Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

We had a really fun Halloween!! Graham has been talking about it all week ... each day asking how many more days. He put his costume on as soon as he woke up from his nap, and then we went over to Jackson's house to play and eat an early dinner before trick-or-treating on Nichol Lane. It was crazy but fun and Luke and Carter did great just hanging out in the wagon ... there was plenty of eye candy for them. All 3 boys are fast asleep and I'm about to join them :)

Carter the zoo keeper and Luke his monkey

Graham emerging from a house with some loot

Graham wanted to pull the wagon for a while :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chuckles, part 2

Graham is not the only one making me laugh ... here are Luke and Carter in the tub laughing hysterically at each other. Why is child's laughter so intoxicating?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Jeff and "the girl"

My college roommate, Jodie, and her husband Jeff came to town this weekend for Vandy's Homecoming and stayed with us. I was elated for many reasons ... we always have a blast together, I hadn't seen them since their wedding (1.5 yrs ago ... too long), they've never met the twins, and most importantly Kevin was out of town, so I was VERY happy to have some company. Jeff played golf at Vandy so Graham was excited to show off his skills in the backyard and loved the attention. Whenever they weren't around or still asleep (ahhh ... the days), Graham would ask, "where's Jeff?" or "when is Jeff getting up?" He would also ask, "where's the girl?" :) Don't worry Jodie, he asked for you by name today ... of course, he did ask for Jeff first!! We had our fair share of mishaps this weekend (Graham closed himself in Kevin's car trunk, I ran to rescue him with Carter in my arms and fell and hurt both of us, I left my wallet at home TWICE, my car wouldn't start, etc), but such is life, well my crazy life anyway. Jodie made a great analogy about my kids that I think is hilarious ... she said watching all 3 of them is like watching dogs play. They rough-house like crazy and you think they are really hurting each other but they are just having fun and one may yelp every now and again but they are always ready for more :) Sorry I didn't get any pictures, but thanks again for coming and all of the fun!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Graham has been making me laugh this week ... story #1: He asked to drink his juice in a cup from the cabinet. I pulled it down and it had this little toy doggie in the bottom part, and he looked at me with all seriousness and asked, "Mommy, is that a real dog?" It's so funny to try to get inside the mind of a 3 year old :) Story #2: He was "playing baseball" this morning - with a whisk, mind you - and he ran into Luke and Carter's room since I was changing Luke's (I think) diaper, and said, "They got me out. I'm going to the locker room," and he walked into the closet and closed the door behind himself. And my favorite ... story #3: I started a smiley face chart to try to motivate Graham to stay in his room after putting him to bed (once he gets 5, he gets to go out for ice cream). Last night he came out once to go poop, so I decided to give him half of a smiley face. He was up early this morning and ate cereal and played before we got up. I didn't see his chart on the fridge, so I did some investigating and found that he had gotten into the markers in the playroom. He had scribbled all over a different piece of paper, but the only mark on his chart was him trying to draw in the other half of his smiley face :)

Luke lovin some black beans

A little visit from cousin Joseph

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween JibJab

Graham and I created a Halloween JibJab during Luke and Carter's morning nap (well, I'm not exactly sure they actually napped, but at least they were in their room). I put the faces on the characters before watching the rap, and I couldn't have done it more perfectly ... except for Luke - I had to make him a girl :( I love how Graham's character states that he has "staples in his head" Anyway, hope you enjoy:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Not only are WE blessed with lots of little boys, but so many of our dear friends in Nashville are too :) We loaded up and drove down to Franklin to Gentry Farms Pumpkin Patch on Sat. morning to meet up with the McFarlands and Madisons. We have 7 little boys 3 and under between our 3 families, so it is always fun chaos when we get together!! The weather was perfect and everyone had a blast ... hopefully we can make it an annual tradition!!

I love how you can see Graham in the background ... looks like trouble is coming :)

Carter, Asher, Charlie, and Luke - all born within 3 weeks of each other

Our attempt at a pic of all 7 boys :)