Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Homecoming at The Capstone

Last Saturday was Homecoming for our beloved University of Alabama! We continued what has become a bit of a tradition by taking the kids out to the campus (this is the only time we take them out with us and don't get a babysitter or leave them with a grandparent) and skipping the game so we can play with them and enjoy our time on the quad. We had a great time, but it was freezing!! Plus- after chasing these two all day we were more than happy to watch the game from our bed that night!!

We started off our morning at the Hamner Real Estate Parade Party to hang out with friends and watch the parade.

Lydia was a hit with her cutie houndstooth pants and precious red swing coat! I looked down several times and thanked God for giving me a girl to dress up so cute and frilly!
Meanwhile, Anderson found a tree and several boys to climb with and spent the bulk of the morning happily being a B-O-Y!

We were able to meet up with my best friend Ashley and her husband Greg. Lily Kate and Will got to visit for a brief second before we headed to the Quad.

Check out the adorable cookie! You know around here we have a thing about The Bear's houndstooth hat- well Saban wears a Straw Hat to all the practices with a red band and an Alabama script "A". So people have started wearing the straw hats now and apparently, making cookies to match!
Then we trucked it over to the Quad to our tailgating spot. By now the weather had really surprised us all. It was FREEZING. The high was supposed to be 56, but I can assure you it never got to 56 that afternoon!
the girls snuggling with our girls
(L to R) Jamey, Kennedy, Nikki, Libba, Lydia, and me
How sweet is Libba snuggling on Lydia??
We also ran into Ms. Bethany

Check out all of the fun activities for the kiddos on the Quad

Anderson never met a slide he didn't like!!
Lydia finally crashed and decided to go to sleep. I'm a bit of a nap nazi, we really try to stick to a schedule for the kids--but it was a special occasion and I figured when she gets tired enough she'll lay down in the stroller and go to sleep. It probably also helped that I bought her a blanket from a vendor on the quad so she could get nice and warm.

After about an hours or so she woke up and we decided it was time to head home and thaw out! So we rode the shuttle to our lot (Anderson LOVED riding the big Alabama bus) back to our car!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Look- alike??

I have been meaning to scan this in for a while now... This is a pic of me at around 2 years old. The pic I posted of Lydia isn't the best one, but I think that those of you who have seen her recently will agree that I FINALLY have someone in this house that looks like ME! ;-)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Fair

So a couple of weeks ago- can you tell I'm behind?- we took the kids out to the fair! I was a little worried about how much they would have for Anderson's age group, but several friends said there was a lot to do even for the little ones. I think I can safely say that little man had a blast! If you don't believe me- check out this first pic of him. That would be his very first roller coaster ride and he was on the FRONT ROW! He loved it!

Walking the midway...

Ahhh- SUGAR!!

"Why can't I ride anything??" ;-(

Winning his sister a prize penguin!

Mommy even got into the action by riding down this very high yellow slide.

It was a great family night. I love that they are getting old enough to do stuff like this!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

We celebrated Jeff's 43rd Birthday yesterday! (He'll kill me later for putting his age on here!) Anderson and I baked him a cake. Anderson has gotten really in to helping me in the kitchen lately. They do all sorts of baking at school, so he loves being able to help at home! Of course, it totally helps to bribe him with getting to lick the beaters!! :-)

Lydia supervised! Ha! HA!

And I got this cute shot of the kids playing in the "cave" in our kitchen. It's actually the desk area with the chair pulled out, but for a three year old with an imagination it can be a great adventure!!

Jeff and I celebrated by having a sitter come and watch the kids while we ate a very yummy dinner at Surin and kicked back with a drink at Innisfree afterwards! It was wild and crazy- we were home by 9:30! Ha!!
Jeff- You are such a blessing to our family and everyone who knows you. Thank you for being the wonderful person that you are. Our children are so lucky to have such a loving, hands-on Dad...and I am lucky to have a man who leads a life of integrity and works hard for, but plays hard with his family! We love you so very much!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Some randoms....

These are a few random pictures taken last weekend. We went to a little friend's birthday party and Anderson had a "Hair-raising" time!

These were taken before church Sunday morning.