Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hunting Buddies

Although deer season has been over for a couple of weeks, hog season is never ending.  Maddie is all about killing a hog.  And Reed is all about hanging out with Pop and Maddie.  I'm not sure what Pop is going to do when Reed is a little older.  His shooting houses and stands are going to be rather crowded.  No worries for Lillian and me though!  The two of us will be quite comfortable at home.  I'm still pretty confident that hunting is not going to be her thing!

I think Maddie would live in the woods if she could!  She is starting a new adventure this spring-soccer!  We know absolutely NOTHING about the sport, but can't wait to watch her play! She is hanging up her softball glove at least for the season. Cheerleading and gymnastics keep her quite busy throughout the year.

Oh this boy!!  Never, ever a dull moment!

Please don't tell him that his BB gun is empty!  

Look out piggies!!!

She is always, always the protective big sister-whether they like it or not!  :)

We are meeting at the zoo today and just can't wait!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Meet Beau

I had been to Alex City for a couple of days when Reed got our new addition.  The kids came back with me, so we all got to meet Beau at the same time.  Needless to say, he was quite the hit!  Lillian is a true animal lover, and she rarely put him down.  Maddie and Reed were quite taken with him, too. Officially, he is a Boykin Spaniel, and will be a bird hunter.   Unofficially, he is being spoiled rotten by all of us!

Make no mistake, Beau got lots and lots of loving!!

He is a handsome little guy!

It was almost like his legs were broken!  He didn't get to see the ground very much!!

The only thing to rival playing with the puppy might be getting mail! (Maddie was picking up leaves.)

Isn't he precious???


Why did they put me down?

This is probably breaking all kind of rules, but Beau didn't mind.

Privacy, please!  Also, we originally named him BEAUX (with an X).  We were asked if we were LSU fans, so we quickly dropped that X!  Absolutely, not!!! Beau it is!

The grand dog has not taken this too well.  The first time Levi met Beau, he would not have anything to do with me.  When I would try to pet Levi, he would turn his back to me like below!  Bless it!  He is SLOWLY getting somewhat better.  It's going to be a process, I'm afraid.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet Magnolia

Many times over the years when Lindsey was growing up, I would look outside and she would be halfway up our very, very high magnolia tree.  A few years ago, we cut the bottom limbs off for about the first 10 feet, which made climbing the tree somewhat of a challenge.  Pop got a ladder for the girls to help with those first few feet, and the fun began!  I am truly scared of heights, so I was not fond of this activity!!

Lillian also got in on the fun, but she wasn't quite as sure of this as Maddie!

I think Maddie could have stayed up here all day!!

Sweet sisters!

Day 2-Maddie slowly went a little higher.  Thank goodness she didn't want to go to the top like her mom.  I might also add that the tree is much taller now, and I'm pretty sure my heart won't be able to take it! Lillian hung tight on the same limb!

Beau and Reed thought hard about joining them!!

Every time I turned around they were back in the tree!!

You just never know what you're going to get into at Nana and Pop's house!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Twist and Shout

Jacob's Ladder has the world's best sock hop!!  Lillian and Reed sported their best 50's attire and headed out for a high ole' time!  I am so glad I was able to see this. Awesome decorations, a real local DJ, and fun for all! Lindsey had a two day workshop, so I was there to help out with carpool and such.  Mostly, I was there to have fun!!

Cheese! Too cute!!

The four year olds before the fun begins! 

It don't mean a thing, if you haven't got that swing!

Come on baby-let's do the twist!

Everybody's doing the locomotion! (Or possibly hand-jive!!)

How low can you go??

Oh this girl!!! Where did our shy little girl go?

Lillian loves Mrs. Ellen!  And so do the rest of us!!

She was super excited that Daddy got to join her!

She is growing so fast!  

Just a little post dance fun!!!  

Happy Valentine's!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekend Fun

We enjoyed another weekend with our sweet little ones.  This was the last weekend of hunting season, and Pop and Maddie had a very productive weekend.  She is hooked!!  They hunted both morning and afternoon, and Maddie shot a pig and a doe.  However, we don't have any pictures to show!  That's Pop's department, and somehow he forgot!  Otherwise, we just hung out and enjoyed being together!

Pop and this one also got in a little "tractor" time, as Reed calls it!  He loves everything about tractors, both big and small!

He had a good time swinging with Nana, too!

What more do you need?  A tree and a phone with games!

Wrestling and making memories!!

Lillian gave Reed a ride on the tractor.  He took just a little tumble!

Picnic in the yard! Food, family and sunshine!

Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is serious business!

This little stinker is growing up!!  I'm probably going to get in trouble for that picture on the top left!!

This one is all about smiling!

Best Pop ever!

Pushing the gator up for a charge!  Teamwork at its finest!

Aunt Tay and Uncle C, I promise he's not putting dirt in Levi's hair! ;) He's also not smiling about it!

Mr. Tony is the best!  Those curls in the back are still holding strong!  Another good trim is in the books!
I am heading there for a few days later this week and just can't wait!