The Fab Five!

The Fab Five!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Nap time conversation...
James: "No Bubbie, no put your boogers on me"
John David: "You yike da wet ones bedder?"
James: "I said, no Bubbie, I no want you boogers on me"
John David: "Hahaha...o tay"

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Favorite dessert: "Hot brownie with ice-cream and cool whip"
Favorite drink: "Cream soda"
Favorite restaurant to eat out: "Joe's Italian"
Favorite candy: "warm, gooey airheads"
Something you are proud of: "that I can sing good and do gymnastics"
Something that you are excited about: "Going to Greystone elem"
Something that makes you laugh: "When Daddy throws me around in the pool"
Something that makes you afraid: "being left alone"
Favorite TV show: "Iron Chef"
Something you like to do with Claire:"go shopping at nap time with just us"
Something you like to do with Jenna: "jump on the trampoline"
Something you like to do with your brothers: "play toys in their room"
What do you want to be when you grow up: "a chef"
Favorite hobby: "shopping with you at the Galleria Bath and Body Works"
Memory of Nana: "When she takes me to her house and spend the night"
Memory of Mamaw: "takes me to the circus or fair and zoo, stuff like that"
Memory of Becky: "his truck and going to the gas station is the best"
Memory of Rosey: "cooking with her sweet things like the yogurt dessert"
Memory of Papa: "eating chocolate with him and he tries to give me sweat tea"
Best friends: "Marron, Brooke, Emma Kate, Kate"
Favorite color: "neon orange"

Ellie Brooklyn Pate is definitely one of a kind! She has amazed us since birth...when she literally kicked herself out of the birth canal (sorry for the TMI)....I love this girl so much. I look forward to watching her grow up and seeing how God uses her uniqueness to share Himself with others! Don't be surprised if this girl is not a missionary chef ruling over a small village in Bangladesh one day!



Favorite drink: "Cream Soda"
Favorite snack: "Chips and Hummus"
Favorite lunch: "Nacho basket, with sour cream, salsa"
Favorite dinner: "Cesar Salad"
Favorite candy: "Cookies and Cream Hersey bar"
Something you are excited about: "My new school, Berry Middle School"
Something you worry about: "lockers and getting to class on time in middle school"
What scares you: "bad teenagers"
What makes you safe: "My parents"
Something you are proud of: "My athletic abilities"
Best friends: "Leah, Mallory, Haley, Anna"
Something you enjoy doing: "Softball"
Something you enjoy doing with Daddy: "Going on date nights with just him"
Something you enjoy with Mommy: "Having talks about stuff"
Things that stress you out: "Big tests and social life"
Memory of Becky: "Camping for real in a mountain and forest"
Memory of Rosey: "Always helping cook with her in the kitchen, like doing grape leaves, and giving books to read that are interesting"
Memory of Papa: "going out to eat and chocolate and cigarettes"
Memory of Mamaw: "buys me clothes for my birthday and Christmas and she always cooks a ton of food"
Memory of Nana: "taking me to get my toes painted, especially when it is just me and her"
Something that makes you laugh: "Coach Pirkle"
Favorite movie: "Soul Surfer"
Favorite book: "Harry Potter"
Favorite colors: "aqua and lime green"
Favorite thing to do with your sisters: "jump on trampoline"
Favorite thing to do with your brothers: "mess around with them, snuggle with them"
Something you hate: "zits"
Something you are really good at: "running fast"

Claire McKinley Pate- 11 years old....where in the world does time go? I can't believe my first born, my sweet Claire Bear, is on the brink of her teen years!!! She is  a beautiful girl, inside and out. I am so proud of her compassionate heart. She makes us so proud!

Jenna Kat! (Jenna Kathryn Pate-5 years old)


Something you are proud of: "All my babies"
Something that makes you laugh: "Me and Cannon playing at Mrs. Joan's house"
Favorite candy bar: "Reese cups"
Favorite drink: "Punch"
Best Friend: "Cannon Russel"
Something you are afraid of: "Thunder"
What makes you sad: "When someone hurts my feelings"
Something you enjoy doing with Daddy: "When he takes me to the Melting Pot" (restaurant)
Something you like to do with Mommy: "Staying home with you and painting fingernails"
Favorite dinner: "White Spaghetti"
Favorite lunch: "Peanut butter and Jelly roll-ups"
Favorite color: "Purple"
What do you want to be when you grow up: "Work at IHop"
Favorite Movie:"Letters to God"
Something you enjoy doing with your sisters: "baby dolls and house"
Something you enjoy doing with your brothers: "watching TV"
If you could have an animal what would you want: "a zebra or hamster"
What is your favorite stuffed animal: "Bunny that Beck and Rosey gave me"
What do you want other people to know about you: "That I want to be a good girl"
Memory about Mamaw: "eating her snacks in her kitchen and going to the ballpark to eat suckers with her"
Memory about Nana: "Always says yes I can go to the concession stand at the ballpark because you say I can't"
Memory about Papa: "Riding his tractor bucket"
Memory about Becky: "Build a Bear at the mall and making me laugh when we wear funny hats together"
Memory about Rosey: "Playing with her all the time at my house and going to her house to play with Hayden; she loves me"

Anything else you want to say in your interview: "nothing, because I am done now"

***I MUST do this more often....interviewing my children individually makes me realize what beautiful children they are, and how completely different each of them are. I am so very grateful for each child God has entrusted me to raise. They bring such a joy to my heart.