Chris’ latest project

A couple of weeks ago, Chris announced to me on a Thursday night that he was going to make Owen a bed the next day. I’ve learned to just say “ok” and let him get out in the garage and do his thing. I really didn’t pay much attention to what he was doing out there until he asked me to help him put it together. The scale of this picture is off and it makes the bed look bigger than it is. He actually lowered it 4 inches after he got it into his room and I took these pictures.

I’m pretty impressed with his work and Owen is VERY proud of his new bed. He loves doing work like this and does a lot of work after school, weekends, and school breaks for different people. He’s definitely happiest when he’s building something….or doing demo!

**he also built the bookshelves on the other side of the bed**

Aiden – 5 months

Aiden you’re a busy boy these days! You’re definitely coming into your own. In the past few days you’ve decided that you’d rather be upright than just laying around so thanks to the cool Hugga-Bebe we got as a shower gift you’re enjoying spending time in the jumper.

and sitting up in chairs

and sitting up in your Bumbo seat

until you fall asleep eating your cereal!

You’re our happy rolie-polie jolly little Aiden-bug!
Here are your current stats:
weight: somewhere in the 14 lb range
clothes: 3-6 months with size 2 diapers
feeding: taking 6 oz of formula every 3 hours like clock work! We give you cereal at supper time and you tolerate it but I’m looking forward to being able to offer you more variety with baby food
sleeping: sleeping in your own bed but getting up 1-2 times a night to eat
Things you love: sitting up, watching cartoons with Owen, playing with your rings, snuggling with your night-night, being outside, being tickled, taking a bath
We’re enjoying every day with our jolly little Aiden!


The Clydesdales came to town for the Blossom Festival this year. Since Owen is obsessed with horses, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go visit them.

Here’s how they arrived….

they really are something to see

Aiden got up close and personal with one of the horses that is boarded at the stables full-time

Owen had a great time petting the horses and exploring

Owen loved the horses and went to visit them twice out at SAU and then saw them in the parade. I definitely see a cowboy themed birthday party in our future!

Silly Boys!

The fun has begun…..Owen started telling on Aiden for spitting aka blowing bubbles typical of a baby and then told me today that Aiden took his racecar (he had actually given it to him and he dropped it so Owen thought he hid it from him). It has only just begun…


3 months and 1 pound difference between them. These two are going to be double the trouble in a few more months!

Eatin Meetin

The title is a shout out to my cousin Jon-David. When we were little and our family was much larger than it is now we had get togethers every month at different people’s houses. He always called them eatin meatins. Unfortunately we don’t get together now as often as we used to but we had a great old fashioned eatin meatin last weekend at Uncle Mike’s. The weather was perfect, the location was perfect, the food was amazing, and everyone had a great time! Here are just a few of the pictures from the day. I may put some more up tomorrow but I really need to go to bed so this is all I’ve got for tonight.

Reece and Owen comparing sticks

Owen and Missy down by the water

Until Reed and Aiden get a little bigger Owen is stuck playing with the girls. He loves them and doesn’t seem to mind!

Aiden hanging out on the deck

Owen being Owen

playing a solo game of horseshoes

the aftermath

Aiden and Aunt Jean

Reed and Nan Nan

Chris sleeping off all of the fish, crawfish, hushpuppies, fries, desserts….did I mention the food was AMAZING!?!

Owen eating cake which was all he ate all day! Notice Reed in the background coveting his food!

Everyone gathered on the deck visitin

Aiden laughing at Owen….an everyday occurrence these days!

The funniest picture of the whole day….poor Boots!

Reece and Owen playing some badminton

It was such a fun day and so good to see everyone. Definitely need to do this more often!

Top Ten Things I Love About Our New House….#3 and 4

#3 The Playroom

We have an enclosed porch on the back of our house that makes a perfect playroom for the kiddos. There are french doors from our living room that lead to it and also french doors from the master bedroom that lead to it….plus french doors that lead outside from the playroom….lots of doors in our house (and light switches…but that’s a story for another day)! From the photo below you can see how much Owen uses the playroom. As long as those toys stay out there and out of the living room I don’t care what it looks like!

The playroom is L-shaped and this is the long end. It actually goes on out from the left of this picture which is the end that’s located by our bedroom. It was definitely a selling point when we looked at the house!

#4 The View

I have been a city girl my whole life (if you call living inside the city limits of Magnolia “city living”). When we found out we were having another boy, we knew that moving out into the county would be best for our family. We went from living on one of the most traveled roads in Magnolia to living out on a dead end county road with beautiful views and we LOVE it! Here are some of the beautiful views we enjoy every day:

looking down the road from our house

the view from the back of our backyard….well almost…I was too lazy to go all the way to the woods

the view from our front yard

We are so thankful for the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful views every day!


I got a new camera! Owen gave it to me for Mother’s Day (and Aiden too!) since he broke mine a couple of months ago.

I LOVE it and I’ve taken 223 pictures since last Saturday so get ready for some new posts!

Those that know we are doing some renovations to our house will see what our next project is from this picture (navy, flowers, wallpaper…..not a good look for the kids bathroom). So, get ready….new posts coming soon!