Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday (a lil late) to My First Love

Happy Birthday Wes!!!!

To celebrate Wes's 32nd Birthday, here are 33 random things (because you need one to grow on!) about the man who still makes my heart skip a beat:

1.  He is the best father ever.  Tucker and Gracie are so blessed to call him Daddy!
2.  Also, the best husband ever.  Seriously, there is not anything else that I could ask for or from him.  He is amazing!
3.  He is one of the most selfless people I know.  He would do anything for anybody.
4.  He is a man of God. Truly. He lives his life to follow Jesus and is the godly leader of our family. I don't know what I did to deserve him and I don't deserve him, but I am so thankful to have been given such a gift from God.
5.  He used to never miss an episode of The Young & the Restless.  Yup, he started watching it when he was younger.  We watched it together when we started dating, and he got me a little hooked.  We haven't watched it in a long time now though.  However, I'm willing to bet he still looks things up on line about Y&R just to see what's going on.
6.  He is funny.  No, hilarious! 
7.  He is a remote hog.
8.  He has this 'move' or imitation that he does of a dinosaur from Jurassic Park.  It's pretty good too.  (lol!)
9.  He has every line of every old movie memorized.
10.  He is a true romantic at heart.  Seriously, the gifts he gives me and the letters he writes, so sweet.  He's way better at that stuff than I am.
11.  He would have liked to have joined the Airforce and been a fighter pilot.  (I'm very thankful that is NOT our lifestyle!)
12.  He loves pumpkin seeds.
13.  And Sea Salt Carmel Ice Cream, Kroger brand.
14.  He eats a bowl pretty much nightly, and always in bed.
15.  He is an amazing cook and grill-master.
16.  He was in the marching band and can still get busy on the snare drum.
17.  He pitched on the baseball team in high school and threw a really mean curve ball.
18.  He is always calm, cool and collected.
19.  He always knows the right thing to do.
20.  Has nick names that include 'Wuz', 'Lucky Dog', 'Wheels', & 'Collaliah'.
21.  His first car was a 1982 Oldsmobile '98.
22.  He sings in the shower, really loud.
23.  He used to be a teacher's pet in high school.
24.  He enjoys video games.
25.  He likes his stake medium-rare.
26.  He loves a good nap, especially on Sundays!
27.  He is really good at his job, which allows me to be a stay-at-home-most-of-the-time mom.
28.  He is a great spider killer.
29.  He has two younger sisters who look up to and admire him.
30.  All of his sisters' friends think he's super hot (of course I couldn't agree more!)!
31.  He scored almost a perfect score on his driver's test.
32.  He has a pair of aviator sunglasses that make him look like Usher.
33.  He used to sing me "Yeah-Yeah" songs (and I kinda miss them!).

Happy Birthday, Baby! 

Mommy, Tucker & Gracie 

Funny Thursday

Yesterday, Wes was changing Tucker's dirty diaper.  For Wes, this takes some concentrating.  So, he wasn't as attentive to Tucker as Tucker would have liked.  Here's what Tucker did about it:

Tucker:  "Daddy.  Daddy.  Daddy!  Daaaaaaddddddyyyyy!  [Wes still doesn't answer because he's focused on the 'dirty' task at hand.]  Wes!  Weeessss!!!"

Daddy:  "What did you call me?!"

Tucker, with a smile on his face:  "Daddy!"

I guess maybe it's time for Mommy to only refer to Daddy as Daddy! 

I thought that was funny and thought I would share. 

Happy Thursday!  :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

And She Shall Be Called....

Anna Grace

But around these parts, she's known as   Gracie  :) 

Or, as   Gracie Bear   by Daddy and I.

"Anna" is the name that Wes and I have had picked out for our future daughter for quite some time now.  Somewhat of a family name since my Mom's middle name is "Anne".  It's close enough to claim being named after Memaw, right?

My Sweet Gracie Bear,
Right now you are kicking and punching the heck outta Momma!  And I love every one of those jabs and drop kicks!  I am so excited to meet you, to hold you so close and kiss those sweet cheeks!  (But, no rush, you still have several weeks of growing to do yet!) 
There are so many things that I look forward to about having a daughter!  I hope that we will be best friends.  I hope that you will always know that you can come to me about anything and everything.  I hope that I'm the first person you want to come to about everything, good or bad. 
I look forward to the special bond we will have.  I can't wait to watch you and Tucker together, to see the look on his face when he meets you for the first time.  To watch you try to follow your big brother around.  And I am especially excited about the special bond that you and Daddy will have.  Daddy loves you so much, he lights up every time you're name is mentioned! 
Gracie, it's like you've always been a part of our family, like you've been in Mommy's belly forever (lol! thank goodness that's not the case!).  When Tucker says his night-night prayers, he always says, "Thank you Gracie Mommy's belly."  And, of course, Daddy and I always thank God for our sweet Gracie Bear!
We all love you SO, SO, SO, SO much, way more than words!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Baby Nash is on His Way!

Y'all remember that my sister's due date is only 2 days ahead of mine?  Well, did I tell y'all that she's having a boy!?  She already has the most beautiful 2 1/2 year old little girl, Tatum (her and Tucker are 8 months apart), and now, Baby Nash is on the way!  I know, isn't the name "Nash" so cute!  It's Holli's husband's great grandmother's maiden name.  There's just something I LOVE about family names like that!  "Michael Nash" is scheduled to be here on September 21st.

To celebrate his upcoming arrival, I had Holli and Nash a small baby shower at my house this past weekend.  Here's a few pics :)

Holli & Shelby
Isn't Holli absolutely beautiful?!  She's glowing!

Some silly shower games :)

Me & Holli (Baby Boy Yates & Baby Girl Keene :))
And can y'all PLEASE tell me what is wrong with this picture?!?!
 Why am I like ten times bigger than Holli?!  Remember, she's due 2 days  before me!  Now maybe I know why people look at me with pity when I tell them I have 7 1/2 weeks left....

Congratulations Holli!  I am SO excited to meet Baby Nash!!!  I love you so much!!!!  (And hurry up and grow a big belly already!  You're really making a sista look bad lol!)

Tucker's First Movie!

Last Sunday, Daddy and I took Tucker to see his very first movie, Winnie the Pooh!

What's a movie without some pre-movie video games?

There's something about a giant bag of popcorn that makes my Tucker Bug look like such a big boy!

Tucker was so good throughout the movie (which was only an hour and three minutes, including previews, so it's the perfect "first" movie!).  During the previews, he kept saying, "Winnie the Pooh at?"  I'm with ya, Tucker Bug!  Why show previews of anything other than Winnie the Pooh at a Winnie the Pooh movie?

He was pretty entertained by the movie and only started to get a little restless during the last 20 minutes.  We decided to get out while we were ahead and skipped the last 10 minutes of the movie, at which point I asked Tucker, "Are you ready to go?"  He responded VERY loudly with, "Bye bye movie!" and continued to tell the movie "Bye Bye" over and over again until we exited the theatre! 

I think we have lots more movies in our future! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Vicariously

Please check out one of my very good friend's blog (who also allows Tucker to hang out with her and her son, Jayden, while I'm at work) here.  I didn't do a Wordless Wednesday yesterday, but she did and it pretty much sums up a favorite for both our babes :)