Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Iron Bowl.... of Love.

Iron Bowl 2012
The Alabama Crimson Tide rolls over the Auburn Tigers...
.... and two precious babies had their first football date.

They played aloof, at first.
Playing the typical, hard-to-get.

Hugs from Aunt MK! 

And then... magic.

Romance over the Jumperoo.

H was smitten with Mary-Miller's dance moves.

The devoted gentleman, checking in with her while she took a breather from breaking it down.

MM?  You want to play with my Minnie Mouse?

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Whirlwind

I know one little turkey who had a whirlwind of Thanksgiving activities...

Hanging with Paw Paw and Horses in Cullman...

Doing TV remote control quality control in Tuscaloosa...

Watching the ceiling fan...

Discovering the cat's toy...

And laughing at Uncle Whit....

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Turkey Day!  

And I'm waaaay behind on blog posts.

Sorry, folks.

We recently had a bit of a photo shoot, and I thought I'd share some favs.

From our family to yours,  Happy Thanksgiving!

"Give Thanks to the Lord with a Grateful Heart."

Special thanks to Mary Keeley McAllister, photographer extraordinaire, for her patience with our crew in taking these photos.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Local Favorite!

I recently made this ah-mazing discovery on Etsy, I then I realized - hey! - these peeps are right here in Alabama.

And I'm all about supporting the locals.

Punky Monkey Doodle

SO, SO cute - I promptly ordered 3 personalized t-shirts for the H-man, and am snagging him some Christmas ones tonight.

You can find them on facebook and on Etsy!

If you like them on facebook, you get the scoop on discounts and coupons, like the fact that you can get 10% off now through December 31st with the code "HOLIDAY10."  

Aren't I a great friend?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fall Favorite Recipe!

Fall Favorite - 
Slow Cooked Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

You'll need:
4 Pork Chops 
3 Golden Delicious Apples (cored and sliced, skins on)
2 Sweet Potatoes (peeled and chopped)
1 Onion (chopped)
Chicken Broth
Brown Sugar

Put all in crock pot and cook on low for at least 6 hours.

Enjoy with some long grain and wild rice.
And enjoy that delicious aroma that's going to fill up your house!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

God Bless America

Anyone else have this song running through their head on repeat today?

Don't think I didn't just sing this, with full patriotic glory, in the Smith house.

It's Election Day, people!  
I hope you exercised your voice today and didn't take that opportunity for granted.

Even though we can differ in opinion, we can argue, we can agree... political dialogue, debate, and discussion is what makes this Country so great!

I'm proud to be an American.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Disney on Ice

This past Saturday H and I got a special treat, courtesy of Uncle Mitchell and Aunt Melanie...
Disney on Ice!!!

Group Picture; however, Disney had exploded in the BJCC, and H couldn't stop pointing at "Mow Mow" who was literally everywhere.

Little skeptical at first... not knowing what's about to happen.

Hey you!  Are you paying attention back there?
I hear Mow Mow's coming out here soon.

Why's everyone clapping?  I think I see some movement...  I'll stand for a better view...

And here is where I almost wet my pants at my child from laughing so hard.
Jumping, wiggling, squawking like a little chicken, screaming for Mow Mow.  
I almost couldn't hold on to him.
My mom would say I acted the same at a New Kids on the Block concert in 1992.  

Special thanks to Aunt Melanie for scoring us AH-mazing seats.

Where Mow Mow pretty much skated right up to us.  

Lion King!  My favorite.  
I may or may not have sung all the songs, much to the chagrin of our fellow parents around us.
Ah, when in Rome...

Bye Bye Mow Mow!
Thanks for the excitement!

H made it a good hour and a half, before his little self gave up.  
We hoisted him outta there pretty quickly and came back home for some delicious chili, if I do say so myself.
And oh yeah... watched the Crimson Tide play the most nerve-wracking game of all time.

Thank you Aunt Melanie and Uncle Mitchell for a wonderful experience!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

My little giraffe had a fabulous 2nd Halloween.

We started off the night of Trick or Treating by stopping by a sweet co-worker's home, Mrs. Clayton, who had prepared a precious little goodie bag (giraffe themed!) for H.
As well as some thoughtful treats for Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Caffeine and candy - I think she knows me pretty well by now....

Love sweet friends!

Despite H's ambivalent face, he had fun doing "quality control" on the Clayton's ceiling fan.

We ventured to Aunt Anna's, to carry on the tradition of "Aunt Nana's Halloween Fun."
She helped H and sweet Baby Girl Elizabeth learn how to answer the door.

I'm sorry, what was that Mommy?
 You're telling me I can't eat this delicious Kit Kat on a school night?

Hello precious cupcake!

Anyone else out there?  I have candy.

We actually made it out to the real trick or treating, but only for a few houses.

It was getting past someone's bedtime.

Raise your hand if you absolutely did not want to take a cheesy picture with Mommy.

Take One.

Take Two.

Take Three.

But Aunt Nana?
Sure!  I'd love to smile preciously at the camera.

That's real life for ya, peeps.

Hope y'all had a fabulous Halloween!