Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tying shoes, wedding, outside adventures

Look who can tie his shoes now!?!?! He has been working very hard to learn how. In school if they learn how to tie their shoe they get their picture displayed in the hallway. Well you know that is very important to this fella so he worked very hard and mastered it! We are super proud of him!!
 We also got to attend my cousin Heather's wedding this past weekend at Rail Road Park in Birmingham. It is so pretty there and was perfect for little ones who want to run around and be loud. No stress and good food. Score!!
 Love my boys. Hunter is our great picture taker.. Gage, well there is a cookie and that was much more important!
 See my picture taker and the cookie distracted kid :-)

 The boys with their Pawpaw, my Dad....
My brother, Collin, and myself
 Not a good picture of me but just had to show you how huge the cookies were. Massive and he ate 2.5 of them!
 So handsome....
 No fork, no problem. When there is chocolate pie, we don't have time to wait for a fork.

 It makes my heart feel complete when I see them playing together. I am so glad God blessed me with two boys who will grow up together and I pray will always have each other's backs.

Sundays in the jeep and playing in the woods= perfect day! We had a blast walking around and playing in the creek and picking up big acorns for fall decoration. Love nature... it is the best and cheapest decorations :-)

 Mimi and Hunter
 Love this..  actually I wish I was a kid again. They never have to walk around if they don't want to. Must be nice. Kids just don't realize how great they have it! If I had it my way I would go back to naps and riding in strollers.. ha!
 I enjoy sitting back and watching their imagination take over. They are at the age where they can find a stick and go to town with it being a sword, gun, magic wand..etc wherever their mind takes them.

 Gage was telling us it was time to get back in the jeep and ride
 Little stinker :-)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Grandparent Day and Soccer

On September 17th Hunter had Grandparent's Day at Fayetteville school where his grandparents got to come and eat breakfast with him. Hunter loved it and I am so glad that he finally ate breakfast. ha! We are thankful for all of his grandparents even though one set couldn't make it. They are all a blessing to us and we don't know what we would do without them!

Hunter has started soccer now. I am sorry about the pictures being sideways.. I have done everything on earth to correct this and nothing will work. So tilt your head a little and you will see this sweetheart playing and having fun :-)

Hunter is having a blast and doing great. He is on the blue team this year and is learning to open up more on the field. He has scored most games and is truly happy. He is worn out and by the looks of it, it is wearing Gage out too. haha! It takes everything we have to keep Gage off the field when they are practicing. He wants to be right there with the big kids.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Thank goodness for Mimi and Pops, we got to enjoy a last minute trip to the beach last weekend. After begging Hunter to allow us to check him out of school (yes, that truly happened.. leaving it on here as proof that it really did happen once!) we left right after lunch and headed to the beach last Friday and came home late Sunday night. That is a lot of driving and riding with kids, especially Gage who is at the age where he doesn't like to ride. I hope he grows out of it but for now we just do the best that we can.. and bring a lot of toys and roll down the windows quite a bit. He is a mess though, one toy satisfies him for maybe 10 seconds then it is "mommy mommy mommy". I remind myself that one day I will miss this :-)

 Gotta love my son and his oh so serious faces that he gives me now...

 Me and my boys.. man I should have put my sunglasses on so I wouldn't have ruined the picture but oh well I love it because it is with them anyway!
I really think Hunter could live at the beach for the rest of his life. He has no fear and never wants to stop playing. However, before we left for the beach he wanted to watch Shark Week on Netflix.. I shot down that idea immediately. Didn't want him to be fearful like his me right before the trip. Ha!

 We started putting Gage is every type of float this year and he hated all of them so we had to opt for the life jacket because he loves to just walk into the pool regardless if anyone is near by or not.

 Hunter is working on swimming without his floaties.. He is doing very good. Just taking time and giving him confidence!
 My Bama football players...

 Sunday morning, already up and ready to go to the beach or pool before we leave and head back home. They are the sweetest together!