Thursday, November 24, 2011


Thanksgiving was not as hectic as it has been in the past. I am blessed with 3 families to visit and Matt has 1, but now that Hunter is more energetic and can't take naps anywhere like he could in his baby car seat so we are just around his naps sometimes. I hate that I missed a lot of my family but the places we did get to attend were a lot of fun. I didn't get to take many pictures from my Dad's and Matt's family because some silly boy would not be still long enough (he pretty much loves to mess with me!!) :-)

Sunday, November 20, 2011


So I had to actually take a picture of this or years later I wouldn't have believed it...but Hunter enjoys cleaning. I was cleaning the kitchen and he came in and said he wanted to help...gosh who was I to stop him. Matt was going to his sisters house and asked Hunter if he wanted to go usually it is a no-brainer answer) but he said no and that he wanted to stay and clean. I know this phase will end one day but my house and I am hoping and praying it doesn't. Now what will we clean next?!!?

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Gotta love the bright sun... Hunter rode about 15 minutes with his rag on his head to hide the sun!!

I know I know.. we are bad parents, we are just now taking Hunter to the zoo for the first time. Matt and I really wanted him to be at the age where he understood where he was and was active in the activities. He is really into animals and so we figured this was the best time (also we had a coupon that was about to expire so that helped make our decision even quicker). Hunter was very excited to go see the animals.. since he wakes up at the crack of dawn we were the first people at the zoo. We got ready as fast as we could because he was asking us every 5 minutes if we were leaving and my patience could take it too much longer J (I still love him though!)

Before now Hunter loved the idea of some animals but was not fond of actually touching them.. well that has completely changed. He fed and got to pet a giraffe!! I couldn’t believe it. I will be honest with you.. how many times in life do you get to feed and pet a giraffe. It was a blast! The Daddy giraffe was close to 15 foot tall. My Gosh!

Thank goodness he got to ride the train.. I think of everything he could have sat on that train and rode it the whole entire time. We had to beg him to get off when the ride was over with. I wonder if Santa can fit a real train on his sled for Hunter this year?!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Finger Painting

Hunter’s first time finger painting... thank goodness it is washable ;-)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We were able to take Hunter to the pumpkin patch in Harpersville this year. He already has two pumpkins this year (one from my Dads yard and another from a church here in town) so he was excited about getting more pumpkins. When we got there they stamp your hand with a picture of a pumpkin... well I told Hunter “let’s go find you a pumpkin”... his clever response was to pull up his sleeve to show me his hand and tell me that he already found his pumpkin. Smart boy! Well as we were walking they have these tractors next to the farm animals and hay barrels, needless to say that was all Hunter needed. He was officially in tractor heaven. We kept trying to get him to come with us to see the animals or do something else but nope he was content just sitting on the tractor.

They had hay barrels stacked up for kids to climb on and slide down. Hunter wasn’t too sure about this but he did think it was fun to jump and hope that Matt was there to catch him! (he tends to jump even if you aren’t you always have to be on guard)
He was so funny trying to pick up “his” pumpkin... he would barely try and then tell me or Matt to do it because it was too “heaby”

So what is up with boys and rocks!?!? No matter where we go if there are rocks.. he is satisfied.

Happy Halloween

This year for Halloween Hunter went as a train conductor. When the costume came in the mail he was very excited about it.. then all of a sudden he started going through a phase where he only wanted to where green shirts and if it was not a green shirt he had on, it was definitely something he picked out. Well considering his pickiness now..he did not want to wear his costume. Grammy convinced him that he could not get candy if he does not wear it... well candy was the best word because he was all excited then, thank goodness!!!

Did you know if you put Milk Duds on top of your head it makes them taste better?

The best candy is always at the bottom of the bag!

Hunter and his Pawpaw (or Papa.. whichever Hunter decides for the day!)

Hunter and his Pops

Hunter and his Mimi.. I mean the FBI agent

Gosh they are so alike..on the same foot, left arm down, right arm up... it's like looking into the future :-(