Thursday, December 17, 2009

O Christmas Tree . . .

So these pictures are going to be a little out of order because I can't seem to move them for some reason. We went and picked out our Christmas tree as usual this year, and Sawyer, unlike last year, really enjoyed it. He loved looking at the trees and decorating ours.

The guys at the tree lot made a fresh cut on the tree before they loaded it up on the car. Well, Sawyer was all about watching the chain saw and then Grandaddy let him go touch the saw dust. : )

Finally a picture where everyone is looking at the camera!

Isn't this the cutest picture of the two of them? I definitely see a little daddy in this boy! Granna and Sawyer looking at trees!
Is this a mischievous look or what??

Sitting with Daddy during the USC/Clemson game. We were suppose to go but as you can tell, Daddy wasn't feeling very good.

The only good part of the game when we thought the tigers were going to beat up on the gamecocks.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Family time and new traditions

So once again it's been a while, but I'm not going to stress about it! : ) We've been having tons of fun in our house as the boys are both growing and changing almost everyday! Sawyer is always adding a new word to his vocabulary and Jack has learned to sit up by himself. Before you know it, he'll be crawling! I just can't believe how quickly it's gone by this time! It feels like we just brought him home a few days ago. As a result, I'm trying to enjoy every minute with my babies since I can't get this time back. While, they won't remember these days, I know I will never forget the joy of getting to stay home with them! Anyway . . . I started this post to show you what we've been doing lately!
We had a birthday part this past week for Sawyer's friend, Sophie! We "decorated" cupcakes, which turned into the kids eating the sprinkles and m&m's while mom put on the icing : ), and then went to the playground. Jack sat and played with one of the other little babies, while the big kids had cupcakes. All in all it was a fun morning!

Our little chef!

Jack in the exersaucer. Someone found himself in the mirror!

This past weekend we had my dad's side of the family over for an early Thanksgiving brunch. It was a short visit, but we had a lot of fun seeing everyone. While the boys enjoyed seeing everyone and had fun playing and being loved on, there were two people who were still being talked about come Monday morning, Jo Jo (my cousin Joanna) and Grandpa, or as Sawyer has decided to call him, Papa. Monday morning I was changing Jack's diaper and Sawyer walked in and said "Jo Jo, go?" and then followed it with "Papa, are you?" : ) You are both loved in our house!!
Also, this year, we decided to start a new family tradition. Instead of buying each other stuff that we don't really need we decided to put all of our money together and do something for people who are really in need. Every year a different family will decide what we spend it on, but this year it will be for Samaritan's Purse. If your family is like mine, and you don't really need the gifts, why don't you try something new and help change the next generations way of doing Christmas! I want my boys to think of Christmas as a time to celebrate Christ's birth, but also his ultimate gift! Giving to others who truly need it is a good way to remind us of that. Just to give you something to think about. : )

Apparently something that Jack was doing was very funny to Aunt Hannah. : )

Jack and Aunt Elizabeth!

looking at Jo Jo's computer and helping with her homework, I'm sure!

sitting with Grandpa. Not the best picture, but I had to put it up since he was one of the highlights of the weekend for a certain little boy.

Gran loves the grandbabies and they love her!

Sawyer will try to talk anyone into reading a book with him, especially if it's Thomas the Train.

He still likes reading to brother, too.

Some evidence that Jack can sit up.

Baby dedication, we started in Daddy's arms and then fell asleep in Mommy's : )

We all went to lunch after baby dedication

The Keesey's

They Headley's
The boys dressed up for Halloween. There is a story behind this. I had grand plans of dressing us all up as characters from the Wizard of Oz (Dorothy, Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow). I knew I couldn't make the tin man costume so I bought that one, and then I was going to make the other ones. Well, that was before we all got sick with the flu!! So, I went through Sawyer's closet and found what I needed to make him a "classic golfer" and just put the tin man costume on Jack anyway. : )

At Harmon's Tree Farm to get a pumpkin and see a few animals! Sharing stuff with friends is always fun!

This little horse was a better attraction for the kids than the pumpkins or the animals. : )

sitting on the pumpkins with Bella and Sophie. This wasn't the whole group, but that was a little too hard to capture in a picture. : )
So I'm working backwards here, and I'm going to end with our trip to the zoo for Josh's birthday (yes folks, that was in September : )

Someone please tell me why my brother and soon to be sister in law can take a better picture with my boys than we can?? : )

The whole crew, and yes, Jack is there. He was asleep at the time, and I was NOT going to wake him up just to take a picture!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Twice the fun

Well, I thought I was doing so good about updating the blog and then I let a month go by without a post! Well, I guess that's what happens when you're trying to keep up with two busy, little people. : ) So for my own personal recollection, here's a little bit of what both boys are doing these days.
Sawyer can still loves books and playing with anything "boy" . . . balls, trucks, dirt, etc. He can say more words than I can count, but the stuff I love right now are: "wuv oo" (there's not really a "yuh" sound to his "you"), "are oo" (where are you?) and "tank oo" (thank you). He knows almost all of his animals and their sounds. He is sleeping in a big boy bed and we've yet to have any problems!!! WooHoo!!!
Jack can roll over both ways and LOVES to roll over onto his tummy. He coos and giggles when you tickle him. He still loves his feet and his hands now. He has the biggest smile ever, which makes me think he's going to smile like his momma and his Uncle Josh. He especially lights up whenever his brother is in view. He LOVES his brother! He loves to sit up in the exersaucer or the bumbo so he can see what's going on.

Well, that's all I can think of for now, so here's a picture walk, in no particular order, of what we've been doing recently!

Trying rice cereal! That's right, folks, our baby is 4 months old!!

As you can tell from the picture, he's not a fan yet, but I'm sure he will be soon!
Like mother, like son! He loves to play the piano! He doesn't bang on it, but sits and plays!

A prodigy in the making. : )

No, that is not a funny angle, he is actually sucking/chewing on the toy that is on his playmat! I left him there the other day and came back to find him doing this. So funny!

The littlest one has discovered his hands and loves to suck on them, look at them, and occasionally scratch himself. : ( He's even started sucking his middle two fingers, just like Sawyer! We'll see what his final decision is later.

Our BIG boy! Right now he is the same size that Sawyer was when he was 6 months old! Looks like he got the Keesey genes. : )

Sawyer has gotten really into "helping" with everything! He love to help make the bed, put the dirty clothes in the hamper (my personal favorite), vacuum (not exactly my favorite, but sweet nonetheless), and cook. The other day I temporarily lost my mind and thought it would be fun to let him help make biscuits! Doesn't that SOUND like fun??

This is how we met daddy at the door when he got home! He had dough ALL over his hands, flour in his hair, and all over the floor, but he loved it!! I think we'll stick with helping to stir the pancakes!

Sawyer loves books and now he tries to "read" to himself as well as Jack. I walked into the living room one day to find this on the couch. : )

Sawyer was watching baseball and copying the outfielders when they would catch a ball.

Jack in the lion towel from Aunt D!

So we've worked on doing things by our self, but pudding was a little too difficult when we first started. I am proud to report, however, that he can now do it without spilling a drop! I'd say that's progress from where we started. : )

More reading!

Both being extra, special cute!

Ok this last one is a video that I have been trying to catch for forever. Sawyer loves Curious George and he dances like a crazy person to the intro song, so now you can all see a little bit of the energy that my child has. : ) Notice he had to go swing brother when the song talked about swinging!