Wednesday, October 19, 2011

we walk

 we walk

so these babies might one day live in world free of cancer

so beautiful amy won't have to fight for her life

 so sweet families like this will have the opportunity for many more photos

 so babies

 won't have to walk "in memory"

 of their 'mammy'

so '4 generations' is experienced by all

we walk

so my angel won't have to know this evil we call cancer.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

an adventure in apple picking

a few weeks ago, lauren and i decided to take the babies to hendersonville, nc to go apple picking.  we left on a friday evening, and by the time we got there that night (at 9:00) i think we began to realize we might have bit off a little more than we could chew.  after spending almost half an hour unpacking the car, with the babies in tow, we finally began to settle down for the night.  we felt certain the babies would sleep since they went to sleep WAY past their bedtime, but let's just say that didn't happen.
needless to say, after a little bit of a sleepless night, we all woke up saturday morning ready to go pick apples.

these sweet babies started their day off by reading together.  oh how they melt me.
we took our time getting ready, and then off we went to sky top.

i should have known by how things had been going, that nothing about this day was going to be easy, but oh how i wasn't prepared for what lay ahead. 
but enough of that, here's a look at all of the fun we had!

the orchard was beautiful, and i hate that i didn't get a picture that showed this.

there was a variety of apples to choose from, and for us 'first timers,' there were signs pointing the way.

these babies had so much fun, even if they did spend most of their time picking up apples off the ground.

i think becca's favorite part was getting to carry the basket!

apples aren't the only thing grown at the orchard, but the only thing in season at the time.

lauren and i definitely had our hands full, so we were very thankful that aunt wiwi met us there and helped out with the babies.  she even climbed trees to pick fresh apples for us!

i love that i get to do things like this with my sweet girl.  it is so fun to watch the amazement in her eyes at the simplest things...

one of the things i was looking forward to, was taking pictures of hayes and becca in front of the 'how tall this fall?' sign.  
well, let's just say that once again things didn't go exactly as planned.
but then again, how often do things go as planned with two toddlers?

 there was also a small pumpkin patch that becca played in.

 she's a very determined little girl...

but sometimes we must all admit defeat!

we had such a good time, and we're already looking forward to going back next year - with the daddies of course! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

polo & frogs & owls, oh my

We've been really busy since I've gone back to work.
So busy in fact, I haven't had much time to blog.
Excuses aside, here are a couple of pictures from the past few weeks.
 We love playing outside - especially in our new shoes!

And speaking of shoes, this girl has a serious shoe addiction.
We won't talk about the 'fit' she threw the day we left the shoe store without buying any shoes.  I've told her Daddy that he is in serious trouble!

Here are her 'newest' shoes!  This girl LOVES her frogs.
I'm waiting on the day we have the melt down over not being able to wear them out of the house!

I love this picture because I feel like it sums up my sweet girl perfectly.
Full of life.
I promise more posts with more pictures...soon.
In fact, my goal is to blog each day this week!
So until tomorrow...