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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bathtime Buddies

Luke and Andrew enjoy bath time. Here they are giggling at each other because they both just wiped off their bubble beards.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

GA Renaissance Festival

Mitch and I want to take a day to visit this. Anyone ever been to one similar? Tell me about your experience. Is it worth the ticket price?

Home at Last

Home! It's so sweet! We got to do all the things we planned to do with the boys while in Chattanooga and Atlanta. Today, the highlight for Andrew wasn't visiting the CNN Center or going to Bicentennial Park or seeing old friends but rather riding MARTA - one of the cheapest things we did (and had to do). Anyway, I promised more pictures so here they are!





Thursday, April 26, 2007

Chattanooga

We decided to proceed with our vacation plans and bring the boys to Chattanooga. It seems it was a good idea because their sickness has passed, finally! Yesterday we visited the Tennessee Aquarium where we saw beautiful sea and river live. Today, we took them on a train ride at the Tennessee Valley Railroad , where we rode through the mountains, over bridges, and through tunnels. They loved it! While there, we were surprised to get a sneak peek of Thomas, who is in town making a three day stop for all the children. After naptime today, we went swimming in the indoor hotel pool. I think it's been their favorite treat so far! Tomorrow, we are taking them to the Creative Discovery Museum so look for more pics to come!






Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sick

Both boys are sick.
Fever comes and goes.
No appetite.
Whiny.
Clingy.
Sleepy.
Pedialite.
Vacation is booked for tomorrow.
Don't know if we'll be able to go.
Postings might be few.

Monday, April 23, 2007

This Afternoon

This is what's happening at our house this afternoon.

This morning

This is what's happening at our house this morning. How many legs can you count?


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Provision

To copy my friend Crissy S., I have also decided to write a post about God's provision. We have finally moved into a house that we love, suits our size, and is affordable (?). After putting the boys to bed last night, Mitch and I started looking through some old photographs from his childhood. It was funny to recognize pieces of furniture in the background of the pictures. His parents have held on to a few of the items from the 1970s. It caused me to look around my own house and count my blessings. I made a mental list of all the "things" God has provided for our home (free of charge):

2 leather recliners from Matt & Heather
2 new end tables from the Morris family
2 new lamps from John & Peggy
a secretary desk and rug from Reggie & Carolee
a china hutch from Mitch's parents
a 4 piece bedroom suit (queen) from Mitch's parents
a round oak dinner table, that seats six, from Mitch's parents
a love seat from Mitch's parents
a couch from Hoke & Amy
a treadmill from Hoke & Amy
a computer desk from Sara & David
a curio cabinet from my sister
two cribs from Kirstin
a highchair from Kirstin
a changing table from Kirstin
a twin bed from Dorothy and Emma
a chest of drawers from my grandmother
a chest of drawers from Quinn & Kim
a chest of drawers from the Sizemore family
a hope chest given to me by my parents
a twin bed from George and Robin
a quilt rack from Billy & Kittie
a washer and dryer from a co-worker in Birmingham
a gliding rocking chair from Tim & Nancy
a patio set (table and four chairs) from George & Robin
a charcoal grill from Mitch's parents
a large clothes hamper from Luther & Sue
a 32 inch color TV from Mitch's grandparents
millions of toys from friends & family
bags and bags of clothes from friends & family

I think we only counted two things that we actually purchased. Our house has been furnished in love!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mud!

Luke likes playing in the mud. I like letting him be a kid.

Outside Play

The weather was warm this afternoon.....captured all the fun on camera.



Our house guests are growing! They flew away just after snapping this photo. There are four in the basket but you can only see three. You can also see all the bird poop they've left on my front door!


Baskin Robbins Ice Cream $.31 scoop

On Wednesday, May 2, Baskin Robbins will be selling ice cream for only $.31 a scoop. Click here for more information. Funds will go to support The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation .

Victims of the VT Tragedy

The New York Times has posted a pictorial directory of sorts on the victims of Monday's tragedy at Virginia Tech.

I passed!

