Pumpkin Patch Kids

Remember this from last year…..

pUMPKIN PATCH 092009 - Jagger, Rocco, Sloan, Madden

Today, we went back to the same pumpkin patch for some new pictures. 

IMG_6943 2010 – Sloan, Madden, Jagger, Rocco 
(Geez guys – can I get one smile, PLEASE? Same expressions as last year…LOL)
  IMG_6953 IMG_6954  IMG_6981 Love it!

IMG_6988 Okay guys…so it’s not QUITE as comfy as our choo-choo wagon!

IMG_6965Rocco: “I see you!”

IMG_6992 Jagger Cole

IMG_6974 Sweet boy

IMG_6997Hay Madden!

IMG_6978 Sloan

IMG_6979 My funny girl!

I love making new memories with the kids.  And this week we are gearing up for our big Halloween Bash!  I can’t wait to share this year’s costumes with you, but until then here is last year’s…

Halloween pic Cutest lambs EVER!




Future Tigers

We had a fun time watching the big game on Saturday even though OUR tigers didn’t bring home the victory.  It’s OK Tigers…we’ll get ‘em next time!

IMG_68782028 LSU Defensive Line
(Rocco, Jagger, Cash, Gavin, Madden)

IMG_6865 Our newest cousins – Cash and Gavin
Can you handle ALL that cuteness?

IMG_6897 S, R, M, J

IMG_6911Jagger: “Go Long!”

Hope you have a great week!



Four Little Lambes at the Zoo

I can’t believe we waited this long to bring the kids to the zoo.  Right now they really love looking at animals in books and they know alot of the sounds they make so I just knew this was going to be a great age to take them.   I was so excited for their reactions to see real LIVE animals.  Not to mention we have been having great zoo weather!



I think tigers are probably the most popular animal in our household….with no influences from momma & daddy, I promise!  So when I realized the tiger exhibit was the first one, I was anxious to show them and hoped that the tigers were awake.

IMG_6742At the first exhibit, they were sleeping.

IMG_6743 I think Sloan was the only one that really noticed the sleeping tiger

IMG_6745 At the second exhibit, the tiger was walking straight towards us.  Notice the body language:
Sloan & Rocco – watching & maybe even leaning in a bit
Madden – If he wasn’t strapped in, I know he would have been out of that wagon SO fast!
Jagger – Also wanting to jump out the wagon.  Make no mistake even though he was pointing at the tiger, I will tell you he was crying all the while saying “Tiger, Tiger!”
I really wish I had video footage of this.  The pic just doesn’t do it justice.

IMG_6746 Roc and Sloan and a little monkey

IMG_6749 Pretty walk through the nature trail!

IMG_6751 Waiting for the otters to come out and play

IMG_6753 There’s one!

IMG_6758 3 cool dudes!

After the tiger scare, Jagger did pretty well with the rest of the animals.  Madden, on the other hand, did not.  He was just a little uneasy of every moving non-human.  This was a bit of a surprise to us because he is not usually frightened so easily.

IMG_6759 This was pretty much Madden’s face (and he had the whine to go with it) when we said “LOOK at the _________!!!”  It was actually kind of funny…my poor buddy!


IMG_6763 Rocco entering the hippo

IMG_6767  Madden finding it much more fun to be playing on the playground away from all those stinky animals!

What a great memory this zoo trip is! Can’t wait to make many many more!  Maybe we’ll go to the New Orleans Zoo next time. 




The Big Move

Ahhh…feels good to be blogging again.  So this time I have a perfectly legitimate excuse for my blogging hiatus.  We have moved!  As you may know, moving in itself is a very daunting task and to do it with four toddlers in the mix…well let’s just say I underestimated how hard that would really be. Whew…am I so glad that it’s over! Before we left, our good friend Chad Keith took these great family photos in front of the kids’ first home for us to remember and show them when they get older.

house  Great memories here!

kids So sweet!

 family photoThis is one of my favs – even Lucy made the pic!

For those of you that know us, you are probably not too surprised to learn that we are now living on the “compound.”  For those that may not know us or know what the compound is, let me explain.  The compound is our fun way of calling the 8 or so acres where my mom and dad and both of my brother’s families live.  This was not always our plan – to live on the compound, but I will say we are very excited about our children growing up here.  I can’t think of anything better than being close to family.  And I know – this doesn’t work for every family, but it really does work for ours.  We are currently living with G.G. and Big Pop (how awesome are they – I mean talk about completely shake your whole peaceful, semi-retired life to the core, right?) while we build our forever home on the compound.   So so exciting! 

So what does life mean while living at G.G. and Big Pop’s our new home?  WELL, let’s see…

It means our VERY own playground.



It means playing with our 6 cousins EVERY day because they live right next door.



It means getting a little dirtier.



It means sleeping in cool new bunk beds (just Madden & Sloan in the bottom)

IMG_6676 IMG_6678        

It means more visits to Grandmama’s and Grandaddy’s because they are even closer to us now!


It means group baths in the big tub (even though it breaks momma’s back!)


It means swinging in the cave!


It means getting a little extra lovin’….because we were so deprived before!


Yeah, I would say they are pretty much loving life right about now!

Hope you have a great week!