Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Long ago and present day....

A while back....like in April....I got to go with Brayden on his class field trip to the zoo.  We had such a great time....and I finally got around to uploading the photos....so here are some photos from the trip
 Reid, Andrew, Brayden and June








 Up close with the peacock....
 Grandma was here at this time (since Daddy was going to be gone for the weekend and mommy helped run an easter egg hunt) so we went to the Barrington Library to show grandma around....she was a big fan!


 We hit up the park too




 At the beginning of May, Eeyore got to come to our home again....

 Fast forward....end of May...Memorial Day....here are some pics!





 Getting so BIG!!!!





Sunday, May 25, 2014

Marshall 2 1/2 and Gulf Shores!

I am VERY late with this post....but little Marshall is now 2 1/2....he weighs in at 29pounds 6 ounces (45%) and is 35 inches tall (3%---yep, that is a 3).  Although Marshall may be on the smaller size physically his BIG and MIGHTY personality make up for his small stature.  This little guy likes to be heard....and he is rough and tumble.  He is ALL boy....loves the dirt, sand, mud, puddles....he never leaves home without his fireman boots on...ones day he even napped with them on!  He is daring and wants to do the same things that Brayden does.  He can play for hours and hours in the sandbox or with his diggers....he has been a pretty east going 2 year old...but just recently, the 2's are really shining through!

 VACATION!!!!!!!  We took a week long trip to Gulf Shores 2 weeks back....and we enjoyed EVERY second.  The beach is so beautiful....white sand, small waves, pure beauty and joy.  We went another family, the Hinshaws, who have 3 kiddos almost the same age.  We rented a big house on the beach and lived the beach bum life....and let me tell you, I am ready to do it again.  The kids played for hours in the sand and sun....Marshall was our land dweller and Brayden our FISH!  Here are some pics from the week....

A little nap




 Our view





 The Hangout---we played in sand, had adult drinks, listened to bands....pure pleasure















Beach Time...this was how each morning started....



 The Track...one afternoon we ventured to the Track  The kids rode go-carts, rides and bumper boats....just changed things up a bit!
























 Loves sticking her tongue out



















 We took a few family beach pictures....






 Out takes...


 Brotherly love


 Brayden, Ellen, Anna and Marshall




The Whole Crew....
The Jeffords and The Hinshaws

Making Smores....so good!!!


We visited the National Aviation Museum.  It was our first time there...and it was amazing!  The kids loved all the planes...and so did we!


AHHHHH.....pretend crash landing







 This one could not get enough of the planes...at one point he told me he was flying to Chicago to go to Mariano's and Target....















































 The babies....
 The big kids....the kids wanted to be buried together in a bus/rocket ship....

 The little ones moved out...and then this happened....not sure what they are discussing.....but they sure do love one another....pretty cool that Brayden and Anna have known each other since they were about 4 weeks and 8 weeks old


























This little lady turned 4 months on vacation....she is still super chill and go with the flow.  She is 14 pounds 15 ounces (64%) and 25 1/4 inches (80%). 



I am ready to go back...