Monday, December 27, 2010


 Getting the tree

We had a exciting time picking out our Christmas tree.  We found a beautiful 9' tree at Wright's Christmas tree farm!  Beau carried the measuring poll.

 Our tree smelled wonderful!
 My lumberjacks!

Christmas Eve we had a wonderful dinner, Prime Rib, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, and Cheesecake.  After dinner Beau made cookies for Santa with Aunt Krysti and Uncle Guy.  ( Guy and Beau are eying the cookie dough)

 Beau really enjoyed decorating the cookies.

Avery Kate posing under the Christmas tree.

"Santa ate all the cookies!!!"

Sharing the laundry basket.

I neglected to get a picture of the family on Christmas eve and Christmas morning :(, however we got a lot of video and I can't wait to watch it all.  Beau got a Thomas the Train set from Santa, a pillow pet from his Meme and Grandpoppie, a tool set and take apart CAT tractor fro his Memaw and Poppie, along with various other gifts from us.  

Beau was so cute opening his presents.  He loved each gift so much he felt no need to open the remaining gifts.  Santa left his Thomas the Train set up for him to play with and he played for almost 20 minutes before opeing his first gift.  He did that with each gift- it took almost 2 hours to open everything.  Beau even stopped half way and ate a homemade cinnamon roll (the were fabulous if I do say so myself).  

I got a beautiful pewter measuring spoon set from Ben's parents and the Pioneer Woman Cookbook from my Secret Santa (Krysti).  SO I will post a recipe and will make sure to get a picture of my spoon sets; they are beautiful!! 

We had the most wonderful Christmas ever!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Visit to Santa

Beau was very excited to see Santa this year, but was a little intimidated once seated on Santa's lap.  There were 3 little girl in front of us that were crying and I think Beau was concerned.  Avery however was as happy as a lark and even looked at the camera!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Granny!!

Happy Birthday Granny- We love you!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

 Last night I spent some time decorating for Christmas, I couldn't get it to look quite like it did last year (a good friend of mind did my decorations last year- she is very talented), so I was looking back at the pictures of  the decorations and I found these!!  It is shocking how much Beau has changed in a year!!

This baby boy still loves his books though!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SO I think our child is gifted....

He can sing the Dukes of Hazzard theme song!!  


In all seriousness, he can sing a lot of songs, complicated songs.  Beau can pick out a favorite song on a CD and ask for it or ask for other songs biased upon some of the lyrics.  He can pick out a rythm and can keep the beat.   Not to mention he can count to 15 and can count by odd numbers. 

The grand-finally........................

He can almost say hippopotamus (and I am not sure I even spelled that correctly) 
I hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Monday, November 29, 2010


 Avery had a wonderful time visiting family this Thanksgiving.  Below is a picture of Beau at his first Thanksgiving feast.  To me they really look different....

 Beau was two weeks older than Avery at his first Thanksgiving and was defiantly bigger than she is.  I think he was also a more stable sitter than she is.  I just love these little pictures in Granny's laundry basket. Since their birth dates are so close it is great to commemorate their milestones with similar pictures.
 This was to cute not to post- please note that she has the upside down U shaped mouth when she cries-courtesy of my sister Krysti.

The Bow Stealing- Beau is fascinated with Avery's hair bows and always asks to wear one....

Hair Bows and Camo

 Avery enjoyed some sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving- she loves them!!

Me-Maw and Poppie brought Beau and Avery several gifts- one of which was a wash board for Beau!!  He loves music and I am excited for him to learn to play.  If he can learn to hold the beat he may even play on stage with Me-Maw and Poppie's favorite Zydeco player Geno Delafose!!  He is excited already!

Avery enjoying some relaxation time on the couch.... I guess the turkey got to us all.

Beau dancing to some Zydeco Music
Beau loves his baby sister.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

News Flash!

Avery is 4 months old today!!  

It's hard to believe, it seems like we were just in the hospital waiting on the epidural.  She is such a wonderful baby- she sleeps though the night and rarely cries.  This child is so good she barley spits up!!  We have been so blessed by our beautiful babies and have to much to be thankful for this holiday season!!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Card Bloopers

 They have the same expression in this picture- So funny!!
 There was a crane in the lake and we could barley keep Beau's attention.

We took these pictures at Ben's hunting land- it is so beautiful and we have been spending a lot of time there.  It is great to get the kids outdoors!!  Saturday evening Ben and Beau flushed a covey of wild quail!!

Monday, November 15, 2010


 We have started feeding Avery some rice cereal on occasion, I think she likes the idea of eating but isn't sure whether she is ready to eat anything yet.

Beau is very interested in her eating, he is always offering her some of his food at dinner. This morning he was eating his breakfast in the bathroom while we were getting ready for work.  I left to get something in the living room, and Beau followed me out a few seconds later saying Ace ate his sausage.... (believable story), I walked back into the bathroom and found the sausage Ace supposedly ate right next to Avery!! I am going to have to be more careful with the two of them when Beau is eating.

Speaking of eating we are having a dufficult time getting Beau to eat.  He is only wanting to he his yogart (sometimes 3 times a day). He used to be such a good eater even eating his veggies.  In the last few weeks he hasn't been eating well- he is deciding he doesn't like stuff and is refusing to eat meals he usually loves!!  It has been very frustrating for Ben and I- any tips would be wonderful!!