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 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 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 12

Cody wanted to work with Play Dough today, so we busted out the Play Dough kit that our friend Jaimee Diller got you for your birthday and started creating!IMG_2886 IMG_2890 IMG_2891 IMG_2893 When I asked what animal you wanted to make you said a monkey (like Curious George, your favorite), so we worked together on making a play dough monkey…IMG_2894 IMG_2895 Avett, you came over and made your best monkey noises when you saw our monkey!  Oooh ooh oooh!  Ah ah ah ah!!!!IMG_2896 IMG_2897 IMG_2898 Sweet Frei watched from the sidelines while lying on the Curious George quilt.  : )IMG_2901 And Finn didn’t want to be left out of the Play Dough fun!IMG_2902 IMG_2903 IMG_2904  IMG_2907IMG_2916 Avett, you spent a lot of time working on your cutting skills with the scissors…IMG_2915 IMG_2905  While Cody, you worked on using the different shaped cookie cutters…IMG_2919 IMG_2920 Avett, you then wanted to work on rolling the Play Dough to make snakes…IMG_2917  IMG_2924Another fun morning activity with both of you!  I love these simple mornings with you.  : )

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!

 

The 52 Project- Week 5

Today was sort of a lazy day.  We’ve been so busy traveling and needed a lazy day around the house.  We started this morning crafting with stickers that Shannon Stratton gave you for your birthday…

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Cody, every time I handed you a sticker you wanted to taste it…we were choosing different type of frosting stickers and decorations to put on top of pictures of cupcakes…and we all know you love cupcakes!

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While we had some downtime Daddy decided to put together the easel that Diane sent you for your birthday. Both of you were a big help to Dad while he put it together!

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Once we got the easel together we started drawing with chalk.

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For the first time ever Cody started to draw circles.  Here you are letting me know by drawing and saying, “Circles!  Circles!”

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Cody, you love being able to wipe the easel clean and start again…

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The two of you stood side by side drawing with chalk for quite a while…

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And then Avett took over…

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There were some chalky handprints left around the playroom…

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Cody, you were so focused on your drawing that your feet gave you away.  First, you tried to climb into your drawing…

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Then, you were on your tippy toes!

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And here, you are kinking up your knee…

IMG_1214Next we moved outside to paint!

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Then, you decided to take a break from sorting and check out the back yard.

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Then, back to sorting…this time in the back of your car.  : )

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No paparazzi please!!!

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Painting is exhausting and you were both soon ready for nap time!

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All in all a wonderful day.  : )