Monday, May 23, 2016

Mother's Day - Brynn's BROKEN wrist!

We really had a wonderful Mother's Day...I guess so wonderful that I didn't take ANY pictures until we ended up in the ER that night.  

We had a great service and church and then ordered Outback take-out and ate at Pam and Rick's which was delicious and more relaxing than us having all five grand-daughters in the restaurant on Mother's Day.  

We got to stop by my parents house really quick to see Granny and Pawpaw and wish Granny a Happy Mother's Day before we headed home to take naps.  

Then we headed back to my parents that night to eat together and celebrate Mother's Day with them.

Ryan did pretty good in the gift department this year...WE GOT A MINI-VAN!  We got it a couple of weeks ago but I'm definitely considering that a great present!  I also took a picture of some shoes and a purse that I wanted at TJ Maxx and he actually went by and got them.  (Although I told him I needed the shoes in a size 8 and by the time he went by there the 8's were gone so he said "I just got the 7's...figured they would be fine."  HA!  Seriously?  Men are SO CLUELESS sometimes.  But I'd still say he did UMPTEEN TIMES better than a couple of years ago when he got me a SKILLET...I still haven't let him live that one down.      

And then the night took a turn for the worse...we were taking a walk in a cute little neighborhood by their house and we started racing.  We were cracking up because she was seriously almost beating she actually BEAT my mom and my mom was trying her hardest to win.  Anyway...we were having a big old time running around and then it was starting to get dark and we kept running around and she just fell and tripped one time and landed on her wrist wrong.  I was worried she was going to have skinned up her entire face and legs but there wasn't one scratch.  Just what we thought might be a BROKEN WRIST!

We headed to the ER and sure was broken.  When we got there we knew three people that were working, from the triage nurse, to the nurse, to the ER doctor.  We didn't wait ONE second, even though the waiting room was super crazy.  I felt bad but I wasn't going to go wait in that huge line.  She was teary but did great...especially once the x-rays were over and the medicine was working.

They made a special cast and splint for overnight and she was already feeling good.  She slept fine that night and then Ryan was able to get us in to see the orthopedic doctor the very next morning at 8:30 (Ryan working at St. Francis and knowing lots of the orthopedic doctors definitely helped in this situation!)

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM!  So thankful to be this girls' mommy and that everything turned out just fine.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weekend of FUN!

A couple of weekends ago was CRAZY BUSY...but SO MUCH FUN!

To start things off...on Friday night we had an end of the year college event.."Costume Dodgeball", followed by a picnic at Pam and Rick's

Saturday morning we were up bright and early for "Saturday School"...a kindergarten orientation event at Brynn's new elementary school.

After a quick lunch we headed to the park for Frankie's SIXTH birthday!  Happy birthday Frankie!

We headed home for quick naps and then went to see Ansley in a production of the musical "Annie!"  She was AWESOME...seriously I was so amazed and proud of her!

Of course I didn't see much of the second half because this little wiggle worm and I were hanging out in the back.  She actually did pretty well but toward the end she was getting a TAD too loud.  HA!


The next day was Sunday, Mother's Day.  We had a fun and busy day but considering we ended up in the ER at 8:30 that night...well...that's another post by itself.  HA!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Footprints Picnic

Everywhere at Footprints we have a "End of Year" celebration picnic.  All the kids and families are invited, and it's during the school day.  This year Ryan helped grill and all the grandparents got to take off work and come for a little bit.  

Emory and her buddy Abbie-Kayte.  AK's mom works at Footprints so these two are always the first ones at school and get lots of extra playing time together while all of us moms are getting ready for the day.  =)

And Jack-Allen and Brynn.  =)  It's going to be so sad and weird not having these two with us at school.  =(

 Grandma and Pamaw at the picnic!  I forgot to take pictures of Papaw and Grandpa.  Sorry boys!

Awesome grillers!

After school that day we had to run a couple of errands and the stars aligned and we were all holding hands walking in to the mall...BE STILL MY HEART!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Park and Baseball

The girls love Capaha Park...the ducks and geese are fun to watch (although I don't like to get too close...those things freak me out).  They have a new AWESOME park and an older park and the girls love those.  When we have an hour to kill we love to head over to play.  

One Tuesday we watched our friend Cameron bc Matt and Kristi had something that night so we loaded up and headed to the SEMO baseball game together.  These girls LOVED the free tailgate food.

We ran into McKenna and Ashley!  They are some of Kristi's gymnasts so they got to love on Cameron too!

And we got to hang out with Cody and Kaley!  Bandermann family PHOTO BOMB!

LOVE Baseball Nights!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

5 Year Check-Up and Milestones....

One Friday night the college kids hosted a "College Leader Appreciation Dinner"...I didn't take any pictures other than some of our kiddos sitting around eating but it was a wonderful night and we are so thankful to everyone who helped make and serve our awesome dinner!

We started to read the Little House on the Prairie books and we read about a chapter a night.  We finally finished the first book and Brynn was SO PROUD!  We've been watching the TV show too and she always wants her hair braided like Laura Ingalls!  HA!

And then it was time for her FIVE YEAR CHECK-UP.  She knew she was getting some kindergarten booster shots but this was definitely the hardest appt for her.  The last few times she's gotten shots she doesn't care at all, but she was crying and sad before.  Finally she's acting like I did when I got shots!  HA!  I was trying to perk her up by taking some silly selfies...

Although she had some funny moments waiting for the "shot lady" to come in...

FIVE YEAR STATS include...
***She weighs 40 pounds exactly, which is the 41 %
***She is 42 1/4 inches tall, which is the 50%

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


The weather this spring has been great.  We've enjoyed lots of time of my favorite things being PLANTING stuff!  

Hanging out outside...LOVE IT!

We love getting ice cream downtown and walking by the river.  SO FUN!

One night we took the ENTIRE meal down to the grill and made an entire meal (not just the meat) on the grill from start to finish.  Then we just ate at the old little table downstairs under the deck.  It was GLORIOUS!  Brynn loved helping get the asparagus ready.  =)

While Daddy was grilling we were drawing with chalk.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Redhawks Carnival

A couple of the college kids are Parks and Rec majors and they were having a Carnival type thing toward the end of the school year so several of us headed over to check it out!  Lots of fun at the photo booth...

Brynn's favorite thing was getting pushed around in these big bouncy ball thingies..

Emory liked jumping...

And I got creamed at the Gladiator thing.  I seriously couldn't even hardly stay standing on the inflatable square...I'm getting old.  HA!

We had so much fun being college kids for a's seriously so crazy to think that it's been 8 years since we've been out of college!