Thursday, March 31, 2011

Table for 4 + 4

Going out to lunch with Ebby & Poppy requires quite a big table these days.
4 adults plus 4 kids.

Poppy & Court
Poppy looking good 2 weeks after heart surgery!

She's out.... Aunt Jacquelyn a little tired from pulling all-nighters with the little one.
The girls are pretty obsessed with baby cousin.

Silly time with Ebby.

Banks, 15 days old.
Perfect behavior.

Harper & Ty Ty
Best Friends.

Court & his Lovey (aka Mommy)
And the culprit is in his hand for why he decided not to nap today.
Court may have a cookie ban coming up!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New 'do!

After about the fifth stranger comment this week saying "How pretty that little girl is..." I decided it was time for our little BOY to get a chop on his long locks. An impromptu run into snip-its (our first non Aunt Jacquelyn kids cut ever.... guess she is busy with 2 week old baby cousin Banks!) and Court walked out, wait scratch that, Court was carried out (still not walking!) a new man with a new 'do! He looks like a little boy all of the sudden.

Court, 14 months. Pink lollipop for good behavior.
A quick phone picture since Mommy finds it pretty hard to juggle 3 kids & a big camera these days.

The mischief makers in the "farm". Our rainy day go-to.
Day 5 of rain around here and a few more days to go.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away!

It was a rainy, cold weekend here. I think we heard the "Rain, rain go away" song sung by the girls close to twenty times. We met some friends at the Discovery Place Saturday morning to let the kids get some energy out. Everyone had fun and it even exhausted the girls enough to nap.... win! Court loved it but Mommy told him he could not go back until he was walking on his own two feet. Lets see if the bribe works!

The girls at the lite-brite station

Harp on drums!

Court stacking with Daddy.


Color wheel.

More stacking.

A snake.... hmm, someone looks a little scared.

Crossing the rainforest bridge.

Silly Daddy!

Friday, March 25, 2011

3 peas in a pod

Our 3 peas are the best of friends! Court looks up to his big sissies & Tyler and Harper take great pride in teaching baby bro things and are pretty good about including him most of the time.

Early morning snuggles...

Its a bunny party!

Another "party" in the backyard

3 peas in a pod.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

All in a Day's Work!

The girls dropped their nap this past summer (sigh!)... but we make the most of our busy days. 12 hours straight entertaining two toddlers can be quite the task somedays. Since sweet brother still has a 3 hour power nap in the afternoon we have at least 3 hours a day when the girls need to be entertained (and kept quiet) until we can go out and explore the world. Tyler & Harper love any hands on activity.... they help with folding laundry (even if mom has to re-fold later), they LOVE to have a party ~ all of their dolls lined up with goodies to eat (hmmm... might have gotten the entertaining bug from mom), and cooking!

Decorating Easter Eggs.... over a month to go until the big day & our house is already fully decked out for Easter.

The girls favorite activity at school is any kind of craft. We save these projects for when Court can not get in on the action because baby brother & glue do not go well together. Already been there, done that!

Next up... baking!

Totally into cooking, especially when the end result is yummy cupcakes to eat!

Two girls somehow getting very grown up!

Monday, March 21, 2011


Court has an absolute FAVORITE game.... Peek-A-Boo!







The girls loved this game when they were little too....

Friday, March 18, 2011

All Smiles

Sunny Days = Super Smiley Kids!




Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Introducing Banks...

Today our family got a little bigger & our hearts a little more full.
Lowrey 'Banks' Buckner
7 lbs 8 oz.
20 inches of perfection

Our precious niece & cousin

Proud Daddy

Pretty Mommy

Excited Aunt & Big Cousins

Ebby & the ladies

Precious Banks

Congrats you guys!
We love her already.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A week away....

Yes, we are still alive... a week with no blog post.... I better have a good excuse! Well, here is a great one... we were in the Dominican Republic celebrating Aunt Kristin getting married. A fabulous trip but we are now home and getting back to reality. It was a week away from technology & it was perfect. Kids were in great hands with Ebby & Poppy and were on perfect behavior. After trying unsuccessfully to wake up the girls when we got in, we are anxious for the morning to come when we can cuddle with our kids. Until I can snap some pictures of the cuties, here are a few from the wedding. Congrats Kristin & Nick!

Kristin & Nick

The wedding party

Happy parents enjoying our kid free getaway!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


After I put Court down for his nap,
this was not what I expected to greet me in the backyard...

but sometimes, being a mom means...

enjoying the unexpected adventures,

soaking up every minute of your child's happiness,

letting our kids be kids...

even though it is often messy.

Its these days of living in the moment...

with your precious kids...

that make a bubble bath in the middle of the afternoon a great day!