Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ice Cream Check Up

Tru had his 18 month check up and Davis had his 4 year old check up last Friday. They both did such a great job we just had to celebrated with Ice Cream at Brusters. Truman weighted in at 21 pounds - and "not tall enough to ride the big rides at Disney yet". Davis weighed in at 34 pounds and "not tall enough......." Won't that look good in the baby book.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009


We are in capital TROUBLE! T-man has learned to drive the gators - he just has not learned to steer. Which has us chasing him around and around pulling him out of trees, bushes, the pond!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Davis has a crush

Do you think the age difference will matter? Not to Davis.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

For Dinner

I think for dinner tonight I am going to gobble up this sweetie! I can not get enough of those curls!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Not Crying Over Spilt Milk

What do you do on a rainy day with leftover red and green M&M's from Christmas?
Make cookies of course!
See how perfectly round they are!

Enjoying the cookies!

Gage with bed head still!

Little cookie, Little K-9 Unit

While I was taking the last batch of warm cookies out of the oven and placing them on the cooling rack. Tru crawled up on the table and poured out Davis' milk. I turned around upon hearing him yelp in delight I found him slashing around in the spilt milk. No crying here!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here comes the bride

What a great weekend in St Louis. The wedding was beautiful and the boys did a fabulous job. Aside from the fact that Truman would not sit through the wedding and Ward had to walk him around they were well behaved at the reception and dinner. It took me forever to get Gage out on the dance floor, although he talked all week about "busting a move". Too much Zack and Cody I think. These pictures are in random order. Gage had the camera most of the night, he takes great pictures, he just forgot the flash this time around. As soon as the wedding was over the boys pulled off their flowers, untucked their shirts and Davis paid someone to take off his tie. At least those made it thru the actual wedding.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sitting in a tree KISSING

We are heading to see my cousin Drey get married this weekend. Davis has been obsessed with Drey getting married and the fact that he will have to kiss Jenny - Drey that is not Davis, but I digress. I of course am worried that Davis will pipe-up and yell out something during that kiss - should make a note to myself to take a few extra kleenex for mouth stuffing. Davis', not Drey's, Jenny would not like that too much. Again, I digress...

We have been watching our wedding video to get the boys ready for what will happen and how still they have to sit. So of course it got me thinking about my wedding day. Like Davis, I think I put too much emphasis on the kiss - how was I going to turn my head, was he going to place his hand on my cheek just so, how long did we hold the kiss for, how into it do you get (aside from the fact that a few dozen people are watching and we don't want anyone to scream "get a room" which we had, but that was for later). I have to say that as I look back on that day the things I worried the most about like the "kiss" are things I do not remember.

Instead I remember how wonderful and fragrant my flowers smelled, that fact that the fire that was crackling in the fireplace (which served as our backdrop) roared as my father and I walked down the aisle and at that point in time I thought of my mother. I remember how itchy my hair was. I remember the harpist playing the Lords Prayer for what seemed forever and thinking that all of Wards groomsmen were going to fall over. And I remember dancing with my father and doing the YMCA with the bridal party as all of our very conservative extended family members looked on. I am sure they were thinking dancing??? what next champagne??? No, we saved that for our hotel room!

Anyway, my hope is that Drey and his wife to be, Jenny have a stress-free, worry -free wedding and that they remember the good details. And while Davis may be stressed about the first kiss Jenny and Drey will share as Mr & Mrs Drey Cooley - I hope they won't be because trust me, 11 years later Ward and I have shared far better kisses than that one on March 14th of 1998! And I will leave with that because Drey would say it was TMI!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Seriously People

Again, we are in line at the local cafeteria after church on Sunday - no, we normally do not go to the cafeteria but every once in a while I get Ward to relive yesteryear. ANYWAY - my third born is decked out in NAVY BLUE AND RED with a huge LOBSTER on his jon jon and still no less than 8 people said how beautiful "she" was - seriously people. Look before you speak - now I might point out that yes, we were at a cafeteria and yes it was after church on Sunday so most of the comments were from the crowd that gets a 10% discount plus free coffee but STILL! Oh, well we will continue to deal with it because honestly would you cut these?

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Family Friends

My mom had many sayings - most of which I am sure she picked up from someone somewhere - but to me they were original to her. One that sticks out in my mind this week is "happysad". I have been "happysad" since Aunt Tina and Uncle Scott told us they were moving to orange country aka Knoxville, TN. Happy for them because they have been afforded another job opportunity. Sad because they will not be "just right down the road". I have said before that when you live in a town with no family your friends become family and although the Callicutt's were family before they moved to Gastonia they became close family while living in the same time. We shared Thanksgivings, Christmas, Easters, 4th of Julys and many other non-holiday events. Aside from us Scott was the first to hold Davis after he was born and the first to see Tru as he was taken to the NICU after birth. And again aside from us, Tina was the first to hold Truman while he was hanging out in the NICU. And while they will only be 4 hours away and we will still share holidays there will be a hole with them not being "just right down the road".

Last weekend we had a little farewell but not goodbye pool party. It was a time to celebrate their future (hopefully they will not turn into Vols fans, they have sworn they won't). We will miss they terribly but look forward to many visits down I-40.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Night at the Movies

Wonderful thing #243 about all boys!  There is never a fight over what to watch on movie night.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You gotta love it...

when your 4 year old takes your picture and ask you if you could "get down on his level". Then later he tells me, "Mommy, why do you stick your bum out like that?"
I said "to get on your level",
he said
"Oh, I thought it was to get flies"...

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