Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Where mama has been hiding...

... smack dab behind a lens and a computer screen.

I have been staying pretty busy lately taking photos of others and working on announcements and cards.  A little of what I have been doing...


now I just need to work on our family pictures for our cards... hmmm

Monday, November 12, 2012

where we've been hiding...

We have been hiding at baseball games and practices.  When we had (season just ended) games on Saturday mornings we always ended up at Dunkin' Donuts for a post game treat.

We like to blow bubbles and break bricks outside for fun.... 
always safety first....

We have been hiding behind our Halloween costumes...   Everyone in our neighborhood meets at the park and then all the kids and parents go to each house together for treats on a hay ride.  There aren't that many kids in our neighborhood so it works out nicely.  Plus this way kids don't ring your doorbell all night- just once!
 and that is my lovely neighbor Marlo photo bombing my cute kids...
We have been hiding at pumpkin patches...

I'll try to get another post up today to show you where mommy has been hiding...

Monday, November 5, 2012


our sunset walks now have to happen an hour earlier... I'm totally okay with it too.  :)

Hope everyone out there is doing well- sorry we have been somewhat absent from the blog world lately.  Lots happening around here.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Oh Wheeler... my little love.

This little man is three years old.  I can't believe it.  He is the sweetest and most generous little man you have ever met.  Anytime we go to the store without Hutson, on Tue/Thurs, he is always picking out treats and toys for Hutson for when we pick him up.  He always shares his toys without asking.  If Hutson wants something that Wheeler has he just freely gives it up to make him happy.  He gives hugs and kisses freely, and loves to snuggle at bedtime.  

He wants to play baseball just like his brother and wants so badly to be in the same class and go to school everyday, just like Hutson.  

He is in a gymnastics class now- he loves it.  It really helps with coordination and movement.  His favorite part is the trampoline and the foam pit of course.  Plus it is something that he gets to do alone with mommy.  

He has the same blue eyes as his daddy, and is full of personality just like him too.  

We are fully potty trained now.. YEA!  Only pull-ups for night time.  I can handle this.  It makes my life significantly easier.

Homeboy has some crazy handwriting skills... He is way more skilled at fine motor skills than his older brother.  He can write his name very clearly and names all of his letters and their sounds like a machine.  Loves workbook pages to practice his letters and numbers and any kind of ipad app that has matching activities.

He recently had his 3 year old check up.  He got an A+ on everything, he is perfectly healthy and well on his way developmentally.  They only thing that caught my eye was that for height he came in a 80%.  Most would think that is great and he is taller than average, however, it caught my eye because every child (mine and my brothers kids) in my family has always been in the 90-100% or off the charts in the height department.  I can't believe he is such an under-achiever in this department!  Although we did come in at 95% for weight.  :)

Shirt and t-shirt | BabyGap
Jeans | Peek
Shoes | Adidas

playing airplane...

safety first around here...


That is usually what we call this one... Not Hut, but actually H-U-T.  Now if you call him that he will come back with "H-U-T, that's me!" in this adorable sing-song voice.  He is getting so big.  He loves school and his new friends and teachers.  We have been working very hard on his handwriting skills, thank goodness for the ipad and all the great apps out there to help us practice.  His teacher has them learning all the countries in Africa, he came home from school one day talking about Djibouti and Burundi, yeah- I had to look them up.  I'm sure it won't be the last time I have to look up something he is learning about at school.

He loves baseball, and golf, although he has never really played golf, he tells us it is one of his favorite things to do.  He wants a guitar for Christmas, and plays this small one we have all the time.  Maybe a guitar and some lessons will come from Santa... hmmm.  He changes his mind daily about what he wants to dress up as for Halloween- sometimes it is Darth Vadar and other times he wants to dress up as a football player or super hero. 

He loves to take pictures with my phone, which makes me happy.  We talk about that it is important to take pictures so that we can remember certain moments in time.

He is such a sweet boy and is always looking out for others smaller than him, well besides his brother.

Brothers... They can be so good together or such a mess.  They play, for the most part, extremely well together, whether they are getting in trouble or not.  Although Hut always gets to be the boss, dad, good guy, etc... and Wheeler is whatever he wants him to be.

 we have been playing rodeo cowboys a lot lately...  this day he was an Outlaw.
 this is the look he always gives me...
 this is the terrible smile he gives me if I tell him to smile...
then this is the look I ultimately get as he is speeding away from me, whether in his gator, or on foot...

Happy Monday.

We are off to our first dentist visits today.  Wish us luck.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Eisley turns one!

I'm a little late posting these pictures... Cousin Eisley turned one when we were in Portland in August.