Monday, April 27, 2009


Cody is the only person I know that would ask for a plate, a lighter, his silly putty and his sparkle birthday candles at the same time. After I lit the candles, he sang Happy Birthday to himself.


Britney spent most of Saturday with her friend Alexis. They went to Rhodes Ferry Park for a family fun day. It turns out that the "fun" was for little kids. So they ended up going to Chuck E Cheese....Shhh...DON'T tell Cody! :)~

Cody has been wanting to go to Hobby Lobby to get yellow silly putty. They didn't have yellow, so he bought himself glow in the dark. He also found a super magnet kit. Cody's a BIG fan of magnets! Last night, he put the horseshoe magnet around his neck, found his hat, put it on sideways and started dancing. Oh, my little thug.


Friday, April 24, 2009

The Little Things

It was absolutely beautiful today. The kids slept late trying to recover from mass quantities of play time with Jake, Chandler, and Ben. We skipped breakfast so by 11:30 their tummies were complaining. I started making sandwiches, and we decided to have a picnic in the backyard. Cody just wanted to make sure I brought the pickles with us. We can't forget pickles! Bobby got the table and chairs off the front porch, and Britney grabbed a table cloth. We started walking toward the back door and Cody was smiling and singing "It's the best day ever" from Spongebob. I can't tell you how that made me feel. It was awesome to see him so happy. It's definitely the little things that mean the most. A picnic is so simple to throw together, and we all had a blast. I sure do love my babies!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Favorite Quote

"I put my finger in the thingy until it works" Said by yours truly while explaining my dieing washing machine's spin cycle to Suzette and David at Logan's. Yes...I am cool :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we went on a Wildflower Hike in Huntsville with Esther's Roamschool group. There's a creek that flows along the trail that looks like it would be full of crawdads. We can't wait to go back in the summer so we can't play in the water!

Duck egg

There were TONS of Inch Worms EVERYWHERE!!!
Cody also found a caterpillar

Best Friends

After the hike, we headed to the Maple Hill Cemetery playground for a picnic lunch.

Karen looks like she's ready for take off:)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Carson's Birthday

The kids and I had a blast at Carson's party. I thought Cody would be forever glued to the trampoline! He LOVED it!!! Britney was literally chased by a herd of boys. She was the only girl playing tag (and she outran all of them I might add:) But I think the best thing was the glow sticks. After it got dark, all the kids got a glow stick or bracelet. They had so much fun running around with their light sabers and seeing just how high they could throw. It was awesome!
Thanks Heather!

Cheaha State Park

We went camping at Cheaha State Park Tuesday through Thursday. Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in Alabama with and elevation of 2,407 feet. It's a beautiful park, with awesome views! Thanks for the invite Esther! We had so much fun!!!

Our campsite

Cody is the tallest person in Alabama!

Bobby said, "Look Cody. You were here on April 1st!" Cody
thought for a moment and said, "I don't remember that."

The view from Bald Rock is amazing.

Hiking the trail by Lake Chinnabee
Can you find the dragonfly?

Our first experience Geocaching

Our last night, we went to The Lodge to have dessert.
Of course we ate fried pickles first:)

Overlook from The Lodge

The blackberry sundae was fantastic!

Where we've been as a family