Monday, December 19, 2011

School Party

Alexander's preschool class had a Christmas party last Wednesday. Alexander kept smiling AFTER I snapped a picture so these are the best I got.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Photo Session

I wanted to get a really good picture of my boys together to put on Christmas cards this year. So a couple of weeks ago the fever took me and I decided I could do this on my own at home without any additional adult help. :-/ Basic results are as follows.

"Alexander! Sweetie! Baby! Look at the camera!"

"Little Boy! Look at mommy!"

"Alexander! LALALALALA!!!!"

Giving up for the morning

After Jacob had his nap we gave it another go. I had the idea to put them in a box because they LOVE playing in boxes and I thought it could be cute for a "Christmas gift" theme. 

Clearly I didn't know what the heck I was talking about.


 Freedom! Down with tyrants!

 Come on Alexander let's get out of here! 

Run away!

 Hi Mommy :-)

Um...I think we're done. For real. Stop taking pictures, woman. I'm not going to smile. You can't make me smile. I have no desire at this juncture to smile. Now give us more cookies.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

More Haircutting

After dinner last night we decided to leave Jacob in his high chair and finally try to fix his hair with Kevin's clippers. It looks a ton better than before but the back is still somewhat uneven. 

(right after the new haircut)

(after a bath and change of clothes)

Alexander's hair was getting pretty long too. 

 So we threw him in the highchair and Kevin went to town.

They both look a lot older with shorter hair. Love my handsome boys :-)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Short hair

Jacob's hair was getting really long in the back and at least two people thought he was a girl within one week. 

So I put him in his highchair and got out my hair-cutting scissors.

It didn't end well. :-)

His hair is definitely shorter now though. No one will think he's a girl, for sure. I'm going to try to use Kevin's clippers to even out the cut tomorrow. Scissors are clearly not my forte. I figure I'll get better with practice but we'll see how that goes. Anyway, he's still handsome to me, even with a botched haircut. Gotta love this kid. :-)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Zoo Atlanta

Aunt Carie invited us to come to the Atlanta Zoo yesterday and it was pretty awesome. Alexander and Jacob had never been to a real zoo before (although Deana Rose is definitely fantabulous in it's own right). The weather was perfect for zoo going (at least in my opinion). Mid-50s and mostly sunny. So we had to wear jackets but no one really complained of being cold and all the animals were out and about instead of lying comatose in sweltering heat. Quite pleasant :-)

Alexander and the flamingos

African Elephant

Alexander wanting to climb in the pit with the African Elephant

Boys refusing to look at the camera instead of the parakeets

Meerkats :-)

Cousin T. with Willie B.


"Kanga and Little Roo"

I felt a migraine coming on about halfway through our visit (I REALLY need to see a doctor about those) but thankfully I had had a regular headache the night before and taken Excedrin for that. Having the medicine already in my system staved off the worst of it and I was able to function at a close to normal level. My blind spot went away in plenty of time to drive home so that was good, too. :-). Alexander and Jacob definitely enjoyed themselves so it was totally worth it.

Thanks for the invite Carie! I'm so glad we got to spend the afternoon together and the zoo was so fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Saturday!

Kevin and I took the boys to Corn Dawgs Pumpkin Patch over the weekend. I mostly just wanted some pictures of Alexander and Jacob running around in a pumpkin patch so I picked one I thought sounded good. They actually have lots of "Fair/Carnival-like" activities and the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Here are just a few of the pictures we took.

Haybale Jump

Spider Webs

Free Wagon

Truck Box

Pumpkin Patch


Giant Corn Box

Little Farmer's Zip Line

Alexander had zero desire to exit the Giant Corn Box. It was way more fun than a sand box (I had no idea how cool it would be). We couldn't get him to look at us for any pictures because he was thoroughly engrossed with digging in the corn kernels. Interesting sensory experience. I may have to make him his own at home, he loved it so much. :-)