Sunday, February 27, 2011

New and Improved!

Soooooo, who greeted you when you visited The Fabulous Five today? Was it Griffin, Peyton or Reece? Or all five of us? Along with the fantastic new blog design each of the kiddies got their very own header! And then there’s one with all of us! :) Love! If you keep refreshing your page you can see all four!

Have I mentioned how flippin’ fabulous my friend Leslie is? She is the best! You need to contact her ASAP and get your blog redone too! Scroll down to the bottom left corner and click on Sweetie Baby’s Custom Blog Design!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Griffin and Peyton start baseball practice today! Yipee!

This means that Spring really is coming! Yipee!

This is the year that their ages are so that they are on the same team! Double Yipee!!!

We have no idea who their coach is…he left Josh a voicemail yesterday about the practice tonight and Josh couldn’t understand him. I’m a little nervous about Peyton and the pitching machine…but I was nervous about Griff and the pitching machine last year and they got along just fine!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Barnyard Fun!

The weather around here has been AMAZING for the last week! It’s been in the 70’s and just beautiful. We decided to take the kiddos to The Barnyard on Saturday. They aren’t always open to the public so when I heard they would be, we snagged the chance to go! I’m so glad we did! We had the best time playing with all the animals and they have lots of new babies right now. Y’all know how much I love babies, furry or human! :)

IMG_0625 DSC_2418 DSC_2419 DSC_2423 DSC_2427 DSC_2429 DSC_2433 DSC_2440 DSC_2441 DSC_2442 DSC_2444 DSC_2452 DSC_2454 DSC_2455 DSC_2458 DSC_2460 DSC_2462 DSC_2463 IMG_0590 IMG_0591 IMG_0593 IMG_0597 IMG_0599 IMG_0600 IMG_0602 This is Roxie…she could have gone home with The Fabulous Five! Friendliest little baby goat EVER!IMG_0608 IMG_0610 IMG_0611 IMG_0613 IMG_0614 IMG_0615 IMG_0616 IMG_0617 IMG_0619 This sweet little lamb was trying SO hard to figure out how to get back in there with her momma! IMG_0622 Some of these pictures were taken with my good camera and some with the camera that the kids throw around…I can definitely tell! HUGE difference in color and quality! I think that camera was our favorite/best investment so far!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Peyton’s PTO Performance!

Last week Petyon’s class performed at his school’s PTO meeting. And he had a speaking part! :) He was so excited and did a great job! We didn’t have very good seats but thankfully his teacher took pictures and I stole them off of her blog!

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He’s the one posing on the left! :)Peyton PTO The hubs made it home safe and sound last night! YAY for that. Boo that I got sick yesterday. I don’t know what the deal was, I was super nauseous in the afternoon to the point where I had to leave work. By the time I got home I was achy all over and had a fever. I didn’t sleep well last night, but now I feel fine. Weird.

Tomorrow we are planning a trip to The Barnyard! Can’t wait!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

That single parenting thing…

I told y’all I sucked at it! It wasn’t 10 minutes after I posted that last post when Reece was eating her Valentine candy. I never keep candy in the house so when they get it they go a little crazy with it! So, she had about 5 pieces of candy when I decided that was enough. I was perched on the couch and she was standing in front of me opening a sucker.
Conversation went a little something like this…

“Baby I think you’ve had enough candy for tonight. Let’s let that sucker be the last piece for tonight, ok?”

Y’all she looked at me with out hesitation cut those cute little blue eyes up at me and said…


I usually can hold myself together but she just had this look on her face and it just caught me off guard and I LAUGHED AT HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But she still didn’t get anymore candy!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Valentines!

I love my little valentines! And I especially love my big valentine! :) Josh and I usually don’t “do” Valentine’s Day but this year he surprised me by being at my office when I got to work(he had just gotten off work). He had a sweet gift and a super sweet letter he wrote me that had me crying like a baby!

The kids made sweet things for me at school and Griffin wrote the sweetest little note in his:

“You are the purterest(prettiest) gal ever cuse(because) you are so nice to me. Thank you for all you have done for me i relly(really) aprecate(appreciate) it. you and dad are the nicest people in the world i am serus(serious)!”

