Friday, January 30, 2009

Just more pictures

Our House

Here are a couple of pictures of the house.  Our grass didn't come up.  We will have to plant again.  There is a picture of the kids bathroom, and the kitchen,living room, dining room from a couple of angles.  Also there are a couple of picture of the countertops in the kitchen.  Bill and I did that ourselves and we are pretty proud of it.  I still have to take pictures of the hall, our bathroom and bedroom, and the kids rooms.  (To be honest...they weren't straightened the day I took the pictures. ) I will do that soon.  I also need to take a picture of the floors.  Bill and I did that too and I did all of the painting.  

Super Seth

So, Seth is a super hero.  Did you know that?  He is a monster fighting, bad guy getting machine.  He has costumes...Super Man, Spider Man, Ninja Fighter, etc.  This is what he chooses to dress up like to fight the "real monsters."  Avery's tiara, sunglasses, and ring.  He looks really tough, right?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sleep over

We had our first sleep over!  Dani, Seth and Avery's first cousin, spent the night with us.  We moved a mattress into the living room and they had a blast.  They played until close to bedtime and then watched Disney movies all night.  They had popcorn, cherrioes, marshmellows, cheese puffs, you name it.  Needless to say, it was 3 am before they all fell asleep.  Too much excitement!  Bill and I heard them playing....Dani said, "Seth, you be Bruce, and I will be Kelly."  long pause...."Avery, you be Oscar."  (Their dog)  Haha!!!!  Oh, and in case any of you wondered how Dani feels about having a little sister,  she's just not sure yet, okay?  HA!


Avery disappeared for about ten minutes.  We could not find her and a I was on the verge of an all out state of panic.  This is where we found her.  She was peeling the labels off of the cans of food.  Needless to say...I have three cans that I have no idea what are.  Completely bare.
Avery is almost 19 months old now.  Since I have been at home with her...I can really see improvements in her speech.  She sings her ABC song. You can't understand every letter but she definatly has the tune down.  She is learning her animals and sounds and has learned about 10 new words.  I am really proud of her.  She is learning her letters and their sounds with Seth.    

Friday, January 2, 2009


For you complete entertainment:

Seth and I were at the hospital the other day having some blood work done(he is fine) and he was sitting there looking around and then said, "Hey Mom!  Can we ride that "aggrivator" over there?"  I, of course, told him that it was called and "elevator" and that the only aggrivator there was probably him.  

Same day, same place....I took his paper work back up to the little old lady at the front desk...Seth leaned over the counter and said, "Hey,  Christmas is over.  You still have your Christmas stuff up...What's the big idea?"

"Mom, you said that Superman wasn't real because real people can fly.  Since Jesus floated up into the sky, does that mean that Superman IS real?"

"Mom, Jesus came back to life, right?  So does that mean I can shoot people now?  You said I couldn't because once your dead, your dead."

(If you couldn't tell, we have been talking about the crucifixion a lot lately.)

"Please call me 'Your Majesty'".  I said, "Why?"  He said, "Didn't you know?  I'm a prince.  My Father is a king."  

"Mom, Avery is being mean....She's just a big ole' MEANIAC."


I thought that I would add a couple of pictures of Ms. Avery.  These were taken the day after Christmas.  It was one of those rare occasions when she was awake and Seth was asleep.  As you can see, he was worn out!  He fell asleep with a sword in his shirt!!  Apparently,  Christmas is hard work!
Avery was playing with Seth's Spiderman costume, playing peekaboo.  I thought it was an opportune time to take some pictures of just her.  She is starting to talk a little better now.  She is actually trying, which is more than she was doing a month ago.  She is up to about ten words that you can really understand.  The doctor said that he wanted to put in speech therapy is she didn't improve and before we got home she was saying different things.  haha!  She must have known.  
She is a mess....oh...and there is also a picture of her in Seth's pirate hat.  She wears it all the time.  Not sure why, but I don't really care why.....
Love you all and will talk to you soon!


So, here it is....January and I still haven't uploaded pictures of Christmas.  It's still pretty hectic around here.  I think that we had a great Christmas.  The kids got a ton of stuff.  Seth was really into Santa Clause this year.  We had Christmas Eve at Bill's Mamaw's which is a night filled with excitement for the kids.  We eat (of course...we are Southern right?), then the fun begins for the kids.  Aunt Sherri reads the story of Christmas to the kids and they place the people in the nativity scene as she reads, Aunt Shauna helps them decorate their gingerbread cookies for Santa, and then there is a birthday cake for baby Jesus.  We all sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and the kids blow out the candles.  Then the BIG deal happens....the front doorbell rings, the kids go see who it is,  and it is SANTA!!!  He has a big bag of presents for all the kids who still believe!  It is so much fun!
I have uploaded pictures of all of this.  Santa did come during the night as well!  He ate his cookie, the reindeer ate their food that we left out, and he left a ton of presents.  Seth said, "I cannot believe I was this good, Mom!"  It was a great time....the best Christmas I've had in a long time.  Avery was sick on Christmas Eve, so she didn't get to go.  Mama stayed at home with her so that I could go see Seth do all of the Christmas Eve things.  
I will add pictures of her on my next post.
I hope all of you had a great Christmas!  Maybe soon, we will all be able to get together!  Love you!