Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday- Cookies, Me Want Cookies

Cookies, Me want cookies! Are they done yet?
Please can I have one?
Yummy in my tummy!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

All Aboard!

All Aboard The Choo-Choo Train- All Aboard...
We took the munchkins to the NC Transportation Museum last weekend. Sprout has always wanted to ride a train and seeing how his first experience riding a train in Philadelphia while visiting my sister was a disaster (thanks to Sprite's major meltdown) we decided a second ride was in order. Thankfully, this experience was a shining success compared to the first. We toured the train depot, the roundhouse, the turntable and the Flue Shop. There were a lot of hands on exhibits for the kids and of course a gift shop! The only disappointment was that the train never went faster than 9 mph! Sprout was convinced that he could have walked faster than the train- and he probably could have!

Next up is the Great Smoky Mountain Railway in Bryson City. I am pretty sure that this one will travel faster than 9 mph!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Language Development

Sprite's vocabulary has really been exploding lately. Just now as I am sitting here at the computer drinking my coffee, I hear Sprite squeal...

"Whoa- bro, you nakey!"

I refrain from spitting coffee out of my mouth and turn to see Sprout emerge from his bedroom butt naked!

The Hubs and I bust out laughing.

"What, I was feeding the fish," he explains!

I don't know what was more funny, the fact that this might be Sprite's first 4 word sentence or the fact that Sprout is turning out to be an exhibitionist!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

We Are The Champions...

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -We are the champions
No time for losers 'Cause we are the champions - of Cornhole.

And for those of you who don't know what cornhole is, get your head out of the sand and smell the corn!

"Cornhole is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided. The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament." The Hubs and I played in a tournament last night and left victorious! We are now the defending cornhole champions!

I'll admit it, when I first heard of cornhole, I couldn't help but think of the Great Cornholio from Beavis and Butt-Head, but I have since come to embrace the game of cornhole. And you should too!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome...

Welcome to our home...

Come on in and let me show you around...

Can I get you something to drink? I make a mean Margarita. Or perhaps you would prefer a cup of cream with a splash of coffee this early in the morning?

Would you like to watch a little TV? Food Network, of course!

Let me show you the rest of the house...

Dining Room...

Aspen is getting old and doesn't like the hardwood floors so he lays on the area rugs!

Master Bedroom...

Perhaps my favorite room in the house...

It sure beats heading outside to the shed in the back of the carport to do laundry!!!

Come on upstairs, it is unfinished right now but we have grand plans for this space...

You probably don't care to see the garage but if you do, here is the door to the garage...

And this, my friends, is why I love North Carolina.

View from the Rockers...

View from Wrap Around Porch...


and my hammock under the tree...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit. You are welcome any time. My kids are still loud! Or was it fierce? Oh, who cares- I can't hear them from the hammock under the tree anyway, especially after a good Margarita, but feel free to bring your earplugs just in case. The bugs aren't nearly as bad as they were in Alabama so you can forgo the bug nets on this visit! Hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm Baa-ack!

Greetings from the Tar Heel State.

"The origin of North Carolina's nickname is grounded, at least in part, in one of the state's major products during the Colonial Era -- tar. The tar was made by slowly burning the wood of longleaf pine trees. One legend attributes the name to the laborers who walked out of the woods with the sticky black substance on their shoes. Other stories go back to the Revolutionary War, when North Carolina soldiers continued marching after wading through a river coated with the viscous liquid." (

Yes, I am alive- but barely! I have just crawled out from under the 14, 620 boxes that needed to be unpacked.

And I must admit, I am downright devastated to have learned that the blogosphere did not come to a screaching halt during my absesnce! Geesh!

I will begin updating you all on the happening here in Sweet Home Carolina (oh that has such a nice ring to it, doesn't it?) soon, I promise. For now, I will tell you that so far, I am as happy as a bug in a rug to be back in NC and Sprout and Sprite are adjusting fabulously well. The Hubs and I have been enjoying some much needed quality time together since Sprout started school and Sprite started preschool so I am unavailable to take your call (or e-mail or visit or anything else for that matter) right now! Thank you for your understanding! ;)