Thursday, November 29, 2007

Backyard Fun

Last night, we went one of Barrett's favorite parks, our neighbor's backyard.

The kids were having so much fun kicking all the leaves, that I ran to get the rake and make them a pile to jump in.

They had a blast!

Fisher wasn't too thrilled about the leaves, but he had fun watching them. He would clap every time they would jump in!

The Story of Jesus

I've mentioned before how much Barrett enjoys talking to Jesus, and now it's gone to a whole new level.

He now recognizes Jesus every time he sees him somewhere. Basically, any white man with a brown beard is Jesus. He loves pointing him out to everyone around.

The other night we were at a visitation service at a funeral home, and as the son-in-law was tearfully talking about his father-in-law, Barrett jumped up, pointed at the stained glass, and said, "Look Mommy, it's Jesus!" Luckily, he didn't yell and only the people right around us heard him. After that, we went outside to walk around for awhile.

After the service had ended, we went back in and Barrett wanted to look at Jesus. He asked a million questions about his appearance and insisted on giving him five because Jesus wanted him to. (Jesus' hands were spread open, so in Barrett's defense, it did look like he was waiting for a five.)

Since he has this obsession with Jesus (I hope he always does!), he is very interested in the Christmas story this year.

My Aunt Jeanne sent him two books about Christmas, and he was so excited.

After reading the books a few hundred times, I brought out the Little People nativity and we set it up together.

He loved setting up the scene and listening to me explain the story.

He also thought it was so neat that his books had all the same characters as the nativity set.

He's been playing with all of it constantly, and Fisher has even chewed on Joseph when he can get him.

Last night, NeeNee the neighbor was over, and something happened that just melted my heart.

As I watched, Barrett told her the story of Jesus' birth. After he was finished explaining who all the people were and why they were there, he told her, "that baby growed up to be a big boy that loves me."

Friday, November 23, 2007

My Favorite Jammies

When Barrett was about 7 months old, I bought him the pajamas that have been my favorite, and since my kid doesn't grow fast at all, he was able to wear them up until a few months ago.

I was so sad when it was time to put them away (even though he wore them for 17+ months) not just because he would never wear them again, but because they were too stained and worn for Fisher to get them as a "hand me down".

Now, for a complete change of subject that will make sense in a minute.

Since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I wanted to list ten things I am thankful for:

1. God

2. My family- ALL of them, even the ones I want to disown at times

3. Having a group of friends that are amazing Christian women to go through motherhood with

4. Being born and raised America

5. Being lucky enough to be a stay at home mom

6. My friend Dawn - not just because she was able to bring her baby, Ben, home from the hospital this week, but because she is THE most inspirational Christian woman I have ever met. (Read her blog from the past two months if you need a little inspiration!)

7. Target's dollar bins

8. Tylenol & antibiotics for kids- I don't know what people did to get through ear infections in the olden days! :)

9. Cold fronts

10. Outlet stores

#10 on my list is where this whole blog ties together.

If it wasn't for the Gap outlet, I would never have been able to have these picture of my favorite jammies:

I literally danced in the store when I found them!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Serenading Fisher

I haven't put a video on in a while, so here is one from about a month ago. Barrett loves to sing songs, and here he is singing his current favorite.

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Monday, November 19, 2007


I don't know why I haven't blogged lately. I just haven't been able to sit at the computer for any length of time to type anything. So, sorry if you've been checking the blog only to be disappointed.

So, as I sit here holding Fisher who is less than happy, I'll try to give you a brief update.

- Fisher now has 7 teeth. He has the two top and bottom middle ones like a normal kid, but the other three are all on the left side, two on the top and one on the bottom. Hopefully, the right ones will appear, but right now we're enjoying his crooked smile.

- Fisher is apparently left handed. He favors his left hand when grabbing, pinching, and feeding himself. Since I am left handed in everything except writing, I think it's neat. Doug claims it's hard to teach a lefty to shoot. I would be fine if Fisher never shot a gun.

- Fisher's doctor is a little concerned about his left eye. It seems to be a little lazy. She said we'll look at it at his one year visit and decide if he needs to see an eye doctor.

- What is up with his left side?????

- Barrett talks ALL the time. I couldn't even begin to list his vocabulary. See Webster's dictionary if you're interested.

