Life With Cason AND Molly

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lucky # 7

Our sweet Cason turned 7! He is a brilliant young man! He isn't afraid to try new things and loves to learn. This past year he has repeatedly put himself in new situations, stuck them out when he got frustrated, and ended up excelling and liking them. He loves nerf guns and having family nerf gun wars, fossils, rocks, watching football with dad and cuddling with anyone who will cuddle with him. He is doing well in school and is learning a lot. Cason is also an excellent big brother to Molly. His funny personality is such a blessing to our family! Love you bud! 

7 Year Questions:
1 What is your favorite color? orange
2. What is your favorite toy? remote control truck and i pad
3. What is your favorite fruit? oranges
4. What is your favorite tv show? Oak Island (a treasure hunting show)
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? oranges
6. What is your favorite outfit? Jurassic World Shirt
7. What is your favorite game? basketball
8. What is your favorite snack? oranges
9. What is your favorite animal? puppies 
10. What is your favorite song? Star Wars theme song
11. What is your favorite book? any dinosaur book
12. Who is your best friend? Wade
13. What is your favorite cereal? Coco Puffs
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? monkey bars and play with the dogs
15. What is your favorite drink? Cherry Pepsi, Dr. Pepper and Coke
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas 
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Texas Tech Pillow Pet
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal and milk
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Hawaiian Pizza
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Paleontologist 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Arboretum 2015

We took our annual trip with Grandad and BeBe to the Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Patch a little late this year, but we made it and that's all that counts! And Geema was with us this year! This is one of my favorite things to do in the fall. 


This year for Cason's 7th birthday party we took him and a couple of friends to Amazing Jake's. There are go-karts, bumper cars, laser tag, video games and much more. BeBe, Grandad, Geema the McFarlands, Wade, Colin, Beau, and Aunt Beth celebrated with us. We ate pizza and cake then played! 
Birthday Boy!

Reid, Cason, Colin, Wade

Cason's cake


Waiting to ride the go-karts

Camille and Molly made Aunt Beth ride the carosel about 20 times! 

playing some kind of video game. We were able to watch them through a tv screen. 

I Am A Ch, I Am A Ch-r-i-s-t-i-a-n!

On June 26th Cason accepted Christ into his heart! It made our hearts happy! He was in the car with Toby when he asked if he could say the prayer to ask Jesus to come into his heart. Of course Toby said yes! Cason even cried a little as he prayed. Afterwards he was ECSTATIC! He wanted to tell everyone his good news! Him and I sat down with our children's minister at church to discuss his decision. When school started back he was a part of a discipleship class that helps new believers understand more clearly the decision they made. He loved the class!

On October 18 he was baptized at the Heights Baptist Church. Grandad, BeBe, Geema, Granny, PaPaw, Aunt Allison, Uncle Brian, Reid, Camille, Bennett, Collin, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Abigail, Colin and Wade (Cason's best buddy), Connie, and Steve were all there to support him. It was also the same day Collin had his baby dedication.

It was a very special day and we are all beyond proud of the decision he has made!
Practicing before his baptism. 

After picture. He said it was awesome and he wants everyone to accept Jesus into his heart and get baptized! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

GOOOO Packers!

Cason decided to try something new this fall. Flag football!  He was drafted onto the Green Bay Packers. He went in to it knowing very little about football and came out of the season a real football player! Now we are being forced to watch the Packers play their Sunday football games!

PaPaw, Granny, Grandad, BeBe and Geema were all able to attend the same game! 

At the end of the season Cason was the only person on his team to recieve the Sportsmanship Medal. We are beyond proud of the hard work he put into this season!

Welcome to the Dark Side/Candyland

Halloween was great as usual this year. Cason wanted to be Kylo Ren (a bad guy from Star Wars) and Molly was a candy princess. It made me a little sad that Cason wanted to be a bad guy. What happened to giraffes, train conductors and tractors as costumes. He's growing up too fast!

We went to Trunk or Treat at our school and then went to Grandad and BeBe's on Halloween night. It was a blast as usual. Another sign the kids are getting older, we were able to hit more houses for candy! Not that they needed more candy!

No More Monkey's Jumping On The Bed!

September 27
It was bound to happen at some point. I never would have guessed it would happen to Molly first. Yup, she broke her arm. Her and Cason were jumping off of his bed (which is higher than the normal bed) onto pillows and blankets on the floor. Both Toby and I had told them to stop because they were going to get hurt. Sure enough, Molly starts crying. She is a little bit of a drama queen (ok, huge drama queen) and we honestly thought she was hungry and tired. She kept telling us her wrist hurt but was kind of fake crying. We ate dinner, took showers (which she cried through) and watched fireworks from our back yard. It was while we were watching fireworks that I got truly concerned. She was climbing up the ladder to the fort and sliding down the slide but only using one hand. She wasn't using her left hand at all. I wanted to take her some place to get it looked at but Toby convince me to wait until morning. He still didn't believe she was really hurt. At one point he told her if it was really broken he would buy her a toy.  We put her to bed and at 11:00 she woke up crying. She had been sleeping on her stomach, on her arm, and was in a lot of pain. It was then I decided she couldn't wait any longer. I took her to the nearest ER to have them look at it. Sure enough, it was broken. It was a buckle fracture close to her wrist. Technically the bone didn't break because at her age bones are still bendable, it buckled. Once we got the splint on her she was good to go. A few days (and 1 new toy)  later we got the actual cast. It didn't slow her down at all. In fact, 3 days after getting the hard cast she was trying to do the monkey bars at the park!
The tiny little bump towards the top of the big bone was the fracture. 

All smiles once she got it splinted. It was 1 am and she did surprisingly well!

Showing off her huge soft cast. Thankfully she only had to wear this for 2 days. 
Modeling her pink short arm cast. 

4 long weeks later her last night in the cast. 

And it's off!

Monday, November 23, 2015

First Day of School 2015

On August 24th Cason went back to school and Molly started school!

Cason is in first grade in Mrs. Kelley's class. He is in the same class as his best bud, Wade!

Molly started her first day of preschool at First Baptist School of Wylie. She is in Mrs. Pensky's class. This is the same class and teacher Cason had when he went to Pre-K!