Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sea World

We decided to renew our annual Sea World passes this year and enjoyed a great day (all day) at the park first with our neighbors and later met up with Ann-Marie, Rob and Cooper! A great time was had by all. Cooper put the smack down on Brody and he is still talking about it today!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Old Friends...New Friends

We enjoyed a nice visit with Michelle and her youngest boy yesterday! Michelle and I go way back to the days of high school and even though we don't see each other very often, it seems like no time has lapsed when we do get together. High School was tough for both of us because we were transfer students from other states. Fortunately somehow or the other, our parents bought homes on the same street and Michelle saw my sorry butt standing at the bus stop every day and offered to drive me to school. We have been friends since. I love you Michelle and treasure our friendship!
The boys had a great time too and before the visit was over they were both running around like chickens with their heads cut off!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry X-mas!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Visit with Santa

Santa paid the kids a visit today at school! Brody asked for a book. Sweet...

Here is a shot from last year's visit....funny to see how much he has grown and changed in just a year's time! Santa looks the same!


Monday, December 15, 2008

What the Heck...

Because Brody has been unable to master forward momentum on his new bike, the decision was made to conquer Mt. Mailbox this afternoon in full bicycle gear. Totally scaled that bad boy!
As for the title of this post; that's Brody's new favorite saying which clearly is a sign that we have been watching our language! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Roll Tide...not so much

Yaya and Papa Jim came for a visit yesterday to watch the Alabama/Florida least it wasn't a blow out. A good time was had by all even with the disappointing final score.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Happy First Birthday Grant!

Happy 1st Birthday Cutie Pie!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


If you are reading my blog, you likely already know a wonderful woman named Hope. However, if you are passing through and don't know Hope's story, please take a moment and visit Hope for the Tatas (on blog list) and say a prayer for Hope and her family. She is battling cancer with all she has and needs our prayers and positive thoughts at this time. She is a beautiful person, both inside and out, and has a heart that must weigh 100 pounds. Please add her to your prayers. She needs them now more than ever.

Friday, November 28, 2008


We had a nICE afternoon with Nana, Pop Pop and Aunt Bobby today visiting ICE at the Gaylord Palms Resort. It was brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........cold and we turned pink according to Brody! Brody was a trooper and stood in line to go down the ice slide with Mommy and then sang Row Row Row Your Boat on his way down. It only slightly held up the line! The pictures are a bit blurry but that is what happens when technology meets 9 degrees! brrrrr.....! :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble!

It is not even noon and I have already scorched the h-e-double hockey sticks out of my arm. Where's the gauzaparra when you need it? Ann-Marie, can you bring some over..I know you must have some!?
Happy Turkey Day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The fun never stops....

Poor Hales...she isn't sure if the non-stop entertainment is part of her daily room rate or if we'll charge extra at check out...!

p.s. No animals were injured in the capturing of these shots...despite the one that looks like her tail is being pulled (it was not; I promise Aunt Sissy!)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Giddy up!

We are puppy sitting our sweet cousin Haley for a few days and Brody is in heaven. Haley doesn't seem bothered by the far! Don't get in ideas Brody...we are NOT getting a dog. You have two cats that you ignore on a daily basis!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A day over 38 and a week over 3!

fortunately neither of us look our age...!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Brody is 3!!!

Happy Birthday Big Boy! We love you! M/D xoxo

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Holy cow...who is going to eat all this candy?!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Brody spent this morning hanging out just being cute and then visiting the pumpkin patch. We also decided on a Halloween costume, but we'll keep it a surprise. He was playing with it this afternoon, but it has brought on some less than favorable behavior, so it was put away until Dia de las Brujas!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Diagnosis: Ain't Nothin' Much Wrong

I left work early today to tend to a sick boy....apparently I picked up the wrong kid! We did go see the doctor and Brody promptly announced to anyone that would listen "I not sick anymore." He actually does have a virus of some sort and is on antibiotics now...but as you can see, it hasn't slowed down the silliness!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Can you say N.A.P.

Here's why you should nap if you are still of napin' age...

because you will fall asleep while eating ice cream (WHAT! I know you are squirming at this one could my offspring do such a thing!)

because you will fall asleep while you are drinking milk...

because you will pass out at 7:00 p.m. on the couch and miss America's Funniest Home Videos. As long as you sleep through the night...I'm okay with this...but if I'm up at 4:00 a.m.; we are gonna need to have a chat! :)


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Is it wrong...

