Fall 2013

Fall 2013

June 27, 2013

{ needle }

Sarah has now mastered the needle (a cheer stretch), without leaning against anything.  I've been amazed at her flexibility forever, but now her balance too!

Isn't it crazy!?  She's still doing cheer practice during the summer months, so she's able to do new things all the time.  Such a fun sport for her!  :)

June 26, 2013

{ dirt pile }

This makes me laugh!  It's funny to me that most kids would choose playing in a dirt pile over real toys any day.  Sarah, Emma Taylor, Harrison, Cameron and Quinn couldn't get enough.  :)

The dirt pile was the highlight of their day.  Cheap entertainment!  :)

June 24, 2013

{ 10 years well celebrated and baseball is over for now }

We spent the majority of the day celebrating Emma Taylor's 10th birthday.
She LOVES Oreo Balls so I made some last night and she (and I!) had them for breakfast!  First picture as a 10 year old!
She had birthday money to spend, so we spent time at the mall and Toys R Us, so she could pick out some things.  She had good luck at Justice and Claire's (as you can imagine) and decided to make another Build-a-Bear too.  Harrison was pretty helpful and didn't even complain!

I normally don't let the kids do this jump thing, (I know, mean momma, but it's like $7.50 for about two seconds! Sheesh!) but since it was her birthday we went wild.  Ha!  Harrison thinks it's a girl thing to do, so he wouldn't have anything to do with it!
 She loved it!
We watched Monsters University, which was super cute, and then went home to get ready for baseball.

Harrison's last game of the season was tonight.  Thank goodness!  We love baseball, but it's too hot for me now.  We all about roasted!
Sarah and Anna Grace came back in time for the game, but AG skipped due to the heat.  She's no dummy. :) These two were proud of their brother!

 He had some good hits tonight and scored a run.
He was most excited about the trophy!
 Here's part of the team.  Several of the boys were on vacation tonight.
Papa D is very impressed with the cool trophy.  And I am very impressed with Papa D's tan this season!
After dinner we celebrated (again) with ice cream cake.  These Baskin-Robbins cakes are so ugly, but taste oh so good!  
 We are singing and for some reason Harrison is dancing!  Cracked me up!

 pretty girls!
And now we're watching MSU in the College World Series.  So far we're losing.  Boo!  This is the first time we've ever played the final series, so it's a big deal.  Come on BULLDOGS!

{ 10 years }

Ten years used to seem like a long time, but not so much anymore.  Ten years ago, this baby girl was born!

Emma Taylor on her birth day, June 24, 2003.
7lbs, 8ozs of pure sweetness!

Emma Taylor on her 10th birthday, ready to do some birthday shopping!
Now 54lbs of sweetness, plus some silliness and spunk! 

It's funny how time flies now, but life has been so much fun these last 10 years!

Happy 10th birthday, pretty girl.  I love you more than you know and hope you enjoy your double digit birthday!  :)

June 22, 2013

{ happy campers }

All three of the girls are back from camp and all three of them had a ball!  Hooray for camp!

Emma Taylor went to Camp Bratton-Green in Canton week before last and loved it!  She made new friends, worked on lots of crafts, swam, and especially loved the ropes course.  She loved it even more than I thought she would and can't wait to go again next year!

Here are a few of her crafts.
a God's eye
a clay heart

Anna Grace and Sarah went to Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford last week and we just picked them up this morning.  They loved it!  Both girls have been to camp several times, but this was their first trip to CLS.  They played lots of fun games, swam in the lake and the pool, slid down the zip-line and even cooked meals out on a campfire.  Such a great week!

Lee and the girls on Sarah's front porch.
 This is Anna Grace's cabin!
They had fun and were totally worn out.  Here they are on the ride home.  Ha!  :)

I love that all the girls were able to spend some time away from home experiencing new things.  I'm so glad they were Happy Campers!

June 19, 2013

{ early June instagram & iPhone photo dump }

This is what we've been up to lately...
swimming pizza party
hummus at volta
brushing her dog
florida bound!
how harrison rides in the car.  aunt pat, do you recognize this blanket?
 dinner at fisherman's wharf
silly time at fisherman's wharf
girls at the wharf
the grownups
not the best hula hoop
 go to stinky's...order key lime pie!
he's had enough of the sister pics
 da beach
 perfect pina colada
 girls at lunch
 back porch fun
 we're home!  cookout with the shannons.
 sweet cora beth
 not loving lee's scratchy beard
 ice cream makes everything better
 a little yard work
 sister got some cool prizes at camp
 harry potter-ish
 camp craft
 mustache match
 dinner at granna and papa d's
 playing 3rd

That's it for now!  Should have more fun pics soon...picking Anna Grace and Sarah up from Camp Lake Stephens on Saturday.  They were super excited.  I hope they're having a ball!  

Summer.Is.Fun. :)