The Best of October

The morning of Alston’s 5th birthday…

Annual Birthday Zoo Trip

Pawpaw, Mammy, Aunt Jo Jo, Josie and Ally joined us this year…

Train ride…

Watching the sea lions practice their show…

Monster Birthday bash with our friends!

Alabama vs. Tennessee

“Dog don’t talk.” -Eli

Halloween Ice Cream with Mammy and PawPaw

Scary Skeletons


Waffle House Q&A

Saturday morning Waffle House Q&A…Alston, age 4

What’s your favorite color? Blue. 
What’s your favorite animal? A gorilla. No-a yetti. 
I like yettis too. Do you think they’re nice?
Probably not. No. They’re mean. (Growls)
What’s your favorite number? 8. Because it takes two zeros to make an 8. 
What’s your favorite letter? O. And my favorite shape is an oval. 
Really? I never would have guessed. 

Easter… Eli – 6 Months

Eli turned 6 months right around Easter, so we decided to wait until Easter to take his 6 month pictures. At his 6 month check up, he weighed 18 pounds, I think. I somehow forgot to write it down on his shot record. Bad momma. I do remember him being in the 75th percentile for his weight and the 50th for his height.
As most parents know, it pretty hard to stage a photo with a three or a 6 month old, and much harder to get both to cooperate at the same time. The first three are the best I could do, but I included the rest just for laughs. I’m so glad I’m not a photographer for a living… I don’t think I have the patience for it!
And here is the whole session…
Children are quite humorous little subjects, aren’t they?

Spring Weekend Projects

Last weekend I decided we needed to do a few outside projects to welcome Spring. Alston and I headed to Home Depot after some seed packets and food for the bird feeders. Unfortunately, they didn’t end up having anything we needed, so we ended up at Walmart. 
I’ve been carefully cracking and saving my eggshells in hopes of using them for this fun little project with Alston. (I saw the idea to use eggshells to start seedlings on Pinterst, of course.)
Alston and I bought about $20 worth of seeds. If we planted them all, we’d end up with enough food to feed out whole neighborhood. (I have plans to build some raised beds in front out our detached garage.) We only had 12 shells to fill, and just happened to end up with 6 seed packets that needed to be started indoors. We planted Brandywine Tomatoes, Better Boy Hybrid Tomatoes, California Wonder Bell Pepper, Sweet Spanish Yellow Utah Jumbo Onions, Black Beauty Eggplant and Great Lakes #118 Lettuce.
Alston wasn’t very involved in the planting process, but I did get him to drop a few seeds in. He was more interested in digging in the dirt.
While we were at Walmart, we also picked up some flowers to dress up our front doorstep.

Here is our super cute Easter egg door hanger that Susie made us.
Welcome Spring!

One week after planting them, we already have tomatoes, onions and lettuce growing!
(Yes, thats New Moon. Don’t hate.)

So here’s the lowdown…
My computer is about to bite the dust. We have incredibly slow internet event though its ridiculously overpriced. My Mac is so old that it won’t sync with my iPhone. These are all excuses as to why I haven’t been up to my blogging duties. I take most of my pictures on my iPhone these days and can’t stand to wait half an hour while seven pictures upload to Picasa. Plus, Patrick gripes when I spend more than 15 minutes at a time on the computer at home. Either way, I’m uploading pictures now and have lots of fun things to share. Maybe I’ll get to share them before my boys graduate from high school.

First up on the list: pictures of my cute kids

proud potato head artist

Every picture tells a story, so I figured there was really no reason for me to narrate. Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Next up: Spring Weekend Projects

Wrapping Up 2011

Well, what can I say? I’ve gotten a little behind on my blogging. To my defense, we’ve been very busy around here! What’s happened in the last two months? Let’s catch up…

Poppa Joe, “Grandmother” Kelli and Aunt Anna Belle came for a Thanksgiving visit…

I started my new graphic design position at Children’s on December 5th. My new office is right down the hall from my old one, and I’ve been having way too much fun at work.

Eli also turned 2 months old on December 5th. At his 8 week check-up he was 22″ long, weighed 11 pounds & 13 ounces, and his head measured 15.25″. He was in 0-3 mos clothing and a size 1 diaper.

Alston had his first Christmas program at school (video to come)…
We went to see Santa…

These two boys spent lots of bonding time together over Christmas break…

We celebrated with family…
We waited on Santa…

And he finally came…
And left a really big surprise in the back yard…
We spent time with family…
And had a very merry holiday!

iPhone Dump

3 day old fries that I found in the diaper bag

I Love My Job

Blue Moon

Shooting a Pumkin with a BB Gun

My New Work Computer

Illuminations Festival of Trees at Children’s

Alston and Eli’s Newborn Jammies

Berkley Illustrations from Etsy

Girls Night with Stacy

At Work with Mommy