Is it wrong to send my kid out begging for candy in the same outfit he wore last year? Suzanne, Ann-Marie, Hope, Jenn, Laurie...any other veteran moms...what's your take on this because just between us girls...these costumes seem like a big waste o' money! Here we are last year as a "Monkey"...

and today we have run around as a "Bobo Monkey" ALL DAY long...hello, it's hot as H-E-double hockey sticks here...(it's 6:45 p.m. and he is currently running around fully dressed as a Bobo).

He says he wants to be a Bobo Monkey this year...think I can get away with it!!??


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The otter day....

we went to the zoo!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Party All the Time!

A grand time was had by all at Cooper's first birthday party. Little Coop dove right into his monkey cake and went bananas! We also enjoyed a day with Elmo on Sunday with the boys. Brody had fun even though he wouldn't sit with the boys!
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Cooper!

Really, the only thing missing is jazz hands! Happy Birthday "Pooper"...we can't wait to sing to you in person you little monkey! We love you!

Here is a picture I found of the boys from 2007...Cooper is about 2 months old! Sweet Monkey! xoxo

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunny Days....!

Brody loves him some Lydia and Kate!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Not a Baby Anymore....

Brody has told me on several occasions over the past few weeks that he is not a baby anymore...sigh... He was just moved to the "big boy class" at school and so now he all about being a big boy. A few nights ago he catapulted himself out of his crib for the first time and simply refused to get back in it (holy cow we had a few really bad nights). We decided it was time for the big boy bed ... and a trip to PB Kids. BTW...he totally loves my selection!! Here's his new big boy room. He insisted that the bed have him name on it so I made a sign...which he ripped off and ate a portion of, hence the jagged edges! We had a rough first go at the whole big boy bed the first night...but the second and third problems at all! Indeed, he's not a baby anymore...sigh again...


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cupcake and New Kicks Saturday

It was cupcake Saturday at our house today! Brody is totally going to be a Top Chef! I'm sorry to report that one of us didn't eat our dinner so they didn't get to eat any cupcakes (and no, it wasn't motto is: you never know where your next meal is coming from so eat up...clink clink of the silver ice cream spoon--that's for you AMB). We also got the kid some new kicks today and he went crazy over them!

Monday, August 25, 2008

You got pizza?

A sure sign that you order way too much pizza is when your child asks the man standing at the door waiting to be let in to give us an estimate on some drywall work..."you got pizza?" Brody's perplexed as to why we aren't currently consuming triangles of cheese. Go figure!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

NO Floaties!

While watching the Olympics, Brody is quick to point out that Michael Phelps needs no floaties. Brody on the other hand, needs floaties!

On a side note, our new favorite thing to do is "hold our balls" while going potty. Nice...wonder how taught him that one?

Have a great Sunday - xoxo

Monday, August 4, 2008

20 years...say it ain't so...

Danny and I spent this past weekend reconnecting with old friends from high school at our 20th High School Reunion. We both graduated from MIHS in 1988 so it was great fun for both of us at the reunion because we both knew people. Now everyone is trying to stay connected through Facebook which is driving me nuts because I don't know how to use it yet b/c I am old (hello, TWENTIETH reunion...for crying out loud). In any event, we had loads of fun and here's a snap shot of us all gussied up for your viewing pleasure.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Get Well Soon Yaya!

These are for you make you laugh and smile! Hope you are feeling better soon!

xoxo Brody

P.S. He's being a "bear" in the second picture...check out that face...cracks me up!! He's for real yo!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Yee Haw Po-Boy!

We are all better after three days of ickiness. By Saturday we were 95% back to normal and today...all's clear! Yee Haw Po Boy (favorite new phrase which we believe is actually "Yee Haw Cowboy")!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

102.5 never looked so cute...

One of the characters in the above picture woke up at 2 in the morning (yelling "I want my Mommy") with a fever of 102.5 and has continued to have a fever pretty much all day. Despite his jaundice glow, Ernie is not the one with the fever (I can't even tell you how long it took to get all Brody's "friends" lined up just so in order to get this picture..."no, you sit next to Cookie, Ernie." "No, you sit next to Elmo, Cookie." ... and on and on). Poor little man Brody is not feeling well today. We did run to the doctor today and for the low low price of around $120 they told us there was basically nothing wrong with him and to just keep giving him liquids and the famous Tylenol/Motrin cocktail. Lucky for him it's Happy Hour all day today so he's cashin' in on the drink special!
On a side note, I added Doodlebugs to my "Blogs I Read" list...check out the fabulous products on Kacey's website. I have ordered several different items from her and they all rock. Her note cards make great gifts for all sorts of occasions! Check it out!
Here's to hoping we are on the mend soon...xoxo