September 4, 2015


Nash dominated preschool yesterday, making this mama so proud!  And then I got to inform him that it was officially football season and the tar heels were on tv that night!  He watched and cheered intently and informed me that when he turns 5 he doesn't want to go to California, he wants to go to Charlotte with just dad to the tar heels opening football game.  Done and done.  You got 2 season to get your act together heels!

September 3, 2015

3's Class!

Watch out 3's Class, Nash is coming for ya!  He was super excited to start pre-school today and walked right in, no problem!!  He has been waiting for this day ever since Jackson started school.  He has definitely missed his big brother this past week but holy cow he has been such a better kid.  He needs some one-on-one time and to be able to be a 3 year old.    He will go on Tuesday and Thursday mornings along with Theo.  This will be the first 2.5 hours of Rebekah time that I have had in 5 1/2 years.  You should see the lists I have made.  I might even make it to the dentist.  :)  

August 31, 2015

sweet love

'Well one good thing when dad has to work at night, we get to go get sweets!' - Jackson  
'Yeahhh, mom loves sweets like us!' -Nash
Guilty as charged.

Cousin date night with Brooklyn!

Graduated to his own big ol cup.

August 27, 2015

Jackson's 1st Day of Kindergarten!

I didn't get a chance to make a cute '1st Day of Kindergarten' sign with all of Jackson's school information, Creekside Elementary and teachers, Ms. Shinn & Ms. Warren - instead what you see here is live raw footage on the morning of Jackson's first day! He was pretty pumped, not the least bit nervous and as always made me so proud.

I lost out big time on the first day outfit choice.  I sat out a new striped church and some decent shorts, and then I heard the opening and closing of his dresser drawers… Who can argue with a Hulk Smash shirt and tennis shoes that match it?!  And he still looked too stinking cute and grown-up!

Brothers pic!  Nash missed him more than I did.  When we picked him up he said, 'so tell me all about your day Jacksy.'  And then we got home and they jumped right back in to fighting...

Parents photo courtesy of Nash.  And we see where Jackson gets his fashion sense from!

Walking to school rocking his LL Bean book bag.  I remember having mine throughout high school and college so I got Jackson one hoping it will last a while.  Plus I didn't want him to pick a Paw Patrol or Blaze and The Monster Machines one, I had to put my foot down somewhere.

Teacher spy!  Helicopter Aunt Natalie checked up on him during the day.  She puts this mama's nerves at ease.  When I picked him up he told me about a scrap book they are going to make and that he hadn't learned to read yet and that he wants to eat in the cafeteria tomorrow because it is pizza day!  Sounds like a pretty stellar first day.

August 25, 2015

So long summer...

You were good to us.  We survived and some days I really wasn't so sure we would.  These guys are crazy and test every ounce of my patience.  I have had to throw out all of my type A tendencies and embrace the loud chaotic life of motherhood.  I still smile thinking that God put me 'in charge' of these three.  So please help me Jesus, (and friends and grandparents and teachers and coaches and nice grocery store workers) because I still don't have a clue!

August 23, 2015

Family Fun

We had us a low-key family fun weekend.  This week, KINDERGARTEN starts up! Aghh, not till Thursday, so I am not going to talk about it just yet.  I was attempting to clean house, get things organized and get our kids to bed at a decent hour, did not happen.  But, we had fun and are gonna soak up these last summer days.

Sno-cone truck knows where the business is.  Friday afternoon goodness with Uncle Josh.  He has been living with us this summer, because we needed another dude up in here…  And we needed sno-cones before a Chuckee-Cheese birthday party.

Family selfie at the Paperhand Puppet show at The Forest Theatre on campus.  I remember running by this outdoor show in college and thinking  who goes to this?  Well we do and it was awesome.  We sat on the front row and all my guys were pretty mesmerized, I recommend.   

Saturday morning tee-ball.  Go Fireballs.  Medals and muscles and Gatorade.   A win-win-win for Nash.

My big guy and his Hulk Smash team.  

Lounging Saturday afternoon at the pool with Cousins and Will and Tat.

Saturday evening baseball.  No bad guys are gonna sneak up on our game!

Found these two hippies mowing the backyard.  Decided to keep them.  Sorry Theo, third kid probs.

Sunday fishing! Gotcha!

Sunday Park time!  He wasn't this dirty at church, promise.

And topped it off with steaks with Spiderman.  Spidey is actually a lot more pleasant than Nashy, might just be wearing this costume all week.  ;)

August 20, 2015

15 months!

My 15 month HUNK!

Height - 32 inches - 81%
Weight - 25 lbs 9 oz - 86%
Head - 19.29 inches - 96%

August 18, 2015

Bless His Heart

Saturday after tee-ball we hit the road and headed up to Boone for the night.  We went straight to Tweetsie railroad for some Cowboy and Indian fun.  We got to go on the train, meet up with our cousins for some rides, take the chair lift up to the top and feed a few animals before the heavens opened up and the rain came down.  We took a bus back down, saw a show and played in the gift shop before we called it a day.  Sunday morning our cousin Henry was Baptized, surrounded by all his loving family.  God Bless you sweet boy!

Watching out for those Indians!

Little damp out there.

10:00pm, Hotel fun just getting started.

Farris - Asma - Carinici families.