Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Ainsley is 9 months old now! Hard to believe how fast the time goes! She is so happy! We love her and thank the Lord everyday for how healthy and smart she is! We are blessed beyond measure. We hope you all are having a wonderufl season and are sad we will not be with extended family this year, but are excited to spend our first christmas season as our own little family!

We love you all!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

Since I am so slow this year, Posting this on my blog and facebook will have to do! Enjoy!

December 2011
Hey Y’all!!!

We can not believe another year has come and gone! We are so thankful for all the wonderful things that have happened this year. As you noticed in the greeting…we are officially from the south. Nashville, TN to be exact, well our house resides in Nolensville, but close enough! Last year at this time we thought we would only be in the south for a little while. The big news happened after Bryan passed his final board exam and the company he works for asked him to stay in Nashville. After a few tearful prayers, we decided it was best to stay! So other big news—we bought our first house! We know the decision to stay in TN was right when we decided to buy a house and everything fell into place! Everything! We LOVE our neighborhood and the people we have met.

We welcomed our third child, Ainsley Reese Fairbanks, to our family this year. She was born on March 22, 20011. She has a GREAT birthday...3,22,11. She was 7lbs 10 oz and 21 in long! We can hardly believe she is almost nine months!! Time flies. She was crawling at 6 months, furniture walking about 7 1/2 months and last night she just climbed up her first stair. We will not be surprised if she walks at 9 months! This girl is a mover! We love having her in our family and feel so blessed for what a wonderful baby she has been. She has such a beautiful smile and her excitement for life is infectious.

Weston turned 3 and was potty trained right after we moved in June. YEAH!!! Only one child in diapers! He LOVES to learn and even knows some of his letters and the sounds they make. He has preschool one day a week at home and then is going to preschool at a local church one day a week to give him some “play” time. He is learning so much. It also gives mom some one-on-one time with Ainsley and “quiet” time to do those things she doesn’t get to do with all the kids running around the house! :o) Weston is a big helper and loves to help mom with Ainsley. Almost too much of a helper! He loves to play dress up and help cook in the kitchen. He is still tender hearted and loves to give kisses and hugs. Sometimes we just wish his inquisitive mind would not ask “why?” so much.

Kambria started kindergarten this year. She turned 5 the day before school started! We live right behind the elementary school, (one reason why we love our neighborhood). Although we are close, she gets to ride the bus to and from school. She loves it. Her bus driver is a member of our church and we feel so blessed with how good he is with the kids! She loves Mr. Jesse! Kambria is so glad to have a sister and loves her very much. She carries Ainsley around and Ainsley just squeals in delight. It is fun to see them interact with each other and be excited to see one another. She likes having her own house and can’t wait to decorate her room with mom. The piano is still an interest for her and so is telling her brother what to do!

Bryan is doing well with his job. He is officially a C.P. now. That is a certified Prosthetist! After becoming certified his company asked him to stay in Nashville and he accepted! All the schooling finally paid off. He likes the company and the people he works with and is happy with what they have to offer him. He is also the pianist in the ward primary. He was skeptical at this calling at first, because he thought he would not get to know people in the new ward, but if you ask him about it now, he LOVES the spirit the children have there. Bryan has also become quite the handyman with owning a house. He has installed ceiling fans, changed light fixtures, installed towel racks, laid down sod and somewhat helped in the decorating process.

Eliza LOVES LOVES LOVES having her own house and looks forward to having a craft room to do her sewing in! She is grateful the Lord works in mysterious ways and has shown her that TN is the place to be for now. She has started to learn that decorating a house is a process and one that she is just beginning. But it has been fun and very fulfilling. She has made some good friends with some ladies in the neighborhood and enjoys learning from them. Eliza has loved having a happy and healthy baby and is enjoying spending time watching Ainsley grow and learn. As an update on her brother, he is now cancer free after two years! We are grateful for him and for the sacrifices he has given and are thankful that the Lord has spared his life and that he is doing well now.

We are so grateful for the blessings that have come our way this year and for the wonderful children we have been blessed with. We are truly blessed by having you as friends and family. Thank you for being a part of our lives.

Love,
Bryan, Eliza,
Kambria, Weston & Ainsley








Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ainsley crusin...

These videos are mainly for my mother to see miss Ainsley "crusin" along the couches...or furniture walking as some say! She is not even 9 months yet. While it may seem like I am encouraging her...I am only doing it for the benfit of getting it on camera...she does this ALL the time and just tonight she climbed up on our first stair!!!!! I was not watching her and then all of a sudden Bryan came down the stairs and told me to go look and sure enough she was up one stair! This girl is a mover! We love her!




