Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Trip to the Zoo

GJ, Grandaddy, Jason and Reese came into town to visit us.  We started our time together by eating lunch at McAlister's.  We then went to the zoo, and had a blast visiting the exhibits.  Our day was completed with an ICEE!

Coleman, Reese and Hampton posing on the lion

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Hampton!

We celebrated Hampton's first birthday party at our house.  The them was frogs and the colors were aqua and green.  I had the best time planning for his party!  This was a hard day for me because my baby was no longer a little baby.  I am so glad that God blessed us with such a sweet baby!

The table with the cupcakes and the smashcake

The table for the children

Daddy, Mommy and Hampton

The kid table

Hampton and his cake

Hampton opening gifts with Cade's help

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Reese!

We drove to Atlanta to celebrate Reese's 2nd birthday at a neat place that had multiple toys for young children to play on.  Hampton and Coleman had a blast hanging out with their cousin!

Reese and Coleman going down the slide

Reese riding the merry-go-round with Hampton close behind

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Gingerbread Party

Andrew invited us to his annual gingerbread house making party.  Coleman had a blast making the house and make a tree outside the house.  What a good time with Coleman's friends!!!

Coleman and I with his gingerbread house

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy 10 Month Birthday Hampton!

Hampton turned 10 months today.  I cannot believe that my sweet boy is almost one!  He is such a happy little baby.  He has now been crawling for a month!

Friday, December 2, 2011

PJs with Santa

We all went to the Junior League of Columbia's PJ's with Santa. The boys had fun because they go to see Cocky, eat dinner and snacks and visit with Santa. Then the boys went with David to watch the Polar Express while I did a little shopping.

Coleman and Hampton with Santa

Coleman posing with Cocky

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving morning at GJ and Granddaddy's watching the Macy's parade.  We then ate lunch and hung out for a while.  We ended our day with Grandma and Pop by eating dinner and hanging out.

Coleman and Hampton posing before leaving for the Thanksgiving day festivities

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aboard the Polar Express

We started the Christmas season by going to Bryson City, NC  with Jonathan, Temple and Reese, and renting a cabin for the weekend.  While there, we boarded the Polar Express.  This is such a special event for a family because we do it every year.  The train ride begins with songs, including Coleman's personal favorite, "Hot Chocolate".  Then the conducter came by our seat to punch our tickets.  After he punched our tickets, we began to following along reading the Polar Express.  After we read the story, we arrived at the North Pole, and we picked up Santa and one of his elves.  On the train ride back to Bryson City, we sang Christmas carols and received a visit from Santa and his elf. Upon his visit, he presented us with a silver bell.  What a wonderful weekend to open our hearts for the Christmas season!

Our family before the ride begun
The boys were ready to have their tickets punched
Reese and Coleman looking out the window at the North Pole
Santa presenting Hampton with a silver bell

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Soccer's End of the Season Party

This year we were on a soccer team with a lot of our friends and Mr. Clint as our coach.  It was a tough year because most of the kids were 4 years old, but we were put in the U06 league.  We had young players, but it will make us stronger in the end.  We ended our season with a party in Justin's Place, which is located in the YMCA.  Cousin Reese even came to watch Coleman!

Macey and Coleman going for the ball

Coleman and his team

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I started Halloween by taking Coleman to preschool.  As soon as I dropped him off, I parked the car, so that I could watch the costume parade.  After the costume parade, I went to his class to help host the Halloween party.  I was in charge of the sweet snack, and I chose to bring cupcakes.  After the snack, I went to the multipurpose room to "man" the go fish game.  Hampton was with me, so he hid behind the wooden go fish board and played with everything that he could find within his site.  After preschool was over, we ate lunch at Mellow Mushroom.  After Mellow Mushroom, we stopped by Cynthia Pace Photography for a quick Halloween picture.  We then went home to get ready for Charlie's Halloween party.  We went to the party and ate lots of goodies that everyone had prepared.  Finally, we went trick-or-treating.  We rode around mostly on a golf cart with 3 others families, which was a hoot!   What a fun day and evening with neighbors and  friends!

