Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weekend Pictures

I forgot my camera during our road trip last weekend, but my friends had mercy on my pitiful self and shared their pictures. Here you go!

Clara and Annabeth.

Where are their bows?

Heath and Annabeth.

Me, Janelle, and Sunni.

The big kids playing at Ella's house. Jackson loved that pink race track because it had a conveyor belt for the cars. It was really neat and I would buy one if I found it in blue! Ella, I'm so proud of you for liking cars.

The girls were coloring so nicely. My child does not color nicely with markers. Ink ends up all over him. If I were a more patient mother I would not care. Help me, Lord.

Ava ended up with brown ink covering a large portion of her body. We aren't sure who the artist was, but I have a theory.

Here they are playing with Ava's floam. Thanks to Jackson, Ava's floam has now been combined into one lovely non-color.

Here they are watching Monsters Inc.

Jackson had no idea how lucky he was.

He kept saying, "My girls!" which is how he also refers to the girls who live next door to us.

Curt's going to have to break the news to him that girls-plural will turn into girl-singular one day.


Blowing out the candles. I don't know if it was all the preschooler spit or what, but that cake was really good!

Here the girls are having a tea party. Jackson pretends to make tea during his bathtime, too. I swear I didn't teach him that. He just sees me doing it twice a day, every day! Thankfully, he uses a plastic cup from a local restaurant rather than a pink plastic tea set.

Sunday lunch at Spring Creek Barbecue.

Big kids.

Little kids - Jordan, Nathan, and Annabeth.

Here is Jaylee's crawfish cake. Is that not awesome?

This is Jaylee in her Halloween costume last October. This is seriously one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my whole life. They used this picture for the birthday party invitations.

This is me and Annabeth, Jennifer and Jaylee, and Sabrina and Emerson. These are my BFF's from high school. We've shared a lot together through the years - and now we share being moms of girls! We had to get a pic. What fun.

Thanks to all 5 of you who shared your pictures and made this post possible. Peace out.


Preppy Coastee said...

My name is amanda!! where did you get your signature?? I really want one and yours is soo cute!!

Amanda May said...

There are so many comments that I could make about the CUTE kids, etc...but ummmm, hello, THAT CAKE!!!
That is THE cutest cake I have ever seen - I happen to have huge polka-dot issues, so that cake just makes me happy in my heart!!! :)

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

A. I love the crawfish baby. OH MY GOODNESS!!

B. You saying "peace out" is making me laugh. A lot.

ThirtysomethingMom said...

Lovely pics!!! Thanks for sharing them.
Have a blessed day!

Georgia said...

I read, but never comment, but that crawfish baby and cake has inspired me. That has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen. Absolutely adorable. I don't mean to go on, but they actually had their crawfish in a bucket! I love that!

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

Fun cakes! I love Annabeths princess outfit, is that a tutu?! Love.

Patty said...

Great pictures! Both cakes were cute!! Friends are special and it is always fun to spend a weekend with close friends!

ocean mommy said...

PRECIOUS!!! That cake is something else!!!Wow!


Janelle and Ella said...

That cake is AMAZING!!!

It was such an incredible weekend! I love that it feels like we have never been apart when we get together. And our babies act the same way. It's a bond that will never go away. Thanks for coming to see us Friend!

courtney said...

ok, the crawfish costume is so darn funny!

Heather said...

What great pics and looks and sounds like such a great time you guys had! Could your hair look any more perfect in that last pic or all of them! It's gorgeous! That cake was awesome, well both of them actually!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

That cake IS amazing! I have to find out who the baker is!

HappyascanB said...

Both of those cakes are the cutest ever! LOVE the lobster get up!!!!

Anonymous said...

that cake is hysterical. and the costume!?!? oh my word.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! The cakes are really cool!

annalee said...

what great reunions! what priceless friends!
ps- i am in total shock that you and sunni allowed a picture to be taken without bows in place! i will however say, that your punkins look just as cute as always with or without the bows!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

awesome!!! Oh, Thank you God for girlfriends. They take such a burden off our husbands.

Hey, I wanted to make sure that you knew that Touch a Truck is this wkend. Little boy heaven.

Mandi said...

Hey Amanda,

Oh how I miss Spring Creek and cant wait to get back home to eat there all the time. Looks like God is going to bless us with a job up in Ft Worth near family. I am so exicted! Your mom was awesome this weekend by the way!!! From a girl so far from home, please tell her I said thank you!

Mandi Martin @ Our Wonderful, Crazy, Beautiful Life

Amanda said...

So beautiful, so fun.
Why does his car set with the conveyor belt have to be blue?! You already congratulated a girl on liking cars; why can't a boy own a pink toy?

Moose Mama said...

