Thursday, October 28, 2010

court's halloween party at school

when i was a teacher, i remember planning and planning each and every holiday party wanting it to be so much fun for the kiddos. now, i don't have to worry about the planning part, just the fun part! rhett and i (and beckham of course) got to join court's class during their halloween party today. it was so cute watching court with his friends. he was VERY excited that daddy was at his school. he couldn't stop smiling! :)

my little cowboy dressed up like woody from toy story.

 most of court's class - notice court is looking at his daddy in both of these pics!

 eating a yummy cookie treat
 beckham thinks he's big enough for school - but momma says NOT YET! :) i have to enjoy him at home for another year at least (maybe more).
playing games with daddy. batman is court's good friend will.

 giving mrs. clay a hug and kiss (something he does EACH time).
giving mrs. hardin a hug and kiss too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

best sermon i've ever heard

i NEVER do this - post about something i want you to watch. but, this is worth it. rhett and i heard the BEST sermon we've ever heard yesterday at church. we have a GREAT speaking team at church and this speaker, jay utley, is spectacular. if you have time to watch, please do. it's on parenting - and the MOST important job we have - teaching our children about GOD and not taking that lightly. WOW is all i can say. have your tissues ready. i forgot my purse (with my tissues in it) and at one point, rhett was offering me his shirt..... :) it's really great - i promise. 

once you click on this link, click on worship: 10/24/2010
make sure you close this blog (or pause the music) so it doesn't interrupt. :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

11 is heaven!

where, oh where, has the time gone???? i just have NOT had enough baby time with this little one who is becoming bigger and bigger each and every day.
he is now 20.4 lbs and REALLY long. haven't measured him so i don't have an exact length! he is ALMOST walking! he will stand all by himself for a really long time, but wants to hold on to something to actually take a step. he is jabbering ALL THE TIME! if we could just understand him. we know exactly what he means when he is excited - which is pretty much any time he sees court, or daddy, or is having fun outside, etc. he is eating/drinking/sleeping like a champ still.  he's doing great with finger foods, but definitely still loves baby food as well. he loves to clap and dance when he hears mickey mouse clubhouse on the tv. he loves to play peek-a-boo while he's eating. he loves to give kisses. he loves to get tickled. he loves taking a bath. he loves playing outside in the sand. he loves pushing anything and everything. he loves to snuggle right before naptime or bedtime. he loves to "feel" things with 1 finger before he eats it or plays with it. he loves to wake up at 6:30 AM after 11 hours of sleep. he loves saying mamamamamamama and dadadadadadadada and a bunch of other jibberish.  he has 8 teeth.  he only has 1 more month of being a baby and i need to freeze this month in time. :(and he is 1 of 3 LOVES of my LIFE! i am blessed beyond measure. 

crawling into the cabinet to get "toys".

check out this post of when court was 11 months old - he had SO MUCH HAIR!! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

state fair of texas

pops and i took court to his 1st state fair of texas last friday. i hadn't been in YEARS - i think the last time i went was when rhett and i were dating. court had a BLAST!! the first thing we did was head straight to the "hands on the farm" exhibit and court got to be a farmer for the day. here he is feeding the chickens, milking the cows, planting seeds, and riding a tractor. then he got to "buy" a snack (doritos) which he chowed down on! as soon as he was done with that he wanted a corny dog because i had been telling him ALL about them. we made a pit-stop at the petting zoo to feed the animals first and then fed this hungry boy!!

 my picky boy didn't want the hot dog inside, so he just ate the outside! :)

 enjoying the fountains

 hangin' with big tex

one of the 3 rides court rode. here he is checking out the cute girl behind him.... :)
we had SO much fun and can't wait for beckham to join us next year!! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

pumpkin patch round 2

cade, tatum, and melissa joined us at the pumpkin patch last week. once we finally got there (after i took us on a long detour because i missed the turn), we had a blast! it was a little hard to get pics of the big boys because they did not stay still very long. they had to run through the pumpkin fields, bounce in the bounce house, climb the hay stack, drive the car, climb through the train, and eat!  
 pretty miss tatum sitting like a big girl!!

 cutie pie cade playing in the play house

 cousins climbing through the train

time to go home!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


we finally painted the playroom (with lots of help from nanny and grandad). rhett put together these shelves from ikea and we also have a magnetic wall by the stairs to put all of court's artwork that he brings home from school. we love this warm color. notice how clean and organized this looked the first night. hasn't looked the same since!! 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

my little punkins'

we found a GREAT pumpkin patch in argyle (thanks kerri) that has a real train and everything. the boys had SO much fun and we can't wait to go back next week with cade and tatum!!

 i DON'T want to go home and take a nap!!