictures of our boy.

You can't help but smile at that little face!

Cade was hiding his face from me and saying, "Mommy I lost my eyes... can you see them? Where are my eyes?" Then he would pop his head up and say... "Mommy, I'm just kidding, they are right here by my nose"
Cade and william hooked the two cars together and were playing train. William is so precious, but I especially wanted to share this picture of Cade... He is so silly here.


Well I am once again WAAAAY behind on my blog! But I am gradually going to try to catch up.

For Halloween we were a band of Pirates.... arn't they cute!!

Visiting the pumpkin patch... and yes this is the best picture I got... no one wanted to cooperate that day. But we did get a awesome pumpkin!

Hope you all had a fun and spooky Halloween!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Go Rays!

We once again this year had a chance to go see the IceRays! Corpus Christi's hockey team. Thank you Arnold and Amanda for letting us tag along :0) We had a wonderful time. Here are all my boys with "Stinger Ray" or "Mr. Ray" as William and Cade refered to him. Brennan, didn't take his eyes off of him all night. I'm not sure if he was scared or facinated. The boys loved the game. They sat for 2.5 periods and watched.

looking on from the box

What a fun night, and a great opportunity for our family. Thanks again, Arnold and Amanda!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

William's Broken Arm

William day after surgery
Warning: Pictures below are not for the faint...
Our sweet William has his first broken bone/bones. After church on Sunday the kids were playing at one end of the gym and somehow, William was kicking a ball and slipped and fell. Instantly Michael heard crying and ran over to find a definitely broken arm. We handed kids off and ran out the door to the ER. Xrays (below) showed two completely fractured bones, and they said they would have to put him under to set them, and since he had just eaten, they splinted it and sent us home to prepare for surgery the next morning. The night went really well, and the next morning we headed to Driscoll for surgery. They set the arm and then put a metal rod inside his arm that runs from the back of his elbow, to his wrist. He did great at the hospital and really just wanted to watch cartoons and work on his Star Wars doodle pad (Thank you to the Youngs!!). Today he hasn't complained of any pain and so far hasn't had any pain meds. He just wants to get going again. Thank you to everyone, who has helped us out with Cade and Brennan while we were at the hospital, and also to those of you who brought us dinner the last two nights!! We are so Thankful to also have a church family that I know have been on there knees in prayer on our behalf. We love you dearly.

At the ER on Sunday... poor guy.

The Xray and the arm! Yikes.

Still with a broken arm above, but splinted for the night.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cleaning Tips

Well, I know many of you that read the blog are wives & mothers, which also means you are CLEANERS!
I will admit that I enjoy cleaning! It helps relieve stress, gives me a sense of accomplishment, and is besides taking care of our children, one of the biggest day to day things I do to show love to my husband.
Anyways, I have been trying to cut down on the amount of cleaning products I use and go to more organic, efficient, and/or multi use products. So for this blog I am listing some of the things I use and love and a few that I use because I don't having any other ideas. Please share some of your tips with me, and I hope to share a few with you also. Here we go...

For a nasty microwave, put 1/2 c. of lemon juice in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1.5 minutes. Afterwards, remove bowl and wipe off. Stuck on stuff usually comes of really easily! And smells great!

I love my Shark!!! I can do a quick once over after meals. Goes from Rugs to floors easily, and even picks up soft stuff, like noodles, greenbeans, and mud. I use it at least 3 times a day! The kids think it is fun to use too.

I absolutely will not budge! My toilets are getting cleaned with bleach!!! My dishes are getting washed with dawn(also good for greasy stains in laundry) and my laundry is getting washed with Tide! Case closed.

I would like any suggestions on the following:
Dusting: I dust with Pledge multi surface, and like it, but would be open for options.
Glass cleaner? Any tips? I am currently using clorox green works glass cleaner.
Surface cleaner?
Floor cleaner? I have lanolium and ceramic tile.
Bathroom cleaner? Something that cuts hard water!

I know vinegar is a good multi purpose cleaner, but i really hate the smell of it!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Brennan's big cut!

Brennan Finally got his hair cut!!! It was really long and scraggly, but he is my baby and now he looks so big! Sweet boy, he did so good... as long as he had a lollipop in his mouth.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Reversal of Destiny.

I have been broken. I have allowed worldly talk to take hold of my heart and pull at my every insecurity. I have allowed my past to cripple me, and make me feel unworthy. I have allowed Satan a foothold on my very soul, enough to paralyze my courage and my ability to be a diciple for my one and only Lord. It is stopping!! I am now aware! I am addressing my issues. I will no longer allow my need for perfectionism, my need for acceptance, and my need for worldly shelter to get in God's way. I am weak, I am weary, but I am growing in faith. This weekend, I experienced my reversal of destiny. More to come, God is doing great things!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

We took family pictures yesterday. And got some pretty good ones.
Thought I would share. Eat your heart out grandparents!!! :)
We love you!