Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Questions by Reed

Reed is constantly asking questions. "Does Tater Tot start with 2 t's?" Pointing at the ceiling in our living room, "Is that part of the upstairs floor?"

After grilling me about smoke stacks on trains and listening to me try to answer him to the best of my abilities, he said, "Ahhh. I don't know everything about some stuff do I mommy?"

Monday, December 29, 2008

Conversation among siblings

Cate: "Reed, you're stinky."
Reed: "No I'm not. I don't wear a diaper anymore."
Cate: "Well, you're still stinky."


Friday, December 26, 2008

It was a very Merry Christmas

Cate was the first one up. At 6:20am she came in our room. We got Reed and went downstairs to see if there were any gifts under the tree.



Reed was so excited to get some Star Wars toys. They loved all of the toys. We were having a great time.



Then Cate noticed there was wrapping paper on the back door. I wonder why that's there.

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It was such a nice day we decided to go on a treasure hunt at Stones River Battlefield.



There are a couple of wild monkeys in this tree.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The true meaning of Christmas

Charlie Brown, "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"

Linus, "Sure Charlie Brown. I can tell you what Christmas is all about."


Lake Guntersville at Christmastime

We had a wonderful weekend at Lake Guntersville State Park in Alabama with my mom and brother Clay and girlfriend Janna. Cate & Reed had never been there.



Wes and I got married 14 years ago and spent our honeymoon here.



We took lots of funny pictures.



Gran and Cate got tattoos.



The kids found shells on the beach to put in their treasure boxes that Gran made them.



It all ended too soon. Thank you Gran for a wonderful Christmas in Guntersville.

Our little shepherd boy...

Reed was a shepherd in his school play. They were adorable.



Reed is the one behind the green balloon.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by after the play to see what the kids wanted for Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2008

MOM, Reed's using his imagination again!



Reed was "reading" a Mushroom identification book and here's how the story went:

Once "tapon" a time there was a mushroom, then people went on a treasure hunt and there was some chipmunks. Then there was a man that "sitted & pitted & titted" and "sat & pat & tat" and settled down in the mud and then they saw "sumpin", a wild bear and settled down. Ha, ha, ha. And they stayed in the mud all day. Then the mommy gave them a bath. Then they fell in the mud again. Then chapter 2 is on fire. That's all the story. Was that a long story mommy? Was it funny?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's never quiet around here.

Cate's singing Jingle Bells. You may not understand what Reed is saying. That's because he said he was singing like Chewbacca. Star Wars gets mixed up in everything these days.


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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cate's First Snow Day

We slept in a little because I knew school had been canceled. When I got up the kids were looking out the window at the snow. I said, "Let's go sledding before it melts." Cate said, "What about school?" Then I realized I had not told her that when it snows they cancel school. She was so excited.





Reed chasing Cate's sled.
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Cate climbs the hill while Reed zooms by.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Buzz & Woody

I have a friend who has two little boys that love Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Toy Story. You probably know that I'm a little obsessed with clothes pin dolls right now. So the two thoughts collided in my brain and ...

....voila...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Run Wes Run



I'm so proud of you. Here's a link for the race report.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Is The Empire Strikes Back a Christmas movie?



I asked the kids what their favorite Christmas movie is and Wes told me about a conversation he had with Cate. Apparently Cate thinks The Empire Strikes Back is a Christmas movie.

Why?

Because it has snow in it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fishing Fun

We made a quick trip to Mississippi for Thanksgiving. My sister and brother-in-law gave the kids their Christmas presents early. Fishing poles! They love them.

They tried to catch something in the bayou at Papaw's...



...and in Papaw's pond...



...and Gran's swimming pool?...



No fish. Hmmm... is there a hook on this line?