Showing posts with label Wesley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wesley. Show all posts

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Stylish one

You know who the stylish one in our family is. 

"Mom, I'm just feeling really fancy today." -Wesley

Check out these other funny Wesley outfits here

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wesley's "spider"

This week Wesley and I sewed a "spider" stuffed animal together.
****I use the word spider loosely. 
You may have to use your imagination to see its spiderness.
Oh and apparently spiders have 8 legs, not 6. ****

The spider was based on Mackenzie's butterfly from her 100 day project. 

Wesley helped me pick out all of the fabric, cut shapes out of certain pieces and sew them to the front of his "spider",  pick out the ribbon legs and stuff the little guy with stuffing.

Honestly it kind of looks like an ugly pillow with ribbons sticking out. 

With a silly face 

a W, a heart and other random shapes on the front. 

But Wesley thinks it is the coolest thing e.v.e.r.
He sleeps with it, swings it around and hits everyone with it (your welcome everyone), plays games with it,

and takes it everywhere we go in the car (and out to dinner when I'm not paying attention). 

And as long as he's happy, I am happy. 
And I'll keep sewing with my kids.
Even if it means making ugly "spiders". 

Monday, March 3, 2014


The many emotions of a 4 year old boy. 
From crying to laughing in less than 30 seconds. 
All because I made him walk to and from dropping his sister off at school (which is like a mile...maybe). 
Clearly we need to exercise a little more regularly because that was some serious drama. 
You would have thought his legs were falling off. 

Anyways, we survived and even ended with a smile.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Wesley!

Wesley Paul, 
Happy 4th birthday Bubba!

You, my sweet boy, bring so much life and excitement to our family!

You are passionate, loud and brave.
I pray that you would use your voice for Jesus....that you would proclaim His truth and always stand up for what is right. 

You are nurturing and loving and the best brother. 
You are going to make a great Daddy and husband one day (and you have already promised to live next door to me don't forget that). 

You are one smart and creative cookie.
I love to see your little imagination at work.
Sometimes it is used coloring crayon on the patio (we are still working on channeling it in the right direction) and you scissors. You always know where the 6 pairs we own are in the house. 

You are the best helper. 
God has definitely given you a heart of service (just like your Bapa).
You love to help Mommy and Daddy with whatever we are doing and you especially love to help Mommy in the kitchen.
I'm sure one day your going to be whipping up gourmet meals for all 6 of us!   

You love your "stuffies".
Last night you had 13 in your bed. 

You are funny. Like really funny. 
You know what to say at just the right time to make us laugh. 
Heck... I just love listening to everything you have to say. 
And you have always have a.lot. to say. 

You are my little curious George. 
You love to explore and get into things that well... you shouldn't be into.  
I don't think you will be touching this stuff again soon.  

You love to redefine the rules of fashion
And we love to see your creative outfit choices. 

You still love to snuggle.
And be held. 
Today I asked you if you would still let me hold you when you were 100 and you said that I could. If I could still pick you up.

You are the cutest thing ever.
Seriously...such a handsome boy. 

You love to play sports and are so excited to start soccer next month!
I'm pretty sure you have more energy then all the players on the teams combined so you should do awesome. 

You have the best laugh.
Your joy is contagious. 

You are a people person.
You pretty much hate to be alone. 
And you will walk up to a total stranger and talk their ear off about anything and everything.

We are so thankful that you are our son and that you are a part of our family! 
We love you so so so much! 
Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mr. Fashinoista

My son likes to change clothes about 
one hundred times a day. 

exhibit a

Most days my kids get to pick what they want to wear. 
Which means most days they have on some ummm....interesting outfits.
But when you have 4 little people you got to let some things go.
We do have some basic dressing criteria...
As long as it's
-modest (dresses or skirts have to have shorts or leggings under them)
-seasonally appropriate (even this I am pretty lenient on)
I'm usually fine with it. 
Wesley is by far my most creative dresser.

