Friday, October 28, 2011

18 months - 5 years old

I took the boys in for the 18-month and 5-year well visits at the beginning of last week and have forgotten to post their stats!

At 18 months, Jacob is:

weight: 30 lbs. 7 oz. - 90th percentile
height: 34.6 inches - 95th percentile

at 5 years, Joseph is:

weight: 44 lbs. 12 oz. - 75th percentile
height: 43.9 inches - 75th percentile

Basically both are growing like weeds. I will think that they're all set for clothes and then turn around and Joseph's pants are too short. Fortunately Jacob gets to take advantage of Joseph's many hand-me-downs.

Halloween Time

Joseph headed off to school for the Trick or Treat Trail and Halloween Party.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Virginia - Brunch

Sunday morning Daddy went back over to Nana & Papa's hotel and picked up the boys. They enjoyed a little cereal snack in their jammies and then we got them cleaned up for the brunch.

We did a little rendition of "If You're Happy & You Know It" to get everyone motivated for smiling pictures.

After that big fun weekend, it's no surprise that this happened about 5 minutes into our trip home.

Virginia - Wedding

These are kind of in a random order. Here are the boys snuggling with daddy while we're waiting for a big family picture. Christopher's aunt arranged for a sitter and dinner for the boys upstairs at the hotel while we enjoyed the reception. They ended up staying overnight with their Nana & Papa because they were sleeping so well when we checked on them later.

A family picture of us. How often do we get one of these! And below is Christopher's brother Travis with our sister-in-law Aftin and our precious new niece Ava!

Jacob was looking for the Bluegrass Band I think. Or more grapes.

Nana has the grapes!

Virginia - Pumpkins

The boys with their "Virginia" pumpkin!

Virginia - Rehearsal Dinner - part 2

I found a couple more pictures on my Iphone that I forgot about from Friday night. . . .

Virginia - Rehearsal Dinner

This past weekend we road-tripped it to Abingdon, VA for Christopher's cousin, Sarah Rae's, wedding. It was a jam-packed weekend of wedding events and we enjoyed every one. Afterwards we returned home exhausted but with our hearts full of fun family time.
Nanny with cousin Ava.
Nana holding Joseph who was playing Angry Birds.
The Groom's Cake. So fitting.
Jacob especially loved the Bluegrass Band.

pumpkin-time again

You may remember Joseph's Owl Pumpkin from last year's Woodland Creature contest at his school. This year their class's theme is spiders! Mama just loves spiders. Anyway - on our way home from a wedding in Virginia last weekend (more on that soon) we stopped of in Nashville at the Sherwood's annual Pumpkin Carving. We have missed this for the last few years and were so glad the timing worked out. Mama stenciled and Daddy carved. Then we carefully trucked our pumpkin back home and finished decorating it. Can you say interstate pumpkin - purchased in Virginia, carved in Tennessee, decorated in Arkansas? Last night Joseph tried on his costume for the Trick or Treat Trail happening at school this week and posed with the completed pumpkin.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

baby shower

A neighbor, friend and I hosted a baby shower this past weekend for another neighbor who is expecting twin girls next month. We are so excited about these little blessing joining our neighborhood!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween costumes

My sewing machine has been buzzing and whipping up some pretty fun Halloween costumes. So far, all the costumes produced have been for other people. I have to start on ours in a major way next week. We have a pretty fun Halloween planned for this year . . . and I'll just leave you with that until pictures are posted.
Here is Jacob modeling the costume I made today.


We have a big family wedding coming up next weekend so I took the boys out for haircuts this morning. Joseph is a pro at getting his haircut but this was Jacob's first time! We didn't take much off of Jacob as I am still clinging to the baby look. It was just trimmed up enough to get it out of his nose and eyes. He did a really great job of holding still.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I've been told that we're having a congraduation here on Thursday at 2:30 pm. I'm not sure what a congraduation is or whether it has anything to do with a graduation.? I guess I'll find out at 2:30 on Thursday. I do know that it involves these things . . . . . . . which have been lined up at my back door for about three days now. (The most amazing part is that Jacob has actually left all these items lined up just like that.)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Reason #4253 that I love Pinterest

Because sometimes you come across an excellent idea for organization. An idea, for which, you already have all the necessary parts. And you stop everything else to do the project immediately. Because, suddenly, it's urgent. Even though those cards have just been sitting in a basket for the last 10 months and given just a passing glance, it'll bug you if they aren't organized TODAY.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Memphis Zoo

Sunday morning we left Nashville early so we could get to Memphis and pick up a friend at the airport. Jonathan & Christine Butcher became our good friends while we all lived in Charleston and now we have all moved away. Jonathan flew into Memphis for a conference so we were able to spend some time with him enjoying a BBQ lunch and some animal sightings at the zoo before dropping him off at his hotel and heading home.