Monday, December 21, 2015


Isaiah has been taking gymnastics since August. He started off in the Gymini-crickets class and worked through some beginning basic skills. His biggest accomplishment was mastering the back bend. 
Still needing a little help
This day was fun for me to watch because his gymnastics teacher was my old teacher when I was growing up. 

Got it! 

After 9 weeks in this class he moved up to Beastie Boys. In this class they work on the trampoline a lot, rings, parallel bars and the rope. Isaiah had no problem scaling to the top and ringing the bell on his first try. He is a little monkey. We laughed because his teacher did not expect anyone to get up and was working with another student. He got a big surprise when he turned around!

Friday, November 27, 2015


This year we did a potluck style lunch with Mike's dad and stepmom then headed to his grandma's house after naps for dinner. It was a pretty relaxing day spent with family and my pregnant belly was quite satisfied. 
My favorite part of the holiday was when Isaiah offered to help me with ALL the cooking. I made squash casserole, dressing and two pecan pies. He was so excited to help and I enjoyed telling him stories about my Grannie and Memaw and all the food they would cook for us when we were younger. I am so lucky to have this tender hearted little helper in my life. I say it all the time, but I am really loving this age with him. 
He came out of the playroom dressed in his chef jacket and apron. Cutest chef I've ever seen. 
Pecan pies 
Dressing: crumbling up the cornbread
Sautéing the onion, celery and butter
Spreading it out in the pan to bake
Daddy got to carve the turkey and bless the food. I love this man of mine. 
My mother in law did a beautiful job with the table and all the other fixins'. We had soooooo much food. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

4 year old Preschool

Isaiah started school in August and he is LOVING it!  We changed schools this year and we are so happy with our choice. Isaiah has two awesome teachers and they do an amazing job teaching and communicating. We struggled with his behavior last year but he has improved tremendously this year. He gets excited about doing homework and he is starting to read. This is right up my alley and actually makes me miss teaching kindergarten. I love watching kids learn to read. 
First day of school
Learning is fun
Homework time
Special day date to Chuck E Cheese for a month's worth of excellent behavior 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Second Trimester

So I really expected to wake up in my second trimester feeling like a new person. That didn't happen. I was sick through week 18 and was still absolutely exhausted. After a visit to my OB and some blood work I learned my iron was low so I started an iron supplement. This helped tremendously. I finally had some energy and only needed to nap every other day. Hahahaha!
20 weeks

Cravings: carbs, carbs, carbs! Twizzlers.  I was able to add red meat back in to my diet and Mike is thankful that I can cook again. He still had to brown up the meat if I was using ground beef but I could handle the rest. 
Can't stand: Mexican food
Exercise: I stopped water aerobics once I could stomach being hot and started walking and biking 4-5 days a week. My goal was always 3-7 miles depending on how much time I had. This really helped me gear up for all the walking at Disney as well. 
Weight gain: kept off the ten pounds I lost in the first trimester. 
Baby name:  it's a BOY and he will be named Luke Michael!

Friday, October 30, 2015

5 years old

It's crazy to me that we now have a 5 year old and we will be beginning a new chapter of life with him.....elementary school! I really love this age and the "alone moments" I get with Isaiah. He is such a neat, caring, fun, energetic, crazy, hyper, sweet, experimental, dare devilish kid. 
Height: 42 inches
Weight: 38 pounds
Favorite foods: sushi, pepperoni pizza, apples, broccoli, carrots, tacos, popcorn, and fruit snacks
Best friends: Owen and Hudson

Things you like to do: bike rides (no training wheels), going to the park, kids play, super Mario brothers wii, Nintendo ds2, donkey kong, wii sports, dressing up in costumes, watching movies, snuggling at night, cooking and board games ( Dino meal, cootie bug, memory, pop the pig, alphabet treasure hunt and find my toys)

Dislikes: the dark
Things you are learning: you can identify all the letters and sounds, numbers 1-30, no training wheels on bike, writing your first name, starting to blend three sounds to make words, spell and read high frequency words, put things in order, read a calendar, gymnastics (best and climbing the rope to the top and ringing the bell)  and you finally are falling in love with books!  

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Break

We celebrated fall break with a trip to the zoo, a play date with our cousins, bike rides, strolls and lots of play. The weather was great!