Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, America!













July 4th is always a favorite in our house! 
It always means a FUN hang-out day with our family at Nana and Pa's! 

Pool? Check! 
Yummy burgers on the grill? Check! 
Homemade strawberry ice-cream? Check! 
"Sprinkles and pop rocks"? Check! 
The best family in the world? Check! Check! Check! 

Thankful for the freedom that living in the United States gives us!

Monday, June 29, 2015

10 Months!


Georgia! My sweet girl! And that smile. That smile! 

OK - two months from now you'll be fists first into a chocolate cake...how can it be?! 

You are the best little girl! Go with the flow, content, relaxed, happy & smiley. You love to play (by playing, of course I mean, exploring every cabinet in the kitchen). We're constantly saying "no! no!" and you just look at us like "what are you gonna do about it?!" You wait until we walk away then race back to continue rummaging. So far we're down 2 coffee mugs =) 

The kids keep you entertained and busy (and out of the bathroom!) They love playing house with you and for the most part you comply. You get easily frustrated when someone takes something away from you - especially when Nolan takes your pacifiers! 

You love naps and continue to go down for about an hour in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon. You're down to two nursing sessions (1:00 and & 7:00) and are in bed for the night around 7:30. Lately teethings gotten you up periodically in the middle of the night. You've had a fever the last several days and constantly have your hands in your mouth. I'm thinking your cutting 2 molars and an eye tooth. Poor baby. =( 

We went to the doctor for your checkup a couple of weeks ago. You are in the 90th percentile for height/weight - 29" and 21.7 lbs!! Our biggest baby!! You wear 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers. Prior to the last few days (where teething is making eating not so fun) you love eating =) Some favorites are cheese, eggs, oatmeal, berries, applesauce, yogurt, beans, and pasta. You also love puffs/cheerios if certain brothers don't eat them before you get a chance...

Georgia Grace, we love you so much! We are so happy that you are a part of our family! Thanks for making us smile every. single. day. 




Sunday, June 28, 2015

Virginia Tech Tennis Camp 2015





Last week Lillianne participated in the VT Tennis Camp. She had a great time playing with her friends, practicing tennis through fun games and learning skills of the game from some of the best coaches around. It was HOT but that didn't slow those kids down - they worked hard and finished the week strong, happy and tired! Hudson loved going to watch them each day (before pick up) and begged to take this weeks camp - so we signed both of them up for another week! 






This evening we took the kids out with the ball machine to get a little practice in before camp tomorrow. I even picked up a racquet for the first time in SIX years and hit against the machine. It felt good - reminded me how much fun the sport is =) 

Lillianne recruited a few kids that were there to participate in her "camp". I snapped a few pics of her showing them how to warm up. Afterward she informed me that "being a coach is hard work!" Oh boy. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Stayin' Cool In The Pool!
















These babies love the water (especially Georgia Grace - her first pool experience was a success!) 

It's Hot!












A few pictures from our lazy summer days. 

Its hot. Real hot. We're laying low trying to stay cool and enjoying the down time that this time of year brings! Lots of play time, ice pops, ball throwing, book reading and sitting in front of the fan =) 



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Slow Start to Summer...











Summers Here! 
We've spent lots of time doing nothing around the house... its been nice! 

Lillianne updated her summer calendar schedule to read "relax". Sounds good to me =)