Saturday, August 2, 2008

Wryeton and Kyler's First Fishies!

In December, Wryeton found a princess fishing rod at Bass Pro shop and couldn't stop talking about how much she wanted a rod just like that so she could go fishing with her Daddy and Dadaddy (Grandaddy Giddens). Dadaddy and Granny surprised her with it on Christmas and it wasn't until this week that she was actually able to use it. On Sunday we decided to worship God and his nature by going fishing on the Ocmulgee River. It's amazing how much peace you can feel in nature.

We were a little nervous how the kids would do with all the slippery rocks, but they jumped right into the river! Wryeton caught her very first fish with a little help from Dadaddy.

Wryeton caught about 7 fish that day!

After spending the day at the river and seeing how much fun Wryeton had, I decided to start a journal with her. Wryeton dictates every single word as I write, then she gets to draw a picture. Here is her journal entry about fishing at the river.

Here are some other fun pictures from the river:

Everyone took a few spills!

Monday, July 21, 2008

More Pictures from the beach!

Sorry... I just got the pictures off Michael's camera and had to share some more "candid" photos!

You can't have too many toys on the beach, right?!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ft. Walton 2008

Our yearly beach trip has come and gone and while we talk about how we need to go more often, it is always a once a year thing. Talking about going more often gives us hope and helps keep us from getting depressed as we are driving our 6 hour drive home.

We had a great time while we were there, though. Wryeton and Kyler are old enough to stay down on the beach for longer periods of time (especially with our tailgating tent up). Their favorite activity by far is building sandcastles with Dadaddy (Grandaddy Giddens). I do need to clarify, though, that it is Wryeton that helps and Kyler that stomps them down.

Wryeton started packing for the beach at least a month prior. I set out a laundry basket and she was constantly putting items in there that we would need for the beach and didn't want to forget. She insisted we buy her gogglers (goggles) and a face mask. How many times did she actually use them? She didn't! But, she felt complete knowing that they were in the beach basket.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Proud Cousin

Can I hold him now, mommy? I can't count the number of times I have heard this question in the past week. Wryeton and Kyler have a new precious cousin named Cale. He was born one week ago at 6:59pm. Wryeton stayed at the hospital for almost 6 hours waiting for her new baby cousin, but unfortunately she would have to wait another few days to see him and almost a week to hold him. Cale had to stay in NICU for 4 days and since she wasn't a sibling, she could only see him through the glass window as the nurse held him up. Among other minor health issues, we were told he may have to stay another 5-9 days due to his jaundice levels. Thankfully, he was able to come home, but had to remain in his "light-up alien bed" to lower his jaundice levels. Again, I heard a sweet voice ask, "Can I hold him now, mommy?"

As of yesterday, Cale no longer has to stay in his "alien bed"! Hooray! We went to go visit him at home and Wryeton was finally able to hold her new baby cousin. She held him for as long as we would let her (she could have stayed there holding him all night). She absolutely adores her cousin Cale!

She read him a story and made sure she showed him the pictures. He's so little you can hardly see his head poking out from the top of the swing.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Kyler has this odd obsession with toothbrushes and it's to the point where no one's toothbrush is safe around him. Mind you, he has several of his own, but he has decided ours are much more desirable to use. Michael and I have had to buy more toothbrushes in the past month than we have probably ever bought in our life. This is because we don't dare use them again, because who knows where they've been!  We find them on the floor, in the toilet, in the toy bins, and under our sheets. My favorite, though, has to be one of the many times we were in a hurry leaving the house. I glanced down after grabbing my purse and saw Kyler streaking out of the house with my toothbrush. Before I could say anything, he ran to the nearest ant hill and started stirring my toothbrush around in the dirt. As I'm running toward him yelling "NO" he promptly sticks the dirty toothbrush in his mouth. Now we're dealing with him gagging as I am making sure no ants made it onto the toothbrush and into his mouth. All I can think is a saying that you will hear me say OFTEN- "Boys are a totally different Breed!"

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Princess is four!

I never felt this day would come, then again most of the important milestones in my kids' lives have caught me off guard. Wryeton turned four in March and it took a while for us to pin down exactly what kind of party she wanted. I was worried that we would end up with a DoraCinderMontana Party. Thankfully she finally decided she wanted a party like mommy 'does' , so we went with a Princess and Pirate party.

I planned for weeks for this party because I wanted to make sure everything was just right with the perfect party favors, the perfect cake, and the perfect activities. Unfortunately, the flu did not care how important our princess' birthday was because Michael and I both got it about 3 days before her party. I cried and pleaded with myself to just start feeling better, but my body didn't care. I had a couple of breakdowns with the thought that I wouldn't be able to follow through with all of my elaborate plans. It's funny, though, because once the party came around, Wryeton didn't even notice that the cream puff pastries weren't served or musical crowns wasn't played. She had a blast because her friends were there and she was able to play with them. I do have to thank my mother-in-law, Debra and my friend LA for pulling through during the party. Debra made sure the food was all together and LA took care of the kids. It was a magical day!