Thursday, July 30, 2009

Orange Beach-2009

Not very many words tonight~we're tired! We had a great time and lots of pictures. I'll try to put more on tomorrow so you can see them all, but we're working on getting unpacked.

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Friday, July 24, 2009


This is how our boy carries himself around our house!! We have GOT to get him some BOY rubber boots. If he is not wearing these, he's wearing Avery's polka dot rubber boots. I just thought this was the cutest picture!!! His trouble cap, New Mexico shirt, Harley Davidson pants, and pink cowGIRL boots!! OUR BOY!!! :)
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Puppy Love

Seems as if Tyson and Pixie have made a bond since we have moved. This is the scene at anytime of the day. Tyson loves to go outside and love on Pix. They are pretty funny! Pixie has gotten to where she will stand over the top of Tyson if he is sitting down. I mean, stand over him so much that Tyson's head is touching Pixie's stomach !! Sweet loves!

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Chocolate FUN!

Oh the fun times of making a chocolate cake and getting to lick the bowl! Tyson practiced a new smile to show everyone. Looks like pixie when she smiles!! :) I wish you could have heard them laughing at him smiling like that. It was fun times for all!
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

We're BIG kids now!!

AAAAHHHHHH!! Walking through sticky, yummy root-beer on the kitchen floor!! So, tyson now thinks that he is big enough to fix his own drinks! Good thing we don't cry over spilled milk (or root beer or kool-aid or juice or any thing liquid) !! They just run to the laundry room and get (usually a clean towell from inside the dryer) something to clean it up! We just tell them "good job cleaning, and maybe next time, ask mom or dad for help!" That never seems to work! Oh well, we'll be sad when they are ACTUALLY big enough to fix their own!
We had a great weekend! Josh kept the kids on Saturday so I could come in and go to Ashley's baby shower. It was nice when I said I was on vacation everyday, and after keeping the kids one day, Josh said that I was NOT on a vacation. It was good for him to see all that we do in the day~makes us appreciate each other more! ;) We took the kids to the pool Friday night and it was so nice out. Avery swam from the shallow end to the deep end without us in the pool! Josh was a nervous wreck! She is SO confident in the pool. She is doing great! We are just waiting for Tyson to bail in, but he is doing pretty good following the rules at the pool. Sunday was great. We stayed around the house and waited on the afternoon so we could go out for our usual "wait on the ice cream truck" play time. I think that is our favorite time of the week! Josh and I enjoy it SO much. We didn't get ice cream, guess we missed him, but we still had a great time. We went to the board walk and met Zane and his family for dinner. We had a nice visit. Hope everyone has a great week!! We are on the count down to vacation!! We leave Sunday for Orange Beach, Alabama.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009


You know it's good when I am blogging at midnight!

WOW!! What a story! We'll start with:
"The things I can do with a brand, a wire brush, and a hook" ~Josh Windham~

So, about 8:45 last night, the wind started to blow pretty good, so we went outside to "tidy" up a little before the rain. While Josh was putting the lid on the sandbox and I was putting the rocking chairs a little closer to the house, we heard a very loud noise then voices from down the road. We ran to the fence to see what happened and saw that a tree had fallen across the road and a car was stopped and someone was out and yelling loud enough for us to hear. Josh took off down the road barefoot, shorts and no shirt on! Thank goodness no one was hurt. The lady had just moved her car and parked when the tree fell and she was screaming "there is a God!!!" So, Josh comes back home and we settle the kids and sit down to watch TV. Not long after that, the satelite froze up and we just sat and talked until we put the kids to bed. Since it was coming a flood and the lightning was TERRIBLE, we let Avery lay down on the couch and I rocked Tyson then layed him down in his bed. They were both snug as bugs!! As I walked passed the window in the living room I noticed that there were flashing lights coming from down the road so since the kids were out, Josh and I decided to walk out and see if they were really cutting the tree during the middle of a lightening STORM! The rain had just about stopped and we were so happily splashing through the puddles and saw that they were infact taking care of the tree, so we were headed back in when I reached and turned the door knob and it was LOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you read that? LOCKED!! We laughed for a second and wondered what we would do, but I never imagined it would come to what it did!
We stopped for a moment and looked around trying to figure out what we were going to do. We decided since Avery was asleep on the couch, and luckly since the blinds were open, we would just bang on the windows and wake her up. We debated for a while just because we didn't want to scare her! SCARE HER!!! A MACK TRUCK COULD HAVE COME THROUGH WIDE OPEN AND SHE WOULDN'T HAVE MOVED! We did everything we could think of. I must have rang the door bell 10,000 times and Josh even more than me. Now, remember, we are barefoot, and Josh still has no shirt on. It is after 10:00 and the rain was coming down again. We were running back in forth between the front yard to ring the bell, and the back yard to bang on the windows. We debated on breaking a window payne out of the door, but figured out that it was a solid piece of glass and didn't want to have to replace the entore door. We stopped again and looked around, all while banging on the windows praying that Avery would wake up. In the mean time, somewhere around 10:00, my cell phone, Josh's cell phone, and our house phone all rang because mom was worried about us with the bad weather (if she only knew!!!!!)and neither kid woke up. No luck waking her up, so we started grabbing everything we could to try to break in. I was not much help between running back and forth between the windows in the back and the door bell in the front. So, my amazing husband after about 1 and a half hours and ALOT of banging noises broke into the door. We had tried everything, and he finally pulled the frame back far enough with the brand and hammered the hook in enough with the wire brush that both of us were able to get in and get it open. The only thing that saved us from getting the cops called on us because of all the noise we were making was the fact that there were chain saws going just down the road! I really thought we were in trouble the last time I went around to the front and the neighbor was looking out her window when I walked from behind the house to the front, but she just shut off all her lights and didn't come back out!

