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-

 

 

The 52 Project/Week 30

We’ve had a lot going on this week!  We celebrated our Christmas with Justyce and CeeCee on Tuesday.  IMG_5051CeeCee tried to get all of you laughing and smiling while Mommy was taking the picture…I’m not sure what happened to get this response!IMG_5053Santa made a “trial run” this week at Nana and Papa’s house, so we went to see what he left you you guys!  Balance Bikes!!!IMG_4923 Cody felt like such a big girl in her helmet!IMG_4933 Avett, you took to your bike like a fish in water!  You were amazing zooming around the cul-de-sac with the big kids!IMG_4944 Cody hitched a ride with Dada on one of the big kid scooters…IMG_4940After riding bikes for a while we went into Nana and Papa’s for dinner and Avett was so excited about wearing his helmet that he wouldn’t take it off for dinner…IMG_4948After dinner, Santa came around the neighborhood in a fire truck and gave you guys candy canes!  You were SO EXICTED to meet him!!!IMG_4969 IMG_4968 IMG_4960 Cody you ran over to Santa right away and gave him a big hug!IMG_4955 IMG_4954   A few nights later was Christmas Eve and Nana, Papa, and Uncle Matt came to our house to celebrate!IMG_5066IMG_5072Cody, you really have your “CHEESE” face down for the camera now.  : )IMG_5076Then it was time to get to the good stuff!!!  Presents!IMG_5079IMG_5081We did some woodworking…IMG_5082And Avett tried on princess shoes while wearing his superhero mask…IMG_5094Firefighter Cody to the rescue!IMG_5092IMG_5091Papa tried to wear the Fire Chief outfit, but it was a little small for him…IMG_5090The next morning we had a quiet Christmas morning with just the four of us!  Santa ate all the cookies we left for him and his reindeer ate all of the carrots!!!  Here we are opening our gifts and thanking Santa for all his hard work!

 

The 52 Project/Week 29

My sweet perfect little man.  I love your daring sense of fashion.  : )IMG_4880 IMG_4888 IMG_4887 IMG_4883Last week Dad brought home a large box from school for you guys to play in.  It has needed several duct tape repairs, but you guys are still having a blast with it.  Tonight it was a “boat”…you drank your milk while “looking at the stars”.  Love you guys.IMG_4892

The 52 Project/Week 28

This week CeeCee has been trying to fit is as many Christmas projects as possible.  Poor Avett…you are so NOT interested in the arts and crafts, but at least it keeps Justyce and Cody out of your hair while you play with your toys!  : )

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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 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 15

This week Dada played in a disc golf tournament over the weekend, so we hung out with Nana and Papa.  On Saturday we went to a “Touch a Truck” event and Farmer’s Market in Johns Creek and had a blast!  There were trucks, but even though you LOVE trucks when you are with me in the car, you were both a little overwhelmed when we got up close to the trucks.  Avett, we barely got you to hang out in this Bobcat…you actually tried to crawl out right away!IMG_3110

King of Pops (the most amazing popsicles ever) had a stand at the Farmer’s Market, so we got an assortment of pops for everyone to try.  They were a hit!

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There was some live music, so both of you showed us your best moves…Cody, you had a blast dancing with Becky Bosselman, one of our good family friends! Cody Dancing-1

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Avett and Papa had some bonding time while listening to the music.  PapaIMG_3122 IMG_3123

After all that dancing you needed a snack and took a break for some “Tummy Bunnies” (aka Annie’s Organic gummy bunnies).  These “tummy bunnies” cure everything that ails you right now.  : )

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There were beaded necklaces tied around the balloons to keep them held down as a weight and you loved them Cody.  IMG_3130 IMG_3138 IMG_3142 IMG_3157

After the “Touch a Truck” event we went to Nana & Papa’s for a nap.  You guys were worn out and took an almost 4 hour nap!  While you slept Mama and Nana made some Queso (your FAVORITE) from scratch!  We got some cute little star shaped cracker and cut out a tortilla into the shape of a moon.  You loved it!IMG_3161  Avett loved the star shaped crackers!IMG_3172 IMG_3175

Cody and Queso

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Cody, it is frightening to think of all the things you are going to get away with in life by using the sweet face.  : )

IMG_3186Our favorite part of the evening was seeing you guys enjoying a little whipped cream from the can.  : )

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!