- Barrett has always been a ladies man, but he has taken it to a whole new level. On the playground at church there is a plastic tree thing the kids play in. Barrett's teachers for Mother's Day Out, MOPS, and the church nursery have all noticed that he likes to be in there with the girls. He has been seen on many occasions kissing them in there. They are about to redo the playground and the teachers are all joking about what Barrett will do when the kissing tree disappears.

- Barrett has two little girls he loves playing with more than any others in class, Abby and Chloe. I hear about them all the time. While he does kiss them daily, his new interest is Elizabeth. She's the cutest little thing, but there is a problem. She is one of our pastor's daughters, and Mike is feeling a little threatened by Barrett. Barrett told Mike that he loves Elizabeth, and Mike warned him that he was watching him. Barrett of course was oblivious to the threats and ran in class to hug Elizabeth.

- Fisher is all over the place. He can crawl at an amazing speed. Barrett at times loves his brother's ability to move and at other times, he hates it.

I realize that was as run through random things, but that's all I have in me right now.

Ugh, Barrett just woke up and wanting out of his room, so I am off to watch Barney, Dora, Mickey Mouse, Clifford, or Tom and Jerry!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Did He Just Say That?

Barrett ate more for lunch today than he ever has.

We drove through Chick-Fil-A and got him his "chicken-bawk-bawk" and fruit, and before we were home, he had already eaten three nuggets.

Once we got home, he ate the other nugget and all of his fruit. He then asked for peanut butter crackers.

Half way through his first cracker, he obviously was trying to poop.

I asked if he needed to go poop on the potty, but he said no.

I told him that I was pretty sure he was pooping, but he said he wasn't.

I then could smell that he had pooped, so I again asked if he was pooping.

His response to my persistence, "No Mommy, I am not pooping, I am making room for more food."

He did end up eating all the peanut butter crackers, so I guess he really was making room.

He just cracks me up!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Trick or Treat

Both boys seemed to really enjoy Halloween last night.

Nana came over early to help convince Barrett that he needed to eat dinner. After he ate one nugget, she gave him his Halloween present. He has been begging me for this ball at Kroger for about a month, so without even knowing it, Nana made him REALLY happy.

Barrett was really excited to put on his costume. He was roaring the whole time.

Fisher was a little less than thrilled with the costume, but he was a trooper. I don't think he really wanted to sit still for pictures. I think he just couldn't move. :)

Both boys seemed more excited about how silly the other one looked. They kept looking at each other and smiling.

After we took a few pictures, Barrett was ready to get candy. The kids on the street were all waiting until later to go as a group, so we let Barrett go to one house. My neighbor, Laura, dressed up as the witch from Wizard of Oz and was sitting in her driveway with a cauldron of candy. Barrett wasn't too sure about her, but once she handed him candy, the witch wasn't so scary anymore.

We only went to a few houses when Barrett said he was ready to go to his house. He was ready to get out of his costume because he was hot, but he was also ready to eat some candy. So, we took a couple more pictures at the spider in the front yard, and then we headed in.

Barrett and Nana sat on the floor looking through his candy. Barrett would get her to open a piece for him, and as he ate that piece, he was looking for what he would eat next. I'm not sure how much he ate, but I know he was loving his Nana!

Barrett also loved seeing the big kids come to the door for candy, and he at first thought he was going to give them his candy. I was surprised that he was ok with that, but he did seem pretty happy that I had different candy for them.

I'm pretty sure Barrett loved Halloween, but I know he over candied himself. He had opened a lollipop when Doug said it was bath time. Barrett ran to the trash can, dropped the sucker in, and ran past me while saying, "Yea, I take a bath, I throwed my candy in the trash." Normally, he would NEVER throw away a sucker.

As we were sitting on the couch last night right before bedtime, Barrett was telling Doug and I all about Halloween. He told us how he wore a lion costume and Fisher was a duck. He talked about the other kids and getting candy from the witch. He got all excited telling about the big kids at the door. He also added in how he shot two coyotes in the living room? (He's had quite the imagination lately.)

He went to bed last night with a huge smile on his face. So, I know some people think Halloween is bad and evil, but they obviously haven't seen it from my little angel's perspective.