May 31, 2017

Party Girl

Winnie stays partying.  We had a good friends 40th birthday party at He's Not Here this past weekend and Winnie just insisted on going.  I kid.  But I feel really bad leaving 3 wild boys with a baby-sitter and can't imagine throwing a baby in the mix just yet.  Plus she is a rockstar when hanging outside and the mamas (and dads!) were practically lining up to hold her next.  Works for me.  I wouldn't be surprised if 9 months from now a few more babies were born...
I breastfed my baby in the day light at He's Not.  I did not think of other things that would happen there in a few short hours. 
Hey ma.  This is pretty fun!  (Not again until you are 21 Miss Winnie.)

Photo Op!

May 29, 2017


The boys just asked if they could do another lemonade stand.  HA!  I reminded them of last weeks lemonade stand... the whiniest, loudest, fightiest, time outiest, shortest lemonade stand ever.  I think we will make cookies and eat them ourselves instead.  Also, notice Theo's toddler abs, milk does a body good.

May 25, 2017

Seven is heaven

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 - chocolate
Toy - 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

May Daze

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

He's 3!

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

Big Day!

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

1 month stats

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 JacksonNash, 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

Mother's Day!

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

1 month!

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.

May 10, 2017


Winnie Farris A Newborn Portrait Session by Amber Byrd Photography

I got this is in my Inbox this morning.  I can't stop watching.  If you are ever thinking about getting newborn pictures done, just do it!  Sorry about that boys.

May 8, 2017


This past Friday was Cinco de Mayo, so we put on our fancy clothes and thought about going to Friday's on the Front Porch. 

And then this happened (Theo rules this house).  The new FOFP - Friday on the Farris Porch.

If you can't beat em', join em'.  That is the old saying right?

Saturday was the Kentucky Derby.  We put on our best Derby attire and walked to our neighbors for bourbon and hotdogs.  Two of my faves.  Afterwards, Charlie and I ventured out to a concert with zero kids.  Our friend plays in the band Bombadil, so we went and heard them in Carrboro.  It was my first 2 hours without Winnie, I missed my girlfriend.

And Sunday was my mom, Tat-tat, SeƱora Winslow, baby holder, book reader, floor sweeper, sugar keeper's birthday!  We couldn't do it around here without her.  So we celebrated and let her hold all her grandkids... ;) 

May 5, 2017

boys & bows

What is life like with 4 kids, currently 6 and under?  I think Jim Gaffigan says it best, 'You want to know what it's like having a fourth kid?  Imagine you're drowning, then someone hands you a baby.' Thankfully she is the cute easy part.   
Theo, Winnie and I walked to the park.  Well he rode his tricycle, which I found on the side of the road, couldn't find him, tried to 'jog' (c-section people, not even supposed to work out yet) and catch up with him, no where to be seen, heard some workers yelling 'the pool is closed!'  Ahh ha, there he is, of course he is.  Yep, I took a picture, really WTF?  Zoom in to the locked gate, I still don't even know how he got in there?!

My older, wiser and calmish bigger bros.  I got to take just them to the dentist, no cavities, whoop whoop, so we went for ice cream, duh.  

Bows!  I am not sure how to put them on, embarrassing I know.  We are working on it though, because she is cute.  I am not a big bow mom, but maybe now I am atleast a little bow mom.

May 2, 2017

May Days

Lots of birthdays around here during the month of May.  First up, Grand-daddy!  Winnie took her first road trip to Wilson to celebrate with cousins, pizza, cake and milk.

Little card game going on with the boys.

Look at Grand-daddy's hair!

As if we didn't have enough baseball games to go to this week, they took me to see Farris play!  I did get to admire my sweet Auntie Em. 

May 1, 2017

Y Guides

We missed dad and Jackson this weekend!  They were on their first camping trip with Y Guides, and Charlie loved every minute of it.  He said he thought Jackson did too.  :)  We stayed busy around here and my parents came to help out when needed (like do all things, the entire time, thank-you Jesus).  Cheers to Monday, because the weekend is not so relaxing when you got chillins.

Aunt Nat & Uncle Zack took the boys to the Creekside Carnival.  I owe them.

Just a little Saturday morning bird watching in the nude with our 'oculars.'

I even made it out of the house in real clothes to supper club that was all the way across the street!  Missed my date but had a little lady that was ready to hang out all night.

Sweet Sunday Sugar.  Can't stop biting these cheeks.

Touch a Truck!  Best be the only time Nash is causing in a police car.

Feel sorry for these cousins bus driver in a few years. ;)

Looks way too old.  He is getting way too old.  Seven years old in a few weeks to be exact.

Sweetest boys.  Even sent me 2 whole pictures the ENTIRE weekend.