Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Decorating it might be a smidge early, but I totally broke out my fall decorations yesterday, complete with a halloween craft. Maybe I'm thinking if I decorate for holidays that come with cooler temperatures... then maybe it will actually get cooler outside. Here's for hoping anyways. :)

My "L" framed halloween pic! So happy with how it turned out!

A farther back view of my halloween digs.
Btw...who knew that it would take renting to get a great kitchen!

Last week Catelyn worked on the letter "A" and we made
this acorn painting using acorns and finger prints.
I loved the way it turned out, so I cut some burlap and put it
in a frame for some happy fall decorating.
And this one...I know it's cheesy, but I couldn't resist. lol

C is for Crown

This week Catelyn is learning about the letter C. For her craft project yesterday, she made crowns. She is always SO excited to show Will what she's made when he gets home. Well yesterday she really wanted a picture of her and her daddy wearing her newly decorate c-c-c crown and I thought it was too sweet not to post. :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

ASU First Home Game

This weekend, ASU had their first home game which ended victoriously- Yay! On Friday night, me and the kids, along with my friend Claudine and her two kids, all headed downtown for "Paint the Town Red." Will and Daniel (Claudine's husband) met us there. It was fun getting out of the house and Catelyn had a ball! The next day, while the husbands were working at the stadium, Claudine and I strapped on the bjorn's, packed the backpacks, held little hands, and grabbed our tickets to go to the game. I so wish we had a picture of us geared up. I was pretty nervous of how it was going to go with two kids, but Catelyn and Tripp did AWESOME! The game didn't start until 7, so Catelyn was asking to go home by the end of the first quarter. I didn't mind though- I was pretty tired from carrying my chunky monkey and keeping up with a three year old. Overall though... we had a great time!

Will and Catelyn
Catelyn and Noah- too cute!
(Noah wasn't too interested in holding Catelyn's hand,
but my silly girl didn't give him much of a choice.
We were cracking up at the two of them!)
Daniel, Claudine, Noah & David
Our "attempt" to get a family picture.
Catelyn was tired and not having it. Oh well!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's Cereal Time!

I have been blown away with the differences between my two kids. I love that they are so completely different in so many ways! When I first started feeding Catelyn cereal, she was not very interested and it was somewhat of a battle from then on out to get her to eat at all (that battle continues today.) Tripp, however, had ALL of the cereal eaten, plus a little milk to wash it down, in no time. It was great! I don't think feeding him will be nearly the challenge as with my sweet 3 year old. Here are some pictures of the process below. Beneath his pictures are Catelyn's first cereal feeding. You can see the difference for yourself. Check out their size difference too Ha! :)

Tripp's "Before and After"

All done!

Catelyn's "Before and After"


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our Big Sweet Boy

This past Thursday, Tripp went in for his four month checkup. Has it really been 4 months??!! He is doing great and is a healthy baby boy. He weighed in at 17 pounds 15 ounces and is 26 inches long. I call him my little chunky monkey. He has been such a sweet, laid back, cuddle bug. He is laughing and talking all the time, starting to roll to his tummy, and is doing so well in his exercauser. I am just so thankful for my sweet boy!!

Lovin' Football Season!

I love all that football season brings. It's the start of all the fun stuff we wait for all year round. Will is traveling with the football team today, but that doesn't mean we can't get geared up for the big game tonight. So... in honor of the Tide, here are my cutties all decked out! Roll Tide!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

This week was brought to you by the Letter "B"

Thanks to some sweet mommies and some awesome websites (i.e. ...thanks again L.C.), I was able to get some fantastic ideas to help Catelyn start really learning her letters and the sounds they make. As noted in the title, this weeks letter was the letter "B." Catelyn loved doing her projects, and I really had a good time spending that one on one time with her. It's also so fun watching her little mind grasp new things. Here are a couple pics of our week!

"B" is for Brother and Banana
"B" is for Bubbles
Working diligently at her table.
All of the finished projects from the week, and the sweet little
student sitting in the middle of her giant letter "b." :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Fair and Haircuts

Over the weekend, Will and I packed up the kiddos and headed to Birmingham/Montevallo for the Labor Day weekend. We had such a great time! We got to spend awesome time with Will's family, see some really sweet friends, go back to our church and eat some really good food! It was a fantastic Labor Day. Which by the way...this was the first Labor Day Will has gotten in four years. Have I mentioned how glad I am he's out of law. :)

While we were there, Jack and Pops took us all to the fair where Catelyn had a blast. Later that night, Ruth Ann gave all of us haircuts (thanks again're the best!!!). Catelyn had about 4-5 inches cut off. She looks so precious, and should have an easier time not getting everything under the sun mated in her hair. Ha!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sweet Sewing Machine...How I've Missed You!

With having a new baby, moving to a new town and getting all the boxes unpacked, I haven't been able to sew for quite a while. Well, I'm definitely making up for lost time. I've missed it so much! It's my little out from the world and I am so happy to return to it! At the beginning of the week when I pulled out my machine for the first time here in Jonesboro, I sighed... gently patted my machine and whispered "I've missed you dear friend." ( I'm a freak, I know!)

So, since I was reunited with my long lost friend, I figured it was time to sew Catelyn a few things. Here's what I came up with. Not sure what's on the agenda for tomorrow, but I'm sure there will be something. :)

(Some pink tweed I found in the dollar section at Wal-Mart a while back. Can't beat a dress for a buck! I didn't intend for it to be so long. Maybe I'll cut it short, or then again...maybe she can wear it even longer if she has room to grow. hmm... )


Twirly skirt!