The Everyday Life of Ben, Brooke, Macy, Ava, and Aubrey Wyatt

Monday, January 12, 2015

Warning: Bragging Mom Post

I think I have said before that I use this blog to brag on my kids. I prefer not to brag on them on social media and I try to limit my actual in person bragging to grandparents. So... you have been warned... this is a braggy post.

Macy is now a green belt in karate! They test every 8 weeks for a new belt color or level and after only 8 weeks of being a yellow belt, she is now a green belt which is an intermediate level belt.


At the belt ceremony, Macy won THE award for most improved. Each belt cycle, the 4 instructors meet and discuss who they want to give this award to. They give it to the ONE person from each belt color that has shown discipline and progress and continued improvement (the instructor's words...not mine). Macy was the ONE that got this award out of about 30 kids! Ben put it best when he said, "I've never been so proud." : )





She was pretty proud of herself too! Now that she is a green belt, she has started sparring and has to wear all of this gear. Sparring is a whole other level. The first time that she sparred they paired her up with a level 2 green belt boy. It was funny but also a little hard to watch. She totally got her booty kicked. But since then she has figured it out a little bit better, and in my opinion, has been more evenly matched and is doing better with this. The hardest part is getting all of the gear on and off!



Ava and Macy also recently wrapped up another soccer season. They had a really great season. Their team finished with 4 wins and 6 losses but the whole team progressed SO much. Our coach is pretty hardcore but is awesome at teaching the girls skills and also understanding of the game. Macy played midfield this year and did really great. She was aggressive and way more attentive than she has been in the past. She had several games where she scored a goal or two. At the end of the season, the coach gives a special award to each girl. Macy got the "Most Coachable" award. (Ava won this award last year). In the coach's words.... "I can tell her to do something one time and she does it. She gets it and understands what I want her to do and carries it out." He said other nice things about her too but that was the one thing that stuck out in my mind. (Mostly because I don't see a lot of that at home! hahaha)



Ava also had a great season! She played defender for most of the season (they don't have goalies at their level). Ava rarely let other people score on her. Of course it happened some but she did a great job of being attentive to what was happening on the field and stopping the ball when it got close to her. She even scored a goal during the last game by stopping the ball then dribbling it up the field. She won the "Leadership Award." In the words of the coach.... "She is always helping out her teammates and directing them on the field. Sometimes she could even teach her teammates in a way that I couldn't." That makes her sound bossy but that isn't what he meant. : )



I was so proud of them for not only being good little soccer players, but also for the awards that they received. They didn't get MVP or the most goals scored, but they got awards that show that they know how to be respectful to their coach, be a good example for their teammates, and be a team player. I am about 99% sure that they are not going to grow up to be professional soccer players, but I do expect them to grow up to be decent human beings. Let's hope we are on the right track. : )

Finally, Ava recently received an award at school. She received The Solid Gold award. They give this award to a couple of kids each week that they select from the whole school. It is basically a reverse office referral. If the teacher has a student that is going above and beyond in the classroom, then they turn in a form to the office. The assistant principal calls the student down to her office to let them know that they have been chosen for the award. Then the AP calls the parent while the student is in the office! I can't tell you how my heart dropped when she said, "This is the assistant principal at Hosp Elementary." I didn't think either of the girls were in trouble but I was soooo worried that someone was seriously hurt. Ava got special recognition at their weekly assembly. I was so proud of her!






I think that is enough bragging for now! : ) Don't say I didn't warn you in the beginning. 

Ava and Macy Turn SEVEN!

I have so much blogging to do to catch you up, but first I will start with Ava and Macy's BIG day! They turned 7 years old a few weeks ago!!! We did not have a big party but did spend a few days celebrating.

The first celebration took place while we were in Arkansas for Thanksgiving. We spent 5 days in Little Rock with my family and Ben's family over Thanksgiving. One night we had cupcakes with cousins and opened presents from Grammy, Pawpaw, Aunt Em, Uncle Jon, Presley, and Landon.








Their birthday was on a Saturday this year but most of the celebrating took place the Friday before. Aubrey and I had lunch with the girls at school. They requested that I bring them one of their favorites... Subway! : )

Friday night Ben and I took the girls and two of their friends out for a special birthday celebration. We went to eat at The Cheesecake Factory and then went to the Frisco Square. The city of Frisco does an awesome job decorating the square for Christmas each year. There are TONS of lights and they blink to Christmas music. They even have fake snow that falls once an hour. The best part though, and the reason we took the girls, is the horse drawn carriage rides. The girls loved strolling around the square in a carriage! It was definitely the highlight of their bday!











Saturday they opened some presents then that night we went to a Christmas festival at a local church. Complete with a Gingerbread Man, Santa, Elsa and Anna. : )



Their collection of Beanie Boos. They are obsessed with these things and racked up on their birthday and Christmas. (This pic is prior to Christmas. I think they have 24 of them!)






Someone is missing from this pic! Aubrey didn't want anything to do with Santa!


It was fun celebrating these big girls. So hard to believe that they are 7! We are so proud of the little ladies they are becoming.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lately

Here is what we have been up to lately.


We went to Fayetteville for the first Razorback game. It was Aubrey's first game and she did great!





Showing some Razorback love during college week at school:

Macy is the Star Student this week:


Top Golf:


Relaxing:

Macy and her weird food habits. Here she is eating mussels. It was a brunch buffet and this was her second helping.  


Here is what Aubrey has been up to lately.

Breakfast and Lunch dates with Mommy. (Don't tell sisters!)


Drinking coffee and getting her work done:


haha! Don't worry... the coffee cup was empty. 

Being cute:

Wearing everyone else's shoes and socks:



She seriously LOVES shoes and socks. The bigger the better. She wears Macy's Toms and Ava's flip flops around the house every day. I bet she puts on at least one pair of my heels every day and loves to wear rain boots. These are just a few pictures that I happened to have on my phone but I could never post a picture of every time she puts on someone else's shoes because it is CONSTANT. : )


This picture is from this summer but I think it is really cute. Happy girls! : )