Monday, April 21, 2014

Getting Ready for Baby

 Here is an update for some... we are expecting baby #3! 
We are all very excited about this new addition to our family. 
The boys are ready to meet their new sister. 
Here are a few pictures of getting the room ready. 
From guest/school storage/junk room to guest room/nursery.

I wanted to paint but I didn't know that would mean hand painting all of the joints in the wood paneling. 

This is a peg board we had left over from when Micah (Santa) built Grant's workbench.
I painted it chevron and am using it in the room for storage. 

MJ removing the hardware off of my nightstand from when I was little so we could give it a face lift. 
Micah and Grant sanded it so I could paint it an antique white. 

Here is Grant helping to put the crib together.
It is really cute when he says alan wrench. 

MJ is checking to make sure all of the screws are tight enough. 
There is the chevron peg board with baskets for storage. 

Guest side of the room. 

Baby side of the room. 
The crib with our farm animal bedding that we have used with both boys.
It brings a little piece of Georgia into the nursery and a smile to my face. 

The sweet pink pig (from Davis BBQ) we had with the boys and now our girl.
Grammy made sure she had her first baby doll waiting for her when she gets here.

We are so blessed and excited to welcome this new baby into our family.
More pictures to come soon... 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Silly Boys!

I am amazed at how big the boys are getting and how well they play together. 

Grant realized he could fit in his tool bench. 

He likes to hide in there. 
They also like to dress up in costumes. 

MJ's hulk face. 
Here they are arguing about who gets the Hulk glove that makes noise. 

Eventually they share.... or argue some more. 

March Snow!

We haven't had very much snow this year but when it does the boys and Micah get really excited. 
It started snowing late one afternoon and Micah and the boys played in the snow until 7pm. 
Here are a few pictures from their fun. 

Grant and the giant snowflakes. 

Mr. Snowman... they boys used chalk for his face and Grant's bicycle helmet for the hat. 

What better way to warm up than with hot chocolate in a Georgia mug. 

Grant all wet from the snow. 
MJ and Grant with their snowman. 

MJ enjoying his hot chocolate. 

Baseball 2014

MJ is playing baseball again this year! 
Micah is helping coach his team again, this year they are the Red Wings. 
Red and Black just like the Georgia Bulldogs so we love that. 
Grant enjoys watching some but he mostly likes playing on the playground while the baseball game is going on. We really enjoy this time of year and getting to see people in the community. 

MJ and Grant on opening day March 22nd 2014

MJ's team being announced. 

Go RedWings! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Snow Day

A couple of weeks ago... maybe it was last week... I can't keep up with days/weeks anymore... anyway it snowed at our house. The boys had a blast playing in the snow but were sad when the snow turned to rain and it all melted rather quickly. 

MJ getting ready to launch this snow ball/brick thing at me. 

Grant just being Grant. 

I love how you can see the big snow flakes in the picture
and the look on MJ's face after making the perfect snowball. 

Grant pushing all the snow off of the table. 

My sweet boys! 

Snow ball fight! 

MJ Turns 7!

I should begin this post by saying I failed in taking pictures of this birthday for MJ. 
We had a family game night theme party and the games we played were outside. 
We played balloon stomp (everyone ties a balloon around their ankle and then you have to stomp other balloons but keep yours from getting popped), Twister and Giant Jenga (one of the perks of living at a Young Life camp, life size Jenga). As I said before I should have pictures of all of these games but I don't... because I was playing the games too. :) 

MJ opening gifts. 

Happy Birthday MJ!
He looks a little embarrassed. 

But I know MJ and he loves the attention! 

Christmas 2013

This Christmas was a quiet one, but we had a lot of fun! 
I love how Christmas has transformed as I have gotten older from material gifts, to gifts of laughter and memories. God is so good in how He has blessed us and Christmas just amplifies His love for us. 
Here are a few pictures from our unseasonably warm Christmas. 

The boys playing with the remote control car they got from Davis BBQ!
They just had to build a ramp. 

Here is our Christmas tree... it is still sparse looking
but a vast improvement on last year.
Santa brought sleds and a snow brick maker and a snow ball maker
we just haven't had any snow to play in yet. 

MJ checking out his Disney Infinity game.
Grant checking out his tools and workbench. 

Grant loves to build... or take things apart and try to put them back together again. 

Both of our boys love the Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister.
They currently have a record of counting how many times the
car goes around before it falls or stops.
Then we went to Nana and Pops.
MJ got this cool bicycle helmet. 

Grant was opening something... probably his Mater truck. 

The boys also had fun playing with some Christmas stickers from Davis BBQ.