My sweet little mother-in-law often tells Eric and I that "children are made readers on the laps of their parents." I must say, if there's any truth to that, we will have a SUPER reader one day! This kid LOVES her books! In fact about the only time we can get her to sit still and sit with us in our laps is when we read to her. Once we finish one book, she goes back to her basket and brings us another.
What books are you reading to your kids? Any suggestions? (Honestly, mommy and daddy are getting a little tired of the same books and need some new ones!)
Dear sweet bloggy-blog...I have not forgotten you. And you sweet little readers (friends :)) I haven't forgotten you either. I really have no excuse for my lack of posts. Fall has happened upon us and we've just been loving it: pumpkins, mums, football, runs through the neighborhood in this beautiful COOLER weather, long sleeves, boots, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! We've just been loving the changing of seasons!
The past couple of weekends we've seen family and hit up the two big football towns of Alabama. A couple of weeks a go Sissy, Laney and I went to t-town for homecoming to see Jackie-poo. He was a great host and we had lots of fun strolling through campus and seeing all that homecoming at Alabama had to offer. I hadn't been there since high school (that's a LONG time ago!), so it was really fun to be back there. I even sported a slightly crimson shirt (I know...I know) ONLY because I love my little brother. Laney was too innocent to be wearing that color so she was neutral in her hot pink. :)
Then...last weekend we went to Auburn!! Walker and Emily had come down from Ohio. It was a short visit, but better than no visit! :) Sissy stayed for the game and Laney and I headed back to Montgomery to watch it from the comfort of home. Ps- Eric's had to work the past couple of weekends. I just fee like I needed to put that out there...I don't want you people thinking I've just been running off and leaving him every weekend! :) Not that he would mind having the house to himself to lay around and watch football all day! hehe.
Ok, so, in between weekends we've gotten to catch up with old friends! My friend, Elizabeth, was in town from Kentucky with her cute kiddos and we just had to get together with them! Selah, her oldest daughter, is one of the most loving little girls, she wanted to hold Laney's hand, but my little independent child wouldn't have it. I had to tell Selah, for what it's worth, it hurts my feelings too when Laney doesn't want to hold my hand. Erin and baby Hudson came over to play too! Look how big he is!! He weighs more than Laney does!! haha!!
I hope everyone is having a great fall! And for the record a VERY WAR EAGLE! (Can you tell I'm feeling guilty for wearing a crimson shirt!?!)
Over the weekend Eric and I went to New Orleans for a little get-away. It was so WONDERFUL!! It's the first time we've gone away, just the two of us, since Laney was born. It was the first nights I've ever spent away from my sweet baby, but she was in good hands. My wonderful Mommy offered to keep her for the weekend and my sister, Lizzie, and her two girls came down to Montgomery to help out (and to have fun being cousins).
Before I left I got to spend a little time with the girls and Campbell must be learning about family at school because she kept talking about Laney being her cousin and Addy being her sister. She wanted to know what Laney's mommy's name was...haha!!
At one point Laney kinda fell on top of Campbell and her response was..."Her hand is on me...and HER'S MY COUSIN!" It really is so fun having these girls be so close in age. I hope they grow up to be really great friends!
Thanks again to Sissy and Aunt Lizzie!! You guys are the best!
To see more pictures from our weekend in NOLA click here.