Friday, December 12, 2014

Li'l Tiger



Sweet buddy taking a bath!

Char loves this Tiger bath towel and I love how sweet he looks right after the bath.



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Girlie Shoes

I am not sure how much longer I have to enjoy my precious girl wearing these adorable T strap shoes from Footmates. This latest pair is a fun, pink, patent leather! These shoes wear so well and seem to be comfortable. I just love how how well they capture her sweet and fun side.

Tree Lighting

We attended an open house at Charlie's school and the tree lighting for the Smyrna Christmas tree. We had never been to the tree lighting and really enjoyed it. A fun community event with lots for the kiddos.
Charlie's preschool, Buckhead Prep, hosted Anna and Elsa for the event.

Enjoying the fun lights with Daddy.

Charlie was very excited to play on his school playground.

Sarah Graves was so sweet and curious to see her brother's school and where he plays.

Lovie made lots of cute Christmas outfits for them, but this shirt is my favorite! Rudolph bringing home a Christmas tree in the cozy coupe!

There were light displays set up around the community center.

He was so happy to show off on his playground!

Rudolph and an elf with the kids.

The sound crew let the kids take turns talking into the microphone. She was nervous, but excited to do it!

Santa arrived in a carriage to light the tree!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Petite Artiste


Sarah Graves wanted to paint a snowman on the beach. We did it together and had a fun time doing it!

She is saving it as a surprise for daddy!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Elf Mischief

Here's a little of what Rainbow Bobby has been up to! They wake up asking about where he is and Charlie loves being able to show Sissy Graves (his current name for her) where Rainbow Bobby is. Sometimes he has positioned himself in a certain spot, sometimes he brings a note, and their favorites are these times when he is a little crazy!

This is the antic he did last year that she kept talking about. He had to give a repeat performance.

Using the potty with his toilet paper all ready.

Taking a snooze in the Barbie bed.

Popping a wheelie while riding a motorcycle.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Tree!

We went to pick out our Christmas tree at Home Depot on Friday evening. It wasn't too cold and they had created a festive setup with Christmas music playing and a board to sign a piece of the tree trunk with your name. Sarah Graves was very excited to write her name on it!

We had to get a shot of Sarah Graves wearing the reindeer ears again. It has become a bit of a tradition for us to put them on her.

Charlie tested out the elf ears!

We decorated the tree with our two little helpers and it went pretty well. We had a few upsets about who could be on the ladder and wanting to put heavy ornaments on little branches, but we sang songs and tried to keep it light.





This is a new ornament that I purchased during our recent trip to Disney. It will be a sentimental one for sure!

Charlie decorated this branch of the tree and I just didn't have the heart to "fix" it.






Santa Wishes

We took the kiddos out for burgers and to browse toys and books at Barnes and Noble. Periodically we will go to just let them look and touch and wish. They know we aren't buying, but like to look anyway. I like to see what holds their attention!



She is amazed by this stuff! Barbie books were another big thing to her as were the loom bands. At age 4 she likes it all!

This toy is a little young for Char, but he loved it and carted it all over. Then, he caught sight of board books that have buttons to make animal sounds!

Now to see what Santa brings!




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving

We had a laid back kind of Thanksgiving spent enjoying the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, a few crafts, a yummy meal, and time spent together.



The kids had fun making and wearing these pilgrim hats. Sarah Graves was a little put out that it was a boy hat, but she got over it!

A belly shot! Olivia will be here in a few weeks!

Nay brought a fun project to make turkeys out of Oreos and candy corn. Charlie was pretty much only into eating his!


Sarah Graves offered to make decorations and she chose to make a picture with each person's name on it to go at their plate.

Not pictured here is all the shopping we enjoyed that night! Pops and Sarah Graves headed off to Wal-Mart and Target on their excursion; while Lovie, Nay, and I headed off on our own. Aaron and Charlie chose to watch LSU play (Pops recorded it to watch a little later) and relax at home.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Two Little Turkeys

 My two little turkeys had a fun time making this Thanksgiving craft!

 She has really gotten her pose with her hand on her hip down!


This is how he smiles for a picture - like a gangsta!

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Bowl Hat

Where do kids get crazy ideas? Recently, Charlie dumped out the contents of his bowl on his high chair tray and proceeded to put the bowl on his head! As you can see, he was quite pleased with himself, too!


Not to be outdone, Sissy had to try it out for herself! 

Needless to say, baths followed quickly!