Tuesday, October 5, 2010


1. My baby is growing way too fast. These pictures are from several weeks ago. She's only gotten bigger. She now wears that dress as a shirt. (Thanks to my wonderful sis-in-laws who keep her so well dressed!)

2. I wish she could stay little for longer. She's learning and growing. I love to see her excitement and determination, but my arms ache at the thought of being empty. I know that's down the road a bit. Right? But life really does move so quickly.

3. Brittain, in her own words, is "so glad to have me". She has more personality crammed into her petite little body than you would imagine possible. I am so glad to have her too!

4.I'm thinking about printing this one on canvas. It is so Brittain:

5. Mason started soccer. He loves it! So I am an official soccer Mom. And I love it too! (Loved this post!)Also, I'm co-coaching his team and it is such a blast.


7. Avery is not loving second grade. "Eh, it's fine." Recess has been nearly non-existent, filled instead with laps around the track until her class can learn to be quiet while the teacher is talking. Plus, her table hasn't earned Popsicles one. single. time. Life is rough.

8. She really enjoyed doing her North Carolina Geography project though:

9. I took the kids to the Health Adventure last week. The first exhibit had a chair of the spinning variety. When you pull your arms and legs in it spins faster, then extend them to slow down. I knew better. I should have known better. But Avery looked like she was having so much fun and she gets motion sick too. So I tried it. I was so SICK! Literally. Me and all four of the babes made a mad dash for the restrooms and crammed inside. I felt a little better afterwards, enough so that I could drag myself from one exhibit to the next and fall promptly into a non-spinning chair. It was super lame. And then Brittain had an accident. Of the poo variety. In her big girl underwear. Not good for an already weak stomach. Somehow we managed to clean that mess up and stayed 'til closing time. Some days are like that. No pictures for this one. You're welcome.

10. And some days are like this:
Whispers and giggles while little surprises are thought up and carried out. Melt my heart.


janet said...

I love your pictures. ACtually I love your kids! i need updated pic's. I was showing my vters my grandbabies and Brittain is like 5 months old and no chaple at all..don't feel bad, no conner either. and i have a photographer in the family!

Kris said...

You have gorgeous kids Destinee. I loved this post. I hate watching a baby get bigger. It pulls my heart strings. She's so adorable. Being a soccer mom is something that I didn't think I ever would be. Not of the status, but because of the sport, but my little Sydnee loves it, and I too am happy to be that kind of mom! Happy Tuesday to you!

Jenny G said...

You guys have a great family going!

julie said...

Oh Chapel you are so SWEET! I do love that dress on her! Time is so very precious isn't it! I can't believe Mason is playing soccer, and your coaching...seriously what is your secret, how do you manage it all! No-doubt he will love it all the more he's so lucky to have mom as coach! Congrats on joining the ranks, being a "soccer mom" is a blast!
Brittain and Benson are so much alike. I think they would be best buds! I often wonder how it is possible to pack so much personality in such a tiny package! As for Avery, Awesome job on your project! Sylee just did a similiar one on land forms. I can't believe how big you are, and your hair is so long and pretty! Brett isn't loving 2nd grade either "first grade was way better!" What do you do! As always, love the pics, thanks for always keeping us up to date!

Josh and Angela Juett said...

Chapel sure is growing fast.She is very cute. How has your family been.

Destinee said...

Mom- you can pick out some pics when you're here and I'll order you some. (The picture of Brittain I have hanging is when she was 9 months!!)
Kris- thanks so much! I love when you comment because then I remember to link over to your blog! I forget if it's not in my reader.
Thanks, Jenny and Angela.
Julie- You should see my house! I'm definitely not doing it "all" very well. A time for every season I guess. Mason's team only has one game a week. The first 1/2 hour is practice and the second half they play a game. It is seriously so much fun!
Count down is on for #4! Yippee!

Carmen said...

So sweet Destinee. :) Love your posts...and love you. And I'm always in awe of your beautiful pictures!