Thursday, April 22, 2010

From the Mouths of Babes...

(A little bit of background: Brock had been gone working in Tulsa all week and the boys and I were driving to meet him in Claremore. However they did not know this, because I feel it is easier to supply them with as little details as possible, that way if things don't work out then they are not disappointed and I don't have to deal with the aftermath, but if things do work out then they are surprised and everyone is very happy...this is my policy on many events (i.e. birthday party invites, going to see grandparents, when daddy will be home from work, etc.) You call it controlling...I call it just smart thinkin'!!)

Anyway, this is the conversation that Tytus and I had in the car:
T: "Do we have to go live with Jesus in Heaven?"
Me: "Well, if we believe Jesus is God's son and died on the cross for us then when we die we GET to go live with him in Heaven."
T: "I don't think I want to do that."
Me: " Well, Daddy and Mommy will be there and lots of other people that you love."
T: (pause, thinking) "Well, I just want us to all stay at home together."

Broke my heart...he is having a very difficult time with Daddy being gone and us moving. Surely we won't scar him for life!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday Triumphs (on Wednesday)!

Beau had surgery yesterday...bilateral myringotomy with adnoidectomy to be exact (a.k.a. tubes in both ears and adnoids removed). All went well, he was quite a little trooper! He was very brave, in fact, when I told him we were going to see Dr. Vaidya and that he was going to fix his ears and throat he said, "Yeah, but I'm not gonna cry!" and he really didn't!! He cried for a couple of minutes as he was coming out of anesthesia, but once he was in Mommy's lap, with blankie, Teddy, and his favorite cup in hand he was fine. Yesterday evening and in the night he was pretty fussy, but he has been back to his playful self today!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Flashback Friday!

In the midst of all the "house" talk at our house, house plans, building a house, house for rent, house, house, house (after you type it so many times it starts to look funny, am I spelling it right?!) I decided to post a picture of the very FIRST house!

Brock bought this house when we were dating and gutted it and remodeled it. It was quite a project, but it turned out great. We lived there for a little over a year before building our next home. We had some great times in that house. We loved our neighbors, the Thomas family and the Banks family, and still keep in touch with them. Sometimes when we are in Tulsa we will do a quick drive-by just to see what's happening on 73rd Street South!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Beau!!!

Look at that face! Those big blue eyes! That ornery grin! You've got something on your mind and we can bet that whatever you are about to do will have us smiling and shaking our heads!!

You are THREE years old now, Beau-Beau Show...such a BIG BOY! and you are ALL BOY!

A few fun facts: You love all things Superhero! YOU ARE SPIDERMAN!! Probably close to 50 times a day you can be heard shouting, "OVERDRIVE...ACCELERATE" (which is some kind of Power Rangers battle cry that Parker taught you), followed by a jump off the couch, a roll on the floor, a kick and a punch..."killed 'em, Bad Guys are dead!" You are really into heavy equipment, cars, monster trucks, and you already show signs of making some of the most realistic sound effects I've ever heard. You LOVE school and you are very know all of your letters and sounds, you can count to 15 and sometimes 20, you've got your shapes down pat, you are extremely good at coloring (and I'm not just saying that because I am your mom, your teachers agree!), your favorite color is purple, which leads me to...You are very CONFIDENT! You know what you like, what you don't like, what you want, and it is no secret what you are thinking most of the have no problem letting your daddy and I know exactly how you feel about things!!!

You love your brothers and you are not afraid to stick up for fact, I recently observed you push a five year old boy who was not treating Tytus fairly, and once you both had the upper hand, you together backed him away from the situation and then went along playing happily together! You adore Cash and are very helpful, however at times, he has already begun to annoy you by chewing on your toys and getting in your way! You are COMPLETELY ATTACHED to your blankie...which has taken on a persona of its drag HIM around the house, HE is the first thing you want when you are hurt or sad, HE sleeps with you, eats with you, and has even been found in the sandbox with you!

You weigh 34 pounds, wear size 4T cloths, you are NOT potty trained, but we are working on it. You LOVE PB&J and would eat it every meal if allowed. You still have NOT EVER eaten meat (which you promised you would do when you turned three, and suffered a great deal of anxiety on your birthday for fear that we would try to force you to eat a chicken nugget...bless your little heart!)

Buddy, I could go on forever about what a blessing you are to our family. Bottom line: YOU MAKE MY HEART SO FULL! You entertain me, you challenge me, you love me, you teach me, you make me earn my keep, you make me laugh, and sometimes you make me cry. Daddy, Tytus, Cash and I all love you and thank God for you, for in you I see are a little lion and a precious lamb!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


...Three BOYS In a Tub!!

{poor Cash...someday it will be payback time!}