Tuesday, April 26, 2011
We all woke up Sunday morning to another Easter egg hunt, a breakfast cooked by Pop's and his boys and finding our hidden Easter baskets!
After a quick trip to the docks for a little more time fishin', we re-loaded up the car and headed back home, to gear up for yet another Easter get together at Colonel Gates' house...
We trekked and hunted and ate and slept and giggled and hugged and THOUROUGHLY enjoyed our Easter weekend...thank you to all who helped make it memorable. Just thinking about the craziness of the non-stop weekend makes me want to crawl into bed and hibernate...The things we do to ensure our kiddos happiness. Get out and enjoy your family and kids...we sure do!!
Posted by Carly Harrell at 2:47 PM
We arrived in PCB right around nap time. There was no way that B and W were going to settle down for nap..are you kidding me?? So instead of dealing with the possibility of cranky boys, we decided to jam pack their afternoon and evening, so they would not have time to get grumpy!
We went fishing...
Played in the sprinkler and new outdoor gym that Grammie and Pop's created...(Caden and Wade ran smack into each other, at full speed. Caden busted his lip...almost landed in the ER, but after ice and some TLC, he toughed it out and continued on...tough little Harrell boys!)
Rolled down the hill by the water...(Daddy, Pop's and Uncle Scotty thought this would be a good idea to let Wade, our child with super sensitive skin, roll all in and over the grass with out a t-shirt on...the rash that immediately spread over his body was quickly relieved by the sprinkler...again, tough little Harrell boys!)
After eating a delicious dinner of shish-ka-bobs and singing Happy Birthday to Aunt Allie over birthday cake, all of the kiddos crashed hard and dreamed sweetly...
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We are INCREDIBLY blessed to have an Aunt Lowie...everybody should go out and get themselves an Aunt Lowie...she is the best! Ever since I found out I was pregnant with Jack, she has been sending packages, at least once, sometimes twice a week, filled with little goodies and treasures for B and W and Baby J! This package contained a few Polo shirts and shorts, for all 3 boys and glow sticks...
She wraps each and every little treat in tissue paper, then wrapping paper, then in a beautiful ribbon...and a personalized name tag. Every single time. I cannot tell you how much these packages mean to us Aunt Low...you are incredibly gracious and we have had so much fun!
Posted by Carly Harrell at 2:19 PM
Our Easter weekend started off with a P. A. R. T. Y. at the school. This consisted of 2 Easter egg hunts...one for B's class and 1 for W's class...and then the whole school came together for drinks, snacks and tons of sugar!!! I really think the boys obtained more candy this Easter than they did at Halloween! B-man held his Daddy's hand, carefully inspected each and every egg and immediately consumed the goods. Wade ran around like a chicken with his head cut off, grabbing every egg in sight...even swiping from others baskets. And he is the one who does not even like candy!!
After the school party, we headed over to Laird's house to give a huge 'Welcome Home' to Rich...we were saddened to learn that he had to fly right back out the very next night!!! Spent time jumping on the trampoline, making huge bubbles with all of the kids, grilling out with friends and devouring a can of squeeze cheese!! hehe
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Monday, April 11, 2011
Picked the boys up from school and headed to the Laird's for a playdate with sweet Maddox...we managed to get the kite stuck in the tree within 2 seconds, 3 boo-boo's within 20 minutes and destroyed the playroom within the 2 hours we were there. LaBeth and Kristina are not used to having three 2 year olds to occupy. Whew!
Ate a yummy pancake, sausage and scrambled egg breakfast and headed out the door to Baker(45 minute drive) to a strawberry patch! Wade and Brody were so excited...kept yelling..."we are going to a farm!!" (I think they were expecting to see cows and chickens...)
All geared up for our adventure:
Well, we fit right in, wouldn't ya say???
