I'm a stay at home mom who loves the Lord with all my heart and strives to be the kind of wife & mother that He wants me to be. I've been married to a wonderful, godly man for 5 years; we have a 4 year old boy, a 2 1/2 year old girl, a 9 month old boy, and baby # 4 coming in June.
In September of 2008 we moved from Auburn to Birmingham.
While we enjoyed our time in Auburn, we were ready to live in a bigger city and be a bit closer to family.
Luke helping me pack
You really can get a lot done if you stick your baby in a giant box with a few toys Luke was a little unsure of our new place in Birmingham, and for the first day or so he just followed me around whining, but when I unpacked his toys and he had some familiar things around, he was back to his old self again. Just a few days after we moved in, Aunt Holly & Parker came for a visit.
Luke & Parker were at the stage where they were constantly taking what the other one had. They both loved cheerios, but weren't too happy about sharing them. We also had a little celebration for Parker's first birthday, because Hurricane Ike crashed her real birthday party earlier that month.
Aunt Holly, Uncle Andy, Parker and Kellen came to visit us over the fourth of July weekend.
Saturday we made the treck up to Blountsville to visit Spring Valley Beach waterpark.
My friend, Rachel, told us about this waterpark, and she said it was great for toddlers, but to remember that it is in Blountsville, so there will be some coooountry people there.
I filed her comment somewhere in the back of my mind, and didn't really think about it again, until the moment we arrived at Spring Valley Beach, and who do we put our stuff down next to, but... Now, if Tooter Mae is not country, then I don't know what is
And of course, you really know you're in the country(around a bunch of rednecks) when you see this: Anyways, back to the actual waterpark; Parker and Luke loved it!
They walked around in the water Watched the giant bucket dump water all over everyone Their most favorite part was riding the big slides As soon as Luke got off the raft, he would shout, "Again, Again!" Parker was a dare devil and rode with her hands high in the air And laughed hysterically when she got to the bottom. The waterpark is definitely not for babies, and if we had to do it all over again, we would have probably left Aubrey & Kellen with a babysitter, so all of the adults could get in on the slide action!
But, for the most part the babies were troopers and kept a smile on their face Kellen has the "prettiest" blue eyes. The smiling ceased when the snacks ran out, and I received this glare from Aubrey: So, we packed up and started our journey back to the car Spring Valley Beach did not disappoint, and we hope to visit again soon!
Sunday, we went to church and then grilled out for lunch.
After naps, we decided to try a photoshoot with all the grandbabies, here's how it went:
It started off with Aubrey pitching a fit because her feet were touching the grass Luke decided to take control of the situation with Aubrey and proceeded to put her in a headlock to get her to stop whining. Parker had just woken up from her nap and was in no mood to smile, meanwhile, Luke thought Kellen needed his head rubbed With no hope of a natural smile coming from any of these kids anytime soon, the daddies started acting crazy trying to force some smiles In the middle of all the picture taking, the toddlers decided to love on Kellen a bit I believe this is the best one of all 4 of them, no smiles, but at least they're all looking in the direction of the camera After the photshoot, we all headed back inside,
all except Miss Priss who wasn't about to get off of her towel and venture onto the sticky, prickly grass "Hey you, come pick me up, because I am NOT crawling on this grass!" She sat and sat and sat, but was determined not to make a move, but to wait for some one to rescue her. So rescue her we did.
We had a wonderful weekend celebrating our country's independence!
So Luke and I spent every chance we could cheering on our(my) Tigers!
Aunt Anna, Luke, and I after a Auburn pep rally Tailgating Luke enjoyed the tailgating, but was NOT a fan of the grass Aunt Anna and Luke before the LSU game Luke rolling Toomer's Corner The first and only time in the 2+ years that I lived in Auburn, that I "helped" (aka watched) Toomer's Corner being rolled Although I always hoped that Luke would be an Auburn fan... He has several different teams to root for WAR EAGLE Go Cats roll tide