Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Favorites




Fri-YAY hey hey hey!! Y'all, I cannot believe that Jack and I are leaving for Disney World tomorrow!! I'm not sure if I've explained why it's just Jack and I going. My sister wanted to take my niece but her husband and his triplets (blended family) couldn't go due to different spring breaks and work conflicts. So she asked if Jack and I would go with them, of course I happily said SURE! Then my mom decided she wanted to go, and my other sister said she didn't want to be left out so she's pulling her two from school and going too. Its just a girls trip and our kiddos. It should be so much fun, as long as I don't get into it with my sisters, which is known to happen...every now and then {ha!}

I am going to be taking a little bit of a blogger break next week while we are gone! Be sure to follow me on insta @threeboysandagirlblog for fun updates and pictures of our trip!

My favorites for the week!

O N E | Mix and Match Travel- Y'all, Shay and Erika are seriously the best travel planners. Erika has been amazing from the start. I have probably sent her a million emails over the past 6 months and she has happily answered every question I have. I can't recommend them enough, if you're planning a trip to disney (or other places!) email them, you won't be disappointed!


T W O | Graham got his first haircut this week! Y'all, I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me so sad. Those curls are everything to me and I was terrified that they would be gone. while they aren't nearly as curly as before the cut there is definitely some curl left and I pray that as the humidity starts they will continue to get curlier.










T H R E E | Honey Bee Tees These tees are the best! I ordered a few for Jack last year and just got my order for both boys this week. They are so soft and comfy and hold up so well. I love the simplicity of them. they also have rash guards and hats! Definitely a favorite!


F O U R | I ordered these tennis shoes to take to Disney. I hope that they are as comfy as they seem!


F I V E | Happy St. Patrick's Day! The boys celebrated in their classrooms yesterday and I of course had my friend Christina make matching tee's for the boys! Graham's teacher sent me this photo and it cracked me up.







I hope ya'll have a great weekend! I can't wait to share all the details of our trip when we get back!

*linking up with Andrea, April, Karli, and Katie


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Remembering The Little Things

I always love hearing the funny things that come out of Jack's mouth. Lately it seems like he is turning into such a boy and a lot less toddler. I have made a point to write down all the things that I love that he says because I want to remember them always! Graham is just starting to say real words so I've tried to document those things too!


My favorite things Jack has said lately....

// "I want to see Mrs. Kim and her Daddy Mrs. Kevin" Jack loves our next door neighbors and I laugh every time he calls Kim's husband her daddy.

// "Yay good job mom! I'm so proud of you" positive reinforcement obviously stuck with him after potty training haha

// "Sleep mommy bed" I'm afraid to admit that Jack still wakes up nightly and wants in our bed and this phrase is what I hear 99% of the time when I go in there.

// "Lub you mommy!"

// "That's a great idea!" this has to be one of my favorites. I don't know where he heard it but he uses it always in the proper context and it makes me smile.

// "Mom tell the sun to get out of Jack's eyes!"... as we are driving down the road.

// You're my favorite girl, mom"

// "Those are your balls" This one made me laugh hard...I was laying down and he pointed to my chest and said that.

// "Oh look at him walk! You're so good at it Graham". He gets so excited every time Graham walks, it's the sweetest thing.

// "Don't ever leave again" said in a whisper to me as I was walking out the door to the grocery store.



My favorite things Graham says/does...

// "hi der!" as he holds his hand to his ear pretending its a phone

// He loves to play peek-a-boo which we call "pee pie" in our house

// When we sing twinkle twinkle he opens and shuts his hands

// We have the Alexa in our kitchen and every single time I sit Graham in his highchair he immediately turns to it and says "A-le, A-le, A-le" over and over until I turn it on.

Of course there are many more things that I want to remember but these are by far the most favorite of mine!

*Linking up with Annie, Danielle and Jess 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Our Sweet Dog

Hey ya'll!! When I started this blog I wanted it to be a sort of diary of my every day life, focusing on my family, especially my boys! My main goal is to be as real and transparent as possible which means sharing the not so upbeat things. Of course, most of my posts I try to be uplifting and happy but given all that we have gone through over the past week I know my posts have been less that upbeat and I promise that this be my last for quite some time (I am praying so at least!)


Yesterday Patrick and I made the very hard decision to put our 14 year old chocolate lab Roscoe down. I use the word "our" loosely as he most definitely was Patrick's dog. He has had him since he was 6 weeks old. When I first met Patrick it was made very clear from the start that if he ever had to choose between Roscoe and Me he would always choose Roscoe! I even joked about this at our rehearsal dinner when I gave him a painting I had commissioned of Roscoe!



I have never met a dog like Roscoe. He was literally the most patient gentle soul you will ever meet. From the start he was wonderful with the boys. He let them climb all over him, pull his tail, play in his food, poke his face, step on him and he never seemed bothered in the least. When I think about sweet Roscoe these are the things I'm going to miss, we will never find another dog like that.




