Monday, February 23, 2015

Alabama at 6

An Interview with Alabama at 6

1. What is your favorite color? Purple

2. What is your favorite toy?  Julie

3. What is your favorite store? Just Kidz

4. What is your favorite TV show? Handy Manny

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Egg salad sandwich

6. What is your favorite thing to wear? Boots with skinny jeans

7. What is your favorite game? Candy land

8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit snacks

9. What is your favorite animal? Bunny

10. What is your favorite song? Sweet baby Alabama

11. What is your favorite book? Anne of green gables

12. Who is your best friend? Everybody

13. What is your favorite restaurant? Mexican

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Swing and slide and play house

15. What is your favorite drink? Sprite

16.What is your favorite candy? Snickers

17. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes on a stick

18. What do you not like to do? Clean up my room

19. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Julie

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  A baby doctor

21. What is your favorite movie? McKenna 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lately....

Well, here's a little family update:
Alabama is doing great at school and is reading so well! She can sound out to read many words and is able to read all Bob books and many others, too. She knows all her sight words usually the first week of the month. When she writes words by sounding them out, she usually gets the consonant sounds, but not the correct spelling but is doing a good job trying. She is having trouble writing her s, b, d and 5, 4, 3 the correct way instead of backwards. She can count by 2, 5, 10's and has learned addition and subtraction. We just finished reading aloud Anne of Green Gables to Pate and Alabama at night before bedtime. They both listened really well and loved it.

Pate is doing great at school, too! He is such a leader in his class. He loves to play but often too hard and gets hurt! He knows all of his colors and most shapes. The boy LOVES to count. everything. Wherever we are, he wants to count all the things he sees. He has listened to the Letter Factory DVD and is  getting really good at his letter sounds. Pate loves to read books now. He likes to get the big Mickey Mouse books and have you read them or his tractor books. He sings all the time. Whatever he's doing, I will hear him singing a song that he knows from school  or church or home. The sweetest. He is also so good at the video games on the phones and tablet. He has very good hand/eye coordination.

Blue is learning so much. I just can't believe how smart he is most of the time. He picks up things quickly and remembers them without much help! He knows sign language for more and eat. He can recognize and make sounds for dog, bear, pig, and duck. He says Mama, Bama, ball, bye, Dada. He loves to give kisses, blow kisses, high five, and laugh! He eats all the time! Sometimes, I just can't seem to fill him up! When he gets to nursery at chuch, he goes right for the high chair and wants something to eat! ha! Tonight, they told me that he wanted to get in the high chair but they told him he ate all of his snacks already. Then, he started signing "eat" like he was telling them, "okay, if y'all can't understand me, I'm going to have you use sign language for you!" haha! He's finally a good sleeper and sleeps through the night about half of the time. He is a very good walker now and climbs on everything. He can get up AND down from the ottoman in the living room. He likes to throw the ball with you. He is still such a plunderbox and gets into everything. We have to keep the bathroom door shut at all times.

An Interview with Pate at 3 and 3 months

1. What is your favorite color? Blue

2. What is your favorite toy? my train and cars

3. What is your favorite store? Target

4. What is your favorite TV show? Jake and the Neverland Pirates

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Turkey and cheese

6. What is your favorite thing to wear? Thomas 

7. What is your favorite game? Train game (subway surfers) on the tablet

8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit snacks

9. What is your favorite animal? Giraffe and elephant

10. What is your favorite song? Jesus loves Me

11. What is your favorite book? Mickey Mouse books

12. Who is your best friend? Jack and Jackson

13. What is your favorite restaurant? Ax-bys (zaxby's)

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? drive my Jeep

15. What is your favorite drink? Apple juice

16.What is your favorite candy? Suckers

17. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Banana

18. What do you not like to do? Go to wal mart 

19. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Cars

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  A race car driver and a daddy

21. What is your favorite movie? Mary Poppins 

Sunday Funnies

Sweet and funny sayings from my comedians lately....

