Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

Today Houston got his first haircut! I know, crazy. He's 27 months old. He did a great job chill'n in the chair and followed all the stylists instructions...look down and so on. Yep, pretty proud.

Christmas was a blast this year! The boys got great gifts from Santa and family. We especially like the trampoline, nerf blasters and the $2 swords. We've been battling it out here at the house. "Daddy, chase me!" is the most used phrase. And I do, chase them, that is. Endless fun.

Macey's parents headed back home this morning. It's always great to have them here -their stays are always too short. We enjoyed looking at Christmas lights (like the Kranks), the church Christmas Eve service and the boys singing their new found Christmas songs, including songs from "A Midnight Clear" we put on at Providence Road.

We hope your holiays have been as blessed as ours and that God will be with you in the new year.

Grace and Peace,
Nathan, Macey, Adron and Houston

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Summer Time?

T he boys and I went to Toys R Us one weekend when Nathan was working on a Sat. We had fun looking at all the water toys and picking out something fun for the backyard. We found a super slip-n-slide that has a small pool that you land in. The age range is 3 tops year, but I felt like Houston could hang out in the pool side while Adron could act like a wild man.

Last weekend Adron stayed the night at a friends house, on Sat. Nathan and I set up the new pool, big excitement for Adron when he got home. We got home to late to show him, but Sunday morning to his surprise he had a pool to play in. The weather didn't work in our favor, as Adron says "God's bowling again". (it rains a lot) No swimming on Sunday, we insured him that we would try again on Monday. Monday was here, thats all Adron could talk about was hanging out in the pool. Again "God goes bowling" again and to add to the rain it was very very cold. We had on pants and long sleeves, disappointed again we took the boys to the "book store" (Barns and Noble) to keep minds off of cold weather.

Tuesday God put the bowling pins up and we enjoyed some sun shine after school while Houston slept. When Houston got up from his nap he joined us for some slip -n-slide' fun. I've said this so many times, Houston make the sweetest faces that make me LOL. He made lots of faces trying to be like his big brother and make it up the slide.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Super Hero

Mom made the boys hero capes for Easter, Houston loves his and loves to run after Adron.

More at Grandma Longbons

Adron and Houston on the steps at the Longbons, I remember when I was a little girl sitting on these step getting our picture taken. At Easter we would sit on her steps with our pretty dress that she had made. I never got a picutre with the boys looking at me.
Running down the road, another thing we did on the Holidays after we had ate the huge meal.
Grandma and Houston

Oh, but wait

If you look close you will see Adron picking at his jeans. heee but I love that Grandma Longbons house is in the background

Easter Sunday, Houston and his faces, this makes the perfect picture

The cows in granda field

I found the pictures in the 2007 file, not sure what happen, but so excited that I have these pictures to share.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Memeries will have to do

The next group of picture I'll have to tell you about them because some how, some way they are lost on the computer, deleted, we can't find them. We think that when Nathan pluged his phone in to save his picutres, his pictures got saved on top of mine. Nathan is always telling me to live in the moment, put the camera away, I always have my camera out trying to get the "money shoot". Nathan loved that I had my camera out this time we took pictures of the boys, and me when was the last time we all seen that? We had went on a adventure to Grandma Longbons's house to walk out in the field, play with the cows, play on the tracker, and enjoy the open sky and freedom that they boys may not see all the time in the city. We had took picture of the boys with grandma's house in the background, this meant a lot to me, grandma's house was the place I spent most of my summers. Riding my bike with my cousin Seily over to her house and playing up stairs for hours. A great picture of the cows grouped up in the field with he colors so bright.

Easter pictures from our house that I had took on Easter morning. Nathan had gone to church extra early that morning; he had 3 services to do and a musical during class time. Like most Sunday mornings it is my job to get everyone to smell nice, dress, feed, and out the door. On Easter you got to take a picture outside that what you do on Easter Sunday. This Sunday I had some extra time, I had all the clothes ironed, diaper bag packed, and bags packed the night before. (Leaving after church to go to IL) I get the kids out to take their picture with the pretty flower in the yard everyone saying "Cheese" pushes the button to snap the shoot, and the camera dies. Take the kids back in, get new batteries, bring them back out to do this all over again... didn't get that same pictures, happy and cheesing, but did get a really funny picture. Houston was making a cute face that made me laugh and Adron has it down pat how to act when I get the camera out. All that work, and lost it to!!!

