Friday, October 7, 2016

Back in the Holler

a while back, our friends the putnams, invited us to their property to go four-wheelin'.  we had just sold the boys' atvs, so we were kinda bummed, but we were able to ride with them and some other friends brought their dirt bikes too, so it was all good.  

they plan on building their house on this land at some point, but they just aren't ready yet.  so, there's nothing there really.  but jason has cleared some paths and they have a zipline set up for the kids. 

everybody brought chairs and food and we set up camp.  well, this is what gianna considers setting up camp. ;)

the putnams have this little polaris vehicle that is so much fun for the kids because it is so small and two can ride side by side. 

the boys figured out the zipline pretty quickly.

roman got to drive the polaris quite a bit

happy boy!

toby took gianna and i on a little 4 wheeler ride...

gianna decided to brave the zipline too!

these boys were DIRTY!

these boys were even dirtier! 

gianna loved riding with big brother

i love these boys...this is roman's friend, waylan.  he is just the nicest kid.  
but, look at that dirt.  we were blowing black dirt out of our noses for days!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

First Week Photos

here are some more pics from the first week of school...

annual running of the halls

photo booth fun

big smiles

cool kid

yay...kona ice for a friday treat!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Our Camera Shy Houseguest

i know she hates her picture taken and shown, but i think she is beautiful, so hopefully, she won't get too mad at me!

aunt jen and krista brought nana down with them for a visit in august.  she stayed with us, but hung out with them while i was at work and the kids were at school.  one day, i took off and we went to savannah and rode the trolley tour bus.  it was hot, but fun! 

we went out to dinner one night too

the kids loved having her here, so did guido! 

thanks for visiting us nana!

Monday, September 26, 2016


one day, when we were in savannah for roman's soccer games, we went to the mall for lunch during their break, and gianna bought matching kitty cats and bracelets for herself and her friend cute!

gianna takes showers now, so that's a thing. 

take it easy, guido.  i wouldn't want you to worry about anything...

have i mentioned that this one loves cheese?  any kind of cheese.  flat cheese, stick cheese, shredded cheese, cheese dip and the latest...parmesan cheese on her meatballs and pasta!  she always spreads her noodles out so that every last one can be covered in cheese.  for some odd reason, she was picking up her noodles with her fingers.  i guess it was so she could get cheese on her fingers and then lick it off. 

guido loves cuddling with the kiddos.  he's just a little snuggle bug.  a snuggle bug with bug eyes.  :)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Savannah Bananas

a few weeks ago, right before school started, we got a chance to head down and see the savannah bananas in a playoff game.  our friends, sherri and greg brought their kiddos and we picked some awesome seats down the first base line.  it was hot and muggy, but there were snacks and some fun antics from the mascot, split!  we will definitely be going again!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Soccer Sweetie

we found out that gianna's friend, emma, would be in a different dance class than we were able to attend, so i gave her the option of trying something different and she immediately opted for soccer.  we signed her up for a rec team and they start next saturday!  she couldn't be more excited.  and of course, we had to buy all the pink soccer accessories!  her older brother has already taught her to put that elbow out and make sure she doesn't get pushed around.  hopefully, she isn't the one doing the pushing! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

All - Star Party

after the all-star season ended in july, we all went our separate ways...vacationing, relaxing, missing our baseball buddies, not knowing what to do with all our free time...

alas, coach jason had some all-star fun left up his sleeve and brought us all back together for a nice night at the hampton lake pool.  i'm not sure who was more excited to hang out...the kids or the parents!?

the boys picked up right where they left off and were running around like crazy people jumping into the pool!

after a while, we all ate and then coach jason announced that he would be giving out some trophies. 

he said some really nice things about each player and presented them with these 2 foot tall beasts!

i made some cupcakes for the boys and put an action shot on top...

of course, i chose our favorite shot of roman...horns up!

he loved it.  of course, he licked the icing and then gave me the rest.  just what i wanted, a spit covered cupcake....thanks!
it was so fun to get back together one more time before school started.  i love all these boys...they are so fun!