Monday, August 16, 2010
Like any habit, it takes FOREVER to make it stick... but NO TIME AT ALL for it to unstickl. I was a pretty faithful blogger for over 2 years and all of a sudden I have forgotten all about it!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I was gently reminded by an old friend (thanks, Joy!) that I have really been slacking in my blogging. Blogging? OH YEAH! That website where I used to post updates of my family and put pictures for others to enjoy. The wait is over, my friends, but rather than try to catch you up on every single event from the last 4 months (has it been THAT long?!) I'm going to throw in some random pictures so you can be refreshed as to what everyone looks like and then I'll go from there... The order isn't exactly chronological, but does it seem like that would bother me? I am 4 months behind after all. :)
Reese and Lincoln pass many warm afternoons on their bikes in the backyard, zooming around the (covered) pool.
Sitting on a real firetruck at our neighbor's Easter Egg Hunt at their church!
After much hard work making a car with Pappaw for the derby race, Emma raced her car proudly!
Knox's very famous awesome mohawk
Lincoln loving on his baby bro
Me & Knox in his famous Colts hat that our friend Jennifer Millsaps made as a baby gift. He has gotten a bazillion compliments on it!
Emma's acting debut! Their first grade did a Dr. Seuss Musical and Emma auditioned for Sally speaking lines and got it!
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The weather and scenery couldn't have been more perfect for my sister's wedding in Clearwater. Emma was a flower girl and Reese was a ring bearer and they both did super as they made their half-mile trek along the sand from the hotel to the wedding (no joke- the beach was huge!). Thanks, Kara and Chris, for letting us be a part of your special day!
We were already heading to Florida for my sister's wedding, so we made a trip of it. We started at Downtown Disney for birthday dinner at the T-Rex Cafe (which Reese was terrified of... then loved) and shopping. The next morning, we headed to Magic Kingdom. Turns out you get into Disney World for FREE on your birthday! Just print out a certificate, bring your birth certificate and no more $75 ticket! Anyway, Lincoln got to experience Downtown Disney, but we left him at the condo with Grammie for Magic Kingdom. We packed as much into one day as we could and the kids totally loved it all. Can't wait to go back when they're a little older. I took so many pictures (on the last day before my camera got swept into the ocean)... but here are a few highlights!
This year, Emma was Super Girl, Reese was a shark, and Lincoln was THE dinosaur.
A few notes:
After bidding on a shark costume on Ebay that went up to over $30, I happened upon the DOG costumes at Target for only $10!!! They are perfect for kids under 4... who cares if there are random ear holes? I will definitely be hittin that aisle up again next year!
The dinosaur costume from Once Upon a Child that I spent $4 on was the best $4 I ever spent. :)
Since we would be at DISNEY WORLD (!) for Reese's actual big day, we had a shark party the previous week to celebrate (and to use the awesome shark party stuff I got on Ebay) with a few family and friends. In case you are curious, he'll be having a snake party next year. It's good to plan ahead.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
I was up bright and early and ready to be induced for this little guy... and it sure didn't take long! I was all hooked up by 8:00 a.m. and he was born at 10:17 a.m. We were all surprised when my doctor came in to break my water and I was ready to push. The nurses said they'd never seen anything like it. I told them I was fast. :)
Knox Reagan Nottingham
October 1, 2009
7 lb, 6 oz
19 1/4 in
He is absolutely precious and wonderful.
Monday, September 28, 2009
On Saturday we celebrated Emma's birthday with family... and since I was barely functioning thanks to the night before.... thank you to Grammie Debbie (mom) for saving me and taking on all the duties that my body was no longer able to perform in the party-planning arena! :)
In the tradition of the Gross family, Aunt Kara took Emma to get her ears pierced at Claires... she got a little nervous right before they actually did it, but she was a champ! Her little "diamonds" look adorable.