Monday, November 13, 2017

Digging for gold/ baby teeth...

Welp, it happened.
For weeks, I have been brushing these dangler teeth... that are hanging on by the teeniest sliver of a nerve (ewwwwe, I just kinda gagged thinking about this).  Daily, asking if I can pull the teeth, trying to give him apples, trying to even brush them kinda hard... and nothing.  These teeth were just hanging on for dear life!  It all ended on Saturday.  Sweet Saturday.
Brayden was eating his breakfast.... chicken biscuits from Chick fila (can we all take a moment of silence and just think about the yumminess of their biscuits???).  Anyway, while chomping away....
his tooth fell out.
He never knew it, and ended up eating it (the biscuit and the tooth).
He was a bit worried... ya know, not having any proof to show that tooth fairy that he actually lost the tooth.  Then, I told him... it is okay, it is in your belly and will come out in your poop.
His little eyes lit up...
I think he thought that I...
that we....
that I would be able...
nah, not even for that sweet little baby tooth that I have brushed for years!
We reassured him that the tooth fairy knows when this kind of stuff happens and that she would def be able to leave him a surprise under his pillow.
Well, fast forward to 8:30pm, kids were going to sleep, but this tooth fairy was worn out and told the other tooth fairy (who was not completely focused on anything I was talking about) to make sure to do tha thang.  (ya know what I'm saying?)
Ding, ding, ding..... it is 6 am (on a Sunday, time to rise and shine, because why would we want to sleep in for a few extra minutes on the weekend).  I saw Bray creep past the door (looking a bit sad), and I asked what did he get??!  $100?  $1.00?  50cents??  
He said, she forgot me!
#IWTKMFITH (figure out that one) #HA
I looked at #2Fairy and said that the tooth fairy better get his stuff together and put that stuff under the corner of a pillow.
I offered some distraction, having the kids check under the living room sofa pillows, my pillows, a random pillow on the floor, and then under Sophia's shoe... nothing.
I told Bray maybe he just missed it. 
We all walked back to his room and what do ya know....
and all was right in the world

Saturday, November 4, 2017

BIG day for Bray!!

Happy Saturday to the tens of readers!!  We have had quite the day at la casa de Foresee!  Bray lost his very first tooth!!
I am sooooo glad that is over!!  We have been workin' on pullin' that thing for weeks, and it always ends with a bit of tears and him telling me that it will bleed!  Finally though, this morning (before 7.... because why in the world would my children want to do anything at a non-sleeping hour of the day, and hello, it is the weekend so these kids louuuuurve to be up when it is dark out!  However, if it was a school day, these peeps won't budge)!  Anywho, before 7, actually about 540 the kids are up giggling and playing with a bit of running.  I just tried to keep my eyes shut and act like everyone was asleep.  This went on for a while, and then I hear them getting a bit louder.  Sophia doesn't want to play anymore, she wants to shut her door, he wants it opened, she is fighting to keep it closed, and back and forth with a bit of laughing and not so much laughing.  Then Sophia just let it go and the door hit him right in the mouth... in the tooth!
I mean, what?!  Is he okay?
My bedroom door is shut (remember I am fake sleeping while really playing by Toy Blast game (soooo lame), and they run through the house shrieking because Bray;s tooth fell out!!!  Aron was so glad, until they started running to my door... he was like, noooooooo!
They were like, yeeeeeeeeeeeeees, mommy!!
I was quickly turning off my phone and shoving it under the pillow and acting like I was still sleeping.
Once I saw that sweet face missing one of my most favorite teeth (really they are all my favorite, because they are his and I love him), you could just see how proud he was, and that made me glad!
We immediately called the tooth fairy on his foot phone (yes, foot phone, long strange story, but I always use their feet like they were a cell phone and I will act like I am calling the tooth fairy).  See, I know, it is odd, but it makes me laugh and they think it is funny, so I just go with it.
So, tonight will be big for Bray.  The tooth fairy will arrive soon (shortly after I hit update on this post) and he will be the glad recipient of $4.00 (odd number, I know, a dollar bill and the rest quarters)!  We were scrounging!
One last photo with the tooth... he had to brush it before the tooth fairy takes it!

