Sunday, May 31, 2009

Recent Updates

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Playing Cornhole

Memorial Day Weekend

Water Time!

Happy Birthday Uncle Adam

Happy Birthday Uncle Adam!

On Saturday we celebrated a lot of family birthday’s for the month of May! I think almost everyone’s birthday was this past month! We cooked out and had a great time. Today is Jacob’s brother Adam’s 25th Birthday! We hope it was a great birthday!

Below is Adam, Crawford and Adam’s dog Harley! He is getting so big. Crawford, Adam & Harley

 Crawford and Harley  Harley


This was Crawford and Harley back in December



Saturday, May 30, 2009

Water Time!

We had a little water fun on Saturday! Crawford loved the water ball…well until the really cold water went straight into his face! I think he will get over it soon! I bet this will be our favorite toy this summer!

Waterball3 Waterball1 Waterball2

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Crawford Playing with Boys

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Pop Pop!!


Happy Birthday Pop Pop! We hope it is a great one!

We love you very much!!

Crawford and Pop Pop

Lots of post to come sometime this week!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Every year Jacob goes to the Race for Memorial Day weekend. Crawford and I headed up to Hickory to visit with Mimi and Great Mimi! We had a great visit!

On Saturday we went to Ashville to visit my Grandmother and Aunt. We had a great visit! He even managed to get his back scratched and he loved it!

 Crawford at Great Mimi's  Crawford Getting Back Scratched

Crawford Kissing Great Mimi

Crawford giving his great Mimi kisses.

Crawford with Flower2

Smelling the Rose

Crawford and Mimi    Being a typical boy and tearing it apart. So much fun. Crawford with Train2 BW  Playing with my train from when I was little! Crawford with Train BW 

We had such a great weekend with Mimi! I even got to sleep in a little which was nice! Thanks mimi for having us!!! We love you!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

20 Months and Counting!

 Oh what fun has 20 months brought us! It’s brought a few more tantrums but for the most part it was brought many many laughs, hugs and kisses!

Crawford learns something new everyday. He is like a sponge soaking it all up and surprises us with all that he knows! We are so proud of him!

He is ALL BOY!  Below is a picture to prove it!

 Crawford in Puddle2  Crawford in Puddle3

Crawford loves playing out side on his 4-wheeler. He is as happy as can be as long as he is out side. He loves playing with his golf clubs, basketball, bubbles and Molly or (Maww as he calls her)!

He LOVES Books! He is constantly bringing us a book to read and already doesn’t like for us to skip a page!

The word No is his most frequent used word these days! Its not that exciting to us but it sure is to him and when we ask him something once and he says no, if we ask him again we get a stern NO! NO! with finger pointing! It was cute the first 100 times but not that much anymore!! For some reason he screams No but whispers Yes! I am not sure why!

He loves to cuddle!

Below Crawford is looking through the fence at Molly! He loves to come pet her through the fence and I think Molly likes for there to be a fence between them! Molly is not as crazy over Crawford as he is over her! Crawford chases her around the house trying to grab her tail! Crawford 20 months

Crawford brings a smile to everyone’s face! He has the best personality and is so much fun! The past 20 months has been the best ever and we look forward to the next!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Playing a little Cornhole

Chris & Riley, Conrad & Mallory, and Jeff all came over to grill out and play cornhole!

We are so lucky to have such great friends that LOVE Crawford to pieces! Crawford basically showed the boys his way of playing cornhole and of course they agreed with it! Below are a few pictures of Conrad and Crawford.


Riley and Mallory watching the boys! Mallory and Riley

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

rocks in pond

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Stuffed Deer Head & Birthday Wishes

Casey and Ryan returned home from their Honeymoon with goodies for us all!! I had to share Crawford’s first Deer head with you! Uncle Ryan HAD to get this for him. I can hear the conversation now. Casey was probably trying to talk him out of it for my sake which probably made him want to buy it more! But to everyone’s surprise, I think it’s cute! Jacob gives me a really hard time because I think his Deer Head just looks too perfect in his parents house for him to bring it over to our house! :-) So for now Crawford’s baby STUFFED deer head works for me! Casey and Ryan also brought Crawford a cute t-shirt and train which he LOVES! Thanks Aunt Casey and Uncle Ryan for thinking of us on your Honeymoon!


Sunday was Casey’s Birthday! Casey we hope you had a very Happy Birthday and are so glad you are officially part of the family! However we have thought of you as family for a long time! Happy Birthday!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother’s Day

We had such a Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! Our moms are so very special to us and we were so glad that we could spend time with both of them this weekend! It is hard to understand how much our parents do for us until we become parents ourselves. We always knew growing up that our parents would do anything in the world for us but until we had Crawford I don’t think we realized exactly how much they did behind the scenes that we never knew! Thanks for all that you did and still do for us! We love you both very much!!!

