Monday, September 28, 2009

Boys Will Be Boys

See this toad.
He lives by the steps at Mom and Dad's house.
He has developed this big belly by eating the bugs that come into the porch light at night.
Braylon loves him! He catches him every time we visit since he discovered him mid-summer.
I think it's pretty gross, but I am a girl.

This is what happens when Braylon gets a ball of yarn and him Mama says, "put that back!" But his MaMaw says, "he can play with it."
Mom and Dad have a closet between their living room and kitchen. Bray had this yarn wrapped around himself and this wall about a million times. When he was done, PaPaw had to cut him out of the tangle!

More Summer Fun

When I was a kid one of my favorite things to do was to play in this creek at PaPaw Gene and MaMaw Helen's house. I loved, and still love, this little waterfall. And I have also always loved these flowers in MaMaw's flower garden, which lines the edge of the hill leading down to the creek bank.
Just like we used to, Braylon caught a little fish off the big rock at the falls.
This was the day after Mom's 50th Birthday party. I love this picture!
With all the work for the party, it was an exhausting trip for all of us. I love that Braylon used his balloon from the party for a pillow on the way home.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Three Amigos

Two years ago, when we were in Fairmont interviewing for jobs, we got together with our pals to celebrate Drew's birthday. We took this picture of Lydia, Braylon, and Paige or Bray and his girls as we sometimes call them. Anyway, we have made it a tradition and it is amazing to see how much they grow and change from summer to summer.
Drew's Birthday last year (2008).

And now presenting this years annual picture...Would you ever guess that they are now 2, 4, and 2? I think Stephanie may have gotten one of them semi-sitting together, but this was the best I could do.
Well, maybe this one is a little better...maybe?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Whats Been Going On...

As usual, we have had a busy summer.
Here are a few random pictures from the last month or so.

Kayli, Kelsi, JoLee, and Braylon at the Hess Reunion.

Braylon showing his muscles.

On my 30th Birthday.... Mom and Dad had me a party at their house. Then a week or so later my wonderful, but sneaky, husband and friends (April and Paula) had me a surprise party. Turning 30 was a lot of fun! Thanks everyone!

The first day of preschool and daycare...August 3rd.