Saturday, December 20, 2008

Soapy Saturday...

Will LOVES a long bath. I think he could stay in there ALL day if I let him. He likes to put every toy he can find in the bath with him...makes for not so easy clean up for Mommy ---if you can imagine.

Friday, December 19, 2008

My brothers and me

I came across this picture from a few years ago of me and my 2 brothers-Ned on the left and James on the right. Both of them still live in my hometown with their families and I moved away. Since I have lived away from my childhood home for the past 20 years does that make me a local in both places? It's so nice to go home (I will always call it that) and see all of them, but it's somehow strange that I now have another place I call home. Isn't it funny how things change, yet some will always remain the same...

Christmas past...from 2004

This picture was taken from Christmas 2004 when Big Brother was almost 2 years old. It's hard to believe how much he has changed and how different he is at this age from little brother. They are so much alike in so many way, but still so... different in others. When this photo was taken he was watching his favorite show - The Wiggles in his little rocking chair. Little brother at 2 years old has NO idea who The Wiggles are and has absolutely no interest in tv. He does show some interest in ELMO, but still won't even watch Sesame Street. A little quiet tv watching (even 5 minutes) might be nice every once in a while...

Thursday, December 18, 2008


For Will and Dargan:


  • I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

  • I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

  • I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

  • I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

  • I wish you enough gain so to satisfy your wanting.

  • I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

  • I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye...

With All My Love, Mommy

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The "REAL" Santa

Such a Big Boy...

So proud of himself

Will got to sit on Santa's lap at the SC Aquarium this year. He told me after he sat in Santa's lap-"Mommy, I really think that's the REAL Santa." I asked him what he told Santa he wanted for Christmas and he said, "I couldn't think of anything special, so I just said toys." I think the little guy was so excited he forgot completely about the exhaustive...long list of things he wants for Christmas. This is the first year that he agreed to sit in Santa's lap. Dargan stood in line with us and told me, "Santa's lap Mommy?" When it came our turn he shook his head and wanted nothing to do with it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa Lovin'

Friends for Life

Dargan loves... Santa

Giving Santa a BIG Hug

We intended to put this Santa inflatable outside for the Chiristmas season, but this year Santa has camped out inside the house. Dargan and Will love having him be a part of our family and very often run up to him and give him a BIG hug. It's too cute. I secretly think that the boys believe that if they give Santa lots of LOVE that he will be extra good to them on Christmas Day....Hummmmm, we'll see....

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Super Hero Sunday...

My boys LOVE dressing up as SuperHeroes! I caught them in the act this morning BOTH dressed as Batman. Here are a couple of pictures of them showing off their costumes...