Sunday, August 26, 2012

Miss Priss' Room

I have had the best time putting Miss Priss' room together!  I think her girly room fits her perfect!

I'm sure you remember from my previous post about the boys room, that Miss Priss does not actually sleep in her room, but I have high hopes that the boys will be sharing a room before they are teenagers so that MP can sleep in her own room.  :)

So, here is her bed in our room...
My mom made her bedding, and I love it!
I love her bed!  
I love that her bed matches Joe's Grandma Blanche's rocking chair.  The night stand was my Aunt Claire's when she was a little girl and then mine.  It hasn't always been yellow.  Of course I painted it.  :)  I think I may be addicted to painting things.  And MP has two closets.  How fitting?!?
This yellow dresser was also my Aunt Claire's and then mine.  I love the way her changing table turned out.  My MIL and FIL found it for me at a flea market and I painted it turquoise.  Did I mention an addiction?  :)  The sun that you see on the wall was black and the chandelier that is now pink was also black.  
 And I finally finished redoing her bow holder!  I like the way it turned out.  And yes, she needs this many bows!  :)
This is behind her door when you first walk in her room.  The shelf has a few of my things from when I was little on it including these ceramic little yellow birds that I was obsessed with!  Ha!  The pink canvas was painted by Miss Priss herself.  :)  And you might have figured out that her name starts with an M.  This rack is very handy to hang all of her bags on.  (I took them down because some of them might have her name on them.)
This is the sunshine mobile that I made.  Let me just say that it was MUCH easier than the elephant one.  Ha!  And these are the 2 canvases that I made.  
I even painted the inside of all of her drawers turquoise.  All of the knobs came from Hobby Lobby.  Well, and a lot of the stuff that is on the walls also came from Hobby Lobby.  I love that place!
I hope you enjoyed your tour of Miss Priss' room!  

I felt like I was never going to get it done, but I am so glad I did!  I adore it!  Well, and I adore her, too.  :)


Update on Mister Mess

First, I finally painted the dresser in Mister Mess and Big Brother's room!  I love it!

Mister Mess, the 2 year-old, is saying and doing the funniest stuff every day and I don't want to forget any of it!  So, I decided it was time to make time to write it all down.

He is loving staying at home, and is becoming pretty attached.  He really does not like it if I leave a room without him.  He will look at me with those big blue eyes and say, "I walk, mama."  That means he wants to come with me.  Sometimes he randomly says, "I walk" and he will walk around the room or the house.  Ha!

He has also learned the word cold and uses it correctly often.  He LOVES "ICE."  I think it is just because he can say it is cold!  :)

He also is requesting "breakfast" every morning when I get him out of bed.  All food used to be nom nom.  Nom nom was VERY cute, but I'm glad that he is learning that food has different names.  He often requests "beans", "peas", and "fries!"  Ha!  He says lunch sometimes, but still calls most meals "breakfast."  Ha!  I guess it is his favorite.  I love it when Joe fixes something for him to eat and he says, "this nummy, daddy!"  

He also loves to sing and just makes up his own songs.  One of them often says, "no more sissy, no more sissy, no more sissy, sissy all gone gone, all thru the town!"  LOL!!  Do you think there might be a little jealousy there!?!  And he LOVES wheels on the bus.  That is where the all thru the town came from.  :)

He goes to Physical Therapy twice a week.  His PTs name is Hannah, but he calls her Hanny and I think it is super cute!  One day when we got home and he was eating lunch he said, "Mama, ball Hanny.  Woah Woah Hanny!"  Ha!  I asked her and she said that she had put him on the big exercise ball!  Smart boy!  That was the first time that he told me about something that happened when I wasn't around.  

So the days of Big Brother getting away with doing something to MM and MM not being able to tell me what happened are over!  :)  Don't get me wrong, MM does his fair share to BB, but BB has always been able to tell me what happened.  Now MM can, so there are always 2 sides.  :)  The other day I was talking to BBs Occupational Therapist outside the car.  I got in the car and MM was crying.  I asked what was wrong and he said "BB, hair, ow, ow hair."  And he acted like he was pulling his hair.  I asked BB if he pulled MMs hair, and he looked at me totally shocked and said, "yes ma'am."  I don't think he knew what to do!  Ha!

