S: The Little's 2009
BC: Children Are Like Kites You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you're both breathless. They crash. They hit the rooftop. You patch and comfort, adjust and teach them. Finally they are airborne... They need more string and you keep letting it out. But with each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with joy. The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you two together and will soar as it is meant to soar, free and alone. Only then do you know that you did your job.
FC: The Littles | 2009
1: PIECE BY PIECE AND BIT BY BIT WE CHERISHED EVERY MOMENT
2: Merry Christmas 2008
3: CHRISTMAS EVE AT GAMMA AND PAPA'S
4: Cayne and Addi's First Christmas
6: Peace Love Happiness | CHRISTMAS DAY
8: January | Cayne and Addi learned lots of new stuff at five months. They learned to hold their bottle, they also learned to sit up. No teeth yet
9: Chase got to go ice skating for the first time at Kaylie's birthday party. He did pretty well (much better than I expected him to do:)
10: Little Miracles Have you ever felt a little hand Grip around your finger? Or kissed a cheek where the remains Of a chocolate bar still linger? Have you ever kissed a boo-boo To make the pain "go-way"? Or forgot about the dishes Just to go out and play? We are the lucky ones To cherish these so dear, So enjoy these little miracles, That God's placed in our care.
11: We took these at the end of January when the babies turned 6 months. They are changing every day. It is amazing how fast they are growing. We try to cherish every moment with them. Addi snoozes at night, but I am still having issues with Cayne. He thinks he should eat every time he wakes up....and I THINK NOT.
12: Chase's First Deer
13: Chase killed this 5 point the last week of the season. Earlier in the season he got a case of buck fever when a large 8 point walked out. He was glad to prove the fever could not get him again.
14: Spending time with Nana and Pawpaw
15: Family | Arms full of love
17: We got to see Kristen and Ross Perdue's twins for the second time in February. They had grown so much since October. Anna Kate and Allie Grace are the sweetest little babies. They have very cute dispositions.
18: At 6 months Cayne weighed 23 lbs and Addi weighed 16.5lbs. They are changing so quickly. Cayne started crawling on Valentine's Day. Addi is still very content sitting and playing. I think at times she wishes she could crawl, because she has no way to get away from "Big-in". They have really enjoyed all the new foods they have gotten to try. Both love mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. They also love English peas.
19: 6 Months | You are my I LOVE YOU I am your parent, you are my child. I am your quiet place, you are my wild. I am your calm face, you are my giggle. I am your wait, you are my wiggle. I am your finish line, you are my race. I am your praying hands, you are my saving grace. I am your lullaby, you are my peekaboo. I am your good-night kiss, you are my I love you.
20: On March first we got a little bit of snow. It was plenty to play in and that was all we were concerned about. Aunt Reggie was in town and helped Chase build a snowman.
22: Cayne and Addi on the go!!
24: 7 Months Cayne is still the only one mobile. Addi is focusing more on her talking than her moving. She growls and makes various odd sounds. She also does patty cake. Cayne has gotten very quick with the crawling and pulling up. He also has two teeth now.
25: They were all about dinner time and bath time this month, and usually their two favorite times fell together.
26: Chase had a wonderful 7th birthday. There was even a real magician there. 21 kids attended | Uncle Stacey made the best cake ever. The kids could not wait to get into it.
28: Chase usually gets to go to Chuck E. Cheese for his good report card. This time Cayne and Addi tagged along. They played until they passed out. | Chuck E. Cheese
30: Cayne and Addi 8 months | Chase 7 years
32: 8 Months | This month Addi finally figured out how to crawl. She has an odd crawl, but she is crawling. Just prior to them turning 9 months, they both figured out how to drink our of a straw. They can down a capri sun in no time.
36: Easter 2009
37: Chase, Cayne and Addi
38: Easter Weekend
43: Happy Mother's Day | We went to Tuscaloosa to see Allie Grace and Anna Kate's dedication. They are such sweet babies.
44: Shopping with mama. | Addi finally cut one tooth this month. Cayne has figured out how to climb stairs.
45: 9 Months
46: Machine Pitch Chase loves baseball. He has really improved each year. Cayne and Addi were there to cheer him on this year.
48: Gamma's 50th
50: Oh...how they love to eat! I decided we needed a whole page for just dinner time. | Cayne loved the watermelon, but Addi did not:)
51: Addi cracks me up when she does her feet under the tray. She tries to prop them on the table in restaurants also. What a funny girl.
52: 10 Months | Addi
53: Cayne started walking this month. He also released 5 gallons of water into my kitchen floor from the dispenser. Addi is starting to get pretty demanding. She still does not like strangers. | Cayne
54: These are our "Little" Rebels. We took these pictures for the football program.
57: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" - James Dent
59: Father's Day 2009 | A Family Is A Gift That Lasts Forever
60: Memorial Day Weekend
61: 4th of July
62: 11 Months
63: Almost Birthday Time:)
64: Golf Camp | Chase went to golf camp in Huntsville. He met lots of new buddies.
66: Cayne and Addi's 1st birthday was lots of fun
67: Cayne and Addi's 1st Birthday
68: Happy Birthday Cayne and Addi
70: Cayne and Addi at 1 year
71: At a year Cayne runs and Addi is taking some steps. Cayne has 5 teeth and Addi has three. Cayne is 26lbs and Addi is 19lb 6oz. They are so different yet both are so precious. What a blessing they have been. Addi is so spastic, and so sweet. Cayne is wild yet also very loving. Addi's says one word "Hey". Cayne says lots of words they just don't happen to be English.
73: Sand Sand in my swimsuit, Sand in my hair. When I go to the beach, sand gets everywhere! I wonder, I wonder Oh how can there be, Sand left at the beach When there's so much on me?
74: Our trip to the beach this year was quite interesting. Cayne and Addi got to play in the ocean for the first time. They loved the water. Taking twin babies to the beach is a ton of work. It was not the most relaxing trip:) Thank goodness for all the help I had. Chase got to go deep sea fishing for the first time. They caught their limit in red snapper. He was very excited about going fishing with the guys.
76: Chase played football on the termite team this year. He got to start at center. We were very excited he got so much playing time his first year. He loves to give those hard licks.
78: Jack's 1st Birthday
79: Jack's party was so much fun. There were balloons everywhere and the ice cream truck came.
80: 14 Months
84: Happy Halloween | Aunt Emily made the precious Bam Bam and Pebbles costumes.
85: We had a Frightfully good time at the Halloween Festival this year
86: Happy Halloween | Halloween at Gunter Hill Campground
88: San Diego Ready or not here we come!
89: We stayed on Coronado Island. It was beautiful.
91: San Diego Zoo
92: LEGOLAND CARLSBAD, CA
93: tHE lEGO CREATIONS WERE PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. MINILAND WAS AMAZING.
97: "Real abundance is found when we join hands with those we love."
99: Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!