Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Girls Trip

My mom took my sisters-in-law and me on a little girls trip to Florence, AL almost 2 weeks ago, and boy, did we have a BLAST!!!! Spa time, shopping, eating well, sleeping in, talking, etc. The 4 of us are definitely on the same page when it comes to relaxing and having time away from our kids/husband, and it's even better that we truly do love being together. We talked about past trips and the memories we have made and even starting planning some future trips as well :) It does sadden me that I will most likely never have a daughter, but I am hopeful to have wonderful daughters-in-law. I am already praying for Godly women for my 3 boys and wonderful relationships for all of us. Thanks again, Mom, for such a fun time ... until next year!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Graham!!

When Graham came into our room this morning, I said "Graham, do you know what today is?" He said no, so I told him it was his birthday ... he then, said, "I want to tell Daddy," so he poked Kevin and said, "Daddy, it's my birthday. I'm 3!!!!" I'm pretty sure Graham had a pretty great day ... we went to church, then he and Kev played golf and ate lunch at Richland, then came home for a great nap, and then finished off the day having Jackson's family and our next door neighbors over for dinner, cupcakes, and playing. He must have been pretty excited because he came out of his room 4 times after we put him to bed and the last time, he said, "I just can't go to sleep." It really is shocking to me that it has been 3 whole years since I gave birth to that little boy. I feel so blessed to have him in my life and I love him with every ounce of my being. Graham, I love your excitement for life and that you are always willing and ready for fun, your confidence, your passion, that you still let me hug, kiss, and hold you, that you LOVE your Daddy and doing fun things with him, that you can distinguish between your brothers' cries, that you love reading your Bible book and learning stories about Jesus, and SOOOOO much more. I'm so happy that you had such a fun day, and I hope you felt special because that's exactly what you are.
Singing Happy Birthday

In his new Super Cape from JoJo and Clarkie

Opening presents (with a little help from jake)

I made my golf lover some golf cupcakes

Watch out, Tiger!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Seriously ... ER, take 3

Graham made his 3rd ER visit in just under 3 years (his birthday is tomorrow). He got 4 staples in the back of his head. I mean, what are we going to do with this kid?!?!?! He and Jake were playing tug-o-war with a toy and Graham fell backwards onto the baseboard or little step going into our kitchen ... this is the best story we could get out of them as to what happened, since none of the 4 adults present witnessed the accident. A trip to the ER is just what I wanted upon returning from my girls trip (more on that later) ... Katie and I were just saying this morning how quickly vacation ends once you return. At least it didn't happen while I was away. And at least he shouldn't scar too badly since it will be hidden in his hair. Until next time ....

Monday, September 13, 2010

A new meaning to TGIF

Luke and Carter started MDO last week ... they go on Fridays from 9-1. Luke was a little sad when I dropped him off, but his teacher said he was happy and had a good day, as did Carter. It was awfully nice to have some time to myself and run a bunch of errands without any kiddos (Graham goes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays). I sure do love my boys and all the time I get to spend with them, but I am also thankful for a little time away :)

Luke is not so sure

Carter was ready to go

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sea Island

Our last week of summer ended perfectly with a last minute trip to Sea Island with my parents. Graham was in heaven again with all of the golf, pool, beach, and CONSTANT attention and activity, and Luke and Carter had a ball, too. Thanks Snacks and Bet Bet for letting us tag along, all of your help, and that you truly do enjoy being with us :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

12 Months Old

Happy Birthday Luke and Carter!!!! It truly is mind-boggling that my baby boys are 1 year old today. They actually aren't really babies anymore ... drinking whole milk solely from a sippy cup, walking, saying a few words ... how is it possible that they are already toddlers? I was telling someone the other day that I LOVE having twins. Sure, it's twice the work and definitely crazy at my house sometimes (ok, a lot of times) but watching firsthand the special bond that they have and being a part of it and knowing that with God's help Kevin and I created it is indescribable. They have brought me SO much joy over the past year, and I feel forever blessed to be their mommy and have the opportunity to stay home with them. Luke, I love your infectious smile, your laid-back attitude, the way you suck your 2 fingers backwards, that you will eat almost anything and a lot of it, that you cry for me when I leave the room (ok, sometimes I don't like it), how you laugh at both of your brothers, that you love giving your daddy high-fives, and so much more. Carter, I love your mischievous little grin, your confidence, your diligence, that you are a little dare-devil, that you call me "Mommy," how you laugh at both of your brothers, esp. Graham, and more and more. Luke and Carter, I am so excited that you have each other, and I absolutely cannot wait to watch your special bond continue to grow. I love you both more than words can say!!!!!