We got to visit with our dear friends, the Ellerbee's this week. They live in Birmingham for half the year and then in California for the other half working with the JH Ranch. So, they are back in the south for the time being. They have been close friends to both Eric and I and our kids are about the same age. The Lord has used them has great encourager's in our life.
My friend Elizabeth (I called her Buffy when we were young.)We have been child-hood friends. We were the maid of honor in each other's weddings.
Our boys are a month apart. Nathan and J.C.
John David and Naomi are 4 months apart.
Aren't they cute! John David looks a little like Charlie Brown! He has like red hair.. such a cutie!
So, I had to try it. Her hair is at a funny stage... with her bangs all in her eyes. I am not sure if it fits her personality. It doesn't seem right for her to have pig-tales when she walks around with a scowl on her face. She is a fun handful these days.
Freshman friends: Krissy Wilkins, Tara Hurst and Cindy Carnes
We had a fun filled Saturday. I took Nathan to meet Gigi and Papa in Cordelle this morning to go and see " A day out with Thomas." He got to have a train ride along with other train fun. I am so thankful that Eric's parents indulge Nathan in his almost 3 year -old passion of "choo- choo" trains. He was so excited on the way there and exhausted on the way back and has been talking about it ever since!
In between the dropping off and picking up Nathan I met some of my college Friends( that i haven't seen in years) in Valdosta for Brunch. My friend Tara is about to have a little boy in a couple of weeks... so it gave us a good reason to meet up and visit for a couple of hours. It was so good to be with them. I got a chance before i met with them to tour VSU and the new additions. It was so nostalgic and sad in some ways. My 2 story freshman dorm has been torn down and replaced by a huge 5 story dorm with the latest Amminities! Yes, i do realize it has been 13 years since I lived in that dorm.
After Nathan and I got home our whole family got to go the Riverdale Jazz festival. It was fun to see friends, watch the kids jump on the " jumpy things" and watch them dance to Jazz music.
Option #1: Classic piglet... and can you believe Naomi can say "Piglet" and not Mama! #2 The cow girl: Of course if it is someone else's hat it is much fun to steal and wear! Option # 3 Thug baby: you must notice the midriff showing as well. Poor girl has my problem with not finding shirts long enough and she is only 1!
It is amazing what a difference there is between Nathan and Naomi already in dressing. Naomi had the most fun putting her costume on and kept wanting to put it back on. Nathan on the other had... it will be a miracle if i can get him to wear it on halloween for 1 hr!
Nathan got to go to a Western Birthday Party this afternoon... he had fun with the hat and boots at first, but it only lasted 30 mins. into the party. Below are some shots of Naomi after church. She loves walking these days, but she does look a little like frankenstein unless she is walking with something in her hands to steady her.
Her personality is coming out a little more.
She does not seem as senstive as Nathan, she seems a little more strong willed and loves to talk ( loudly!)