Saturday, March 31, 2012

This Child

Oh, yes.  This child is a MONKEY! (Yes, that is a bruise on her cheek!)

 She attempts to crawl on EVERYTHING.

 She's our little "stinker winker" (as Grayson calls her).
And speaking of monkeys....
We are super excited to have a little birthday celebration for a special 3 YEAR OLD  next weekend!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

 This past weekend we had our Annual Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt.  It was so much fun this year because Grayson was really in to finding the eggs.  Although as soon as he found one, he stopped to open it so that he could retrieve the treat.  Meanwhile,  all the other 30 children are finding all the remaining eggs.  So, he only ended up with about 2-3 eggs per yard, but he didn't seem to mind. 
Caroline was a good sport as she just watched this year.

The traditional shot of all the kids.  However, Grayson refused to be in the picture.
Grayson and his sweet friend, Turner....
 those two had a BLAST together!
Searching for the treat inside

A few of Caroline's friends--nearly impossible to get a decent picture!

Caroline has a new infatuation for babies!

Such a fun time with neighborhood friends!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

 We are loving this Spring weather that we've been having the past few weeks.  This weekend, I took the kids to "Touch a Truck" in downtown Kennesaw.  Grayson wasn't too interested in the trucks.  We found out later that he was sick so that explains a lot of his behavior. 

 However, he did find a few things he enjoyed.  This man dressed as a truck was one of his favorites.  He kept calling it the Chick Fil A cow.
 And he got to pet the Sheriff's horses.
 Caroline just hung out and enjoyed people-watching.
 Exploring the police car....
 He spent a little bit of time on his new bike.  He was really not feeling well by the end of the day, so we'll have to try out the bike once he's feeling better. 

 Caroline is changing so much EVERYDAY!  Her newest trick this past week was standing on her own.  Now she's really good at it and does it all the time.

Caroline had a playdate with one of her neighborhood friends. 

She loves wearing this stethoscope.  So most of the time we catch her crawling around like this.

Friday, March 16, 2012

3 Years Old!

 Grayson started his BIG day with a bowl of "oatmeal with sprinkles"!
 After getting dressed, we headed up the street to spend the morning with his sweet friend, Turner.  Once again, we sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed a cupcake!
 After dinner, we had MORE cake and icecream!  It was a day full of treats!  Grayson is such a sweet, naive little boy.  He never once asked for a birthday present--he's perfectly content with cake! We ordered him a tricycle, but it has not arrived yet, so he'll be getting it this weekend.
 Caroline waited patiently while we enjoyed our cake and icecream.  
We headed downtown the next night to celebrate with his favorite meal--pizza!  So after eating at Marietta Pizza, he got to play on the playground....
 and watch some breakdancers on the stage (Chad was entertained)...
 and Grayson did  a little dancing himself.
 We took advantage of the amazing flowers....

 and a kind man offered to take a family picture for us!
We can't believe our little boy is 3!  He is such a blessing to our family!  
We will keep celebrating this weekend (hopefully with a new bike!) and then once again over Easter weekend--with the Trammell family! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

11 months and a Haircut

Caroline is now 11 months old and a lot has happened in the past 2 weeks.  
She LOVES Dakota.  So she'll stand at the window and "talk" to her for a long time.  Dakota looks thrilled...
 She finally got her top 2 teeth and a few more are on the way. 
She's trying harder and harder to stand up on her own.
 She decided to completely wean herself last week.  So she now eats 3 meals a day.  Nice.  And she prefers her snack spread all over the floor.  She's such a mess!
She is starting to push the walker around the house.  So she's taking some steps with assistance. 
You can see that here.
She is such a happy little girl!

Now...this little BOY has a BIG day coming up!!  He will be 3 on Thursday!  We had a long visit from Mimi last week and a short visit from Grandma too.  So while Grandma was here we took advantage of her hair-cutting skills...
If you look closely, you'll probably be able to figure out how we got him to sit still for so long.  M&Ms are like magic! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

10.5 months

 Caroline is now almost 11 months!!  She is so happy playing and watching her brother.  She keeps herself busy most of the day.  
Every now and then, she gets herself into situations such as this...

She has started to let go of things while standing and she can hold herself up for a few seconds.  It probably won't be too much longer before she walks.  She continues to be a great eater and sleeper.  I'm hoping her 2 top teeth come in quickly as they've been causing a little trouble lately.  It's now time for me to start planning  a birthday party!!