Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Zoo & Celebration City Weekend

This past weekend's weather was so nice that we took advantage of it and took the kids to the Springfield Zoo and Celebration City. Wyatt had a spectacular time at both places. He especially had a good time at Celebration City since he is now tall (and old enough) to ride on some of the big kid rides (with a parent or adult). I was glad Pat and Emily was able to take Wyatt on some of them since I don't do well on them. The spinning just gets me a wee bit dizzy (sick). :O)






















































































































There are more pictures we took on the side bar.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Patti's Bridal Shower




















Here are a few pictures from Patti's Bridal Shower. We look forward to her being an official family member on June 14th when her and Burl (R-o-b-e-r-t) get hitched. There are more pictures on my video bar.




















We love you Patti
Natty, Shelly, Brandi, Patti, Paula & Paula

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fun Night with Emily

A few weeks ago.......Emily invited us to go to her school for a little fun.





















Wyatt and Emily getting ready to bounce.




















THey had fun for about 2 minutes.....then....

Wyatt removed the contents of his tummy

yeah, but that didn't stop him from playing on

the other inflateables. I stood guard and

shewed away kids telling them this one wasn't open

yet, but to come back soon while the guy went and

got some 'cleaning' supplies. I apologized 1,000 times!





































These inflateables were bigger than they look in these pictures
or are kids are just small? It took Wyatt a while to make it over the top.




















He finally made it!





















Emily and Wyatt had a sword fight.





















We got tattoo's



















































And got to play on the playground

Paula Jean was with us, we borrowed her camera for all the pictures....I don't know how she escaped getting her picture taken. Thank you Paula Jean! and Emily! We had a great time!

Baby Wyatt

Here are some oldies but goodies









A month before Wyatt was born








First time I held Wyatt









First time Emily held Wyatt











His first Halloween








Another Halloween Hat






1st time in a high chair








First Winter








All tuckered out....








First time in the Lake








And who can remember when Rusty was just a little puppy? Isn't he so CUTE?

ANYWAY by Mother Teresa

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Be good anyway.
Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People need help but will attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Friday, May 9, 2008

New Bike

I bet you'll never guess what Wyatt got last night? Ok, the title and pictures might give you a clue :O) I let him pick out his new bike and helmet.
When we were at the store, I was looking at the bikes and he kept saying, I need a helmet first mama approximately 300 times (well maybe not that many, but enough to be a little annoying). What a shocker, he picked out LIGHTENING MCQUEEN, I only wish they would have had a larger variety of his size bikes, it was either this one, Spiderman (which I talked him out of, it was $30+ more!) and Tonka, which just did not go with his red helmet (ok, to him he would not care it didn't match, but his mama needed it to match somewhat).

I hadn't planned on getting anything but his new bike when we went to the store, but we were there, and of course I needed a few things....so Wyatt wore his helmet (yes still in the hard plastic wrapper, but able to keep it on his head) and road his bike throughout the store (Wal-Mart). Well let me explain, he didn't really ride it, more as to he straddled it and walked along with it, waddling along. He always wanted to be first and was so polite, if someone was coming down the aisle, he would say "EXCUSE ME" with a grin from ear to ear. He loves attention and certainly got it since I ended up going down several aisles. Finally when we got to the checkout, he gave his quarter donation to the collection tube then got back on his bike and started going out, Without ME! He was on his way home...it was really funny. A very nice lady that saw him earlier (a couple times in the aisles) stopped him and told him his mommy wanted him to go back, he listened to her without any commotion. He waddled his way back to me, got checked out, to the car and finally said he was tired (after this 'ride' of 45 mintues). He is a happy little 3 year old.
OH and this is what we did last weekend

video

So as you can tell, Miss Molly (our dog) found a mouse under some blocks I moved in the backyard (that I had her dog house on). Anyway, I was able to pick up the mouse after Miss Molly had mauled on it a few times (poor thing was half dead). I told Wyatt I was gonna go flush it, he begged me not to. So as any mommy would do, we take it out to the driveway, little burger started hopping around like he was just playing possum before. Wyatt jumped, I jumped but Wyatt's feet landed on the mouse a few times, I swished it out to the street and told Wyatt we needed to get back in side because his family would come by soon to make sure he got home (the mouse was dead with his (don't ask why I know it was a male) little feet up in the air).

