The 52 Project/Week 25

One of our favorite things about you right now, Avett, is seeing what your shoe choices will be.  Women’s shoes are your favorite, with women’s boots being at the top of the list.  Just to keep things interesting, you also like to wear a different shoe on each foot.  : )IMG_4339 IMG_4340Every day that CeeCee and Justyce are here you immediately put on whatever shoes Justyce wore here.  You wear the red mary jane shoes of Cody’s way more than she does…it is so endearing!  When Nana and I took you to Target a while ago to buy some winter boots you wanted nothing to do with any of the boys shoes…clearly the girls shoe department was waaaayyyy more interesting! I agree!  Who wants boring plain brown boots when there are pink sparkly ones!!!

Last week we went to Nana and Papa’s for dinner and you were wearing Cody’s red mary janes while watching Curious George with Papa.  You two are such a mess!

IMG_20141110_194813  Last night’s shoe choice before bed was pretty funny…you found these in the closet and pulled them out.  It was pretty funny trying to get them on your feet because you are extremely ticklish on your feet and kept cracking up when we were trying to help you put them on!IMG_20141121_205949-Love you buddy





The 52 Project/Week 24

A few years ago we started a tradition with our friends that we love.  Our friends are truly our “chosen family”…we are so lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends to raise our children with, celebrate the good times with, and support each other through the rough times.  A few weeks before Thanksgiving we have a “Friendsgiving” potluck party.  All of our friends bring a side dish or dessert, Dada cooks a turkey, and everyone has a chance to visit and catch up!  Thanks to our buddy Dean who hijacked mama’s camera for a while and took some photos for us!IMG_4342 IMG_4343 Doug and “Douglet”…IMG_4359 Traffic in Atlanta can really get to you…IMG_4357Don’t make me come over there!!!IMG_4358  Joe busting up a traffic jam between Hank and Avett…IMG_4355 Jenny & Hank IMG_4352 Charlotte & Levi enjoying some time on the slide…IMG_4349 IMG_4348 IMG_4347 IMG_4345 Joe, Justyce and Avett mugging for the camera!IMG_4372 Jon, Dean, Merry, & Jaimie…love these people!IMG_4370 NayNay!IMG_4373 Kirty and Papa spend some time catching up on the deck…IMG_4375 NayNay with the kiddos on the porch swing…IMG_4377  Andy took everyone for wagon rides…IMG_4385 IMG_4386IMG_4392 IMG_4394 IMG_4419 IMG_4423  IMG_4415 IMG_4412Avett is a big fan of Nana’s bacon deviled eggs…CeeCee walked him around the deck…like dangling a carrot in front of a horse!  : ) IMG_4380IMG_4383Double Trouble…IMG_4426

Dada made a wonderful turkey breast on the Big Green Egg!IMG_4429 IMG_4430 IMG_4432Nana & Gma assembled deviled eggs for everyone!IMG_4363Papa wanted to skip the turkey and go straight for Renee’s homemade pumpkin pie! IMG_4442 IMG_4441 We had more kids here this year than ever!  The kids table is growing!IMG_4438 IMG_4436 IMG_4435   Coen!  : )IMG_4410 Humza by the fire working on his AMAZING sketches…unreal talent!!!IMG_4408 IMG_4406 IMG_4405 IMG_4366  After dinner the kids enjoyed a screening of Madagascar II while playing in the basement… IMG_4447 IMG_4446 IMG_4445


The 52 Project/Week 22

Well, we’ve been reading books leading up to Halloween to help you guys understand the whole trick or treat/costume concept…neither of you have really ever had candy (mommy tries to limit sugar and processed foods for you), or seen monsters, ghosts, witches, etc. so we weren’t sure how you would feel about it.  Let’s just say Halloween was a hit!!!  This year you guys dressed up as an elephant (Avett) and a ladybug (Cody).  We went over to our neighbors house to meet before heading out to go trick or treating!IMG_2068IMG_2063 Avett, you were so proud to show me your loot!IMG_2079 In between houses Dad pulled you along in the wagon so you could conserve energy for trick or treating!  Dad dressed up as a fly fisherman…IMG_2080

The 52 Project/Week 21

Last week while we were in Cashiers we went to Dollar General and bought some cheap plastic glasses from the Halloween section for you guys to play dress up with….  IMG_20141013_125716We quickly learned that the eyeballs on the glasses would pop out and then they were just colorful frames.  Avett, you took a particular liking to these glasses and wore them nonstop!  Here you are reading your favorite culinary magazine with them…IMG_20141013_143500 And reading a book before nap time…IMG_20141013_145406And hanging out with Papa…IMG_20141021_201304 Making yet another fashion statement…IMG_20141021_201442Dada wanted to get in on the fun…IMG_20141021_200952  IMG_20141021_204504Love our little stylin’ man!


