Monday, April 13, 2009

Long time ... no new posts???

Sorry for the long blogging hiatus. Life with 3 children seems to get busier everyday, but more fun as well. There is one main reason for the lack of posts ... and his name is Henry! If Henry is awake, then chances are he is up to something. He seems to require my full attention which makes for a full day. Here is an example of him up to his mischief ...

Blowing his nose on napkins while sitting on top of the kitchen table. Boys are a different breed! He is such a mess. We jokingly call him "Gov" (short for Governor) because of his friendly manner. When out places, he seeks out people to talk to and gives everyone a big grin and wave. Bart says he is prepping for a life in politics, but maybe he is just a born salesman like his Dad and Bubsy (Bart's Dad). At 16 months, Henry certainly keeps us on our toes and gives us something to smile about - can't imagine life without our little "Gov"!

P.S. - For all you folks who like to make fun because my kids always match ... check out his mismatched pajamas!

Hope to post some Easter pics later today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fun in the snow!

How excited were my kids last night when it snowed the entire way home from Gracie's basketball practice? Super excited! Gracie and Mia just had to play a bit when we got home and catch some snowflakes on their tongues. Nothing like the excitement on your child's face at the first real snow of the season!
Bart tried to burst our bubble and tell us that school wouldn't be called off for Tuesday, but Gracie, Mia, and me ... we believed! The phone rang at 6:15 AM this morning with a call from Christian Heritage saying that school was cancelled for the day. Yippee! I think I was just as excited as Gracie for a snow day at home.

After breakfast, I bundled up all three kids and we headed outside. They looked like hobos in their mismatched outfits. Gracie and Mia got right to making snowballs for a good old snowball fight, and Henry happily marched around checking out this funny white stuff covering the ground. It was a great day! Sometimes we just need a little more time at home to simply play, play, play. Here are some pics from our day.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday morning fun!

This morning while I was busy catching up on laundry and little brother was taking his morning nap, Miss Mia Hill was upstairs playing quietly. I should have known she was up to something because she was far too quiet for far too long! This is what I found when I went upstairs to check on her ... she was wearing a swimsuit, sparkly red shoes, and her big sister's play make-up. And her ensemble would not have been complete without a pocketbook! This is just Mia at her finest - fun and carefree. Got to love her!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving (be it a little late) from our family! We had a great holiday - enjoying time off from school and work. Our family has so much for which to be thankful, and we are reminded of that especially at this time of year.

We spent Wednesday night having dinner at Gigi and Gipa's house. The food was delish and we were happy to be able to visit with Emily (John's daughter), Steve, and Reed.

On Thanksgiving Day, we went to Mimi and Pop's for more turkey and trimmings. Mimi started a new tradition of having the kids decorate gingerbread houses on Thanksgiving. They loved it!

Here are some pictures from our Turkey Day. We are still stuffed from all the good food!

Henry enjoying his Thanksgiving meal - especially the sweet potatoes!

Cute Reed!

The kids' table at Gigi's house!

Fun at Mimi and Pop's ...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Henry is ONE!

We celebrated Henry's 1st Birthday on November 22nd with lots of family and friends! We chose a "little monkey" theme for his party - very fitting for our little climber! Henry truly enjoyed having all his favorite people in one place, and his first tastes of cake and ice cream.

I can't believe he is a year old! It is so bittersweet. I want him to stay a baby since he is our last, but at the same time it is so much fun watching him grow and develop into an amazing little boy! Henry has been such a joy. He is the little boy that Bart and I never thought we would have or even wanted, but we were so wrong! Henry is such a blessing to us all, and has completed our family.

I had probably 200 pictures from the party, so needless to say it was hard to narrow down my choices for posting here. Sorry there are so many ...

Happy Birthday Henry Bailey Hill! We love you SOOOOO much little man!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Barbie or Elmo???

Poor Henry is going to have to grow up around a lot of the color pink because of having two big sisters. He gets a kick out of wearing Gracie and Mia's sunglasses - as you can tell in these pictures. Bart is mildly concerned because his only boy would rather wear the pink Barbie glasses instead of the red & blue Elmo glasses! Henry might be a little confused! His little personality is coming out more and more every day. He is becoming quite the little ham and we are enjoying him so much. Check out his funny faces!

Barbie . . . . .

Elmo . . . . .

Fun at the Fair

Tuesday night we took our gang to the North Georgia Fair. It is a yearly tradition that Gracie just will not let us miss! She looks forward to October because she knows the fair will be in town soon. The kids had a great time riding rides, eating popcorn and candied apples, and seeing the sea lion show - yes I said sea lion show! Growing up I think we just saw farm animals, but now they have camels, monkeys, and sea lions!

It is hard to believe that next year Henry and Annie will be big enough to ride the little kids rides. But this year they just enjoyed people watching from their strollers. Mia liked the caterpillar roller coaster the best. Luke, Gracie, and Emilee were finally tall enough to ride most of the bigger rides, so they had a blast. Ashley and I will no longer let Bart Hill pick out a ride for us to ride - we almost lost our dinner on the one he got us on this year!

Here are some pictures from our night at the fair.