How sweet was that? I AM a good mom! :)

Last night Officer Hubby had to go out of town for work. He and a few other officers from here are taking some classes at the beach! I’m jealous. And if you are a stalker and thinking about kidnapping me or scaring the crap out of me just remember that I have a 100 pound Doberman and a gun. And I know how to use them. BOTH of them. At the same time. Go away!

Hubs will be back in a few days, until then I’m a single mom. I suck at it! Mainly because I’m lonely and miss my nightly foot rub! ha!


Thursday, February 10, 2011


I thought the globe was warming? This has been the coldest, snowiest winter I can remember!

We FINALLY got some snow last night! It seems like all winter it’s been snowing everywhere but here. We’ve had ice and a little bit of snow, but nothing worth playing in. After all the threats of snow we’ve had this year, most of us were wondering if it would really happen. It did!

But our school system did not close today nor open late. :( A few weeks ago they closed an extra day for the ice we had and didn’t really need to be closed but today they could have delayed so that the kids could play a little! I was pretty ticked, especially with us having all the snow forecasts and not getting any..the kiddos kept getting excited and let down! Now that we really got snow they weren’t going to be able to play in it!

So, they checked in school late today! :)

You gotta live a little!

We most definitely were not the only ones with this plan! My facebook is covered with parents saying they are doing the same thing!

DSC_2279 DSC_2281 DSC_2284 DSC_2296 DSC_2305 DSC_2314 DSC_2318 DSC_2324 Yes, those are socks on Griffin’s hands! He couldn’t find his gloves!DSC_2329 DSC_2334 And a big fat RTR on campus on my way to take Reece to school!DSC_2335

Now I’m ready for spring! I do not like cold weather!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Catch up!

Today I want to play catch up on my blog! This post has a week+ of things that I meant to post about last week and never got the chance!

So, put your seatbelt on!

We made these yummy treats! And I’m not going to lie. The kids drove me NUTS when we were working on them. To the point where I had to finish them myself because they were arguing and arguing and whining and whining…ugh. It was not pretty. I love my babies more than anything but I would be lying if I said that they didn’t drive me bonkers every now and then :) DSC_2254 DSC_2255 DSC_2257

I think it’s pretty self explanatory how we/I made them!

Last weekend was gorgeous around here! It was in the upper 60’s and we stayed outside most of the weekend. We ventured down to my granddad’s farm where the boys got to feed a baby calf! This doesn’t happen very often because usually the mommy cows are good with their babies but this one wasn’t!DSC_2263 DSC_2258 DSC_2259 DSC_2261

You can’t tell as well as I thought but there are about 20 little calves out there right now! That makes me SUPER excited because that means spring really is coming!!! I hate cold weather!

Speaking of babies…I was watching one of those shows on Animal Planet the other day..can’t remember the name..something about a zoo??? Anyway, one of the elephants was about to give birth. I thought they wouldn’t show it all but oh my word they did! I sat there with my jaw on the floor for about 5 minutes!!! It was amazing and scary(and I’ve done it three times…well, not elephants)!

Back on task…

I promised y’all that i would explain how I made that rainbow cake back in September…well truth be told, I just made another one yesterday that’s why I haven’t posted about it!

You mix a cake according to the directions on the box. Then divide the batter equally into six bowls or how ever many different colors you want. I used styrofoam bowls for easy clean up..I guess I should think about going green! I have three kids people give me a break!


Then you just add food coloring to make whatever colors you want…


Then one by one you pour the batter from each bowl into your cake pan/pans. I used a bundt pan this time because it has heart shapes on the top…never again! It turned out ugly!DSC_2271

But the inside was still pretty!DSC_2273

I think I’m going to try cupcakes next time! Fun!

So I think I’m caught up! The boys went to lunch with the Alabama baseball players on Saturday with Josh’s parents and had a blast! I’ll get them to send me pictures so I can post them on here!

xoxo and no more Gigi’s cupcakes for a while,