Tuesday, November 25, 2008


my favorite brady-ism from today...

we were hanging out at the computer together, watching youtube videos of dinosaurs. i clicked on one. he hesitantly spoke these words. "don't do that one. that one makes me pee."

my favorite jackson-ism from these past couple weeks that he's said repeatedly..used most often when he's lit up about wanting me to give him something, be it a new pokemon card, a cup of chocolate milk, or otherwise...

"do you think i can just get it from my head!?"

then he smiles. and hangs his jaw open like he's pleased with himself for making a funny.

it's autumn time!

Not much is cooler than "AUTUMN TIME!" in my book. Yes I capitalized it on purpose. It was a friendly scream. An enthusiastic scream. An e-scream!

But, there is one thing cooler than "AUTUMN TIME!"

It's Harkers Island during "AUTUMN TIME!" Since I first went away to ECU in the fall of '98 I realized how much I miss "home" during this particular season. As luck would have it, autumn was being ushered in while Jackson had a little track out from Kindergarten. So, the three amigos and I hit the road, and headed down there a while back (I know this should have been posted closer to the end of October, but I say "better late than never" with no hesitations).

I have to share some of my favorite snapshots from the little adventure.

These first couple are of the birds. (Zoom in and look in the right half...) In Ma and Pa's backyard. We watched and watched while they chirped and sang and pecked and chirped. :)

Carter realized this past trip down that he loves bats!

And birds too!

Aly let me tag along and observe one of her little shoots! This link takes you to pics from that particular shoot, even! :) Thanks so much Aly!

Carter playing football

Just like the rest of 'dem BOYS!

Carter in his jammies. I'll go ahead and use "God bless" on him one more time tonight. Seems fitting...

Whoever said that mosquitoes don't attack at the end of October hadn't been to Harkers Island! Zoom in for closeups of the neck and forehead!

Birds of a feather...

And enjoying a feast at the Homestead. What could be better? :)

Oh, and lastly, before I forget,

Just for grins and giggles - do go back up to the football pictures, and pay attention to how often Jake (Red shirt) and Zac (Red shorts) seem to go at it! LOL! They'd pass for brothers, if the tendency to tackle the snot out of the other has anything to do with it!

pictures and pictures and pictures

Happy Halloween, y'all.

Oh, what's that? It's the end of November? No. It. Is. Not. You're Crazy.

Oh, what's tha? I'm crazy? Seriously? You're going to try to tell me I'm the crazy one when you're the one insisting that Thanksgiving is in two days. LOL!

*rolls eyes*


Here are our family's favorite Halloween pictures!

Brady with the white pumpkin he chose at the 45 second mark.

No changin' his mind. (Kinda like his mommy, ya think?!)

10 minutes later... Then there's this boy. Mr. Perfectionist *slash* "I must study out each and every one, and find the one with the best value, the fewest blemishes, and that sings to me." That's My Jackson!

The pose they gave me when I said to sit in a "catcher's squat behind the pumpkins!"

Then something got there attention... Over there...

Gangsta Brady.


Jackson is not quite as Gangsta as Brady. More Garilla.

God bless the child... that's got his own... pumpkin.

Carter fiddlin' with the gourds

Brady down with a final Gangsta flash. "L" cause Leah is muy Loco.

Daddy enjoyin' a day off with the best of the best...

The next few pictures are from Rodney's AWESOME work party on Halloween Day! They open their doors to the kiddies and their baggies to trick or treat to their hearts' content. My boys had big bags AND big hearts.

Contentment - check. (***ThAnK yOu GeNwOrTh***)

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