Monday, October 31, 2011


As you can see, we decided to go with a theme for our costumes. Sophie wanted to be Tinkerbell so we thought Sutton could be Peter Pan, Chad was Captain Hook and I was Wendy (although Sophie said my "dress" didn't look like Wendy's). We started out at Nanny and Grandpa's (Ginger had watched the kids that day so I packed our costumes to get ready there). We went around to a few family members and then headed back to Murfreesboro to Amber's to see Grandmama and Grandaddy (they had just driven in from a trip to Sevierville).

Caught Sophie mid yawn...hilarious!

Luke was a chicken and Grant was Lightning McQueen

Peter Pan about to take "flight" off the chair

Eliza was Rapunzel

We all tried to end up at Mammy and Pappy's for the cousins to see each other

By the time we made it to Aunt Amber's the kids were not into the costumes anymore. Sophie was out of hers completely as soon as we got in the door. I had to convince her to put it back on for some pictures.
Pouty face!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Grandpa's Hayride

1st attempt at pumpkin pictures were not successful...the sun was way too bright
 After church on Sunday we had Grandpa's 2nd Annual Hayride:) I think this is going to be a good tradition. The kids love it, and as you can see from the pictures we have a good turnout!
Sweet that smile!

Sophie shared her suckers with her cousins...

Grandpa even dressed up for the ride...he was trying to look like Farmer Jason. Sophie asked him to sing the catfish song (NPT watchers might get this).

Had to get a picture of this crew!

Sutton had fallen asleep on the ride

A little better lighting...still hard to get the kids looking at the same time

Mammy and Pappy with the kids

Nanny and Grandpa with the grandkids

Friday, October 28, 2011

Playing at Aunt Amber's

 We had dinner at Amber's on Friday night and the kids had such a good time playing in "the playroom." Karlee had gotten several princess dresses and Sophie loved dressing up. They were so cute spinning and falling.
Katelyn the cowgirl:)

So cute of Katelyn giving her Mama a kiss

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


We went to see Wicked at TPAC on Oct. 25th. It was my 2nd time seeing it and Chad's 3rd (we had tickets 2 years ago and I had to go out of town so he took his mom). We saw in Chicago about 6 years ago the first time. We had 4th row seats and it was awesome! Katie rode with us and we got appetizers and drinks at Puckett's Grocery downtown. Wish we would have had more time, but it was still really good! I think we will try to take Sophie to see Mary Poppins this spring.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sophie's Song...

Oh Daddy, Oh Daddy, I Love Ya. Oh Daddy, Oh Daddy, I Love Ya. Oh Daddy, Oh Daddy, I Love YOU! Add a few more versus...

Sophie was singing her Daddy a song she made was pretty cute.

This is as he is cutting out Tinkerbell and her friends preparing for her 3rd birthday party. She is so excited and really wants to help him with everything.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kristen's Wedding at The Jersey Shore

 I flew to Philly to meet up with Alli (who flew from Singapore) to go to Kristen Quirk's wedding. Alli was in the wedding and Kyle wasn't making the trip with her so it worked out that I was able to come by myself and we rode together and shared a room. I even got to be her "date" to the rehearsal dinner:) The wedding was in Sea Isle City where Kristen and her friends had summer houses during college and for several years after. I had visited her there several times (can't remember how many, but at least twice after college). It was a beautiful October weekend. Lots of sun, but a little chilly. It was great to visit with sorority sisters and see Kristen's family and friends I had gotten to know on my visits to the "Jersey Shore."
 I fixed Alli's hair for the wedding and helped with makeup (she pretty much did it all but the eyeshadow). I thought her hair turned out pretty good.

 We stayed in a 3 story beach house with all the vandy girls and our house was connected to the house Kristen's family was in. It was soooo nice! Kristen and Tim saw each other for before the wedding on the beach and the girls were all watching from the balcony. Then the entire wedding party went down for pictures. It was so beautiful...can't wait to see all the pics.

 The wedding was a Catholic Ceremony at 1:30pm. It lasted for almost an hour and after the receiving line there was about an hour break before the cocktail hour at the Yacht Club. I haven't been to many Catholic Ceremonies, but it seems to be the norm since you can't have the wedding too late in the day because of Mass. The reception was very nice with lots of great food and fun dancing:)
I had a great time and so glad I was able to be there for Kristen and Tim's big day. I did miss my babies (and Chad). Morgan was watching the kids the day I left and drove me to the airport. Sophie didn't even make it home before she threw up all over the place. She got sick another time that night and ended up throwing up 5 times on Saturday. Chad had his cousin's bachelor party that night and had tried to take the kids to his mom's, but she got sick on the way and then again once he got there so he just turned around and brought them back home. They didn't even go to church on Sunday morning b/c she got sick again. His mom came to watch the kids while he came to the airport to pick me up...he had already had to clean the carseat twice. We don't know what was wrong with her, but Sutton never got it thank goodness. Made for a rough weekend.
The "Lamacs"...they were all in the same AOII family

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Aunt Morgie's Puppy

Morgan brought her puppy, Pippin, over to the house for the kids to play with. Sophie absolutely loves dogs and cats. She is a little rough with them at times. I think Pippin was hiding from her at times:)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

 Michael and Elizabeth had the family over to carve pumpkins. Everyone had a great time...a little wild at times, but lots of fun.

Sophie didn't like getting the stuff out of the pumpkin...she doesn't like getting her hands dirty