Thursday, July 31, 2008

The sweetest sound...

This afternoon in the car on the way back home from Target (our second home!) I heard the most beautiful sound......."mamamamama"! I wasn't sure if she was just jabbering or if she truly meant to say it until we pulled into the garage and as I was getting her out of the carseat, she looked up at me with those big, bright eyes and said "Mama!" How sweet the sound!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Honey!!

Today, Kevin and I have been married 9 years. Wow, sometimes it seems like just yesterday, and then on others, it seems like an eternity!! We've had a really low key day, but plan on a date night of dinner at Omar's (our favorite) and a movie (the new Batman) tomorrow night. Grammy was kind enough to offer her services for a much needed parents' night out!

Happy anniversary, Kevin! I love you more than words can express. Thanks for being such a wonderful husband, daddy, and friend.

Dada, Dada, Dada

That's the sound around our house this week! Georgia's saying "Dada"!!!! Over, and over, and over again!!!! It's music to her Daddy's ears!! So cute - I'll try to post video of it soon!!

Wow.....he's really about to start kindergarten....

I took Sam for his Kindergarten physical on Tuesday. I guess this means he really is about to start to school......boy, do I have mixed feelings about this one. He begins the week after we get back from vacation. I just hope I can enjoy myself on vacation and not worry about it all week long. Of course, he'll be fine, and I'm sure he will love school - it's me I'm worried about!!! Anyway, he saw Dr. Bailey for his physical and Sam weighs 46 lbs and is 46 inches tall. I wasn't sure of his exact measurements, since - and I kid you not - besides, his yearly well-child check-ups, Sam has not been sick or to the doctor in almost 3 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!! No kidding,he is seriously one of the healthiest kids I've ever heard of. Almost unnaturally healthy - like his immune system is in overdrive!!! So needless to say we're not regulars at the pediatricians' office. And I like it that way!! He got a clean bill of health, and Dr. Bailey says that he is in the 95th percentile in height (guess he's got my families tall genes!) and 75th percentile in weight. Just perfect.....but I didn't need a doctor to tell me that.

Tuesdays Visitors

My Aunt Beebo (no that's not her real name - its Marcia - not sure where the Beebo came from), her granddaughter Carrie and Carrie's husband, Jacob, came up for a visit on Tuesday. They were sweet enough to watch Georgia for me while I took Sam for his Kindergarten physical. And then, as if babysitting for me wasn't enough, they then took us out for lunch! The kids and I had such a wonderful time and were so thankful for their visit. You guys are the best! Come back anytime!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

What a big girl!!

Oh, she is so pleased with herself!!! Doesn't she look so funny and tiny sitting up there at the table?!?! 7 months going on 7 years.......

That hair!!!!!!!!!!!

These were taken right after her bath last night - doesn't she look just like one of those little baby orangutans?!?!?!??

Our weekend guests

My cousin, Shelly, and her two children, (gosh, guess they're not really "children" anymore - man, do I feel old!!) Alex & Erinn came up from Benton Friday and spent the night with us on their way to a family reunion. We enjoyed alot of great visiting and great food (they never make a trip up this way without a trip to Couch's for BBQ and chocolate fried pies!!) They are out of this world!! Sure wish ya'll lived a little closer - I never had to worry for a minute about the kiddos - they had everyone's undivided attention the entire time!! Come back again soon!!

Georgia and her Grammy

These two are crazy about each other!

My beautiful son...

Just love this picture.....

Time for a baby gate.....

Boy, does this one keep me on my toes!!!

Saturday Morning

It's a little blurry, but I love this picture of Sam - it really captures his little spirit!

All played out

Now that's what I call "tuckered out"! She fell fast asleep standing up watching Baby Einstein!


Kevin found this on the kitchen floor last week. Sam has rediscovered the LeapFrog refridgerator magnets ( we've had them for years) and is suddenly infatuated with his ABCs. We're missing several of the letters, as you can see, but the thing that I found the most impressive (besides the obvious recognition of his letters) was the pattern in which they were placed. Of course, those who know Sam, realize this display screams his name!! Oh how I wonder what goes on in that sweet little mind of his.....

Sunday, July 6, 2008

God Bless America


Now that she's crawling EVERYWHERE, Georgia loves to crawl up to the backdoor and look at Maggie through the blinds! That girl and her dog.....she can't wait for me to let Maggie back in!!!

Saturday Morning at Grammy & Papa's

These were too cute not to post! Check out Sam eating popcorn for BREAKFAST! That's all he wanted that morning! Guess anything goes when you're at Grandma's!!!! And he knows it too well!!!

4-Wheeling on the Fourth

Sam had lots of fun riding 4 wheelers with his Uncle Brett!

Fun on the Fourth

We had a great time swimming at Aunt Wendy and Uncle Jim's this weekend. Looks like we have another "water bug" on our hands. In the last picture, Georgia was "floating" on her back! She would stand up in the water and then just throw her head backwards and kick her feet up and float! It was the funniest thing! And yes, she looked adorable in her little swimshirt and board shorts, but was much happier skinnydipping!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sitting Pretty....

Sissy discovered the Sit-n-Spin this morning!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Playdate with Kohen

One of my best friends from college, Laura and her little boy, Kohen, stopped by Monday to visit. Georgia seemed smitten! Sam, on the other hand, wasn't too thrilled about another set of tiny hands getting into his stuff!! Anyway, we had a great time, and were only able to get these two pics - they were never still enough to get any more! Thanks Laura for stopping by - we'll have to get the kids together again soon!!!

Visit with Uncle Brett & Landen

My cousin, Carrie was married last weekend in Searcy. She was a beautiful bride, but I guess you'll have to take my word for it since she seems to be the one person I didn't get a picture of - sorry Carrie!! Anyway, it was a great opportunity to see everyone and visit with family. Between Brett and Landen, I don't know if anyone else got the chance to see Georgia at all - those boys are pretty crazy about her - and likewise!

Happy Birthday Grammy!!

Hope you have a wonderful day! We love you!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Georgia's 6 Month Portraits

Georgia's 6 month portraits are finally ready for viewing! I think they turned out fantastic!! There's also several great ones of big brother, Sam! I am so pleased!! To take a look, go to then click on Bryant (the photo of Georgia) and enter your e-mail address. Let me know what you think! They will only be available to view for the next 3 weeks.