Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Even though he didn't tell me he was nominated, even though he didn't tell me it was down to him and another teacher, and even though I had to find out from someone else, I'm still proud of T.J. for winning Teacher of the Year!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Cole

My little man turned TWO today! It's hard to believe he is so big. This is the first time that a child of mine has turned two without there being a new baby in the house already.

It's bittersweet, little guy. It's fun to watch you grow and learn new things, but I sure miss you being a baby. You can now carry on a conversation, you want to do everything on your own, you follow your older siblings around and do what they do, and you want things done your way and if not, we all hear about it! You are extremely sweet and you make us so happy!

Your actual birth day

One year

Two Year

Happy Birthday, Cole. We love you!

Party pics to come soon...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

I know I have lots of summer pictures to post, and I will...I promise. But today was Cody's first day of school. He was such a big boy and didn't even need me to walk him in. I know he went to the same school last year for Pre-k, but I was kind of hoping he still needed me, just a little, this year...he didn't :(

He is growing up way too fast:

First day of Kindergarten

First day of Pre-K

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Turner Falls 2010

Holy cow, Batman...blogger actually let me upload some pictures...

Our annual Turner Falls trip was awesome as usual, but we also got to stay the whole weekend with my sister and her family. We usually only go down for the Turner Falls part, but this time we decided to crash her in-laws reunion! Something we might have to do every year now!

The weather was perfect, the water was pretty, and to say the kids had a blast would be an understatement.

Coley man!

Cody swimming all by himself

Cade became a pro with his floaty ring

Watch out, Aunt Chandler is serious when it comes to her water shooter!

Cole trying to cool himself off

McKinly and Cody floating down the river to the Blue Hole

Aunt Chandler, Coley and Aunt Leslie


Cody a little apprehensive about jumping of the diving board

but he did it!!!

Ty flipping off the diving board

After they worked up an appetite at the Blue Hole, we headed back to where the watermelon was...

Cade taking his time eating his piece

Cody enjoyed bigger bites...

Cole was not a shy eater when it came to his watermelon. He did not even come up for a breather...

Sweet Meghan

Is my tongue red?

After Turner Falls, we headed down to Gainsville where the Reunion was held.

McKinly and Ty working on their crafts

Ty sporting a mohawk in the pool

The kids had a blast and loved getting to stay in the hotel. You walked out our door and the pool was right there. Next year my sister wont be able to make the reunion because she'll be in Europe (poor girl), however we're still thinking of crashing the reunion anyway. We can consider ourselves part of their family, right?

Here are some links to past years at Turner Falls. I can't believe how big they are gettting! 2008 and 2007. I have no idea where 2009 is, but I know I have pictures somewhere.


I am done trying to upload pictures on here. It still is only letting me do one or two at a time. It takes way too long. I am trying to figure something else out. Until then, there are a lot of pictures up on facebook if you're on there. I will try and figure something out as soon as possible.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I hate blogger!

I have a love/hate relationship with Blogger. Right now, we're not on the best of terms. It is not letting me upload pictures. I have a whole post typed up and ready to go, but it's not near as entertaining without pictures of my adorable children.

Blogger thinks I have the time to sit here and upload ONE picture at a time. Do you know how many pictures I need to upload right now? ONE at a time is NOT going to cut it.

So until I figure it out, here is a fun picture we took last night at the pool.

More pictures to come. I hope...

Friday, June 04, 2010

Horse Riding Fun

My boys aren't country boys, there's no surprise there. After this weekend though, I think they want to be!

Cade loved riding the horses. He was a little nervous at first when Uncle Carl put him on the horse behind him...

but once he was on by himself, he enjoyed it a lot more...especially because grandpa was leading the way.

Cade and Mommy riding Buddy

Close up

Cole was deathly afraid of the horses and screamed any time they came near. So, he was happy just hanging out on the porch.

We did have a little scare though. Grandma Kathie got on Buddy to ride him and put Cade on the saddle in front of her. For some reason, the reins were messed up and when Kathie tried to get the horse to turn, he thought she wanted him to back up. She tried to correct him, but the horse got a little more confused. He ended up hitting his let really hard on the BBQ grill that was behind him, which scared him so he bucked up...knocking Grandma Kathie and Cade off the horse. Uncle Carl did an awesome ninja roll toward them in order to knock Buddy out of the way.

It was scary while it was happening, but everyone is alright. Kathie (my step-mom) ended up breaking her finger and had to have surgery yesterday to have some pins put in. Other than that, they are all fine.

We did make Cade get right up on another horse while Uncle Carl calmed Buddy down. It wasn't the horse's fault. It was actually ours (possibly mine since I was the last one off the horse, but let's not spread that around too much).

Cade was a little hesitant but after we assured him Littlebit wouldn't go fast like Buddy, he was fine!

Cade and MaKenna on Littlebit

See?? All better now! We knew if he didn't get right back up, he would be afraid of horses from now on...

After the scare, Grandma Kathie took everyone to Dairy Queen for some ice cream.

Cade enjoyed telling everyone about how he "fell off da horsey because Buddy was jus too fast"

Uncle Claydough had an allergic reaction to the horses. His eyes were all swollen until his Benadryl kicked in.

That night we drove and met my mom for Dinner at Chili's.

Aunt Chandler, Cole, and Chelsi

Cole sportin' some shades

Later that night, Uncle Claydough decided to try on Chelsi's cheer uniform. He claims he was forced...he doesn't look too forced to me!

The next morning, before we left to head back home, Cade made a friend with a furry caterpillar!

Chelsi came back home with us and we will have to take her back...eventually! That just means more fun out in the country! Hopefully not as much drama with the horses this time!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Another Texas Trip

Since TJ got to go to Chicago with McKinly and Cody, I decided to take Cade and Cole south for the weekend to go stay with my brother out in the country.

Fishing, horses, mud, cousins who drive them around on the Gator...heaven to a little boy! Wait, who am I kidding, I was more excited for all that than they were. What can I say, I'm still 5 at heart!

Oh, and Uncle Claydough, Grandma and Grandpa drove up and and stayed the weekend with us too!

As soon as we got there, Uncle Claydough and Chelsi took Cade fishing! My little man was very excited!

Um, I'm waiting...can we go already?


He's figuring it all out

The fish weren't biting as fast as he wanted them to, so he decided to chill on the dock

I love this picture. I think he was talking to Uncle Claydough about something...

Uncle Claydough and Cade on the Gator about to head back from fishing

Cade and MaKenna

That night, Grandpa got out his guitar and started playing...

So Cade decided he needed to join in as well

Taking a little break from playing to roast his marshmallow for some s'mores

Coley enjoying his S'more

Loungin' with Uncle Carl

Brian showed up with his Pony and Cade fell in love...just your size, buddy!

The best part of the night though was when Aunt Pammie drove up to see us!! Too bad she wouldn't take a picture with any of us :(

Next up...Day Two and our horse riding adventure...