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I am 27 years old and am blessed to have my husband Brady, as my partner and best friend. We have two children, Parker and Piper, our little yorkie. We are constantly amazed by the joy they bring into our lives and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
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Saturday, April 21, 2018


Rowan is growing up so fast; every day she learns to do something new on her own and is so proud.  She told me yesterday that she is certain that someday she will not need me to do anything for her, but she still wants to live here with her husband when she gets married (or at least next door).  I am not ready for her to grow up.  Sometimes she seems like such a big girl and then like my baby again all within ten minutes.  Time has just gone too fast.

Row seems to always know when I need a hug.  She still wraps herself around me when and rubs my back when I pick her up.  She absolutely hates being in trouble and will start crying almost before we say anything to her.  This means that she doesn't get into trouble much...I think she has watched Parker get into trouble too often, ha.

Rowan loves to dance.  Her body almost moves on its own the instant she hears music.  She is always dancing around the house and loves dance parties and dance class.

Row has started saying, "boom," every time she makes a point.  I'm not sure where she learned this...actually, I take that back...she learned it from Parker.   Having an older brother means she sometimes learns things I wish she didn't, but also means she is more willing to take chances outside of her comfort zone because she has watched Parker...basketball, soccer, etc.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Right Now...

Right now Rowan wants to live at home forever, never get married and go wherever I go...
Right now I am completely fine with that scenario...
Right now parker wants to play with his friends every.single.day. after school...
Right now Parker also feels like he doesn't get enough time with me...the struggle is real...
Right now I feel like I am constantly on Parker to "do things right the first time..."
Right now Rowan gets super proud when she isn't 'shy' around other people...yet she bosses everyone in our house around and has a way of timing tantrums so that we inadvertently give her whatever she wants...
Right now Parker is constantly dribbling a basketball and has recently started teaching Row..."pocket, window, shot..."
Right now Rowan is playing basketball and can finally make a basket!
Right now Parker is between little boy and big kid and that is hard...
Right now we are still trying to decide whether to send Rowan to kindergarten or hold her for a year...I'm fairly positive I am the one struggling more...
Right now I am realizing that Rowan has as big of a personality as Parker...she constantly clicks her lips after making a point and sounds like a teenager when she talks...we are in so much trouble...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Yo Row!

Tonight we were sitting at the dinner table when Rowan tells us, in her best gangsta voice, "I just want a cookie, yo!"  This was in response to our request that she finish her dinner around the time she was twirling around the floor.  We are constantly laughing at her antics...even when she has completely destroyed the house by getting out every single toy possible.  I just love her to pieces and have so much fun watching the character she is turning into.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

love of sports

Parker has loved sports for as long as I can remember...we even had a golf-themed first birthday because he was already swinging a club correctly, ha!  We have hit the age where he plays whatever sport is in season which means most evenings and weekends are booked with games or practices.  Right now is baseball season...he wakes up by six and puts on baseball pants, runs downstairs and finds a baseball game to watch on tv...while tossing a ball in the air.  If I let him, he would go play baseball with the neighborhood boys all.day.long.  He just can't get enough.  Luckily, Parker's baseball team advanced to the second round of their end-of-season tournament and he gets to play a few more games...the boys were just so excited.

Rowan, on the other hand, is perfectly content playing with dolls or her kitchen or coloring.  However, at this very moment, I am watching her play indoor baseball (eeeek, I know) with Parker.  She is loving it!  She also played soccer this spring and actually did pretty well.  And when I say 'well' I mean as well as a three-year-old can play.  I coached her team and there were several times kids were crying on the field because the other team stole the ball, but I am proud to say the tears were never Row's.  At one point, she was even the only one still playing while everyone else was on the sidelines crying!

They both are just changing every day.  I am so proud of the little people they are becoming.

