Friday, September 30, 2011

Tummy Time

 This little girl LOVES lying on her tummy.  She is either one of 2 places these days--either on the floor rolling around on a blanket or jumping around in her exersaucer.
 Grayson loves to give her crawling lessons.  This scares me just a little--don't want her to start too soon. 
 Grandmother Ruth made Caroline this amazing quilt.  The kids LOVE it!  Grayson enjoys reading all of his books to Caroline---it is so much fun to watch the 2 of them together.  Caroline smiles and giggles when her big brother is around.

 I love this!!  This is what I see now when I go in her  room to get  her up from her naps--she's getting so big!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Surprise Visit

 Andrew called me on Sunday night to let me know that he and his girlfriend, Sarah, would be in town and would be stopping by on Monday.  What a nice surprise!  Grayson looked forward to his visit from Uncle Andrew ALL DAY!  They finally made it for dinner and got to hang out for a few hours with the kids. 
 Grayson enjoyed every. single. second.
 And Caroline was happy too, showing off some of her new tricks. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apple Pickin'

 This weekend we decided to go to Ellijay and pick some apples. 
 Grayson had so much fun picking the apples off of the trees and putting them in our bag. 

 We also took a tractor ride around the farm to see all of the apple trees and the other fruits and veggies that they're growing.   We finished off our visit with some yummy apple cider and a delicious peach slushie!  I'm sure we'll be back in a few weeks to get some Fuji apples--they weren't ready for picking yet.

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Birthday Bash

 This past weekend, the Hayes' family came to visit us.  It was Sophie's birthday, so we had brownies to celebrate.
Watching the daddys work in the backyard
 The main reason for our getting together was to celebrate Grandmother Ruth's 85th birthday!   So on Saturday we loaded up and headed to Covington for the evening.  All of the family was there so it was a really great time to visit, catch up, and get some family photos! 
 This is Grayson's "smiley" face.  It was kind of humorous but at least he was looking at the camera--this is progress.  He's never been one to like getting his picture taken.
All of the Hayes' family

All of the great-grands

 Caroline got some one-on-one time with the birthday girl!!

The whole clan!  Everyone was there!
 The kids really enjoyed the extra time with each other.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Second Stop-A Visit with the Hayes'

 On our way home from Pawley's, we stopped at Chad's parent's house to spend some time with them for a few days.  Grayson got to visit the beach one more time.  We were just planning on a little (dry) walk on the beach to pick up shells, but of course he went straight for the water--oh well...
 He did some swimming with the cousins.
 And lots of playing...
 it's nearly impossible to get them all to sit still for a picture.

We're so excited to welcome a new cousin on that side of the family in January!! Aunt Kari is having another baby girl!!  Thanks Grandma and Pops for an awesome visit and for taking such good care of Dakota while we were at Pawley's!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pawley's Island 2011

Last week we enjoyed an amazing summer vacation at Pawley's with the entire Trammell family. We did exactly what we enjoy doing the most at Pawleys--relaxed on the beach and had no plans for the day.  Grayson loved the water, the sand, everything--and he got lots of time with Mimi and Papa.  The girls did great on the beach--napping and just hanging out.  I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking....

                        Thanks, Mimi and Papa, for such a relaxing, much-needed vacation!!!  It was          fabulous--already looking forward to next summer!!!