Thursday, April 23, 2009

Deacon "The Shark" Myatt

Okay, so I have mentioned before that Deacon has a lot of teeth. He has had eight teeth since he was eight months old. I quit nursing him because of his teeth. He was able to start eating solid food sooner than I thought he should because of his teeth.

In my true fashion of being Mother Oblivious, (more on that later) I figured that his constant waking in the night for the last three weeks was out of habit from when he was sick around his birthday. Then, Tuesday night, I decided to put some baby toothpaste on his teeth before bed. HOLY MOLY this kid now has ELEVEN teeth! And one of them is a big old bad jaw tooth, in the back of his mouth! Lola got her teeth early, (my kids do a lot of things early, they are so advanced you know ;0>) but not any ginormous jaw teeth! By the way, what is the real name for "jaw teeth?" Are they molars? I don't know much about dental stuff. Anyways, in these pics you can see his pearly whites, at least on the bottom.

I took this picture one morning after Lola announced, "I fixed Deacon's hair with Daddy's hair stuff!!!!" Sure enough, it was all gooey and spiked. These are the things that happen when I try to have one moment to myself and drink my coffee.
And now onto me and my state of oblivion.........this is just one example, folks. This is becoming a real problem for me! Lola had a field trip today. I read the little sheet her teacher sent home about it on Tuesday. Wear tennis shoes, your school t-shirt, be on time, etc, etc, etc. We arrived at 9:20, wearing sandals, and not our school t-shirt. (To be fair, only one kid in her class was wearing theirs anyways.) As we walked in, I saw the bus through the other glass doors, and lines of little 3 and 4 year olds walking that way.........luckily, Lola's class was still in the classroom. I think they were waiting on her. I need help. Thank you for listening. Now Deacon and I will proceed to the backyard to swing. Have a glorious day, and don't forget your sunscreen. Or your tennis shoes, or your school shirt. And be on time for goodness sake!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Conversations With Lola, Part Four: A Haircut

To read the very first installment of Conversations with Lola, go HERE:

A Haircut

The Scene: I am asleep on Saturday about noon, after a long night at work. Enter Dean.

Dean: "Lola cut her hair and Deacon peed all over me!"
Me: "What???!!!" When did she cut her hair?"
Dean: "I'm not sure, I just found it in the bathroom."

I stumble out of bed, into my bathroom. There are many locks of dark brown curls all over the floor. (see previous post below.)

A few hours pass. Lola and I are preparing to leave the house to go get her hair PROPERLY cut.

Me: "Ok Lola, let's go get your hair cut at the beauty shop."
Dean: "Lola, when did you cut your hair?"
Lola: "When I was supposed to be sleeping."
Me: (puzzled.....) "Were you at home with Mommy or with Daddy?"
Lola: "With you, Mommy."
Me: "Yesterday during nap?????"
Lola: "Yep."
Dean: (gesturing dramatically, laughing, carrying on) YES!!! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!
Me: (thinking to myself) "I'm glad my children have an unattentive vampire of a mother who feels the need to sleep during the day. I've GOTTA quit working nights...I can't believe she did this on my watch!

As you can see the haircut is actually cute. At the salon, the lady cutting it pointed out to me that there is a section ON THE TOP OF HER HEAD that is about 1/4 an inch long-pretty much like stubble. NICE. It looks like age Four is going to be as interesting as age Three was............

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Teaser.....................

Tomorrow night, a blog post that I did last summer will be featured on!!!! Please, please, please, all two of my readers go and check it out. Show me some love, people!
In honor of what I consider to be a momentous occasion in my blogging life, there will also be a brand new "Conversations with Lola," right here, on Myatt Family Jewels.
Be sure and come back Monday night. You won't be disappointed!

Here's a hint as to the subject of the new post:

Scroll down,
Keep scrolling,
Keep scrolling,
almost there,

See you all tomorrow! (All 2 of you!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Too Cute to be Edible...........

Lola's birthday fell on a Tuesday, so she got to have a mini party at school to celebrate. I was SO done with baking for awhile because of all the time and energy their cakes took. I had several leftover plain strawberry cupcakes and some buttercream left in the fridge. So I decided to make cupcake bites!

Since I had all the other ingredients, all I had to buy was the peanut butter cup candy mold, which was around $3. (You can ready all about cupcake bites, cupcake pops, and cake balls HERE.)

