Written by Jessica on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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The answer to that varies depending on which of my kids you ask.

Tucker: Definitely no friend of his.
Brayden: He's a very comfy, cool guy.
Carter: Although you can't tell by this picture, he was okay.
Taylor: Definitely leaning towards foe. I mean, what kind of guy threatens to take Christmas from you if you don't behave?!

School Santa Picture: We still have to go see the real Santa at the mall...
Can you tell by Taylor's eyes that he's not buying into this Santa at all? He was quite upset at this "disguised Santa."

Written by Jessica on Friday, December 04, 2009

Written by Jessica on Friday, December 04, 2009

Wade is back in town for the weekend so we decided to hurry today and have our family picture taken for Christmas, since we probably won't be together again until Christmas. Our intentions were to take those pictures, head to the mall and get Santa pictures, then head to the NICU tree lighting, where we would take yet more pictures, the we would come home just in time for the boys to go to the All Star game. As it turns out, it took us 3 hours to get our family pictures done and then it was time for the game, so Santa pictures have been delayed to another day and we missed the tree lighting this year. = ( BUT, we got some great family pictures AND our Christmas cards WITH NO TEARS or melt downs, or any destruction what so ever. The babies were Angels. Perfect. Sweet. Angels. I'm not bragging; actually I think I'm in shock. We went to a little chain photography place called Portrait Innovations. It's neat and pretty cheap; it's kinda like Sears, but bigger and they seemed to really care about making us happy. But the best part is that you get your pictures in hand in about 15 minutes!

Taylor's 1st grade picture:

Written by Jessica on Monday, November 30, 2009
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Really, we're alive, just busy and when not busy, just plain tired. I last posted on Halloween, wow. Since Halloween Wade has basically moved to South Carolina to work at his new job. We are so blessed that he was able to get a job so quickly after being laid off. That pretty much makes the fact it's 4 1/2 - 5 hours away seem like such a small detail. Our house is on the market. Anyone want to buy our house? We're hoping it sells quick so we can quit paying a mortgage and rent soon and so we can all be under one roof again. I need help. I miss him.

That takes us to Thanksgiving. We spent Thanksgiving in Lexington, South Carolina with our friends Clay and Amy and their 2 kiddos. Their family is here in Alabama too. They were such gracious hosts to have all 6 of us invade their home; although I'm sure had no idea the impact 4 extra little one's would have had beforehand. I'm happy to say we escaped without breaking anything, although we did leave behind lots of fingerprints, smudges, and milk spills. It was sad to be away from our family on Thanksgiving but so nice to have such great friends to spend it with. We went to Clay and Amy's Church for a very delicious Thanksgiving dinner. I got my camera out to take a picture of all 10 of us at the table, but I was distracted and missed the moment. I do have some pictures from the past month that I'll post soon.

Written by Jessica on Sunday, November 01, 2009
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The boys had fun trick or treating despite the weather. It rained a good heavy mist all night. We walked our street together, got LOTS of candy, and came back to get out of the rain. Taylor and Wade walked around the whole block. Here are some pictures in reverse order..

Carter looking out the glass door waiting on ""Bubba" to come back.

The first house:

"Momma called the doctor and the doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" "3 Little monkeys jumping on the bed...."

Waiting on the rain to stop...

Tuck did not like the monkey costume at first... he came around once we got outside.

Written by Jessica on Saturday, October 31, 2009
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I have tons of pictures piling up, so before we go trick or treating tonight and add to the collection, I thought I should post some.

We've been carving pumpkins and eating lots of candy (lol) to prepare for Halloween. I've gobbled up a whole bag of Indian Corn with just a little help from the boys. They love it as much as I do!

Wade is officially unemployed. I've been a little stressed out about that... I think that's what led to the demise of the Value Size bag of Indian Corn. We have a lot of decisions to make regarding our family's future and it's all very daunting. But, as always, we will survive. So, enough of all that and on to the happy stuff - PICTURES of SWEET BOYS!

Here are a few of my favorite picture mess-ups:

This boy SERIOUSLY needs a haircut! That's one of the first things on our "to do" list now that Wade will be home to help for a little while. {{Hopefully only a little while... we're hoping he gets a job SOOOOON!}}

At the doctors office... The silver lining was, we had our own waiting room. The disaster part was that we had an appointment for 4:30 - they called and asked us to move it up to 3:50 - so we did - and we didn't leave until after 6:15. I had all 4 kiddos by.my.self. Wade got off work at 6 and drove up there to meet me and arrived just in time to hear the dr say the bumps coming up all over Taylor would go away on their own in about 18 months. He has Mulluscum Contagiosum.

I love these shirts... I made each of them one, but I can't seem to be able to get a picture of all 3 - so here's Tuck.

We're all ready for Halloween... Even our candy bowl has a costume:

Last Friday we carved pumpkins at Taylor's school, then over at the Smith's that evening. My arm was sore that night!

This pumpkin has 396 seeds. It was 41" around and it floats - as all pumpkins do.. ;)
Did you know that?

The Smiths Annual Pumpkin Carving Party:

The masterpieces:

Written by Jessica on Friday, October 16, 2009
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The boys will be 18 months old in about 2 weeks. They are getting so big and so very fast. They climb, and tumble, and destroy and bite, and fight, and love, and play, and figure out ways to get into more trouble. They are so much fun. Here are some pictures from the last week or so:

This stunt never ends well.

Even the wild child gets tired.

They now push this box everywhere to use it to climb on things, they even climb up on their highchair table! yikes.

They play together.

Not even the pictures hung high on the wall are safe... he's working on getting up there.

A picture of deep concentration.

Tucker Monster!

Jumping off the couch onto the pillows.

All my boys.

Running wild at the neighbors!

Carter noticed Tucker running wild and then we all went over.

Whew! Long day.

Trying to figure out that lock.

the light.

This can't end good. Notice Brayden's leg!

Modeling the Halloween shirts I made them. The boys are in size 24 months. They need it for the waist in pants, but they are too long, so unless they have shoes on, I have to roll up their pants.