Saturday, August 17, 2013

Conner is turning ONE!!!

When my Sister asked me if I would watch my nephews for a couple of days this Summer, my first thought was, I will have Conner (my soon to be one year old nephew)  all to myself and I can drag him around and take pictures of him.  We don't live close to each other so I don't get to see them very often.  My Sister wasn't even gone 1 hour and I was already taking pictures of this cute little guy.  As you can see by the first picture, he wasn't overly excited with my idea. 
He did try to escape but wasn't successful.  Look at those, "Please get me out of here" eyes. 

He finally warmed up to the idea and gave me a little smirk.
After we were done with the outside pictures, I decided to try and take some pictures inside.
My Sister had made Texan blankets for my Husband and son last year for Christmas so I laid one on the floor and draped the other one over the couch.  I still had the jersey that my now nine year old son had worn when he was little and it fit Conner perfectly.  He was a little natural.  I love that sweet smile of his. 

He liked the helmet, just not on his head.
I decided to give him a break for the night, but the next day we were up and at it again. Conner comes from a long line of aggies, so of course he had an aggie jersey in his overnight bag.  I just happen to have a board and some chalkboard paint and decided I would make a prop to go along with his pictures.  I didn't have any chalk so I had to resort to white crayon and it did the job.  I picked up some balloons from HEB and headed out to my favorite picture taking spot down the road. 
He was so good.  Look at this sweet little man. 

I couldn't let the opportunity to get pictures of his big brother pass me by and he was more than willing to pose with his baby brother. 


As soon as Corbyn picked Conner up, he went from my sweet smiling nephew to my not so happy nephew.   
Needless to say I snapped the picture for the fun of it and moved on. 

Here's Conner saying a little prayer.  I imagine he's praying that Corbyn doesn't try to hold him again :)

I guess Conner wanted Corbyn to take his glasses off and when he didn't, he took matters into his own hands. 

As you can see, the glasses came off and I got a big smile out of big brother. 
Happy First Birthday Little Man!
Aunt Jeri Loves You!!!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kinley's 3rd Birthday

Another year has come and gone and my Kinley is now three years old.  She is quite the little character and she makes me laugh on a daily basis.  Sometimes I wonder what really goes on inside that head of hers (like all parents do with their children) but I will say she is NOTHING like Colton and Bailey were.  Colton and Bailey were both sweet little ones that did what I told them, never said NO and definitely didn't tell me at the age of three to stop talking because I was getting on their nerves.

Kinley is quite the handful, but she's my handful and my hands are big enough to handle it (most days anyway)  So, with that being said, I would like to jot down a few things that she is doing at this age so I can look back years from now and be reminded of the things I've forgotten. 

She loves to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (instead of saying "How I wonder what you are, she says "I now wonder what you are) 

She says the craziest things and has such an imagination.  When she talks to me or anyone else for that matter, she talks like she's a cartoon Dora!   One day while riding in the car she turned and looked at Bailey and said, BAILEY, How many times do I have to tell ya...Leprechauns are just a figment of your IMAGINATION!!!!  We still haven't figured out where that one came from.

A couple of days later, she started telling us about a Monster that lives in the woods and likes to eat SMORES and HIS name is Pinkfoot!  I don't know where she is hearing this stuff. 

She knows all her shapes and colors, can count to 25 in English and 10 in Spanish, Sings her ABC's, but she REFUSES to use the potty and when I say REFUSES...I mean she is very adamant about it and flat out says NO!  I will not use the potty!!  I'm not sure what's up with that! 

Her favorite cartoons are:  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Paw Patrol, Tom & Jerry, Team Umizoomi and Bubble Guppies. 

Now for the pictures.  We didn't have a party this year so I decorated the kitchen so that when she woke up, she would have something special waiting for her. 

You see that Minnie Mouse there in the corner....well there's a story about that thing...I went to Party City to do a little birthday decoration shopping and when I saw this huge Minnie Mouse Balloon, I had to have it.  I also had to get some things at Target and maybe a couple of other places and by the time I got to HEB to pick up her cake, Minnie's head had exploded from the heat.  I was so UPSET, so I went into HEB to the floral/balloon dept. hoping they could patch her up for me, but they said they were not allowed to blow up balloons from other stores and the more I got to looking at it, the more I realized there was no patching this thing up.  As I fought back my tears.....yes TEARS....I know silly right?  I noticed a mickey mouse balloon already blown up and ready to go.  I asked the lady behind the counter if she had any Minnie Mouse heads and she said No so I began thinking of ways I could make this work.  I had to do something.  I didn't want to throw a perfectly good Minnie Mouse body away.  I grabbed the Mickey Mouse head, thought I will just draw on some eye lashes with a sharpie and proceeded to ask the sales lady if she could tape this Mickey Mouse head onto my Minnie Mouse Body.  She agreed....because she knew I was obviously desperate and off I went with my Mickey/Minnie balloon.  Kinley didn't even know the difference and was more than excited to have it.
My Baby girl with her Birthday pancakes.

I waited until the last minute to get a cake so I bought a Minnie Mouse toy that came with a bunch of accessories and luckily found a white cake at target that hat purple, yellow and pink designs.  I added the toy to the cake and I think it came together pretty nicely. 


 Kinley showing MawMaw how to play her game.
Greg sporting Kinley's sequence hat.
She was genuinely excited to get money from my Mom and Dad for her Birthday.
We took her to eat at her favorite place, Antler Café.

Another year has passed and my Baby is growing up way too fast.  She amazes me everyday and makes me Loud out Loud constantly.  We love you Kin Kin!!!!

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