We go back in the house, all I hear about is the 'mouse' and Wyatt hoping his family comes soon, he checked several times out the window "Mom, Mom, Mom, the mouse is still there, Look, Look, Come see" So I got him sidetracked as much as possible, time for a bath...but first he had to go see if the mouse was still there, yep, his family hadn't gotten him yet. I get Wyatt in the tub, run out to the street with a newspaper in hand, snatch up the mouse and throw him in our dumpster.

Wyatt gets out of the tub, what's the first thing he does, checks on the mouse. He shouts "hooray mamma, the mouse went home" Happy little 3 year old.

Friday, May 2, 2008

My Wy-Wy and Baby Girl

Every, ok, most mornings as I am taking Wyatt out to the car, I stop at the back window and see our reflection. I ask him "Who is that little boy"? "Is that my Wy-Wy"? A usual reply from him is "NO, it's me mama", then a couple weeks ago he replied with "No, that's Wyatt Stokes, not Wy-Wy". My little man is growing up. I know it's time to say good-bye to his baby/toddler names, but I'm just not ready.
Here is the typical 'Wyatt look'. He has had this slobber dripping down his chin since he was born. All of us are constantly telling him to SWALLOW YOUR SLOBBER, it will be something we will tease him and laugh about when he's older.


Now that the weather has been nice, Wyatt likes to wear his new 'Lightening McQueen' undershirt and boxer briefs he got from Paula Jean. He wears them as PJ's with a pair of, what else? Lightening McQueen (or Mater) underwear, hence two pairs of underwear. Ok, maybe it's just one of those things he'll understand when he's older.



Wyatt got rewarded for being well behaved at the grocery store with a 'candy bar' (aka a bag of M&M's). As you can see Miss Molly (aka Baby Girl) was making sure Wyatt didn't drop any.
My Baby Girl (she's Baby Girl when she is behaving and Miss Molly when she gets in trouble). :O) Her 9th Birthday was May 1st (yesterday). For those who can't calculate that in your head, she is 63 in dog years (I know this because I did it on my adding machine...LOL )

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A New Name ????

We all need a stripper name...See what your stripper name will be, and share it with your friends: We all need a little stress-reliever! This only takes a minute. Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week, you need some silliness to break up the day. And, if we are honest, we have a lot more stressful days than not. Here is your dose of humor...

A. Follow the instructions to find your new name.

B. Once you have your new name, share it with others.

1. Use the third letter of your first name to determine your newfirstname:
a = Chesty
b = Fantasia
c = Starr
d = Diamond
e = Montana
f = Angel
g = Sugar
h = Mimi
i = Lola
j =Kitty
k = Roxie
l = Dallas
m = Princess
n = Heidi
o = Bambi
p = Bunny
q = Brandy
r = Sugar
s = Candy
t = Raquelle
u = Sapphire
v = Cinnamon
w = Blaze
x = Trixie
y = Iris
z = Jade

2. Use the second letter of your last name to determine the firsthalfof your new last name:

a = Leather
b = Dream
c = Sunny
d = Deep
e = Heaven
f = Tight
g = Shimmer
h = Velvet
i = Lusty
j = Harley
k = Passion
l = Dazzle
m = Dixon
n = Spank
o = Glitter
p = Razor
q = Meadow
r = Glitz
s = Sparkle
t = Sweet
u = Silver
v = Tickle
w = Cherry
x = Hard
y = Night
z = Amber

3. Use the third letter of your last name to determine the secondhalfof your new last name:

a = hooter
b = horn
c = tower
d = fire
e = thighs
f = hips
g = side
h = jugs
i = shock
j = cocker
k = brook
l = tush
m = sizzle
n = ridge
o = kiss
p = bomb
q = cream
r = thong
s = heat
t = whip
u = cheeks
v = rock
w = hiney
x = button
y = lick
z = juice


Mine is Sapphire Sweetkiss