My Mama and sister stayed with Pate a few days ago and she has the same "little tablet" that we do and Pate played on it some. When she left, she of course took it with her. An hour or so after they left, Pate quietly tells me. "Mama, I tell you sum'pin. Mimi take our wittle tab-et." haha!

Pate has the best impression of Granny saying "Come on Thomas!" ha! so funny!

He found a curtain rod and trash can in my craft room on Friday. He decided they were drums and drum sticks. He was still playing with the curtain rod all day and wanted to take it to bed with him that night. It was then a gun or something. Anyway, he calls it his "dick" (stick!) like ..."dis my dick. i got a big dick!" lol!!!!

Alabama didn't want to wear a certain pair of shoes last week. (of course.) I told her that there were little girls who only had one pair of shoes and would love to have red sparkly shoes like hers! She asked, "Like who?" I told her the little girls at the children's home we were going to visit  in a couple days. She lit up and said "Good! Let's take it to them!" :-\
This was Alabama's sight word sheet she had to do for make up work. "I have seen people who is black." ������ what in the world?!

Blue loves to do funny things that make us laugh. Like shake his head, pretend to go to sleep and then wake up, peek-a-boo, or anything he thinks of that gets a laugh.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Blue's 1st Birthday Party!


 Blue had a fun first birthday party on Saturday with our family at our house! Our theme was a snowman brunch and it turned out super cute! He had fun playing with his cousins and got lots of nice gifts. He DEVOURED his cupcake and I mean he ate every single bite. ha! We had fun celebrating our sweet boy and are so glad to have the opportunity. Here's an overload of pictures from the day. :)


















11 Months



Since I forgot to post Blue's 11 month update, here it is! :) Blue, you've gotten so so big this month! You took your first steps this month and now are walking all over! Wow! We knew it would't be long! You love to find things to get into (like the TRASH CAN!) and play with your brother and sister. You like to eat and will squeal when you see something you want! ha! You wave at everyone and can blow kisses, too! We love you so much and are looking forward to enjoying your first Christmas! (For this one focused picture, there are 20 more that are just a blurry baby on the go! ha!)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

12 Months


My dearest Baby Blue, 
You are one year old! I have no idea how that happened so so fast! But, here we are a year later and you are about the sweetest thing ever! You are still such a good baby! A few things you can do are: blow kisses, sign "more", sound like a: pig, dog, and lion, WALK really fast!, CLIMB, say Mama and Bama, and give the best open mouth kisses. You like to #eatallthethings! Especially pouches, bread, yogurt melts, puffs, bananas,  yogurt, and pasta. 
You're so good at playing independently and love cars, trucks, and balls just like your big brother! You like to throw the ball and roll the cars and make car sounds. (You also like to destroy the train tracks...) Recently, you have found a great love for riding the golf cart with Tay-Tay. If you see it or even if she just comes over and you think it's outside, you point and say "uh, uh, uh" to ride it! ha! You never are still long. You're a boy on the run! You are still nursing for now but I think we'll be moving to a cup soon. A haircut is also on the horizon! ;) You slept through the night for the first time when you were 1 year and 1 day old! ha! Something magical about the birthday. Hallelujah. You love to play outside and sit on the toy tractor and four wheeler. We think it's hilarious when you do funny stuff like shake your head really fast, play peek a boo with any clothes you find, check the acoustics of a room, and dance as soon as any music comes on! 
Mrs. Lisa thinks you're a baby model, but I tell her that photo shoots are not your favorite. ha! But youvare beautiful, though. You're so tall and just today we said how you don't look and feel like a baby anymore. :( I'll post your stats after we go to the doctor for your check up. We love you to pieces, Baby Blue! Pate loves to kiss you and say, "I wuv you oh much Baby Boo!" Alabama loves to pick you up and I tell her to put you down and her response always is, "But I just love him so much!" :) We know God has great plans for your life and our prayer is that you'll serve Him all your days! We are incredibly blessed to have you and wouldn't trade a single one of these 365 days and can't wait for the many more to come! xoxoxo, Mama

Here's a fun compilation of your monthly photos! :)