Tuesday, February 17, 2009

big boy hair cut

court got his 1st BIG BOY haircut yesterday. it just made me SO SAD. i want him to still look like a baby, and he's starting to look like a little boy. i really miss those long blonde locks and little curls at the bottom. but, lets face it, it was getting a bit shaggy! his bangs were down to his nose! so, we took the plunge. let's just say it started out great..... that is..... until the hairdresser sprayed his hair down. what WAS she thinking?!?!?

PRE-haircut. started out great in the cool car, with the paci, watching elmo......

OH NO! what are ya'll doing to me?!??!?

mom - please make it stop!!!!!!

dad.... i can't take it anymore!!!

all smiles now with the BIG BOY DO!

Friday, February 13, 2009


well, we've had the stomach flu around the patterson house this week. court came down with it sunday night, i got it tuesday night, and we really thought it had skipped over rhett. rhett stayed home wed. and thurs. to help with court since i was sick and about passed out changing his diaper one day. court still can't keep much down and rhett went to work for all of 1 hour this morning. then he called and said he was coming home because he had gotten sick at work! needless to say, our valentine's plans are postponed til who knows when. i've got my 2 favorite valentine's here with me anyway so it will be a fun weekend once they are all better.  i'm gonna go take care of my boys now.... hopefully it will end soon!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

yeeee haw!!

one of the great things about living in fort worth is the stock show and rodeo each year. since i am outnumbered in this household, i do have to do my fair share of manly events. but, i do love a good rodeo every once in a while. rhett and i took court to his first stock show and rodeo on saturday  afternoon. he LOVED being entertained by the tractors, horses, cows, smells, etc. he even got his very 1st cowboy hat which i must say looks pretty darn cute on him!! i really can't wait until next year when he will really love going and watching all of the cowboys in action. i'm pretty sure i'll have a little cowboy on my hands in the near future if he is anything like his daddy!!

pretty big tire!!!

first "real" tractor ride

baby cow giving court a good slobbery lick

1st cowboy hat

fam at the stockshow

family play date

play dates are SO much fun!! last friday, melissa & cade, and my cousin lindsey and her 2 boys: bo and walker came over for a play date. the moms were definitely outnumbered by all the boys!! they were so cute to watch. court just loved watching bo and walker play with his toys and really didn't even mind when bo started playing cars on his head! he just thought it was the best thing ever. the mommies got some good chatting done which is always needed. can't wait for more play dates! 

the boys

precious bo - could you just eat him up?!?!
court watching the "pro"

cade is telling cousin lindsey "all about it"

i think court is finally figuring out that cade is so much fun to play with. one thing court loves to do is squeeze anyone's nose because most of them "honk" back at him. he was trying to see if cade's nose made the same noise. guess we need to stop that, huh?!?!

picture time! ummmm.... that's court's new favorite thing: sticking the tongue out at ALL times. 

Saturday, February 7, 2009

been there, done that

i was tagged to participate in this...What Have You Done?...questionnaire. it was neat to go through the list and realize just how much I've seen and done over the years - and what I still need to do!

i tag Ginny, Melissa G., and Rachel to participate, just copy and paste in your blog girls and bold all of the things you have done. it's kind of fun!!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor

6. Given to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Drank an entire Sonic Route 66 by yourself

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping - so not a great story like some of you think. :) When I was probably in elementary school at a friends house with no swimsuit, all of us girls just jumped in in our birthday suit late at night. Sorry no juicy details here!

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Traced your family tree at least 4 generations

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Learned a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Swam with a dolphin

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been IN a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Cut your own hair

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Driven a stick shift

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (ok - i killed a deer BUT did not even attempt to prepare it because i was hysterically crying!)

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Read an entire series of books by one author

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Seen the Pacific Ocean

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person

101. Learned to play an instrument