Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

              xoxo - the Barnetts

Monday, November 25, 2013

"2 old"

When you ask Sawyer how old he is, he says "2 old".
Obviously I agree.
 weight: 27.6 lbs
height: 28 inches
Dr. B says your growth is "right on track".
You only had to get your flu shot at your 2 year check up! No more vaccines until you are 4!
 You have grown & changed SO.MUCH. this year.
Your vocabulary has expanded a ton! You repeat everything we say {and some things you shouldn't}. You turn every word into at least 3 syllables with your southern twang.
At night, we lay in bed and say "nite nite" to everyone we know - you will say nite nite to everyone in the family {dogs included} and even "nite nite Mick" & "nite nite Goof".
You know the words to & can sing "twinkle twinkle little star" & "hush little baby".
 You will not sleep in your own bed & mommy is too much of a softie to force you. I love to snuggle with you - until 3 am when you're kicking me in the ribs/head/face/back etc...
 You are very strong willed. You love to play chase, play with cars & jump! You are such a daredevil; you have 2 stools that you love to jump off of - makes mommy very nervous. You hate time out.

You love the hokey-pokey. You insist on buckling yourself in the high chair.
Your favorite show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
You give the best hugs & kisses. When you hug, you squeeze so hard & grunt "uh-uh-uh" & smack your lips when you want to "tiss".
 Your appetite is crazy!! Some days you will eat big, real meals & other days you just want to snack.  You love raisins, cereal bars, fruit, tomatoes, spaghetti o's, cheese, & beans. You refuse to eat peanut butter so I'm not sure who's kid you really are ;)
You LOVE LOVE LOVE to "di-yup" {dip}, you will eat ANYTHING if you have something to dip it in.
You can be VERY bossy!
When you want something, you will tell us to "get up" while trying to pick us up out of our seat.
You'll also tell us to "put up" if we are doing something & you want our attention.
You will yell "dirls!!" at the dogs when we are trying to get them to come inside. "Izz" "Tess" "dit in!"
Funny, funny kid!!
 Sawyer Blake - you are such a joy!
Your sweet smile every morning makes my heart so full!
Every day you say or do something new & exciting & you definitely keep us on our toes!
We love you so, so much sweet boy!!!
Happy Birthday!!
 xoxo - the Barnett's


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Birthday Boy

The birthday boy slept in until 9am!! When he got up, we went to Chik-Fil-A for breakfast. He was so excited to get some "frup" {fruit}.
We had the playroom all to ourselves & had so much fun!
After breakfast, we went to run some errands. SB picked up a "Bob" {SpongeBob} in the checkout line at Old Navy, so Bob ran errands with us too the rest of the morning. Bob had to get buckled in & hold hands when walking into places just like Sawyer.
We spent the rest of the day playing & watching "toons" {cartoons}. 
 That night, we had our family over for presents & pizza!
SB passed out waiting for his pizza & guests to arrive.
{He refused to wear pants. I refused to fight him}
This short little nap made for one cranky party boy!
James & Uncle "Mac" got smiles/laughs out of him!
He lit up when we sang Happy Birthday & blew out the candles too! 
And presents cheered him up for sure!
Everyone had to partake in getting the new toys out of boxes! 
He is always sweet for mimi!
It is so hard to believe that we actually have a 2 year old on our hands!
He is so funny & so smart!
I am so thankful he's mine!!
Happy Birthday Sawyer Blake!!
 xoxo - the Barnetts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Justin Timberlake Concert

My little sisters & I went to the Justin Timberlake concert in Memphis last night!!
I bought our tickets the day they went on sale way back in May, so we have basically waited ALL YEAR for this night & it was TOTALLY worth it!!
We took LOTS of selfies before the show!! Ha!
It's funny, the big news today was that "selfie" is the word of the year.
Justin Timberlake is from Memphis, so of course concert day was dubbed
"JT Day In Memphis"
One BIG highlight of the trip was running in to our favorite, former football player, DJ Williams on Beale Street!
He took my phone after we took this pic & text the picture to a number he says was his mamma's. Lucky for him, I saved the number in my phone. He or she may or may not get calls/texts from me in the future...
Time for the show!!!
Well, actually, we got to the show at 8 {when it was supposed to start) & Justin didn't come out until like 9:15. He didn't have any opening acts,
 just a dj getting the crowd "turned up".
This is the last of the selfies before my phone battery died.
The concert was nothing short of amazing!! Justin performed for THREE HOURS!!! It was the most fun, most awesome three hours ever!! He opened the show with "Pusher Girl" & closed with "Mirrors". He sang just about every hit from all of his solo albums. He also did part of "Holy Grail", everyone thought Jay Z was going to come out, but he didn't of course. He also sang Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel" which was awesome! We danced & danced the entire time; & moaned & groaned because we were so sore today! Ha! 
 I stole borrowed these pics of the show from the Internet since my phone was dead...
November 18, 2013 - Justin Timberlake performs at the FedExForum Monday evening during his 20/20 Experience tour.  (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)
November 18, 2013 - The favorite son returns to Memphis with a flair for showmanship as Justin Timberlake performs Don't Hold the Wall at the FedExForum Monday evening during his 20/20 Experience tour.  (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)
November 18, 2013 - The favorite son returns to Memphis with a flair for showmanship as Justin Timberlake performs Don't Hold the Wall at the FedExForum Monday evening during his 20/20 Experience tour.  (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)
That's enough...the hotness is overwhelming.
We had so, so, so much fun at this concert! I'm really not a big concert goer, but I would DEFINITELY pay to see Justin Timberlake again & again!!
xoxo - the Barnetts

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Midweek Randoms
I posted a semi-how to recipe last night! It was so yummy, you  must try it!
 My little Sawyer man has eczema :(
 It's on the back of his arms & both of his thighs. It doesn't seem to bother him or itch him unless he gets too hot. I've just been putting Auqaphor on it each night...not sure what else to do. Any tips/suggestions would be WONDERFUL! I'll talk to his pediatrician about it next week at his 2 year check-up.
That's right.
This handsome fella' will be TWO next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How that is even possible, I'll never know, but here is a lil' sneak peak of his mini birthday photo shoot for his party invites. Some of you reading this should have a little something in your mailbox today...
Before the birthday festivities begin next week,
I'll be having a festive time with my little sisters in Memphis seeing this guy!
We had my co-workers/best friends over for dinner & wine Sunday night.
Sawyer & Sam get to be honorary VAD coordinators because of this crazy profession their mothers chose ;) This is the best {forced} picture we could get!
It's been a rough few weeks in the land of VAD Coordinating to say the least. This week has been especially tough, as one of our long time & most favorite patients is not doing well. Say a prayer for us today if you're reading this as well as this patients family.  
 My 6 day vacation officially starts at 5pm today! Tonight we are going to Holiday House. Next week, I'll be putting the finishing touches on the 2nd birthday circus & {breaking tradition} making it look a lot like Christmas around here!!
xoxo - the Barnetts