Saturday, May 23, 2009

My mom the sweetheart!

I just wanted to write about how much of a sweetheart my mom is! She is always doing stuff for us kids and the grandkids. Tonight she called us at the last minute and asked us to come over and have hamburgers. She had decided she wanted to pull her onions in her garden and realized she had told the kids they could help her, so at the last minute she decided to just call us over for dinner so the kids could pull the onions.
We got there and had dinner outside that consisted of hamburgers, chicken wings, smoked sausage, grilled potatoes and squash, and to top it all off... yummy, gooey, melty smores. There went the diet! :) We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful evening and each other's company! It was a great ending to a great day!
My point is that she never halfway does things for us, it is always with her whole heart!
What a sweet mom and nanny we have!


This morning we had our farmers markets and we had our best Saturday yet!
My brother brought his oldest daughter, Avery, who is 9 now to work with us. It was so much fun having her there, and she did such a great job keeping all the baskets filled. Made me think about me and my brother going to work with my dad when we were younger in his grocery stores. I took pictures of the cutie pie to document her first day of work ever!!! I felt so proud thinking about how when she grows up she will remember coming to Aunt Stacy and Uncle Aaron's fruit stands and helping out! We won't ever be short of workers with all the kids we have! It is so neat having a business where all of our family is involved somehow. We're a great team and it is working out pretty well for us! If you live in the Mckinney area go visit my dad's fruitstand in Mckinney on Chestnut Square every Saturday from 8-12. Look for the Gilbert/Pruett sign! Just a little shout out for my dad!!! :) :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Farming 2009

So far this year, farming has been good. The rain we got, kind of set us back a little. We had weeds galore and grass growing in the squash and okra patches. But this week has been dry all week so it gave Aaron some time to go get a handle on it. The sun is helping out our squash a great deal. Today Aaron took 30 boxes of squash to the market and he said it was sold within 5 minutes! That's the kind of sales we love...none of this waiting around for hours trying to find people to take it! I think it being memorial weekend really helped a lot! People plan on being busy!
Aaron told me that every time he showed someone his squash they complimented him on how beautiful it was! I'm so proud of him!
So we pulled out onions and the squash and zucchini is coming off, and today they are digging our potatoes too! Now we are waiting on the okra and cukes!
My brother, Steve is going to be supplying us with tomatoes and peppers this year! He took me and showed me his progress last night and everything looked beautiful! Tomatoes and jalapenos are already growing, and he has pears growing on his pear trees too!
If anyone reads this....come visit our fruitstands! Don't miss out on the home grown fresh yummy veggies and fruits! I LOVE fresh and am very proud of our stuff! Come visit us in downtown Rockwall every Saturday from 8-12 or in Wylie the first and third Saturday of every month from 8-1! Look for the Reeves Family Farm sign!

My big 4 year old

It's so hard to believe, but my sweet Alyssa just turned 4. The whole cliche' about time flies is so true. It just seems like yesterday that I graduated from high school and now here I am 30 years old with a 4 year old and a 15 month old!
Anyway, for Alyssa's birthday party we had a fabulous Fancy Nancy party at my mom's (Nanny's) house. All the kids got dressed up in their fanciest outfits and we served food Fancy Nancy style....the menu consisted of tiny chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches with fancy toothpicks in them, a fancy cheese ball with strawberry center, chips and dip, fresh strawberries, tiny quiches, cream puffs, tiara cookies, french vanilla cake with strawberry center and cream cheese fillling and vanilla and rocky road icecream! The kids had a blast decorating hand held mirrors and combs and brushes with rhinestones and stickers and glitter glue. They busted down the pinata and ran outside to see the peacock that decided to join the party! It was a great day! Thanks Nanny for being such a great hostess!
On Alyssa's actual birthday we went and got her little friend Elani and took her to Chuck E Cheeses with us! We had pizza, salad and chocolate cake and cokes, and played for a couple of hours. Afterwards I asked Alyssa if she wanted to go spend her birthday money at Toys R Us or Wal Mart and she picked Wal Mart :) So we headed to Wal Mart and Alyssa picked out a new bicycle with training wheels, a Taylor Swift barbie that sings "Picture to Burn," sunglasses, play food, and a pool and slipping slide for the backyard. Sounds like a lot, but we stayed in her budget., a lot of it was cheap. Gotta love Wal Mart!
She had a wonderful 4th birthday!
I just want to add that I am so proud of my sweet girl! She is such a good girl! So sweet and caring. For a 4 year old she has so much wisdom and conviction. I love her to pieces!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Love Story

