Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Auburn's Football Season

As I have mentioned before, I think, Paige is a little dramatic at times.

Her thoughts on Auburn's football season this year...

Ok, so she really doesn't think this, but it is fun to pretend.

Even though our season hasn't been that great it is still great to be an Auburn Tiger!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Grace's Photo Shoot

Like any parents we love to take pictures of our daughters and often times can't decide which picture we like best.  So, I decided I would share a bunch!  Here goes...


And a few more...


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Let's Hit the Road

We made our first road trip to Birmingham and Huntsville back in October. 

Brad had a meeting in Birmingham so we all loaded up, dogs included, and headed that way.  Nana and Papa Joe were so sweet and met us in Birmingham to pick up Paige and the dogs since we were staying in a hotel and Paige could have some one on one time with them.  After Brad's meeting we headed up to Huntsville too.  There we relaxed and enjoyed our time with family.

Visiting with the great grandparents


Relieving stress after an Auburn loss

Visiting Granddad and Dede

Tate Farms with Nanny and PaPaw
This was the first time I dressed them alike and I wasn't able to get a picture - boo!  But, I know there will be plenty of other opportunities for this type of picture. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Come Visit!

We love it when we have visitors!

Over the past couple of months we have been lucky to have Brad's parents and my mom and step dad come down for a couple of visits.

Nana and Papa Joe came down to the beach and they took Paige down for one night.  The girl had a blast!  Uncle Justin and Aunt Christina were there too so Paige had 4 people waiting on her hand and foot.  They said at one point the 4 adults were building a sand castle and Paige was sitting back directing (hmm...wonder where she gets that from...ha!).  Nana and Papa were able to then come and spend a couple of nights with us.


Nanny and PaPaw were able to come down 2 different weekends so Daddy could go to the Auburn games and I didn't have to spend the night by myself.  I sure appreciated the help and the company!  The first weekend we worked non-stop on different things.  Nanny helped me clean out a little then do the neighborhood garage sale while I took Paige to get her flu shot and PaPaw watched Grace.  I love organizing and have discovered I am a slight pack-rat.  I tried to clear somethings out and we made a little money.  The best part was afterwards when we took what we didn't sell to the thrift store.

We were pretty low key during their next visit.  They were able to go to the Fall Tailgate with us at church.  I think we all had a great time; I know I did!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Story of Tinkerbell

We had a tough time deciding what Paige would be this year for Halloween.  I guess it is my fault because I let her chose and we were chosing up until the day before the Tailgate at church.  I knew I wanted the girls to go together so I started asking Paige in September what she wanted to be.  The answer was always Arieal from the Little Mermaid.  We decided Grace would be Sebastian and it was going to be pretty easy. 

Then they had the hoedown at school.  Next thing I knew she wanted to be anything and everything from a pumpkin to Jessie from Toy Story.  She settled on Jessie for a good bit and I was able to find a costume at Target.  When she wouldn't try it on I knew Jessie would not work.  So, finally I decided she would be Tinkerbell and Grace was another fairy...maybe Tinkerbell's sister?  I knew I could make a tutu and we had some extra wings so Tinkerbell seemed pretty logical and Paige went with it.

Checking out her loot after the tailgate

Our little fairies

Paige was so polite and loved saying "trick or treat" to everyone!

Big pixie stick = trumpet
Paige played her "trumpet" all around the neighborhood.  It was too cute!

And finally a pic of Tinkerbell and her family.  Paige asked me what I was going to be for Halloween and my response was Tinkerbell's mommy.  From then on, she is how she referred to me (I of course referred to her as Tinkerbell).

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sisterly Love

It is so sweet to see the bond between the girls already starting to form.  Paige really does care for Grace and you can see the love for Paige in Grace's eyes.  Each afternoon we have some wonderful play time between the 3 of us.  Paige is sweet to play with Grace and her toys and then we switch gears and Grace sits back and watches as we play with Paige's toys.  It is at these times that I think having 2 kids is easier than 1 (there are other times when both girls are crying that I think otherwise - ha!).  I wish I could get pictures of these times but I am too busy enjoying the moment.

I was able to capture this sweet time before bed one night -

Side note - these have got to be one of the most comfortable pair of PJs for Paige.  She and I both love them!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Magnolia Corn Maze

We headed to the Magnolia Corn Maze this year to look at pumpkins and get into the fall spirit.  This was our first time here and we all had a great time!  They have all sorts of fun things like hay to jump in, a hayride, a cow train, rubber duck race, petting zoo, pony rides, playground and many other things.

Paige's favorite part of was the playground, hay jumping and pumpkin patch.  I think she spent more time organizing the pumpkins than doing anything else. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

2 Months!


You are 2 months old!  These past 2 months of have flown by and I cannot remember what life was like before you were here. 

You weigh 9 lbs 14 oz, 22 inches long and are growing like a weed.  You eat pretty much every 3 hours during the day and nights are a different story with each night being different.  You are in size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes.

Sleep - well, sleeping at night has been a rollercoaster.  Some nights are great (like the 9 hour nights) but then other nights are a struggle for all with little or no sleep for any of us.  We are working through this and I know it is just a phase we will get through.  Funny thing is that when you sleep well your sister doesn't.  I think that is how life works!  Daddy and I both plan on sleeping in a couple of years after you and your sister are a little bit may be like 20 more years before we get sleep but that is ok because you are both worth it!

During this month you had your first road trip where we got to go to Huntsville.  There you got to meet your great-grandparents and a couple of other friends.  The week was so packed we didn't get to meet everyone like I wanted, but that is ok, we are going back and will meet more then.  You got to visit your first pumpkin patch.

We live and die by routine.  I am not sure if this is a good thing or not but it helps keep me organized.  Paige's school starts at 8:30 so that means you need to eat between 7 and 7:30 in order to have enough time to eat and get ready.  We have to pick Paige up at 12 (leave the house at 11:40) so this works well with that and Paige's lunch and nap time.  I didn't do the routine thing as much with Paige because I didn't have to.  She still ate regularly but didn't have the restrictions like I feel like you have.  You are a trooper and are doing great with this!

We love you so much and are so glad you are part of our family! (we even think this as neither Mommy or Daddy are getting any sleep at night - ha!)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween
from Tinkerbell and Tinkerbell's family!