Memorial Day is a hard one... remembering those who have died while serving.
I knew a couple of people who died in combat, and it is just the saddest thing.
Today, I'm thinking of all of the families of those people.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
And so, here are my little farmers showing their patriotism...
I interrupted a really good HGTV marathon to write this blog post.
And I wish I could say that it is going to be worth it... but I really don't know.
I'm winging it, and not even sure what this post is going to be about yet.
Here we go.
1 | circus party
Did you catch my blog post yesterday about Beckam's circus party?
If not... go and check it out.
It turned out pretty fabulous.
2 | date
Since my guy turned three, he had a little doctors check up.
I thought this would be the perfect excuse to take the day and spend it with him.
Pretty cute date, eh?
Although he did ignore me for a little while when we were shopping. Ha.
He wanted to spend some of his birthday moola and was pretty obsessed with Toys R Us.
3 | fail
I have been cheating a little bit on my TIU meal plan.
We have had multiple outings where food is provided, we had the birthday party, we have an excess of strawberries in the garden... so naturally I made a strawberry pretzel dessert and had to try, etc.
Needless to say, I've got to get back on the fitness train and stick to the meals more strictly.
I'm not waking up at 5:30 to workout for nothing.
Currently I'm working out for dessert.
4 | first food
Bennett started eating some real food a few days ago.
My farmer took it upon himself to go ahead and do it.
It was nice since he has never done the first bites with the other boys...
but he is also not the one sticking around waiting for the first real food smelly diapers to arrive. Eww.
Bennett LOVES applesauce.
And he HATES peas... which you can see for yourself on my snapchat (farmerswifeamy).
And he's okay with rice cereal and avocados.
Tomorrow we will try peanut butter mixed with egg whites.
He will try those when we are in close proximity to a hospital... or maybe not at all considering Beckam's history.
5 | adjusting
My built in childcare left a couple of days ago.
My parents were here for a week, and it was just enough time to get used to them being here.
Beckam has been asking everyday... "Where are Zaza and Pappy?!"
I don't think he understood that when they were driving away, that they wouldn't be back right away.
Needless to say, we are adjusting back to our normal routine, and we don't necessarily like it.
I did it.
Hammered out yet another blog post about nothing in particular at all.
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Sunday was Beckam's third birthday.
I know I've been talking about/sharing parts of it for what seems like an eternity now, but the day finally came.
I am super happy with how it turned out... minus the wind and fairly chilly weather.
What better way to show it off than with a major photo dump...
One of the benefits of being a sugar farmer, is the access to a cotton candy machine whenever you want it.
My farmer and his dad got the machine up and running literally as people were driving in.
I'm not sure there is a better way to enter a party than to have a giant cotton candy handed to you.
The kids were thrilled at least.
Beckam was just as cute as ever, and when asked what his favorite part of the party was... he said it was eating chips outside with his friends.
Now I know what we will be doing for his 4th birthday.
I had all sorts of activities for the kids, but I think that the gymnastics ribbon sticks were the biggest hit.
We did a fun little obstacle course, had chalk, tin can bowling, "fishing", our playground and extensive collection of tractors, etc.
The tattoo table and water gun shooting ping pong balls station didn't ever happen, because... wind, but I'm pretty sure no one noticed or cared.
It was a super fun day with friends and family!
And now the boys are occupied for a few days with all of the generous gifts...