Besides it being a BIG day for my lil guy, my BIG guy took the kids on a surprise outing to the Razorback game!  PTL we won, or else manfriend would be having a super sad night!
Bray was not all that into the game at first...
 Glad the game picked up, or maybe it was the popcorn and nachos that lifted his spirits??
 Sophia loved it and was mad when they left the game early!!
While they were out, I stayed at home and rested just kidding, I decorated the house a bit for Christmas (yes, it is November 4th).  Do not worry, I had much help!  Dad and Mom showed up and brought Moss... they had wine and cheese and a great desire to help me unpack my Dickens Village!!!  So, my afternoon was a happy time!  I def overworked my leg, but I am hopeful that tomorrow it will be feeling much better!!  Did I mention I hate having this broke leg that is on the mend, but not really mending it is just stiff and peggish.... ugh, two of the worst things to ever have a leg be!!!!  Oh how I miss walking normal!!  One day... one day.
With the little house boxes opening left and right, my momma finished yet another project!!  She is making me pillows for my living room!
I DIE!!  Yes, she made that!!  The other one is precious, and she is also making 2 bench cushions and 3 for my barstools!  The woman never sleeps!!  Did I mention that she made curtains for the windows in my living room??  Will reveal those tomorrow!
The projects I have thought about for years are almost complete and they would have never been possible without my momma doing them ALLLLLL over the past weeks!
She is amazing and I am so thankful!
This was my Red before bed with her new Razorback doll she got at the game (because she really needed another doll in her room... but her daddy will do anything for her)!
Welp, manfriend just came in and turned off the tv show I was watching only to turn on the LSU and Alabama game... ummmmm hello, and now he is asleep!  Why??  I guess I need to close up here and try to pry the remote out of his hand without waking him up!  If I wake him while taking the remote he will say he is watching the game and I cannot turn it!  It is a fun lil game of "remote control" (get it he is controlling the remote??)
Tooth fairy time!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Feeling a thankful for the manfriend

Seems only fitting that this being the month where we all focus on being thankful, that I share how thankful I am for the manfriend!  He is so sweet, thoughtful, quiet (this can make ya nuts), an amazing husband and father, wonderfully kind, special, and fun.
How is it even possible that I have been doing life with him for over 11 years?  It makes me giggle a bit to think that when I was a 9th grader at Walton Jr High, I wrote in my diary... I love Aron Foresee forever.  I did not even know him, but in my 9th grade world, I thought he was a BFD!  Oh well, that was 9th grade and the love was never kindled... however, had it happened then, it may not have happened years and years later.
Fast forward to graduating college, living back in B-town with my brother, and single... hanging out with friends at any and all moments... that I walk into a wedding reception and see him dancing with another girl.  Rush... of.... feelings.... coulda been the booze, but whatevs it was, it was something good and I knew that he was it for me!  It took many meetings for us to become more acquainted, but I had NO doubt that he was the one.  When ya know ya know... ya know.
My brother and I decided to move into an apartment and when we were walking out, telling the owner of the duplex we are ready to move in.... I look at the driveway next door to a boy in a white truck pulling in... it was meant to be!  Fast forward 6 months to an engagement and then 9 months until a wedding, a dog, an apartment, a house, babies, vacations, broke leg.... and here we are year 11!  (not starting out too hot... slipping in a shower, breaking a leg, quick trip to the er, 7 weeks on Broke Leg Mountain... being lazy.... suuuuuuuper lazy), but I am pretty sure the rest of our year will be looking up!
Awe... see how cute he is!  I just really like him... like a lot.
He has been such a great care giver the past weeks and has been so wonderful with the kids.  He has gone above and beyond for our family and I am so very thankful for him!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween and the little people that make my world go round.....

In case y'all missed it... Halloween has done come and gone!
Introducing the Ninja Turtle and Evie 

This year we hung around our own neighborhood trick or treating!  The kids picked out their own costumes this year... Brayden was once again a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (seriously, he is obsessed with these guys) and Sophia was Evie from The Descendants (oh what, you do not know who Evie is?  She is the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White!  I know, who knew she had kids??)  Anyways, Sophia told me exactly what she needed to pull this off, and since I have not been able to be out and about finding this costume I heavily relied on Amazon to get the stuff here!!  Nothing like waiting until the last minute!!  (FYI, I love that I was so on top of getting her a blue wig (just like Evie and paid extra to get it here on time.... and she did not wear it..... insert the MAKE ME NUTS emoji... is there one?)

The day started early with G picking up the kids for school!  He has been so helpful during this time!

