The 52 Project/Week 31

We’ve had a nice quiet weekend around the house this week…so we decided to make some pumpkin squares together!  Cody helped with gathering ingredients and measuring…Avett, you were quality control on the ingredients.  I forgot how much you two liked pumpkin straight from the can!IMG_20150104_110312 Then, Avett found his glasses again while playing with the play dough.  I love these glasses.IMG_20150104_113615Love you guys-

 

 

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The 52 Project/Week 19

So, mommy has had a really packed schedule and dropped off on her weekly photo shoot.  However, I recently cleaned off all of the pictures from my cell phone and had so much fun seeing all of the cute pictures that I had forgotten about on there!  This post has a few of my oldie but goodie favorites from the cell phone!

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Loving on Avett in the hospital.

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Mama loving on her two sweet babies!

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Holding hands while strolling through Ace Hardware.

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Sous chefs in training!

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Snuggles with Cody during feeding time.

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Hanging out in mama’s chair at bedtime.

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Tummy time!

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On the sofa at Oak Grove Market!

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Cody snuggles with monkey.

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Avett’s new hair do!

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Sweet little Avett in his green jean overalls!

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First snowfall in Cashiers, NC!

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Avett in the Tyre’s wagon during a Groovin’ On The Green in Cashiers, NC. It’s exhausting being this cute…

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Cody painting at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

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Dinnertime!

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Cody’s hairdo!

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Cody putting her pants on!

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Laundry helpers!

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Cody decorating her tree!

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Merry Christmas! 2013

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Avett taking a spin in the Radio Flyer…

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Avett tickling the ivorys…

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Snowstorm of 2013 in Cashiers, NC.

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Morning singing with Rob Lawhon and Levi in Cashiers, NC.

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Hop on Pop!

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Avett making us bacon and eggs for breakfast…

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Sorting beans!

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Taking a growler of beer to Dada…

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Cody had Gma giggling at dinner at 57th Fighter Group.

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Running dinner off after 57th Fighter Group meal!

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Painting coffee filters to make flowers!

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Giggles on the dock at the Stratton’s lake house over Labor Day weekend 2013.

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Checking out the slide our first time at Twin Lakes!

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Enjoying chocolate avocado mousse!

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Sending a “happy day” message to Papa on his birthday 2014.

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Three generations of awesome.

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Cody’s working!

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Finn in the Barbie house!

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Avett working on his Elton John “Happy John” look!

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Cody out for a morning stroll with her doll, purse, and pumpkins!

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Avett worn out after a boat ride in Cashiers, NC.

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Cody swinging for the first time at Twin Lakes.

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Cody cuddles in the quilt.

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Captain of the ship…

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Selfie with mom!

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Snowstorm 2013 in Cashiers.

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Snowstorm 2013 in Cashiers.

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Going for a drive!

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These boots were made for walking’…

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Avett taking pictures with the toy camera.

Avett taking pictures with the toy camera.

The 52 Project/Week 17

This week Dada had Fall Break, so we took a few days to go up to Cashiers together.  It was wonderful!  We did some hiking, some crafting, some playing in waterfalls, etc.  Here we are at Cliffside Recreation Area just outside of Highlands, NC.  It was a great little trail that took us through rhododendron tunnels, over several bridges, with a picnic area for a snack, and even a waterfall!IMG_2011

 

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Cheddar Bunnies and time to look out over the lake…IMG_2017

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Avett led the way through the trails…IMG_2027Dada and his little hikers!IMG_2029 Our next stop was Sliding Rock, just outside of Highlands, NC.  We had a great time playing in the water and building sand castles.  This was a beautiful spot and super easy to get to!IMG_2038 IMG_2035 IMG_2031Later that night we decided to have craft time with you guys out at the Chimney Garden, where mama and dada got married over 6 years ago!  We love this place and thought it would be a great place to spend some time outside doing a fall craft!  Mama made trees out of brown construction paper and you guys made “leaves” with your fingerprints.

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IMG_3266Dada had a great idea to dip bits of lichen into the ink pad and then use it on the paper to make “grass” under the tree.  Cody, you were excited to try it out!IMG_3278IMG_3279IMG_3280 Then, we dipped leaves into the ink pads!IMG_3284  Cody, you were excited to show us your tree!IMG_3289 Your final product!  Cody’s is on the left, Avett’s on the right!IMG_3291 After we were done crafting, we had some great playtime outside.  You LOVE when Dada throws you in the air!!!IMG_3293 IMG_3302 IMG_3305-2  Cody ran around the trees for a little while…

IMG_3307IMG_3317And then stopped for a few quiet moments…I love these sweet moments!!!IMG_3308 IMG_3310 IMG_3314What a fabulous few days getting to connects and spend quality time with you guys.  You are so loved!

