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

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Whew! What a weekend! Halloween weekend was quite eventful. After a long night on Friday night listening to the dueling pianos at Hey Joe's and celebrating my birthday (the big 2-7)we had to take Sherrod to get lots and lots of sugar! Originally we were planning on taking Carlisle but since the weather has been so crazy, we decided it would be best for her to stay in and watch the Bulldogs WIN with her daddy. She was supposed to be a ballerina, but with all the spitting up she does, I didn't bother putting on her costume. So this year, Candice and I took Sherrod and Hudson. Sherrod was Rocky Balboa and Hudson was the cutest little Indian I've ever seen! When we got Sherrod's costume, Russell wanted to spray his hair black, but I just couldn't stand the thought of doing anything to that pretty white hair of his. And I told him it just wouldn't look right with black hair and very fair skin-so daddy dearest's idea: "Just get Candice to give him a spray tan..." HA! So needless to say, Sherrod was Rocky Balboa, the "Irish" stallion-even though his robe said Italian. The boys had such a good time! Happy Halloween!

Sleepy Time

Bath Time

Bath time has really turned into swim time at our house. After Trick or Treating, Sherrod and Hudson were some dirty boys, so they played in the tub for quite awhile! Not to be a sicko, but we thought their little booties were cute :)

Baby Einstein

Baby Carlisle loves her some Baby Einstein (and so do I)! Even Sherrod loves it. He says "I wanna watch the baby movie." Glad they aren't fighting over which movie to watch yet! However, they are fighting over the boppy pillow!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


So since we added baby Carlisle to our family, life has been super busy! She is growing like a weed-almost 9 weeks already! She'll be getting her 8 week shots on Tuesday (boo!) and we have LOTS of questions for the pediatrician. Just as we did with Sherrod, she is having to try every kind of formula out there because nothing seems to work-not even the expensive "liquid gold" as my doctor calls it. Poor baby girl! But she is beginning to smile a good bit :)
Sherrod has been a great big brother. I thought when we came home from the hospital that it was going to be rough considering he loved to hit her but daddy dearest put a stop to that quickly! Now he always wants to know where she is and why she isn't going somewhere that he is. He loves holding her hands and playing with her feet. Sweet boy! I can't wait til they can actually play together and communicate with each other!
Two healthy babies-God sure has been good to our family!

Best Buddies

This little boy has been in lots of my previous posts. Sherrod and Hudson absolutely love playing together. Last week their school went to the PDS pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin. I didn't get to attend since I just started back to work from maternity leave, so thanks Candice for the pictures! We also took the boys to the air show in Merigold where they could see old fighter planes and ride on a hayride. They had lots of fun and we finished at Locals where they got to pick out and paint a pumpkin. It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend with perfect weather!

Jackson Street Fall Festival and State Fair

We went down to visit my parents a couple of weeks ago so that Sherrod could go to the Fall Fest in Ridgeland and to the Mississippi State Fair. He had a blast! He was able to ride a train, paint pumpkins, ride a pony and more at the Fall Fest. It was a bit chilly, but fun for the family. We also went to the fair and I think the highlight was either the race car ride or the petting zoo. He insisted we do those twice and of course we did. I was disappointed I didn't get to eat much of the greasy fair food, but it's a little bit different with a little one wanting to go in a million different directions all at once! Can't wait for next year!

Sherrod and Carlisle's First Bath Together

Sherrod LOVED this!!! He thought it was the funniest thing ever! Wasn't too easy for me so for now they take separate ones...

Carlisle's First Day at Delta State

Dove Hunt 2009

I am so far behind - we're going all the way back to Labor Day weekend with our annual dove hunt we have at the Lester Farm. It was a weekend full of fun, friends, family...and of course lots and lots of food! Oh and a little bit of hunting! Wow how things have changed...This used to be a weekend ALL about hunting, but then we all got married and started families! Although some of the men would probably prefer more hunting, I doubt any of them would change a thing :) The kids played their little hearts out from jumping in the space jump to swimming in the lake. I'm sad to say that we were missing 2 of the usual little munchkins (the Carter boys)but hope to see them next year so we can add to the craziness!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Family of 4

Well, baby Carlisle is here! She was born on August 25 at 5:28 P.M. weighing in at 6 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19 inches. She looks JUST like Sherrod did, and even more so when I put her in his old pajamas to sleep in :) She is such a sweet baby and a wonderful sleeper! She is 3 weeks today and only getting up once a night, well most nights. We went last week for her 2 week check-up and she had gained 2 ounces and the doctor said everything looked good.
Sherrod had a great time visiting us in the hospital. He got gifts from his baby sister, including a baseball bat and ball that he played with in our hospital room-picture posted below! Once we got home, we got off to a rocky start with him. He felt the need to hit her a few times but after some parenting, that has been stopped! Now, he loves her-always asking where baby sister is and always wanting to love on her. Thank God for sweet little boys!!! We have been blessed with 2 little angels! Thanks everyone for all the calls, texts, emails, facebook messages, etc...What great friends and family we have! God is good!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Baby #2 Update

People who talk to me on a regular basis already know what's going on with baby 2-oh by the way her name is going to be Carlisle Douglas, "Carlisle" - I had a little deja vu with this pregnancy. Just like Sherrod, when I went in for my 35-36 week check-up, my blood pressure was high. Unlike the first time where the doc didn't give me medication and left me hanging, my new doctor in Clarksdale put me on something that has my blood pressure looking great! I went in yesterday for my check up and everything was good. I will be 37 weeks tomorrow. She wants me back Friday and if I've dilated any more (I've been sitting on 1 cm for about 2 weeks) then she is going to send me on over to the hospital to have this baby! If not, then we will make an appointment for next Tuesday to induce! Did I mention that Sherrod is in for a RUDE awakening?!?! Last night he told me "baby Carlisle come out soon" followed by "I don't like baby Carlisle" hmmm....advice???


Another couple of projects we've had to tackle lately were the kids' bedrooms. We moved Sherrod to our guest room and had our neighbor Totten paint for us. I figured since Sherrod was 2 now and had been in a toddler bed where he could get in and out on his own, he was ready for a "big boy" bed. (The toddler bed was one of those that converted from a crib and we did NOT want to have to buy another crib)So for his birthday, his Ri Ri (Russell's mom) helped us out on big boy bedding. We had my dad make him a headboard out of pine cut from our hunting camp. It turned out really cute overall, but the picture does not do it any justice. It was taken with my phone and just to show how the headboard and bedding turned out. And yes, that is a queen size bed for a little bitty boy :)
For the baby room, I got away from pink because those of you who know me-I'm not a pink person! The main colors are red and a light blue. Once again our neighbor painted Sherrod's old room (yeah the one that I worked my butt off on painting stripes on the walls, etc-I only shed a couple of tears but I'm hoping that was just pregnant hormones). So the baby GIRL room is light blue and almost complete. Still just have to hang a couple of things on the walls and we will be ready for this little girl! I did take one picture of the bedding with her name hung on the wall over it.


Wow! Does Sherrod loves his cousins, Drake and Landry!! Just wanted to post some pictures of the 3 of them! Oh and one of him fishing with his Uncle Reid...just thought this one was too cute to not post!