The day only got more busy, with class parties and my momma was such a trooper to push me around in my wheelchair so I could see them in action (I really do miss hanging out and volunteering at their school).  She even took me to WM... that was probably too much, but hey, we survived!
(Y'all, Brayden has this front tooth that he will NOT let us pull! It is hanging by, oh I don't know air??)  It is his first tooth, but he is terrified for it to hang out!  Thinking of pulling it in his sleep!!  #KindaKidding #KindaNot

My mom and I had fun the rest of the time we were not at class parties.  Y'all ever heard of "BOOOING" someone?  You know, you leave a fun Halloween treat on a friends doorstep... anyone??  Well, we were BOOOED, by my Moss, so we decided to "BOOOOOZE" a few friends!  Get it, BOOOOZE?  That's right, we gave them wine or champagne treats!!  First stop, Moss!  If you know her, she would love to be Booooozed!
I know, judge away, it looks like my children Boozed her, but whatevs, they just like a photo op with their girl!!
Momma just chauffeured us all around (I am sure she is looking forward for the break when I go back to work... tomorrow (insert sad face)!)  Oh, these two people have done so much for Aron and I over the past weeks!!  I love them!

Then the night was a success, and the kids will have enough candy to last them until well the month (because I will throw it away... in my belly or in the trash, candy ain't really their thing).  I know... #NotNormal  We were able to walk around the block with some friends... manfriend pushed me in the wheel chair.  Our biggest scare was Brayden tripping and falling and we were not even close to him!  Thankful to live in a small town because two girls Aron and I went to school with, Christine and Allison, were out with littles and were quick to come to Brays aide!  So so sweet!  It takes a village friends!!

With this holiday in the books, we are jumpin' into day numero 1 of November... the month of all things thankful, and I know two tiny people that I am over the moon for and find myself thanking the good Lord for them on the reg.

      Sophia and Brayden

These two make me the most happy and most crazy ever.  I am so proud of everything that they do, and I am so glad that I get to be their momma.  I cannot imagine my life without these two, forever thankful that they are mine 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I want this... but do I neeeeeeed this??

 First things first... I am not the girl that is going out purchasing a new shirt, having weekly manicures, or goin' and gettin' my hair did.  I don't really have that free time and I feel a bit guilty doing something for myself when I have those little people and my sweet guy to care for (and then there is the dog... he needs attention too).  So when it comes to me, I have a wish list or a mental dream board.  It is filled with pretty things, updates that I want to do in the house, cute outfits (ya dig?).  With the holidays quickly approaching, I have been thinking about little things that I have been eyeing for a looooooooong time!

This past week, I was looking at Snapchat and trying to add a filter to a picture to make me look more life like.  Point is, there is not a filter that would lighten my hair and make me look like I just went to a salon.  I thought to myself:
Self:  you look a mess
Then I said to myself... well, you do have a broken leg and it is not like you are seeing a lot of people (which I have, oh... so many visitors)!
Self said:  you are right, there is no time to waste, I need to take care of this ASAP and I cannot go to the hair place and fix the situation, so I ordered hair dye on the Amazon.
It is a foam and super easy to apply.  So this morning the look has gone from...
 I do not think you can tell the BIG change that I see, but I likes it a lot!  Ignore the fact that I did not read the directions and forgot to put on the gloves when applying the foam so my fingertips are a bit sensitive... but I am sure that will go away!  My hair looks a bit brighter and the conditioner that is given really makes your hair soft!  So, I guess I really wanted this and I just decided I must have it!  Thankful Amazon can deliver so quickly!!

Y'all, I any of the tens of readers out there follow me on social media you know that my momma has been like a tiny force that has redecorated everything in my home!  It has only taken 10 years, but my house is finally feeling like a home with a look that I like!  Grays and golds, a cottagey look, and pictures on the walls!  One of the things that my mom/ interior decorator has done has made curtains and hung them in my kitchen and in the kids rooms!  Kid you not, the curtains really pull a room together!  I love the look and the pop of color/ prints!  Soon, my decorator will move on to her own home and begin her Christmas d├ęcor and I will be here thinking about what to do next and I am thinking I want to do a some panels in my bedroom.  I love BLUE, so I want to get new bedding and I am thinking some blue print panels would be lovely.  These are my inspirations...


 I have already shared my new t.v. obsession and how I am now waiting with the rest of the Outlander lovers for the new episodes to come out each week!  #WhompWhomp
I had mentioned that I want to start reading the books...
 there are a few!  Ha!  Freetime (not so much)!  If I could just forgo sleep, maybe I could get them all read!  Ha!!

I have a few girlfriends that are in deep with Lip Sense!  You heard bouts it??
Anyways, it is the lipstick that you apply and it stays on....and on... and on..... and then it is time for bed and your lip color still looks AMAZE.
I am a believer.  I have watched their videos, checked out all of their colors, and I want to order a few colors... specifically Blu Red!  I die!  Isn't it so pretty?  I can just see this as a great holiday red color!
 I want it... but do I neeeeeeed it??  Maybe so??

