Saturday, October 21, 2017

SuSu brought these youngin’s a few  500 water balloons on their last visit. The next weekend their daddy was gone and we needed a good activity that didn’t require money or leaving, so, I let them fill all the balloons they wanted and we went out in the front to have a fight. It was a lot of fun and I am so glad I took my camera out with us. I captured some great memories and it was one of those nights that will be etched in my mind forever and hopefully theirs, too!!













This last one...cracks me up. Cant help it.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Baby Goat

How is it the middle of October already???? Pretty sure I blinked and this kid is now 6 weeks away from turning ONE YEAR OLD. EEEEKKKKK!!! I should stop blinking, shouldn't I? 

JH here is nothing but a little baby goat! He loves to eat paper, cardboard books, twigs, leaves, anything that he can chew on and try to swallow before I dig it out of his mouth, he will!!! You forget how time consuming having a newborn is. And then once you are over that shock of remembrance you get slapped in the face with the harsh reality of a not so new baby who can move around on his own. This boy here would explore the entire house with out stopping until he either A. fell asleep or B. got so hurt he couldn’t shake it off. That toilet paper tower in the background may or may not have come in contact with BoBo’s head a time or two yet, he keeps going back for more!! 






Monday, July 10, 2017

How many likes do you get?

One evening James’s little friend was riding home from church with us and I overheard James tell Cason: "Mama posted this picture of me on Instagram with a fish and I got 46 likes!!"
I’m still laughing. Love my boy!



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Double-named

On our trip to New Orleans at the end of May, Audrey rode with me out there and Olivia rode back with me. Now, I need to take this moment to say that Audrey was an absolute dream! She is the one you want with you on long rode trips. N.e.v.e.r. made a peep. Never got frustrated with Henry. Never asked when we were going to stop for food, lol!!

Olivia was so excited to get to FINALLY sit next to Henry in the car! She did great for the couple hours or so. Tending to him, giving him his pappy and handing him toys and then it all just got to be to much for her and I heard her double name him and say yell:

JohnHenry!!! You have to stop spiting that paci out when I’m not looking!!!!!!

And then a little bit later, exasperated, she declares:

I’m tired of this. He won’t stop fussing and I can’t watch t.v.!!



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The week of May 9th

You discovered your hands.

You started flexing your wrists and it’s the cutest thing in the world!

You like to chew on one finger, usually your index finger but sometimes your thumb.

You visited Birmingham for the first time.

The day we got back from Birmingham you found your feet! I had layed you down in your bed to go do something and when I passed by your room a few minutes later I saw you laying on your back holding on to those chubby little feet. Now, you are always holding those feet. It’s like there are no bones in your legs!






Monday, July 3, 2017

5 months with Henry (April)

At five months old, Henry:

You Bring our faces close to yours.

You give a little cough when you get excited.

You have started to be very ticklish.

You love to grab daddy’s hair and his beard (daddy had to trim his beard way back because of this!).

You smile at EVERYONE.

You wear 9 month footed pajamas and 6 month onesie’s.

You started getting your foot stuck in the slats on your crib. When it first started to happen you would just lay there quietly until someone checked on you but you’ve since changed your mind on that approach!

You had rice cereal for the first time this month and you cry out when you don’t get it fast enough.

You sort of like to take water from a bottle.

You kept waking up giving me an awful fit in the middle of the night so I put you on your tummy finally to sleep and you started sleeping all night!! Praise.the.Lord. Praise the Lord!! We also extended your feeding times from every 3 to every 4 hours. That was such a wonderful, glorious day.








Saturday, July 1, 2017

Cant think of a title

I have been wracking my brain the last few weeks trying to figure out what has changed. Why can’t I blog consistently? Looking back over the last 8 years, I blogged about everything!! And I had fun doing it. It wasn’t a chore, I didn’t have to make myself sit down and do it out of guilt. Isn’t that funny? Blogging out of guilt. Have you ever?




Well, I finally have it figured out. The source of the inconsistency. The reason for the sheer torture of sitting down and trying to think of funny things to say about the cute things the kids have done lately. It takes to much time and I have 4 kids. Insightful, I know. But wait, there is more. That’s not the actual root of the problem. The root is actually a person and his name is....Steve Jobs. Yes, yes, that’s right. Steve Jobs is the real reason I don’t enjoy blogging so much any more. May he rest in peace.


He invented the iPhone, y’all. I know, real insightful but, do y’all see where I am going with this yet? 3 years ago I got my first iPhone and found Instagram and then Chatbooks came along and the rest is history (pun intended). It's so much faster to take a pic on my iPhone, open Instagram, do a few adjustments and add a fairly short caption to said pic and then press that share button. And then, after 60 photos are posted, Chatbooks automatically makes a book for me and ships it directly to my house. Hello!!!!!






I don’t know about you but I feel much better after my revelation. I am documenting just as much as I did a few years ago, just in a different way. A much easier way.




All that being said, I have tons of notes in my handy dandy iPhone about Henry and all he’s been up to the last few months and a few things the older kids have said that are just too funny to be forgotten. I am actually going to take the time TODAY and write up a bunch of blogs and set the automatic posting schedule thingamajig to post once or twice a week. Wow!!! Aren’t you all impressed? I know I am.