May 25, 2017
His eyes how they twinkle! I love this picture. It was taken before his brothers and sister were awake, dad was already at work and it was just the two of us, chatting over ginormous donuts. He is still the kindest boy I know. We have our rough patches like every 7 year old does but they are few and usually followed up with a hug and an I'm sorry. He still randomly comes up and says 'I love you mom.' It is the best. I love you Jackson Arthur Farris!
Jackson's 7 year old Favorites!TV Show - Paradise Run - Game Show, Crashletes, and anything that is on the tv ( appreciates a good show like his daddy)
Song - Queen's Greatest Hits, specifically Don't Stop Me Now
Foods - Donuts, cereal, chicken sandwich, nachos, pb&j, pizza, Jersey Mike's turkey wrap (appreciates the good carbs like his mama)
Candy - chocolateToy - trampoline, wiffle balls & bat, basketball
Book - Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and lots of chapter books! We have a reader!
Activity - basketball, baseball, football, playing pokemon, 'tech time', cheering on Tarheels
We celebrated with dinner at Kanki! And guess who was there, just eating and loving Kanki, all by himself, the man - Theo Pinson! He is also a regular at Jersey Mike's. Pretty much making him my most favorite player and my soul mate. I had to use the birthday boy as an excuse for a picture. And then I told him we named our 3rd son after him. Too much?
May 23, 2017
Still celebrating over here. Jackson turns seven tomorrow! Seven?! Sounds so old. He is old and smart and sweet and goofy and the best big brother you could ask for. He had a flag football party on Saturday. We won an 'I9 Sports Party' through the school's silent auction. It was awesome. I wasn't that excited about wrangling a bunch of wild boys, but I didn't have to do a thing. Woohoo. Everyone played and had a good time AND the bday boy caught a touchdown pass to finish it off. In between that was a preschool carnival, some baseball and even had a few adults gatherings, they included Miss Winnie, the star. This was all on top of a busy daddy prepping for a brand new Jersey Mike's store opening tomorrow in Hillsborough! I could celebrate a serious nap right about now.
Hut, hut hike. Theo was definitely the secret weapon. He can keep up, no special treatment is needed.
Happy Birthday my boy!
Go Dodgers! Finished out the season undefeated.
Baby in a bar!
And why we are late to everything, all the time. I thought Theo was already in the car ready to roll out to church. Think again.
Shameless plug! Come see this little lady at the newest Jersey Mike's in Hillsborough, 115 Oakdale Drive.
May 21, 2017
Mr. Theo is officially 3 years old. He is every bit of three, along with being a new big brother, whew, boy does not slow down. He sure does love it though. And we love him more than he will ever know.
It's MY birfday. I gon eat one, two, free donuts!
Dadddyyyy! His favorite.
All dressed up and ready for his last day of pre-school in his bright orange pineapple bathing suit and little baller shirt. Whatever dude, it is your birthday.
Theo's 3 year old Favorites!TV Show - Paw Patrol, Team Umizoomi, and the movie Elf (He knows how to put it in the dvd player and likes to have it playing in the background at all times...)
Song - Happy Birthday to You!, Oh my darlin' oh my darlin', Queen's Greatest Hits (boy still loves to sing!)Foods - Magic Stars Cereal, pb&j, donuts, pizza, watermelon, ice cream
Candy - gum, sucker, m&msToy - baseball, football, basketball, scooter, water balloons, horsesBook - Holiday books, Dinosaur Football Activity - Shoot and dribble basketball, hit baseball, ride his scooter, jump on the trampoline, climb trees, run from his mom.
May 19, 2017
Yesterday was a big day!
Nash graduated pre-school. This has been the best year for my 'little' boy. He has learned so much and loved every minute of it. He will miss pre-school, his teachers (TAT!) and friends but I have no doubt this boy is ready for kindergarten!
Super-duper proud mom and dad. His program was fantastic and he was appropriately awarded the word 'humility.' I love the way he recognizes and praises others. He is the sweetest soul, some days it is just buried deep in there. :)
Birthday boy! We celebrated Theo with baseball cupcakes at the park with our neighbors. He loves to celebrate any birthday and thankfully cake at the park will still do just fine for this guy.
His BFF - sweet cousin Brooklyn. They find each other hilarious, I hope it stays this way forever. Brooklyn has a big job on her hands, keeping her cousin straight.
A big game for the Angels! This team has gotten SO much better throughout the season. For real, we had some bad news bears going on at the beginning. They are going to the Championship on Monday! (ok, only 4 teams in their division...but still) I love to watch Jackson play. He is the perfect amount of serious and goofiness.
Post late game we had a little party to celebrate the season. This picture trips me out- so dirty, so tired, so hungry, such a goober.
And my girl. She was toted from one place to another. Eating and napping and burping and pooting in the car and keeping her mama company. Like a boss. A pretty one.
May 16, 2017
Our baby girl measures up just like our baby boys did, big. She had her 1 month appointment yesterday and checked out just perfect. She is 22.44 inches long and 11lbs. 12oz. putting her in the 95% for both. Her head is in the 99%, no shocker there. I had to look back at Jackson, Nash, and Theo at 1 month. Hooray for this 'baby book!'
Big Winnie Style
Watch out boys, I am coming for you. And as serious as ever about it.
May 15, 2017
Happy Mother's Day to all you mama's out there! This job is the best, but it is no joke. Thankfully I learn from the best! I was celebrated with lots of hilariously sweet home-made cards and pancakes. And then you know what happened? I was folding the boys laundry and ALL OF THE SOCKS MATCHED UP WITH NO EXTRAS! It was truly a mom's day miracle. Bless.
Super thankful for Grandmama for raising this boy. And continuing to help raise us all!
She is the best. Really, we talk every day and she promises me I am doing a good job and she sneak sweeps my floors because it drives her crazy.
I can't believe I have FOUR babies. Thank you God for this blessing. May they know just how much I love them (enough to post this picture, woof) and grow up happy and content and loving Jesus.
May 13, 2017
Winnie is 1 month! She enjoys milk, naps, diaper changes, poots and getting clobbered with kisses. Well, that is what we tell ourselves. She wasn't up for smiling during her 1 month photo shoot, no matter how many people got in her face!
We get outside every afternoon no matter the weather, because brothers. They cannot be contained. I even figured out this pretty wrap baby carrier thing. Such a cool mom.
Practicing baseball. Every day we do. This guy also enjoys reading and scored really high on his reading assessment for first grade. He gets it from his... dad. But his mama sure is proud! Ironically it takes him about 3 hours to do the tiniest bit of reading homework. Working on our writing and attention span.
Last week of preschool for this guy. I am so proud of Nash! This guy has come a long long way and is an awesome helper around the house. Thank you Jesus.
And by helper, Nash is usually cleaning up or running from this guy. Oh Theo, you are almost three and you are every bit of an almost 3 year old who has to keep up with his big brothers. You happily oblige to be the monster or bad guy and chase the neighbors - a role you play well.