Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Granny!!!!

Today is my Granny's 80th birthday! We celebrated last night by taking her to dinner and then coming back to my parents' house for some yummy cake and ice cream. My Granny is by far the wisest woman I know. She spent 35 1/2 years teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies, but if you ask her former students what they remember most about her, they would tell you her etiquette lessons are what stand out the most. Seriously, she probably taught over half of the adult population of our small town how to properly use a fork and knife! She has taught me so many life lessons and I hope she can continue to help me teach my children these same lessons for many years to come!

The 2 birthday girls! Chloe's birthday party was yesterday as well. I can't believe she will be 3 years old this year! Stay tuned for pics....

Friday, November 26, 2010

He Got One!!

Luke went on his first hunting trip to my family's hunting camp this week and he shot his first deer all by himself! He was so excited! Not sure how excited I am with the fact that my 6 year old was handling fire-arms, but he is home safe, with all limbs in tact. Isn't he cute in all his camo gear!

Not so excited about having deer blood on his face! Sorry Buddy, you can't fight tradition....just be glad your first deer wasn't a boy deer!

Paul and Luke

Dillon and Luke

He now officially has "the fever" so I guess he'll be going on a regular basis!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bama vs MSU

Yesterday we had the pleasure of going to MY favorite place during football season. Yes, the fam and I took a little trip down to T-Town to watch the Tide play Mississippi State. It was the kid's first game day experience and they had a BLAST! We went early to join in all the pre-game fun and they loved every minute! It was a fun time, topped off by a big win for Bama.

**Side note: Yes, that is my Auburn loving husband sporting his Bama colors! Oh, the things he will do to make his wife and kids happy! Thanks Honey for leaving the Auburn shirts at home!

Stopping for a photo op

Pre-game fun on The Quad. Love the look on Luke's face as he's peaking around Kaylyn while standing in line for the obstacle course.

Photo op in front of Denny Chimes
Here comes Big Al getting ready for The Elephant Stomp. Doesn't his driver look happy about me standing in his path to take a picture???

On our hike back to the stadium from The Quad, the kids were tired from all the playing in the inflatables, so they found themselves a seat to rest in! (While Daddy stopped at every tent to check on the Auburn game!)

Finally in the stadium! "Whoa" was their first word as we walked out of the tunnel at ground level and saw all the bright lights! They were totally amazed at the size of the stadium!

Watching the pre-game warm-ups and The Million Dollar Band

This little boy had SO much fun yelling for the team and shaking his shaker! He got to change seats with Kaylyn at the end of each quarter so the other parent (and the people behind us) could get a break from being beat with his shaker!

Loving her first Bama Game
Doesn't he look thrilled to be there???? (Sorry to the lady sitting a couple of seats down from us who obviously thought I was taking a picture of her. When you cram over 100,000 people into one place, you've got some close quarters!)

A few shots of the game
.....and the final score!