Tub Time

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's Bubble Birthday Party- The Pictures

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!


Weekend Camera Phone Recap

Brudda Boy helping out with the laundry

Even princesses have to do the dishes.


Brudda Boy

Baptism 2.20.2011
That's the name you go by around our house. Daddy is a little worried that it might stick. I'm sad that it probably won't. I didn't want to go another day without getting your mug on the blog. Little man, you have got me so unbelievably wrapped around your finger right now that I don't know if I'll ever get undone. I mean, I.AM.OBSESSED. Don't get me wrong, I adore Sister Girl but this is a whole new kinda love. I'm sure it has something to do with you being my second baby. I'm so much more relaxed with you and I'm also trying hard to soak up every moment with you in this stage. I certainly know how fast it goes. You are so easy. You really might be the most laid back, chilled out little guy I have ever known. There are days that will go by that I don't hear you really get cranky and cry. You have a gummy little smile that could melt me. You are tipping the scales at 18 lbs. which seems quite remarkable. Each thigh easily makes up for 5 of those pounds. Your sister is your biggest fan. She adores you and I'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual. Sometimes we tell her to back up and give you some space but I'm pretty sure you like her there. You have discovered her hair and like to pull it. She laughs when you do and I'm certain that will change with time. I still see little boy things and have to remind myself that I will get to have those things. I was so shocked that you were a boy, I think I am still getting used to it. I am certain that you are just the one I wanted though and just the one I was supposed to get.


In Her Words...

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man;
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Roll it and pat it and BREAK IT IN THE KNEE;
Put it in the oven for baby and me!



Dear Kate,
You are three.years.old. I know it sounds cliche to talk about how lightening fast the last three years have flown by but it is true. When I told you that I didn't want you to have a birthday because I wanted you to always stay my baby you said, "but mommy I NEED to be three". You are funny little girl. Your vocabulary is amazing and sometimes I feel like I am having a conversation with a teenager. You are dramatic and girly in every sense of the word. This birthday meant lots of dress up clothes and princess things and you couldn't have been happier. If I could stop time I think I just might. Not that I don't want to see what the future has in store for you but because in this moment you tell me often that "we are the best of friends" and all the time say, "Mommy, I love you soo much". You love your brother more than anything in this world and have been so sweet to him. Sometimes, I can't even remember that he hasn't always been here. You never missed a beat when we brought him home and you have been a big help! I love the way he looks at you. You make him smile like no one else can. He is your 'Brudda Boy'! You are sassy for sure and certainly know how to negotiate. I told you this morning you might could be a lawyer and you said "that's a good idea". You test me more than anyone but when you snuggle up next to me on the sofa there is no where else on earth I would rather be. So, Happy Birthday my three year old child. I am so proud to be your mommy. You are certainly one of my two finest accomplishments!

Bubble Birthday pictures to come...