Sunday, October 9, 2011

When The Cowart Girls Babysit........

Aunt Ash and Uncle Eric are super busy these days trying to get moved into their new house. So... On Saturday we finally we got our turn to babysit Mr. Cooper!!!!I imagine Cooper is saying... why in the crap did my momma leave me with these crazy girls;lol! It was soooo great to have a little man in our house; and it doesn't hurt that he is so stinking cute!

Cooper blew his diaper out so he was in need of a change of clothes...... Which led to........

Us girls doing what we do best.... playing dress up.

Isn't she the prettiest thing you've ever seen.... Ahem... I mean isn't he handsome.. LMBO!!!

And we couldn't just stop with one outfit.... We had to try another one ;)

He loved playing with all the ruffles;lol!

We finally got him back into his clothes but that didn't mean we had to stop playing dress up...We have TOOOONS of bows and hats to play with in this house!!!!

LOVE this one!!!!

And this one fit him to a tee and looked adorable!!!!!

We had a blast with our first babysitting experience with Mr. Cooper. I am about 99% sure that my brother is stroking out as he is reading this and seeing all these pictures. And I am sure he will be taking our name and number off their babysitting list;lol!! We love you to pieces Cooper; your a sweet baby and you are the cutest little girl we know ;)

The 49th Month... The Hardest Ever!

Too say this last month has been hard is a freaking understatement!!! It seems like the day Micah Claire turned 4 she has bee sleep walking and sleep talking/screaming. I'll never forget the first night it happened. I was awoke at midnight by her screaming bloody murder "momma help me!" She was screaming it over and over. I jumped up from the bed and hauled you know what across the house to her room. I found her standing in the middle of her room just screaming. It took me a second to realize she wasn't even wake. So I woke her up BIG MISTAKE!!!! She immediately freaked out and went nuts on me. It took a long time to calm her down and we had to let her sleep in our bedroom to keep her calm. From then on it seemed like every night it was happening. One night she was begging me to come play with her; another night she was screaming that she wanted french fries, and one night she somehow climbed over her chair and got trapped between the chair and the wall. I have been like a dang zombie this last month. It has truly been exhausting to go through this. This lack of sleep even started taking a toll on her. She was so tired that she began acting out and throwing the most God Awful fits. She has gotten so many spankings, had tons of stuff taken away and even had to miss gymnastics because of her behavior. I am not proud of how I've reacted to all this; it's so taxing to lose sleep and have an ill behaved child. Last Sunday night I finally took her to her room and sat in the floor in front of her and broke down crying. I told that I had been praying for a month now that I could find a better, more christian way of dealing with her behavior but I was really going to change my prayer. I was going to pray that she began to sleep peacefully and behave like the sweet girl I know she is. She immediately began to cry and jumped into my lap. She apologized over and over again for her behavior and promised she would try harder. Let me tell you our prayers have been answered!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!! She didn't sleep walk once this week and didn't scream out in her sleep at all!!! And the last three nights she has slept all night in her bed!!! I truly hope these issues are past us and don't arise again!!!

49 month pics!Every month I ask her where she wants to take her picture and this month She got creative and wanted to take it by her name! Good idea Claire Bear!!This is our scarecrow that keeps blowing away every time the wind kicks up... So MC decided to name her Windy..... I thought that was very smart of her!Today we loaded up with the Stockton's and head to Brooklyn's 4th Birthday party at the Zoo! Micah Claire and Georgia Kate getting ready to party!!!!MC, Brooklyn, and GK listening so closely to the zoo party leader! They played some super fun Zoo gamesThey each got a party bag full of super cute stuff like binoculars, fans, and, sunglasses; aren't they cute all decked out in their zoo goodies!My super stylish girl!On our way out the girls wanted to ride the carousel all by themselves.... so we decided to let them. It's sooooo hard to let go and them do things alone; but those girls couldn't have been more prouder of themselves!

A Fun and Not So Fun Week

Monday we had Kinley's One Year old Shots. I HATE shots & it kills me that they insist our sweet little babies take so many shots at one time. Kinley bugs was suppose to get 6 shots and I REFUSED!!!! So we only got three and we will get the rest over the next year and her MMR when she's over three years old. I don't know if the MMR is tied to autism like they say but to me it's not worth the risk so we totally avoid it for many years! Kinley did as best as you can expect a baby to do when getting three injections. It broke my heart to watch her cry like that! She was 29 1/2 inches and 22# 12oz; she is healthy and looks great on the growth chart!

