Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cruz's New Favorite Toy

Little Cruz-y has been SO fussy lately. Nothing makes the child happy! The other day I needed to get some things done around the house and he was following me around crying. I decided to drag in this motorized fire truck from the garage for him to climb on. He LOVED it.

When I left him with it he was just playing with the wheels and making the sirens go.

Then I kept hearing the motor run, then giggles, motor run, giggles...motor run, giggles...

I went to see what he was doing....that little stinker had figured out how to sit in the car and make it drive! He was having a blast! So cute!!!!
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Loving some Christmas!

Last night we met up with my bff, Amber, and her kids at Tim's Pizza and took the kids to see the lights on the Fayetteville Square. Dinner took a good 2 hours, but thankfully our kids held up okay! The Fayetteville Square is covered in lights, there are also pony rides, camel rides, hot cocoa, Santa, and a real reindeer! The kids LOVED it....it was freezing cold, but they loved it!

Here's me and the bestest friend around!




Here is Maddox and his future wifey, Saylor. We are so putting this in the wedding slide show! Adorable!

Huthchinson and Welborn Kids:


Hims is cold!

So today we took the boys to visit with Santa. Since Maddox TOTALLY gets that Santa brings you presents, he had no trouble sitting in his lap! Brother on the other hand...well, you can see for yourself! For some reason I love the red faced, tear stained, runny nose, screaming at the top of your lungs Santa pics! Priceless!

And he got his favorite, a CANDY CANE!


We also met up with our friends, The Browns, and had lunch at the mall and let the kids ride the carousel. Our mall has a great food court and the kids had a blast!




Now, I'm still working to get a video up of the boys with Santa, but of course blogger is so ANNOYING and HARD TO USE!!! Ugh!

In the mean time, if someone runs into my husband...make sure he knows his wife has been good this year and TOTALLY deserves an Iphone, K?! Thanks!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Where did the year go??

One year ago today I was sitting in the delivery room waiting on my lil Cruzy! After a day of labor and an emergency c-section.....this is what God gave me:

One year later, I'm still completely in love!

Dear Cruz-y,

Happy Birthday to the sweetest momma's boy around! I love your determination (you know how to get what you want!), I love your sweetness (you give the best kisses a momma could ever dream of), I love your ocean blue eyes, I love your little "teefies", I love that you are so tiny, I love your fuzzy hair, I love to watch you eat real food, I love to watch you play (and fight already...) with your brother, I love how you hold little things between you forfinger and your thumb, I love that you ALWAYS want your Momma, and I love that you already seem to have this little independant personality! You came into my life as a BIG surprise, but life wouldn't be the same without you, sweet boy!

Love,

Ma-Ma

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cruz's One Year Photo Session!

I have been going to Raye Law Photography since I had Maddox, she is just wonderful! We drive to Fort Smith every time we have a big occasion we want to remember. Last week we went down for Cruz's One year photos. He will be 1 on Tuesday!!! I am also planning on having her do my Christmas Cards for me as well!! CLICK HERE to go check out a sneak peek!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Winter Dreams Sneak Peeks...

As many of you know, I am super busy planning a huge fundraiser for the Junior League of NWA, Winter Dreams Tour of Homes. Its just around the corner, December 6th!
Kirsten Blowers, the awesome girl who did my gameroom, is working hard helping her mom get her house ready for the tour. It is going to be spectacular. And each week on Kirstens blog she is posting a sneak peek at her moms house. I want you all to go check it out. It is so original and just amazing. I can't wait to see it in person!
Here is a link to her blog...scroll down and make sure you look at both posts so far!: http://kirstenblowersinteriordesign.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Winter Dreams Paints the Horse!

As you guys know if you read my blog, I am chairing a fundraiser for the Junior League of NWA called Winter Dreams Tour of Homes. Winter Dreams will have 11 homes featured around NWA that you can buy tickets to tour. They are going to be beautifully decorated by each homeowner. It is about one month from today...December 6th to be exact. Lots of work has been done, but one of the most fun things so far was painting the horse at the Northwest Arkansas Florist.

Everyone who lives in this area KNOWS this horse....it gets repainted every month to advertise different events. We painted it BRIGHT green, with black and red....thanks to all the girls who came out and helped...we really did have fun...what do you think..did it turn out cute or what!!?





Just an FYI if you live around here...tickets are $20 and the money helps to support our community work...I can get you a ticket if you are interested!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Weekend Pictures!

