Monday, September 30, 2013

Goodbye Summer

I started the list here and then updated it here and the last update was the end of July, here. Summer is slowly but surely coming to a close. The lows are around 60 with highs still around 90, but tomorrow is October 1st so I figured it was officially time to say goodbye to Summer 2013. :( It was a good one!  *things we've done since last update...

Summer To Do List:
Go swimming
Go to the park*
While on our Little River trip we went to the park. I talked about it here. Beckham loved the slide, but some bigger kids came and he wanted to play with them but they didn't really know what to do with him, so we ended up cutting our park time short.
Eat ice cream
Build a pillow (and blanket) fort
Visit family
Go to Yaya and Grumpy's
Paint with pudding*
Beckham's new favorite thing is Go-Gurt. So, technically we didn't paint with pudding but he is pretty obsessed with letting the Go-Gurt fall on his tray and spreading it all around. Does that count?
Bake cookies*
We actually made three different types of cookies (peanut butter, chocolate chip & Nutella cookies) this summer, three different times and I did not get a picture any of those times. fail...... I let him smoosh the dough with his hands..he loved it!
Read LOTS of books
Go for walks
Lay in the grass
Play in sprinklers
Eat sno-cones
Go to the lake
Take lots of pictures
Put those pictures into an album**
I'm starring this although it hasn't actually happened yet. I did give out all of Beckham's 1 year old pictures to friends and family, and I have ordered copies of a ton of pictures I have on my phone and I already bought an album, so I'm prematurely saying that I've already done this because it. will. happen. :)
Play in the mud*
Mud/dirt/water/bugs are Beckham's BFFs. He loves getting dirty. It didn't rain for like 3 months straight so he just recently played in the actual 'mud' and of course I didn't get a pic. Just trust me. I'll be sure to snap one in the near future. I did however have this picture from him playing in the water sprinkler.

Eat s'mores
Build a fire
Watch the sunset
Stay up late
Wake up early
Go to a Gymboree class
Go shopping
See a baseball game
Go fishing
Write with sidewalk chalk
Finger paint
Eat Popsicles
Take a trip
Ride in a boat
Have 1 year old pictures made

We didn't get everything done on the list but we had an awesome Summer. Life is so much better with Beckham. I honestly do not know what I did before him. Each day with that little boy is so special. He has a smile that can light up a room, a laugh that will force a smile from anyone, and the sweetest, gentlest soul. He is truly my greatest accomplishment. I am so lucky to be his Mama.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

high five for Friday

Five favorites from this week:
1. iPhone iOS 7. I'm obsessed.... Complete geek, I know but I love it. I love love love iTunes Radio, the new color scheme, and call me crazy but, the flashlight on the lock screen is pretty amazing! I'm ready for my Mom to visit so we can try the whole AirDrop thing. I'm curious to see how it works...

2. Fall decor.
Owl chalk board says 'Happy Fall Y'all' 

3. My 7th graders are finished with Hatchet by Gary Paulsen! This may not seem like a big deal to some but OMG. I love the book, don't get me wrong, and so did they, but hearing the same passages three times a day for three weeks....yeah, I'm over it!

4. This new perfume roller ball, I know I'm late on this scent but Marc Jacobs Daisy is pretty much the best scent ever. And these new makeup drawers-obsessed. Period.
Ignore the randomness in that basket. :)

5. He's always my favorite.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Have we noticed a pattern here?

Seriously? I have totally sucked at blogging lately, but honestly my life has been so crazy busy I've just been enjoying the ride. I absolutely love when my hubby is home from work & all I want to do is spend time with my family! So shoot me, I've been living. 

Honestly school has been going by so fast I feel like I blinked & we were already sending out progress reports! I love my job so much and feel so incredibly blessed to be in the position I am in. I truly have my dream job. No- being able to take Beckham with me would really be the dream but then I'd get no teaching done and that wouldn't be good for anyone. 

We are currently in a complete drought. Like everything around us is as dry as the dessert. All parishes within like a 2 hour range are under a burn ban because everything is so hot & dry. As I write this it is raining. They've predicted 2-5 inches which means everything will flood because the ground is so hard right now. I don't think I've heard the rain in months. It's so peaceful and calming so I thought I'd share that randomness....

Anyways- life lately..... Well Beckham is doing great- last I wrote we were having some allergy issues but all of that has pretty much cleared up. I think allergies for him will be a lifelong battle. Both Butch & I have the horribly & I'm pretty sure it's going to be the same for him. Poor kills my soul but, Louisiana heat + no rain = dust, pollen, you name it. 

Beckham is seriously talking up a storm. He says (all the words I mentioned before) thank you, tea, cookie, drink, and his new favorite.....drum roll please...... PONE yes, like phone, but just pone (like bone). It is hilarious & I knew it wouldn't be long before he said either phone or remote since those are his all time favorite things, but PONE won! Haha

Even though it's still 95-100 degrees everyday I am having a lot of fun decorating for Fall, thinking about Fall, planning outfits & things to do in Fall. I think I'm just ready for it to cool off, but Fall/Winter has always been my favorite time of year. So many great memories come with Fall and with Beckham getting older I know the season will just get better. 

I do plan on doing a Summer To Do List update since it is officially over, but it still feels like Summer around here so I just can't get in the mood to call it over yet. I'll also get some pics together to show y'all my fall decor. It's not much but I think it's pretty cute & I'm adding a little every day. 

So, blogger says my last post was 16 days ago, sorry! But here's a photo recap of the past 16 days! :)
Swimming sesh
Home with Daddy while Mama works = no clothes all day
iPad? Check. Cell phone? Check.
2nd haircut!
Uncle B got a new puppy aka Puppa
Chit chattin' at a bday party
Eatin a sucker
Being silly

Xoxo, Katie

Monday, September 2, 2013

Little River Getaway

Over Labor Day weekend we took a little trip about two hours away to Winthrop, Arkansas.... Where exactly is Winthrop you ask? I have no idea. It is the smallest little nothing town but within it lies the sweetest little community that you'd never know existed. We honestly had no idea what to expect- Butch's brothers planned the whole trip and we were just along for the ride. It turned out to be so much fun. We (Butch's parents, brothers & us) all stayed in a house/cabin thing on a golf course and a canal off of Little River. It was a gated community that sat on a golf course but was also in front of Little River, so our front yard was a golf course & the back yard was the river. It was the neatest thing ever. 

They had a pool, basketball court, tennis court, a park, tons of trails, concession stands, plus the golf course & private river. I have seriously never seen anything like it. It was only two hours away but it was so nice to escape for the weekend and relax. Beckham had a great time. He did so well on the ride to & from & was such a champ all weekend. We rode the golf cart until it was almost out of juice & Butch brought his ranger and we ran it out of gas. Literally. Riding anything is Beckham's ultimate fav. We went to the river every day, collected rocks, ate hotdogs from the hotdog stand, homemade ice cream, and cupcakes for Uncle Stevie's birthday. We played Yahtzee, Texas Hold'em & I learned a new game called Cadillac; we let Beckham run around naked & he peed on the kitchen floor (it was hilarious). We played a little golf, slid down the slide & climbed the rock wall at the park, we laughed and made tons of memories. Or as Butch said "more memories to add to the collection". 

I am so thankful I married into a family that is so easy to get along with. I don't know what I would do without my Mother-in-law, all of them really. We had such a good time, and although I was ready to get back to my comfy bed. It was hard to leave. 

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