Friday, August 31, 2012



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

19 months


This not so little guy is 19 months old!  He just makes me smile.

We love you Hunter Allen.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Hunter's first day of MDO- 2012

Tell us how you REALLY feel, Hunter?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

draft weekend 2012

Friday night.  Playing after a little pizza.  I love all that is going on in this picture.  Hilarious.

The boys.  Hunter LOVED all of them.

We talked Abby in to joining the boys for a quick picture.  Yep.  My kid again with no clothes.

Luke especially loved Hunter and kept asking his mom if they could have another baby at their house!

Oh, draft weekend.  It happens the same time every year.  We all know it's coming and make our own plans while the guys lock themselves away for now almost a week long vacation.  Meanwhile we chase the kids around and try to keep them from killing each other....all while we try to stay sane.

No, really, it's a lot of fun and we girls go out and have some fun adult time too.  The kids always get along so well and the older they get the better they are and, honestly, more fun it is.  The moms have some time to catch up because the kids are entertaining each other.  It really is a fun weekend for everyone.

I can't believe I didn't get a group shot at dinner last night.  There's always next year!

Now it's time for a NAP.

Friday, August 24, 2012

235 and 236/365



Who doesn't love an ice cream sandwich with gummy bears on top 
sitting on a Christmas plate, really?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

walk down memory lane

first day - 2009

first day - 2010

first day - 2011

first day - 2012

Today Abby started Pre-K.  She was pretty nervous walking out the door this morning.  
Abby is attending a new school this year and will be going three days a week.
I am excited about her teachers and her class.  I know it will be a great year for her!
I can't wait to get her home and hear all about her first day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

232 and 233/365

On Sunday, Abby and I went and got our toes done.  It was fun to spend alone time with my big girl before she starts school on Tuesday.  She loves to get her toes painted like her mom. 

Sunday night Bo and I had a date at Fearings in Dallas.  
It was a fun night out with grown people.  : )

Today the kids had a lemonade stand and sold some lemonade.
They actually made $6.00!  We weren't out there very long because of 
the heat, but we will be doing this again for sure!  The kids were hilarious
and had an absolute blast!  

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Yep.  Another black eye.  Not as bad as before but this kid is one tough cookie.

Makes this momma nervous!

Friday, August 17, 2012



The gang.  Oh my.

Try again.  Oh well.  Happy Friday!

We went with some friends to bowl this morning and just had a blast.  The kids all had fun and it was something new and different for them to try.  We will be doing this again soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2012



As much as I tried to not have a lovey for Hunter he picked one on his own.  
I have nothing against them, but know how attached Abby is to hers and it concerns me a bit.

Hunter has never taken a paci, sucked his thumb, or slept with anything before.

But now we are in LOVE with "Hot Dog".  

Think I may be dragging this big lovey to MDO.
Lord help us.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

226 and 227/365

226/365 - iphone pic
On Monday we met some friends to play and had a blast.  
Trying our best to enjoy the last week before Pre-K starts!

I can't tell if he is about to scream in this picture or is trying out a fake smile for the camera.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Sunday, August 12, 2012

busy weekend!

Our weekend was full of more double fisting, 

more fountain playing, 

a little birthday celebrating, 

and a little Princess brunching!

We also met Abby's teacher tonight.  The Bain family had a great weekend and 
is ready for a new week!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

happy birthday Reese!

Three years ago today...

....a little girl named Reese Catherine Rowe was born.

We all had some plans for her.

But the LORD had HIS own plans.

"She was just passing through... if she had somewhere important to go."

Happy Birthday Reese.  We love you and thank the Lord for sharing you with 
us if only for a little while.  What a testimony your mom and dad are to so many.

We will see you one day sweet girl and celebrate your birthday with you!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Mmmmm.....donut holes??

One is not enough for me.

Back to the water.  One in each hand of course!

Don't know where she comes up with this.

This morning the kids and I had no plans so we headed out for donuts and to play in the fountains.  It truly was a blast watching them run around and play together.  They just laughed and ran all morning.  
It was fun to take the camera and capture some fun moments as they played!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Abby has been begging to try the cupcakes at Sugar Queen Cupcakes at Stonebriar Mall.  Today we were there so after we ate lunch I let her get one.  It was fun because she got to add as many sprinkles as she wanted AND stand in a "princess pink carriage" while she did it.  This girl was in heaven.