Disney Planes Party!!

We had Merritt's Dusty Crophopper pool party last night! It was super fun! I think all the kids had a blast! I tried to keep it simple with a cheese tray and chips for snacks, along with cake and ice cream and just a few decorations! Thanks so much to everybody for coming and for all his fun gifts! He opened a few last night before giving in to exhaustion, but he was up this morning ready to open more (and eat leftover cake, ha!) So fun! :)

Snow Day!!

We got quite a bit of snow on Wednesday...so the boys suited up and had some fun!!


This and That!

More Lego creations!! 

The cattle got out the other day and Merritt grabbed his binoculars to check it out!! 

Merritt working cattle!

starting to pack for the Black Hills Stock Show! I love these things for the hotel. They are little tote boxes that fold out into a play mat! We have had the green farm themed one awhile, but I just found the blue city themed one on Hollar.com! The boys had tons of fun deciding what to put in them!! 

It was kindness week at school and they had to dress up as a kind character from a book or movie! Merritt picked Charlie Bucket! So cute!

Shiver Me Timbers!!


What's Up Wednesday!

What we are eating this week? Grilled Cheese/Tomato Soup, Homemade Pizza, Cream Cheese Chicken Chili, and Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

What we’ve been up to? Trying to get back into our routine! We managed to take a trip to the Children's Museum, build lots of Legos, have a few fun playdates, play a ton of games, do lots of chores with The Farmer, and celebrate our big five year old!!

What I’m reminiscing about? Merritt's first trip to the Black Hills Stock Show! We are going next week, and I just can't help but remember the first time we took him and how tiny he was!! Only four weeks old!!

What I’m loving?

-Gouda Cheese: pretty random, but I am really loving it lately! Soo yummy on my morning eggs, lunch salads, or on crackers for a snack! Soo good :)

-French Vanilla Cappuccino: yall know I am obsessed with pumpkin spice cappuccino, but I have never really tried any other flavors. I decided to give french vanilla k-cups a whirl and am in love!! Mmmmmm!! 

-Tarte Swamp Queen Palette: they recently re-released this palette and I snagged it while it was on sale over Christmas! The shadows are fab but that highlighter is AMAZING!! LOVE!

-Urban Decay Smokey Eye Palette: I have been wanting this since last Christmas, so when it was on super crazy deal awhile back, I got it and saved it for my stocking for this year!! Yall...this palette is to die for!! Love, love, love!!

-Body Merry Eye Cream: I am getting older (hard to imagine, right?!?! ha!) So I have been trying different anti- aging creams. This Body Merry line is my fave at the moment! Loving the eye cream!!

-Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray: Love this setting spray, I don't usually need my makeup to last all day, but when I do this is my go-to!!

What I’m working on? Organizing this house! I do this every January and love the idea of it, but it's never as easy as I think it will be!! 

What I’m Dreading? Organizing my holiday/party storage, the boy's closets, and the craft cabinet. They have all gotten out of control and need a lot of work! On the bright side I already tackled my closet and the toy room closet, which were both disasters, so it feels good to check those off the list!!

What I’m excited about? Cinderella-The Musical!! My friend, Tracey, and I got tickets to see it in April and we can't wait!! These "boymoms" are excited for some girly time!!

What I’m watching/reading? Just finished The Crown and Peaky Blinders! Now watching Victoria on PBS and will start Frontier on Netflix soon! Still loving This Is Us, Scandal, The Middle, and Modern Family!

What I’m listening to? Chris LeDoux! The Farmer switched out all the Christmas cd's in the car for some of my old cd's! Loving it and so are the boys!! They beg for the bucking horse song every time we load up!!

What I’m Wearing?
yall are going to be soo disappointed in me, but I have no pics!! I have only dressed up a handful of times this month and they were all outfits you have already seen!! I will do better in February..pinkie promise!! :)

What I’m Doing this weekend? Merritt's pool party! He is soo excited about it..this child loves to swim!! But this is me...

What I’m looking forward to next month? Black Hills Stock Show!! My fam is coming up and we are all going to watch Merritt mutton bust, go to the rodeo, and hopefully see some sights too!! Can't wait!!

What else is new? I have a new niece! She was born the day we left to go home for Christmas, so it took me awhile to finally meet her! She is super adorable and soo sweet!
Also new in my world...I was elected to the executive board and the show committee of Merritt's Saddle Club, so that should be exciting! We are really looking forward to showing again this summer..and just summer in general!! hehe!!


Sunday Funday!