The other morning at 6:30 am I got a text from my sister in law, Ashley that they were giving away Taylor Swift tickets on The Wolf at 7:35. I got up and started listening and was preparing myself to call in and 5 minutes before it was time, they announced that it was a contest for dads..and to win they had to be the 99th caller and sing the song "Love Story." So I called Aaron at work and told him that it was for dad's and he immediately, without skipping a beat asked me what he had to sing. I gave him the lyrics and he ran out to his truck and practiced them about 5 times. It was the sweetest thing! I was laughing so hard that I was crying. It was so darn cute! Well, he let me go so that he could call into the radio and Alyssa and I sat listening to see if Aaron was going to be caller 99. When we heard the man's voice on the radio, Alyssa said that's not my daddy. It was so disappointing. I just knew that we were going to win! But some other sweet dad won them for his 2 girls.
That was the sweetest thing for Aaron to try and win that for Alyssa! What a wonderful daddy she has and such a sweetheart! We love him so much!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Aubs the chatterbox!

My little mini muffin Aubrey has become quite the little chatterbox. She talks all day long. Some is jibber jabber and some words I can make out sometimes. I think she is going to be our social butterfly. Just in the past couple of weeks she has really caught onto words. She repeats a lot of what we say and I see her looking at my lips when I talk and trying to mouth along with my words. She can say her name now. She says "Bauby." I told my brother that and he said well then she can't say her name.....smarty pants! Some other words she says now are....."sissy, Lyssa, Lucy (our dog), cute shoes, baby, tuggy(which is her pacifier), blankie, bite, no, ouch, uh-oh, hi, bye-bye, ow, mommy & daddy. She can also point to her nose, mouth, and eyes! She has advanced a lot in her 15th month! She is so much fun! She is always happy and smiling and is a little feisty! Such a cuddler too! One of the girls that works at the gym nusery says Aubrey gives the best bear hugs in the world! I would have to agree! She is so lovey and friendly! When we are grocery shopping she likes to say hi to all the people we pass by! I am really enjoying having 2 girls! It is so much fun!

Mothers Day!

Today was mother's day and we spent the day out at my mom's. It was so beautiful outside and the kids played outside all day long. Everyone cooked and contributed to the big lunch we had. I ate so much that my stomach feels sick tonight, but it was so good. Momma made fried chicken strips and baked ham, we had corn salad, broccoli salad, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, hot rolls, squash casserole, triple layered german chocolate cake, cream cheese lemon bars, banana pudding and of course sweet tea! Oh my goodness, I come from a loooong line of good cooks. It was great. stomach is a little sick feeling tonight. I had been eating SUPER healthy the last 3 weeks and I think my body was in shock after all that today! I did my hoe down exercises twice today and am probably going to do them once more before bed, just in case :)
For my mother's day present Aaron took me to Quigley's pottery place and I got to pick out what I wanted. I chose a big platter and we painted both the girls hands and put them on the plate. We then painted cupcakes around their hands and decorated it all cute and wrote their names inside their hands with the date. At the top of the plate I wrote "Mommy's little cupcakes." It is going to be soooooo stinkin cute! I have to wait a week and then go back and pick it up. They have to fire it and polish it out! I looooove stuff like that! That's something I will cherish and keep forever. My little Alyssa also painted me a very very beautifully messy coffee cup! I told her it will be my favorite coffee cup that I will use every morning! I can't wait to see the finished product! I will post pics when I get them back! I am grateful that God chose me to be the mom of 2 amazingly sweet girls and 1 awesome husband whom I love very much and am soooooooooooooooooooo thankful for!