The 52 Project/Week 20

This week we spent some quality time with Nana up in Cashiers.  We decided to head back to Cliffside Recreation area to check out some fall color…IMG_3406 Avett is telling us to, “Come on!”IMG_3410And off you two go together through a tunnel of rhododendrons…IMG_3414IMG_3416The color around the lake was gorgeous!  Just the reflections in the water were stunning!IMG_3464  Not a bad place to run and play!IMG_3438We stopped to have a snack at the picnic tables…IMG_3428 and found a really cool fuzzy caterpillar!IMG_3433Once we started hiking again Nana found some cool mushroom!IMG_3450 IMG_3451Then, we threw a few rocks into the water…IMG_3419We hiked for a while…IMG_3449IMG_3445and then we got tired….IMG_3454We stopped for a last look over the lake at the end of our hike.  IMG_3462 IMG_3460 IMG_3459 IMG_3458 Love you guys…


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!


Loving on Avett in the hospital.


Mama loving on her two sweet babies!


Holding hands while strolling through Ace Hardware.


Sous chefs in training!


Snuggles with Cody during feeding time.


Hanging out in mama’s chair at bedtime.


Tummy time!


On the sofa at Oak Grove Market!


Cody snuggles with monkey.


Avett’s new hair do!


Sweet little Avett in his green jean overalls!


First snowfall in Cashiers, NC!


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


Cody painting at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.




Cody’s hairdo!


Cody putting her pants on!


Laundry helpers!


Cody decorating her tree!


Merry Christmas! 2013


Avett taking a spin in the Radio Flyer…


Avett tickling the ivorys…


Snowstorm of 2013 in Cashiers, NC.


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


Hop on Pop!


Avett making us bacon and eggs for breakfast…


Sorting beans!


Taking a growler of beer to Dada…


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


Running dinner off after 57th Fighter Group meal!


Painting coffee filters to make flowers!


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


Checking out the slide our first time at Twin Lakes!


Enjoying chocolate avocado mousse!


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


Three generations of awesome.


Cody’s working!


Finn in the Barbie house!


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


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


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


Cody swinging for the first time at Twin Lakes.


Cody cuddles in the quilt.


Captain of the ship…


Selfie with mom!


Snowstorm 2013 in Cashiers.


Snowstorm 2013 in Cashiers.


Going for a drive!


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 18

We are so excited for fall!  Today Renee “NayNay”, Andy, and Levi “Pea Pie” came over to spend the afternoon and carve pumpkins!IMG_3324 IMG_3325 Dada and Andy started off the carving!IMG_3326IMG_3328 Cody, you woke up late from your nap and needed some extra snuggle time with Nana to get ready for the festivities…IMG_3327  Once the top of the pumpkins were removed you guys were ready to scoop out the insides!IMG_3330 IMG_3335 IMG_3338 IMG_3341 IMG_3343 IMG_3348 IMG_3349 Levi and Avett worked on scooping out their pumpkins together…IMG_3351 You guys were quite the pumpkin carving crew!IMG_3353 IMG_3354 IMG_3358 IMG_3359 IMG_3360 Cody, you thought fitting the lid back on was just like working with your puzzles!IMG_3362 IMG_3364  Nay Nay drew the faces on our pumpkins as a guide for us to carve while all the kids played on the playground… IMG_3367 IMG_3371IMG_3373And the carving began!!!IMG_3374IMG_3376IMG_3382The pumpkins turned out great!  We carved a kitty pumpkin for our house!IMG_3390IMG_3396IMG_3404The finished product!IMG_3402Looking forward to a fun fall with you kiddos!  We had such a nice day with the Spinks family!