Wow, what my husband can do with a brand, a wire brush, and a hook!!
I think a little touch up paint will work just fine! At least now we know that no one is getting in without a FIGHT!! If we are here when someone tries, we will know it long before they get in, though the kids will not be bothered by the noise!
Here is our little lady OUT in la la land! She sure sleeps hard! There is nothing bothering her. Guess I would rather have them sleep sound than wake up with every little sound. (though it would have been helpful this one time)
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Simple Sunday's

I think Pixie Girl enjoys her new back yard. This is how we find her in the mornings!! ROTTEN!!
These are my babies waiting for the Ice Cream Truck. We could hear it for about 20 minutes before it actually passed our house, but we were there, waiting and waiting. Avery and Tyson took advantage of the sprinklers to keep cool, Josh and I on the other hand, BURNED UP, but completly worth it to see them jump up and down screaming "I scream for ICE CREAM." (she couldn't quite get the whole song out) Avery got a snowcone and Tyson got a Sour Popsicle. They ate it unitl the last drop, they even shared a little!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Movie Night

How about these glasses!! We took the kids to see ICE AGE in 3-D. They loved it. Avery kept saying that "it almost got me!!" and she thought that it was going to gobble her up!

Avery has been on a role tonight. She got mail from Ninnie and Papa and Brenda, so after leaving the movie, she called Papa and told him thanks for sending her mail and she told him that it was pretty smart for an "old man and an old girl" to send her so much mail!!!!! I was driving and almost ran off the road when she said that. I can't wait to call Ninny and tell her! She'll love it! After we got home, we changed and got ready for bed and that means story time. We were all in Tyson's floor and after setteling both the kids and Josh down, we read a book about puppies that kept digging under the fence and getting in trouble and going to bed without dessert. When we finished, she looked at Josh and me with a terribe face and said, "that mean momma" (I was thinking "mean" because she didn't let them have dessert) but NOT Avery! She said, "if she would take them out on a walk they wouldn't have to dig under the fence to get out. They just want to walk. And anyway, dogs eat dog food, not desserts!!" That's my girl!! Thinking outside of the box for sure!

By the way, she is getting her first book published as we speak! It is in publication and should be delivered to our door in about a week. We cannot wait to see it! She was the author and illustrator for the enitre thing. She just may be going big places in her life!
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Nap Time!!

While Tyson as fast asleep for nap, Avery was HARD at work! She decided that she wanted to write a book. The book is called Joscelyn's world. It is still in the production stage, but I cannot wait for all of you to see it. She is the author and illustrator of the book and I wish you could have see her telling the story as I TRIED to quickly write it down. She was just as excited about the illustrations! She is something else. Wonder what Tyson will come up with when he's her age????
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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I had to post 4 pictures at a time and I should have started at the end of the pictures instead of the beginning so that the pictures would be in order. If you'll go down to the first post of these pictures and work back to the top, you'll see them in order.
We had a great time at Poppy/Da's playing in the water and eating TOO much good food. Since we mentioned good food, we came back in Sunday to eat at Ninny's and it was SOOOO good! There was enough food to feed a small army! Tyson at his weight in food and cake! If no one else enjoyed the food, Tyson did! Avery and Hunter were finished and playing for 10 minutes before Tyson ever got up from the table. I wish you all could have seen him having a CONVERSATION with his cousin Hunter~they talked about who knows what~you know I really think they can understand one another in their language. Sweet boys!
Thanks everyone for a great weekend. Hope you are all enjoying the rain.

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