Wednesday, October 26, 2011

happy birthday to my sweet audrey

two years ago, today, we welcomed the sweetest little munchkin into our lives.  i can't imagine life without those sweet smiles and precious "i hold you, mommy?" requests.  thank you for being such a wonderful second addition to our growing family.




audrey and hadley enjoying audrey's new roller coaster!
i think we are in trouble....there really is NO room for this in the house but my nephew has one and it is the very first toy audrey goes for every time we are at their house.  it only seemed logical to get her one of her very own.  it was hard to get the girls off of it long enough to brush teeth and put on pajamas...they were all sorts of riled up from the constant rides and we didn't have birthday cake until we got home from church!  my guess is mommy passes out tonight way before they do!

  

happy, happy birthday love!
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

war eagle 2011

war eagle!

jay and i like to take the girls to the first game of the season...it is ALWAYS at 6 so it is cooler and it is not such a big game that we feel the need to sell the girls extra tickets.  what was auburn thinking moving our first three games to 11/1130 kick offs?!?  it was so stinking hot!  but we thought it would be the best chance to get them to the plains so off we went!

as you can see they were less than cooperative for a family picture but at least it proves we were there

heck...they weren't even that cooperative for individual pictures.  oh and i left my camera in the car!  who does that?!?  i got it out of my purse and left it in the back seat when i was getting audrey out of the car so we only had jay's black berry but they turned out ok.
 
 

audrey passed out on the walk back to the car!  it was a long, hot morning.  so we stopped at amsterdam for lunch...we only "tortured" the girls by making them stay about half way through the 2nd quarter...
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

target practice

so, one of the last times we were in birmingham, jay and pops (jay's dad) decided to get out the bb gun and that led to some time with the bow and arrow as well.  they didn't have a proper target so please check out what my engineer husband and intelligent father in law rigged up in the pics below.

jay showing hadley how to shoot
 

audrey having a blast riding her little car around while all the craziness was going on in the back yard

"target"

hadley took a "musical" break in the driveway

audrey still riding in the car!

audrey finally realized what all the excitement was about and
she LOVED running with daddy out to get the arrows!

random pictures of the girls rocking in aunt casey's old room...they are so stinking silly!
so two side notes about that, please note hadley's "blow out" (sometimes she likes to have her hair dried and trying to keep it curly and use the hair dryer just results in more frizz so i just get out my big round brush and give her "big girl hair") and two...audrey loves to tell you how silly everyone is!  everyone but her that is..."mommy silly, daddy silly, hadey silly, etc, etc, etc but rarely will she admit to being silly herself...i think these pictures prove she is just as silly as the rest of us!  i mean she laughs all the time and recently sounds like a recording of a giggling baby!
 
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

3 is a magic number...

Oh yeah it is...it is a magic number.

Is anyone else singing along with me?!? No? Darn. Am i the only one familiar with this cd? I guess not because it was actually erin who owned a copy but are we the only two?  Some good stuff on the School House Rock Rocks cd back in the late 90's...

Well, we are doing some singing around here...i am just giddy! It is saturday morning (august 20th, though you wont read this post for WEEKS) and i am tickled because we found out last tuesday we will be having baby number 3 in April! You dont have to go back and read that again...I will type it for you one more time. We are having a 3rd baby! I am slightly overwhelmed but really just thrilled! So, 3 is a magic number for us!



Now it is Tuesday, October 4 and I am finally ready to share this news with the world so I will be hitting "publish post"!  This explains most of my absense from blogging this past 2 months...  At first, I didn't want to share anything else because I couldn't share this but then I just got behind and was too lazy to catch up so I will be playing catch up again the next week or so...  And as you can see, I started updating the look of the blog and got to a certain point and just didn't feel like messing with it any more!  Bear with me...I forget how hard the first trimester is and this one has been worse than with the girls so I am praying I will turn a corner soon!  I do not sit still well and I have been doing that alot because I don't feel like doing much else; it has been the bare minimum around here for the past 6+ weeks and I would love to get back to normal.  I am guessing that will happen just in time for us to find a new normal as a family of 5! 

I will leave you with the first picture of our latest addition...


And for those of you interested in "statistical" information...I am 11 weeks and 1 day but sweet little baby was measuring 11 weeks and 1 day this time last week when he/she should have measured 10 weeks and 1 day...so my official due date is April 24 but we will shoot for April 16 (got to wait until Justin is done with tax season...my guess is it will be easier for Ashley to make the trip with some help!)

first day of school

i tried to take "first day of school" pictures this year since i forgot last year!  and the first day of school was way back on august 29th....i know, i know, i am behind. 

i had to wake audrey up since she likes to sleep late but we have to leave the house at 815 to be there on time. 
that explains blankie in her mouth!  she was not the happy audrey we all know and love...

hadley...can anyone else believe she is 3.5!?!

audrey...she will be 2 in just a few short weeks!
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Monday, October 3, 2011

some random august fun

i truly do not know where summer went...we stayed way busier than i ever imagined! 
here are just a few of the things you missed in august...

enjoying some home made chocolate chip cookies!

fingerpainting
 

having the most fun ever playing on a stool when i took the girls to visit my grandmother
 

playing the piano for the "listening enjoyment" of everyone around on that same visit
mama mc enjoyed it but i am not sure about the other residents...

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