Here's how to do it:

  • melt candy melts ( i used chocolate)

  • pour into peanut butter cup mold

  • immediately add cakeball to each cup

  • place in fridge for 15 min.

  • pop out of candy mold

  • melt candy melts for top of cupcake bites ( i used lavender)

  • turning upside down, dip the top of each cupcake bite into the candy melts. Cover the entire cakeball, all the way to the rim of the peanut butter cup shape.

  • place onto wax paper to set. immediately add sprinkles and whatever topping you would like to decorate. The candy will set pretty fast. (I used plain old multicolored sprinkles and the pink hearts from a bag of runts.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More Easter!

The Baskets after the Easter Bunny came.
Deacon's first Easter basket - he got socks, bouncy balls, and
lots of eggs!
Lola got pom-poms, stickers, and lots of eggs!

An attempt to get a picture together at church....
Sweet brother man in his sweater vest!
He loves to put these ears on his head...
Being silly.
Even though this pic is dark, if you look close and see their faces, it's quite hilarious. They were having so much fun!
Lola hunting eggs.
Deacon already figured out that the eggs have candy in them from the ones Lola brought home Thursday from school. So, he picked up one at a time, opened it, ate some candy, and then looked for another one. I think he had 3 eggs when we were done. Lola had about 30.
Yes, I let him eat candy. He has a ton of teeth-he can eat jelly beans and skittles just fine.
Lola is showing off her goods. Deacon was ready for a nap.
Sidenote-I did try to get more individual pictures of Lola, but she wouldn't sit still!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from our Little Hatchlings!
(I'll post more pics tomorrow.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dear Lola,

You were born Thursday April 7, 2005 at 4:33 in the morning! I had been in labor for a LONG time-28 hours! You weighed a perfect 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

You had to spend a week in the NICU for an infection, due to my long labor. It was the longest seven days of my life and most of the time that I wasn't with you in the NICU, I was crying. I wanted to take you home with me SO badly.
You finally came home on April 14, 2005 and have been a little ball of fire ever since! You have always amazed your Daddy and I, your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends with your intelligence and your vocabulary - it is beyond your years!
You are becoming a great big sister already. You are always showing Deacon, Daddy and I how much you love us. We love to hear you sing, and watch you dance around and play dress-up.

You are such a special little girl. Today, on your Fourth birthday, you have reminded me to enjoy every moment, because this time is going by so fast.

We love you Lola Grace!
Happy Birthday!

"So I will dance with Cinderella,
while she is here in my arms
Cause I know something
the Prince never knew
I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
Cause all too soon
the clock will strike midnight..."

Monday, April 6, 2009

Birthday Party, Part One

I only have a few pictures of the party. I was busy. Sorry. Family is supposed to be emailing me their pics and I will put them on here ASAP. I can hardly get anything done right now, Deacon is sick and clingy and won't let me out of his sight. He is asleep right now and I have a billion things to do in the next 4 hours before I go to not much time for blogging. Enjoy these pics. It was a great I have been told. To me it felt like complete chaos!

Party day outfits
Lola's cake

Deacon's cake

Sweet girl, waiting for her swing set to be ready!
This boy was not feeling good at ALL Saturday, especially at the party. He had a cupcake later that night and seemed to enjoy it.
More to come later.

Friday, April 3, 2009


I started baking cakes today for tomorrow's party, which I now believe is going to be a much longer process than I originally thought. My sister, the REAL cake decorator, told me I was overly ambitious.
However, I will prevail. This time tomorrow I will be putting the finishing touches on two awesomely decorated, cute as a button birthday cakes.
Stay tuned.
Can you guess why these cakes are green????

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dear Deacon,

You were born on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 6:20 in the evening. Your dad and I went to the hospital that morning very early. My labor with you only lasted about 10 hours - that was short compared to your sister! You weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. You had the biggest baby feet and hands we had ever seen. The footprints on your birth certificate were enormous!

You were and still are precious in every way. You had fuzzy blonde hair that has now turned into sweet little blonde curls. You are such a happy baby. Everyone is always commenting on how happy you seem and how you are always smiling.

Since you were born, I have been able to be at home with you and your sister more than I was before you came. I have enjoyed all of the time I had with you in your first year and I will never stop thanking God for giving us such a precious gift - a son.
"For this child I have prayed, and God gave me what I asked of Him."
1 Samuel 1:27
Happy Birthday Deacon!
We Love You SO much!