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Caleb and Ace
What a wonderful journey these last 5 years have been! It's amazing how fast our boys are growing up and talking more and more each day. The precious memories that are made each and every day cannot be bottled so we felt that this would be the next best thing. We look forward to sharing with you all the tremendous love we have for our family!
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nashville, Arkansas Home Sweet Home

Every year the second weekend in June we head to Nashville, Arkansas to my Uncle Doug's house for our family BBQ. We look forward to this weekend every year! It is so much fun to visit with family, old friends and OH MY....the food is unreal! We start on Saturday with all day fun and great food then come back on Sunday morning for a breakfast cooked on burners outside..... yum, so good!! Uncle Doug and Uncle Wayne always have the tractors ready to take the kids on rides. The kids have a BLAST riding the tractors, playing ball, and just running around with their cousins.
This year we started a new tradition of family games. Thanks Ellen for putting this together, it was so much fun! Did I mention that the Gallaher's brought home the trophy!!!! We had a bubble gum blowing contest, a three legged race ( which Jamie and I got 1st place) a softball game, a ride-on car race for the kids (Chandler and Elliott won!) a sponge bucket race and lots more. We ended the night with Mom and her four siblings playing a game of jeopardy. It was lots of fun!!

the last tractor ride before heading back to Tennessee...

Daddy Bill in the bubble gum blowing contest...

sponge bucket race....

ride on toy race....Chandler and Elliott are the winners!!

Chandler and Elliott celebrating their win!

Aunt Sue won jeopardy but The Gallaher's take home the trophy!!!!

I don't think Caleb came off of this tractor the whole weekend.....

and Ace did not leave "Dawgs" side all weekend....poor "Dawg"

Main street....
and this was our house where I grew up. Every year I have to drive out there to see it. I remember the day my Dad planted those trees in the yard. I can't believe how big they are now. Lots of good memories.....

Thank you Uncle Doug and Aunt Neva for getting us together every year. Already counting down the days until next June!

Monday, June 15, 2009

"paci is broken"

We have been talking big for about a year now about getting rid of Ace's paci. There were lots of days that we said "today is the day" and I could not go through with it. He loved his paci so much and I just never had the heart to take it away from him.

We had decided that once he turned two that it had to go. Jamie and I promised each other that we were going to do it this time.....finally! I talked to a friend of mine that had just gone through this with her two year old and told me that we should put a small hole in the end of it and he would take care of the rest.

Luckily, the day before we were getting ready to put the hole in it he actually bit a hole in it himself! It was perfect because he knew that he did it. He continued to suck on it for a couple of days but was not happy about it. He kept saying "paci broken". Eventually, there was nothing left to suck on.

He handled it amazingly well! Much better than we ever thought that he would. It seems like he turned two and he just grew up! He no longer has a paci and he is talking like you would not believe... all of the sudden!

Ace, we are so proud of you!!!