Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

We had such a fun Christmas!!! My parents were in town and we spent Christmas Eve morning at Jackson's house. Then we came home for naps and Kevin's parents arrived and we had a low-key afternoon and evening ... and a long night since it took us 2+ hours to put together a toy :) Christmas morning came with lots of excitement and a great lunch with both sets of grandparents!! Kevin's sister's family stopped through town and ate dinner and played with the boys. We stayed in our pjs ALL day long and were pooped at the end of the day. It truly was a great day celebrating the birth of baby Jesus!!

Jake, Luke, Carter, Graham, and Evie (Walt was napping)

Opening their first present!!

Making cookies for Santa

Will I ever get a good pic of all 3 of them?!?!

Graham and his 4 grandparents

Here's our pic from seeing Santa ... I was shocked L&C didn't cry

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Programs

The boys had their Christmas programs at school this week and of course, they were ADORABLE!!!! I wouldn't necessarily say that any of my boys have a budding acting/singing career ahead of them, but they were darn cute up there on that stage :)

Bet Bet was in town ... what a treat!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Movie Night

We had movie night last night and watched Happy Feet. Luke and Carter actually sat on the couch and watched for about 15 min, which may be their record for sitting still. They kept pointing to the tv and saying "penguin, dance." Graham liked and it and maybe over Christmas break I can find time to take him to see Happy Feet 2 in the theater.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving in Memphis

We spent Thanksgiving in Memphis and had a FABULOUS time, but I have almost no pictures to show ... I was a complete delinquent about getting out my camera :( Trips to Memphis are always filled with tons of time with all 4 grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and my boys eat up every second of it!! Luke and Carter loved the "big jeep" rides and the hot tub and Graham enjoyed his first (of many, i hope :)) sleep-over with the McCallas and had a blast. The food was delicious, weather was incredible, and no way to beat the company ... all in all, it was a great low-key weekend.
My boys with our McCalla cousins

My boys with Snacks and Bet Bet ... I love how Graham is eyeing Bet Bet's sucker :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Vandy Game

We took all 3 boys to the Vandy/Kentucky football game this a.m. and all had a great time!! And we won, which made it even better. Graham has become quite the football fan this season ... he asks so many questions (imagine that) and has a pretty good understanding of the rules of the game. Every time there's a game on tv that we're watching, he asks, "Daddy, who are we rooting for?" And he loves to look on the tv and tell us the score. As for Luke and Carter, anytime there is ANY football game on tv, they look up at the tv and shout, "Go Vandy!!"

Getting some jumping in before heading into the stadium


Running back to the car

I meant to post this weeks ago ... here we are at the Vandy/Georgia game when Jodie and Jeff came to town

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I guess they don't call it a twin bed for nothing

This is how L&C slept last night at my parent's house :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We went with the Toy Story theme for costumes this year, and I must say everyone looked adorable :) We had a VERY fun filled night of trick-or-treating and were still able to get everyone home, bathed, and in bed by 7:45. Speaking of bed, we're making some headway with Luke and Carter ... we took the front bar off of their cribs, so no more climbing but they always fall asleep on the floor. Anyway, our weather was great and all 3 boys loved eating some candy and being with friends and family!!

The Alien (Luke), Woody (Carter), and Buzz (Graham)

We saw Jake

I'm pretty sure half of the candy they ate still had on the wrappers

Sugar High!!!

Last weekend Kevin had a guys golf weekend, so I took the boys down to Birmingham to stay with Robin and her family. I think my boys overwhelmed their girly house, but we definitely had a blast and I loved getting to spend time with them ... thanks for everything Robin and Todd!!
My boys and Anna at a Halloween festival

Carter and Anna enjoying a snack

We met up with the Menendezes at a park for lunch ... I love how Graham and Anna look like best buddies!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I've lost ALL control

Luke and Carter started crawling out of their cribs last Saturday. We went 4 days straight with no nap and they finally napped yesterday and today on the floor ... after 1.5+ hours of playing. They have DESTROYED their room ... diapers, wipes, clothes strewn everywhere, taken off their pants AND diapers, only broken one thing (thankfully), and after Luke fell asleep on the floor I moved him to his bed and 10 min. later I checked on them and Carter crawled out of his own crib and climbed in Luke's crib to wake him up. I'm telling you, I've seriously lost all control!!!!! We're traveling to Birmingham tomorrow and I have no idea what our sleeping future holds ... we'll see if pack-n-plays are any better ... sorry, Robin!!

They pushed all of their socks under the door :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We had a really fun Sat. morning at the pumpkin patch. The weather was perfect and all 3 boys had a blast!! We played with some friends, took a hay ride, said cock-a-doodle-doo with the rooster, played in the corn, ate some snacks and a picnic lunch, and truly enjoyed the sunshine!!

Carter enjoying the tire swing

Luke wanted to drive the tractor

Playing in the corn

Graham and Mac

Monday, October 10, 2011


Kevin and I got to go to Chicago this past weekend with our dear friends Kyle and Courtney ... Kyle ran the marathon yesterday and did awesome!! Kevin's parents came to town on Friday afternoon and we got to celebrate Kevin's birthday before we headed out Sat. a.m. Our weather could not have been more perfect and our trip went off without a hitch. We did a lot of eating, shopping, and just hanging out. It was a really low-key trip with great friends!! Thanks to Pops and Gigi and also Shannon and Margie for helping out with our boys ... we feel blessed to have family that is willing and - even better happy - to keep our boys ... they all had a blast with everyone :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jumpy Fun

Kevin's parents gave all the boys a jumpy for their birthdays, and I can't even begin to tell you how much use we've gotten out of it already. I even overheard Jake say, "Graham's house is the best now!" And our next door neighbors are over on it pretty much every time it's out. It has provided loads of entertainment, and it was the perfect time to get it because our weather has been insane lately. It does fit in our den when we push back the furniture, so just know we'll definitely be setting it up some with the long winter days ahead!!

Coleman reading to Graham ... I love their hair :)

Sweet Luke

Crazy Carter

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mudroom Makeover

We just finished a little makeover of our mudroom/bathroom off of our den. The only before pics I have of the space are pics I took before we bought the house. Anyway, I'm excited to have cubbies and hope this will help keep all of the boys' stuff organized. And I LOVE our new brick floors!!