Sea Island in December

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sea Island holds a special place in my heart.  We are so fortunate to head down after Christmas for a week of relaxing, reading, and reflecting.  Patrick and I also get to celebrate our anniversary each year in the same place that we got married.

A lot has changed in five years.  We now have a toy closet, crib with wheels, a beautifully renovated home, high definition TVs, and instead of going to the Beach Club for cocktails we are there for the playground.

Gone Crabbing

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Monday, December 26, 2011

We had a wonderful Christmas.  Here are the highlights:

We said "bye bye" to Ernie (until next year:)
The McGowan gift was a hit!
The men of the house
Uncle Scottie is going to be a great daddy!
Granddaddy and Duncan
Hope to never see this tradition:  Christmas morning the casserole shattered from the heat 
Happy Birthday Poppy!
New Tradition:  making a birthday feast for my dad
Decorating cookies for Santa

Work of art

Duncan is ready for Santa too!
Look to your left

Now look to your right

Duncan look at me

Old Tradition:  Opening pajamas on Christmas Eve

Grams feeding Duncan his Christmas feast

Wip watching Rudolph for the 800th time and eating a snowman cookie

Wip's Early Years

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I could watch this 100 times a day.

My Buddy

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When I was a little girl the "it" doll was My Buddy.  I will forever remember the commercial I kept thinking of that song today when we had a playdate with Wip's friend Quinn.

Wip was in heaven 

Quinn and Wip
Quinn goes to the Temple with Wip and even though they are not in class together they have become buddies in the morning room before school starts.  Quinn's mommy invited us to join them for a music class and then lunch at Chucky Cheese pizza. They had a blast!

Scooby Dooby Doo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wip makes me laugh everyday. After nap he will sometimes ask to have a snack.  Lately he has been obsessed with graham crackers shaped as dog bones.  He will say "may I please have some scooby dooby snacks?".  For some reason it makes me giggle.

Baby Jesus

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mary, Joseph, and Jesus
He made mama proud

Grandaddy and his boys
Duncan was a star tonight. He did a fantastic job playing the role of Jesus. After the pageant we went to Mimi and Granddaddy's house for chili. Wip took a bell and started ringing it and said "I am ringing this for Baby Jesus" and walked over to Duncan. He was a proud big brother.

Here we go...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Let the fun begin.  Over the break we are going to attempt to have Wip transition from diapers to big boy underpants.  Wish us luck!
Our little Buzz Butt

On the mend

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chilling at East Louisville

Too sleepy to finish his prunes
Duncan was sick all week.  It started with a 103.4 temperature (that freaked me out).  Dr. Church said that he thought it was the coxsackie virus.  After a roller coaster of high temperatures (up to 104) and just a miserable baby boy, we went back to the doctor on Thursday and discovered an ear infection (yeah for antibiotics!).  He must have known that he is playing the most important role in the Christmas pageant on Sunday because he is feeling much better!

The Best Day

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

When I was pregnant with Wip I would listen to The Best Day by Taylor Swift and sob (leave it to those pregnancy hormones).  I would sit and think about how I would try my hardest to give my children "the best day" always.  Yesterday (even though our littlest man was sick) I had "the best day" with Wip.  We played in the leaves, kicked around the soccer ball, and attempted to jump rope (he does not have that one figured out yet).  At one point we were "throwing the leaves up to the sky" and he ran over with his arms open wide and gave me the biggest hug and said "I love you mommy".  It was not prompted, was not forced, and was not fake.  It was a moment I will cherish forever.

2011-12 Turtle Class

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Let me introduce you to Wip's class.  (top left:  Ms. Tara and Ms. Marie, Wip, Israel, Owen, Abby, Skye, Hayden, Ajay, Araya, Kate, Casper, Jaaaaack, Dagny, and Addie.  I am wondering if the first three boys on the top row might be the infamous "Three Musketeers".

Best Santa?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas in Lexington

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Open House at Grams and Poppy's
Bev and Duncan getting to know each other

Sitting up like a big boy!

Quality time with Grams

Southern Lights
Wip, what are you looking at?


Tiny Frosty

Thomas the Train
Is this camel (George) going to make it?

Just another day, riding a camel with daddy

Go George Go
Great weekend with Grams and Poppy!