Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Card Outtake

Thankfully we did get a better photo for the card!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

First few weeks...

I am not sure where to begin, I am so behind! I knew things would be different with the 2nd, but I thought I would at least have time to post photos. Man was I wrong! So, here are a few of my favorites from the first few weeks. Hopefully I can do better going forward. Things are going great at home, we are so blessed. God is good~

Grumpy Bear
2 Week stats: 9.8 lbs (50%), 22 2/3 inches (90%)

Walked in the room one day to find Lola brushing Brantley's hair with a plastic fork.

JC's lil Braves fan

My Mom came & stayed for 2 weeks, she was amazing. Thanks Nana for all the help!

Lola pretending to have a baby in her belly
Snuggling with Daddy

Sweet boy

Lola's favorite thing is to burp him.

One of my good friends, Tracy, had her baby girl the day after Brantley was born. Brantley is about twice the size of Ashlyn, she is adorable. Too cute, his first lil girlfriend!

O Christmas Tree

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the tree. Growing up we always had a real tree, & I can't ever imagine doing anything different. We ventured out to Home Depot as a family of 4 a few weekends ago & bought the first tree we touched.

It really is a perfect tree, might be the best one we have picked yet!

Lola was a lil more into decorating this year. She actually hung a few ornaments at first, then she would pick up an ornament & delegate the hanging to Andrew. She loved the silver beads we hung on the tree (she called them the trees necklace).

Brantley slept through the whole thing, which was probably best.

This year I also bought Lola a purple tree for her room. She loves it. Anytime someone comes over she immediately drags them back to her room to show them her tree.

Breakfast with Santa

This past Saturday we had Breakfast with Santa at church. We left Brantley at home with Grams while Andrew & I took Lola. She was a little shy a first, but I was really proud that she never shed a tear. They took 2 photos, one of which is decent (even though Santa is not looking at the camera)! Next year she will have to show her bro how it is done! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


Brantley has arrived. He was born on Monday, November 15th at 11:32 am. He weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs 11 oz & 20 inches long. We were shocked at how big he was. No wonder Mommy has been miserable for the last month!

Andrew had a little bit of a rough time during the delivery. They had to call an extra ‘backup’ nurse in the room to take care of Dad. Another nurse grabbed our camera and started taking photos after the delivery. Above is Andrew laid out on the sofa with smelling salt. (I am so glad the nurse snapped this photo)!

Lola paid Brantley about 10 seconds attention & that was it. She was more interested in how my hospital bed worked & the neat telephone in the room.

Family of 4!

Grams & Gramps

Pop & Nana

We were in the Titans suite at the hospital & a few players came by for a visit one morning.

Dave Ball & William Hayes

Getting ready to go home

Sweet baby boy!

Lola helping Daddy give Brantley a bath

The past few days Lola has been way more interested in Brantley. She doesn’t want to hold him, but she is ready for him to play. This morning they had a picnic, she loves playing doctor with him, & reading him books.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I thought I would do one last Lola update before Brantley’s arrival. We took her to see Mickey's Rockin' Roadshow last weekend at Municipal. We had a great time and she loved the show. We were suckered into a $20 souvenir (Mickey flashlight) & a $10 snow cone, but it was well worth it.

Lola loved the show and sat still in Andrew's lap and watched the whole thing. She has talked about seeing Mickey all week. The night we got home from the show, I was getting her ready for bed & she just suddenly stopped, gave me a hug & a kiss, & said 'Mommy, thank you for Mickey'. She did that all by herself. About 5 minutes later, she went into the kitchen & did the same thing to Andrew. It was possibly the sweetest thing ever!

Andrew & Lola having a little guitar lesson

Monday, November 1, 2010


We had a great Halloween, the weather was amazing the entire weekend.

On Friday, we met Andrew at the Dragon park for lunch and Lola had a great time.

On Saturday we spent a little time outdoors and carved our pumpkin.

Lola loved helping Andrew & was thrilled with the final product.

Helping Daddy pick up sticks in the yard.

On Sunday, we had planned to go to Trunk or Treat at our church. Well, Lola had a different plan! All afternoon she told us she was not going to church, not going trick or treating, & defiantly not wearing her kangaroo costume. In the end, she did all three and loved it! She had a great time and looked adorable in her costume. She was so excited last night, it took us forever to get her to bed.

Grams & Gramps

I also included a photo of Lola with a Halloween lantern my cousin Kim gave her. It is so cute and she just loved it. The funny thing is, she calls it 'baby Moses'. It started the day Kim gave it to her and she has continued. Every time she plays with it she talks about baby Moses in his basket, it's hilarious!