Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day weekend!

We had a great holiday weekend. It was cold and rainy Saturday and Sunday so Matt and I did some major spring cleaning and decluttering around the house. It feels so great to have everything organized! On Friday, we went to a local landscaping center and picked out lots of flowers to do a little gardening! Will had fun too!

Saturday morning, before the rain came in, we were able to go to the farmer's market and stopped at a garage sale (our two favorite things to do on a Saturday!). Our old patio table had cracked when the wind knocked it over, and we found this one for only $30! We bleached it and scrubbed it and it looks as good as new!

I'd been working out and look terrible but I have so few pictures with my little man!
On Monday the sun (and the heat!) came out! It got close to 90, so we pulled out the kiddie pool!

And we had a last minute BBQ with friends! It was so much fun!

Will spent most of the day outside, having a ball...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Company over!

We had the Howtons, family friends from St. Simons, over for dinner this weekend. John was a fraternity brother of both my dad and Matt's dad (ATO's at Tech) and they are some of the most fun people to be around!

They were in Chicago for a food show - they have a fabulous restaurant on St. Simons called Blackwater Grill. I think Matt really enjoyed cooking for fellow "foodies." He made garlic lime beer-can chicken and a black beans and rice side that turned out really well, despite nearly burning the house down;) Seriously though, it was great food with great company! Come see us again soon Howtons!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

22 months

Will is 22 months!


  • You repeat just about every word you hear your daddy and me say. Your vocabulary has grown SO much this month, and you are able to communicate with us so much easier now!
  • You do not like having shoes on at all. You promptly take them off about 30 seconds after I put them on.
  • You really like to get dirty! You like to play with dirt, pour the dog's water dish on you, put food in your hair, etc. You are one VERY dirty boy by bath time each night!
  • Your current favorite food is cheddar cheese. You ask for it about 3 times a day.
  • You can get frustrated pretty easily, and stomp your feet and do a little "tantrum" dance when you can't figure something out or can't communicate something to me.
  • You love books more than just about anything. You sit and flip through them by yourself, and you like to be read several books before bedtime/nap time.
  • For some reason you ascribe the adjective big (which comes out "beeg" when you say it) to everything. You ask for a "beeg" book, a "beeg" brush (your toothbrush), etc.
  • You are looking more and more like a little boy and less and less like a baby. Sometimes I look at you and cannot believe how big you are already. Time is going by too quickly! I love you so incredibly much little man!

Monday, May 16, 2011

A visit from family!

**I reposted the "Bill Dart field" post from last week

Matt's brother Beau and his new bride Kate came to visit us this weekend! We had such a great time with them. Matt and Beau woke up early Saturday morning and went to the grocery store and came back and made breakfast for us...before Kate and I even woke up! It was great!

Thursday, when they got in town, was the hottest day that we've had all year - it got to the mid 80's. But Saturday it was COLD, never getting higher than the mid 40's! We still made it to the farmer's market and got fresh asparagus (the farmer said it had been cut the day before!), potatoes, and mushrooms, which we made for dinner with a whole chicken that Matt cooked.

Will was thrilled to have Uncle Beau and Aunt Kate in town. They brought him a lego set (which he played with all weekend) and he warmed up to them very quickly!

Beau and Kate - come visit us again soon!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bill Dart field

On Sunday a ball field in our hometown was named after Matt's dad. Mr. Dart coached all 4 of his kids in multiple sports. He sponsored teams for the last 20 years and coached over 75 teams. It was a passion of his, and he was known for really caring for his players. My sister in law Casey's best friend, Leslie (Clark) Scholfield wrote an incredible letter to our county's board of commissioners with the request. You can read her letter here.

St. Simons' local paper, The Islander, wrote an article about it. Here is the first page of the article and here is the second part.

How neat would it be for Will or his cousin Otto to play on Bill Dart field one day?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I woke up this morning to a strawberry waffle breakfast with my little man! He also made me a nice card with a little help from his dad:)

I tried to get a picture of the two of us but he just wasn't having it...

The weather was absolutely beautiful today and after church we gardened until it got dark! We planted herbs, tomatoes, hydrangeas, and several other flowers!

Also, a very happy Mother's Day to my mom and Matt's mom - two amazing mothers and grandmothers! We love you!

Monday, May 2, 2011

First sewing project!

While my mom was in town I got her to give me a sewing lesson! We went to a fabric store and picked out a pattern for boy's shorts and some gingham fabric. My mom is really a wiz at this - I don't know why she didn't make clothes for Mary Beth and I when we were little! Before I knew it she had the pattern all laid out and pinned to the fabric…

And a few hours later we had this…

I really can't take credit - I did probably 10% of it. Mom would get it ready and I would sew a straight line - ha! But they turned out so well that now I want to try another pair by myself! I tried to get a picture of Will wearing them and couldn't pick just one - we had nice sunny weather here this weekend and I think he was just LOVING running around outside!

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