Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Guest Blogger

Our good friends Meghan & Blair had the kids over for dinner & their own special ice cream cake, YUMMY! Meghan has promised that this will become a monthly event and trust me...we are holding her to it!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

We're back. . .

From our nice little holiday! We packed it all in this week...cousins, hiking, bears, canoeing, hot-tubs and kittens...I warn you there are a lot of pictures coming at you. Don't be embarrassed if you have to stop & take a break!

Luke & Noah, I believe these 2 are Amy-Lee's favorite people in the world!
Aunt Carolyn had four, that's right FOUR kittens! Lou-Lou was in heaven! Too bad the same cannot be said for the kittens, I think they may have seen heaven with her handling...but all she wanted to do was give them a kiss.

On Tuesday we all loaded up and went blueberry picking, EXCEPT there weren't ANY blueberries! Apparently there was a late frost, darnit! OK, I exaggerated, a little...we did find a few...very few...

Jonah enjoyed his time at the blueberry orchard.

As did his twin sister, Riley

Lou sharing a few of our blueberries with me.

Lou & her weary Dad, he worked hard for those 76 blueberries!

Then we headed to NC to visit with Uncle Roy & Aunt Susan

Where we hiked a great trail near their home.

Or at least some of us did...the rest were carried.

The next day we went canoeing, thankfully Dad grew up on a farm in MS and knew all about paddling an anxious Mother & her two wiggly babies.

Both kids were fascinated with Uncle Roy's stream in his backyard, they were always fishing, sans fish...

And finally, a family hot-tub gathering...hot tubs, not what they use to be...

And one last stop at Aunt Carolyn's to get one last look at those kittens. Didn't I tell you she loved them?

Thanks for looking! I promise from here on out there will be one picture a day! That is until our next trip. And, for those of you asking, why aren't there many pictures of Amy-Lee? Well, he isn't too interested in posing for the camera & it's a challenge to get a picture of him. What can I say?

Monday, July 23, 2007

Our bags are packed, we're ready to go...

The kids & I are off for the rest of the week. We'll try & post as we go, but can't make promises...check back this weekend for updates. Have a great week!

Friday, July 20, 2007

My Big Boy

I am so proud of this little guy! Today was his last day of swimming lessons & he jumped off of the diving board ALL BY HIMSELF! A huge accomplishment for a 3 year old!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


This is his swim instructor, Derek. I think they bonded over their hair...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I couldn't choose one picture today, so here are two, although it was tough to narrow it down to just two!

Lou-Lou & Mary Maddox sharing the love...

Here is "Amy-Lee" holding his breath underwater at swimming lessons - he's such a big boy!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Drummer Boy

I know this might sound a little braggadocious (if that's even a word), but you should see my boy on the drums!! He sets up his little drum kit, which consists of EVERY drum we have in the house & a sad little cymbal, and plays away! He has been promised a real drum set as soon as he saves up his money. Tonight he & his Dad counted his piggy bank & he is 1/3 of the way there! I think we will begin using this new drum set dream as a behavior tool/threat (bad mommy, bad mommy!)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wednesday Evening II

Tonight's dinner was at our house, so without further ado I give you. . .

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


We went over to Dan & Cherri's tonight for a lovely swim in their saltwater pool, nice. . .

Monday, July 9, 2007

Colorin' fool

She woke up WAAAY to early for me today, this marker gave me a few extra minutes on the couch...

Sunday, July 8, 2007


I am finally putting together a picture book of his 2nd year (yes, nearly a 1/2 a year late!) and found this oldie but goodie!

Saturday, July 7, 2007


I wish I could take credit for this shot, but it was their Dad's picture...good job honey!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Lead Free

We spent the morning playing with our "lead free" Thomas trains.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Preacher Boy

Mom: "It's time to come & take a nap."
Boy: "Not now Mom, I'm working on my sermon..."

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Fourth of July

Watching the annual Fourth of July Parade, a "must see" in our little town. We also enjoyed dipping our toes in the town fountain.