Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Terrific Uncles

Our kids are very blessed for many different reason and on of those reason is having such wonderful Uncles. Today I am dedicating this post to Lawson and Wesley's uncles!

Uncle Ryan showing Wesley early how to dunk!!! SCORE!! We plan on sending the kids to Ryan to teach them about basketball and golf!

Uncle Will is so much fun and just a big kid! While we were in VA, he spent his afternoon off of work to hang out with us!! The kids had a blast!!

Uncle Taylor babysat Lawson and Wesley this weekend while Collins and I went out to dinner for our anniversary! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!

Last, but never least, Uncle Chad who is watching them from heaven!
I am sure Aunt Lauren is reading this and saying "Hey what about me???" Sorry sis, you are wonderful too, but today it is about the boys!!
We Love you Will, Taylor, Chad, and Ryan!!! You guys are the best & thank you for being such great Uncles!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Kids' Second Home

All kids big and small love a little hide away. Here is what resides in our home now! Lawson was very quick to point out that this fort was for "KIDS ONLY."

No, we did not buy a new hutch. 1) we don't have a flat screen TV 2)we have no place to put something this size. Collins helped our neighbors move this furniture in and he asked to have the box for the kids. Daddy was pretty smart because THEY LOVE IT!!!

Their super cool daddy cut our windows and a door!!
The kids got a chance to decorate the place with crayons and stickers.
Daddy saying hello!

Wesley is in hog heaven, they pretty much have moved in!

Lawson saying hello!
At night time Daddy set up the fort in Lawson's room for her to spend the night in. How cool is that???
Wesley not wanting to leave, can't say I blame him.
Lawson did not make it the whole night in the fort. When I went to check on her around 1AM she had moved back to her bed. This fort/box has been in our home for over a week now. I have no idea how we are going to get it out without a few tears!! Thank goodness for bonus rooms. When the time comes super-cool Daddy is going to have to figure that one out too!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

No pot of gold here

I don't know if you can tell from the picture but there was a rainbow in our front yard this weekend. Unfortunately, there was no pot of gold at the end!!!

Like my Mommy

My son has inherited this from me....

We can't take the heat!!! Sorry buddy!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Meredith College Visit and Lawson Talk

Lawson has been extra funny the last few days. I need to walk around with a tape recorder because the girl really does crack me up!!

On Tuesday I told Lawson are plans for Wednesday. Our conversation:

M: Lawson, tomorrow we are going to see Siena and Britain.

L: Yeah!! Where are we going?

M: We are going to see them at Meredith College.

L: (giving me a puzzled look) Mom, I thought you told me I had to go to kindergarten before I went to college

M: Laughing so hard I couldn’t say anything else...but I was thinking and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ect...

L: I crack you up, don’t I!!

M: Yes, you do. Yes, you do!!

We get to MC College and the girls are beside themselves to see each other. Siena informs us the MC is her college and she is going to MC. Rock on sister!! Lawson is impartial right now, but give her time.

The girls immediately hold hands and walk to our destination at the pond.
As luck would have it I had to buy bread on the way to MC for our sandwiches. Rather then taking just the bread I needed for sandwiches I took the whole loaf to the pond (not thinking). Guess who needs to buy more bread? The MC geese & turtles ate good yesterday.

We brought our soccer balls to play with too...

This really didn't last that long!

As we are leaving the amphitheater to eat lunch Charity had a bad turn of events and dropped her video recorder. At that point the life of the video recorder looked bleak and Charity was very upset. Lawson sees that Ms Charity is very upset and says to her “Don’t worry; they have those on sale at Target.” Lawson really did lighten the mood!!

Then getting back in the car Lawson found a nickel and told me to give the nickel to Ms Charity to help buy a new video recorder. So stinking cute!! I am happy to report, Charity called me and the video camera is not broken!!

Wesley was the only boy in the group!! This picture pretty much says it all...wait for me girls!

Wesley being Wesley!
Great smiles!!

Future MC Grads...next time we can add Britain to the picture (she was asleep)

I love going to MC!! We saw the new soccer fields and the new apartments. Beth just wrote me and said we need to get a MC reunion together. I could not agree more!!! The college is special but the friendships that I made at MC are priceless!!! Love you MC girls!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MC Roommate Reunion

While I was up in VA I got to see my MC roommate. I haven't seen her since she was pregnant with Davis (age 5). It had been a while! It was so nice to finally meet her adorable kids and see her beautiful home. The kids got along so nicely! I bet if we were closer we would be getting together a lot for play dates! Davis was such a great host... he took Lawson on the home tour and showed her every room. It was so sweet!!!