Monday, February 6, 2017

so many friends

I'm not sure when it happened...maybe it was going to the neighborhood NYE party...maybe it was the first nice day in January...I'm just not sure, but my kids are now dying to go play with the neighbor kids every.single.day.  Don't misunderstand...I love our neighborhood and I love having kids nearby with whom they can play,  but I am missing my babies.  Parker can hardly finish his homework fast enough before wanting to run and play basketball with the boys.  Poor Row, her face is so sad when he goes...however, now we have new eight-year-old twin girls across the street who like to mother row and she gets so excited to play with them at the park.  With Row, I feel the need to still be nearby watching, but I was just not ready to not feel needed.  So silly I know.  I worry about the decisions they make when they are with friends...Parker has such a need for acceptance...I'm not sure if it is because we moved so many times and he went to so many new schools in the beginning, but I worry that he will try too hard to please...I'm constantly praying that he makes good choices.  

They are just growing up too fast...here are some of the latest...

  • Row started calling Parker, 'Parker'...for the longest time she said 'karker'...even though she could say 'park', she still said 'karker' out of habit...the day that changed was kind of a big deal.
  • Parker started piano lessons...he enjoys the lessons, but getting him to practice is sometimes a struggle...we have told him that he has to play piano first in order to learn guitar so that is his motivation right now, ha!
  • Row has started trying on every piece of clothing in her closet when she is supposed to be going to sleep...she loves picking out her own clothes...
  • Row cut her hair...it looks very much like a mullet...thank goodness for her cute face...
  • Parker is playing basketball and Brady is coaching...we are working on passing...sometimes a struggle...
  • Row has started defending Parker when he gets into trouble, "mommy, don't say that to my brother!"  Uh oh...
  • Rowan and I have 'girl talk' when she lies down for rest time or bed time..."mommy, let's have 'girl talk'"...the tone she uses just kills me...
  • Whenever I call Row my 'sweet baby' she calls me her 'sweet mommy'...melts my heart...
I feel like I am forgetting things...I'm so afraid of forgetting...time slow down...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

rowan wright now

Rowan is such fun right now...she is small for her age but packs a giant personality into her tiny frame...she copies EVERYTHING parker does and has the most infectious giggle after she does it...she loves to play house and is constantly asking parker to be the daddy...she says she's going to marry him...she is super curious and takes everything in before saying anything out loud...she got a Frozen, stand-up microphone from Santa and sings with such drama...she is so my child...she tells me my dancing is hilarious...and weird...she loves 'donalds' and gets so excited for the treat...gymnastics is one of her favorite things and I can't wait for her to start dance...she asked daddy to dance with her tonight and my heart melted as I watched them twirl...she wore her new 'belle' princess dress all.day.long. today...she has already rolled her eyes and told me, 'you're the boss'...she now changes her clothes as often as parker...she is such a big helper...she has such a big heart...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Parker E Alexander

Parker turned seven...SEVEN...I mean I just can't believe we are here.  I know everyone says this, but it really does feel like just yesterday that I could pick him up and carry him and now he is over four feet tall and more than 60 pounds.  He has gone from toddler to little boy and his personality feels more like twenty sometimes.  He takes everything in and then tries to adjust his behavior to try and make everyone happy.  We are so hard on him sometimes because he is so capable...so very capable.  I am so very proud to be his mama.

A couple of weeks ago, P was MVP at school and I had to write a poem about him for the teacher to read aloud...it sums him up pretty well...

Let me tell you about a boy named P
Who makes this mama as proud as can be
He is sweet as pie and as funny as a clown
and, by far, one of my favorite people to have around
He is a great big brother and Row loves him to the moon
Someday he will probably make another girl swoon
His favorite things are sports, any sport you can name
One day he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame
If he's not playing sports, he is learning about animals
Not many people know more than he does about mammals
He has a heart for God and loves Jesus a lot
You can find him memorizing his verses more often than not
Parker is the best and fills my heart with Joy
I love him so much and am so blessed he is my boy!