This might be a little TMI, but it really made Joe and I laugh, so I want to remember it.  MM said "church" for the first time this morning.  After lunch I changed his diaper before I put him down for a nap.  When I layed him down, he said "I poop."  I am trying to teach him the right words so we can start potty training.  So, I said no, you pee pee.  He said, "I poop at church.  No, no, mama.  I poop at church."  And, he had in fact pooped while he was at church in the nursery and they had to change him.  Ha!  This is really one of his first sentences to put together.  And it really made us laugh!

Poor guy has bad reaction to mosquito bites.  I have some prescription cream that I have to put on him when he gets "bug bites."  He is learning his parts of his body by where is "bug bites" are.  Ha!  He now knows "arm," "leg," "neck," "back," "feet," "cheek," "booty," "belly." LOL!  Poor guy.  But at least he is learning I guess.  It just kills me though.  His brother and sister can be in exactly the same place for the same amount of time and he is the only one that gets "bug bites."

Another one of MMs new favorite words is "boooook."  And yes he draws out "boooook" just like I typed it.  :)  He LOVES to read "booooooks" every night before bed.  His favorite book is Barnyard Dance.  He adores his "duck duck" and there is a "duck duck" in the book so he was hooked immediately.  :)  He likes the "horsh," "piiiig," "chishen," "cat," and "gog" best.  

Speaking of "gogs," MM has always called Percie "arf."  We have been working on him saying Percie, but it comes out much more like "pa-piesh."  :)

Since MM likes to follow me from room to room and is crazy active, when I am putting clothes away or getting Miss Priss dressed he likes to sit in the rocking chair and "I rock."  He loves to "I rock."  I definitely encourage him to "I rock" since it keeps him busy.  :)  It has started to back fire on me a little, though.  Joe or I usually rock MM before we put him to bed at night.  He rarely goes to sleep.  Right before I put him in bed, I usually ask MM for a kiss.  A few weeks ago I asked for a kiss and he said, "no, no mama.  I rock a mama.  I rock a mama."  :)  So, we might be rocking a little bit longer most nights.  But that's okay.

Another favorite is "here, mama."  When I hear "here, mama" I never know what MM might be handing me!  :)  (and it sounds a little more like heeweere than here.  lol)

Two more of his sayings that make me laugh and shake my head at the same time are "I see" and "I know."  For example, Me:  Watch where you are going, MM.  MM:  "I see."  (Imagine that with the attitude of a 14 year-old.  It definitely helps me see what the future may hold.  ha!)
  Me:  We don't hit our brother.  MM:  I know, mama, I know.  With the same amount of attitude.  We are working very hard on yes ma'am instead of I know.  :)

MM adores his "daddy!!!!"  He says it with that much enthusiasm every time he says it.  It is precious!

I also find my self saying things to MM that I never really imagined I would say.  Like, get your tooth brush out of your ear, Get that dorito out of your ear, don't put the cheese in your hair, get your foot off your sister, don't kick your plate, no touch Percie's eyes, etc.  :) 

We really enjoy having this fun 2 year-old at our house!!  September 12th is a big day in these kiddos lives.  Of course I can't (and wouldn't) go into detail on here, but please keep them in your prayers.


Sunday, August 12, 2012


I have been a horrible blogger! There are SO many things that I do not want to forget!! But I especially don't want to forget this past week, so I will start there. 

Last Friday, my nephews Logan and Braden came for their annual week long visit. I always love having them come for a visit!  This year it was very different having 3 little ones. We had a blast!!

We started our week out at Joe's family reunion at the Spring River. We had a great day! But it did help me to remember why we have not been camping with 3 little ones! :) Joe took big brother, Logan, and Braden trout fishing. They all had fun! And, Logan caught his first trout! We played and swam in the cold river all day. Miss priss even loved the water!

On Sunday, Joe took big brother, Logan, and Braden to Play World in Conway. They had a great time playing all the arcade games. They also went to eat Chinese food which is always a hit! 

