Monday, December 26, 2011

Whirlwind Christmas Tour Part 2

The next park of Christmas was in Alabama.  Lots of presents and lots of good family time.

Piglet's big thing is Dora, followed by princess and hello kitty.
Mema decorates for Christmas. 
Daddy got a tie!!!  More Christmas pics in a couple of days.

Whirl WInd Christmas 2011 Tour Part I

Three states in three days.  We're on the whirlwind Christmas tour and the train isn't slowing down until New Years.  All aboard!!!

We started in South Georgia at Aunt Virginia's house.  After spending a fun evening there, we headed to Jacksonville for Christmas Eve. 

Rufus' first Christmas has been a lot of fun.  He is very good at opening presents.  He also enjoys playing with wraping paper.

After Christmas Eve, we headed back to Piglet and Rufus' house to spend the night.  Then we had our first Christmas morning as a family of four.  A tradition I hope to continue for a long time.
The theme of Piglet's presents was Princesses, Hello Kitty, and her favorite, Dora. 
Rufus got a cool new piggy bank.  His Dave Ramsey classes will begin after new years.
A Dora tricycle!!!
After worship service, we had a couple of friends over for Christmas lunch.  Piglet had plenty of friends to share her new toys with. 
More pics to come!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Piglet Goes to the Swamp

Although it wasn't a great year for the Gators, Daddy still had to take one trip down to the swamp for a game.  But this wasn't a fun trip.  This trip was all business.  Due to the influence of a certain cousin, Piglet decided it would be funny to tell her Daddy that she doesn't like the "chomp chomps" anymore.  After I finished wiping the tears from my eyes, I realized one of my life long dreams was in jeopardy.  Our primary goal in raising our children is that they will be believers who worship and glorify God.  Our secondary goal is that they will graduate from the University of Florida.    So off we went on our mission.  The goal:  re-convert Piglet to Gator nation. 

Piglet, Daddy, Papa, andCousin "Ya Ya" (the one who told Piglet to break her Daddy's heart) took off on a Friday afternoon for Gainesville.  Things didn't start off well when she said she didn't want to see Albert (the mascot) because he's scary.  That problem was solved as soon as we saw the statue above.  Albert has a special friend named Alberta.  Piglet was excited about a girl mascot.  From that moment on, finding Alberta became the focus during that day.
We attend Gator Walk, a tradition the last coach brought from Notre Dame.  It was cool to be that close to Coach Muschamp (above), and Papa's favorite player, John Brantley (below).
But oh were we excited to see Albert and Alberta (behind the highway patrolman). 
Then we went to Daddy's school, Weil Hall.  It brought back some fond memories. 
Piglet and Ya Ya had a great time at the game.  Piglet lasted all the way into the second quarter before requiring the previously promised popcorn and coke.
Piglet didn't like the loud music over the intercom, but she was fascinated by the band and the girls with the flags.  We also spent a good bit of time looking for her favorite instrument, the french horn.

If you ever ask Piglet where she wants to go for dinner, you're certain to get one answer: Pizza Hut.

We also enjoyed the special treat of jumping on the bed at the hotel. 

Late in the fourth quarter, we looked over the wall at all the school buildings and I told her about how much I loved going to school here. Piglet looked at Daddy and said the sweetest words:

"Daddy, when I get older, can I go to school here?"

Yes you can honey. Mission accomplished.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Pumpkin Painting Time

I'm running a little behind on the pictures and blog.  Just before Halloween, we spent some time in the front yard so Piglet could paint her pumpkin.  These are the kind of times I want to always remember.   
Rufus likes to be lifted up in the air.  He watched big sister painting the whole time.
Piglet has a way of making him laugh too.  Just like she is doing here.
By the way, here is our new house.  It feels good to be moved in and settled.
The pumpkin painter.

I thought I had a picture of the finished product.  I'll have to put it up later.  Here, Piglet is learning how to mix colors together to make the ones she wants.  Red and white make pink!!!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Kids

Piglet went to the pumpkin patch with some friends. 

What a personality
Baby brother smiling wide.
Mommy found this pumpkin and just had to take a picture.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Church and a Party

We're a little behind on the pictures. I blame living at Papa's house. We sold our house at the end of August and we're supposed to close on our new house in early October. Things seem to be a little more crazy now. Here are a few pics to catch you up.
Yesterday, Piglet and I went to a tea birthday party. Daddy and Rufus had a man's day in watching football.
The invitation to the tea party called for "fancy dressing". Here is Piglet in her pretty dress.
Rufus dressed up for Church a few weeks ago.
Rufus and the girls after the tea party.

Sweet smile.

Very observant little boy. Maybe a little surprised.