Monday, May 22, 2017

Holiday Road

We are OFF!!!! Headed for our week in Destin, Florida!  We left on Friday evening with plans to stop in Montgomery, Alabama for the night and a visit to Auburn the next morning before finishing our trip to Destin.

Loaded up!
 2am in the hotel room- everyone finally fell asleep in the car about 10pm and were WIDE awake for their first hotel stay.  Needless to say they were excited! Dan found a hotel with a two bedroom suite so the boys had their own room and Annie shared a room with Dan and me.
Of course they were up early, so we got right to Auburn first thing! 

 Lemonade was a hit! ;)
 We sweet talked a security guard to let us into the stadium....
 Pretending to be Aubie!
 Quick pick up game of football...
 War Eagle!
 Leaving Auburn...headed to Florida!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Willie's Last Day of School

Willie finished his year in the 2's class! Way to go Will! Look how big you got this year!

First Day Picture
 Last Day of School

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boys' Night Out

The boys went out to play golf with their Daddy this weekend- it was Willie's first time moving past the driving range.  Dan sent me these pics....I think it was a good time!

Sunday, May 7, 2017


It's Derby time in the city!!!! Lots of fun things go on in our city this month, and the hot air balloon race is my favorite among them.  I woke the boys up to head to the race this year and we had one fun adventure! 
 Balloons everywhere!
 They loved waving and yelling goodbye when the balloons each took off.
 Love these boys and had so much fun with them! 
Harrison and I snuck out one early morning, while the rest of the family slept, to go to Dawn at the Downs.  My sweet Aunt Sis got us into the backside with all of the news folks, horse stables, trainers, jockeys, etc.  It was really, really cool to be in the thick of it all.
 Mike Tirico was standing right next to us as we watched the Derby and Oaks horses walk from the stables to the track for their workout. 
 Harrison's Derby pick this year, Patch!
 Harrison with his float for his school Derby parade- his theme was the Olympics.
 Our neighborhood Kroger makes the garland of roses for the winning Derby horse each year and invite the city to come watch the night before Derby. We were excited to see....and to "walk" the red carpet!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

15 Months Old

Annie is 15 months old today! This girl is a HOOT!  She keeps us laughing and always on our toes, that's for sure.  Our lives would not be nearly as exciting without our Annie Kate!
At 15 months, Annie is.....
-wearing size 4 diapers and size 18 months clothes,
-sleeping through the night MOST nights (This has been a struggle for her always.  About half the time, she wakes up between 3 and 5am for warm milk and a fresh diaper.  We joke that she knows she's our last baby and is trying to stretch out the baby days for me. Ha! Obviously I don't mind too much or she would've been forced to cry it out by now.),
- takes one good nap a day and is a happy girl for bedtime- she crashes hard,
-partial to some foods more than others...favorites right now are cheese, yogurt, noodles and apples,
-loving to dance! We often have family dance parties and she climbs on the couch to stand up and dance.  I need to get this on video soon!,
-enjoying pretend play- especially with babies and toy food. She pushes her baby in the stroller and plays in the toy kitchen in the basement with her food,
-all about her big brothers.  She often says their names as soon as I go in to get her in the morning.,
-talking up a storm! She repeats everything.  Will proudly announced recently that he taught her a new word...penis.  Sure enough, she repeated it when he excitedly demonstrated her new "trick". Ha!,
-and just tons of fun in general!  She can always make us smile!
 Wild thing at her 15 month well check!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Summer is coming!

Some sweet sights that look like we are ready for summer!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Date Night

Wahoooo! Dan's parents offered to babysit so that we could hit the town, and we took them up on it!  We went to dinner and got to sit, eat at the same time, without interruption- it was a real treat! I'm super lucky to have such a handsome, sweet date!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kindergarten Presents....

   Harrison had the speaking part of one of the narrators so he was asked to dress up as a storybook character- he chose to be one of the three little pigs!
These two ladies are just the best...Harrison's teachers this year.
The crew with our little star!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Fun

We tried to cram in as much Easter fun as we could this year.  The kids love the egg hunts- especially our little sugar king, Willie! Ha!
Neighborhood egg hunt and party
Hard to tell here, but H was dressed up as the Easter bunny.  He walked around greeting some of the little kids- the boy does love to be in character!
Willie's school party and egg hunt...
Safe to say, Annie didn't love the visit with the Easter bunny. ;)
Annie's first egg hunt with the Holeman cousins.....
Easter morning! (Let it be known that HTH found his basket so quickly that I didn't have the chance to grab a picture of him with it!)
This was the best family pic we got- almost everyone looking!
Thankful for these little blessings!