Every good and perfect gift comes from above. James 1:17


Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Weekend at the Farm

This past weekend, we stayed at my family's hunting camp. My aunt and cousins came. There was lots of hunting, eating and playing! My cousin, Drew, killed a doe. Sherrod is obsessed with anything deer...the word, one on a hunting show on TV, one hanging on the wall...ANYTHING! Please excuse the nastiness of these pictures.


Drake and Landry got a trampoline from ToTo and Poppa for Christmas. They put it together at the farm so the kids would have something different to do and it was perfect considering the unusually warm weather!



We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!!

Sherrod must have been good, cause Santa came!!!

We spent the night in Oxford at RiRi and Bugs on Christmas Eve. Luckily, Santa found Sherrod anyways! The only thing missing was his table and chair set. Santa was still painting them, so he'll be making another visit in the next couple of days! He did leave him a chair from Pottery barn, a tricycle, a workbench like his daddy's and TONS more!









Christmas with the Cauthen's

We spent Christmas Eve with Russell's family in Oxford. We did run over to New Albany just long enough for my aunts, uncles and cousins to see Sherrod. He acted shy the whole time but loved his presents! After we got back to Ri Ri and Bug's house, we opened presents with them. I think Bug had the most fun playing with Sherrod's tractors that they gave him.




Christmas with the Lester's

Tuesday night before Christmas, we exchanged gifts with my family. My parents, my brother and his crew, and the 3 of us all went out to eat then went back to the house to open gifts. Sherrod wasn't all about opening the gifts. He had way more fun taking all of Drake's presents when he opened them! He was really excited about Mickey Mouse that Drake and Landry gave him and the "big truck" (as he calls it) that Toto and Poppa gave him.



After we opened gifts, Sherrod's Uncle Reid was in charge of making ginger-bread houses with the kids. Sherrod LOVED it!

Toddler Room Christmas Party

Sherrod had so much fun at the Delta State Christmas party. Each child brought one gift and they drew names to see who got which gift. Sherrod got a puzzle, which he loves! They had cheetos, cookies and chocolate milk. See how cute each one of these babies are! We're sad though because a few of Sherrod's friends will be moving up to the 2 year old room after the New Year, so this was their last day together until next summer when Sherrod moves up.



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Family Christmas Night

Tonight we went to Delta State for Family Christmas Night. The child development center teachers had different stations set up for the kids to make ornaments and other little activities. Sherrod had fun making an ornament with bells on it and a Christmas tree ornament made out of popsicle sticks. We hung them on the tree as soon as we got home. He also made a stocking.
Everything was going well until it was time to sit on Santa's lap. I don't think he was scared of him, but he did NOT want to sit in his lap. He wanted his momma. I managed to get one picture even though he was fussing.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, we didn't do much. I had to work Wednesday and Friday, so we just drove down to Jackson for Thanksgiving day. We went to the farm and ate lunch with my family. Sherrod, Drake and Landry went to pick out a Christmas tree for Poppa to cut down and put up. Sherrod's Aunt LaLa had Drake and Landry make ornaments for it. Remember way back when...your teachers would cut strips of construction paper and you would make loops out of each piece and eventually have a string? Well, that's what she had them do. We didn't stay long enough for Sherrod to make one...as if he knows how!

After we left the farm, we went to Russell's aunt and uncle's house in Madison. Sherrod's cousin, baby Russell, was in town from Kentucky. They only get to see each other about once a year. They played in the leaves forever and were so cute! Russell was mainly interested in the rake, and Sherrod wanted to spread the leaves out.





Sherrod playing Peek-a-Boo in the leaves...

Baby Russell

Sweet cousins!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trick-or-Treat!

Halloween wasn't too successful for the Cauthen family this year. First of all, Sherrod got "jipped" as his dad calls it. All of our neighbors have kids so they were all gone to see grandparents. Luckily, a few were home and they dumped lots of candy in Sherrod's bag. Second, Sherrod wouldn't keep his coonskin hat on. Nobody knew if he was supposed to be an Indian or Daniel Boone. (Did you know Daniel Boone wore New Balance tennis shoes?) Third, he wanted to ride in the stroller. I couldn't get him to go up to anyone's door. And last, I got a new camera and can't work it too well, therefore all of the pictures are blurry except for this one!

Better luck next year!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Delta State Fall Festival

Tonight we went to Sherrod's second Fall Festival at Delta State. The sororities set up little games for the kids to play but of course Sherrod wasn't interested. All of the girls had on their Halloween costumes and everything was so cute. Sherrod just wandered around for a few minutes then got sleepy so he and his daddy went on home so I could stay and help clean up. This year Sherrod is Daniel Boone for Halloween. We got lucky and got a couple of pictures with his coonskin hat on before he yanked it off. Hopefully I will be able to get better pictures Friday when we go Trick-or-Treating!






This is Shanta, one of Sherrod's teachers. He followed her around too. She's so sweet and he adores her!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sandbox, Chocolate-Covered Pretzels & A Hayride with Friends

This past weekend we all went down to the farm with a weekend full of family, friends and fun. Sherrod, Drake and Landry played in the sandbox all day on Saturday and also on Sunday when all of our guests arrived for a hayride put on by my parents. Some of the kids wore their Halloween costumes.




It took 2 baths to get all the sand off of him...not to mention he was using the shovel as a spoon and eating the sand! I never could get a picture of him doing it, but he was actually chewing on it. Yuck!

Sherrod's aunt Lauren ("La La") was making chocolate and white-chocolate covered pretzels for Landry's class on Monday. Drake and Landry were helping, so of course Sherrod had to put his 2 cents in.



Did I mention we had to have a bath after this too??? You would think we would actually do something that didn't involve dirt or a mess!

My parents invited a bunch of people out to the farm for the hayride on Sunday afternoon. My dad ("Poppa") drove the tractor pulling two trailors full of hay. After about a 30 minute ride it was time to eat! The kids played and ate hotdogs, chips and lots of sweets!







As you can tell by the pictures, Sherrod was only interested in riding on the tractor with Poppa. He was exhausted after all of the festivities. He slept the whole way home!