Friday, June 29, 2012

SUYL - Children's Rooms

I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner again for Show Us Your Life - Tour of Homes. I missed a couple of weeks because I didn't have time to do a bedrooms post & well, we don't have a dining room! Ha!
I did a post on Sawyer's nursery just before he was born here.
There have only been a couple of additions since...
This wreath hung on our hospital door with all of Sawyer's stats. It now hangs on his bedroom door.
The dresser with changing pad.
 I put Sawyer's feet & hand prints at 3 & 6 months on these small canvasas. I plan on doing this at 9 & 12 months also. I wish I had done his little newborn ones :( I have them on paper of course, so I may have to figure out a way to transfer them from paper to canvas...
Shadow box with his homecoming outfit...
And the best addition of all!! Love my little man that gets to call this room his!
xoxo - the Barnett's

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Dee!

Last Friday we celebrated Blake's moms birthday!
 We grilled out chicken wings & these chicken/spinach/asiago cheese brats that I picked up at Sam's & also had home made potato skins & cupcakes. Yum!
 Sawyer did what he does best at any good party....SLEEP! Ha!
We love you Dee & hope you had a very happy birthday!!

xoxo - the Barnett's

Thursday, June 21, 2012

7 months

Sawyer Blake is 7 months old!
-Wearing size 2 diapers
-Size 6-9 month clothes
-Eating a bottle every 4 hours except at night, you sleep from about 9pm-7am
-I'm still making your baby food, although I haven't been on top of my game lately introducing new foods. I think the only new things this month have been white potatoes, squash & pear. You are not sure about the little strawberry flavored stars or Baby Mum Mum's for snacks but you love french fries!
-You are sitting up by yourself, unsupported. You can't quite get up to sitting position on your own yet though.
-You are still rolling all around.
-Just over the past week, you have started getting up on all fours! I have a feeling that in next months post I'll be reporting that you are actually crawling.
-You have been a little more clingy with mommy this month (I don't mind at all!)
-You are so, so silly! You will laugh & grin at just about anybody that talks to you but you do some serious giggling when MiMi & Nana talk to you!
- I still think you are a spitting image of daddy, but several people lately have said they think you look a little like me!
-Your hair is oh so precious! Thin, fine & blonde :)
-You fighting sleep is probably THE most stressful thing ever! Once you're out though, you're out. You have slept all night, every night in your crib this month. However, you still like sleeping face down which causes mommy to have severe anxiety!
-You have started waving your hands & fingers at us when you want picked up.
-Daddy raised your walker up to the highest level & you are still zooming all over the house!
-You love to get kisses...
...and give kisses...
-You fell off mommy & daddy's bed this month :(  I wanted to die when it happened! It knocked the breath out of you & scared you, but thankfully you were not hurt at all.
-We read you books most everynight before bed. The 3 we read are: I Love You More, Llama Llama Nighty Night, & The Barnyard Dance -this is your fave because daddy is SO SO silly when he reads it to you!
-Still no teeth & no real signs of teething other than drooling & wanting to put everything in your mouth still.
-You're able to sit up in the big boy high chair when we go out to eat. You play with your toys on the table & eat haven't acted up so badly in public that we've had to leave anywhere - YET! Ha!
Sawyer boy -  Daddy & I love you so very much! Seeing your sweet smile every morning makes my heart SO, SO happy.
xoxo - the Barnett's

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Summer is NOT my favorite, for no reason other than I just don't like being hot. In honor of the first official day of summer on Wednesday though, I will share a few of the things I do like about this season...

Our plants & flowers...
Check out this post to see how much our plants have grown since the spring!
 My lawn boy & his assistant...
Fireworks on the 4th of July...
Fresh, homegrown vegetables from our parents...
I'm really loving some Razorback baseball right now! WPS!!
Playing outside on nice evenings with my sweet boy...
And, although it has nothing to do with summer, I am super pumped about my iPad case that arrived today...

xoxo - the Barnett's

Sunday, June 17, 2012

iPad/iPhone Picture Dump

We take TONS of pictures with our phones or the iPad simply because they are always close at hand. Here are some of my faves from the past several weeks....

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Catch Up

I've got some MAJOR updating to do here. Get comfortable.
The week following Mother's Day, I was off work on Thurs/Fri to celebrate mine & Blake's 4 year wedding anniversary. We had originally planned to go out of town for a night or two but some things came up & we never made any reservations so we just stayed home to enjoy a long weekend. I'm so thankful we didn't go out of town though! Let me explain...
Thursday the 17th was our actual anniversary & we went out for a sushi dinner date. We had a very nice time out together while Sawyer stayed with Mema & Papaw. About 11:30 Thursday night, I got a call from my Nana, she said my mom was at her house, had extremely high blood pressure & was having pain in her arms & chest. I knew my mom was having a heart attack so I immediately got in the car & went to get her. I did not want her going to our local hospital for cardiac care, so I drove her, along with my sister, to the ER at Baptist. I literally drove 90-100mph, with my gas gauge on E all the way to the hospital. Its funny now, but that seemed like the longest drive ever! My sister & I prayed the whole time - one of us praying for our mom & the other praying that we didn't run out of gas! Luckily we made it & after a brief confrontation with the admissions staff in the ER (they were arguing with another patients family member rather than checking my mom in & when I told them whatever they were arguing about could wait until later, they told me to "calm down"), & security (he told my sister that I couldn't boss people around just because I worked there) my mom was finally getting the care she needed! We spent the rest of the night in the ER where lab work confirmed that my mom had indeed had a heart attack. She was admitted to the hospital for additional tests, which thankfully, all came back normal. We are so happy that she is feeling better. We love her SO SO much!!
On Saturday the 19th, a local western store had their annual customer appreciation day cookout. They had craw fish, bbq & beer, country bands & door prizes. We go every year & it is always so much fun!
 Last year, I was 3 months pregnant @ this event. It was so fun having this little guy dancing to the music with us this year!
We spent most of Memorial Day weekend here-
We also did a lot of eating that weekend too!
On Sunday night, we went to watch the fireworks in Little Rock. We kind of thought Sawyer might freak out from the noise, but he was so good! His eyes were glued to the sky the entire time!
He loves fireworks just like his momma :)
Last Friday night, we went to Amber's birthday party. Sawyer got to hang out with his lady baby friends Payton & Bailey & the newest baby girl, Sweet Ava!
 Sawyer looks so big next to these pretty, petite baby girls!
These two had a moment...
Playing footsie :)
I got lazy with the camera & didn't take any further pictures the entire weekend, but last Saturday, my friends from work & I had what we called a "VAD Team Building Exercise". We went shopping in Conway & had lunch at the Marketplace Grill then that night, grilled out & sipped on peach bellini's & sangria. I'm so thankful for co-workers who are also great friends & that we are able to enjoy each other at work & away from the office too!
This weekend has been very uneventful & I LOVED it! Its so nice not having anything to do sometimes! My sisters Jamie & Brandy, Jamie's bf Quin, my niece Ginger, & my Nana came over to play dominoes...we only played 2 rounds of Mexican Train before the party poopers (Blake & Quin) decided they didn't like that game & quit. So, we built domino trains instead! Ha!
Sawyer looked at Auto Trader with Uncle Q... 
 Then laid on a pallet with his sisters :)

xoxo - the Barnett's