To my mom thanks for not only being my mom but also my rock! Thanks for teaching me the important life lessons and for always being there for us!

To Jacob’s mom thanks for raising such a great man that I fell in love with and who is such a great husband and father! Thanks for all that you do for us!

Emily with Mom on Mother's Day Jacob with Mom on Mother's Day

I was a very lucky mom and got a beautiful bracelet from Jacob and Crawford for Mother’s Day! I LOVE IT! There is nothing better than being a mom! I love every bit of it! I feel so blessed and honored to be Crawford’s Mommy! It’s the best feeling in world!

To Crawford: Thanks for giving me the title Mommy! I love you more than words can say!

Crawford and Mommy on Mother's Day

Jacob and Crawford riding on the golf cart! Don’t pay attention to Crawford’s belt but do pay attention to his cute shorts! Very J-Crewish but came straight from Target’s sale rack! :-)

Crawford with Daddy on Mother's Day

To Jacob – Thanks for all that you do for Crawford and I and always being supportive of me. Oh Yeah, and thanks for putting up with the way I dress Crawford even when sometimes (most) you don’t agree! :-) We love you very much!

Friday, May 8, 2009

In Memory of….

Jacob’s Great Aunt and Crawford’s Great Great Aunt  Becky died today! We all loved her very much and will miss her! We are glad that she is no longer suffering! She was such a sweet lady with a great sense of humor and will be missed dearly by all! Becky kept Jacob when he was a baby up until he went to school. They were very close! I instantly fell in love with her when I first met her! She always made me laugh with her dry sense of humor! She loved for us to bring Crawford to visit her, and he loved visiting her! He knew exactly where she kept her toys and I think they were the same toys Jacob played with! 

We Love you Aunt Becky!!


I have always liked this saying below and I find it appropriate today!

I wish you enough by Bob Perks
"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."
For the full story

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vote for Crawford!

I entered Crawford’s picture in the WTQR Baby Contest. Go Vote for Crawford. He is number 48.

Click on the link below. You can see all of the contestants by clicking on gallery 1 at the top of the page. But make sure you vote for Crawford. :-)

Click on link below to vote


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

School Picture

I really do not like school pictures because I just think they look cheesy, however I can’t go without buying at least one of my cutie! 


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Crawford with Flowers

More Wedding Pictures

Below are some more pictures from our Big Wedding Weekend! Someone special was looking out for Casey and Ryan. The forecast called for rain all weekend but during all of the festivities we had no rain! Everything was beautiful and perfect including Crawford! I was so nervous at how he would be during the wedding. I had the bright idea that I could give him a little car to play with during the ceremony. Small enough that it would not look tacky but that it would keep him entertained! Well during the rehearsal I quickly learned that the car would probably end up on someone's head because all he wanted to do was throw it! So we thought and thought of all the possible things we could give him. Angie came up with the great idea of a dum dum and it worked. We picked out a white one so it of course went with his outfit! Crawford walked in with Jacob and I holding our hands. As soon as he started to take off, I handed him the sucker which kept him entertained for a good while. He dropped it and put it back in his mouth and was even nice enough to rub it all over the flower girl dresses before dropping it again in the grass and putting it back in his mouth! I was so proud of him, after a while he did wonder off and was rescued by Angie (Jacob's Cousin) and my mom. He looked so cute! and so did the Bride and Groom. They looked so Happy and we are so Happy for them!! Below are some pictures that I captured. It was hard to capture too many b/c I was constantly chasing Crawford!

Family Picture

It's normal for Crawford to never be looking at the camera!

Uncle Adam and Crawford

Mommy and Crawford

Uncle Ryan and Crawford Before the Wedding

Crawford Killing time before the Wedding!

The happy Bride and Groom

Mommy, Crawford and Mimi
Mimi helped us out so much this weekend with Crawford. Thanks for coming! We had such a great time and were glad you could be with us!

Allison and Mark (I think they will be next)

Adam & Anna Gray

Crawford and Addie with the Band!

Rebecca and Crawford

Uncle Adam

Granny Starnes and Crawford Eating!

These were some of the pretty arrangements at the wedding!

Anna Gray, Me, Jenny

The End of the Night! Crawford was worn out but still managed to smile.

I am so upset that I have no pictures of Pop Pop and Grammy but they were so busy entertaining that I hardly saw them! I will have to get some from somebody!

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