Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our First Christmas

What a whirlwind of a week! We headed out on Monday to Alabama to spend time with Daryl's family. Christmas Eve is a big tradition up there so we got to enjoy that with all of them! The boys were totally spoiled as to be expected! They got lots of toys and goodies from everyone! The drive up there was a little hairier than the last one but my Mom got us a portable DVD player and a Backyardigans DVD and it literally saved the day! The thought of getting a DVD player never really crossed my mind since they are so young but man did it come in handy! They didn't sleep as much as the last time either so that made the drive a little longer as well.

We woke up around 4am on Christmas day to head back to Orlando so that we could enjoy Christmas with my family. We are totally exhausted but it was all worth it!

Santa brought something extra special for Carter....his two lower front teeth! And it looks as though there are little nubbs coming in on both sides of those teeth as well. Not sure if it's the other teeth or part of the 2 front ones but none the less we finally have teeth! No sight of toofers on Cam but I am sure within the next week or so we will see some popping through!

Oh and they had thier 8mth bday on Christmas Eve! They have really made a lot of strides over the last month or so. They are finally sitting up but you have to be close by since they are a bit weeble-wobble like. And I know I have been saying that they are going to crawl any day now but seriously, any day now! They have been rocking on all fours for about a month now so we shall see.

We are "trying" to introduce some table type food. Mostly just the little Gerber puffs that melt in thier mouth but watching them try to pick them up and put them in thier mouths is hilarious!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Neighborhood Christmas Parade.

We got to enjoy the annual Hollowbrook Christmas parade yesterday. It was short but really cute and the weather was great, nice and chilly to get us Floridians into the Christmas spirit. Santa came by on a big Fire Engine and some of the neighborhood churches and groups make floats and pass out candy. Our neighbor decoarted his speed boat with a big blow up Santa and his helpers.
It's funny to watch the boys expressions with these kind of things. They seem so focused trying to take it all in. Almost like they don't know what to think of it all!! Which I am sure they dont!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The boys meet Santa Clause

And all went well! My friend Stephanie came with me just incase I needed some back up but the boys did great. Now they look none to thrilled to be on some strange guys lap but they didn't cry so I was really happy. When we got there a little boy was having a meltdown and Cameron started to whimper and I thought it was all over. Luckily I distracted him and they remained calm the whole time.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Strong Like Bull


The boy's first Christmas tree


WOOHOOOO!!!! We had a big party at our house on Saturday to celebrate the SEC Championship game between Alabama and Florida. Now for those who don't know already, I and the rest of my family and MOST of my smart friends are all huge Gator fans! But Daryl, well he is an Alabama fan. And it was not a good day for him! We were definitely a house divided. Even the boys were! Cameron wore Alabama colors and Carter wore Gator colors. The only way I was able to choose was based on the bears that our friends Rick and Ruth got them back before they were born. They had 2 build a bears personalized and one was a Bama fan and the other a Gator fan! A little foreshadowing there on Ruth's part!! haha!!

The boys had a rough time at the start of the game. The screaming and sudden noises really upset them at first but then they got used to them after a while. They are so much more aware of everything around them and they seem to scare a lot more easier now.

We had a great time at the party! Although I had an incredible stomach ache through the whole game because I was so stressed out but with about 1 minute left in the game I knew we had it won! Now the Gators are off to Miami for the National Championship game against the Oklahoma Sooners! GO GATORS!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


7 Months Old

The boys had their 7 month birthday yesterday. They are getting so much bigger. I remember holding them when they were 3lbs thinking how tiny they were and now when I pick up one of them my back hurts!!

They are much more "mobile" now adays. You can't put them down on a play mat or blanket and walk away anymore because you will find them across the room! Carter is still trying to crawl but not quite there yet. They are a little behind on the sitting up unassisted thing but they are getting really close. People say one day they will just sit up and do it!

Our food palate is ever expanding. We have moved onto the pureed meats and meals. They seem to really like trying new things which is good. I can tell when they really like something because they both kick and reach for the spoon, super cute.

And getting pictures of them together now is nearly impossible. I tried my monthly pictures yesterday and it did not go so well. The one I posted is the best I could do! One will wiggle down, the other will look away or poke the other in the eye...not fun!

We are getting ready for our first Thanksgiving which my brother and his wife will be hosting this year. I am ready for some Turkey! I hope everyone has a great holiday:)

Monday, November 17, 2008

I got my new camera!!!