My precious baby showing off her little band aides :( But after a little Tylenol and nap she was up and raring to go. I had to go to OBU for an hour so my dad came and watched them. This picture just cracks me up; he is so taken with these girls he just literally lets them run all over him.My little Boo-tiful girl!Make no mistake... this baby would not give her passy to anyone or up for any reason she LOVES IT!!!!! My goal this month is to cut back to using it only during nap and bed time and then be completely off it by 14 months.....we'll see how that goes ;)

I had early morning conference's on Thursday and Friday so Daddy had to take the girls to school. Daddy's car seat wouldn't face backwards so Kinley bugs got to ride forwards for the first time. I really thought she would be excited to see everything but it didn't seem to phase her at all; she is just soooo laid back and I love it!!!!
Saturday Kinley somehow got a hold of a sucker and she bit a hole in it so I decided to just give her the entire sucker and she was very happy I did.....She loved every single bite of it!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Kinley!

Today our sweet Kinley Bugs turned the Big One Year Old!!!! It's a bitter sweet day for me; happy that baby girl is growing and blossoming but sad that she's getting old so fast. For some reason it seems like her first year has flown by faster than Micah Claire' did.

Our super cute bumble bee cake that Ms. Brandi made. (on her way to our house last night the entire top of the cake fell off and she had to go home and redo it; bless her heart!)LOVE these random pics of my girl; they make my heart smile!!!Yummy fruit and veggie spreadand Yummy pig in a blanket, sausage balls, and chips and cheese dip!I used some of the labeled water bottles to decorateMe and my big girl!!!She gives the best opened mouth kisses ever! My hope of the next year is she learns to close that mouth full of drool;lol!And really.... have you ever seen a cutie toosh!!!!! Last night we got home late from Hot Springs and the we had to wait up for Ms Brandi to fix the cake so it was almost two hours past our bedtime when Kinley finally went down for the night and she was up at 6:30am. She took a 40 min nap this morning and I thought that would catch her up but I was WRONG!!!!

I thought maybe pics by the pumpkins would cheer her up... NOPE!
Okay then maybe pics by the tree... YEA!!! That worked for about 5 seconds and

The bottom feel out again... So we took another hour long nap before the party started!While sissy slept we got a few pics of MC Such a little camera ham!
And the extra nap WORKED!!! She woke up a happy, hungry child. PTL!!!!She was even gracious enough to sit still for a second so mommy could get a pic! And blowing kisses to sissy... so sweet!

Then she even had time to take a spin in the car!

She was so wound up she didn't even want to stop and take pics with daddy

Oh... and then Poppa arrived. This girl is head over heals in love with her Poppa Stan these days. She will leap out of my arms for him!She didn't even want Nana to hold her; she wanted her Poppa's hugs! Then it was time for the cake!!! She didn't know what to think about all those people singing to her and starring at her. She kept giving them the funniest looks; it was cracking us all up!

She wanted at that cake!Time to blow the candle outThen time to dig in!!!! It only took me one time to show her how to actually dig into the cake and ice cream and she understood and went to town!!!!

Look at sweet chocolate covered face!!!!MC loving the bumble bee from the top of the cake!Kinley showing off the bumble bee bracelet Ms. Debbie made her; sooooo cute!Then it was time for presents and Kinley was about ready for another Poppa stepped in and helped herShe didn't really know what to think about all the unwrappingThen it was time for her big present....MC was hiding behind the top and pulled it up and squealed Kinley it's me!!! Cracked me up!She didn't' know what it was but she wanted in it with her sister!!LOVE This pic... MC playing with chap stick and Kinley with a piece of gum; both as happy as they can be!Kinely was toooo busy checking out her new wheels to even take a pic with Aunt PaigeCooper was great at the party; he got lots of attention ( like most cutie pies do!)MC and Uncle Eric! Think this is the best pic of these two EVER!!!Ms. Debbie and her girls!!!! LOVE This! Such happy girls!
I took 11 pics of these three and got not one pic with all three of them looking;ha!

This is a book called "your my little love bug" that Ms. Debbie and Papaw Barry got Kinley. It has her picture in it and it is precious. I cried like a baby the first time I read it! Kinley bugs got some super cute clothes today; like this dress from Aunt Paige and Uncle Jody!

After presents Kinley went down for an hour nap and woke up ready to play with some of her birthday goodies. And while she slept... The Razorbacks kicked some Aggie tail!!!!! WOOOO PIG SOOIE!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great day to turn One Year Old!!!!! Thanks to all our wonderful family and friends who helped us celebrate!!