Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dairy and Scary

Stop One: Mayfield Dairy

On the tour of Mayfield Dairy, hairnets are required (of course I didn't post a picture of myself in a hairnet-ha ha!).

My baby is still adorable, even in a hairnet (actually a beard-cover)!

Jared loved his ice cream cone, even though it doesn't look like it in this picture.

I have to watch out for this little baby!

Poppy and Chess

Emma and Elli under the jersy cow

Stop Two: Hoschton, GA (trying to break the world record for the most scarecrows in a town)

Welcome to Hoschton!

our version of "Where's Waldo?"
Where's Daddy? Can you find him?

scary baby Bugs Bunny scarecrow

Amy: "Hey, we should bring the kids over and take our picture amongst all these creepy baby scarecrows."
Ali: "Okay, sounds like fun!"

Andrea: "Y'all were right, this is fun!"

Daddy and redneck bear scarecrow

Jared imitating Elmo scarecrow (Chess seems to like this one.)

Alison imitating hippie scarecrow (I can't believe I'm posting this horrible picture of myself, but I thought people might get a laugh out of it.)

My Long, Lost Friend, Mary

My dear friend Mary moved away to California. I was so happy to see her, even if only for a short time, when her family visited Georgia. I miss her so much!

us with our babies, who are only two weeks apart

the guys eating dinner

cute Jack

Chess and Eli

Chess grabbing at Eli, and Eli trying to get away

Friday, September 26, 2008


After seeing how much Chess loves swinging at the neighborhood playground, we found her this swing on Craig's List for $5!

I just had to show a picture of her in these adorable jeans. They are size 6-12 months and very snug, so she will not be wearing them much more!

Here is our family after a picnic lunch at Lake Lanier. We are loving this fall weather!

Chess being adorable with Daddy:

having a visit on Nan-Naw and Paw-Paw's back porch:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

5 Months Old

Chess is 5 months old and developing quite a personality. I didn't get many smiles during this photo shoot, but I did capture many of her other adorable facial expressions. She is a curious girl who loves being outside. Here are some pictures of my sweet baby.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Quirks out in the Open Tag...

I've been tagged! The Rules are... tell about 6 quirks of yours and then Tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same.

1. I never step on the drain while in the shower. I'm not sure what it is, I guess I feel like it's the dirtiest place because everything goes down there (or gets stuck there).

2. I always eat sandwiches, hamburgers, etc. around the outside edges first, saving the middle for last.

3. I like my body to be even. For example, I can't have just one foot outside of the covers and I try to chew evenly on both sides of my mouth.

4. I am very picky about my grocery list. There are sections for produce, cold, frozen, and aisles, and I try to put everything in order of how the store is set up.

5. I love reading instruction manuals and will read them all the way through (usually) before using the product. ex. board games, baby stuff, electronics, crest white strips, you name it!

6. I can't stand to make (or see) grammatical errors. The ones that really get me: your/you're and its/it's. I reread everything and will go back and edit, even if I notice it in a blog post from a month ago. So if you notice an error please leave a comment and tell me!

I tag anyone who reads this and would like to participate.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Goats on the Roof, etc.

On Saturday my family went to a few choice locations in North Georgia. Let's have a look, shall we?

Goats on the Roof

goat-feeding contraption

Feed those goats, Andrea!

Mimi and Chess, excited about some goats

the fam

goat on the roof, eating from one of the goat-feeding contraptions

our little family, under the goats

the cutest little baby ever

soda shoppe

cutest baby ever in soda shoppe

"Give me your cookies, Ellie!"

Tallulah Gorge

Chess was all tuckered out at the end of the day.