Hampton posing with me and David
Coleman and his buddy Charlie

Hampton with his friend Kemper
Andrew, Brycie, Madison, Will, Jack and Coleman

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Coleman!

We had a party for some of Coleman's friends at our house. The theme was pirates, and we decorated the garage and had a bounce house/slide combo set up in the driveway. Coleman had a blast because all of his best friends were at his house at one time. It is hard to believe that our sweet little boy is now 4!

The pirate place setting

The appetizer table, which included boats made out of apples and cheese
Our family
Madison, Reese and Cayden...bouncing around
Some of Coleman's friends
Coleman ready to blow out his candle

Friday, October 21, 2011

Boo at the Zoo

We had a great time with the Woodalls at Boo at the Zoo.  This was a trick or treat event at Riverbanks Zoo.  We even got to see some of the animals, which made it super exciting for Breelan and Coleman. We stayed for almost 3 hours, and then we went to Fuddruckers to feed all of our hungry bellies!

Coleman, Hampton, Breelan and Landon

The Fryers

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We Love Disney World!

We left Columbia on Tuesday afternoon around 4 pm, and we arrived in Orlando at 11 that evening.  I think we only made one stop the whole way down.  On Wednesday, we visited Magic Kingdom.  Coleman's first experience with the characters was during the parade.  He was horrified of all characters before we went down to Orlando.  During the parade, he was happy watching from a distance.  That night we went to Crystal Palace, and Coleman was very upset.  He finally went up to Tigger, and from that point on, he was not scared of ANY characters.  On Thursday, we had breakfast with characters at Cafe De May.  It was a walk from our hotel.  We then visited Hollywood Studios.  That night we ate dinner in our hotel with the characters at Garden Grove.  The food was awesome at Garden Grove!  On Friday, we visited Magic Kingdom again.  Magic Kingdom was a lot of fun for Coleman and Hampton.  That night we ate a character meal at Garden Grove.  On Saturday morning we ate a character breakfast at Cafe De May, and then we headed home.  We cannot wait to return!

As soon as we entered Magic Kingdom, we had to get a picture!

This picture was taken as soon as we entered Hollywood Studios

Of course we had to get a picture with Mickey!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Cade!

We celebrated Cade's firetruck themed birthday party at his house.  The decorations were so cute!  Coleman especially enjoyed the party favors and helping opening gifts.  Both boys had a blast spending time with Cade.  Happy 3rd Birthday Cade!
John Weston, Cade and Coleman

Xander joining in the fun

Hampton modeling a fire hat

Our First Soccer Game

We had our first soccer game, and Coleman had a blast.  He is actually playing U06 this year, which makes me a little nervous because his age group is truly U04.  Several of his good buddies are on the team, so that makes it very worth playing!

Charlie and Coleman striking a pose after the game

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy 7 Month Birthday Hampton

It is so hard to believe that Hampton is 7 months old.  He is enjoying being outside, and doing activities that big brother enjoys doing.  

Hampton driving his car

Hampton swinging on the swingset

Monday, August 29, 2011

Coleman's First Day of School

Today, Coleman started his first day of 4 year Pre-School at McGregor Presbyterian Church.  His teachers are Miss Karen Fields and Miss Kay Corbett.  This year Coleman will add two new subjects to the curriculum.  The subjects are Science and Spanish.  We are excited about his new year!

Hampton and Coleman

Coleman and his bookbag

Coleman and Jack on their way into school
Mommy and Coleman

Coleman and Miss Karen

Miss Kay and Coleman

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Charlie!

After the t-ball party, Coleman went to Lake Murray Gymnastics to celebrate Charlie's fourth birthday party.  We had a blast with all of his cute "Cars" decor!

Charlie blowing out his candle