Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More Images from My Favorite Place ~ The Beach

James and Moriah playing in the sand
Samantha the beach babe
James loved it! He had sand from head to toe!!
Watching the waves
Me and Sam...that's mine they're building behind

Beach bums...Samantha and Jael

James getting his feet wet!!

My Son's First BK Hat

While on our way to the beach, we stopped at a Burger King to eat. It wasn't what we wanted, but believe it or not it's one of the VERY few eating places between Atlanta and Florida! We were all starving, so we stopped at BK. While we were there, James was able to get an old school BK hat...just like the ones I used to get when I was little. Trust me, the cardboard hat made the two-year-old's day! Who says they need expensive toys?

Fall Festival

OK, so now I'm really backtracking!!! For Fall Festival James dressed in a football jersey and Samantha went as a pea. Yes, a pea...there's a story....

My friend Heather and I met because our husbands are both ministers at Rehoboth. My son, James, and her daughter, Moriah, are only a little over month apart in age. Well, last November we BOTH found out we were expecting again. My due date was Aug 19 and hers was Aug 20. We also happened to go to the same Dr. because I had asked her previously about where she went (since we live in the same area and our insurance is the same). We ended up BOTH having girls. They were BOTH born on the SAME day, in the SAME hospital, and delivered by the SAME Doctor. If that's not wild, I don't know what is.

So, for Fall Festival we dressed up both girls as "Two Peas in a Pod." It really was cute! Even though the costumes swallowed them both, and were made of hot fleece when the temp that night was around 70.

All of the staff kids

Samantha and James

Samantha and Jael ~ Two Peas in a Pod


James eyeing "the goods" ~ James loves Ms. Marie!!

Colonel Sanders, his wife, and their son, the chicken ~ Our Friends Britton and Pam and their son, Barrett

Our Trunk for Trunk or Treat ~ Sponsored by our Bible Fellowship class

This is what it's all about!

A Visit With Grandpa

Before we went to the beach my dad and his wife Denise came to visit us from Maryland. Here are some pictures from their stay....

New toys brought by grandpa

Grandpa reading to James (without his glasses so he was making up most of it)

Grandpa reading "Tractors" to James (Currently one of his favorite books)

We enjoyed the visit, Dad and Denise! Hope to see you all again soon!!

Musical Genius?

Most everyone knows that my husband is a music minister. He loves music...and I mean LOVES! He could talk about it all the time (if I let him). Of course it would be interesting to see his choice between music and ESPN....I'm sure ESPN would be a close second. There is no denying that Andy is passionate about what he does...both the music and the ministry part. Well, when I was pregnant with James, he would move every time Andy sang. I mean we'd be sitting in church, Andy would be singing, and James would be moving so much it was like he was dancing in the womb. Anyways, nowadays James is just as crazy about music as he was then! (Isn't it amazing how his personality was the same in the womb as it is now...that's a whole other blog!) James loves to sing, dance, and play instruments. His current favorite songs are:

1. "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" ~ VeggieTales

2. The Backyardigans Opening Song

3. "Oh, Where Is My Hairbrush?" ~ VeggieTales

4. "Twinkle. Twinkle Little Star"

5. "Jesus Loves Me"

Here are some pictures of him showing off his musical talent:

What can I say? Like Father, Like Son...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Our Trip to the Beach

This trip was our first ever family vacation. We had taken James to the beach before, however, the trip was for a Seniors church beach trip and he hated it! He was only 9 months old at the time of his first beach trip. He was scared of the water and did not like the feel of the sand.

Well, this trip was TOTALLY different. He loved the water, loved the sand, and we had to drag him away crying both days we were there because he wanted to stay! I really think he would have stayed without us!! (Side Note: Whenever we try to prompt him to follow us by saying, "okay James, mommy and daddy are leaving" He simply waves at us and says "bye"). Here are pics from our adventure in the sand and sun:

James and I doing "nosies"

James plays with my flip flops, while Sam chills under an umbrella

Me and my baby girl

Us at a nice dinner together

James tempting the waves

This sand stuff sure is cool

This is the life

Friday, November 16, 2007

sorry all

Hey guys!! I know I promised new updates...but I accidentally left my camera at my mom's house! So, it looks like I won't be able to update till after Thanksgiving. Sorry to keep you in suspense!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Get Ready!

Sorry i haven't posted in a while! We've been on vacation. I have A LOT of pictures and stories to post, so get ready to see a lot on my blog!!!