Monday, January 31, 2011


Riding his rocking horse and singing me a little song on his piano/microphone!

And Larry wonders why I have headaches most days when he gets home from work :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Greg McElroy Autograph Signing

It was a big day for us!  We got to meet and get Greg McElroy's autograph!

For those of you that don't know, Greg McElroy is the outgoing quarterback for the University of Alabama.  He was the quarterback when Alabama won the National Championship last year.  Larry is a HUGE Alabama fan so we definitely decided to go and get his autograph.

We waited in line for about an hour and a half and Alex was so good!  When we finally got up to Greg, Alex told him "Roll Tide" and gave him a football to be signed.  Larry was pretty excited to get his autograph and to talk to him for a few seconds!

It was a fun day and it was even more fun to know how happy Larry was about it :)

Here are some pictures of our adventure:

Greg McElroy:

Alex waiting in line:

He was pretending to be an elephant :)

Playing "Angry Birds" on Mommy's phone:

Waiting with his football:

 Alex and Larry talking to Greg McElroy and getting his autograph:

An excited little boy:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jaxon's 4D Ultrasound

Today, we had Jaxon's 4D ultrasound!  It was so much fun to see him again - it had been quite a few weeks!  He has changed so much and is gaining weight.  For the most part, he cooperated for about half of the ultrasound and about half way through he decided he was done and put his hand up near his face and would NOT move it.  After that, he turned his head toward my back - I guess that was our signal that he was not up for anymore camera time!  Thankfully, Gina (my good friend and ultrasound tech) said that she would scan me again at my next appointment in 2 weeks to see if we can get some more pictures of Jax.

We had Alex's about the same time, so it is really neat to be able to compare the two boys this early and see their similarities.  They look like they have the same chubby cheeks and a very similar nose.  Jaxon looks to have fuller lips (Alex's were full at birth, so who knows)!  Another interesting tidbit - Alex has always had a small head (he can still wear his 6 to 12 month hats), but Jaxon's head is measuring a week ahead.  Maybe he will have an average sized head!

Also, during the ultrasound Jaxon was acting like such a character.  He was smiling, pouting and sticking out his tongue.  I am seriously in for some trouble when this one comes out :)

Here are a few pictures from today:

Smiley boy:

Silly, silly boy:

No clue what this face is about:

Sticking out his tongue:

Sweet boy:

Jaxon Charles - our precious second son:

And for anyone that is interested, here is a link to the album with Alex's 4D Ultrasound Pictures.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blog Makeover

As you may have noticed, we got a blog makeover!

Thanks to my amazing and talented friend, Amanda, at Little Bean Shop, we got a new design for the new year :)

I love the design!  Amanda does great work and I highly encourage you to go visit her if you are looking for a new look :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day #2

The 8 inches of snow we got on Sunday night/Monday morning stuck around (the temperatures never got above freezing, so nothing melted) and we got yet another snow day!  Larry was able to stay home from work for the second day in a row.  As you can imagine, Alex was excited to wake up and see that the snow was still around.  He couldn't wait to put his warm clothes on and run outside to play!  We had another great day playing in the snow!

Larry got Alex's power wheels truck out and let Alex go slipping and sliding down the street.  Alex thought it was hilarious driving down the icy road!  He is such a boy :)

Here are pictures from Snow Day #2:

All bundled up:

Love this kid:

Driving his truck down the road (Larry weighed down the back with sand):

Larry pulling the turtle:

...and Alex falling off into the snow:

Larry falling down in the snow (Alex thought that was hilarious):

Larry pulling Kayla and Alex:

Kayla loved it:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day

Last night, we got almost 8 inches of snow.  While snow for Northern Alabama isn't unheard of, 8 inches is a rare thing!  When we woke up this morning, it was absolutely beautiful outside.  Snow covered EVERYTHING and Alex couldn't wait to get outside to play in it!  Luckily, because of the amount of snow Larry didn't have to go to work, so he could do most of the playing with Alex and I could stand around and take pictures :)

We don't have a sled or anything that most northerners have to play in the snow, so we improvised!  Larry inflated a few of the pool floats that we have and also inflated the giant turtle pool float.  He tried to take Alex down the hill in front of our house, but the floats didn't work so well (there was a thin sheet of ice on top of the snow and t the floats did not slide down the hill very easily).  Fortunately for Alex, Larry came up with the idea to pull him around on the turtle.  Alex had a great time!

We played outside for almost 2 hours and had to bribe Alex to come inside.  It was such a fun morning!

Here are some pictures from our time in the snow:

He was so excited for the snow:

Making snow angels:

Sweet boy:

The house covered in snow:

Attempting to ride the turtle down the hill:

Love this picture:

Daddy and Alex making snow angels:


Unfortunately, my child got my gracefulness:

Two of the three dogs came out to play in the snow, too!  Rascal decided it was too cold and stayed inside:

 Riding the floats down the hill:

More snow angels - Alex was really excited about making snow angels:

Riding the turtle float with one of the neighbors:


Three of the neighbors with Alex on the turtle float:

 Larry pulling Alex and Kayla on the float:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Alex's New Train Table

This year for Christmas, when Larry's Dad and Grandfather asked what Alex wanted for Christmas we instantly told them that he would love to have a train table.  We had looked at several different ones on the internet, but couldn't find one that we loved!  The tables we found were either too small, not the right style or just not what we were envisioning in our head!  We asked his Dad and Grandfather if they wouldn't mind making one for us for Alex's Christmas present this year.

Once we got the dimensions to them, they started work on it.  The finished product is wonderful!  Alex loves it...and so do we!  The table is 3 feet by 5 feet and fits perfectly upstairs in the playroom (we have moved it since we took these pictures).  They made a space for me to put some bins underneath it for more storage (bins have been added since the pictures were taken as well).  Right now, Alex has a few GeoTrax sets on the table!

Not only is the table what we were picturing in our head, but we are blessed that Larry's Dad and Grandfather would take the time to make something so special for our boy.  I know that he will get many years of use out of it!!

Here are some pictures:

Alex's train table:

Saying Cheese while playing:

Playing with his Geotrax:

The train table: