Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dynamic Duo

You have to be cute to pull off these get-ups!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

It's Too Early For This

On many Sunday mornings, I ask J to snap a picture of the kids before we leave for church.  They just look so cute in their Sunday best!  But since we attend the eight o'clock service, we're often in a rush to get everyone ready & out the door on time.  The photo subjects are frequently unwilling, & my end result is many times unimpressive.

Groggy faces & blank stares from this morning
Showing how she really feels about this
Not exactly flattering but at least there's a smile!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Say Cheese!

Here are a few sweet smiles captured lately around our house.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Digging Deep

Just give this boy a shovel & some dirt.  He'll be happy as can be!
His two supervisors:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Once Upon a Time...

Yesterday I had the privilege of hosting a shower honoring one of my dearest friends, Sharon, & her sweet twins that are on the way.  We used a storybook theme with plenty of pink & blue!

Guest sign-in
Food table
Storybook menu
Me with Sharon & her mom, Cheryl
The guests brought books in place of cards on their gifts to start a little library for Baby Boy & Baby Girl.  We displayed a few classics as well.
Hostesses with the Mommy-To-Be: Courtney, Me, Miranda, Jenn, Haylee, Sharon, Michelle, Hattie, Meredith, Eleanor & Andrea
And something sweet for our guests to take with them
It was a fun day celebrating one of my favorite people!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sweet Randomness

Just a few glimpses of what's been going on lately in the Chamblee house, in no particular order...

Artists hard at work
Mal & Daddy playing iPad games
A rather interesting get-up concocted by Miss Mallory
Sweet Beau
Decorating sugar cookies
Silly boy...I love the gap between those two front teeth, even though it may be problematic from an orthodontic standpoint in the future.
Tickle time!
Sweet brothers
A beautiful rainbow this evening from our back yard
Story time with Daddy
I told you it was random!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

15-Month Stats, at 16 Months

Beau's 15-month check-up ended up getting pushed to July 6th, so he was almost 16 months old, but here are my littlest cutie's stats:

Weight - 22 lb 6 oz (15%)
Height - 32" (70%)
Head - 19.25" (85%)
Our long & lean little boy is doing just great!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Family Fourth of July

In honor of Independence Day this year, we headed to my hometown of Paris, Texas for their fireworks display on the 3rd.  After a great meal with everyone at my parents' house, we headed to the football stadium to watch the show.  Beau didn't seem to mind at all that it was past his bedtime, & had a great time running all over the place.  Here he is with Uncle Kent during one of the few times he sat down.
The fireworks were beautiful, & the weather was perfect!  Mal was totally in awe.  It wasn't until the show was almost over that she turned to Justin & asked, "What's that sound?"  I guess she hadn't noticed the booming of each firework until then because she'd been caught up in watching them!
This was the first year that any of the kids have gotten to stay up for fireworks, & they all did so well!  No one was scared & since we had plenty of family around to entertain them, no one got cranky.  Success!

Mom & me in our matching flag shirts
One of my parents' cats had new kittens, so we brought one inside for a little snuggling.  This picture may be funny to those who know me well & know that, as an adult, I am NOT a cat person!  We always had outdoor cats when I was a kid since we lived in the country, & I've decided that's the only way I like them.  No cat hair in the house, no litter boxes, no animals on my furniture - much nicer!  But who can resist one this tiny & sweet?
We're going to have to work on Beau's ability to be gentle when petting!
Jake & Nana lined up & waiting for the parade to start downtown
The kids loved the parade, & there was plenty of candy to be collected from the street.  They came home with quite the haul!
Jake took his candy gathering very seriously.
Enjoying the spoils
We headed back home after lunch & spent the rest of the holiday just hanging out together.  J put together the kiddie car wash, & fun was had by all!
Happy 4th!