Fields and fields of strawberries:
They were so excited, announcing everytime they found and picked the perfect berry. So proud to place it in their own bucket. So proud to raise it above their little heads, showing all that could see their perfect pick. Melted my heart!! The B-man could not help himself and managed to gobble down a few berries before we paid...can you blame him?
This is what strawberry pickin' will do to a toddler:
The fruit of our labor!!
Headed out to The Commons to play...and thoroughly enjoyed each and every second:
Capped off the weekend with a big Sunday dinner, backyard playtime and squizzles on the couch. I love the weekend!
Posted by Carly Harrell at 10:23 AM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Almost everytime the boys are at the office, we try to remember to take a picture. Same chair, same position, everytime.
Here is one from last week:
And a few from the past 2 1/2 years:
And even while still in the belly (34 weeks)!!:
We have been having the most fantastic weather. Very Spring-like...cool in the mornings, low 70's for the high and cool again at night. I just love this time of year! We always have the windows open and the candles lit. And this, of course, means LOTS more outdoor time...
Todd and I spent the weekend getting Baby Jack's room put together(It is 80% done!), golfing, laying out, doing laundry, taking a sunset boat cruise to dinner with the Hipsh's....Brody and Wade spent Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon with Grammie and Pop's! A few pics from our Sunday afternoon together...
Had my 32 week follow up appointment for Baby Jack this morning and all is still well! My blood pressure was 118/70 and sweet baby boy is measuring about 4 1/2 lbs! During the ultrasound, he was sucking on his little hand, playing with the umbilical cord and opening and closing his eyes! If everything goes to plan, his scheduled arrival into this world will be on May 26th. So close, yet soooo far away...7 weeks until we get to squizzle him...wooohooo!!
Check out how much he is starting to fill out and fatten up...it has been so hard to get a good picture of him, because he always has his hands or umbilical cord right on top of his face. If you look really closely, you can see that he has his eyes open!
Posted by Carly Harrell at 3:23 PM
Monday, April 4, 2011
A few "Brody-isms" and "Wade-isms":
Wade: "I'm a pretty boy!"...while sitting at the dinner table...
Mom: "Who told you that?"
Brody: "Hey Mama...guess what?"...while driving home from school...
Brody: "I have a present for you. It's a secret and you get to unwrap it. But you have to be quiet. And not stand on the couch with your shoes on. And chase lizards but be very, very quiet and not get out of your big boy bed. And do not take your shoes off in the new van cause' they are filled with sand."
Mom: "Oh yeah? Are those the rules?"
Brody: "Uhh huh"
Mom: "Yes M'am??"
Brody: "Yes M'am."
Wade: "Why are we going to school?"
Mom: "Because it is Monday."
Mom: "Because it is the first day of the week."
Mom: "Because Monday comes after Sunday."
Mom: "Because it is. That's why."
Wade: "Ohhhh. Okaay. Whhyyy?"
Brody: "You know I want to make you happy. I love you."
Mom: "Oh BB, you are my sweet pea and always make me happy! I love you to you pieces!"
Brody: "Except when I'm not your friend and I hit Wade, right?"
Wade: "Are we going to Grandmother's right now?"
Mom: "Nope...we are going to the grocery store."
Wade: "Are we going to Big Deal's house?"
Mom: "Nope...to Publix."
Mom: "Because we need a few things."
Wade: "I get a cookie?"
Mom: "If you say please and thank you!"
Wade: "If I say please and thank you to big Deal?"
Mom: "No, to the bakery lady. At Publix, ok?"
Wade: "Ok. I'm a pretty boy."
Wade was still asleep this morning when I heard Brody on the monitor. I went up to get him and whispered that we needed to be very quiet so that we did not wake Wade up...
Brody: "Why, is he still sleepin'?"
Mom: "Yes, you wanna see?"
Brody...as we are peeking back in the bedroom door: "Oh, he's still sleepin'."
So we take a few steps, he runs back to the half closed door, opens it up all the way, and yells:
Brody: "HEY WADE!! YOU STILL SLEEPIN'??"
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