Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkeys, Cupcakes, and Wizards

We had a blast in Tampa over Thanksgiving with some of our favorite friends.

Our holiday included some fun crafts

Some involving icing

A beautiful table

With a seriously tasty meal

even better company

And a trip to see Harry Potter 7 (Yes, that's Lauren with her wand and my pygmy puff, Marnold.  Yes, we are that crazy.)

Thanks to this great couple for hosting us!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gobble Gobble Gobble says the bird...

Happy Thanksgiving from my three little turkeys!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Her first...


Melody and her bff, Ava, have been begging for a sleepover for a while now.  So on Sunday night we finally decided to give it a whirl.
We had a fun movie night.  And then it was bedtime.
Kind of.
It was really like play-in-the-bedtime!
Finally after about an hour and a half, I had to separate them. I moved Melody into our bed and both girls were out in about 3 seconds flat.

They are so cute when they're asleep.

Enjoying breakfast the next morning.
When Ava left, Melody looked at me and said, "I can't wait until my next sleepover!"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

PSF and bunks

We are now one of those families.

You know.  Families with bunk beds.

Yes, this is a really bad picture.  But it does capture the excitement.  They were bouncing up and down as I took it.
In the 4 days we've had the bunks I've learned some important lessons:
  •  The top bunk is really hard to make.
  • The top bunk is where the child will want to sleep.
  • Don't spend a lot of money.  The beds will be damaged or graffitied in the first 24 hours.
  • Jumping off the top bunk or the ladder is lots of fun.
  • No amounts of threats and/or punishments will deter said jumping.
    And finally 
  • If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Beans, beans...

    They're good for your heart...

    Well, you know the rest.  That was the song Jack was singing while we were playing with (what else?) beans!

    I've had a big container of dried beans ever since I stole this idea and realized that the fun wasn't worth the clean up.

    I don't know why it took me over a year to realize I should just put them outside!

    They've been having a blast for the last week.  And, bonus, beans in the sand table means they aren't tracking in sand!

    I think I'm finally onto something here...

    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    PSF and Where We Were

    I left a few of you wondering where we southerners possibly could have seen snow last weekend...Waynesville, NC!

    We went up to the North Carolina mountains to visit with our Granny and Aunt Nan who drove over for the weekend as well.

    Saturday morning on our way up there we experienced quite a dusting.  It quickly melted, but the kids enjoyed it for a few hours first.  

    Since we rarely get snow in GA, this was quite a treat for them.

    Melody and Charlie enjoyed showing off their snowmen.

    We found some scarecrows to play with
    And Jack developed a love for photography that included taking picture of random golfers on the golf course...
    who then turned the table on him and took a picture of this crew!

    And best of all, we got to spent a lot of time with Granny Gertie and Aunt Nan!  (Despite his face, Charlie was having a blast.  He just didn't want to stop throwing leaves on Aunt Nan to pose for a picture with her!)

    PhotoStory Friday
    Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010


    are we?
    and what are we playing with??

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    My boy...

    who loves school (and looks so handsome in his chapel uniform) took part in the following conversation the other day...

    Me: Daddy, Jack got a 100% on his math and spelling tests and 96% on phonics this week.
    Alex: Wow, that's great.
    Jack: That's just what I do. I just get it all right!

    Thursday, November 4, 2010

    PSF and Ouch!

    Despite my promises of entering back into the blogging world (which I know no one believes any more) I've been insanely busy and neglecting blogs yet again.

    However, this is the end of the business for me.  That's it.  It's over. I quit.  I've had too much going on and I'm slowing down my life.
    Hold me to it.

    In the meantime, I leave you with this cute little guy who has an important lesson to share; it's not a good idea to get up close and person with a sidewalk!


    PhotoStory Friday
    Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Men in Costumes

    I'm not really a Halloween person, but I do think it's funny to see grown men get dressed up.

    Here we have Rocky, an outdoorsman dude, and, my husband, an Alabama fan.  My apologies to all my Alabama fan friends.  I hope they all can see the humor in this and appreciate the fact that it's all in good fun and be the true sportsman that they are.  (Kind of hard to be mad at me after that, right?)

    Seriously, though, isn't the Saban tat a nice touch?