Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chickens in the Neighborhood!

Our neighbors, Shannon and Heith, visited the Amish community and came home with chickens! Yep, chickens in our neighborhood. As Martha Stewart would say...that's a good thing!

Bailey didn't come home empty handed either!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Popular Baby Names

I have been making these bracelets for the past year. You can check them out on my etsy shop, there's a link right over there. See it? To the right. Yes that 's it... Anyway thought I'd post a few pics and add a few of the names that seem to be popular with the young mom's right now.

I had a recent order for a mom of triplets! I was so excited to make them for her. She had a special request. Instead of the babies names she wanted the letter L, the letter R, and the letter B.
You have any guesses as to why these letters? She was a breast/bottle feeding Mom. The babies would take turns wearing the bracelets. L for left breast. R for right breast and B for bottle fed. She hoped this would help remember how the babies got their last feeding!  She promised to send me pics!

Here are some of the names parents are using:

Jack (of course!), Mia, Tillie, Elise, Patrick, Kerry, Owen, Jacob, Sarah, Lilly, Hope, Will and Jake.
I'll keep you posted on popular baby names every few months!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

13 Months-Times Flies!

Here are some pics of Jack this afternoon climbing in and out of his little metal chair. I found it at a thrift store and thought it looked kind of vintage. I ended up spray painting it the same color as his wooden high chair. He wanted to climb in the chair while holding onto his blue ball.  Took a few tries but he managed it finally!
Sorry for all the pics but he is so cute!!

Not sure there is room for him and that ball in the little chair!

Stretching to reach the ball!

He worked hard and finally got the ball!

not a lot of smiles but he was having a good time!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Jack's First Hair Cut!

Jack has been really needing a hair cut so Friday the 13th was the day!  Marna's friend Jeff Millsaps is a barber, so off the Madisonville they went! That place was bu-sy! I met them there at 3:30 and we didn't pull out of the place until after 5:30! Well, it was a Friday and lots of little boys there after school getting their hair buzzed off for baseball.

Note to self:  Do not go on a Friday. Or after all the little boys get off from school.

He loved playing around the shop and didn't cry even once. Of course, Jessie did take him outside a time or two and let him play in the horse shoe pits of the church next door. What could be more fun than that!
And he loved the deer and animal heads that the shop had hanging around. As soon as he saw them he started barking. He thought they were doggies. And he loves his doggies!

Here are a few of the pics that Marna snapped of the big day!

Jeff's Barber Shop
Running and Playing
No Barber Pole but plenty of Cow Skulls!

He loved playing in the old Barber Chair

Wild Hair!

He wanted Mom to hold him.
First Snip!

Looks like a "bonding" moment with the Barber.
Certificate from babyhood  :(

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Yes, I colored Easter eggs, bought Easter grass for an Easter basket. I hid the eggs for Jack and held his hand while he walked around the yard and picked each one up. I bought Reece's for Tanner and peeps for Jessie.

But even so, I know what Easter means to me. Redemption. That I do not deserve.
This is one of my favorite songs. Take time to listen. The last verse says it all.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Eggs

This afternoon I dyed some eggs for Easter. Not sure what I'm gonna do with them. Jack's favorite thing was squeezing one as hard as he could. Let's just say he was successful at cracking the egg!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My GhostHunter

Yes, Tanner is a Ghost Hunter.  A serious one. And, thanks to Shannon and Heith he's been on at least 3 Ghost Hunting adventures.  Check out these T-Shirts and equipment they use!
Will keep you posted on any paranormal activity in the Riceville/Athens area!

Is there something in the tree?

Jack getting a camera lesson from Shannon

Shanny and Tanny

Ouch, that's a little too tight!

It good to have a detective helping you gear up with night vision equipment!

Tanner trying out the Night Vision gear!

Who ya gonna call...Ghost Busters!