Monday, July 22, 2013

Peaches for You, Peaches for Me

We went in the pouring rain today to pick peaches with my parents. We started the day off by eating at a hole in the wall place in Lebanon called Frankie's. I would definitely recommend it for breakfast! 
Thankfully, the rain held off for the most part while we were picking. 

Kylie is all ready at Pratt's Orchard to pick!
Braden is off with his wagon
It didn't take but 5 minutes before someone was drenched in mud and water. Kylie fell in the mud hole before we picked one peach!
Reed, Kylie and Braden definitely were much better at eating the peaches than picking them.
Reed, Kylie and Braden were good cart pullers too! 
Nanny sporting her stylish Muck boots buying way too many peaches. Seriously, who needs $60 in fresh peaches!
This picture does not do any justice to the conversation that went on between us. She basically just finished peeing in her pants right here. I asked her why in the world she did that and she said "mom, there is NO bathroom out here!!" Well okay Kylie that makes perfect sense to pee in your pants and your boots!
On the way back to check out which resulted in two wet little boys.
Braden first fell because his wagon got stuck.
The kids pouting...
Notice Braden's hands are getting ready to "surprise" Reed...
And the surprise resulted with Reed in the mud!
 That about summed up our day. Now, I have to get to work putting up all of these peaches!

The end of July

Our class at church was scheduled to have a 4th of July party on the 4th but the weather was so bad all week that it got rescheduled for the 14th. Thankfully the weather was good all afternoon.
Below is CeCe, Taylor, Kylie and Avery. 
Reed going down the slide
Kylie Reese
Andy, Ryan, Jeff and Jarrod played some dunk ball before everyone got there. I think they all still think they are in their 20's! 
They had bounce houses for the kids to play on
Luke and Kylie hanging out. They were so cute together and Kylie was dragging Luke around and telling him what to do.
This past week, we went to Kentucky to visit the grannies. My mom and dad worked in granny's yard fixing her flower beds. Reed and Braden were some good little helpers.
Braden pouting because Reed still had his Pez and Braden had already eaten all of his.
This face is much better on Braden!
Kylie, Reed and Braden
This is a completely randon picture but too funny to not post. Natalie and Amanda came over on Thursday to swim and stayed till almost 4. So we decided to skip naps and play outside until Ryan got home. I was mowing the yards and Kylie was following me around with the Gator. I noticed that she almost hit a tree then a few minutes later she was at a complete stop sound asleep!!!
I am a little bit sad that summer is almost over. It has been a great one so far!!!

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Family Times

Last week, the grannies came to spend the week with my parents. Of course, they have to be doing something or my mom will give them a job so they are not just sitting! Granny's job for the day was shelling runner beans. Kylie enjoyed eating the garden produce much more than helping. 
Kylie is such a joy to our family and can be so funny at times. She can also be a little bossy too! The girl can put away some cucumbers.
Are raw beans really good?!
Nanny getting her some exercise in by puching Kylie nonstop on the swing. I have said it a thousand times but if I live to be as old as nanny, I really hope that I am like her. She walks every day, plays cards with friends, cooks for others, always sees the best in people, works sudoku and crossword puzzles, takes tax classes, plays in the Senior Olympics and the list could go on and on.
Doesn't Braden look so old in this picutre. Where is the time going?
Nanny showing Kylie how to get her dog Murphy to stay and roll over!
Guess who Braden wanted to look like for the day??
The Fourth of July
I don't know about everyone else, but it rained all of the holiday weekend in Nashville. We had plans to go with our church group for a party but it got postponed. We ended up going to Tina and Craig's house to celebrate. Thankfully, the rain held off enough to shoot some fireworks and grill out.
Reed, Kylie, Charley and Braden playing dress up! They have a great time playing together.
Sweet Charley Rae
Kylie and Charley both had pigtails with red bows. By the end of the night, all 4 bows were missing and Tina has yet to find a single red bow in their house!
The poor cousin who gets left out for right now...Sawyer Rose! This little girl better be tough coming into this group of cousins!
You can't celebrate the 4th without some sparklers.
Papa helping Reed shoot some Roman Candles. 
Braden is terrified of fireworks. With his outgoing personality, you would think he would be the daredevil but Reed is definitely that. Once Braden got the earplugs, he was totally fine.
I hope you all had a great 4th of July and thank you to all of those who serve our country for our freedom!!!