Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back Yard Fun and Our Wednesday!

On Monday we were outside playing and Maddox decided he wanted to play in the water…so we did.  I stripped him down and let him play!!  We played in the hose pipe, the turtle pool and the water table!!  His facial expressions were cracking me up!!!

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Ryder doesn’t care for the water as much.  He hates being splashed or sprinkled so he doesn’t like the hose pipe sprinkler. (he gets that from me…I don’t like being splashed)


This little dude got filthy!!  I ended up giving early baths that night!!


Today was so busy!

One of the highlights was the lunch date at Cook Out with my little cuties!!


Mom kept the boys while they napped so I could go to my coumadin appointment.  When I got back to my Mom’s to pick them up Maddox was still sleeping and Ryder was playing outside! He loves being outside!!301

This evening when I was cooking supper..the boys wanted up on the counter!!  They were so happy sitting up there!! They just played with all the baby spoons and bananas and watched me.  I think I will start setting them up there from now on!


Monday, August 27, 2012

Maddox’s First Day of 3 Year Old Preschool Class!

3 year old class??? Really??  Sometimes it blows my mind at how quickly the last 3 years have gone by.


The morning went well, all except Maddox decided he wanted to eat a bowl of cereal and spilled milk all over him.  I touched up the pictures so the big wet spots didn’t show up as much!_MG_7133_MG_7134

His backpack is from last year.  It has held up so well and still looks great so I didn’t buy him a new one.


My handsome boy!!


Ryder wanted in on all the picture fun!!!!

His first day went great!!

I’m so glad he loves going to school!  Hopefully he always will!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

I had fun linking up with The Pleated Poppy last week for What I Wore Wednesday so I decided to do it again!!  It’s helping me on my “trying to get some style back project”!


This outfit was from today.  I ran errands and took Maddox to the DR for his 3 year check up!!  The cutest part of the outfit is at the bottom of the mirror!!!  Hey Ryder!!!


This outfit I was so excited to wear!  My skinny cords from Target!  The bright colored cords makes me ready for Fall, even though I am a Summer Lover!!


I was not sure about this outfit so I sent a pic to one of my very stylish client/friends to get her opinion…she said YES, she loved it.  So I wore it. I wore it Saturday evening to the outlets and out to eat!!


This was a work day.


Since Chris coaches Football for Lincolnton Wolves…I showed my school spirit by wearing my black and gold on Friday!!


I had a hard time making this outfit work.  I just kept changing!! (which I never have time for) First was a polka dot chambray shirt, then the white cardigan, I ended up going with the last outfit and wore white sandals and white jewelry….still not sure I loved it.  The sandals in the first two were almost the same color of yellow but not quite and I was scared they would clash.  My shoes once again are limited considering I have to be on my feet for 12 hours straight!!  Comfort First!!

If you’re visiting from The Pleated Poppy…thanks for stopping by!!

Hope you all are having a blessed week!!!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer is Winding Down!!

We had another laid back weekend (meaning we didn’t have somewhere to be 24/7).  I got to do what I love most and that is spend lots of time with my boys!!!


Ryder is now 14 months.  I need to start back doing monthly post!!  He is just so sweet and cuddly!!! He gives me kisses all the time and I could just melt with every one!!  Chris says he is mean but I just don’t see it. Ha!  He probably just sees him trying to defend himself from Big Brother!!!  See picture below!!


This is a constant thing at our house.  Maddox likes to tackle, push, wrestle and hollar at Ryder.  I know that boys will be boys but I just pray that it is all with LOVE!!!  Ryder don’t have a choice but to get tough!!!

Maddox says and does the cutest things lately.  I need to start jotting them down as soon as they happen b/c by the time I sit down to do my blog….my Mommy brain can’t think of them.  But one that does come to mind happened Friday night.  Chris was at the football game and me and the boys were enjoying some Mexican food that I brought home.  Something was brought up about the “tractor” song…so I downloaded Jason Aldeans Big Green Tractor to my phone and let Maddox listen to it.  He just held my phone looking at it and had the biggest smile on his face…then he looked at me and giggled a little and said “I like this song” .  It was just the cutest little moment….one that I definitely want to bottle up.  He has been trying to sing it all weekend long.  I need to get him on video for sure!!


This pic sums up our Saturday morning!! Washing tricycles, reaching for planes, and getting filthy!!!  I love being a BOY MOM!!


Saturday evening we went to the Gaffney Outlets.  I need to go there a lot more often!!  I had way to much fun the couple hours we were there!  `


We got brave at 8:30 and decided to eat at Olive Garden.  This decision had the potential to be a total disaster!!!  Ryder usually goes to bed by 9!!  Thankfully, the boys did GREAT!!  I was so proud of them!!



Ryder LOVES dogs.  One of the cutest thins is when we are in the car and turn on the DVD player….there are 2 dogs that come up on the screen.  Ryder gets so excited!!  I love to look in the rear view mirror just to watch his face!


Last night we weighed Maddox and he topped out at 45.2!!  He is rock solid!!! 


