Friday, June 26, 2009

Nothing like a little ghetto....

We have a pool.....a ghetto pool as I lovingly refer to it! The kids got it for their big birthday gift last year from Brad's parents. I'm telling you there has never been a better gift. We didn't actually "winterize" it like we were suppose to last year, so there was a lot of clean up to do this year. Brad power washed and bleached it! But, we finally go it up and running 2 weeks ago. Brax and Layla were outside "helping" with the washing of the pool. They had on these super cool guitar glasses...Brax would not take his off! When Megan came to pick him up, she wanted him to leave them at our house...NO WAY....he wore them to the mall!

We didn't start filling it until early evening....but there was no keeping the little fish out. IT WAS FREEZING! Layla jumped right in, but it took Bradley a little longer to inch his way in. They swam for almost 2 hours. The next morning Layla got out of bed and into the pool.....This is her at 7:00 that night....she slept until 9:00 the next morning.

Happy Swimming!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


My grandparents(my moms parents) Bud and Margaret Sweeden.
Last weekend we went to Russelleville to a family reunion. My mom's parents grew up in Atkins and Russelleville and we have lots of family there. My Aunt Peggy (my mom's sister) and Uncle Gary and my cousins and their families all live there. Peggy is the reunion coordinator and always does a good job of getting everyone there. Layla and I rode down w/my cousin Jenny and her youngest daughter, Sydney. We had a nice lunch and visit at the reunion. Bingo was a big hit! I think EVERYONE won a prize....even my took her 4-EVER! These are my mom's sisters....My Aunt Mary June(left) and Aunt Peggy(right)....
Jenny and Sydney.....she is 2.5 and she is a MESS!!!
This little cutie is Jett, he is 2. He is my cousin Brad, and wife Katie, little boy. Katie didn't make it this year b/c she had little Beau 3 weeks ago.....and he is tiny.....5lbs!!Most of the cousins.....we are missing a few. All those cuties, (except Layla!) are about fun! Layla, Mary Margaret, Sydney, and Jett

Sydney "won" a pack of highbounce balls! They were zinging all over the place....Layla and Syd "won" some candy lipgloss....MMMMMMMgood!Check out my winning card....I got this cute little plate, it says "Harvest Time". I will put a pretty new ribbon on it and use it this fall.

After we had all the fun we could stand at the reunion, we went over to J.W. and Christa's house so the kids could play. They just finished a HUGE renovation on their house and it looks OH SO GOOD (sorry no pics, oops!) The kids had a ball......

J.W. had to put some hot water in the pool b/c the water was so cold!Rub-A-Dub-Dub how many cousins can you fit in a tub?! Layla had to wear a pair of swim trunks that used to be Bradley's (we handed them down to cousin Daniel, who handed them down to cousin Eli!!)This is Eli, he is J.W. and Christa's little boy. Talk about t-r-o-u-b-l-e! But he is cute, so we keep him!

Mary Margaret showing us how it's done.....right after I snapped this pic, she took a head dive over that bar....OH MY GOSH, all three of us dove for her....her mom grabbed her just in time to keep her from going head first off the deck(it's about 6feet off the ground)AHHHHH!

That was our fun time....hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Tonight we went over the the Carlisle house so the kiddo's could burn off some energy. Kent and Layla are nuts when they get together. Taylor decided to give Layla a little "make over"....This is what happened...."ShaLayLay". Kent had to get in on the action, so he put some gel in his hair...
How cute are they! Kent is a smooth operator....he is all about the ladies. Layla just thinks he is silly!I can't believe how big Tay Tay is getting. I remember when she was borne....ahhhh!
Check out Ruby shakin' her groove thang. She is so stinkin' cute. She didn't want anything to do with the makeover...she was telling those wild kids to get out of her way!
I took this pic of the moon when we got home....maybe this is why the kids (and the dogs for that matter) are acting so crazy!! Oh well....we had fun. And "ShaLayLay" still has the eyelashes on. Not sure how that is going to work out during the bath.....