Thursday, March 31, 2011


We love friends!! I've slacked on posting pics of some of our faves!!

Maddox and his favorite " big kid" Jefferson!

Me, Ashley, and Serenity at my house on Serenity's birthday!!

Maddox at the park on a playdate with his buddy Harry, who didn't make this pic because of the swing:(!! But I love maddoxs smile here!!

Cruz and Georgia Kelly, sweet friends!

Maddox and Harry watching super heroes!!

Micelles and I at Las Fajitas.... Yum!!

Cruz playing with Mr. Matt and Daddy!!

Cruz and Saylor Jane;)!

Amber and I at her sons football game;)!! His team colors aren't yellow, I guess we were just feeling springy!!;)

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's!

Yesterday after mothers day out, I took the boys to a new park in our area. We usually go straight home for naps but it was so warm...

I told them I had a surprise place to take them!

They were so happy!!!

Maddox couldn't quite get the rock climbing wall:(!

Say cheese!

Maddox, I said SMILE!!!!

Throwing rocks in the stream:)

Checking out the trail map and where we were on the map. He was very interested in this.


Of course Cruz ended with boo-boo's on both knees!

Now, I've got to wash and dry cruz's cute outfit so he can wear it again today!!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Allergy Testing:(

I think I've already mentioned on here how sick my little Cruz has been. It's been really pitiful. He is on his third ear infection this year, and we just had them rechecked after 10 days of antibiotics he STILL had one in both ears:(. Poor punkin, he still manages to smile!

Even when doing his breathing treatments:(

So to try to get some more answers, we decided to get him allergy tested to find out if there was anything else we could be doing or treating to get him better! AAANNNDDD, since Maddox has had a reaction to cashews that ended in an ER visit, we decided to get him tested as well!

So, today, I took my 3 and 2 year old boys to the doctor for a nearly 2 1/2 hour appointment:(! Can you imagine??

They behaved really well considering the situation. The worst of course was when they got pricked all over their backs with little plastic sticks. Tears, screams, horrible drama. This is the only pic I got and I took it after we got home:

Each little dash mark is a spot where Cruz got stuck. It was so sad!!!!

So what did we find out?

CRUZ: no reactions except to grass! They feel he was too little for the test to read we have to do it all over again in 2 years! They did put him on Flonaze, so we'll see if this helps!

MADDOX: strongly allergic to cashews and pistachios. He now has to have an epipen around and at school when he starts!:(. He has to have more bloodwork as well. Just to see how severe it is and if there are anymore allergies to foods.

All in all, not a fun day! However, I must say I have the sweetest friends who have called/texted to check on my boys!! I sure do appreciate that! Love my friends! They have been so great to help out while we've been tied down with a sick punkin!!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Dancing With the Stars of NWA

This past Saturday we went to a benefit raising money for building a childrens museum in our area of the state. They had local celebrites dancing. It was lots of fun! Mostly because we got to hang out with some super fun friends!

We had hotel rooms at aLoft, so all the girls got ready together!!

Then we headed over to the Hammons center for the event. Below is Jessie, holly, Amanda, and me!

I love this puc!!!

The two tall girls!!;)

Afterwards we went back to aLoft and hung out. This is the only picture I got of David and myself!! I've gotten so bad at picture taking!!!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Last Friday I was on the phone with my Bestie amber and we were going over our weekend plans like we always do. David was leaving for Las Vegas for a 4 day work trip. The boys and I had nothing really going on. My only excitement in the entire 4days was going to be Saturday night. I had a babysitter coming to watch the boys for a few hours so I could go to dinner with my friend Michelle, whose hubby's was also out of town.

Well, turns out Amber didn't have much going on either. And at 10:30 Friday night she started packing her bags to make a trip to come to Arkansas for a quick 25 hour visit!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!

She got here at 1 pm Saturday. We got to spend the afternoon sitting on the couch and hanging out. It was SO nice! And since I already had a sitter, we headed out to dinner at Crabby's! Ashley and her SIL Julie met us there as well. It was a great little impromptu girls reunion!

And my favorite picture EVER!!!!!

I swear, I'm lucky to have a friend like her!!!!! Love you amber!!!!!!!!!

Sunday we woke up and laid around for a while. My kids were happy to see her! Then we hit the gym and worked out together and had lunch at the club.....just like old times!! I miss her!! (amber lived a block away from me and we spent almost every day together!)

She headed out by 2pm...literally a 25 hour trip! Made my weekend so much better!! Thanks for coming amber!!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Cozy as a Mouse

Maddox and Cruz love this book:

They also like to get "cozy". We use that word a lot. They like to get wrapped up in blankets with a cup a blankey.

So on night a long time ago when we were reading the above book and came to this page:

Both boys asked me if I could get them that cozy when they got in bed that night. I said "as cozy as a mouse?". And they said "yes!"

So now it's a common phrase around here. When they go to bed they say "cozy as a mouse". When they watch a movie they say "cozy as a mouse". Always meaning they want to be all wrapped up in blankets!;)

Just look.....

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Here Lately

I've got to admit, I've gotten so busy I just don't have time to sit and blog. I'm sitting outside while Maddox plays and Cruz naps. In between cheering for Maddox making basketball goals I'm going to try and type a sentence! I hope this flows somewhat;)!

Want to know who is attached to my side lately???? CRUZ!

Even when I go to put my make up on he follows me. He sits in the sink and talks to me asking what each little thing in my bag is. He seriously knows what blush is and mascara and where it goes. Scary.

Speaking of my lil punkin, he has been very sick this year. We are on our third double ear infection. I'm pretty sure we will be getting tubes soon. His latest sickness started Thursday night with a temp of 102.9. He's had a consistent 101 ever since. Then he started this nasty cough and wheezing. With his prior lung problems, I really got scared. Sunday night he woke up at 3am and I put him in bed with us. He was sleeping, but not breathing like a sleeping baby. It was fast and labored. I never went back to sleep. I was counting his breathes per minute, so scared he was having an asthma attack in his sleep or something.

It's so scary to have a little one have such problems like this, who can't tell you when they are having breathing problems. can you imagine trying to suck in air and feel like you can't get any? And your to little to grab your own inhaler. It makes me sad.

When I called my dr the next morning they had no appointments, but they told me to bring him in anyways and they would see him. They got me right in and I so appreciated it! Cruz is now on antibiotics, albuteral every 4 hours, and flovent twice a day. Also our daily Singulair and Mucinex!! Whew!

Look at the poor lil guy!

And here's a little funny... Maddox always falls for reverse psychology! I told him a long time ago to NEVER eat brocolli because it would make him grow up, and I wanted him to stay a baby! Well, he loves broccoli now!! Seriously!! He thinks he's doing something he's not suppose to;)!

Yesterday he went in for a snack and came out with this:

And look who joined in:


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