Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October Birthday

My younger sister Melissa was an October baby. I was about Savannah and Isaac's age (5 1/2 yrs) when she was born. I remember it well. Mama's water breaking in the middle of the night, three weeks before Melissa's due date. Mom had been out with me and Jessica all day, shopping and looking for winter coats for us. It was too much stress for a 9 months pregnant woman. Melissa can probably thank her two older sisters for her birthday being in one of the best months of the year.

October 1989:
 My beautiful Mama with tiny Melissa Joy. We called her "Missy". Now the twins call her "Missa".
Sister Love. Jessica is holding Melissa and I'm on the right. Jessica was seven and I was five.
 Jessica and I adored Melissa and were fascinated with everything she did. We would just lay on the bed with her and watch her sleep. She couldn't do anything about us invading her personal space back then.
Me and Melissa. I was so proud, and also happy that she wasn't crying!

~ Moving forward 23 years ~

Melissa's birthday, October 21st, 2012:

Me and Melissa in 2012.

I love you Melissa! Happy Birthday!

Side-note: You might notice Dad isn't in the pics above. He was taking the pictures - in my humble opinion, he has quite a knack for capturing the moment.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we met Mimi, Aunt Leigh, and the cousins at Country Pumpkins (aka, the Pumpkin Patch). This was Baby Avery's first outing. Her sister Elizabeth (Lizzie) had her first outing here two years ago, so it was really neat that Avery's first outing was at the same place. They were both August babies, and are two years apart. I know they'll be best friends!

 Can you believe how much the twins have grown? I can't.
 Sweet Lizzie riding in the wagon.
Baby Avery. You can tell her Mama is talking to her.
Playing in the corn bin, still a favorite!
Baby Love. She is so so precious.  Joe laughs at me when I say things like that, but I can get away with it, so HA! I'm a Mama and an Aunt.
I'm not sure what is so wonderful about lounging in the corn, but obviously it is very relaxing. They did this quite often.
We were trying to get a picture with Lizzie too, but she was very distracted. You can't tell by looking at their serene faces, but total craziness was going on in front of these three.
Savannah, Mimi and Avery. I know I just posted a picture similar to this, but this is so sweet I had to add it. I have several of these, each with Savannah admiring different things about Avery. Her little fingers, cheeks, ears. Savannah loves babies, and especially Avery. She is so good with her, it just melts my heart. (Another phrase I can get away with since I'm a Mama)


Anywho, I've gotta run! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Sam and Savannah.

Playing in the yard at our new house. This is what Isaac did when he saw that I was taking pictures:



At Country Pumpkins:
 I know it's a little odd for Isaac to be alone in this picture, but Savannah said she didn't want to be in it because her neck was too cold. Fortunately her neck warmed up later on - it was a chilly day!
Isaac and Aunt Lydia. He makes such funny faces.

 Savannah and Aunt Melissa.
 Crazy faces on the hay ride. I wasn't sitting next to Isaac and couldn't get a good picture of him, but he was making some pretty crazy faces too.
 Tire swing!

These two! They make me smile.

I hope y'all are enjoying this beautiful season! Happy weekend!