The 52 Project/Week 27

During Thanksgiving week we went up to Cashiers to spend some quiet time with the family and it snowed.  Yay!!!  We decided to head outside to the Christmas tree farm for a few holiday photos!  It was chilly, but we all had a blast!

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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!

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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

A little extra love from sissy…IMG_2019

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 6

For the July 4th holiday we often head up to Cashiers, NC and visit my parents mountain house. You guys LOVED every minute of exploring the wilderness up there!  We took golf cart rides all over Bridge Creek and would get out and explore each new area.  We saw bunnies (which you guys both call “hop hops”) nibbling on clover, baby toads down by the big pond (“ribbits”), and wild turkeys running for cover when they saw us coming in the golf cart.  We even got to see dump trucks and diggers working at the top of the mountain! I think my favorite part was driving around with you guys in the golf cart in our laps calling, “Here hop hops….here hop hops…”

I wasn’t sure how you guys would feel about seeing and hearing your first fireworks, but you loved them and kept asking for more!  We went to the Village Green in Cashiers, danced and listened to music and watched your first set of fireworks.  You guys were troopers and hung in there even though it was past your bedtime.  The next day we played outside all day!  The covered bridge leading into Bridge Creek was a big hit!IMG_1645IMG_1651IMG_1652IMG_1653Uh oh!  Cody “fall down”!IMG_1655

Both of you ran back and forth over the bridge!  We also found rocks and threw them over the side to watch the go “kerplunk” into the creek below!

IMG_1677 Cody, you loved to walk on the balance beam down the bridge…IMG_1691Next we went down to the big pond and ran around like crazy!IMG_1700IMG_1701IMG_1702Avett had fun sliding down the Adirondack chair foot rest.IMG_1720IMG_1721Cody, you found sweet little tiny toads and wanted to “hold it”…IMG_1723 IMG_1724Then, you found some Black Eyed Susan wildflowers and had some fun!Cody and flowersAvett, you worked up an appetite and came back to the porch to eat a snack with your buddy Frei…IMG_1735 IMG_1737Cody, you are very focused on potty training right now.  Washing your hands afterwards is very important…IMG_1740Our friend Tammy came to see us and brought you guys the sweetest little onesies!  Here you are modeling them for her before bedtime!IMG_1770Lastly, we took our annual picture of both of you with the Tyre twins.  They are 1 day older than you and live in Atlanta and have a vacation home in Cashiers, NC just around the corner from Nana & Papa’s house.  Here is a side by side pic of all of you for the last 2 years!3 years togetherIt is unbelievable how much you have grown in the last two years.  We love all of you!