Saturday, July 14, 2012


 Such a big boy riding with his big sis

 15 months and taking the world by storm! This boy is into everything, he loves to climb, his favorite thing to do is to stand on top of the kitchen table. He loves to make very loud noises while pulling everything out of anything he possibly can! He is the most affectionate baby I have ever had, loves to hug and give open mouth kisses. He is already learning how to get a rise out of Claire by taking things from her and running as fast as he can.

July 4th weekend

 We have made a tradition of doing the 4th of July in Etowah, running the Independence Dash then hitting the pancake breakfast, making our rounds at the depot and going tubing down the Hiwassee. 

 Taking a break
 Waiting for our ride
I did this same thing growing up, it is so neat to bring my kids now

Claire turns 5!

 Opening Ham from Toy Story, she is close to having the entire collection!
 My Claire bear turned 5 on June 12. She is growing up and starting school in the fall. She is such a precious and unique child, words cannot describe how much joy this girl brings me!  She is still painfully shy but once she opens up you better watch out!  Forget princesses and dolls, she loves lizards and cheetahs more than anything. Her greatest wish is to have "sticky fingers and sticky toes" so she can climb walls and trees.
 Movie date with Will and Annie to celebrate!
 Birthday loot!
 She asked for an umbrella for her birthday..pretty easy
Claire is such a fish, she loves to swim.  She is pretty amazing in the water and we were off to try her new snorkel gear as soon as she opened it. I'm thinking we may have a swimmer one our hands in the future!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Claire graduates from preschool!

 Always super excited to sing or get in front of a crowd...
 My girl is finished with preschool and off to kindergarten next year, hard to believe.
 Painfully hugging her teacher after receiving her diploma..Claire spent three years at Sea Island Presbyterian Day School, her teachers were wonderful and we will miss them so much.
 I let Jack and Caroline go late to school so they could come and watch, Claire finally gives me an excited face!
brotherly love..

Mall Scavenger Hunt

Caroline and her friend Merritt finally had their birthday celebration. They had a blast running around the mall during the scavenger hunt taking pictures and doing silly things. After lunch in the food court, they demolished the cake. They are just so adorable and fun to watch at this age, got to love tweens!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Easter fun!

 Preschool egg hunt!
 I love this picture of Claire's excited little face at our church egg hunt.
 All Brady wanted to do was eat the eggs..
This may be Jack's last year hunting eggs, he was almost too cool for it this year but jumped in there at the last minute.  Of course both of my older ones don't have a problem hunting eggs at home on Easter and would be devasted if the "easter bunny" did not visit!

Spring Break!

 SeaWorld Aquatica! We drove down to Orlando to enjoy a few days in the sun..
 Waterpark heaven..
 Shamu's show at SeaWorld!
Medieval Times dinner show.  The older three and their dad had a blast, not so much for me and the Brady...I looked assaulted when we left, food all over my clothes, hair messed up, shirt stretched from little hands constantly pulling at me. I can laugh about it, this stage will pass...and he is so adorable it is not even funny!