Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sawyer || 3.5 years old

So, Saw was officially 3.5 on August 10th (I'm just a tad behind...). 
And I wanted to write just a little about him.

If I'm being totally honest 3 has been hard for us.  Saw can be stubborn and sensitive and likes to do things on his own time.  All of these are good qualities and I don't want to squander them.  But learning to parent them in a positive way is sometimes challenging. 

But there are just enough sweet, sweet moments sprinkled in to get me through the rough patches.  He is kind and loving and so smart.  There are times when I can literally see things clicking.  Where he is remembering more and understanding more.  And I'm hoping we turn the corner soon on the tantrums.

Most days, I still don't know what I'm doing.  And I'm thankful that Saw is my first baby and the one I'm figuring all this out with.  Bless him...and me (and Keith), ha.

Good day or bad day, every day being his momma is a joy!

Friday, September 13, 2013

First Auburn game....

So, other than Graham's party I pretty much took zero pictures during our recent trip to Birmingham.  Not good, I know, but sometimes I get so caught up in being and doing that I just forget.  But one of my fav little girls, Harper, was happy to play photographer.  She carried my camera around most of Saturday night while we watched the Auburn game at my Dad and Kathys.  And I'm so happy she did....she snapped all of the below pics (minus the ones she is in)!  She's got some skills! :)

And Auburn won....so it was an AUsome night!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Graham's mustache bash {2 years old}

I've been trying to get this post up all week.  Life has been extremely busy with work and traveling and planning and just everyday stuff.  But better late than never!

We went back to Birmingham over Labor Day weekend to celebrate with a party.  I've decided that as long as we live away from our family that we'll make trips home to celebrate the boys birthdays.

The theme for Graham's 2nd birthday party was mustaches.  And I loved it.  Was so much fun to plan.  And mustaches are in right now, so there was no problem finding lots of good stuff.

We had it at a little bounce place, which is also where we had Sawyer's 2nd birthday party.  All the kiddos loved it.

Here are some (okay, lots) pictures.

I loved planning this (and all) parties for my boys.  Keith teases me that I go too over the top.  But I actually love doing it and all the details.  We had so much fun celebrating our baby turning 2!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

August phone pics

I can hardly believe it is already September.  But it feels good to be kicking off football season, fall and all the fun that's around the corner.

We had the best weekend last weekend in Birmingham with our family and friends.  I'm still trying to catch up but I'll have lots of pictures to share soon.

But didn't want to get any further behind so here is our August in iphone pics.

1. love my boys 2. our favorite cookies 3. proof they can play sweetly 4. kisses from my Grahamy 5. with by babies 6. park fun 7. date night with Saw 8. last snuggles with my 1 yr old Graham 9. He's TWO 10. "up akes" 11. being silly 12. 4am departure for Bama

1. tricycle riding 2. lunch with my work bestie 3. first trip to the movies (which was a total disaster) 4. playing outside 5. first day of school 6. first day of school

1. cousisn reunited 2. Grahams mustache bash 3. mustache mommas 4. ready.set.go 5. being bashful during happy birthday 6. cousins 7. with Jon and his real deal mustache 8. my sweet birthday boy 9. party decor 10. bounce house fun 11. kicking off the AU season with my favs 12. little tiger fans (who weren't thrilled about taking a pic with me!)