WE inally got around to going back to the Children's Museum!! Such a fun day with my faves! :)


Merritt Wylie-5 years old!

This little buckaroo is five years old!!

Our Merritt is really such a sweet boy, he loves life, and always find the fun in everything!!

He is still our little cowboy! He showed his pony all summer and can't wait to do it again this summer! He loves Mutton Bustin too and will be giving it another go at the Black Hills Stock Show again this year!! 

He still loves trains, but his new obsession with Legos has really taken over!! He wants them ALL, surely you aren't surprised!! haha! He does pretty well at building sets, but still needs some help from us! He really likes to "free build" and makes all sorts of crazy things!

All things farming and tractors is still very high on his list of loves! He loves helping The Farmer. His favorite is feeding the in the morning and working cattle! He loves his farm in the playroom too, always acting out everything he does with The Farmer outside! 

He is also into Rescuebots (more the action figures than the actual show), Blaze and The Monster Machines, Dress Up (his current fave is being a Bigfoot Hunter), infact he is really into anything Bigfoot! And although he hardly ever watches the movie, he is always playing with his Disney Planes Fire and Rescue toys! 

He also thinks its fun to pretend to create potions and do magic, not sure where this came from?!?

Mail, letters, and stamps are also something he does alot! He likes to "write" letters to everybody, put them envelopes and "mail" them!

He still likes to help me cook and bake, although we don't get to do it as much anymore since he is in school and McCoy insists on helping too, which usually turns into a complete disaster!

Dancing and singing are among his faves as well! He is always up for a dance party!!

He really enjoys Preschool and riding the bus! He loves that it comes to our house in the mornings (and so do I!) He hardly ever tells us what is going on at school but we know his favorite is playing outside! ha!

He still loves Sunday School, they have so much fun and do so many activities!

I do not have his official stats yet, but will update after his five year check up next week! Edited to add: He weighs 44 pounds and is 3'7"

He wears size 4 and 5 in clothes (although most of his size 4 are getting smaller!) 

He doesn't nap anymore but most days has rest time while McCoy is asleep!

His friends are Jack, Tatum, Albert, Reagan, Teagan, and Vanessa!

His favorite books are Dragons Love Tacos, Crankenstein, and The Day The Crayons Left/The Day The Crayons Came Home!

His favorite shows are Odd Squad, Team Umi Zoomi, Blaze and The Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, Rescuebots, Americas Funniest Home Videos, Paw Patrol, Thomas, Dino Trux, Wonder Pets, Wild Krats, Fireman Sam...he likes a lot of shows! Ha!

 His favorite movies are The Lego Movie, Pinochio, Secret Life of Pets, Wall-e, and Minions!

He still loves painting, drawing, playing with play-doh, and crafting and I still have tons of fun doing this with him! His favorite color is still red!

He also LOVES to play games! His faves are Memory, Uno Moo, Go Fish, Lone Ranger Game, Fishing Game, and Hungry Hungry Herd!

He is terrified of octopuses, the only reason I can think of, is the not-so-nice octopus in the Penguins movie, but he hasn't seen that in almost a year...even though he keeps promising me he is "brave enough to watch it now"....ummm no way buddy!! Other that he doesn't have much fear! Unless he doesn't want to do something (ie clean his room, pick up toys, eat a new food) he claims he is too scared to do it!! haha!!

He is trying hard to play nice with his little brother but most of the time they end up in a fight...I guess it's just what brothers do, but hopefully it gets better!! He really does love him and misses him while he is away at school, but there is just something about your little brother completely wrecking your newly constructed Lego set that will send you flying off the handle!! hehe!

His favorite foods are still pizza, hot dogs, corn dogs, ketchup, nuggets, cheese, muffins, any fruit, any bread, and vanilla ice cream! Added to the list this year is Lunchables, cheese curds, and waffles! He still only drinks milk and ice water, unless we are out and about then it's "mommy pop" or sweet tea!! He is also obsessed with Icees which he calls "Frosty Freezie Freeze" His favorite candy is bubble gum, suckers, fruit flavored tootsie rolls, and M&Ms!

He can count to 100 (without much prompting), he can write Merritt, Wylie, and Moss as well as write McCoy and Mommy! He can recognize most of the alphabet  and can recognize up to number 20 (maybe more?) He is just soaking it all up and remembers everything! Steel trap!!

Merritt Wylie, we love you so very much! Not a day goes by that you don't make us smile and laugh! We are so very blessed to call you ours and can't wait to watch you grow another year!!