Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers

Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Fourth Birthday tickers

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Second Birthday tickers


Fall Festival @SW

Making fun of my sweet boy, who was just ready to go home. We had a great time with the Kenley's at fall festival. Thanks for letting us tag along. Graham is going to have a lot more fun next year!

The fearless Dragon Slayer (Tanner)

The happy dragon (Easton)

Mr. Charlie Brown (Graham)


Hello, Chuck!

Thanks Mama Jan for the cute outfit! We just couldn't pass it up at Target. I think Graham will be "Chuck" for Halloween this year. I'm excited about all the candy he'll be bringing our way at Trunk and Treat!

Thanks Aunt Stephanie!

First attempt. Didn't really know what to do.

Five minutes later. He loves this thing!!


Pumpkin Hallow 08

We had a great time taking Graham to Pumpkin Hallow this year. We especially enjoyed the awesome lunch at Strawberry's afterward. Best ribs ever!!!! You can't beat the scalloped potatoes either!


Rice Harvest 2008

Matthew and Graham spent the day helping cousin Jason at the farm. Graham played in the rice and had his first four wheeler ride!


Horner Reunion


Look What I Can Do!

I started sitting alone today!

First Night

Graham spent his first night in his new crib, at the end of our bed. He did great! This is the same crib his Mama Jan slept in. We painted it a dark charcoal color. It looks really good with the white bed skirt and polka-dot sheets. He has been sleeping about six hours straight for a week now. He likes to nurse to sleep then exactly 50 minutes later he wants the other side. Then the six hours begin. After another top off he can go about 2 more. Bringing his total "night sleep" to 9 hours. 5:30 is his normal wake up time. During the night he cries out when he wants to eat. At 5:30 he wakes up and babbles. I always know he is finished for the night when he wakes up talking instead of crying. The sad part is when he does this at 3 or 4......He usually ends up in bed with us because I refuse to start the day at this insane hour.


It's always fun to go "home." We spent the weekend with Matthew's parents. They were so excited to see Graham after being gone for the month. We had a great time at Hillcrest, Sunday. It's always good to see friends and catch up a little. I can't believe it but I left Graham in Bible class for the first time this Sunday. (I know, I don't think I was thinking clearly at the time.) Miss Sally and Miss Joy were the perfect pair to leave him with. They said he had the best time. I know he chewed on everything. Miss Joy didn't even have to hold him until they pulled out the food. (He is still too little to have cheerios.) Here are a few pictures from church. The date stamp is wrong....I'm still learning.

It even looks like Graham is saying, Are you really leaving?

I have to share one little story about Paragould: We went to eat at the local Chinese restaurant. Graham was asleep on Matthew's shoulder when we walked in. Several people smiled in our direction and one guy patted G's hand and told us how sweet he was. This didn't bother me too badly but really, it takes so much energy to get a baby to sleep. Why does everyone feel the need to touch a sleeping baby???? Your really going to think I'm too over protective, but I will share anyway. About five minutes into the meal Graham wakes up and isn't going back to sleep so Matthew has Graham sitting on his knee. The waitress notices and offers us a high chair.(very sweet!) He isn't sitting up yet, so no, but thank you. Two minutes later she comes back and in broken English asks if she can hold G. Matthew passes him to her. She stands by our table for 30 seconds and then walks off with my baby. (yes, a little uncomfortable!) She then proceeds to walk him around the entire restaurant, including taking him to other guest's tables. She finally comes back five minutes later with G and a fortune cookie. Thanks, but really? No one would come up to you and offer the same thing with your five year old. If they did you really wouldn't let them take them away from the table. Babies are very fun to look at and talk to, but taking a complete strangers baby.....I just don't get it. Am I way off? Out of line??


Mail Call...........
Always always my favorite thing about camp! You always felt so important when they called your name, didn't you? It's a good thing we weren't at camp, a months worth of mail adds up pretty quickly. We received 63 pieces of mail! We would still be singing if we were at Tahkodah. The nice lady at the post office even let us bring it home in a United States Postal Service box. Did you know you can be fined and imprisoned up to 3 years if you use this box for any unintended use? Wow! I'll be returning it today, before Graham gets any bright ideas. Out of the 63 pieces we received 13 bills or important letters, Four Delta Farm Presses, two magazines, three packages (pictures from Shuttterfly), and the remaining 22 pieces would be classified as junk mail. Amazing the trees we could have saved, right? It took Matthew and I a good hour to sort and skim through our lovely mail. After I finish with the bill pile, I'll have to get started on unpacking and going through the clothes Graham outgrew while we were away. So glad to be home!!!