Monday, September 26, 2011

Cheese please!


"Aubree Cate! What are you doing in the refrigerator?!"
She has a fondness for cheese slices!!! Rest assured....she gets her dairy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Simultaneously


The kids were both reading at the same time on Saturday night..... that sight makes me extremely happy even though it does take a little arm twisting. Aubree is at the stage where she still really enjoys books and pretending to read. This is the house that Jack built used to be my favorite when I was younger. I would always want Grandma and Granddaddy to sit and read it with me when I stayed with them. It made me feel like I could read, because I could memorize the repetition of the story!I always imagined that my children would love reading! Colby loved books when he was younger, but, true to kids, you can never predict! He isn't the bookworm I had him pegged to be! He is such a good reader, but I have to encourage the reading and just make him do it. Hopefully, in time, he'll gain a passion for it!!!!! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy 84th!


Lets pretend it is the 14th and that I'm not so far behind!!! Tammy and I took Grandma S. to dinner at the Rusty Pig for her 84th birthday last Wednesday. I had the BBQ and yummy mashed potatoes (that David says ARE NOT real) followed by birthday cake. I was extremely full and nervous that I would start to nod off in church that night! :)

Have you ever seen cuter boys and girl? I can hardly stand it! :) They are very fortunate to have GREAT grandparents.

And....have you ever seen more beat down girls than that????? :) WE HOPE GRANDMA LOVED HER BIRTHDAY AFTERNOON OUT!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

You snooze, you lose!

Aubree Cate hooked him up.....and I helped secure the band around his head :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sand, salt, & surf


Technically, Labor Day marks the end of "water trips" for most people. I knew this would be my last chance at the beach, and I'm just not ready to give up this part of summer! I was dying for a beach day, and luckily, a friend agreed to join us......



Aubree never misses the opportunity to eat at the beach. This was maybe 10 minutes after we got settled.

*Ignore the bottom of that pic....my camera put it on there. Didn't feel like editing :)
This was Bristol's first trip to the beach, and I can't imagine another child on the beach that was any better! That girl found love!
She played non-stop and was not phased a little by water rushing up on her!
True to boy fashion....there was some necessary roughness! Colby & Bode were not ready to leave......
We had lots of fun (up until I couldn't find my keys in Steak n' Shake) lol
I am soooo going to miss sand, salt, and surf the next few seasons!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The laboring man


Holiday church messages are usually extra good.....

A message geared especially for the working person: what God expects from us & what we should be thankful for came at a particularly good time.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24

Friday, September 2, 2011

Play ball