Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monsters Monsters Everywhere!

Happy Halloween from the Pearsons! We enjoy taking the opportunity to be imaginative and 'pretend' with our kids on this American holiday, and this year our little guys got to be Monster-Dinosaurs. (as they called themselves). We got their costumes at Gymboree, and they were just perfect for the night, since there was a little chill in the air. I added the bow to Brooke's costume, and we headed out for a night of Trick Or Treating.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gameday Cookies and a Dawgs Win!

My Mama's Mama was a Georgia Bulldog fan, and therefore, so is my Mama, and So am I. :) While I love the Noles, and chose to root for them, the Dawgs have a special place in my heart and I love rooting them on and no weekend is that more true than Florida-Georgia weekend! :) I always watch the game with my mom, and this year was no different. Both my parents converged on the house 45 minutes before game time, just long enough for us to eat dinner and get started on B&B's first time making cookies. :) From Scratch.

Here's Paw Paw pouring the chips and nuts in and helping them stir.

My Little Georgia Girl, and Cute Georgia Boy!

Lastly, Brookelynne helped Gabba put the cookie dough on the pans. She and Braxton learned quickly that cookie dough tastes great and that its fun and silly to eat it! :)

Best part of the day was, Of Course, that Georgia won! :) Yay! Go Dawgs!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Brookelynne's 3!

Our beautiful little girl is 3 years old already. It seems like just yesterday she came into the world as a beautiful, precious baby, with precious little features and the most amazing little spirit. She's a bundle of fun and energy that is as smart, funny, adorable and lovable as she can be. We still can't believe she's three!

We had her checkup a couple weeks after her birthday and her stats are in!
Height is 39" which is in the 90th percentile and her Weight is 31 lbs which is in the 50th percentile.

She's growing like a weed, as is obvious by the height percentile she has, and stands taller than almost all of her friends (Her friend Logan who is 4 weeks older, is 3 inches taller :) But, he's kinda of like a giant. JK! He's precious too!) Anyway, she has no trouble keeping up with kids 8 months or even a year older than her, and loves learning anything she can.

She's talking in full sentences, and can pretty much say anything she wants to say.  She's also learning sign language and has already learned "Nice to meet you", "Where's Daddy?", "He's at work", "He's at home", "Excuse Me", several colors, several family members, as well as all the basics (please, thank you, sorry, eat, drink, etc). She's doing really well with it and doesn't take long to catch on to anything I try to teach her. She really enjoys it, and loves teaching it to Braxton too.

She's wearing 4T clothes, as all the 3T stuff is too short on her arms and legs. She's in size 10 shoes and loves getting new ones. She likes shiney ones, boots, tennis shoes, flip flops, pretty much any kind of shoe. Its pretty hilarious.

She's learned 6 or 8 Bible verses and is great at memorizing. She refuses to memorize phone numbers, as we have tried to teach her, lol. She doesn't seem to understand the concept of double numbers (Mitch's number has 33 in it and mine has 22, she will just say one of them and keep going.)

She loves playing pretend, doing puzzles and snuggling with her Mama! What a blessing she is! We're so thankful for her!
 Brookelynne at 2 1/4

 2  1/2

 2 3/4 years old

Brookelynne is 3 years old!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Abbi, Abbi, Go, GO, GO! Cheerleading Competition time!

This year, Tricia coached Abbi's cheerleading team again, and of course, I would NOT miss competition for anything! :) Anna, Braxton, Davis and Brookelynne were right there and ready to cheer her on, just a few rows from the stage, along with her Daddy, Nana and me!

She did a great job and they won 1st place for their division! GO Coach Tricia and GO ABBI! :)

Here's a couple shots of my sweet girl with her favorite Abbi! :) Seriously, how cute are they!?!?!?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Good Old Fashioned Fun at the Low Country Boil

 Once again this year we had a Low Country Boil at the Ellis's house. And once again, it was a great time had by all. The kids loved playing on the trampoline, slide and swings. Especially the rope swing. They tried it with Mama and then Brookelynne wanted to do it alone, so we let her. And, she was great at it! She absolutely LOVED it, and kept getting back in line to do it again and again. Mitch got to spend an hour or so playing vollyball, defending our class against the Jones's class. :)

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day!
 Brooke and Mama on the rope swing together

 Braxton and Mama swinging!

