Thursday, February 25, 2010

Domestic Diva

Well I think we have a future martha stewart on our hands - cleaning, cooking, cooking while cleaning, we have the works. Seriously - Landrum has a very serious relationship with her vacuum (she calls it a backune)... i heard her hugging and kissing it goodbye the other day in fact :) Yesterday she whipped out her vacuum for a quick clean while still wearing her chef's hat - she was a busy girl that day!

Today we tackled brownies together. I have always imagined I would cook with my little girl - it is something I love to do and let me tell you the apple has not fallen far from the tree. Landrum loves to "cook it" which really just means stir it. Landrum was a huge help with the brownies and I am so glad she likes doing these things together!

This weekend our project is potty training. Landrum is obsessed with the potty and refuses to keep her pants or diaper on right now so i am hoping these are good signs that she is ready! we'll see how it goes :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Landrum's New Dress

I am starting to work on Spring clothes - here is Landrum's new dress...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Let it Snow!!!

We got a rare treat - Snow - and lots of it! We woke up Friday to a winter wonderland as you can see - it was so beautiful! Landrum kept saying "play snowing, play snowing" so after breakfast we put Luke down for a nap and went out to "play snowing" with Landrum. She LOVED it! We suited her up in every bit of winter ware we could find and the result was that she was unable to put her arms down by her side - they just kept popping up! It was hilarious! Today is Sunday and it is sadly melting away... but we are so glad we got to enjoy it!

We're Back!

Ok - I won't even go into all the reasons I have not updated my blog in ages - let's just start a fresh with a new year and go from here - shall we?!
Of course lots has changed and the kids have grown - so I will be sure to include as many pics as possible. 2010 is a new year for us and sure to hold many exciting opportunities, adventures and surely a few challenges, but hopefully not as many as 2009!

We just got home from a great week of vacation in Atlanta where we visited some great friends - who are really family - you know the kind.. We had lots of adventures there - including the aquarium which Landrum adored! We were so excited to share this experience with her - we went when it was not crowded at all so Landrum got to get up close and personal with all the fish! Her favorite was petting the sting rays - she was practically in the pool with them!
We came home and a week later had a very big snow for Mississippi (especially in February) and really enjoyed that - I hope you like those photos - it was so beautiful and such a treat to see the Lord's magnificent creation in this way!

Luke is 5 months old now and growing so big - he is such a joy to our family and his sister ADORES him. They really love each other and can always make one another smile and laugh!

I am not making any real promises but will try to do better about updating the blog with our comings and goings!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Pumpkin Patchin it Up

Saturday morning in Dallas was a beautiful day and we headed to a fabulous pumpkin patch not far from my sister's house. Landrum had her first experience in a bounce house - she was not sure exactly what to do once inside, fortunately it was not super crowded and she was not trampled! She also got to ride a 'train' with daddy, shout at the horses and explore the pumpkins - she loved it!

Trick or Treat Texas Style

This past weekend we went to Dallas to see my sister and her family. Landrum needed some cousin time and everyone wanted to meet Luke. We had such a fun weekend. I laughed and called it Jared's "Man-Sports" weekend as he had a fun filled time. He played golf with an old friend on Friday at a very nice course and had a great round although he has not picked up his clubs in a year and a half! (we are a little busy around here). Then Sunday he and Luke, my brother in law, trucked on over to the new Cowboys stadium with 60,000+ other fans, and experienced the Cowboys beating the Seahawks. Of course we could only afford standing room tickets since all other tickets are so outrageous because they have to pay for that monstrocity! Anyway - he had a GREAT time doing all his 'man' activities. We all had a great time too playing with cousins and trying to do a little shopping (although it is very difficult to accomplish much with 4 kids 3 and under!). Saturday night everyone dressed up and we headed out to trick our treat. This was Landrum's first experience with trick or treating and she loved it! She was a little overwhelmed by all the costumes and got somewhat sidetracked. She kept swing her pumpkin bucket so hard that we lost a good bit of the candy we collected! She really did not care about the candy though. She was one dang cute Pink Poodle!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Fall is Here

Well, atleast technically fall is here. In Mississippi we don't actually have much of a 'real fall' but when the temps are in the 70's I declare it is fall! We went to the pumpkin patch with my parents on Saturday and had such a fun time. It is actually much more than just a pumpkin patch, there is a hayride with lots of stops a long the way to look at various animals - including a Zedonk - yes a zebra donkey mix - really one of a kind! There were performing goats and giant catfish as well as your run of the mill cows, donkeys, chickens and pigs. We all got to pick out our own pumpkins which Landrum loved! I carried Luke in the sling the whole time and he did great!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Babies

We had a sweet friend come and take some pictures of the kids. She is just starting her own photography business and needed some new born photos so it worked out perfectly. We had fun and the children cooperated for the most part. Here are some of my favorites from that day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We are alive! Things are starting to settle into some sort of routine around here. I am at home on my own with the children during the day now.. while I will be honest by about 2:30 we are staring at the clock waiting for Jared to walk through the door!

We took Luke to his 2 week check up with our pediatrician yesterday and had a great visit. He is 6lbs on the dot - we were thrilled! He has really done well with his weight gain and the doctor was very pleased.. all this to say he is still only in the 5th percentile for his weight!! Developmentally he is right on track and looks great! We will have to go back each week for a weight check between now and his 2 month check up, just to make sure he is continuing to gain on track. He does have some problems with reflux that have kept us up during the night, in fact he and i spend most of our night on the couch together.. we started some medicine today and we are hoping that is going to clear up some of our problems..

I will put some more pictures up soon - promise!