Roscoe was old, he had awful arthritis in his back legs and he has had trouble getting up and down for quite some time. He has progressively gotten worse over the last several months and in fact, we really didn't think he would make it this far. Making the decision to put him down was the hardest thing Patrick has ever done. There is never a good time to say goodbye to a pet!



I am going to miss walking in the door and immediately looking for him. He always laid right by the sofa under where I sat. He drove me crazy with his loud panting but now I find myself listening for it.



We told Jack this morning that he needed to give Roscoe love before he left for school because he would be going to Heaven. Jack has had moments of sadness and asked several times when Roscoe is coming home. We keep reminding him that he is in Heaven and Jack told us "I want to go too!".




It is going to take some time for our hearts to mend and the void that we are feeling to be filled. I know that we will one day get another dog, but we will never find another Roscoe, he was literally a one in a million kind of dog!!

I had plans to participate in the "remember the little things" link up today, but really wanted to share this post! So come back tomorrow to see all the funny things (and there are quite a few!) that Jack has been saying lately. I have made a point to write them all down!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekending

Hope ya'll had a great weekend! I am looking forward to getting back to a normal week after all that happened last week. We had a super low key weekend which was welcomed! I also took like zero pictures because we really didn't do a ton so this is going to be short and sweet! 

This weekend we...

* Had a kid free night and met some friends for dinner on Friday night! 


* Watched the ACC tournament 
* Let Graham play with snapchat filters since that always makes him happy 



* Had a family movie night and watched Moana (it was really cute!) 




* went from enjoying 70 degree weather to watching it snow on Sunday! 


* stayed in our pajamas all day long on Sunday
* Listened to Graham whine approximately 598059585 times. 
* Watched these two crawl up and down the stairs 


* Watched Moana again 
* Ate 5,000 mini cadbury eggs 




So as you can see, it was quite the uneventful weekend. Pretty boring if you as most. Jack and I are leaving for Disney World on Saturday so I have got to get my act together and start packing! If you have been with a toddler before let me know what things I must not forget!! 

Here's to a great Monday for all! 

*Linking up with Biana 


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Fri-YAY! This week really has knocked me on my fanny if I'm being honest. Between the stomach bug at the beginning of the week and the funeral yesterday the entire week feels like a blur. Patrick and I spent the day yesterday with his sweet family celebrating his grandmama and it was the sweetest service.

On to my favorites!

O N E | Jack is going to be in a wedding this fall and we were discussing what he was going to wear last night with my MIL and her sister. My MIL is an admitted hoarder, but like the most organized hoarder you will ever meet in your life. She said she had an outfit that Patrick wore at a wedding when he was Jacks age, and y'all, she ran up to her attack and was able to pull it out within 30 seconds. I mean...I can't even find something that quick that my boys wore last week haha. I died when Jack tried it on, I loved it and I love how sweet it is that Patrick wore it all those years ago. Also...could they be any more twin like? At least Jack got my awesome smile, Patrick has not changed his smile in 34 years haha.


T W O | We took the boys to Chick-Fil-A the other day and Graham was digging the ice dream. He also would smile and wave at every single person who walked in the door. Similar to the walamart greeter haha.



T H R E E | I just love getting these pictures of Jack at school.


F O U R | This Is Us. Surely everyone is as obsessed with this as I am? This weeks episode was such a favorite of mine. I cried multiple times. I just loved William and I thought the way the celebrated him this week was so sweet!

F I V E | Ya'll know how much I love my babysitter Anna and her photography skills. Yesterday she took the boys outside for a little photo session. She sent me these two sneak peeks. I know I'm biased but man they are so cute. I have a picture she took of Jack in this exact position last year and he has grown SO much.





S I X | Date night! The boys are spending the night with my inlaws tonight because Jack has been begging for days so we get an unexpected date night! No clue what we will do but I'm looking forward to it!

They are predicting we may get some snow this weekend (NO!!!) and its going to turn cold..just when I was finally accepting the warmer spring like temps. Praying we just get some cold rain. What fun things do you have planned this weekend?

Have a great Friday!

*Linking up with April, Andrea, Karli, and Amanda

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Checking In

Hey friends! Popping in quick over here..it's been one heck of a week already!

 If you are following me on instagram you know that my entire family was down and out with the stomach bug from Friday-Monday someone was pretty much constantly getting sick (minus all day Saturday). Today we are finally all on the mend. Patrick headed back to work and I did keep the boys home just for one more day of trying to keep our germs away. My house has pretty much been lysol bombed and all sheets have been washed!

Whew I tell you, when a family of four gets the stomach bug it really wipes you out! Thankfully we all got it at different points in the weekend but mama was the last one and it hit me the hardest.



this guy was obviously the first to get to feeling better...I think he's the germ passer!!




On top of the bug hitting us Patrick's grandmama passed away yesterday morning. She was a precious 94 year old woman who was the matriarch of the family. She had 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was so loved by many and we will miss her, but rejoice in the fact that she is in Heaven with her Heavenly Father and reunited with the love of her life! I love these two pictures of the boy's with greatmama as Jack called her!



Sorry I have been so MIA this week! I hope to be back tomorrow with a Thursday confessions post!