 Brookelynne on the rope swing and Braxton playing with the football

 How. Stinking. Cute. Are. They.????? :)

 These two are our 'model shots' :) Brooke in the grass, and Brax with his GQ look. haha

 Sweet family photo by the water :)

 I'm so thankful for a young couple's department who cares about investing in young couples and realizes low stress, family fun is a great way to get to know everyone!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Roadtrip to Tennessee and safetly home again.

It's been two years since we went up to Tennessee and spent a weekend with my cousins Kelley, Glen, Rebecca and Lane. In that time, my sweet sweet Aunt Betty, and Uncle Alvin, as well as my cousins John, De, Christian and Hunter have all moved up there too. We had hoped to all go up there as a family, but Mitch was unable to join us, but I went ahead and tagged along with my Mom, Josh, Amy and Amy's parents and went anyway. We left on Thursday night, and drove all night to get there. Its a 10 hour drive, so we laid the children's car seats back and rolled on down the road.

We arrived around 7 am, and were greeted by Aunt Betty and Uncle Alvin with a nice hot breakfast waiting for us. Mr Larry, Josh and Amy went upstairs and got some rest. I slept the last 2 hours and tried to rest on the couch when we arrived, but alas, my children would not allow it! ha! We enjoyed the day just laying around the house, went and drove around the property and then got ready to head to Nashville to visit the Grand Ole Opry.

These are some pictures from the property (above) and some fun ones I took of Hunter and Christian, as well as B&B at Aunt Betty's house (below)

The Grand Ole Opry was fun, but Brax man had an accident and ended up pants-less for most of the night (drive me nuts, he does!). When we left there, we stopped for dinner at a Logan's Road House and had a very nice meal, before the late and long drive back to the house.

Saturday morning we all met up and went to the pumpkin patch. The kids were dressed for cold weather that really never came, but it made for super cute pictures :) They had pumpkins, a petting zoo, a huge slide, corn maze and little train. The kids had a great time!

Braxton, Christian, Hunter and Brookelynne

Kelley and Lane

After the pumpkin patch we went home for naps and then had a fantastic dinner with everyone there (except Rebecca, silly girl had to work!) Uncle Alvin had smoked the meat all day and it was just fantastic. Aunt Betty made the rest of the dinner (with a little help. here and there from the rest of the ladies at the house). And they had a Birthday cake for Josh and Brookelynne as well, which was nice, since it was Josh's birthday and Brooke was spending her birthday away from Daddy.

Sunday morning, all the Starlings and Freemans made it to church (except Uncle Alvin who had to get on the road back to FL) and Mom, me and kids joined them. It was a very nice service, in a fairly large church. We really enjoyed it. After that we had lunch at the house and just relaxed at the house for the rest of the afternoon. Around 4, I finally got to lay eyes on my sweet Becca, who had been working all weekend! We had a good time hanging out and catching up while the kiddos napped with Gabba.

Monday we all went to the National Park and saw the waterfalls and park. It was so pretty! Here are some of the shots I got of sweet family in beautiful scenery!

Then we all went to lunch at the local steakhouse and had a great time eating together and then singing "Happy Birthday" to my sweet beautiful birthday girl! :)

After lunch we visited the Amish, and made some quick decisions to go to Nashville for dinner. Aunt Betty and Mom offered to keep the kids, so I was able to go without them, which was such a blessing. I'm so grateful to have a chance to be an adult, and not just a "mommy" on the trip. This trip to Nashville was different than the Friday night, we went to this awesome restaurant/bar that has line dancing and tables and it was great! We had a fantastic time. Here are some pictures of our night!