I drank the dreaded glucose drink yesterday to be tested for gestational diabetes and passed with flying colors (scored a 91)! Glad I've never had to endure what it's like to be pregnant with diabetes. I am very thankful.

My midwife cleared me to go on a four day trip with my husband when I reach the 36 week mark. It's an eight hour drive so she suggested we fly. Gotta find two cheap tickets out of Atlanta to Memphis and back. She said that she wants to really start things rolling when I get back from that trip since I'm doing the VBAC thing. They don't want me to get too big. I'll be drinking lots of herbal tea, going on many walks, and doing whatever else she "prescribes" so that this baby might make an early (yet healthy) appearance in the full term stage.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Like Father Like Son

A little blurry but adorable, nonetheless.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Lazy Brothers

Gosh, I just can't put my camera down! My boys are just too cute....but I'm just a little bias.

Hide-N-Seek

"Mom and Dad invited our friends from church over tonight to talk about some stuff from that thick book Dad likes to read out of. Amelia came with her mom and dad so we decided to sneak away from the grown-ups and play hide-n-seek. As you can tell, Mom found us!"

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Where's Waldo?

Another great post by the gals at Girltalk.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR WIFE PULLS OUT THE "HONEY DO" LIST.


Party celebration

Today was Andrew's third birthday party. I took way too many pictures but here are some of my favorites.





Thursday, April 12, 2007

All in a day's work

Andrew and Luke wishing they were
tall enough to see the baby birds in the hanging basket.



Andrew waters the flowers while Luke watches.


"Our secret hiding spot. Shhhhh! Don't tell Mom!"


Free Cone at Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's will be giving away a free ice cream cone this Tuesday, April 17, from noon until 8:00 p.m. You can get in line as many times as you want! Click here for more information.

Our New House Guests

For about a week now I've been hearing a sharp shrill every so often when sitting in the great room. At first I thought it was the fan above that just needed some oil but while we were in the front yard playing Monday afternoon, Mitch found the source. Apparently a mother bird took a liking to our front door hanging flower basket and decided to build her nest there for her babies. Andrew was very intrigued by this find and asks to see them every day when we get home (Luke is soon to follow in his footsteps up the porch to get a view). Here are our new house guests.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My lion & monkey

This was taken with my cell phone so it's kind of blurry, but aren't they ferocious?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"I sure do love my boys!"

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Birthday

Today is Andrew's third birthday. We're having a party for him next weekend but still had a small celebration for him by eating cupcakes tonight with our small group from church. Also, Meme and Pop came over to join us for lunch and gave him an Indian headdress and drum. We had our family picture taken in our backyard. Andrew's eyes are closed and Luke wasn't in the mood but we all wanted to get out of our dress clothes so we could take an afternoon nap.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Easter Bunny Brawl

My kid beat up the Easter bunny (it's Andrew's cousin, Ethan, in the suit).

Friday, April 06, 2007

Emily's party

Andrew shares the same birthdate with his first cousin, Emily (four years apart, however). Tonight we took the kids to BUILD A BEAR WORKSHOP where Andrew made a Koala bear with a hockey outfit while Emily made a "girlie" bear. Here, the cousins are enjoying the other party goers as well as showing off all the new presents. Andrew's party is next weekend...more pictures to come.



Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Peeking & Vacuuming

Picture taken during Andrew's naptime struggle of not wanting to sleep in his bed but rather on the couch. Luke was curious and decided to investigate (Luke loves taking a nap).


"Why is Andrew crying? I want to give him a hug.

Why can't I touch him?"

Picture taken when Andrew decided he wanted to help me vacuum the car tonight before his bath. We're leaving tomorrow on a short visit to my sister's house so I wanted to get the gook out of the floorboards and seats. Check out his underwear! He had a blast and was the best sweaty little helper ever!


How many egg hunts...

How many egg hunts can we go on this Easter? So far, we've participated in two. This morning we hunted eggs inside the sanctuary with my MOPS group and all the children (it was raining outside). The kids enjoyed it but it was short....it takes 15 minutes to hide the eggs but only two minutes to find them all! Andrew and Luke love the candy inside the eggs the most!