Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What's Up Wednesday!







What We are eating this week?
Pizza
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili over rice
Pulled Pork
Leftover Pulled Pork Nachos
Burgers and fries
Dirty Rice
Biscuits and Gravy casserole

What I'm reminiscing about this week?  Our trip to Glacier Park/Montana! The Farmer and I were trying to remember when we went on the last no-kid-vacation, we figured out it was to Montana when I was a few months preggo with Merritt! More on our upcoming getaway further down in this post :)


What I am loving? Wyler's Italian Ices (they are soo yummy!), Crystal light with caffeine, making file folder games (see previous post!), and O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet (got this in my elf bag at Christmas and it is fab!!)


What we've been up to? Children's Museum, graduation parties, Tulip Festival, 4-H meeting, planning things to do/cook/eat while we are in Mississippi, and dreaming of nice weather!!! Finally no rain today, so excited for a park date today with friends!! 

What I'm dreading? packing! I have to pack for myself, Merritt, and McCoy (hoping The Farmer can get his own stuff together!) I just get so stressed out. I always pack way too much! It's just so hard to decide what we will need, especially when we will be gone a month! :)  Below is a pic of just some of what I brought when we went for only 10 days in March...crazy!


What I'm working on? McCoy's party! It's this Saturday and of course I have procrastinated! Lots to do before the big day :)


What I'm excited about? McCoy's Party and Vacation..we are leaving in 9 days!

What I'm watching/reading? Texas Rising mini series on History Channel, The Bachelorette, and Naked and Afraid, I finished all of the David Tutera episodes on Netflix and Mr. Selfridge is over too, boo!! ...waiting for the last season of Mad Men to come on Netflix!! 


What I'm listening to? My kids!! It's non stop laughing, singing, fussing, and whining over here! :)   Who needs the radio!?!?

What I'm wearing? Nothing new, got a few cute things for the HOT Mississippi weather, but haven't worn any of them yet! Sadly, the dress I got for the weddings, was too big and looked awful! It is so cute on the hanger though! I did get my hair chopped off in preparation for the boiling southern heat, so I'm wearing a new do!!


What I'm doing this weekend? again..McCoy's party! You only have one first birthday after all!! :)

What I'm looking forward to next month? Going on a mini vaycay with The Farmer! The last time we had a real vacation, that didn't involve kids, a stock show, or a cattlemen's event, was four years ago!! We are gonna drop the kids off with my Momma and Daddy (and Pauggie and JayJay!) and head down to Biloxi! It's not the best beach or anything but we didn't want to have a very long drive (since it takes 17 hours to get to my parents house!) so we figured the two and a half hours to Biloxi was far enough! We are gonna stay at the Golden Nugget and eat lots of yummy seafood! I'm super excited and can't wait!! :)



What else is new? My baby is one!! I just can't wrap my head around it! I swear just yesterday he was my cuddly little cherub all swaddled and new! Love the sweet boy he is becoming, but will always miss the baby days..well most of them anyway! :)


Bonus Question: What is your favorite thing to grill/BBQ? Steak! The Farmer grills the most amazing steaks! I never order it when we go out to eat because nothing ever taste as good as his! And what makes it even better is that it's home grown! MMmmm! Can't be beat!!


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Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Decor!

In addition to the flag wreath, I got a few more Americana things up for summer! Probably just leave it all up until Labor Day! 

Love to decorate this window!  
Stars and burlap flag garland from Target Dollar Spot! Soo cute!





thought my kitchen window needed a little summer happiness too!

Soo excited about these new placemats for the boys (from Target)!! I love to change out their placemats for every holiday, but didn't really have anything for summer, so we were using some super cute ones with pigs on them..sadly, I wiped Merritt's down with a Clorox wipe and it kinda ruined it..then he started picking at it and made a big mess, so they had to go! He is on a huge camping kick (planning to camp out/sleep in a tent after our mandatory bonfire while we are in MS!), so these were perfect! 

Hope yall are having a great Memorial Day! The Farmer and Merritt went to our Church's Pancake Breakfast this morning, while I stayed home with sleepyhead McCoy, who didn't wake up until after 10!! Yesterday must have worn him out! We skyped with my fam for awhile before lunch, and now it's time for a family nap!! :)
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Trucker Boys!


Wonder when I will give up trying to take pics of them together!?!?!  Probably not anytime soon! ha! :)

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Children's Museum!

We headed to South Dakota this morning and after a few stops for me, we finally made it to the Children's Museum! It is soo fab, both the boys had a fantastic time!! We ended up meeting some friends there too, so that was a great treat as well! 

After closing down the museum, we went over to the graduation party that we were in town for! The Farmer's former boss from college (they were like family to him) had a son graduating high school, so we celebrated his big day, then made our way back home! What a fabulous Sunday with my boys!!

Merritt was most excited about fixing the car! We looked at pics online yesterday and he couldn't wait to lay down under it!!




He had the best time playing in the water! 





Soaking wet!! And of course I left his backpack with a change of clothes in the car!! Ughh!


Thank goodness the fun shapes made him forget about being all wet and he quickly dried out! :)

Giant Light Brite!

Met up with Paisley and her fam :) 

Painting!!

Hello?!?! When can I get out of this stroller?!?!  :)



Yall know how much this child loves sand! We had to drag him away! :)


Sand fun with Paisley!


Picking flowers for Mommy! Finally something Coy could do too!







This babe melts my heart!!

Time to go farming!!



You harvest all the produce, then attached it to the conveyor belt and it brings it to the grocery store! It falls down and gets sorted into bins and put on the shelves! Soo cool! We didn't notice this last year when we were here, probably because he refused to go in the grocery store!!



Just doing a little shopping!


He noticed the popcorn and said "Oh Mommy I get popcorn for you!" He is a boy after my own heart!! hehe!!


He had to have this "big hot dog!"

checking out!


He knew right where to slide the plastic!! hehe!!


This little monkey having a blast...precious Cooper in the background has gotten so big!!
Wasn't it just yesterday we went to meet him after he was born??
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Crazy Town!

He climbed to the very top of the clouds...several times! He played on this thing at least 30 minutes! So fun!



Time to build!

Loved the T-rex! Of course it was pouring rain when we were leaving to go outside to see it!

playing so hard!!



McCoy loved this play area!


The Farmer showing off his skills!! :)




He loved the piglets!

They didn't have Christmas ornaments or key chains, so we made a souvenir penny to hang on our travel tree!!

pretty excited..and sweaty!! :)
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