Wednesday, December 14, 2011

better late than never...

So Sean and I were looking at my blog the other night, and I realized that I promised Halloween pics of the kids...and I never delivered. So here they are!!

This was the first year that I didn't pick coordinating costumes for the kids.   :(    But I said I would only do that until they got big enough to say what they wanted to be for Halloween . Hayden wanted to be Darth Vader, so that was that!  The girls were fairies.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

want some candy??

Playroom before....

Playroom after....

It's amazing what a 5 and 3 year old will do for a couple pieces of candy!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

I know that I have mentioned before that my husband is an AMAZING chef, but words do his food no justice. Every time he makes something it's like a masterpiece and the best thing you have ever eaten! He was kind enough to cook the entire Thanksgiving feast (minus a couple things my mom graciously made) for all of our family, including my mom's best friend Melissa, and her daughter Jennifer. Sean made oyster stuffing, pumpkin and goat cheese risotto, garlic and mascarpone mashed potatoes, just to name a few things!! Salivating yet??!! I am really proud and honored to have a husband who selflessly spends his entire day cooking for all of our family. We all had such a great time and were so glad Melissa and Jennifer could join us for that special day.

The pretty flowers in the middle are from Sean too. It was our 6th anniversary on the 23rd! I love you babe

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Like Father, Like Son

Sean really is Hayden's hero. He looks up to him so much, and does everything his Daddy when he gets out of the shower, he will get dressed just like Sean is dressed! It is so sweet. He'll come out of his room and say, "Look Dad, I look just like you!!" These moments make my heart melt. I'm so glad they have such a special father/son bond, and hope it always stays that way. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Emmaline has a slight blanket obsession. She will get every blanket she can get her hands on and just lay on them. She will play and play on the floor forever if she has blankets to lay on. It really is the cutest thing. She is easily entertained and such a sweetie.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lil' Runner

Emmaline is getting very smart and sneaky lately. She knows when she has something she's not supposed to have, and she thinks it's so funny. She'll take a toy that the other kids are playing with, when they aren't looking, and she will run as fast as she can. She is going to be quite a handful in the future, I bet. Here she has a little Hello Kitty charm of Abigail's and she was running from me, when I tried to get it!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dress-up Days

 Field trip to farm
 Farmer Dress-up day @ school
50's Dress-up day @ school

It seems like every week Hayden is dressing up for something at school. He has enjoyed it though. He dressed as a pirate one day too, but I forgot to take his picture! He has a huge imagination, so it is fun for him. He especially liked slicking his hair back for 50's day. When he's not at school dressed-up, he is at home wearing his Halloween costume. He has put it on basically every other day since we got it. Stayed tuned for Halloween pics of all the kiddos!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Birthdays past and present

Abigail sure has grown over the years! She had a great 3rd birthday party, and I'm so glad all the family could come. It really meant a lot to her. She genuinely seemed happy that everyone was there to celebrate her big day!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Birthday Cake

Abigail was "helping" me make her cake tonight. She cleaned the bowl for me...with her tongue!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Little Miss Abigail

I should take back my statement about Abigail not being sweet to anyone at anytime. She is sweet to one more person...her teacher at school. Wait, did you think I was going to say me??!!  Heavens no! Every time I pick her up her teacher goes on and on about how sweet she was that day. I just think to myself, are you kiddin me? She's so mean and crazy at home! But I wouldn't trade her for the world. Her personality makes her who she is, and who she is, is pretty amazing! She will be 3 next Friday, and I cannot believe it. She has grown so fast. We are having an ice cream party inspired by this ice cream dress she just had to have! Ever since Emmaline's party, then my birthday, Abigail has thought it is her birthday. She was even crying and talking in her sleep one morning about her birthday. So I know she is going to be the happiest little girl next Friday, when it really really is her birthday!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Best Buds

Hayden and Emmaline share a special bond to say the least. She is always hugging and kissing him. She follows him everywhere. She just can't get enough of her big brother! He just eats it up too. Every single time she hugs him, he says, "look Mom!! she's hugging me!" It really is so sweet

 This is her new favorite thing to do with Hayden. She just rides along in his truck, smiling nonstop!

Sorry for no mention of Abigail in the post, but she's not sweet to anyone at anytime....except for her Daddy

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hayden's First day

Hayden started kindergarten this year at Pleasant Hill Elementary, and he could not be happier!! He loves his teacher so much and all his new friends. I'm so pleased with the school and all the people I have met there. Hope he continues to enjoy school and all the fun things that come with it!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I has been way too long since my last post, and I'm so sorry for that! But things have been CRAZY around here, to say the least...

In June, Sean and I decided to move our family to Gulf Shores, AL. We have always wanted to be closer to the beach, so we took the plunge and moved. So in July, Sean started  his new job down there and we were officially Alabamaians! (or however you say it!!)  As soon as we got there Sean's old boss started calling wanting him back in Mississippi. After many weeks of struggle, trying to decide what to do...we moved back to Mississippi!

So here we are again, in Mississippi and it's been non-stop ever since. Hayden started kindergarten, Abigail started Mother's Day Out, and Emmaline turned 1! I have many pics to post, so I'll try to do that tomorrow. And I'll definitely get back to posting more frequently!

Friday, July 22, 2011

View of Tranquillity

This is what we get to look at everyday from our front porch...Simply amazing!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Little Indian

Hayden made an Indian headband today while I was getting dinner ready. I made a pasta dish with penne noodles, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella cheese. I had some fresh spinach which I sauteed to add to my pasta. Hayden, who eats everything, wanted spinach in his too.  And of course he loved it and cleaned his bowl! If only the other two would eat anything, cause so far, my girls are picky!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Feeding Birds at the Zoo

We went to the Memphis Zoo one last time before our move to Gulf Shores, AL. The kids love our zoo and will miss it very much! The birds exhibit is one of the newest exhibits, and wow it is a little scary in there! Birds are flying around everywhere! Abigail enjoyed it surprisingly, considering she's scared of everything. Hayden of course loved it.

Stay tuned for updates on the move...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I can pedal!

This is the heaviest and hardest tricyle we have, and of course Abigail can use the pedals already! Probably a whole year and a half earlier than Hayden did!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Today Abigail got her first haircut! (just a trim, her daddy's heart couldn't take much more)  And Hayden got his long hair cut out of his eyes (also daddy's heart couldn't take much more!!)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BIG Chair

Here is Sean being crazy at Lowes. He saw this chair, and just had to try it out. It is really a normal size chair, my husband is just really small! Haha, just joking babe! Love you!