Holidays around here are never celebrated just one day...you have to drag the festivities out as long as possible! So my Halloween fun started on Thursday night with an awesome Girls Night Out! We all went to Las Fajitas to enjoy some Mexican food. We had so much fun there that we ended up at the most random place ever..."Boomers" for some dancing! It was the most fun I've had in a long time. Lots of laughing! Love my friends! We have the best times together!!

Here we are at Las Fajitas!


Rachel and I!
Me and my bestie, Amber!


Here we are outstide the restaurant and ready to head for some dancing!! Fun times!!
Our neighborhood always does lots of fun stuff for Halloween. So Friday night we met our friends, Chris and Marcy, and their two boys at the club for dinner. They had haunted houses set up so the kids played in those for a while (minus Maddox, he was too scared!). And then we took them on a haunted hay ride through the golf course. It sounded like a good idea at the time, but I may have made a mistake taking a 2 year old. Maddox buried his head in my lap the entire time! Wooops!!!

Cruz and I before the hayride!
The family hay ride picture:)
Kristian, Maddox, and Nikolaus on the hay ride Earlier in the week we carved pumpkins with my friend Amber and her 3 kiddos! Here are pics from that night:

Our cute pumpkins:
Here is Maddox and the Hutchinson kids after carving pumpkins!

For Halloween, Maddox was a Banana, Cruz was a Monkey. They had a blast trick or treating! Maddox was so excited to get candy and Cruz kept clapping his hands! They were SOOOOO cute!

Here is Maddox after getting a piece of candy!

Here are the boys...sorry for the blurry picture..it so hard to get a shot of them! they are both constantly on the move!My lil monkey...with pink eye:(Cruz got to eat one piece of candy....a 3 Musketeer...it was a huge hit! He wanted lots more!!Maddox could have cared less about the actual candy. His first pick out of the candy he collected was pretzels! Followed by a popcorn ball...weird! I always want the sugar!

Hope everyone else had a great Halloween! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Want to see something cute?

Then run over to Rachel's blog and check out the FABULOUS Witch's Brew party she had for all of our kids! I am behind on the blog...so I'm just gonna link you straight to the source!

Thanks Rachel...Maddox had a BLAST!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Say Ba-Bye!!!!!

The thing I hate the most about my body are my awefully ugly viens....all thanks to pregnancy. They bulge out of my legs, make me look bruised...they are just plain ugly!! But tomorrow, they will be no more....

I am heading into surgery to have those suckers taken out! I am getting injections to make the spider ones go away. My legs are gonna look good again. I can't wait....here is the before (sorry for the bad picture...I just took it real quick!)


My legs will be wrapped up for two days, but I'll post an after when I can ....WOOO HOOO! I have been looking forward to this since I had Cruz!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom

I've had a hard time finding something to blog about the past few days. Life around here has not exactly been glamorous....my kids are both in terrible "phases". Having two boys so young is really taking a toll on me lately.

Cruz is teething...which means, he follows me around constantly crying, only stopping if I will pick him up.

Maddox is in full swing of the TERRIBLE TWO'S!!!! Whining, tantrums, crying, whining, crying, more tantrums, 'mommy, mommy, mommy'...

This combination at the same time is so hard.

The only peace I get is at this very moment, when they are both napping!

But soon, I'll here "Mommy!!!" and it'll be time to get them up....and then it all starts again.

I love my babies, I thank God for my husband and parents who are so willing to always help out. But life....its hard! Anyone who says being a stay at home mom is not a 'real' job...ha! I go crazier now than when I taught a class of 30 junior high kids!

But, I do love my babies.....and somehow....in all the craziness....I do love being a stay at home mom!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Last Weekend Catch Up....

THURSDAY:

Last Thursday I was invited to a party that was one of the BEST ideas I have ever heard of....It was called "Swap Till You Drop". It was a clothing Swap party were everyone brings 3 items they no longer wear, puts them all together, then draw numbers to pick 3 new items! You go home with "new to you" clothes...its like shopping for free! SO fun! I took a white coat, Bebe Dress, and a clutch purse....I came home with a cute Kensie Dress, and 2 adorable tops! I totally recommend doing a party like this with your girlfriends...just call us "recessionista's!"

