Thursday, April 28, 2011


Our Easter festivities kicked off with a visit to the Easter Bunny! My mom was in town for a few days, so we loaded the kids up and took them to the mall. Brody had no fears and smiled the whole time! He kept bringing the bunny's hand to his mouth to chew on it!! Cute, but yucky!Lucky for Hunter, they had a train set up for children to ride, so once he saw it, there was no hope for him sitting on EB's lap! I tried to tell him he had to ask the Easter Bunny if he could ride, thinking he would sit on his lap! Instead he just walked up to him and said, "Ummm, the train?!" haha Hunter is not big on Santa and apparently he feels the same way about the Easter Bunny!

I had to take a picture of a picture, so it's a little blurry! He was happy as pie on his lap and we had multiple pictures to pick from! It was hard, but we finally picked one and of course spent too much money!

The Easter Bunny worked hard on their buckets and think "she" did a good job! The holidays are so fun with two boys!

Brody's taggie football EB brought him! He loves to chew on the tags and it makes noise when you move it around!

All smiles as usual! We are definitely blessed to have an easy, happy baby!

Hunter is OBSESSED with trains, so he was super excited to see his The Little Engine That Could DVD!

Someone is ready for church! I had so many people ask about Brody's belt! It's attached to the shorts and stops at his hips, so it's not even a true belt! Hunter also wore seersucker shorts! Matchy, matchy- at least while I can!

After church, we went to Viv's for lunch and an Easter egg hunt! This is the bunny cake Viv and Hunter made! They did a great job and Viv told me that her and her mom use to make one every year! I love that she is passing on family traditions to our children!

Cheese! We have finally figured out a way to make Hunter smile at the camera! We say, "Show us your teeth!" This little phrase has worked wonders over the past few weeks as far as being able to capture his big smile on camera!

My favorite picture by far- we're all smiling! They both just giggle when I put Brody on Hunter's shoulders!

I thought we could get a decent picture of us on the couch, but not so much! Hunter wanted to get down and play trains (too busy to take pictures by this point), I have no idea what Brody is doing, so this was about as good as it was going to get!

The sweet hubs! I force him to take pictures even though he hates it and I like this one of us!

My best friend Lori who does all of the boys pictures I have posted on here! Tim, Lori, and Kainaan joined us for lunch and the egg hunt!

The boys watching Hunter's new DVD while we wait on lunch! I first met Lori when Kainaan was ten months old and now he is five! Hard to believe!

Searching for Easter eggs! Hunter worked very hard to get that egg out- I thought he was going to rip it off of the house!

Lori and I hid the eggs and the boys had a good time hunting them! I loved Easter egg hunts when I was little and made my mom hide them multiple times! The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree because Hunter had me hide them again later on that day! We hunted eggs a total of three times!

After the hunt, we decided to let the boys dye some eggs! I know you are suppose to do this before Easter, but time had gotten away. They both had fun and just like last year, Hunter decided to try a sip of vinegar water! He gagged! One day he will learn!

We had a great Easter blessed with family and friends. I loved what one of my friends wrote on her facebook- By His wounds, we are healed! So thankful to serve a risen Savior!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Monkeys at the Zoo!

It's been a while since my last post so I apologize! We've been so busy with family coming in and Hunter's t-ball games that my blog has been neglected. We've had a lot of fun the past few weeks, which included a trip to the zoo!

Brody in his umbrella stroller for the first time! He's such a big boy! Can you believe he is already six months old? Can someone freeze time for me, please?!

The first animal we saw was a bear! He was just a snoozing away in the tree! Too cute!

Hunter looking for more bears! We actually saw three on this day and he was so excited about it!

I think the Sponge Bob popsicle was the highlight of his day though! He was so proud of it and was showing it off to everyone!

Thanks to Swamp People, ( it's a show about alligator hunters on the History channel that Brett loves) Hunter is not afraid of the alligator! He ran right to it and starting touching it and as we were leaving he hollered, "See ya later, alligator!"

My gorilla posing for pictures! He ran right up to this, so I made sure to have my camera ready!

Hunter and I monkeying around! He absolutely loved these and we had to pry him away from them! I have about hundred pictures of him on my camera in these cutouts! ha

I love pictures like this! I can't remember what animal they were looking for- luckily we picked a great day to go because most of the animals were out and in viewing range!

The gorilla running towards us!! I thought he was going to come up to the glass, but he got pretty close! It was neat to watch him.

Family picture time! We had so much fun at the zoo and Brody didn't even make a peep while we were there! He is such a good baby and big brother Hunter made sure to help out- he LOVED pushing the stroller! :)

If only I was looking at the right camera! I love this picture of us and I must be looking at MIL's camera.

Look at that happy face! Such a sweet baby who loves his daddy! :)

I know his eyes are shut, but I love it! He was so happy all day and I could just eat him up!!!

We spent almost four hours at the zoo and then had dinner at O'Charleys! It was a great day and the boys had fun!

I hope everyone had a great Easter! We enjoyed church, lunch with family and friends, and an egg hunt! It will be my next post so be watching for it and I promise it won't take as long to put on here!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Put Me In Coach...

I'm ready to play, today! Well, sort of :) The Lookouts had their first game/tournament this past weekend and they did great! Hunter batted the first inning and made it to first base! It was a proud mommy moment! To be honest, I could have cried! After that, he was done! Out of the two tournament games we had that day, that was all the t-ball action we were going to get from Hunter! His roster picture- isn't it adorable! I can't believe he will be four next month! Tear :(
The second day went better- Hunter actually went out on the field! Brett is the head coach of his team so it helps to have Daddy out there!

Playing in the dirt! I'm still proud of him for being out there- huge improvement from the day before!
Coming off of the field! I thought this was a good snapshot of their uniforms! Brett picked the name Lookouts from the Chattanooga Lookouts- a minor league team!

Kainaan running to first base! He is a great t-ball player and we are so happy that him and Hunter are on the same team! His dad, Tim is Brett's assistant coach and Lori is the head dugout mom!

High fives! What a neat picture! Lori took all of these pictures- she is great at t-ball multitasking!

This picture just plain cracks me up! The kids have a great time even if they aren't totally sure of what they are doing!

This is what it looked like most of the day! Six kids chasing after the ball and then fighting over who actually gets the ball! They have a great time and the coaches do a wonderful job with them! I am so proud of Brett and I know as the season goes on, Hunter will probably join in the fun more!