Saturday, November 26, 2011

JD Gator

An awesome birthday gift of which he’s afraid.

Troy on gator

After riding in it and figuring out how to push the pedal, he opted to get his “Auburn” tricycle and drive around the gator.

Troy behind gator

The next morning, on the way back from church, he said, “Green truck scary”.

Troy, one day it won’t be scary!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A blooming artist?

This past weekend a local nursery had a neat little gathering for kids to play with paint, do some artwork, have a snack, sing some songs and use some instruments.

I found out that Troy loves the instruments!

Megan and CosbyPJ and Troysinging and dancingsinging songsT and Cosby huggingT with his artworkT with the musicTroy funny faceTroy with instruments

We had  a great time. At one point, Troy and a friend were marching around the 5 gallon containers of plants. I suppose this is what is fun to toddlers.

Auburn’s Homecoming

Troy loooooves Auburn – Aubie, football, the logo, the football stadium….well, any football field/stadium for that matter. A few weeks ago he went to his second Auburn game with his daddy and had a blast. Brian said he was enamored by the band, the players, people cheering, pom poms and the atmosphere.

Since he did so good, we decided to take him to Homecoming. It was wonderful that Grandy came along, too. This time Troy made it through half time before we decided it was time to go. Nap time was great that afternoon!

Here are some pics.

T and B


He got a hold of Grandy’s cane and decided it was a microphone. He has a small obsession with singing and performing lately.

T using cane as microphoneTroy and grandy at tailgate

Troy smiling

Our friends stopped by with their little girl. I put this one Facebook and someone said something about them standing like this one day in college….with something other than water in the cups.

troy and susan

He ate and drank pretty much the whole time. Before we got to the stadium, he ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as well as some chips. AT the stadium he had a whole hot dog, cookie, chips, peanuts, some of a brownie and a bunch of water.

We took three trips to the bathroom. Going to the bathroom with a 2 year old at a football stadium is not my favorite thing to do.

T with Grandy at the game

Watching the eagle fly.

Troy with Brian

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Justin 8 Months

Yep, pretty ashamed that I’m now posting this. Barely making it before he turns 9 months. Sorry J!

He’s an absolute delight and has captured my heart. With his sweet smiles, babbles, long stares, crooked smile, crossed over toes on his right foot, growls and screams, he is perfect in every.single.way that I could ever imagine.

Justin 7 month with sign

He’s eating more and more solid foods. In fact, he’s cut back on nursing. Still hasn’t had any formula and I think we’re on our way to him not needing any (fingers crossed). Even if he doesn’t like a food, he will eat it (although he’ll fuss while choking it down).

Loves his brother, bouncing in the jumperoo, sitting on the floor with a little work bench, Mozart cube or noisy bumblebee. Lights up when he sees me, his daddy or Goli. Loves sleeping on his tummy, rolls around to get to toys. Tries getting Troy’s toys every chance he can, will roll and “swim” to get to things. Has started enjoying standing at his activity center to play with toys and push buttons.

justinJustn 1Justin had a pediatric cardiologist appointment the other day and we know his stats:

Weight: 20 pounds, 2 ounces

Height: 28 inches

He is saying: dada, mama, blah, nana, baba, ta, duh. He usually claps his hands together or takes his left hand and pats on his mouth while making noise when he’s hungry, full or wants attention. He does NOT like being left alone in a room. He is fine sitting and watching others (as long as someone is in the room).

With his brother in their matching tiger shirts. I love these applique’s!

J and T in aubie shirt

He is such a joy – and such a GIFT!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Buy pumpkin, place baby next to pumpkin, eyeball where legs should be, carve out legs larger than you expect, carve out inside of pumpkin, place baby inside. When your baby’s belly is larger than the top of the pumpkin, carve it out a little wider, place baby again inside and take some pics. Justin grinning

If you’re lucky, your child will be happy enough to nibble on the pumpkin, too.

J eating on pumpkin

Our front porch d├ęcor:

J on front door

So I also entered him in a photo contest to win a gift certificate. The contest ends today (11/11/11). If you feel inclined, please vote for him. Here’s the link: Vote for Justin!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Syrup Sop

An annual event in Loachapoka, the Syrup Sopping is always fun! Thousands flock to this small town off Highway 14 for biscuits, syrup, fritters, crafts and entertainment!

E and JE with boys 2E with boysJ with LizzyJustinReagan with TT and ATT making apple juicet on little tractorsT with ReaganTroy wavingVanessa with Ava