In the morning while I get ready for work Kate and Brother Boy play in our room, usually on the bed. The other day as I put my makeup on I saw in the mirror that Kate had leaned down and put her head on Alex's chest. Then I heard her say; "Brother Boy, I can hear your heart burping".
Out of the mouths of babes!
It's been 5 years since we tied the knot. In a way I feel like it was just yesterday that we said "I do" but it also seems like I've known you for my whole life. In 5 years we've lived in 4 different homes and two different states, had two kids, met new friends, lost people we loved, experienced professional challenges, found our church family, grew deeper in our relationship with God, and laughed and loved through all of it! I love you as my husband but more than that I love you as the father of my children. I remember when a cute young couple lived next door to us when I was growing up and telling my mom how much fun I thought it would be to always have a friend to live with you. Now I am lucky enough to experience that first hand- and it is fun! Thanks for letting me be myself and for loving every part of me (even the part that folds the laundry and doesn't put it away).
Here's to many more!
Here's to many more!
This is because I know one day you will be grown and your little teenage hormones will take over and I want to remember this moment There is not a single day that goes by right now when you don't say, "Mommy, you are my best friend I ever met." I hope you will always feel this way. I think deep down you will. I already cringe when I think about those years where we may butt heads because I will want what's best for you and you may not understand that but for now I will savor these unbelievably precious moments. Because my mom is my best friend and always has been, I have great hope for our relationship. Because I can already see how big your heart is and how sweet your spirit is I know we will always be friends. Of course, being your mom is my first job I hope you will always hold me in as high regard as you do right now. Your my best friend I ever met too little bitty. Your three year old wisdom is remarkable and there is no one else on earth I'd rather hang out with!
You think pretty highly of your daddy too by the way. Yesterday in the car you asked me if Spiderman was a bad guy. I told you that no, he was a good guy even though he looks a little scary. I said, "he's a super hero". You replied quickly, "like daddy". Yes, daddy is a super hero isn't he?
I love you very much little friend!
Brudda Boy, you sure do love your bath. When I pour water over your head you start kicking your legs like crazy and laughing hysterically. It is one of my favorite times of the day. I hope you aren't mad at me one day for posting these tub pictures. That little chubby body is so dang cute!
|Kate is 3!!!|
|A table fit for a princess!|
|Bubble cupcakes made by Mae Mae|
|Make A Wish!|
|Minnie Pearl didn't want me to cut that tag off. I finally convinced her she could see better without it.|
Our sweet family and so many good friends came to celebrate Kate turning three!
|Best Buds: Annie, Kate and Lanier|
|Mr. Bob, Mrs. Ouise, and Charlotte|
Mr. Stephen, Mrs. Natalie and Emory
|Lanier (better known around our house as Banier)|
|A few of Alex's future girlfriends and their mama's (Emory not pictured)|
|Mrs. Jessica who deserves a post all her own.|
|Lila's not too sure about sharing her Daddy with Brudda Boy|
|Aunt Lulu and Lila Girl|
|Sweet Mrs. Deanie somehow ended up on present detail. She helped Kate open all her gifts.|
|Such a fun day!|
|Nana and Brudda Boy- check out those thighs!|
|All tuckered out!|