May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend 2011




Collin had been up all of 5min. Can’t you tell??   I cracked up when I saw this!6am and ready to start our trip! What a face!!!This is better and brighter.  He LOVES to drive.  We usually let him when we are only going to my mom’s.  (She lives on the next street over in case you are wondering)On our way to Florida

Our drive down to Florida went great in our new van.  The kids rode most of the way in their jammies and watched DVD’s or played the iPod.      IMG_8270IMG_8271

It was hard on Collin to have Mommy sitting right next to him and not take him out.  He just didn’t understand why it was nap time and I wasn’t holding him… He finally gave out! IMG_8272

We made it to my Aunt SueSue’s house that afternoon.  Here she is with her flag cake.IMG_8274

Mom and Grandaddy  (this weekend is when my mom’s side of the family gets together for a reunion.  They have been doing this since the 70’s )


Hailey needs to live at the beach.  She has gorgeous hair when she comes out of the water.  This was after the first swim of the weekend.         IMG_8279IMG_8280

My sweet Jack Jack



This is Hayden.  If you’ve read my blog for a while you might remember this.  He is a full blown 2yr old now and such a sport!  We had a blast with him :)Hayden BlazeHayden Blaze

Hayden and Jack in the pool.  It took Jack a while to warm up to the water.  He was only sitting on the steps the first night.Hayden and Jack in the poolHayden

Hailey and Erick (they are cousins… I had to disappoint her again and tell her she couldn’t marry him! Too bad, he’s a sweetie! )Hailey and ErickIMG_8292

Mom, Collin and Aunt Sue SueIMG_8294

The next morning we tried Collin out in the swing.  He LOVED it so I know what to get him for his upcoming birthday!!  This was the morning of our reunion.  More pictures to come!IMG_8295


May 26, 2011

Family Fun

We have been enjoying a lot of quality time together as a family this month.  Darren took three weeks of much needed leave.  It has been wonderful!

Our three littles playing around right before bedtime.IMG_8192IMG_8194

Jack and Hailey had a book character parade at school to kick of the end of the year book fair.  It was so much fun for both of them.  I will say it is hard to find things for a costume in the Spring.  I hope next year they have it before Halloween.  We cheated and just had them find a book to match last year’s Halloween costumes!


Hailey had a Girl Scout trip to Wild Adventures.  She had a fantastic time (she’s our little daredevil!) The weather was not in their favor but she was able to ride a couple of rollercoasters and feed the giraffe!

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Last Friday was field day.  It was HOT but we had a great time!





After field day we wanted to go shopping.  We got on the interstate and our van started making an awful noise.  The warning lights were flashing so we got off the next exit and headed back to town.  Our transmission plus a couple other things needed replacing!  Way more work than that van was worth.  So Darren got in his ‘82 Corvette and traded it in along with the old van.  This is what he came home with.  It was such a stressful evening! But I am starting to love our new ride.  It is 100 times nicer than our old one.  I am however out of the blue van club :)

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Saturday was Hailey’s Girl Scout graduation ceremony.  She bridged from Daisies to Brownies.



Now we have a little brownie!  She was so happy!

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Yesterday was the Last Day of school!!!!  My babies are now heading towards 2nd grade and kindergarten.

L: Hailey’s 1st day                     R: Last day

1st day of 1st grade Last Day of 1st grade!

L: Jack’s 1st day                      R: Last day   

1st day of PreKLast day of PreK

Check out Jack’s shorts… You can tell how much he’s grown this year. They almost look like pants in the first one!

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Here is Jack with Ms. McAllister and Ms. Bethel

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And here is Hailey with Ms. Ryals

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