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Fun, Family and Father’s Day

We spent last weekend visiting my family. We had a fun visit!

Paxton had left the previous Saturday to go home with my parents for a week. He had fun at ‘grandparent camp’!

We arrived Friday evening. We were happy to see our sweet boy…it sure was quiet without him at home! We had a wonderful dinner and played cards with my parents and my sister and her husband.

Saturday morning, we went to Emmy’s 3rd birthday party! We had fun at the party and Paxton had fun playing with Emmy and her new toys!

Pawpaw, Nannie and all the kids! {Paxton, 2; Emmy, 3; Weston, 5 months; Brooklynn, 13 months}

We stayed at Beka’s house for several hours and went out to dinner at a seafood buffet {yum!}

Sunday morning we went to church. After church, we ate lunch and then took some pictures:

My sister and me with my dad on Father’s Day!

John David with our two boys! {The best picture we have…it’s hard taking pictures of babies and toddlers!}

Pawpaw with the boys!

Weston is beyond precious!

With my sweetie!!

Sitting up by himself for the first time without slouching over after 30 seconds!

Our little family!

We spent our afternoon relaxing and then John David and Dad took Paxton fishing!

Mom and Weston watching Paxton fishing!

Paxton fishing out of a boat for the first time! He caught 2 fish but he had the patience of a 2-year-old so he got out long before his Daddy and Pawpaw were finished fishing.

Daddy and Paxton fishing on Father’s Day!

Paxton, Mom, Weston and I all went swimming while Dad and John David fished.


May 27th

We celebrated 6 years of marriage on May 27th! We took pictures but not a single one of us together…

Our afternoon was full of celebration of our marriage with our children. We played outside, read books and went out for dinner at our favorite local pizza place!


May Miscellaney

 

I’m finally sitting down to wrap up the month of May here! This post is picture heavy {which is why most of our family visits the site anyways!}

Weston is such a happy baby! He doesn’t like to be left alone at all but as long as he’s being held or somebody is really close to him, he’s happy!

He’s still drooling all the time. I suppose he’s teething {which is what everybody says to the smallest amount of drool…} but my babies start drooling like crazy around 3 months old. {Paxton cut his first tooth around 7 months old.}

In addition to all the drooling, he’s a big bubble blower.

LOVE the baby feet.

With my sweet baby.

Beyond precious! This was the last night he wore this sweet gown so I had to snap pictures. This was one of Paxton’s hand-me-downs and one of the few items that has been tucked away for a possible future baby brother {no baby baking here nor plans for number 3 just yet for those of you who are curious…}

Paxton’s been into watching Arthur on his PBS kids app so we checked out 8 Arthur books from the library. One of the books was titled “Arthur’s Baby.” After seeing the baby being fed a bottle, ¬†Paxton wanted to feed and burp our baby! I put some water in a bottle for him to feed to his brother {I chose water because the one other time I tried this with milk, Paxton stole it and decided to feed himself!!}

Sweet big brother feeding our baby!

Love this shot of my two little ones {and Weston is quickly catching up with his brother size wise!} You can see Weston’s hand on the book “Arthur’s Baby”!

Our little reader. He had a blast picking out books and we’ve been reading and reading and reading! I LOVE reading to the boys and I love having books scattered all over the house…signs of life, love and sweet children!

Getting his barn down…he’s getting to be such a big boy!

Our little farmer!

As he was walking the cow across the room, he was saying ‘moo moo!’ Precious!

He’s telling me I need to take a picture of his animals.

Here’s the picture I snapped of his animals tucked safely in the barn.

He loves feeding and watering his animals and putting them in their pens in the barn.

We celebrated 6 years of marriage on the 27th! The 27th fell on a Sunday so we didn’t make any plans. We spent the afternoon relaxing with the boys, reading and playing with them and then went out to our favorite local pizza place for dinner.

Mimi and Jill came down to visit and watch the boys while John David and I volunteered at a marriage conference on the 29th. Weston had so much fun he just feel asleep sitting up!

Sweet, sweet sleepy babe! This was the first time he did this but he often falls asleep sitting in our laps…something Paxton never, ever did! I love the differences in personalities of our boys!

John David turned 26 on the 31st. It was Thursday which kicks off our weekend services at church so he worked on his birthday and didn’t get home until well after the boys were in bed. We celebrated the next day with lunch out and more family time. {You can tell we keep things simple when it comes to birthdays and anniversaries…no gifts for us just good food!}


Easter

Our family, Easter 2012.{It’s almost impossible to take a good picture of two kids!}

We had a lovely Easter! After church, we went to Nana & Papaw’s for Easter dinner with the family!


Paxton hunting eggs with Mimi & Papaw!

He loved finding eggs, he hunted about 6 different times! When all the eggs had been found, he’d say ‘more’ and they’d be hidden again!

 


FFA Convention

We attended day one of the Tennessee FFA Convention! We enjoyed visiting with friends and being at the convention since we hadn’t been since 2009. There were several changes since we last attended and the convention just seems to get better and better every year!

The boys with their Papaw, former agriculture teacher and state FFA advisor, at their very first Tennessee FFA Convention!

Paxton wondering in the convention hall between sessions!

Love this shot of our little boy checking out the stage.

On stage!

This child couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bust a move while on a stage! He’s a born entertainer!

Little rocker coming off stage!

“The plow is the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil…” I had to get a shot of this since John David and I both were Vice Presidents!

Our family at convention!

Now we just have to figure out a way to get back to Tennessee in 12 years so Paxton can be enrolled in agriculture and an FFA member in Tennessee!


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