Raising Two ADVENTURERS to Love Jesus

Raising Two ADVENTURERS to Love Jesus

Monday, December 22, 2014

Daddy is thirty-two...

We had such a fun time creating a little homemade family birthday party for Daddy!  We did this last year and the boys enjoyed it so much.  Honestly, we did as well.  We love family time at home.  We feel like making memories while they are young is truly a special gift.
Dylan made him a HUGE card!  
 Caleb decorated it, too!
 We had party props and party poppers.  Dinner was tacos, rice, and cheese dip-per Daddy's request.  Then, yellow cake with chocolate icing for dessert!
 We also got all dressed up that weekend to go to a wedding.  I think our dates were the most handsome dates there!
We love you Daddy!  We love you more today than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow!

November Wrap-up

Caleb went with me to vote at the beginning of November.  He told me he was going to vote for cars and asked me if I voted for cars.  He told me Daddy would vote for cars.  
 Spending time with their Daddy Vell on Veteran's Day.
 Caleb is an out of control sleeper.  Daddy caught this one morning before he went to work.
 We managed to sneak away for the weekend to go to the LSU game.  I had on 2 pair of thermals and lots of layers.  We actually stayed warm.  Probably because of all the yelling, jumping, and screaming.  So glad we got the BOOT back!
 Mrs. Workman let Dylan come to her Pre-K 3 class and read to them.  What a great thing!
 Dylan was the only one in Taekwondo class one afternoon and he got some one-on-one instruction from Mr. Baez.  It was great for him!
 Playing outside in November.  My favorite tree in the yard is finally changing colors!
 We enjoyed a trip to the Nature Center and a trolley ride around downtown!
 Dylan went on his first duck hunt!
 November 30
He loved it!
 Daddy was prepared with ear plugs and snacks!
 His very own tiny little waders!
 Watching the ducks circle. 
What a great November!  Caleb also had an X-ray of his collarbone.  It is healing nicely.  He no longer has to wear his brace, but we do have to be careful for 3 more weeks.  Yikes!

Our Little Reader

Dylan has been real into spelling any word that he notices.  EVERYTHING.  Cereal boxes, store fronts, stickers, basically just anything where he notices letters.  He also has been pretty great at beginning letter sounds.  He has been asking me to help him read.  We started out by reviewing letter sounds on his chalkboard easel, then blending sounds together.  
November 13, 2014
Dylan read his first book! 
Book 1 in the BOB series for Beginning Readers
 We "face-timed" all the grandparents and Aunt Carole.  I also took video of the BIG milestone! We are soooooo very proud of our sweet 5 year old boy who loves to learn and eager to try anything new!
Here he is reading to me! Heart. Explodes. 

Happy Thanskgiving 2014!

Making turkey cookies, a tradition we started two years ago!
 The finished product!
Thanksgiving morning family selfie!
We had a great Thanksgiving Day in Amagon, AR with my Mom's extended family.
I am so thankful for my boys.  God has truly blessed us. 
 All of my parents grandSONS!
Thankful for Sis being here this year and of course for our Daddy Vell! 
Loving on their Poppy!
 Riding "country style" in Uncle Wayne's truck to his house!
 We all really enjoyed their thankful tree this year.  Caleb was old enough to really participate, and Dylan wrote on his leaves this year.  

Like a Rhinestone Cowboy

November 9, 2014
Dylan loves everything about Cowboys.  He has loved everything about cowboys for over a year now.  He has become buddies with one of the men at our church, because Mr. John is a "REAL" cowboy.  Mr. John and Mrs. Anita invited us to their farm to ride the horses.  We have been trying to coordinate this afternoon for a long time and it finally happened!  Dylan got to ride Sha-nay-nay.  She was very gentle, and he LOVED it!

 Caleb didn't make it around the circle once.  He wanted to try it, but it didn't seem to be his favorite thing. 
 Mr. John and Mrs. Anita took us out for a ride around the farm in the ranger and we got to see all of Mr. John's cows and watch him feed them. 
 They got real close when that food started coming! 
It was a great afternoon and we are so appreciative that the Ott family shared their home with us for the afternoon, so our little cowboy could feel like the REAL DEAL!