Thursday, July 2, 2015

Friday Favorites!

1. Busy Books!  
My sis got Brant one of these as a happy for Spence's birthday ha!  I can't tell you how much he loves it!  He has spent hours playing with it this week!  She got it for our vacation and I think it will be perfect and plan to get a few more before then!  

2. My favorite sippy cups

I ask for these for the boys for two reasons.  One it has an arctic wrap to keep drinks cold longer, and I am always so paranoid that their milk is getting hot. Two.  The spout requires that they drink more like a real cup.  I think we need to start that transition with Brant soon.  

This has been my favorite transition cup.  Spence took right to this cup and was bottle free within a few days.  No more bottles at our house!
3. Melissa and Doug sprinkler!  and this sun hat!  
Aunt Rose and Uncle Chris gave this to Spence for his birthday.  He loves it.  

4. The new swing set
 Sunday before Spence's birthday I got a phone call from my sister to go pick up Spence's birthday present.  Happy Birthday Spence from Paw, Meme, Aunt Manda, Unk, and Kyle!
They love it and I surely love it!

5. This big guy

He's walking
eating with a spoon
and climbing on everything!

6. That I survived a check up with both Two healthy boys!
It wore them out too.

7. These chubby legs and those precious shoes!

8. These two are always on the favorite list!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Spence's FIRST birthday party!

We were extremely blessed that for both of the first birthday's for the boys...Ms. Susie (Ike's mom) has ask me for my idea on the theme and I have pinned some of my ideas on pinterest, and she used that and ran with it.  I am one of the least creative people in this world.  She is one of the most creative people in this world so it works out great. I always have a vision, but I could never pull it together like she does.  I knew I wanted Spence's party to be bold primary colors, so when I came across the planes, trains, automobiles theme I was sold.  Ms. Susie pulled it all together for us, and it turned out perfect!

We always want the 1st party to be close to our family.  Ms. Susie rented a huge room and playground at the community YMCA.  It turned out to be the absolute best location!  It was big and roomy
Mom and dad with the birthday boy!
Nana and granddady
Meme and Paw

Aunt Mary and Uncle Hank came down for the party!
Dalton and Preston

I did not do a big cake this time.  We never even cut Brant's because the cupcakes where sooo good!  So we did cupcakes and 2 SMASH cakes for Spence!

Stop light cupcakes

More party pictures!  The YMCA has all these mats for working out that they let us use.  They loved playing on those.
Brant taking a break for a cupcake.
Spence was so happy to see Libby at his party!
But Brant was equally excited to see Taylor Grace!
Love these two sweet girls!
Meme, Papaw and ALL their grands!
Nana and Granddaddy and the boys!

I think Spence's first birthday was such a huge success.  I am so thankful for everyone that came to help us celebrate out sweet little blessing!  

My oh my how time flies.  You are by far the happiest baby I have ever seen.  You laugh and smile all the time.  You can never know the joy you have brought into our lives.  It’s so neat when God surprises you with something you didn’t even know you needed.  That is definitely you.  Our family needed you.  It’s amazing how different and perfect you and Brant are for us.  I know that the Lord has amazing things for you, and I pray daily that you will love Him above all else.   Spencey Whincy, we love you so very much.   Happy birthday baby boy! 

Weekend(s) recap

I have started writing weekend post several weekends in a row and some how they never got finished.  So here you have it a weekends recap instead!

Memorial day was right after Kyle was born so we of course wanted to spend it loving on him and his parents!

PLUS it was time for the boys to meet their new cousin!  
I love this Spence looks like "I got a new WHAT?"
Brant loved him too!

Amanda and Jason had so much family visiting that they got us a hotel room.  The boys LOVED it! However, we did NOT sleep great!  Spence was teething so he was up a lot which in a hotel room means EVERYONE is up!  

Then more time with this guy

This was our anniversary!  Happy 7 years to this guy!  He is such a blessing from the Lord! 
Notice the tired faces 

We had a blast and we are all in LOVE with Kyle already!

Spence got his first hair cut!  He was wonderful!  We just had it trimmed around the ears and back a little.

And this guys got a for real big boy cut.  I took this and I was thankful for the paci or I may have cried.  He looks so grown.
Brant's favorite weekend activity is to pile up and watch a movie of his choosing.  He prefers that we ALL 4 sit together, and I love it!

These guys helped me make a pie for Daddy on Father's Day.

Long before Ike and I were ever together I knew he would be a great daddy.  Benefit of knowing him forever.  He's a kind, loving, thoughtful person.  I was not capable of imagining this though...These boys are lucky to have him as there daddy.
I'm so lucky to have this man as my daddy.  He just so happens to also be the best Paw around.