Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pulling Weeds

Faith accompanied Bradley this evening while he was watering the grass. He was pulling a few weeds and she decided to help out. It was so cute!! How about Bradley's outfit?? Is that a fashion statement or what?!!! Faith also was checking the water temperature in the fountain. You know you can grow mosquitoes in those things in the summer in Arkansas if they get too hot, haahaa!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Obviously Bradley looks like a jungle gym when he is laying in the floor and our girls just can not help themselves, they must climb. I am not really sure who's idea this was. I think it all started out with Haley doing her typical flying act. A little someone has become quite the jealous one lately and had to get right in the middle of it! I look in the living room to find this! Bradley has watched too much celebrity circus!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Little Eyes Are Watching You

It is amazing how much little ones learn by watching and listening to what others around them do. Faith was out on the deck Monday night and got a little splinter in her big toe. I tried to get it out with the tweezers and she refused to have anything to do with that. So, I waited until she was asleep and successfully removed the splinter. Well, even though she was screaming and fighting my efforts when she was awake, apparently she did observe what I was doing. This morning she found the tweezers. She climbed up on the couch with Haley and as you can see from the picture, she was doing the same action that she observed me doing! A little bit of a lesson to learn and remember here, even when you don't think they are watching or listening, they are, and they will mimic you!!!

Learning Bad Behavior

An advantage, or I guess in this case disadvantage, to having an older sibling is picking up bad behavior! I looked in the living room today to find Haley and Faith both sitting on the coffee table watching TV. They have both been told numerous times not to sit on the coffee table! Faith I can understand, Haley on the other hand is old enough to know better!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Little Model!!

Ok, this is not a Cheatham girl, but I had to post these pictures!! Most of you know Avery, so you will enjoy these! Last week at our playgroup Avery was standing in front of me so I told her to look at me so I could take her picture. Erica told Avery to pose for the picture and she did! I took the picture and Erica told her to change her pose and she did!!! This went on for several pictures as you can see!! I loved it! She was just as serious as could be about it! I think you may have a little model on your hands Erica!!

I Can Fly!!

If Bradley is laying on the floor then Haley sees that as an opportunity to fly! He lifts her up in the air with his feet and she poses. Here is her superman!

Monday, July 14, 2008

I Need A Mommy Break!!!

Ok, let's make sure we get this straight from the get go.... I know that I am very, very blessed to be able to have the opportunity to stay at home with my kids. However! However, 24/7 little people starts to really drive a person, well, insane is actually a good word for it. About once a week I feel the need to just get away! Even if it means getting in my car and driving to the store to grab a gallon of milk! I just need to go somewhere and not have any needs from the back seat, to not have to gather 10 things out of the car to go to the store, to not be followed around. Just me and my purse (not diaper bag!!)! I decided to include a little tad bit of what happens around my house at least a dozen times a day. Faith is perfectly happy doing whatever she is doing and then she catches a glimpse of me and independence is out the window, here she comes screaming with what she thinks is a need to be held! In this video, not 2 seconds prior, she was playing some air guitar and dancing while Haley was playing guitar hero. I was cleaning up the kitchen from dinner and took a peek in the room to check on the girls and guess whose eye I caught! Here she comes crying demanding that I pick her up! So, I just needed to vent a little because I am in desperate need of a mommy break right now and am actually fixin to get one here in a couple of minutes!! Haley and I are going to Hobby Lobby and Barnes and Noble, just the two of us! We tried to do this earlier but Faith was like a bull in a china cabinet, there were books flying everywhere! Haley and I decided that this is a trip to make without the little one! Again, I love my children dearly and am soo sooo blessed to have them and be able to stay home with them, but I now understand why about once a month my dad would set me and my brother and sister down and tell us that he was about to have to take my mom (stay at home mom also) to Green Leaf if we did not let up a little on her!!! Enjoy the video!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Our Story

My family moved to Arkansas in the summer of 1990. My brother was wanting to play baseball so my dad had actually met with the president of the baseball association before we moved to get him signed up to play as soon as we got settled in. Bradley's dad was the president of the baseball association in Batesville, so that is the first person my dad met in Batesville. My dad and Bradley's seemed to hit it off well. The first Sunday that we were in Batesville, we were invited to attend church with Bradley's family and if I recall correctly, that is actually where we first met. Bradley and my brother played ball together all summer and our families spent alot of time together. During that time I became very fond of Bradley. When summer was over so was baseball. School started,and I made new friends. Bradley was a year ahead of me, so we did not see as much of each other. A year later however, we started to take more interest in each other again. One of Bradley's friends actually wanted to go to the movies with me and he was too chicken to call me himself, so he had Bradley call me. I did not like this friend, so I said no. Bradley made several phone calls on this friend's behalf and we both found it nice to be visiting with each other again. Bradley asked me again to go to the movie but he decided that he did not want me to say yes to his friend but to him. Of course I said yes! We went and saw "Days of Thunder". And the rest is history!!
We dated all through high school. When Bradley went off to college we had some rocky times. He was experiencing college life and I was still in high school, so there were alot of changes going on. Bradley got a job at Sears (there is the connection with the Barrett's!!). There were these girls there that thought he needed to date a college girl instead of a high school girl, but he did not! I had a hard time liking Amy when I first met her!!! We survived and as soon as I graduated high school I was Jonesboro bound! In the summer of 97' we were engaged and married that December in the church where we first met in Batesville. We will celebrate our 11th anniversary this year. I love my high school sweet heart dearly and thank God everyday that through all of our years that he has adored me enough to hang around!

This is as far back as I was allowed to put a picture! Somebody threatened to put some lovely ones of me if I went back any further! This is Bradley's senior prom. April 93'

Engagement Picture

Wedding Picture December 97'
As you can see, this is a picture of a picture!! Digital was not around yet!

Camp Rock Drama Queen

Haley watches too much tv in our opinion. I know what you are thinking, so don't let her!! We do limit her tv time but she tends to be severely influenced by the time she is allowed to watch. She thinks life is a Disney show! Anyhow, her newest thing is Camp Rock. She recorded it when it premiered and has watched it over and over. Bradley was very sneaky to get this video. He and I had been in another room so Haley felt safe to do her own thing without being watched. She changed into some dance attire and was working on learning a dance out of the Camp Rock movie. Bradley went into the kitchen to get a drink and noticed her intently working on this dance. He grabbed the camera and captured some video. She noticed him at the end and I do believe was a little embarrassed!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sharing Some Chocolate Cake

Haley has been gone to Gigi & Grandad's since Saturday. Faith sure does miss big sister when she is gone. They spent a little quality time together tonight eating some chocolate cake! Those girls are just like their daddy, they love chocolate!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Faith has become quite the little camera bug! When she sees the camera she immediately stops whatever she is doing and poses! Her newest thing however is "cheese"! Not only is she posing, she says "cheese"! So, this picture, that's a BIG CHEESE!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Good Morning Girls

As you can see, the day started out well with two happy girls! We hit one of our favorite places for lunch, Upper Crust. We did a little running around until we found out the grandparents were in town. Everyone was visiting on the deck when Faith discovered that God had put a little water in her pool and she stripped down and played in her pool butt naked!! Check out Granddad, he appears to really be enjoying himself!