Me and Karen

Wesley, Morgan, & Davis (Wes made himself right at home with the toys)

Lawson and Morgan!!

The kids had a blast doing laps in her home

In theory this is a great idea! Karen's kids stayed still!

Karen it was wonderful seeing you! Hopefully, it won't be 5+ years before we see each other again!

When all else fails...

I am not incriminating myself...I am just saying....
Butler didn't think it was so funny!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Visit to Nana's School

We got to visit Nana's school where she is the BIG BOSS, the Principal!! Very cool!! I told them Nana is the only principal I want to meet in a school office, otherwise they are in big trouble. I don't think they know what I am talking about!!

Lawson loved all the "paper" in her office that was available to write on

Wesley just like the fact her chair went round and round!!

Am I going to detention for this???

This picture cracks me up for some reason!! They look so studious at a school yard playground.

Notice Lawson's Fancy plume pen and paper

It was fun visiting Nana's school. It is crazy to think in one year Lawson will be at an Elementary school going into Kindergarten.

National Aquarium

Tuesday was my dad's turn to take me and the kids out for the morning. It was another beautiful day and we were are very excited for our 2 part adventure. The first part was going on the Metro. We drove to dad's office and took the Roseland Metro to DC. This particular metro contains one of the longest escalator shafts of the line. It was our luck that the escalator going down to the metro did not work. LOVELY!!
We ventured to walk down roughly 1000 (slight exaggeration) of steps. I put on my big girl face and tried not to act scared but let me tell you, those grated lines on the escalator were beginning to wave a little and my knees were knocking! Plus the entire time we were making our way down on the loud speaker they were saying "WARNING, WARNING" I am thinking "Yep, this is exactly what I want to hear since it was this Metro system that crashed not even a month ago" Lawson started freaking out and asked Dah to carry her the rest of the way down. Luckily, we made it and within minutes our journey down the esculator was forgotten.

Here is Lawson and Dah on the Metro!!

Wesley on the metro, just soaking it all in

On to the Aquarium...I don't know about you but when I think of 'National' anything I think BIG, GRAND, even SPECTACULAR...well, the National Aquarium is anything but that. Don't get me wrong it was nice, but it is a tad disappointing. I think it was the fact when you get to the Aquarium and you have to go through security, to a gated elevator, to the basement and low and behold is the National Aquarium. At least we can say we have been there and done that!

One cool section they had was about Guam...we use to live there!

Stay still little girl!

There is the smile I love!!

Dah and his grand kids

Mommy and the kids...can't I get ONE SMILE??? Do I always have to bribe you guys?

If you ask Lawson what her favorite part of the day was, she would say riding on the Metro!! As for me- I could of passed on that part. I couldn't move my thighs for a day because they were so sore. Note to self- work out you are showing your age!!

Thanks dad for the fun morning!! We love you!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

This is how she rolls...

Cool Cat Lawson!

Check out her sweet ride!

Yep, she pretty much thought she was COOL STUFF!!

Looking good babe!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh my!!

Last week I spent in NOVA with my parents and family. It was a great week!! I have lots to post!!

On Monday we went to the National Zoo with my mom and sister. It was a perfect day, warm but not too humid, to go to the zoo!! We saw EVERYTHING!! 9 times out of 10 when you go to the zoo all of the animals are sleeping. The animals were awake and gave a great show! We had a wonderful time!! The kids really seemed to enjoy themselves.

Lion- King of the Jungle

Tiger- he was amazing

Panda Bears- Okay, one was asleep! The other one we could never find but we did see him scratching his backside on the door
Lawson drinking from the tiger fountain

I am watching you!!

The ape was so much fun to watch
This Ape came right up to Wesley to check him out and Wesley gave out a good scream!

Watching the Apes

Taking a little rest eating our cotton candy and lemonade


Lawson's favorite part was the mist machines!

Seriously, she could of played in these all day

Wesley enjoying watching the panda bear sleep!

The Sloth Bear- he gave a great show too!

Yep, it was a fun day!!! The only thing missing were the giraffes. Lawson kept on asking to see the giraffes and what do you know they were none at the zoo. They had been moved for construction. Go figure!! I was worried she was going to be upset, but in typical Lawson fashion she shrugged her shoulders and said "okay" and moved on. Good girl!!

Thank you Lauren and Mom for taking us to the zoo!! We had so much fun!!