Monday, November 25, 2013

My Boys!!

I feel like I need to do a huge long blog all about my boys!!  I have been so slack in blogging I am failing at recording things about them at each stage.  Their little personalities are continually changing and some days I’m not sure I’m going to make it thru and other days….I want to freeze time.  Because the thoughts of trying to recap the last 6-8 months completely overwhelms me…I’m going to start small….and promise myself that I’m going to do better about recording….my boys!


As you can see from the picture below….we are (literally) eating, breathing and sleeping football right now!  Ha! Not really….but my boys have gone football crazy!!!  Every night when I finally sit down on the couch they love me to pass football with them.  When I get tired of doing that…Maddox starts using that crazy imagination of his and makes up two teams….then ask me who I want to win…”Mommy…do you want the Gamecocks or the Panthers to get a touchdown?”  A minute later….he’s asking me about two more teams.  He throws the “Tigers” in there a lot….and I tell him….we NEVER pull for the Tigers around here!  But he insist that he really likes the Tigers….because that’s his favorite animal!  Why God?  ha!  I hope down the road I’m not making one of those wreaths that says…”HOUSE DIVIDED”.  Surely he’ll come to his senses by then….oh I pray!  He throws the football up in the air to himself, catches it and crashes on the floor…I have no idea how he is not completely bruised from head to toe….boys are tough!


Now little Ryder….he is such a mess!  We have had a time out of him lately!  My Mom has even threatened that she may need us to put in him daycare because she is just frazzled from him by the end of the day.  When Mom started keeping Stella….Ryder decided he was not going to nap at her house anymore.  So my Mom now has a 3 month old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old that DOESN’T NAP!  I can feel her pain!  Maddox doesn’t nap anymore but he will have quiet time on the couch and watch Disney….but Ryder doesn't know anything about “quiet time”.  But besides that….he is seriously the sweetest little 2 year old I know…and he LOVES his Mommy!  He is doing great in Preschool…he loves to go.  He loves being with Maddox….they fuss their share but overall they play great together.  Maddox likes to use his size to his advantage and wrestle and tackle Ryder….but Ryder is tough to be so much smaller….he may not have the size but I’m pretty sure the boy has heart!!


I have barely skimmed the surface with these two.  There are so many details I want to record.  But not tonight…because I want to start small and do better….so I’m sticking to it! 

Love these boys!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween 2013

Halloween was  fun, busy, stressful, exhausting and full of candy!!  Pretty much, the perfect day!!!


I had been eyeing this Football costume for Maddox since he was 2!!  I just couldn’t bring myself to pay the ridiculous Pottery Barn price for it!  So this year I lucked up and found it for less than half on Ebay!!! Whoop Whoop!


So since I LOVE coordinating costumes…..Ryder HAD TO BE A FOOTBALL FIELD!!  The only problem was….I search online high and low, but could not find the costume.  So that only left one resort….DIY!!  Thanks to my husband for helping me!  He even did a little sewing on the project!!!  Man after my own heart!!!


Maddox was super excited to be a Football!!!


First stop was trick or treating at my Mawmaw’s church…Lander’s Chapel, it is just up the street from our house.  It is a small church and they had about 5 trunk or treat cars! 


Trick or Treat NANA!!!!


The sweetest Strawberry EVER!!!  Miss Stella!!!


I could seriously eat her up!!  Laura wore a shirt with “SHORT” wrote on it and Nathan had a shirt with “CAKE” on it.  So all together they were Strawberry Short Cake!!!  So cute!!





Love all the personality in this one!!




Maddox’s Face!


Family Portrait!!


Daddy kicking the Football!!


Love her!!


Nana and Stella


Daddy got home from work just as we were getting ready to leave.


Next stop….Mawmaw Mosteller’s!!


Mawmaw getting her Stella fix!!


My sweet friend Misty!  We trick or treat at her house every year!  She spoils the boys with prizes and cupcakes!!  Not to mention her house is absolutely AMAZING….decked out for Halloween!


There were only about 4 houses with lights on in our neighborhood so we hit them last!  The boys LOVED being out in the dark and getting to walk thru the neighborhood trick or treating!


Ryder didn’t know what to think about the pumpkin that threw up!!


The boys LOVE Breanna!!


I asked for a smile and this is what I got!  You can tell it was getting late and he was getting delirious.


Last stop!!!


Kim came out and was talking to the boys…..Maddox was ready to shed his costume.  He was wearing all brown underneath it so we were picking with him earlier and told him when he took his costume off…he became a terd.  So naturally what did he tell Kim after he took his costume off….”Now I’m a Terd”…..she started dying laughing!  Great end to a great night!!

Trip to Red Wolf Pumpkin Patch 2013

Sunday (two weeks ago) was a GORGEOUS Fall Day!!  We took advantage of early service at church so we could make the most of the beautiful weather! 

I LOVE Pumpkin Patches….I must admit.  So we took the boys to Red Wolf.  There is so many fun things to do there!

First off….the hay ride to get there


Of course the boys LOVED being pulled around by a tractor!

As soon as we were off the hay ride…Maddox jetted straight for the John Deere tractors!



And then he spotted the big buckets of corn!

Little did he know…..little Bro had already discovered them and was in full corn kernel mode!


Two brothers that are on Maddox’s T-Ball Team were also in the buckets!!


I think we need one of these at home!



On to the next attraction!


Wing Man!


Ryder trying out the JD’s!


The tunnel!


Kings of the Train!


Caleb and Josiah…they look like twins but are 18 months a part.  They are great little ball players!


The sliding board that comes off of the Noah’s Ark!


Checking out all the animals!


Nature Walk


The inflatable slide!


They wouldn’t let me go down with Ryder….and he started having a little melt down because of it! Melt downs and all….these are the best days!


This boy and his poses…..cracks me up!

Time to pick our pumpkins and catch a hay ride back to the car!



Looking for just the right one!!


Maddox found his….and from the look on his face…it must be heavy!



I am so thankful for Fun Fall Days like this with my family!!