Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of school

So...the babes started school today. It is such a bitter-sweet day for me. They LOVE their school and all of their friends...so I am happy for them. However...I miss them TONS during the day...so I am a little sad too. Thankfully I am getting better at dropping them off each year...I was able to hold off on crying until I got into my car :)! And since I don't want to start crying now...I am just going to post some pics of their cuteness!!

And now I only have 30 more minutes until I leave to pick them up!!

Maddie vs The Sidewalk

Sidewalk - 1
Maddie - 0

My poor sweet babe hit the sidewalk...hard. She was running in her pretty "no running" shoes and she tripped. The first thing that hit the ground was her sweet little face. She was crying as I scooped her up in my arms and she told me that she knew she was not supposed to be running in those shoes...but the next-door-neighbor's kitten got out and she was trying to catch it for them (can she be any sweeter?!?!) She then asked me if I could fix her face. I held her close and told her that she would be fine and I would definitely fix her sweet little face. As yucky as it looks...her face healed in less than a week. After she was all cleaned up I held her and told her that I was SO thankful that God was watching over her because it could have been tons worse! She said that she was thankful too...because she didn't want to know what tons worse would have felt like.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fun Summer Days

My babes and I love to go on nature hikes (or "adventures" as we like to call them), and our favorite place to go is The Narrows. There are quite a few hiking trails...a cute little river...and...well...lots of nature. We have found a spot that is a little off the trail and right by the water. The babes LOVE it! We skip rocks...build towers of stone...find shells...and wade in the river. It is perfect.

One day in July we picked up their friends Brookelynn and Bailey (two of the cutest twins you will ever meet! Their dad was the bass player in Dustin's band and their mom is one of my dearest friends. The girls and my babes have been friends since I was pregnant with Maddie...and Bailey told Tyler when they were 3 years old...that they were going to get married...he agreed and it has stuck ever since :)!!). We decided to go to our favorite spot at The Narrows and ended up spending hours there! It was an amazing day and I took TONS of pics...so I obviously need to share some of them!!

Hiking back to find "our spot"

Ty and Bailey...too cute!Sweet Brookelynn

Lovely Bailey

Maddie and Brookelynn...SO sweet!

Ty and Bailey...cute cuties!

I just love this little face!!

They were building this...they carried SO many rocks that day!
My little man...hard at work

What mom wears these shoes on a hike?!? This mom does...yes...I know I have issues! In my defense...I though I had packed flip flops...but they are some seriously cute shoes!!

All of the sweet babes at the end of a fun afternoon...I just love them!!

Monday, August 16, 2010


While I was in NY I was able to have lunch with an old friend. I am pretty sure I have known Emily since Kindergarten or First grade (Wow...I really feel old now!!) She has always been one of the sweetest people...and her laugh is completely infectious!! It was so good to hear her sweet laugh again and get some pics of our babes together.

My baby feeding her baby

the face after the feeding...Maddie might need to work on her baby-feeding skills :)

Her girls are seriously just too cute for words!!!


So...I started making headbands. My first few were a little crazy...but I think I am getting the hang of it now. They all have at least one vintage button...some have feathers...some have flowers...and a few have some tiny sparkly things (yes...that is the technical term). My friend actually took some amazing pics of them...but they are not loading for me. I figured this pic was better than nothing. Hopefully I will be able to load some more pics of all of them soon. I have kind of been on a crafting, sewing, cooking, baking, and making kick lately. I am not really quite sure why...but I am definitely enjoying the creative outlet.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kind of excited

So...in 37 days...the fam and I will be going to...

Magic Kingdom in Disney World...
Then heading to a 7 day cruise to the Bahamas...

St. Thomas...

And St Martin. I cannot wait!!!

Super Heroes

Remember the days of imagination and make-believe? Sometimes in the business of life...I tend to forget those days. I am so thankful that I have my sweet babes to remind me that all you need to be a superhero is a towel and a trampoline.

I may or may not have joined in the superhero fun that day...thankfully there were no pictures of that!!
Here's to hoping that your day is filled with a little make-believe.

My lonely lounge chair

This is the chair (that I found at a garage sale for $2) I thought I would be laying out in on my days off with the babes. It may not look like much to you...but I like it. Well...I think I like it. You see...I have really not had too many opportunities to lay on my chair. Mainly because every time I go to sit down I hear one (or both) of my babes saying something like, "Momma...look at me!", or, "Momma...don't you want to keep playing with us?", or, "Momma...this is just no fun with out you!" So...normally my lounge chair is lonely while I am playing with my sweet babes or taking pictures of them. But when you get pics as sweet as these next few...my lounge chair suddenly doesn't seem that important.

Maybe next year I will be able to lay in my lonely lounge chair...but I am guessing probably not. I would have it no other way!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

My camera card is full...seriously

I am SO behind on blogging and uplaoding pics that it is not even funny!!! Here is what I hope to accomplish this week...
- Pics from Ty's Bday (it was June 15th...please don't judge me that it is already August)
- Pics from a nature walk with my kiddos and their sweet little friends
- Pics from our trip to Syracuse NY
- A post about the entire trip to NY
- Pics from my 30th Bday (I cannot believe I just turned 30)
- A post about the most wonderful day ever...my Birthday...where my husband had me on a scavenger hunt from 8:15 in the morning until 12:00 at night. (Yes...he is amazing!!)

I think I have a busy week of blogging and pic uplaoding ahead of me...lets hope I make it!!