Sunday, July 29, 2012

Diapers Diapers Everywhere

Frances is exhausted tonight after spending lots of time with the triplets lately.  We spent a few days over in MS with them and then Meme helped haul them all over to Birmingham for a few days.  Meme and I had all 4 babies overnight and we managed to get them all fed, bathed, and in pj's in under an hour- I was impressed!  It really is kind of like having quads around when Frances joins the crew because they are all close to the same size.  Meme and Grump have converted what used to be the "piano room" into the new playroom and it sure looked like a daycare most of the time! 
A little Praise Baby time before bed is always good!
Irene, Anna, Fran, Brooks
Will realizing he is extremely outnumbered here.
All the cousins having fun!
Brooks, Anna, Lyndy, Frances, Kat, Irene
Bubba Grump and the girls

Will supervising dinner time
Frances and Brooks have really become best friends and love talking to each other. 
Brooks and Frances playing
Bath time with cousins was really fun!
 Frances is really on the move and has gotten very fast at escaping into spots she shouldn't be....I think she is quickly teaching her cousins some of her tricks!  The triplets are SO much fun and Frances loves playing with them.  Kat and Lyndy came over to play some too, and they are such big helpers with the babies.  We were sad to see them leave today, it has been fun!  Here are a few more pictures from our week:
Irene- always happy to have a little something to eat:)
Bubba Grump and Anna
What? I'm not doing anything to her?
Meme tackling 4 babies at dinner time!
A visit to our favorite friend TJ at La Paz.
Meme with all her gals!
Lots of girls!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Daddy / Daughter Date Weekend

Momma went to the beach for a long weekend with her girlfriends and they decided that they would all leave babies at home with their daddies. Anna Ruth has never been away from Frances this long but today's technology makes it a lot easier with video conferencing software, texts and picture texts. Anna Ruth has seen some of the pictures below BUT not all of them. When she gets home tonight, Daddy may be sleeping on the couch with Bella. So what did Daddy and Frances do since last Thursday night? Here is a pictorial diary:

Thursday July 12, 2012

Picked up Frances from school
Ate a quick supper

Played until bedtime

Friday July 13, 2012
Unbeknownst to me, Frances was taking a milk bath. I forgot to install the stopper on her cup. She was late for school and I was late for work.

Dropped off at school.

Picked up at school. *Not wearing the same outfit as this morning. Uh-oh!

Bath time!

Played "Where's Frances?"

Saturday July 14, 2012

Lounged in bed.

Went to Walmart. JIFF has a peanut butter chocolate concoction...

Frances Approves.

We went to Princeton Towers to visit Hannah. As you may remember, she was my parent's housekeeper beginning a month before I was born. I can't describe what it feels like to take Frances to visit the woman who took care of me so my parents could continue working when I was an infant. By the way, Hannah will be 95 years old on the 19th of this month.

Checked the mail.

Frances found the mirror in her toy box.

Had beef lo mein for dinner.

"Cletus! Put on your good overalls! This is suppose to be a fancy dinner!"

Sunday July 15, 2012
Bella decided to help Frances wake up.

I then decided it was time for a special breakfast with Daddy:

What is this?

So sad its all gone!

We missed Momma but are really excited for her to get back this afternoon!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Little Liberty

We had a great 4th of July that started out with Will and I doing the traditional Peavine Falls Run at Oak Mtn....and yes, Mrs. McCalley still holds the Peavine title.  Frances got to spend 2 nights with Meme and Grump this week and she is slowly but surely showing us each and every danger in their house just like she has been doing at home!  So Grump (who now goes by Bubba Grump or BG) and Will cooked for our meatfest and we had quite a spread of boston butt, ribs, and chicken.  We had a special guest this year too- Aunt Amy!  We just had a fun day of swimming, cooking, and eating. 
So fun! Frances loves her baby pool!
Bella- close enough to the action but far away from any splashing.
Take a look back at this picture from last year's 4th when Frances was 5 months old- so tiny!
Frances loves putting a show for everyone and claps for herself very proudly:
We tried really hard to get a nice picture of the family....see for yourself how that worked!
PS- This mama gets to go to the beach this week with my girlfriends...No babies allowed and I'm so excited!  You might get lucky enough to have a guest blog post by Will.