Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So proud...

Of this sweet boy! Braxton has done so well in first grade so far. We had his parent/teacher conference day yesterday and received his first "real" report card. He got all A's...not just A's but 100 averages in all subjects except one and it was a 95. We couldn't be prouder of him! His teacher absolutely adores him and thinks he is the greatest! She said so many nice things about him and I am so thankful that she loves him so. She has taught him so much already and we are looking forward to all the new things to come! Good job Braxton, keep up the good work!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Break

Another great trip to Orange Beach, to enjoy our Fall Break! This time of year is perfect to plan a trip there. Fantastic weather, no sweating, no lines, no waiting, no traffic, wish we could have stayed all week. So much fun for all, especially the boys.
We built sandcastles
Relaxed in the lazy river
Mason thought this was the coolest!!
Built more sandcastles
watched the boats race
Had races down the beach...I can hear the baywatch theme song in my head now :)

Dug deep, deep holes to see how far before we reached water
Went down the slide...over and over and over
Acted silly with our cousin!Good times, great memories!! Looking forward to many more trips with my boys to lots of different places. Soon we will have another little boy to share these moments with!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Old Baker Farm

Our friends, Ryan and Leah live on "Old Baker Farm" along with her parents and cousin. (Not together...they all have their own houses, in fact Leah and Ryan live in her grandparents old farm house, and it is beautiful!) They have a family owned and operated pumpkin patch every year. Leah's sisters and their husbands all come on the weekends to help out and even some of the older grandchildren were there working. I was just amazed at how much work goes into this and cannot imagine how exhausted they must be at the end of a weekend! They are wonderful host and we had a fantastic time. The boys always enjoy going out there even when its not pumpkin season. Braxton especially loves the freedom to run, ride and explore that great big farm!
The boys at the top of hay mountain On the hayride to get our pumpkins
Picked out our pumpkins

Boys in the corn maze

Mason loved to watch the baby chicks!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Busy Weekend Recap

What a busy...but fun weekend we had. I am loving these cooler temps! Saturday we headed to Birmingham to celebrate sweet Hudson's 2nd birthday. The boys enjoyed the jumping house...that's always a hit with them. We had a blast hanging out with them all day and watching all the great football games that were on. We did not get home until after midnight and we were exhausted! We had to get up bright and early Sunday morning because Braxton was asked to play in a travel ball tournament. The first game started at 9:00 and the last game was at 2:45. Long day at the ballfield but the cooler weather made it quite nice to be out. The boys all played their little hearts out, I honestly don't know how they can do so much in one day! If only I had just a piece of their energy!
We will all be getting to bed early tonight to catch up on some sleep!
Mason loves the jumping house

Hudson, blowing his candles out.

Braxton taking Hudson and Mason on a ride on Hudson's new gator he got for his birthday.

Sunday...Mason watching one of the games
In between games Brian and Mason helped the boys practice.

Practice hitting
Mason got to play 1st base...he was so excited to help them practice.

Of course he HAD to have a chance to bat also!! And he hit it everytime!!

Resting up for the last game. This is right after his nasty busted lip from the baseball. First injury and certainly not the last I am sure.

IT'S A....

BOY! Loud and clear! It didn't take 1 minute to figure that out. She told us right off the bat what it was. We thank our sweet neighbor for doing an ultrasound so that I wouldn't have to wait any longer. We are thrilled and cannot wait to meet this precious boy!!