On Monday we went to Wild River Country. We all had a great time! Big brother went on all of the big water slides with Joe, Logan, and Braden! I am so proud of him! Miss priss loved the water!! I think she had even more fun because the water wasn't cold. :) Mister mess went down the duck slide no less than 100 times! Ha! I'm thinking that we may need season passes next summer! 

Then, on Tuesday Grandmama took us to build a bear. It was the first time for all 3 of our kiddos! And they ALL loved it! Sweet big brother insisted on making his sister her own build a bear, so she got a bunny with a pink dress and silver shoes. It fit her perfect! The lady who was filling the bears let big brother and mister mess put hearts in miss priss' bunny. :)  When her bunny was all done she gave it the biggest hug and kiss.

After build a bear we ate at On the Border which was a huge hit!  Especially for Mister Mess who ate salsa by the handfuls!  Ha!

Mister mess picked a "horsh" of course! If you are not sure what horsh is, it is horse in mister mess language. :) With some help from Joe, he picked out an ASU Red Wolves shirt , shorts, and some black shoes for horsh. I had NO idea that mister mess would enjoy build a bear as much as he did. Horsh has now joined duck duck in his crib and has also become a sleeping companion. :)

Big brother picked a monkey. He picked out a red and black football jersey, football pants, a football helmet, and cleats for Monkey. I think I forgot to mention that mister mess named his horse, horsh. Ha! And big brother named his monkey, monkey. How original! :) I knew big brother would LOVE build a bear, and I was not wrong! His new monkey goes every where with him! Grandmama was so sweet to think to let big brother get glasses for monkey just like his. Big brother loves monkeys glasses. He takes them off of monkey and puts them by his bed with his  every night. And I have to clean monkeys glasses just like I clean his every morning! :) Monkey even traveled to the zoo with us today so he could "meet the real monkeys!" 

On Wednesday we traveled to Harrisburg because one of my sorority sisters who is a photographer was doing some mini sessions and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get some great pictures of these 3 sweet kiddos. Don't worry, Logan and Braden got to stay home with Uncle Joe and play NCAA 13 on the play station 3. They had no complaints! Ha! I can wait to see the pictures!  I know they are going to be great!

Thursday Grandmama took Logan and Braden home.  Sad day!  Big Brother was very sad to see them leave.  We had a pretty normal day.  These kiddos were worn out from all of our fun activities so we rested a lot.were all so happy to see them. 

On Friday Christy, Corbin, and Carson came to visit!  We went to CFA for lunch and some play time.  They all had a great time.  We even got some ice cream before we left.  I can't believe we stayed there for 3 hours!  Time just flew by.  Then they came to our house to play for a little bit.  It was such a great visit!

Saturday we were just planning on staying at home.  It is Joe's last weekend before college starts.  He has a super busy weekend next weekend.  I decided to go to McDonald's to pick up some breakfast.  When I walked outside it was SO cool.  It felt great after our very hot summer!  So, I checked the weather on my phone and saw that the high was going to be 90!  That is so much better than our average temp of 110.  So, I went home, woke everyone up, and we went to the zoo.  I'm so glad we went.  It was a great day!

Big Brother had never been to the Little Rock Zoo before, so it was a great experience.  The Little Rock Zoo has been known in the past for not having many animals to see, but not this time!  We saw both of the elephants, both of the giraffes, the tiger, the jaguars, the cheetahs, the penguins, the spider monkeys (known to big brother as the spider man monkeys!  ha!), all of the bears, the otters, the rhinos, lots of different birds and water fowl, the apes and some smaller monkeys.  She howler monkeys are the only animals that we did not get to see.  They were definitely howling, but "would not come out of their house."  It was an awesome day and I am thinking that Zoo Passes maybe in our near future!  (I got some great pictures.  I really wish I could show you!)  It surprised me how much Mister Mess has grown up since our last zoo trip with him.  He really had a great time!  Miss Priss even loved it.  She just loves being outside.  I put her on my shoulders and she giggled and giggled!

 These sweet kiddos are not going to know what to do this week when we have a boring week at home!  Ha!  A big thank you to Grandmama for making it possible for these kiddos to have such a fun week!