Tuesday, June 29, 2010


i don't know who is more proud...reed or his brothers!

Monday, June 28, 2010


i'm not a huge fan of the blueberry.  but the other 4 people that live in this house think that little blue berry is a little piece of heaven.  it is by far one of chase's favorite foods, and i'm not sure that he likes that the little people love them as much as he does.  because...they don't last very long around here.  he even has my grandmother bring him this blueberry congealed salad jello thing with a whipped, cream cheese topping every time she comes.  and then he gets mad when william and wes devour half of it before he gets home.  anyway...3 summers ago, we planted some blueberry bushes along our side fence in hopes of him getting a bowl of cereal out of the deal.  they don't bloom the first summer you plant them.  last year, he fought with the birds.  this year....he covered those suckers up with netting early, and he has way more than a bowl of cereal.  bumper crop, people!! 

and since he loves me, he planted some blackberries as well.  because those are actually good!

even though our few bushes are doing very well, they won't supply him with enough to make it through the winter.  so this past weekend, we went to pontotoc to pick our own.

william and wes started out picking, but they ended up eating most of their harvest.

and they thought it was great fun to feed reed in the process.  poor kid was stuffed!  

after an hour, we came away with this. 

and apparently that isn't enough.  we are headed back in a week or two for more.   but let me state for the record...i don't care how many blueberries we have in our freezer.  i'm not making that blueberry jello congealed thing.  he'll have to call mamoo for that!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

the anticipation was built,

and toy story 3 did not disappoint!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

swimmer #3

reed got tired of watching his brothers have all the fun this summer.  or either he didn't want them to get too far ahead of him...because guess who can float??  toss him in, and he pops up just like this. 

now if i could just get him to ride his bike by next summer so they can all just trek to the country club, i'll be in business!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

t-ball season comes to an end,

and since my car said that it was 100 degrees yesterday...we aren't really all that sad around here!!  it is some kind of hot out there! 

the last game was a scorcher, but it was by far the best game of the season.  the little people looked like they actually knew what they were doing!  then we topped off the season with pizza and trophies! 

now we are hanging up our cleats and hitting the pool!

Friday, June 18, 2010

vbs 2010 is in the books!

and we know some bible verses, new songs, dances, have cool crafts, and are very tired!!  :) 

a few days before vbs started, we had a kickoff party.  everybody got wet!

then we spent the week on the high seas learning about God's word!


and reed got to spend everyday for an entire week playing with his best friend, griffin!

now...we need a nap to recover from the voyage!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

henson beach trip

with 7 kids under the age of 4, i'm not sure that i came home from vacation any more relaxed...but it was fun to all be together.  and i think my belly will be full for about the next 2 months!!

let's see if i can sum up the trip in the pics below.  

excited to sleep in the "beach beds"

swimming, floating, chillin'

our favorite...cosmo's for dinner and "dirty" dancing (and pickles)

elevator rides

walking along the bay

more pool

water sliding

boat watching

eating ice cream (just the cone for reed!)

snow cones and playgrounds

looking cute

the beach, of course

dancing at lulu's


throwing a fit when we had to leave the go-carts (don't judge me because i took pictures...it was pretty durn funny!)

we are supposed to go back at the end of july (if the beaches aren't black by then).  and i'm gonna sleep from now until then to prepare for it!!