Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mud anyone???

Over the weekend my littlest got to play in the mud for his first time. HE LOVED IT!!
Ripken along with his big brother Gibson was having a ball in this little mud hole they found in our yard. Here's a few pictures.

Friday, September 30, 2011

5 Questions for Friday...

1. Do you apologize to your kids if you're wrong?
When I make a mistake yes I apologize. Doesn't that show a child something to admit when you are wrong....It's okay to say I'm sorry I was wrong.

2. Do you have a class ring, Letterman's jacket, or similar obscenely priced high school "must have"?

Yes, I have a class ring that I still occasionally wear. I also have a school coat...stuff away in my parents closet. Surprised my Mom hasn't told me to take it to my house.

3. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?

I am happy with where my life is right now. I have a wonderful husband and 5 awesome kids. If I went back in time to stay a certain age, I wouldn't be the person I am today or have the blessing of my family.

4. What is your favorite (unused) baby name?

We didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl with any of our pregnancies. With our last baby we had a boy name picked out but me and my husband couldn't agree on a girl first name. On the way to the hospital I told my husband that we had to have a baby girl name just in case the baby was a we brain stormed on the way to the hospital on girl names. It helped take my mind off the contractions. We came up with 2 girl names: Wrigley Grace or Warner Ivy I was happy with either one of those names....they were different and cute.

5. If you could make your child like something what would it be?

I don't want to make my kids like something that they don't want to. I feel that they need to make opinions for themselves and figure out what works for them. I do wish that they could like each other....LOL We have 5 kids and they tend to argue and fight a bit but that is part of childhood. I'm sure as they grow up they will become best buds.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

11 Months Old

Just doesn't seem possible that my little guy could be 11 months old. He is pulling up, walking around stuff but has yet to let go and take that first step. I know that the first step isn't too far away. He is saying dadda, momma (he has been saying those for a few months), byebye, baby and makes tons of other noises. His big brothers and sisters just adore him. Here are a few pictures of my 11 month old baby boy. He will always be my baby....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I stole this from 2 Dogs, 2 Kids and Us blog.....

In the Parenting magazine, they have a monthly article that asks a famous dad a few questions. I thought it would be fun to take the questions and answer them myself. Here goes:

Describe your parenting style in one word: Grateful

Favorite TV family of all time (real or fictional): The Cosby' to love that family. Who wouldn't love to have a Dad that is just that crazy?

Last meal you made your family: BBQ pork chops, corn on the cob, and stuffing out of a box.

Craziest thing you've done while sleep-deprived: I'm sleep deprived every I'm going on about 3 hours of sleep. Does calling your children every one of the other kids names but their own count?

Favorite subject in school: MATH....Loved all those #'s. Maybe that is why I do accounting work now....still work with LOTS of #'s.

Behavorial/physical trait you hope your children don't inherit from you: my eye sight. I wore glass from the age of 8 until about 10 years ago when I had laser surgery....That was the best money I spent. I hope that all 5 of our kids get their daddy's eye sight. 20/20

Song that best describes your parenting experiences: It Won't Be Like This For Long by Darius Rucker

Last lost toy/object you helped your child find: my 5 years olds wallet.

Best piece of parenting advice you ever got: Enjoy your children, play with them, the laundry, dishes, dusting, etc will all wait but your children won't....they grow way too fast!

First word that pops into your head when we say "mom": BLESSED

There are other mommy bloggers out there, how would you answer these questions?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stole this from We May Not Have It all Together....
Hope you enjoy the ABC's of ME!!! =)

A – Age: 40
B – Bed size: Queen
C – Chore you dislike: Dusting
D – Dogs: Coon hounds
E – Essential start to your day: Cherry Coke
F – Favorite color: Red
G – Gold or silver: Gold
H – Height: 5’4"
I – Instruments you play(ed): None - took piano lessons but still can't play
J – Junk Food: Chips
K – Kids: Kylee (11), Nolan (10), Gibson (5), Blanche (4) and Ripken (10 months)
L – Live: Missouri
M – Mom’s name: Sharon
N – Nicknames: Joyce Kay and Dirty Sally
O – Overnight hospital stays: My baby's births
P – Pet peeves: taking clothes off inside out with the undies still in the pants.
Q – Quote from a movie: "You Had Me From Hello." Jerry McGuire
R – Righty or lefty: Right
S – Siblings: a brother
T – Time you wake up: 6 am
U – Underwear: bikini
V – Vegetables you don’t like: onion
W – What makes you run late: KIDS!!!
X – X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, leg, arm
Y – Yummy food you make: Cheesecake
Z – Zoo animal favorites: Monkeys

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Good Morning.....FINALLY

After days and days of a little boy telling me that he is not going to school, me dragging him out of bed, dragging him into the Tahoe, buckling him up in his seat and hoping he isn't unbuckled and out of the Tahoe before I get myself buckled up and out of the garage, dragging him out of the Tahoe once we get to school, dragging him down the hall way to his class room only to have 2 teachers peel him off of me (believe me I have had a work out every week day morning since August 18th) yesterday FINALLY my little kindergartner walked right up to the bus, went up the stairs and didn't even look back. WHEW WEEE.....I am happy that my big kindergartner finally made that BIG step to go to school without all the extra work to get him there from me. But at the same time...I am a little sad because this is just another step in this once baby boy of mine growing up. Although he has told me that he would always give me hugs and kisses no matter how big he got....awwww! Oh, I did get a hug and kiss before he walked towards that big yellow bus. Here's a couple of pictures of the kids waiting for the bus. Only 3 of the kids ride the bus.

Blanche (the 4 year old) goes to preschool but I have to take her every day and then Ripken, my baby boy who is already 10 months old well he gets to spend his days at Grandma & Grandpa Pyatt's house. No better babysitter than grandparents. I'm sure he is getting spoiled rotten, especially since he is the only one with Grandma & Grandpa all day....but hey isn't that what a grandparents job is???? Hope that everyone is having a good day and that their little school kids are going to school with out putting up a fight like my boy has been since the 18th of August.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New School Year

We officially began the first day of school today. I now have 2 kids in middle school, a kindergarten boy and a preschool girl. 3 of those 4 children were ready to tackle the first day of school. My Kindergarten boy......well he WAS NOT at all ready to go to school. He did really well at home, before we left the house. He let me take pictures and was in a good mood.

We first dropped the 2 middle school kids off. They are way too big (so they think) to have Dad & Mom walking them to their home room class or taking any pictures of them at school in front of friends. So, I only have the few pictures of them taken prior to loading up and heading to school. We then drove to the elementary school to take our big Kindergarten (I am NOT going to school) boy. My husband, preschool daughter and I walked him to his classroom. The teacher gave him a name tag, he took it off and threw it on the floor. I gave him a kiss told him to have a good day and walked away. I left my husband there to be the bad guy.

My preschooler and I went to the front of the school and waited. We waited and preschool told me that her brother was going to make her late for school. So, I had one the teachers go down and tell my husband that I was going to take Blanche on to her school. Blanche went in to preschool like a big girl all ready to start her new adventures. She acted so big. She let me take pictures of her. She likes the camera, plus she is still young enough that she doesn't mind mommy taking pictures of her.

I was about to leave and go back to pick my husband up across the road but he was standing outside the door. He told me that leaving Gibson was not good. He left Gibson with the principal holding him in his classroom. I'm sad that we had to leaving him on his first day being so sad and probably scared of his new big school, but he has to go to school. I called the school later to see how he was doing.....they said he was sitting at his desk doing just fine. I hope that his day gets better. Can't wait to hear about the kids day later tonight. Hope you enjoy the pictures.