Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

I've always hated New Year's Eve. So much pomp and circumstance for a day on the calendar. I'm not big into resolutions and I really hate driving when I'm afraid everyone else is drunk. When I was in high school and college I always tried to find a babysitting job for New Year's Eve so I had a good excuse not to go out. Now my excuse is a very sweet little toddler who I would rather spend the evening with anyday! This year we had a crab and shrimp boil...delicious!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jack Daniels

While my parents were here we went to Lynchburg and took a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery after a great lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's. Adam and I have never been on this tour and it was great! Our tour guide was hilarious and we had a great time! My dad is a Squire of the distillery (I think that means he owns one square inch of the property) and I found him a great birthday present!
We ordered one of these for my Dad for his birthday...he sent me a picture of his, but I can't find it at the moment.

Mom, Adam, Katie, Dad with Jack Daniels on the Rocks

Monday, December 27, 2010


Oh how I love a toddler with pigtails!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Dinner

This year I was actually off for Christmas. However, I still had to work the 23rd, the 26th, and the 28th which made traveling impossible. Thankfully both my parents and Adam's parents decided to come to us! It was so much fun having everyone at our house. Adam fried a turkey! It was so cold he had the chiminea fire going to stay warm. Everytime someone opened the door from the garage to the house it sucked the smoke into the garage and set off all the smoke detectors in the house. Good times. No worries though, dinner was great and since I've decided to live my life ONLY for the good stories, it was worth it!
Frying the turkey

Dinner is SERVED!

Christmas Morning 2010

Sophie got incredible presents including Buzz Lightyear, Golf clubs, a BIKE, all the Disney Princesses' shoes (a huge hit), books, puzzles, dry erase cards for ABCs, numbers, shapes, clothes...etc, etc, etc. She loved everything!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


My 3 year old enjoys 3D movies more than I do...what's wrong with this picture? And YES she has her own 3D "eyesies" in pink.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas 2010

We finally managed to get professional Christmas Pictures of the girls this year! Here are some of our favorites!

This was my Pap-Pap's rocker

This was Adam's Grandfather's rocker

What they love the best!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nashville Christmas Parade

We decided to take the girls downtown for the Nashville Christmas Parade this year. We started off with a miserable dinner at Demos' Steakhouse. Miserable only because Adam accidentally told them the wrong number of people and we had to cram all 5 of us into a very small booth, or wait up to an additional 45 minutes. Then Sophie and Josie were both losing their minds. The food was good...the rest was just sort of comical. Wendy ended up packing her food to go...once she did that, Josie was ready to eat! Of course! Sophie ended up eating all my spaghetti and wouldn't touch her macaroni and cheese so I had to eat her food or go hungry. The macaroni and cheese was actually very good!

Then we went to the parade. Wendy remembered to bring Josie gloves...which was great...until Sophie decided she needed some too, and we forgot hers. So Wendy loaned Sophie her gloves...I don't know why I thought it was so funny, but it just was. She acted like her hands just didn't work. The parade ended up being the longest parade in the history of the world and we finally gave up and left before Santa arrived. Either way it was really fun and more great memories!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This Dinner Conversation is FASCINATING...

Sophie is a good sleeper, as long as she is in her bed. She definitely did not inherit my "excellent sleeper" gene. I was famous when I was little for falling asleep just about anywhere. Put me in the car, asleep by the end of the street. Riding on the boat, out like a light. Even now I can fall asleep going 80 mph in an ambulance with the lights and sirens going. It's really quite a talent. Sophie on the other hand has been known to ride for 14 hours in the car with one 20 minute nap. I cannot complain since she is such a great sleeper in her bed, but up until recently she would not even fall asleep cuddled up in our laps! Anyway, here are pictures from the first time Sophie fell asleep at the dinner table! So sweet.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

While I was slaving away at work on the holiday, Adam and Sophie joined my parents and Wendy, Jason, and Josie for a glorious Thanksgiving feast...but I'm not bitter. I attempted to eat the "free holiday meal" at work. For those of you who know me well, I hate cafeteria food. I have been known to ask for my money back at the Golden Corral. I despise buckets of food that is unidentified and looks to be full of "fillers". About all I can say about the free meal least it was free. Here are some pictures of all the fun I missed!

Josie explaining how to properly use a hammock

Sophie swinging...this is significant, she used to HATE swings!

The boys frying turkey

Dr. Reinbold performing turkey surgery

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Good Lord now Josie is 3

Technically Josie's birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year. Since I had to work and Wendy didn't want her to have to share her birthday with the Pilgrims, we celebrated a day early with a Minnie Mouse party! My cakes didn't look that great because my cleaning ladies showed up much to early and I was rushed! But they tasted good!

3 iPads and a cell-phone? What is this world coming to?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Magical Mini Carts

When Sophie was a baby I didn't mind taking her to the store with me at all. She was so good! Then...she turned 2 and taking her to the grocery store became a nightmare. She would not sit in the cart, she would not stay anywhere near me if she was let loose. I spent most of the time chasing her down. I dreaded going to the store with her. THEN...we discovered the mini grocery carts at a nearby Kroger.

Our neighborhood Publix does not have these magical mini carts so we did not realize that the solution to our problem was so simple. Adam stole a cart from a little girl leaving the store and gave it to Sophie. She was thrilled. She immediately started pushing it and ran directly into a display, once we realized her limitations our problems were solved. I now do not even attempt to take her into the store without her cart. She MUST have something in it while we are shopping and when we are walking out to the car. She is particularly interested in cooking oil and Lucky Charms. She uses the baby seat to hold her free cookie which she snacks on throughout the store. Now shopping is just plain's the cutest thing!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

We took the girls to see Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with the Hamiltons. Sophie had never seen Mickey Mouse before but wow did she love the show. I think she danced at least 90% of the time!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chocolate Shake

Adam and I were planning on sharing a chocolate shake. What were we thinking? Sophie drank over 1/2 of mine. Adam ended up getting another one for FREE. I think I'm the only loser in this scenario, but at least I got a cute picture out of the deal!