And I love it! It's awesome even though I have no idea how to use it properly!! haa! I have a lot of reading and learning to do but I am so happy with the purchase. We got a Nikon D60 digital SLR camera. It's pretty user friendly but far more advance than my little point and shoot that I am used to.

I did a mini photo shoot yesterday with the boys. They were great. It was Daddy that was not so great. Daryl is not into the picture thing and it's quite obvious! He's a terrible tempermental! haha!!

And if your wondering how and why we would spend money so freely in our current economic situation.....well, I sold our Nintendo Wii because it's been sitting next to our T.V. since about August and I have not turned it on once!! Now I just need to sell the Wii Fit and the camera is essentially paid for. I also have to thank GiGi (my grandma) for donating to the Richburg camera fund as well. I think she hopes that I will be the next Anne Geddes!! haha!! A girl can dream right?

Enjoy the pictures! And anyone who wants to buy a Wii Fit...CALL ME!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Kids On the Block

AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! That's all I have done for 48 hours straight between the Gator game and the New Kids concert I know sound like Kathleen Turner, and not the sexy Kathleen Turner...more like the "older" Kathleen Turner.
The concert was incredible! They were just as good if not better than they were 20 years ago! We once again had amazing seats and Steph got MUCH better pics than I did but I am fairly certain that no-one that reads this blog cares anything about seeing a close up of my dream guy...JOE MCINTYRE!! I guess I should rephrase that and say my runner up dream guy cause Daryl is my real dream guy! (Do your teeth hurt yet from the sweetness?)

Florida vs. Georgia

So on Saturday Daryl got husband of the year award and stayed home with the boys so mommy could go watch the Gators beat the heck out of the Georgia Bulldogs! We had amazing seats right on the 10 yard line. We even got on T.V.!! Of course I had to pause and rewind a few times but we are on there and that's all that maters! The game was awesome! We got total revenge for what happened last year.
We started tailgating at 9am with mimosas and I think I cracked open the first beer of the day at 10am. But let me say this, I can not hang like I used to! I was exhausted by 1pm and the game didn't even start till 3:30pm! But it was all worth it to see such an amazing game.
The picture of the stands is after the game, Enough said!!

Where do I start after the weekend we've had?

How about Friday...Halloween! We decided to stay home and hang out with our neighbors to hand out candy since it was our first Halloween in this house. We had a great time hanging out but didn't have too many trick-or-treaters though. The boys did great just chilling in the stroller in their dragon costumes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We voted early today

And it made us really tired!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Carter and his giggles

Adorable is all I can say!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy 1/2 year Birthday!

The boys are 6 months old today! Wowie!! I can not believe that I gave birth 6 months ago. Whats worse is I can't believe I still have 15lbs of "baby weight" on me. Can I still call it baby weight? I hope so. I started weight watchers this week. Here's hoping!!

But back to the boys.... they are getting so big and doing so many new things! Carter is all about his tummy and trying to crawl. He just strains so hard on the floor trying to move around on those knees...any day now! Cameron is slowly getting the rolling back and forth thing. You don't see him do it much, he is very stealth with it apparently, but you find him on his tummy after you have left him in his crib or on the mat on the floor. It's almost like he doesn't want us to know!

They are both eating lots of different foods now. They had peaches today for the first time and LOVED them! They are not fans of squash and honestly I can't blame them because it's very stinky so I imagine it tastes' like crap! They love carrots and green beans, not big on peas though (can't blame them on that one either).

We finally got another crib so they are now sleeping in thier own beds. The first night was rough. I think they missed each other.
Oh and I am fairly certain we have finally mastered sleeping through the night. They go down between 8 or 9pm and don't get up until about 6:30 or 7am! Which means I will never, ever sleep past 7am EVER AGAIN :( !! But it is better than thier old wake up time of 4;30am or 5am!

We go for our 6mth check up next week so I will have all of their stats for you! My mom is coming with me so that I don't have to console 2 babies after shots alone...not fun!!!

Link to Pro Pics

Ok the last link I posted did not work properly and I thought I had deleted the post but I messed that up too! Woopsie!
So lets try this one.....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We headed out to the pumpkin patch today to have some professional pics of the boys done. It was one of the prettiest days we have had around here in a while, perfect for outdoor pictures! I can't wait to see the proofs! As soon as I get them I will post the link on here so you can all see them. Don't be disappointed if you don't see any smiles because it is very difficult to get two 6mth olds to even look at you let alone smile when there is so much going on around them! I swear they never smiled in any picture... not one!!
We managed to take a couple of our own pics during our downtime while we were there. Oh and yes, we got our pumpkin too!