He loves to dress up and would wear a collared shirt and vest (or tie) every day if he could. 
He calls button down shirts his "work shirts" because Aaron wears one to work everyday. 

Some days when I tell him to get dressed he comes down in jammies. 

Or boardshorts.

Some days he wants to wear jeans and cowboy boots (even if it is 100 degrees out) or his sisters flip flops.

The other day he found one of Hudson's shirts in his closet (they share a closet) and tried to put it on.  
When we told him it was Hudson's he said, "I was wondering why it was so small."

Collared shirt and Camo

He also tends to put things on backwards

and sometimes he goes the whole day without me noticing.

It is only 95 degrees out and those clothes are only 2 sizes too big. 

He also loves this superhero dress up clothes. 
And beanies.
And his slippers.
Preferably together. 
In the middle of a hot day.
Here he is cooling himself off in front of the fan...I have no idea why he is so hot :)

Oh would be so boring without you! 
Thanks for always keeping us on our toes and making us laugh. 
We love you silly boy!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

future MVP

Watch out Babe Ruth. 
With this guys skills he's sure to be a future MVP. 
Or a male model. 
He's so cute I can't handle it. 

I'm so glad I grabbed the real camera and snapped these pictures of Wes and Aaron doing some batting practice.

Like our homemade tee?
We are fancy over here. 

He was so excited to be hitting it 

and even more excited to be doing some boy activities (he's still surrounded by girl stuff 99% of the time).

Love you buddy!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Soaking them up

With baby Hudson coming any day 
I'm trying to soak up every last minute with my babies before our new baby is here. 
Yesterday afternoon I pulled the camera out to document each of them at this stage in life. 

Maddie is talking up a storm and is silly and loving
and getting a feisty side to her.

Wesley is our comedian. 
He is always making us laugh and is a crazy, energetic, curious boy.

Mackenzie is 5 going on 15.
She is smart and helpful and emotional.
She loves to talk and to be creative.

I can't wait to meet our new little man and see how his unique personality will fit into our family. 
I'm so blessed with the kids God has given me!

Thursday, February 28, 2013


My kids go to the best preschool.
Well at least I think so.
It's only one day a week on Fridays so I get to enjoy my kids at home Monday-Thursday (because let's face it once they hit kindergarden they are in school for the rest of their lives) and then they get to go to school to learn, and craft, and be trained and loved on for a few hours on Friday (and I get to enjoy running errands with only one kid). 
It's also a co op model which means that I get to help out a few times a year and get a peek into what they do during their day at school. 
Helping in their classes is one of my favorite things to do (and my kids LOVE it too).
  I love watching them interact with their friends, and seeing them participating and learning.

Last month I got to help in each of the kids classes and I of course went picture crazy. 

Here is Kenzie with her amazing teacher Mrs. Vorrell. 

Hooking different color links together during her listening skills time.

Each week the kids work on a letter of the alphabet, a coordinating character trait and bible verse. 
This week the letter was L and the theme was ladybugs so we made lady bug snacks (ritz crackers, red peanut butter and raisins)

and a lady bug craft. We read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle,

and the kids got to release 1,500 lady bugs into a garden outside the preschool. 
It was so cool to see so many ladybugs and to be able to hold them.

During snack/recess we got to see Wesley and I snapped a picture of him with his awesome teacher Mrs. Yartz.

Me and my babes. 

2 weeks after I helped in Mackenzie's class I got a chance to be in Wesley's class.

He was so excited to introduce me to all of his friends and for me to see him in action. 

Recess fun.

This week the letter was N and the theme was nests. 
Wesley's teacher made these adorable nests out of chocolate and pretzels with jelly bean eggs inside. 
So cute!

and yummy!

We made these cute little nest crafts together, learned all about Narwhals, read "Are you my Mother by P.D. Eastman",  counted eggs in nests, learned about being Nice to one another and more. 

So fun!