christmas 2013

We had a great Christmas!! Watching the excitement in Camp is the sweetest thing! On Christmas Eve, Camp looked up in the night sky and saw a blinking red light. He was convinced it was Santa's sleigh with Rudolph leading the way. He immediately ran inside, turned off all of the lights and said he wanted to go to bed!! 

Camp wanted to leave coffee cake out for Santa instead of cookies...

precious angel boy!

two cute buddies ready for santa!

testing out their new gator!

nothing more fun than the aftermath of christmas morning!

christmas morning breakfast...

me and my biggest buddy!!

The boys spent the day playing with their new toys and then we went to Yaya & Bop Bop's for a fabulous Christmas dinner! Yaya always sets the prettiest tables and makes the tastiest dinners! It was a lovely Christmas.

Collinsy got an anywhere chair and the boys look too cute while watching TV.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!!! 


a cruise and christmas festivities

About a month ago, Bebe called to tell me she had put me down as an emergency contact for a cruise that she, Fred, and Chandler were going to take right before Christmas. I ended up inviting myself on the cruise and crashed their vacation!! I'm so happy that I did...we had a blast and it was so much fun to get away and relax! 

Poor Fred was surrounded by women...we only drove him a little bit crazy!! JJ

I spent half of the time in my comfy bunk and watched some great movies! 

The cruise stopped in Cozumel so we found a yummy Mexican restaurant with legit Margaritas. They were soooo good!!

Don't think I'd want to jump over that wall!!

Where I sang Africa by Toto.

I think we may need to make that a yearly family tradition!!! Thanks Mama and Fred for letting me tag along!! 

Fun at Dorothy B. Oven!

lunch at bradley's...yum!!!

Camper napped on the couch all day after an early morning of duck hunting...Collins wanted his brother to WAKE UP!!! :)

And a first...Collins fell asleep while I was holding him. This has never happened!!! I loved it and let him sleep on me for a while before I put him down in his crib. 

Adam took Collins to get his hair cut yesterday and it ended up turning out ADORABLE! 

On Christmas Eve, Jake lets Camp hold him for a bit and Camp thinks it's the coolest thing ever. Here are Camp and Jake watching morning cartoons!

Merry Christmas Eve!!


20 months

This littlest buddy is 20 months old!! I can't believe it!! He is growing and changing every day.

I could only get one picture of him this month and this one will just have to do!! This face is so Collins...I guess it's perfect! :) 

This little buddy is a mess!!! A whiny, silly, sweet mess!! 

He just started saying "No" and while I find it hilarious and even get him to say it all the time, I know it won't be long before it won't be so cute anymore! 

He loves to play with his trucks and tractors. He makes all of the sound effects too.

He loves to play outside!

He LOVES cake pops from Starbucks and he knows the locations of all Starbucks. If we drive by one he'll say, "La La La La!!!" and if we don't stop he starts crying hysterically!! Hahaha!!! 

He is busy, busy, busy!! He loves to climb everything. He'll climb up on the chair, but isn't happy until he's actually standing on the chair...or on the counter!! 

He's sleeping 8pm-7:30am. He always takes a morning nap and will occasionally take one in the afternoon.

He's wearing size 5 diapers, 24 months pants, 24months/2T shirts, and 2T longalls.



I really can't believe that the Christmas season is already upon us!! Ahhhh!! This year has flown by!! 
Here are some pictures from the past month or so...

Collins on Thanksgiving...he sure loves to mow the grass. He is still fascinated with blowers too, but is  frightened of them as well. He likes to enjoy them from afar! :)

Two weekends ago, I took the boys to Trader Joe's. Camp spotted this gingerbread house and had to have it. Typically, I'll get one from Publix that's already assembled and all we have to do is decorate. This kit required me to make my own icing...with egg whites, no less!!! I was very intimated, but the icing turned out perfectly!! I was so proud of myself!!! :)

Camper had a blast decorating/eating.

And Collins enjoyed eating the goodies too!!

We woke up one morning to find Jake helping himself to the gingerbread house!! Camp thought it was hilarious!

Collinsy loves trying on shoes!

December 1st...time for the advent calendar!! 

chic fil a picnic in the front yard...

Last weekend we headed to Charleston with the Edenfields and Micas. We attended the Garden & Gun Jubilee. We had fun collecting any sample/free items we could get our hands on!!! :) It really was a neat display of some pretty cool southern vendors. #lowcountryspoiled #lol #couldntresist

They were serving "free" beer in these cups and although I don't typically care for beer, I actually drank it because I wanted the dang cup!! :) Haha!!

We rented a house down town and this gorgeous house was across the street. It's FOR SALE and I want it! So beautiful!

The gates leading to the garden...

I had so much fun with these girls...they can make me laugh like no other!

I love that I have two boys to help me bake now!!

While checking out at Target today, the cashier asked me if Collins liked popcorn...she gave me a sticker to get some for free and we were both so excited!! There's nothing better than Target popcorn! 

We finally have our tree up and lit...here is Camp putting on the first ornament! His new ornament this year is the red Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Raphael!

We went to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus tonight at Bass Pro Shops. Collins wasn't so sure of Santa, but Camp was sure excited!!

He mailed his Christmas list to the North Pole and I got it back out when he wasn't looking...gotta save it for the baby book!!! Ha!!!

Adam decorated our magnolia tree with the prettiest C9 lights I've ever seen...the colors make me so happy!!! 

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Christmas season!! ;)