The family and I are hoping one day they will just magically appear, lesson learned, don't delete them off your camera until you store them someplace else too.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April 11th

This was our first Easter egg hunt with the prcoc. We went to squirrel Lake Park to hunt eggs and play. I was with Houston and Nathan was with Adron, more pictures of Houston then of Adron.

Houston had fun finding the eggs this time, opening them up and dropping the candy onto the ground. Didn't understand that he needed to put the eggs in the basket and he could keep going. By the end he was doing much better and wanted to pick other peoples eggs too.

Adron was done in 2 seconds because the limit was 20; I think Nathan and Adron had a hard time counting.

Houston makes the sweetest faces when he wants to; I had fun trying to catch him in the act.

April 9th Easter

We have had lots of Easter events between school, church and a road trip.

Adron had an Easter egg hunt on the "big" playground, Nathan came to join us because I needed to be with my class on the "small" playground and Houston is in my class so it worked out this way I could be with him. More picture of Houston that day because I had the camera but Nathan had his fancy phone. I had my kids practice in the classroom picking up eggs and putting them into your bag. They didn't really get it, or my expiations were a little too high. They didn't care about the eggs, they didn't have any candy in them any, all they cared about is they got to out to the playground again and ride bikes. Everyone got a little treat bag to take home that way it would be far to everyone. Love this idea, not so much candies this way and they put fun things in there like books and bubbles.

Adron had his candy ate by the time he got to me, I'm sure he had a little help from his daddy.

April 4th

April 4th catch up

At the start of April we had a few nice days of sunshine. We breeze was somewhat cold, but it was nice just to see the sun so we could go outside. Last year in Charlotte it didn't rain so much and we had a drought forever. This year we have been making up for it and it rains about every 4 days or so. On this Saturday we got out of the house early to begin our adventures of the day.

Adron want to be a super hero these days and will get into costume anytime you will let him. Thanks to some friends he know has, Spiderman, superman, robin, caps (my mom made) and light savers... ect... He will wear these fancy outfits to the store, park, to ride his bike and mow the lawn. We are thankful that he is using his imagination and not wanting to watch a "show" all the time. He is also into guns, wipes, racecar drivers, we went to some yard sales together and have found some great toys and superheroes for a few dollars, and he’s a good shopper.

Houston is into drinking out of juice boxes, he makes the cutest faces when he drinks out of a straw. Anytime you open to door he wants to be outside with you. He talks really really fast these days to keep up with Adron and his superhero talk, which we can't really make out what he is saying. His favorite words are yep, no, cookie (he's really talking about a cracker) He loves chocolate, and yes to those of you who know me well your thinking I don't give it to him. He eats so well that he makes the cutest faces when you give him M&M's. He loves to eat bean, apple (and says it really clear) grape (when we are in Sams he goes nuts when he see's them) green beans (he calls them beans) still working on meat he will eat a McDee's cheeseburger any day, yuck! You can catch him hanging out behind Adron doing whatever Adron is doing. Houston is 19 months going on 4 he thinks.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Houston today on "green day"

It's fun being Houston's teacher, I get to give him the healthy snacks or take away the unhealthy ones when I think he has had enough. It's my camera, so when I see something super cute I get to catch it.. The downside is, when he gets sleepy around 12:30ish he's ready for me to stop being teacher and be his mom and not play with the other kiddos. That's when we get out the bubbles and sing songs. By the time we get out to the car, 1:15ish, he's about asleep and will sleep for a few hours after that.

When it's not snowing

Between the snow days it's really nice outside and we wash cars, it's was in the high 70's for a few days before it turned cold rainy, snowy. we are so over the winter weather around here


Nathan on his 30th
Macey on her 30th

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Having some trouble

with video that is. We have trying and trying to upload video onto our blog but we just can't get it to work. So we have put some video on You Tube so you can see what we have been up to. The boys had some fun playing in the snow for the first time, it snowed today and we had no school... brrrrr it's really cold here. If you go to and search ntillotson you can see our snow. Plus check out Adron when he was little, we have about 7 video's on there.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Good times..

Houston at school at lunch, he wants everyone elses food but his own.

This is my toe for running, the toe nail is coming off and the skin around it is slowly flaking away. My marathon is 2 weeks away and the Dr. is going to wait to do something about this. Looks like I wont be getting a pedi for a while..

Monday, February 02, 2009

Football time

This is Adden in the picture too. He comes home with on Sunday to eat and play until it's time to go back to church.