Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Beach Trip

...cause we love to see our Brookie and we love digging our piggies in the sand!

 Mama & the little Lovins

He is such a wild child.

Thank goodness, our girls are mellow!

Uhm. My 'other' ;]

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

.6 months.

Oh Chloe...quit your growing already!!!
She's learning all kinds of fun new tricks these days...
 .juicy baby.
 Does it get any cuter!?
 Chloe Jane...6 months old
She's still a tiny little nugget, but a big ole ball of fun. I can't believe 1/2 a year has come &'s absolutely flown by. [breaks my heart] 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Beauty & the Beast

She's it's no surprise we had to see it in 3d at the theater!
Of course, Belle Lambie had to tag along with...Belle Lambie. lol
Luckily, Chloe slept through most of it and Ryan & Kailee decided to see We Bought a Zoo instead, which they loved.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Go Niners!

It's the Playoffs, BABY!
The kids were such good sports...didn't whine a bit about having to watch football, instead of Dora. But, we sure do wish Daddy was here to enjoy it with us...
Our newest 49er faithful...
 ...and she seems happy about it!
 Yes yes, I'm aware of the playoffs outcome. But, we LOVE our SF boys regardless...always have, always will cause this Mama is from the 408! ;] Go Niners...

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Grandma Visit [random pics]

I didn't take many pics over the last part of her visit. We were pretty busy with the kids getting back into the swing of school [after a long winter break] and the normal chaos, I call life. So here are the pics I did manage...enjoy! 
2 of my favorite ladies, finally get to meet!

 Gorgeous winter we were off to Forsyth.
 Grandma is silly...
 Twins!? Sisters!?
 Always [always] go go go!
 Grandma snuggles for Chloe.

...and the day Grandma flew out was surprisingly warm! After lunch & seeing her off at the Jax airport, we stopped at a park so the Lovins could stretch and Chloe could 'eat'...before the 2 hr drive back to Sav'h.
 Oh. LOVE this sweet face!
 Sun bathing...reading his comics that Uncle Danny sent.
 Lambie, just hanging around.
As always, it was a wonderful visit with my Mom and we look forward to the next time that Grandma [& Pa] get to visit! Hopefully, it won't be too much longer...*hint hint*

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Grandma Visit [day 2]

Good morning, Sunshine...NOT! Apparently we were up and at 'em a little too early for the teen of the house...however, we had a fun day planned so it was time to go-go-go. 
 Our 1st stop: Target! It ended up being freakishly cold & windy, after having been a rather mild winter. So we weren't really prepared. But, then it was off tooooooo...
You guessed it, the Aquarium...we squeaked in just days shy of our Membership expiring.

 1st time Grandma has ever fed a stingray.
My kids are pro's though...
 .Go snail Go.
 He's getting so brave...usually he needs Daddy's coaxing, but today he jumped right in!

Group Shot
 MY favorite part of the trip...PF Changs!
And Kailee reached a milestone...she finally learned how to properly use chopsticks!
[only took her 14years! She's Japanese...I promise]
...and if the drive home wasn't long enough, we decided to immediately take down the Christmas tree and drag it out of the house. I told you it was a beast!!!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Grandma Visit [day 1]

Kailee's coming home...and that usually means she's bringing a 'surprise' with her. Otherwise known as...GRANDMA! They ended up flying into Charleston, so we could do a little sightseeing & shopping. They got in rather late, so we decided to stay the night. The kids LOVE staying in hotels...ha, who doesn't!? And, if you ask was probably the highlight of their trip. LOL On a side note: Chloe took her first 'big kid' bath and absolutely loved the water. Uh oh...guess no more teeny tiny tub for her...
 Fresh & clean in jammies...keeping busy...
 ...just hanging around and waiting.
 Not only did the Lovins get a grandma surprise, Uncle Danny sent some Christmas presents!
 We facetime'd so he could watch them unwrap their presents...which was made all the easier, because he didn't even bother with tape! LOL
Ryan was so stoked...Uncle Danny picked out the coolest stuff.
 Chloe got some fun goodies too... 
 .so drooly.
 .lol...oh Ryan.
It was LATE before we all settled down and headed to bed. But, not before I got my first dose of my mom on Ambien...LMAO...good times!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

NYE '11

What a low key night. Ha. Like we ever [really] party...but this New Years Eve was spent w/neighbors, sipping Cupcake, munching goodies, roasting Marshmallows and lighting sparklers for the kids. 

A s'more in one hand & a sparkler in the the dream! lol


Chloe's 1st New Years and she's hanging in there, like a champ...

Too bad you can't say the same for her big sissy & pal Emily!

Happy 2012, Everyone!!!