Here is the awesome table set up for the party. It was at Rachels home....I just have to include that there was a tornado warning during the party just south of us. The funny thing about this is that a little over a year ago I was at a party at Rachels and the SAME thing happened. Except that time it was so close you could see it from Rachel's back yard!!! SCARY!Here is me and my girl Ashley!! Love her!!! She ended up with my white coat!Here are the party planners...Tara and Rachel, with me and Alyssa...oh, and Rachel's cute little girl, Claire!

FRIDAY:

No pics:(, but we did go have dinner with 3 other couples, Herman's, Andersons, and Browns at a pizza place...ticked I forgot my camera!

SATURDAY:
Look at my sweet boys last Saturday! They were all dressed up in their Razorback Red for Saturday's Game....you know, the one were the hogs KILLED Auburn!!??



Ashley and I before the game! Woooooooo Pig Sooie! We both wore red flower headbands...not planned!


Ashley and Chad....Me and Dave! Go Hogs!!!



After the game we had to go to my best friend, Ambers, for Saylor's first birthday party. It was a fall pumpkin theme....we had a great time!



This little cutie Cruz's best friend and Maddox's future wife!!! Amber and I have it all planned out!!


Cruz decided he needed a little tast of birthday cake!

Serenity, Amber, me, and Ashley at the bday party! Happy Birthday, Saylor!


SUNDAY:
We went BACK to the Pumpkin Patch, this time with a group of friends! Another fun afternoon, but this time it was COLD!!!!! Cruz finally got to wear his adorable "teddy bear" coat I bought in Little Rock, Maddox refused to wear his!

Check out Cruz's baby blues....they will melt your heart!



Here is Maddox throwing a fit over having to wear a coat. I hate to say it, but he won this battle. Wasn't worth my time!



Rachel and I taking a pic of ourselves by the corn maze...


Here are all the girls that went: Kim, Serentiy, Me, Rachel, Alyssa, and Jessica....



Here is a shot of all the babies. Cruz was the only boy. In order is Avery, Kheringtyn, Bree, and Cruz!! He's going to have his pic of the ladies...haha!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Learning to Cruise!!!

Cruz is learning to walk!!!

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And boy is he happy about it!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

No time to blog......

It is crazy busy around here! I have SOOOOOOOOOOO much to blog about, but no time. As you know I am chairing Winter Dreams Home Tours and my deadlines are this week. I haven't fallen off the planet...From parties, to pumpkin patches, to Razorback games, its been so fun this past week....Expect a LONG blog by the end of the week to catch up! Love you all!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Punkin Patch Pics!

We had a gorgeous Saturday here in NWA this weekend! Lots of fun activities planned as well! Friday night my Dad called and asked if he could take Maddox to the Mountie vs. War Eagle game. Maddox LOVES football games, so of course he went! I learned a big lesson....DO NOT TELL A 2 YEAR OLD THEY ARE GOING SOMEWHERE FUN UNTIL IT IS TIME TO LEAVE. I mistakenly told Maddox "Grandad is taking you to the ball game!" about an hour before Dad was actually coming to get him. Maddox was pacing the door, calling for Grandad, cheering for the Mounties....it was crazy! I snapped a pic before they left:

On to Saturday, my sister and her family came in for a visit...it has been a long time since we all were together so we planned a fun Saturday at the Corn Maze in Missouri. We all had lunch at my house and then drove on North. The "Right Choices Corn Maze" is a must for anyone within driving distance...the kids loved it (actually, we all did!). There was a cow train, tractors, corn box (just like a sandbox but filled with corn), farm animals, slides, pony rides, hay rides, and a giant corn maze. I think we did every single activity there was.....we were there for FOUR hours!!

Here are the kids leaving on the cow train.....


Maddox on the cow train...he ended up moving seats to sit with his cousin sloan!

Maddox got to sit on a real tractor...what a big deal that is to my boy!


Here is Sloan, Maddox, and Margaux all on the tree swings:
Cousins all together for the hay ride!

Family Portrait...NOT, Maddox is not a picture taker!

Grandad and Ganmommy with all the grandkids: Maddox loved watching the tractor behind us on the hay ride!
Here's my lil "punkin face"...

Maddox loved this slide...you went down sitting on a piece of wood....I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous about splinters!
The kids in the corn maze:

Sweet picture...to bad Maddox was being honory and wouldn't let me get a good shot of him!

After that we all came back to my house, ordered Mexican take out and the boys all
watched the Razorback game. Me, Kim, and Sloan all left and did my favorite thing...SHOP!!

Now I'm off to yet another pumpkin patch with my friend Amber....more pictures to come of our kids;)!!