Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We went to Honeysuckle Hill Farm last Sunday afternoon. It was a perfect day for some fall fun. My sweet little pumpkin is getting SO big.
checking out some straw

he called these the "go carts"
playing on the bouncy trampoline thingy

oink. oink. baby
we sifted through the water for minerals
we swang
we see-sawed

we went on the slide....a lot
he and leelee rode the cow train
but, his favorite thing was the corn pit

picking out our pumpkin

oh, and here's a sneak peek for Halloween

Meet Me in St Louis

Jared and I went to St. Louis a couple of weekends ago. We had such a lovely time. It was perfect weather and there were lots of fun things to do.
Up in the arch
(I had forgotten how scary it is going up in those little capsules)
our hotel and super comfy bed
we got it for $60
thank you priceline
lovely tree lined walkway
we toured this beautiful cathedral
the ceilings were made of gold people

me and the hubs
walking around forest park
seriously - some of the BEST barbque we have ever eaten
jared was a happy man
the evidence
ok, so this was the whole reason for going
So You Think You Can Dance....LIVE
ya'll. words cannot express
we couldn't take our camera inside so this was the best picture I could get. The show was amazing. i have the best husband for going with me. our seats were incredible. we were only about 6 rows up. we could see everything perfectly. such an awesome time!!!
breakfast in bed
i like this picture of us
at the zoo
we also made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with little man
he loves to help in the kitchen
we've also been to centennial park to play and feed the ducks
with our good friends Jenny and Addy
and, we have been making fun traffic jams
with all of our cars
family wedding
silly pic of our sweet little family
i can't believe everyone is smiling in this picture
good job Vaughn's

Pumpkin Patch pictures to come.....

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Little Catch Up

My parent's recently went on a trip with Belmont University to Italy. They were gone for 2 weeks and we sure did miss them. Jacob couldn't wait to pick them up at the airport.
waiting for them to come through the gate
happy reunion
Jacob didn't have anything to do with mom and dad the rest of the night
waiting for the luggage
J thought it was so fun to watch all the bags come around

We have been hard at work on J's big boy room. I am trying to have everything done for his birthday. A few weeks ago Renna came over and we painted. I'll have lots more finished product pics soon, but for now here is a little preview:
wall color before
in progress
I can't wait to see what it's all going to look like when it comes together

George came to Pottery Barn kids for story time.
a little trip to the Farmer's Market
J kept asking, "where are the farmers?"

A few weeks ago one of my cousin's on my dad's side of the family got married. We headed to Atlanta for the weekend. We stayed at the Westin.....ummmmm tallest hotel I have ever been in. Our room was on the 48th floor, but there was a glass elevator that went 70-something stories high. Of course, we had to go to the top and take in the view!!!
our little daredevil waiting on the elevator
only group shot we managed to get

little revolving restaurant where we stopped for a bit of refreshment
j got to sleep in a huge, comfy hotel bed
lovely view from our room
a trip to ATL wouldn't be complete without a visit to the aquarium
if you have never been it is definitely worth a trip
fascinated watching the Mr. Scuba Man clean the tank

the dolphins were of course my fave!!

Our sweet friends the McCullough's came for dinner one night
Walter is just the cutest and these two played so well together!!!

Jared's sister Emily got married two weekends ago in Chattanooga. We had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends. And, Jacob was the cutest little ringboy you ever did see!!!
playing on the steps at rehearsal
couldn't you just eat him up in that tie!?!

sweet, sweet, sweet Gran and Pappy
I just love these two
practicing walking with his sign.
we were a little worried he wouldn't do it, but he pulled through.
J and sweet cousin Bella (the flowergirl)
these two really hit it off

the fam

get us to the church on time
but of course we have a few minutes to play in the leaves
ok - I know you are thinking to yourselves how cute he is

oh - he is so scrumptous
watching a movie
he really liked aunt emily's pretty dress
but he loves her more
they had a great band at the reception and j boogied all night
my parent's grooved to the music too

i just love these shoes - and i love the feet that go in them

back at the hotel after a long day
J was done. He stripped his pants off right there in the hall
He kept running back and forth
My dad kept calling him Tom Cruise from that scene in Risky Business
It was hilarious

This past week was my mom's birthday.
We threw her a little party.
helping her open her presents
but we had to blow out the candles first

and finally.....
it's fall around here so we did our first fall craft
sponge painting pumpkins