LOVED the pics...too sweet! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Someone came to our Fall Family Fun Fest (Halloween alternative for the community at our church) this past year with the same baby lobster in a big pot. So hilarious. But I felt dad who had to carry the pot all night.


AbbyLane said...

oh my word i can't wait to be a mom one day...(have no problems waiting ;) ) but what fun that will be!!

pictures of children can make anybody's day...thanks to you and your friends for sharing! :) hope ya'll are experiencing some of the beautiful weather that we are having in nashville! i am loving this sun!!

Sharon said...

Oh goodness! How sweet! Thanks for sharing your weekend with us.

Much love,
Sharon, NC

HisTreasuredPossession said...

oh my goodness! those cakes look AWESOME!! I would die to see how they were made! And crawfish baby is the cutest. thing. evah!

And your friends are just wonderful to zip this pics for us to see! Three cheers for BFFs!

Brittany Burchfield said...

It was so wonderful to see you tonight! I hope all is well! you and your sweet family are so great! love yall!

Erica said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I am looking forward to my Florida "homecoming" in June!

Bobbie said...

Awesome pictures! The crawfish pot cake is absolutely adorable!

What fun memories y'all have..Jackson looks like he can stand his ground with 'his girls'!!

Sarah said...

Seeing those little Trumpette socks brings back happy, happy memories! We had a set, too, and I'd have another baby just to be able to buy a second set!

And that crawfish costume is the icing on the cake of this super-cute post :)

Travis said...

I am furious at myself that I never thought of that halloween costume. GENIUS. And HILARIOUS!

Lauren Kelly said...

HOW FUN!!!! Absolutely loved the pictures, Amanda!!!! :) Love ya, my friend!!

R said...

girl, i've been CRAVING spring creek for a week now, and i've not been able to get it yet! i just want the rolls to dip in the bbq sauce...that's all it takes to make me happy! :0)

i'm with sunni...who baked this cake? i'm in the dfw area and am always looking for the best cakes! :0)

connorcolesmom said...

adorable pics

great looking cake

My 5YO only colors himself when he has markers - so he does not get to use them either

Oh and sweet friends - there is just nothing like it :)

Nesha said...

Glad you had a wonderful weekend with friends and the kids played so well together!
Nacho Libre movie is a big one that the boys watch over and over! My youngest loves to do the stances and moves. Too funny.
Our nieghbor is 2 yr and she calls my sons (8 & 11 yrs) 'her boys'. She is always asking where 'her boys' are and 'what doing?' Too Cute.

Kimberly and Grace said...

OK...every child in those pictures is adorable! Love the bright pink outfit on Annabeth.

But who made the crawfish cake?? Would love to know! That was incredible!

Karey said...

Amanda, here's an option for Jackson and markers...I used these when my kiddos were little. They are great! And back then they didn't have all that they have now, we just had the basic 5 pack of markers, now they have glitter, paint,'s the link

lavonda said...

Oh how I loooove the baby toes in the movie pics!! So adorable!!

and that cake is just plain amazing.

I'll admit something here since I don't have my own blog yet to write it on... my hubs and I are contemplating maybe having one more. But Yikes, I'm 38, so tick tock. And my youngest is 8. Huge age gap. But ohmygoodness, God as my witness, those maryjane socks are sending me over the edge. I may have to pick up some prenatal vitamins at Target later today!

( has them too, and also some adorable ballerina ones and even sneaker ones for boys... God help me.)

michelle said...

i just have to tell you that i was laughing when i read the blurb you wrote on baby bangs. hilarious. i had no idea there was terminology for this phenomena. i feel much better now.
and i love your pics. cute :)

Lindsee said...

Um, that halloween costume? Pure genius. And hilarious, I might add!

Girlfriends are the absolute best.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Cute pictures!

I posted on my "work" blog about your family meatball recipe. I hope I did them justice!

Have a great weekend,
Jessica, aka the Sweet Pea Chef

Marla Taviano said...

That is so awesome, Amanda! So glad God blessed your time with your sweet friends! LOVE the pictures!

Karen said...

What beautiful kids! You look like you stay quite busy. As far as Jackson drawing with markers ... Have you tried the AquaDoodle? It's a pad that has a pen you fill with water and it only writes on the pad like magic. It's great because you can put in on the floor or table and let the kids go crazy drawing and not worry about the ink. I just saw one at Target and they run around $20. I also noticed Annabeth's carseat. I have the same one and found a custom carseat cover at The prints are fabulous and I get stopped all the time and get asked where I got it. PS you are not old. Besides look how great your mama looks at her age. You all are beautiful and blessed. Have a great weekend!

katiegfromtennessee said...

I'm glad your friends supplied some pics for the blog:) That's a bunch of little kiddles in one place:):) Annabeth's outfit is too cute for words-she's already stylin':)