Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Fall!

A few weekends ago, we went to Holley Farm to let Aaden experience the "country life". Ha! I believe our sweet boy was born to live on a farm. Maybe one day, but for now, trips like this will have to do! This is the wagon ride that took you all around their family's property. It was beautiful! The tour guide made a few stops and would hop off and tell us a little bit about the area and it's history. At the end of the tour, it stopped at the pumpkin patch and you got to pick out a pumpkin! We ended up getting two- one for Tyler & I, and Aaden picked his right off the vine!

This slide is homemade (can you tell?), and SO much fun!!  Aaden and Tyler went down it at least 4 times.
Next, was the corn maze.  Aaden strolled  ran through it.  We could barely keep up!                                       
They also had a corn kernel pit, which Aaden wouldn't have anything to do with.  You know, because it would actually require him to be contained in a small area, and well, he's just too busy for that!

This was a second attempt at a family photo.  I think Aaden was trying to kiss Tyler on the cheek....  sweet, sweet boy.

Our pumpkins have made their home on our door step. I love how Aaden's pumpkin is the smaller one.  Aaden had a great time.  This will definitely have to turn into a tradition.

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


As I'm writing this, I'm thinking to myself "why in the world are you blogging at 2 am?". I honestly think I may be losing my mind.

It's been a crazy beginning to the week and there are alot of things that I want to post/write about, but just don't have the energy.  So, I will make a list!

  • We had a wonderful weekend.  Pictures definitely to come.  We took Aaden to a pumpkin farm in Itawamba County and he had a blast.  Went on a tractor ride, slide down the greatest slide I've ever seen (4 times), picked his own pumpkin, ran through the corn maze.  So, so fun.
  • Tyler bought me a camera.  I am utterly excited to learn how to use it and Photoshop Elements.  It is my early birthday present, and I LOVE it. 
  • It seems that I am reminded daily that I am a huge sinner, a very flawed human whose only hope is through her Savior.  After some days, I am just so thankful he loved me the same yesterday, and will love me the same tomorrow despite something I say, do, or should have done. 
  • I think I have a spider bite on my ankle.  Lovely.  We went to the park Friday evening and I thought I had gotten a mosquito bite.  I usually have very big reactions to mosquitoes so I didn't think much of it.  Except it has been 3 days and it hurts some when I walk, is swollen, and well, doesn't look so much like a mosquito bite anymore.
  • Alabama lost to South Carolina.  Oh, glory.  Saturday was a fabulous day!  Our dawgs won and Bama lost! 
  • Praying for Bowen, Bennett, and Andi
  • Aaden.  Oh, our sweet Aaden.  Just like my Gingaw used to say "if you don't stop growing, I'll put a brick on top of your head!"  He is so big.  I say that every time I post, and I mean it.  It is something new every day.  This morning we pulled into daycare and he said "I wanna go back that way!" (talking about away from daycare).  And talk about melting my heart when he says "I love you, Momma".  Oh, mercy.  To think that Christ loves us unfathomably more than we can ever love our own children.  Wow.  We can't even begin to comprehend it.
Hope your week is wonderful....


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bulldogs & J-E-L-L-O

This past Saturday all three of us were able to go to the MSU game Vs. Alcorn State.  We had bought 2 tickets to a few of the games, but Tyler called me Friday and said that the Air Force Base was giving out free tickets.  Because children are required to have a ticket, and because we didn't know how well Aaden would do, we just opted to let him stay with his Di Di and Grandpa Roger for the games.  That is, until we got free tickets and thought "Why not?", and BOY did he love it! He especially loved watching the band and ringing the cowbell!  He would get so excited when everyone was clapping and cheering after we made a good play.  He had a blast!

 Sadly, I didn't want to lug around my camera so I didn't even take it.  But this picture was taken earlier in the year when we met our head football coach Dan Mullen.  Oh, how I love Dan.  I have so much respect for him and his family.  Such an awesome guy (and coach!).  Dan came to the base to speak at the Sport's Banquet and Tyler got to introduce him.  He signed a football for Aaden and gave him a high five and fist bump. Ha!

This boy is loving some Jello lately.  He works so hard to get it on his spoon, then finally just reverts to using his fingers.  I don't blame him!

 We had such a fun weekend...  These last few pictures are generally what take place every night.  We turn the movie Cars on, and Aaden stares at the TV until he falls asleep.

I love those pudgy little cheeks.  Can you see the drool on his pillow? Poor baby was so tired after such an eventful day....