Thursday, July 21, 2011

No autographs

So we were local celebrities a little while ago. My sister in law's friend writes the "My new home" article for the Memphis paper each week. She has been wanting us to be on it since we moved in. I was not too game for it but decided oh well!

I think the article turned out pretty good. Check out the link above for yourself.

Here are the remaining pictures they took of the house. We are now in either the move to the suburbs and a bigger house or get a contractor NOW and add on decision far the hubs and I don't agree...

Our front den

Excuse the million bags at the front door and the baby swing!

Dining room

Back den

Thomas' Room

Front Bath

Teeny Tiny Kitchen

If anyone in Memphis has just bought a home and interested in being the subjects for this article, just let me know. She is always looking for more people!

Fourth of July

Fourth of July this year was busy! The Saturday before we had a cookout at my cousin Debbie's house. I made a treat I found online called rocket dogs. They were a hit with the kids!

Ok, so I thought they were pretty good too. Just hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls put on skewers. Cook for the time the crescent roll package says, place cheese on top and tie a ribbon. Presto!

We were all decked out in our red, white and blue.

Thomas got to spend some time with his "B" (my only living grandparent).

Not long after lunch though, his red, white and blue had been discarded...only his bib remained...which I sewed! I have been starting to learn...just don't look too close! He's not really a fan of the sunglasses which is why they are so crooked.

Thomas also had his first drink of sweet tea...He was OBSESSED. What do you do? Aunts and Cousins SPOIL him.

Later that day we had a birthday party for our nephew Elliott. He turned four! This is Elliott with his mom and Thomas. We think he may have been a little jealous of his mommy's attention.

Laura always makes their cakes. I wish I was that good! Look at that smile he has!

Thomas also got to spend some time with Aunt Marta.

He LOVED playing with Elliott even though it was an hour past his regular bedtime. He is such a good boy!

The next night we had a neighborhood cookout that I attempted a red, white and blue cake for...

Well, at least it tasted good :). It started raining right when the cookout started but it cleared off and we were able to enjoy a little time. It was sooo humid though. The neighborhood association rents a big water slide. We can't wait till Thomas can play next year...or maybe I can!

If you doubted me at all about the humidity, check out my hair...ugh!

Finally, Monday morning, the ACTUAL fourth of July our neighborhood has the longest running parade in Memphis history. We decorated Thomas' stroller and walked in it. It was hot but fun.

Please excuse the hot mess on the left below.

At the end, a firetruck sprays the water for everyone to play.

It was a great busy weekend.