our week, instagram style

last saturday, avery and tatum joined their mama's at a wedding shower.
they just loved looking at each other (and poking at each other).
giving kisses here.

tropical storm debbie was dumping rain upon rain.
and elin sucked me in.
not a bad way to spend a rainy sunday afternoon.

during one break in the rain,
this guy was more than pleased to jump in the mud puddles.

after the rains stopped, this guy appeared.
perhaps searching for some dry land?

august got a much need trim.
mama got some much needed blonde.

adding a personal touch to carson's birthday gift.
he liked it so much!

durning tatum's nap,
august and i got artsy with marbles and paint...
more to come on this one!


celebrating birthdays

i beleive august called yesterday 'birthday party day'.
he was so excited that he had not one, but two parties to attend.

first up for the day was carson's party at the bowling alley.

these two bowled almost the entire time.

tatum soaked it all in.

the birthday boy and his friends.

miss hatton....so sweet!

then we moved on to jaxson's to celebrate grandma re turning 85!
tatum had her first resturant high chair experience.
where she promptly devoured her mashed avocado and tried to move on to eating the table.

happy birthday grandma re.
we love you!


cruise family

back near the end of october,
amidst packing up for the move,
having a broken down computer,
and being very pregnant,
i got together with our dear friends to take some family photos.

linda graciously edited them for her use.
and i am just now getting around to it for me. 

and of course i couldn't just pick a few to share.

great friends with the sweetest girls.
love you guys!

and totally not the cruise family,
but my favorite from another set i just got around to editing!


life through instagram

from several weeks ago....

sewing the binding on mrs. alison's quilt,
which allows you to sit and test out the cuddliness factor.
it totally passed that test.

this two clowns were being just that,
and testing out tatum's gear.

prepping their tummies for the beach with some cheese balls.

a rainy friday afternoon playing mama's old candy land game.

catching some zzzz's under the umbrella at the lake.
what a bathing beauty!

my babies visiting at pa's office.
love them to pieces.

trying to escape the bouncy seat.

garden chic:
working in the garden planting herbs.
my seeds didn't make it through the transplant,
so i cheated and bought some.

from this week....

garden fresh eggs from happy chickens.
5 minutes from my house.
that's what i call local!

celebrating daddy's birthday on father's day.
happy birthday daddy (travis).
we love you so much and are so very thankful for all the love you show us!

fort building with some popcorn eating thrown in.

"playing" dominoes.

king of the hill.
holding out that we can play on it again today,
but we do need the rain so i won't complain too loudly.

another white fabric project for tatum's room.

i took a picture a day with instragram this past week.
hoping to keep the tend up and post it here each week...
we'll see!


tatum's first real food

last week we pulled the high chair out of the attic and got it all ready for tatum.
august gave her a spin around the kitchen "to show her around."

the next night we got down to the business of eating.
quietly taking in all of our prep...food, camera, video camera.

mashed avocado.....yum!

the first bite

she grabbed the spoon and took hold.

and then the funny faces started.

daddy took pictures and august manned the video camera.
he did a great job!

love that face with a little shutter to follow.
and then a big ole spit up.

but we kept going and she loved it!!
this girl of ours can put down some avocado.