Friday, September 21, 2012

A Wedding Shower Sneek Peek

My sister and I have had so much fun planning our baby sister’s wedding shower.  Seems like we’ve been planning it forever!  The day is finally here!  I found her invites on Etsy.


More pictures after the shower…

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Clayton’s Harvest Festival

When I was a child, we used to get a day off of school to attend our county fair.  We loved that day off from school.  We don’t have a county fair in NC; not sure if it’s because we live so close to where the state fair is held (Raleigh, NC).  The closest thing to a county fair is the Clayton Harvest and Music Festival – a gathering of local businesses, politicians, fancy cars and a handful of carnival rides and games.  The kids seem to like it, even with not getting the day off from school to go.





Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kyle’s Football Game

I managed to remember my camera for last Saturday’s football game!  No touchdowns by Kyle in this game, but he played really well.


I know a football player shouldn’t look this handsome before a game, but it was also picture day.  He thinks the “eye-black” makes him look like a tough guy.

During the game, he had one carry.  A small group of boys piled on top of him and he got up crying.  My heart stopped.  Of course I wanted to run on the field and hug him, but Dave wouldn’t let me.  He shook it off pretty quickly.  This is just flag football.  I don’t think I’m ready for him to get into tackle football.  I’m not sure how I’ll be able to watch!

Kyle football

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thanks, Uncle Pete!

Uncle Pete purchased both of the kids their own fishing nets.  Very sweet of him.  So far, they’ve hit each other with them and they’ve done this…


tortured Bammie upon her arrival to NC.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Family (not so friendly!) Games

The kids LOVE playing Uno!  We’ve started playing after dinner most nights.  It’s hardcore… we keep score and trash talk! 
Look at all of the cards Dave and I have!  The kids love the “Draw 2” or “Draw 4” cards!
Kyle, the sore loser 
 Kyle’s victory dance
After week one, Daddy is in the lead.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Star Of The Week

Last week, Kyle was chosen (randomly, of course) to be the Star of the Week.  He had to complete a worksheet about himself and his favorite things…



Food: Spaghetti

Restaurant: Brasa

Sport: Snowboarding (first time I heard about this!)

Game: Twister

Toy: Cars

How did my “Star of the Week” end his week?  By getting in trouble for not following directions.  It’s gonna be a great year.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Growing Up

She looks like she’s gotten older just in the last week…


Yes, my baby is growing up FAST and I’m not happy about it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Halloween Shocker!

It’s only September 5th and already Kyle has told me what he wants to dress up as for Halloween.   I recently asked Kelsie what she wanted to be this year for Halloween.  She gave me the “REALLY, MOM??!!” look and then told me she was too OLD to go trick-or-treating.  WHAT?  She’s 9!  Is my baby really too old to dress up?  Not sure why this has affected me so much, but I honestly tear up thinking about not buying her a costume anymore.  I even told her that she could go with just her friends, thinking that maybe having Mom and Dad trick-or-treating with her is too embarrassing.  I thought she’d surely bite then… nope.  I told her that if she didn’t go, she wouldn’t have any candy (and my girl LOVES candy, just like her Mama!)… nope.  She doesn’t care.  She wants to stay home and pass out candy.  My little girl is growing up.  That’s plain to see in these Halloween pictures from years past:

halloween 2003

Kelsie’s First Halloween!

halloween 2004halloween 2005

halloween 2006halloween 2007

halloween 2008halloween 2009

halloween 2010halloween 2011

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

One Of The BEST Moments In Parenthood…

…and I forgot my camera!!!!!  Kyle’s first football game was on Saturday and he had his first touchdown!  #sadmom