Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh, to be three again....

I (very) often wish I was three again!
With nothing to worry about but if mom will let me wear my Lightning McQueen shirt again today, 
eat cookies for breakfast, and run through the sprinklers shirtless tonight!

Ahhh....those were the days!

Justin spent almost every evening last week getting our sprinkler system back up and working. Even though it's on a irrigation well (aka costs us nothing), we hadn't turned it on yet this summer.  BUT all these 100+ degree days were making our lawn look like poo! So, with the first few waterings of the summer, Justin had some heads to work on. Barrett LOVED running though them as he tested each zone. Then, the day after he got them all working, I mowed the front yard and....mowed right over one of the heads that hadn't gone all the way back down! Oops! Lucky for us my dad had the part we needed, and now it's all fixed. I haven't been allowed to mow the front yard since ;(

And also...we've got some {hopefully} big changes happening for our family soon.

After many years of house hunting, and even thoughts of building, we've found a home we love.
Our house went on the market a couple weeks ago. If all goes as planned, our cottage will sell soon, and the new home will be all OURS! Prayers for a speedy sale, please!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mater & McQueen!!

Say those two names, and Barrett will light up like a Christmas tree!
He LOVES the Cars movie.

Last Friday, Justin got off work early, so we decided to wake Barrett up from his nap and surprise him.
I woke him around 4pm, and ask if he wanted to go to the big movie to see Lightning and Mater. 
He sat right up in bed and said "yeahhhhh, mom! Right now?" 

This would be his very first movie theater experience, so we wanted it to be special.
We decided to take him to Wichita to the Warren! I was excited too :)

We went to dinner at Jose Peppers, and then headed to the 6:30 show.
We were there early, and Barrett was thrilled to see that they had a REAL Mater tow truck parked in front of the movie! 
We took pictures by it before heading in to get our tickets.

Barrett really liked the big rainbow curtain that rolled up before the movie started!

Barrett did so great at the movie. He sat up on one of the booster seats for the first half, then moved to Daddy's lap for a bit.  It was a looong movie (I thought), so I was getting restless too. It was cute, but not as good as the first. BUT still fun! 

On the way home, we of course made stop at DQ for blizzards!

It was a great family night, and so exciting to see Barrett having so much fun, experiencing new things.
Can't wait for our next movie!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fourth of July weekend

I'm back in a blogging funk!
So many pictures, and so far behind posting them.
Coming soon: girls weekend (from June), Barrett's wacky water class, Barrett's first movie theater movie

We had a great Fourth of July weekend with family and friends.
Justin was on-call for the holiday weekend, so we just stayed in Winfield.

Saturday night, we went out to grandma and grandpa's for some water balloon tossing and desserts.
I didn't get too many pictures. 

Sunday afternoon we met Barrett's friends (Norah Kate, Lydia and Kennedy) and their mommies at the pool. Sorry, no pictures ;( We had to clear the pool only about 45 minutes after we got there because a storm was headed in. 

Sunday night, we went to dinner at Montana Mike's and then took Barrett to the fireworks stand. He was SO excited to pick out fireworks. Then we went to Gigi and Papa to shoot them off! Since the storm had come through around 4:30pm, it really cooled things off. It was the perfect evening to be outside. Barrett's favorite was the smoke balls and sparklers.

On Monday it was HOT again, so we swam and had a cook out with Gigi and Papa. I was sad (as always) not having my brothers here. Hopefully next Fourth we can be together. Monday evening we celebrated at the Wolf's house with a BBQ and some small fireworks for the kids. 

Some pictures from that evening...
(I only had my Bloggie camera, so they're not the best)

Yes, they both did a lot of this...covering their ears! EVEN when it was just smoke balls ;)

After dinner, we headed to the fairgrounds/Pecan Grove, to watch the Winfield fireworks show! For years and years and years, Megan's parents and many of their friends have gathered to watch the fireworks together. They also always bring along homemade ice cream and desserts. They set it all up in the back of the suburban and we dig in! Barrett seems to enjoy this tradition already. 

They fired off some really LOUD cannons or something in the grandstands prior to the fireworks show starting, and it scared the living daylights out of Barrett. He's usually not afraid of the fireworks, but this made him burst into tears...every. single. time! and they fired them off three separate times! The second time he was in the middle of eating a cupcake, and the cupcake flew out of his hands and upside down into the grass in front of his chair. After that, he sat on Daddy's lap! Baby Cal on the other hand (seen sleeping in his carseat in the photo above), slept through ALL three super loud cannon firing rounds! 

It was a great Fourth of July!!!

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