One of our favorite movies these days is Alvin and the Chipmunks- The Squeakuel. Even Trey knows many lines from the movie and the kids go insane when certain performance parts begin on the movie. The Chipmunks favorite food is Cheese Balls! A couple months ago Haley asked me what they were like, so of course I bought some at Kroger that week…on sale, of course! The only container of Cheese Balls I saw was the size of my son, but I bought them anyway. Now, they are more than a Chipmunk favorite, they are a munchkin favorite at our house. Trey goes for the pantry to get Cheese Balls multiple times a day. This is our second container…and it lasts for quite some time. This is now our biggest source of conflict- when I say NO to the Cheese Balls- heaven forbid!
Saturday we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went to the park for some bike riding lessons. Trey’s legs are a tad too short for his tricycle (which is a pink and purple hand me down, poor guy) but Haley jumped right on and started riding her new bike with training wheels- thanks, Aunt Julie and Andy! She loves it because it is pink and purple, her favorite colors. She won’t ride without her helmet and we had to talk her out of trying to wear the knee and elbow pads…she says, safety first! Once she started going on her own, Hayden and I just looked at each other and he said, “now that’s how you teach a kid to ride a bike!” I’m sure it will be quite a different story when the training wheels come off. Now, Trey is obsessed with bikes and wants to ride one like Haley. He’ll learn soon enough and then he’ll be off. He is all boy and loved playing with the football and finding all the sticks at the park. It didn’t take long for Haley to get distracted picking the wild flowers. Hayden couldn’t get enough of her focus and attention to all the beautiful flowers she picked for her bouquet. She wouldn’t take her helmet off for anything, except to let Trey wear it for a while. She is such a good sister (and he is a very patient brother)! Once she got it buckled on him, she said, TA-DA!
Toy Story is reality at our house! Haley chose to have a Jessie party to celebrate her 4th birthday with her friends and family. We went to Shelby Farms and had the Round Up near the stables. All of the girls were given Jessie shirts to get into the Cowgirl spirit. The girls (and parents) all had a ball feeding the horses at the stables and having a nice picnic in the sun. We were blessed with a window of great weather. I was so happy that the adults got into the theme and were all wearing cowboy hats, bandanas, and/or sheriff badges. Haley felt very special all day and can’t wait till Sunday when she is OFFICIALLY four. She asks me every day how many more days, then says, "that’s not too long to wait!" I could not be more proud of the little lady that graces our house. She is truly a princess and loves to dress up to prove it. Tomorrow is "community helper" day at her preschool and she is supposed to dress up- she kept trying to talk me into letting her dress up like a princess because they help out.
Trey had a blast at the party and loved singing Happy Birthday to his sister and being one of the girls at the picnic. He dressed up like Woody and loves Toy Story too. His favorite character is Buzz, but he was saying, "WOODY!" all day. So cute. He is fearless, energetic, and a ball of fun.
Hayden and his Dad have been very busy working on the house in Millington. The progress being made is amazing and we can’t wait to use the house and the land to make some family memories. Once the house transformation is complete, Hayden will post pictures of before and after. The best pictures will be of our future cookouts, camp outs, and hunting endeavors.
We still have no name for Baby Girl Simons, but we’re getting close. Haley can’t wait to be a big sister and talks about all the ways she is going to help. The baby is moving around like crazy now and Hayden was able to feel a kick for the first time last night…she is getting strong! We are half way through and I am getting very attached and excited about having our third baby join our family.