Sunday, April 30, 2017


School winding down has been keeping us pretty busy. But the weather is getting nice 
and we are happy to have Kenny home from market. He got home from market Monday night and was so nice and sent me to Birmingham for a night to relax, sleep and do a little shopping while he spent some quality with the kids. He even picked Elle up and took her ballet and got her dressed for ballet at studio. Only got help with the bun! He is the best Daddy and husband and it was a great and very relaxing get away for me and I was so happy to come home!
Some boy time out on the course!
Hanging out with Daddy before he went in to preschool. All the pictures 
crack me up because his collar is so messed up!
Walkers official school year was over on Wednesday. So this is his official 
LAST DAY OF PDO 2016-2017
After school treat of ice cream!
The sweetest picture of Elle on her way to school while I was gone. I love her sweet smile.
Anytime I am gone these two order pizza and eat it in bed and have a sleepover together.

I got him so new boots while I was in Birmingham and he loves them!

On Thursday we were happy to have Elle's class pet join us for the weekend. This was our last visit with Clifford for the year and Elle was excited to get him a day early since she had a big field trip the next day!
SO happy to have Clifford home with her!
Hanging around on the swing set.
Clifford got to go with Elle and her friends to tumbling class.

On Friday, Elle's grade had a big field trip planned to Jackson to the Children's Museum. I rode down with some friends and was able to chaperone the trip which I always enjoy doing!
On Friday morning, Elle and I were getting ready to head out for her field trip 
and Walker was so sad he couldn't go with us.
All ready to load up on the bus.

Sweet girls having fun at the Children's Museum.
Doing some fishing.
Elle loved this rock wall.
They had a picnic with their sack lunches and then enjoyed the 
sunshine before getting back on the bus for the ride back.
The best attempts of getting a class picture!

Headed to get back on the bus with her buddy for the day Audrey Caroline.
Kenny and Walker made sure Clifford had a great time while Elle was gone on the field trip! 
He went to the golf course!

Monday, April 24, 2017


Kenny was at market all last week and finally gets home tonight! We managed to make it through this market unscathed. Probably one of our best markets and quickest to date. We even made it through the weekend well for the most part. On Friday afternoon we picked Elle up from school and went to get milkshakes.  I even let Walker get one which was brave. He loved it of course! Then we came home and watched Enchanted. It is a cute movie and Elle we have watched it three times this weekend alone. She loves its!
Enjoying their milkshakes on the way home.

Saturday morning we had plans to meet our friends Liza and her three kids, Shelby, Annie and Clark at Touch A Truck. I was so excited that Walker was old enough to take to Touch a Truck this year because I think it is such a fun idea for little kids and especially for little boys like Walker who loves trucks, buses, bulldozers and tractors and all other things truck related. When we first woke up the weather looked questionable but it blew over and it turned out to be a warm morning with a good breeze.

I will say that the excursion ended up being a little bit of a let down. Elle was cranky because she had stayed out late with a friend the night before and the Chick Fil A cow was standing right there when we bought our tickets and Walker did not like him and was also a little unsure of all the people so he would not let me put him down. He did not want to touch a truck. He did not want to climb in a truck. He did not want to do anything but let me hold him. And Elle wasn't too gung ho either.  We did a couple of things like got on the school bus and the city trolley before we used our tickets and got hotdogs and chips and sat in the shade and the kids kicked around a soccer ball. That kind of set the reset button and we did manage to enjoy a few of the trucks and things before leaving because it was horn honking time and horn honking time is crazy annoying and loud. That is why we made a point to go during the honk free time period.
Elle and Annie on a bulldozer.

Enjoying the refreshments.

Shelby was so sweet with Walker and was almost fully responsible in getting 
Walker to get on or near some of the trucks.

Climbing into the truck. I am not even sure what kind of truck this was.
All smiles.

The school bus was probably the most popular with our crew!

Watching how the garbage truck worked.

While it wasn't the exciting outing with the kids I had hoped for, we turned it around in the end 
and I am so grateful for the morning with them.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Sunday morning we all went to Sunday school. This was our first time for us to finally get to Sunday school. Elle and Walker both loved it! After Sunday School they had a little reception in the breezeway and then we head to church service. Walker went to the nursery and Elle went to TLC. 

After church we drove over to West Point for Easter lunch at Old Waverly.  We just love every event they have. The food is always divine. The people are always so nice and they always make it so fun for the kids. This time there was an Easter Bunny there for photo ops and they also had our favorite local face painter there.  Which at first I was hesitant about but couldn't resist for Elle's sake. I did manage to talk her into something very sweet and didn't take up her whole face! Elle happily took a picture with the Easter Bunny but Walker was terrified of the bunny. Terrified and it is Wednesday and is still talking about how scared he was of the Easter Bunny. So funny! It was a fun and beautiful day.
Family picture before church service.
Collier and Elle enjoying a snack together at the Easter reception.
Walker and Mommy.
Walking into Sunday brunch.
Waiting on me to fix him a plate and listening to the piano man.
Enjoying a lovely Easter lunch.
Then it was time for dessert and nothing makes this kids happier than dessert.

Marshmallow peep after his cupcake. Sure, why not.

Happy girl! Face paint and the Easter Bunny!
Headed home after a wonderful morning.

We were so wiped when we got home but Elle was so excited to dye Easter eggs. So we relaxed and rested for a little bit and then she and I snuck outside while Walker watched Paw Patrol and Daddy dozed and dyed some eggs.  While I don't love dying eggs I did enjoy the quality time with just Elle and we had a good time decorating the eggs together.
Letting the eggs soak in the dye for good color!
Finished product!