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Sunday, December 11, 2011

visit from grandma

Grandma Fairbanks came for a visit in early november so that Bryan and I could got o San Antonio for my sister Tess' wedding. I did not get any pictures but this one!!!! I can not believe I did not take more! But here is proof that she came and enjoyed time with the kids...but mostly AINSLEY!!!

autumn

Autumn time in Nashville is BEAUTIFUL!!! I did not get may pictures taken, but I did make Bryan take a few. These are just a sampling. I LOVE this first picture. It just reminds me of a simpler time in life...dirt roads and peaceful times!












Sunday, December 04, 2011

Halloween a little late

WE had a lot of fun decorating for Halloween. We also carved our pumpkin into MATER from Cars...That is Bryan's skill set!!!

Here is Weston wearing Bryan's cowboy boots. He LOVES to put them on and walk around the house in them.



Then they all got ready to carve the pumpkin. Weston did not ever remember carving one before...although we have the pictures to prove that he has before...He was happy at this point as was Kambria...she has always loved getting her hands in and getting messy!Ainsley decided to join in on the fun :o)Weston was brave, but you got to LOVE his face! And this was his deciding face that he did NOT want to do that again! Oh the different personalities of my children. After we finished carving the pumpkin we decided to eat our dinner..."Mummy's"...also known as pigs in a blanket...:o)





And here is the finished product. Can you see Mater?







On Halloween we went over to our friend's the Gates house and had pizza before we went trick or treating. Normally I am REALLY pumped for Halloween, but there was no Ward Halloween party and so I did not put a lot of effort into the costumes this year! I had the intentions of doing all the characters from Toy story...Bryan was going to be Woody, I was going to be Beau Peep, Kambria was going to be Jessie, Weston Buzz Light year, and Ainsley a pig...or Alien...

But alas, I did not follow through. So Kambria went as Ariel, with straight red hair and all, Weston was still Buzz Light Year, and Ainsley went as a cow (left over Halloween from when Weston was little.) It was good enough! And everyone commented on how cute the cow was. We went up up and down our street and had a BLAST! It was literally like a parade. People just waited out on their drive ways with fire pits to stay warm, since opening and closing your door would not work...you would just have to keep your door open all night due to the massive amount of kids.

Now we know how to prepare for next year! It was a blast! We had a lot of fun and love our neighborhood all the more!


On our front porch!


Buzz with Mater. What a combination!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

sunday pictures before church

Kambria wanted me to take a picture of her and Ainsley and Weston decided to join. These were the end result of the impromptu picture session. Not bad eh?












Saturday, October 22, 2011

SOD!!!!!!

We finally installed our back yard sod!!! We were supposed to get it done on my birthday, Oct 15, but due to it being too rainy and the company not being able to cut it because it was too wet, we had to wait. They delivered it Friday Oct 21, and we had to start laying it, and then Bryan finished laying it on Saturday Oct 22. The pictures tell the story of the process...enjoy.

The weeds killed off

Tilling the ground



After raking the weeds and leftover hay...and ROCKS...LOTS AND LOTS of ROCKS. Bryan says there is still one left about the size of a baby cow that we could not get up. We just covered it. ;o)

The bags of weeds and hay, no rocks. we threw those over the fence into the "easement" ditch.



Bryan getting ready to water




Beginning the process. 6 pallets. We think each pallet weighed about a ton.

Our first roll of sod!!!!!! This is progress people!



Do you see how happy we are!


YEAH!





More progress....We LOVE the instant improvement.






AND finished product!



WOW look at that lawn!!!




Isn't it SO pretty! Thanks for my birthday present honey!!!!





Dairy Farm

So Weston and my friend Julie went with our neighborhood mothers group to the nearby dairy farm! It was VERY cold that day, but we decided to go anyways. It was fun and very educational!
This is one of our mothers from our group and she got picked to do the milk mustache contest before the tour. This is Weston near one of the milk cows...this one happens to be a "teenager." Here is the facility where they milk the cows. 14 cows can be in there at once, with one person working it. Amazing if you ask me! This is our little friend Braden. He is almost 2 years old and talks so well! He always replies with yes Ma'am! A Very southern little boy! Here is my friend Julie and her son Kellyn petting the cow. You can see the cows ribs, but it is not malnourished at all. That is the way this specific milk cow is. Weston would not have anything to do with petting the cows! :o)And here we are in front of the dairy truck!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pics of Ainsley

Just having fun with the camera and my little girl!

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Weston and the piano

Weston was having fun playing the piano the other day. He even had the earphones on so it made it that much funnier!

These are the videos. The first one is where Bryan caught him without Weston knowing Bryan was filming him. He was singing along...although it is quiet and you might not be able to hear him till the end.



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This second video Weston knew Bryan was filming him, but was fun too see Weston still enjoying himself!


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