 

The 52 Project/Week 16

This post is dedicated to CeeCee our amazing nanny.  This week is National Nanny Week and we couldn’t have hit the jackpot anymore than we have.  We are so lucky to have you and you and Justyce will alway be a part of our family.  Much love to both of you!

This week our most amazing super nanny CeeCee took you guys and Justyce on the deck to make some good old fashioned mud pies!

IMG_3188 IMG_3190 Avett, you weren’t quite sure how you felt about getting your hands dirty at first…IMG_3192 Cody, you immediately thought this mud pie thing was a great idea!IMG_3193 CeeCee found a worm in the mud!!!IMG_3195-2  After a while you warmed up to the idea of playing in the mud, Avett…IMG_3196 IMG_3198  You even helped CeeCee pour the mud into the water table!IMG_3201 Justyce became quite the little mud pie chef!IMG_3203 IMG_3204 IMG_3210 IMG_3212 IMG_3213 The three of you worked so well together preparing a delicious mud pie meal!IMG_3215 IMG_3216 IMG_3221 IMG_3222 IMG_3224 IMG_3225  Cody, Justyce had a few tips to give you on your mud pie techniques…here she is telling you all about it!  : )IMG_3233 IMG_3235 IMG_3238 IMG_3241 You were so proud of your creations you offered me a bite…IMG_3244 IMG_3247 IMG_3248 And then you actually took a real bite, Avett….and I don’t think it was what you expected.IMG_3250 IMG_3251 After all the fun CeeCee got you all cleaned up and ready for nap time.IMG_3260 IMG_3261Love you guys!

 

The 52 Project/Week 14

Every day both of you do little things that crack Mama and Dada up!  Mama is trying to catch all of those little moments so we always remember them.  Cody, this week you helped mama while I worked!  You told me, “I push this button…and now I’m pushing these buttons REALLY FAST!” I was so glad you you were there to help me in the office!IMG_20140831_095440_796_1

Avett, for a few weeks now you have been obsessed with Dada’s coffee cup…so obsessed that you decided to take it to bed with you.  Here you are on the monitor asleep cuddled up with Dada’s coffee cup.  There was no getting that cup away from you at bedtime!  : )

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Love you guys!

The 52 Project/Week 9

In an attempt to beat the July heat we decided to popsicle paint.  I decided to call it popsicle paint, because you two couldn’t decide if your paint was a popsicle, or part of an art project.  : )  I basically froze some of your paint, inserted a “handle”, gave you a canvas and let you go to town!IMG_2760IMG_2763IMG_2775IMG_2771IMG_2768IMG_2767IMG_2776 IMG_2778IMG_2782 IMG_2783As with any project involving paint, you were ready to paint handprints Cody!IMG_2805IMG_2806 IMG_2802 Uh oh Cody…you have that wild look in your eyes!IMG_2800 IMG_2799 IMG_2796 Avett, everything became part of your canvas….your face…the table…the house.  : )IMG_2793 IMG_2791  The finished product.  Perfection!IMG_2809

 

The 52 Project/Week 8

Tonight we decided to try a new craft activity from our favorite art blog The Artful Parent. We have gotten so many great ideas of crafty things to do around the house from this blog and couldn’t wait to try the shaving cream marbling activity!  It started out a very neat and tidy affair…and quickly we were all covered in colored shaving cream.  : )

IMG_2320 IMG_2321First we gave our aluminum pans a good layer of shaving cream…IMG_2322IMG_2323Then we squirted paint into the shaving cream and used craft sticks to swirl it around to make cool marbling patterns!IMG_2393IMG_2324 IMG_2325IMG_2333Once we had a cool pattern then we would press paper or paper plates into the colored  shaving cream mixture and scrape off the excess with a craft stick.  Then we played in the water bowl to wash off our hands!  The water bowl was as much fun as the painting activity for you two!IMG_2334Both of you had fun feeling the shaving cream and playing with it!IMG_2355IMG_2356 Soon everyone was covered in shaving cream!  Even Dada!IMG_2366 IMG_2384 IMG_2369 IMG_2380 IMG_2381 IMG_2378

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Next we just painted onto plates for a while…Cody you LOVE to paint.  You will often wake up from a nap and just start asking to paint.  I think we need to get you into some art classes soon! One of your favorite things to do right now is paint your hand and make handprints…

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Our plan is to use the paper plates to make butterflies, so hopefully we can get to that in a few days.  Love you guys!