I was looking on my Insta feed a bit ago and was eyeing these shoes.  I love the black and the gray options!  I am really in need of some new tenneys (do you call athletic shoes tenneys... tennis shoes, running shoes (I would not obvi be calling my tenneys running shoes because of the broke leg and my not so colorful running history).  I digress.  Seriously though, Skechers, I guess it ain't just for kids!  I want these.... and I think I needs a pair!

 I know what y'all are thinking, Caryn... my friend, ya look like you did in high school.  Your skin looks so healthy, like for reals ya look 17!
(and then I woke up and looked in the mirror and realized I look old and my skin looks sad)!  I do not do facials, and I am terrible at washing my face.  I have a few friends that have such AMAZE skin and they swear by Rodan Fields.... ya heard of it?  It is like supposed to be butta for yo face.  They also have the Lash Boost!  When I look at the results people share of their lashes and how they grow I think how I want that too!!!  I have been so focused on my health (getting it back on track getting healthy from the inside out), and now I have just been checking out things to the the outside caught up with the inside progress (sounds strange, I am sure).  Anyways, I am a fan, and am thinking that this could be a game changer!!  Thoughts??  Are any of you Rodies??

Here is the thing!  I am still wearing clothes that are eons old, like the shirt I have on right now was purchased in 2012!  Lame, I know!  I already told ya I hate to buy for myself.  My momma sees that and still takes care of me and time to time brings me little happys (aren't mommas the best?)!
There is a local store, and it caters to the college girl... younger woman.  I often look at their clothes and think, if I was only 18 and loved to wear clothes that ride up my front and back cracks (I would be set), but every so often they will surprise me with a great jacket or top, or this cute holiday tee... it has Santa on it and around it says So Tell Me What You Want, What Ya Really Really Want
HA!  It cracked me up and I love that song (it is from my era) and I love Santa, so hello.... I feel like I should have it!!  Tis the season!!

Tell me, am I alone feeling like this??  If you are a parent and are wanting something for yourself do you go and splurge or just wait it out and then decide to buy dinner for your family instead?

Have a happy day (can ya believe it 4 days in a row... this is a record for me for sure)!  #BringingTheBlogBack (hashtag to be sung as if you were singing the Justin Timberlake ditty I'm Bringing Sexy Back)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Front row center...

Ha, ha!  Do the tens of you remember this prompt on FB earlier this year?  People were sharing 10 concerts that they had been too??  I never participated, because I have only been to a few concerts ever in my time, but I have been thinking of fun things to get out and do (since I have been hangin' at home), and how fun would it be to get out and hear some music from some of my most favorite groups!!  I have been thinking of some of the top concerts I would like to go to, and maybe if they are ever close to Bentonville I will be able to get tickets!
Here are some of my wishes (and if they no longer perform, please do not tell me)!  It would just be complete sadness and I will know that I missed the boat!!

1.  New Kids on the Block... I have seen them before!  They came to my small town of Bentonville when I was in middle school.  My momma took me to the concert, and I thought it was the most amazing thing ever!  #RightStuff #HangingTough #ILovedJon #HeWasGay #WouldaNeverWorkedOut  Since they are a thing again, I am ready to go back and see them!  I wonder if they sing their old stuff?  Do they have new stuff?
2.  The Beach Boys.  Love them.  I saw them when I was younger, and knew nothing of their music, just went with my friend Mandy's family.  I had so much fun, but it was not until years later that I found a true appreciation for their music.  Wouldn't It Be Nice, Surfer Girl, Kokomo... so many great songs.  Wonder if they still tour.

3.  Chicago!  Hello, these men and their love songs got me through high school!  Is that strange?  They came to perform at a local place in my town, and I totally missed seeing them!  All my friends went, my family was there, and I was at home!  Manfriend and I missed out, but hopefully we will get the chance to see them in the future.
4.  Coldplay... it would be something AMAZING!

 5.  Dave Matthews!  I missed the opportunity to see them perform at a local place (all sold out in like a day)!  Has anyone else seen them?

6.  Tim and Faith... would be FAB!!

7.  Gwen Stefani... loved her with No Doubt, but then I just kinda grew out of her style music.  When she was on The Voice and she has kids... I just like her much more.  I wonder if she even tours longer?

 8.  Janet... seen her before... and it is def a concert to go and see again!
 9.  I know he is kind of an actor now and the last song I know of his was from the Trolls movie, but if he still toured, I would go!
 10.  Hi Adam Levine and friends (insert heart emoji and heart eyed face)...  I was just looking at their tour and they will be at a town close to me next year, and I am thinking that I will def get tickets to this!!
Anyone else a BIG concert goer?  Who have you seen that is a def go see?