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Thursday, August 25, 2011


Will has been helping Abbey around the house.

What a super cute little sweeper.

He was shocked at how much dust could get on the floor.

On to the next room.

Today the big boys started gymnastics. They love doing flips and they need some help with skills.

Reed was so excited. Reed is really muscular, so I think that he is going to do really good. Nash is really limber, so I think he will do well as well.

Reed was able to hold himself up better than any of the other kids.

Mr. Charles is really good with the kids.

Nash, our resident monkey, immediately got into his monkey pose.

They loved this bar. They thought it was so fun!

I think we might have a future gold medalist.

Nash was more interested in flipping.

and running.

Like me, he holds his tongue out a lot when he is concentrating.

Fast runner.

It was a lot of fun!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Our House and Plane Play with the Boys!

Tonight our fantastic babysitter, Kelsie came over to watch the boys for a couple of hours while Abbey and I cleaned the house.

Will's room was the first one to be complete.

Then the big boys room was finished and vacuumed.

Then the living room.

And the kitchen!

Our bedroom and the bonus room also got cleaned, but we didn't take pictures. We need to remember to do that.

We are thinking about giving the boys a room-makeover for Christmas. We are thinking about moving all of the boys to our family (bonus) room. It is the biggest room in our house. We found some bunk beds at IKEA, so we are thinking about getting two sets.

Sweet Will (who is, by the way, getting 8 teeth and has an ear infection!) would love to share a room with his big brothers, whom he adores!

We think that then we would make a family room out of the big boys room and turn Will's room into a dedicated guest room.

We are thinking sort of an antique car look for their room.

We are also considering doing a family closet. One of the best things about our house is our closet downstairs. It is huge. So big, we literally have a bookcase and a kitchen table in our closet. Has anyone out there ever done this? What are the benefits? What are the tough parts?

Tonight when I came home, Reed was cleaning the outside of the refrigerator. He said "Daddy, when I am done with the towel, I just throw it." I asked him why and he said "I'm a boy and that's what boys do."

I asked him about that and he said "Yeah, boys throw paper and girls pick it up." I explained to him that while we are not a women's lib home, we are an Equal Opportunity Housework House. That means, boys and girls BOTH do their fair share!

Yesterday, Nash and I had a long conversation about not running out from the van when we get out of the car.

He must have understood because every time we got out of the car for the rest of the day he said "Daddy, top, don wun in front of cars."

He brings a lot of laughs and smiles into our house! He's so sweet and compassionate.

Will is walking really well and he is starting to say words. He says "Dada, Mama, Lola, diaper, and bye bye" well. He also blows one amazing kiss!

And he LOVES talking on the phone!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

10th Anniversary and Boys First Day of Preschool

So sorry that I have left you guys in a lurch and wondering just what in the world was happening in around LandLife. I know that it has been two weeks since I last posted.

Last Sunday, we headed to Memphis and dropped Will off with Lola and Pop. Then on Monday, we dropped Reed and Nash off at Enna and Poppy's. We quickly left and headed to the beach.

Abbey and I celebrated our 10th anniversary last week. I can't believe that it has been 10 years since we said "I do!"

We stayed at the Henderson Park Inn Bed and Breakfast in Destin, FL. It was absolutely beautiful. The beach was right outside the back door. It was so nice.

We loved having a few days of rest and relaxation. While we were there and while we traveled we read "The Help" and "The Hunger Games." We are now almost finished with the second book of the hunger games series. Both "The Help" and games are EXCELLENT books! I highly recommend that you read them.

While we were there, we ate at Louisiana Lagniappe. It was so good! I also recommend you eat there if you are ever at the beach.

Yesterday morning was the boys first day of Preschool. For Reed, he was going back for his second year, for Nash it was his very first day. Nash is so blessed to have Reed's teacher from last year. We love Mrs. Candie.

Nash and Reed were SOOOO excited to go to school. I can't believe that next year we will be dropping Reed off for his first day of Kindergarten.

When Abbey picked the boys up from Preschool, she said that the boys didn't want to go home. I think that is a good sign.

Today when Abbey dropped them off for school she said that they would hardly even tell her bye!

Tomorrow should be interesting because Reed goes to preschool, but Nash doesn't. Nash only goes two days and Reed goes three days.