I bought him some jeans at the Gap Outlet and I think we are going to have a problem….he has a bubble butt!!  Can you see the extra room above his butt?  They were tight tight across his butt!!  If we bought the next size up they would be way too long.  I guess it’s time for me to go on a search for the perfect jean for him!

This is the last week of our Summer schedule!! Maddox starts preschool next Monday.  He will got on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.  No more sleeping in for us!!

Hope you all had a great Monday!  Have a blessed week!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday!

This is my first time doing this kind of link up!  I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy for what I wore Wednesday.  I have been in a major fashion frump and I am trying to get out of it.  My shopping for the last 3 years has consisted of maternity clothes and little boy clothes.  I just didn’t know where to start when shopping for myself and honestly I just didn’t care to.  It’s so much fun shopping for the boys!! But, there comes a point where It is just time to freshen up the wardrobe!!!


(excuse the smudge on the mirror in the first pic)

The first 2 outfits were work days.  The 3rd one was a Saturday for running errands!


The first and third were work days and the middle was dinner with friends.


First, was church but I had nursery duty.  Second was work, and third was day off with the boys.  We went to the library for story time!

I wish I had tons of cute shoes but to be honest I have chosen comfort over cuteness the past few years.  My feet just don’t do well in any kind of shoe so I stick to what I know.  I’m trying to break out of that too.  Any suggestion of brands that are super comfy and super cute??

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekend Overview

This weekend was pretty laid back so therefore I have very few pics to post about.  So for my own record I’m just going to jot down what we did. I think it will be fun one day to look back on ….

A weekend in the life of The Carrigans…with a 1 and 3 year old.

Saturday morning…slept in and then fixed sausage and pancakes.  Chris went and looked at a side plumbing job.

Saturday afternoon…Me and Mom went to the Big Dog Shoe Sale and Chris stayed with the boys.  They napped the biggest part of the time I was gone.

Saturday evening…We went to Red Bowl and ate for Keleigh’s Birthday.


Sunday morning…we had nursery at church.  There were 13 babies in there…we had our hands full!!!


Sunday afternoon…Chris went to the HS to watch film and I stayed at home while the boys napped.  When Chris got home…I got some Mommy alone time to Target, TJ Maxx, Ross and Old Navy!!  That makes for a happy Mommy!!  Chris took the boys and made our Wal-Mart run while I was gone!


Sunday evening…family time at home!!!

Today…Ryder slept until like 9:30!!!  I did some work around the house and got ready to go to the pool.  We got to the pool around 11:30 and left around 2:30.  We ran some errands on the way home so we got home around 3:30.  I put the boys down for a nap…rocking and cuddling Ryder for the first hour.  Then I washed all the pool grunge off and fixed myself up the second hour.  My neighbor Jackie had a Pampered Chef party so I didn’t want to go with pool hair!!



Maddox wanted to help Jay Jay break green beans at the pool!!


Pure Sweetness!!!

Things I want to remember…

On the way to the pool…Maddox asked Breanna (our neighbor) if Tori was her favorite.  So I asked Maddox, “Who is your favorite?” I figured he would reply with Tori, Caine, Uncle Kev, or Jay Jay…but guess who he said…he said, “Ryder”!!  How sweet!!

I went to the garage to put one of our 3rd row seats in for Bre and when I came back in…all my laundry I had folded was dumped all in the middle of the living room floor!!  Life with Boys!!

Maddox is getting braver in the pool.  He just goes everywhere in his arm floaties and tries to swim!

Ryder loves dogs!!! He gets excited every time he sees one!!  He also loves throwing stuff in the trash can and pulling stuff out of the trash can.  We better keep a close eye on that!!

We were watching an episode of Sid the Science Kid and I realized Maddox is really learning from that show.  (I personally like that show myself)  Today the show was on exercise.  Maddox said,
“I have to exercise so my body won’t be sad”.  Too Cute!!

That’s all for now!!

Hope everyone has a super blessed week!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Roller Coaster Vlog and Fun With Friends!!

Ok…so if you’ve never heard my southern accent…you’re about to hear it!!

Just ignore all my fake hollering!!

I started videoing and then Chris called so it made the videoing stop so now I have 2 parts!!

Maddox was wearing a hat and I took it off for the ride so he has hat head!!

We had such a fun day at Carowinds!!  Holly, Jaydan, Cross, Amber, Blake, Rachel and Nana all went!!  Fun friends!!


Silly Nana trying to take a bite of Snoopy’s cookie!!


Riding the helicopters!!


Snack break for Ryder!!


Blake posed and smiled for me and Maddox turned his head!! ha!


We are going to have some major heartbreakers on our hands in about 10 years!!


These girls are just precious!!


Ryder loved splashing around in the lagoon!!


How about this face??


Okay so Maddox will ride every ride he is tall enough to ride in the park…plus some..hehe, but will not go down this little slide…what?? Doesn’t make any sense other than I think he is scared of water a little. 


Ryder even rode this one!!


Blake and Amber!


Cross and Rachel


Jaydan and Blake

The boys did great overall considering we stayed thru nap time!!

Fun times!!