Saturday, January 29, 2011

Looking Forward to Spring!

Hello Everyone!  Wow - let me just say that although I'm still loving the snow...the sickness that goes along with Winter in NE Tennessee is for the BIRDS!  We have literally had one virus after another!  This last week was brought to you by the stomach flu!  And WOW did we ever have it bad in the Ratliff house!  Ok...onto some pictures!  We have been inside quite a bit, trying to I haven't taken that many pictures...

On Wednesday, 1/26, Adriel and Harper decided to come over and play when we were supposed to be getting a MASSIVE snow storm...which, incidently, amounted to NOTHING!  Maybe a stray flake or 2...

Watching "Word Girl"  We love PBS!

This is Connor on 1/27!

Sportin his new shirt that his friend, Thian, handed down to him.  He would NOT take this shirt off - LOVED it!

Time to do Connor's favorite thing...READ!

"Mama, I'm telling you, this is the BEST book ever!"

On Friday, 1/28, Adriel dropped Harper off for some playtime while she ran an errand!  I don't know who had more fun, me or the kiddies!  Harper has decided that she likes cars and ran right over to Connor's cars and started playing!  She even taught him how to play with one of his trucks!

Connor:  "Hey...what are you...I didn't know he could do that?!"

Harper: "See, I told you that he was more exciting than the way YOU play with him!" 

Connor:  "A woman after my own heart..."

Connor:  "Mama...she has Frightening McMean...I'm gonna pout!"

Where's Harper?!

Peek-a-boo!  I see you!


Connor:  "I have a ball!"  Harper:  "I want that ball!  You'll give it to me because I'm the woman and I always get my way!"

Harper: "MEN!  I told him I always get my way!"

Connor:  "Oh well, whatever keeps her happy..." (Sounds a little like his daddy!!!)

This was hysterical!!!  Harper sat down on the floor, took her socks off, and put Connor's socks on!

Like my socks?  After this I tried to teach the kids the hokie pokie but ended up doing it myself...we moved on to ring around the rosie and they actually really liked to "all fall down!"

Harper:  "Okay people...I'm outta here!"

They decided to watch some Cars!!

Connor:  "See, I told you it was the best movie ever!"

I love this one!

Connor:  "Ummm...Mama...she's got my cup, AGAIN...and my socks?!  Oh well, whatever makes her least she'll let me sit on the couch with her..."

And that, folks, is our life!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Been a While...

Hello Everyone!  Sorry it's been a while - we have just been so busy!  School has started back and every free second I have is spent with my boys!  We've also been battling a stomach bug in our house and I'm hoping it's finally going away - Poor Connor has had quite a hard time with it!

Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks!  Here is Connor on 1/5, when we were having a "snow/stay in your pj's all day" kinda day!

He LOVES nature programs...wonder where he gets that from :)

This is Connor, looking like a little man on 1/7!  He LOVES his little couch!

Of course, I'm SURE none of you had to guess what he was watching :)

Here is Connor on 1/13, after he woke up from his nap.  He was super excited to see his Seany!

For those of you who don't know, Connor LOVES to "feed" this lion.  Here he is, giving the lion a drink of his water :)

Here he is, running through the house screaming, "PAP!" which is his pet name for his Papaw!

Here is Connor on 1/14, playing in the playroom!

His official Cars garage!

Here are some of his cars on 1/17

It was Jo-Jo's birthday on 1/18 so we headed to the Tavern for dinner!  Here are Jo-Jo and Granddaddy Greg!

Jared and Allie

Me and Jo with her gift!

We tried to take a family picture but poor Connor was just not feeling well.

Our precious boy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We've had a very exciting week!  Here is our week in pictures!

On Sunday, 12/26, we spent the day in our pj's!  Here is Connor, watching his new BLUE RAY version of Cars from his Daddy!  He has all his favorite things with him, including his new kitty, Josephine, from Aunt Sally!

That night, Grandma and Grandpa took us all out to eat at Crackerbarrel, in the snow!  It was snowing like CRAZY!

The next morning, Monday, 12/27, Grandma and Grandpa were supposed to head home, but it was too icy and snowy they got to stay an extra day!  YAY!!!  We had a great day together!


He LOVED playing with Grandma in his playroom!

My big boy!

Later that day, Connor and Grandma and I went over to Adriel's house!  Connor decided to play with Harper's bath toys!


Beautiful little Harper!

Connor woke her up so she had bed-head :)

Later that night Connor got some good reading in with Grandpa and Grandma!

On Tuesday, 12/28, Connor and I played hard before he headed off to Papaw's house for a couple of days so that I could work and study :)

On New Year's Eve, we had dinner at Jo-Jo's house!  Connor had a blast! new all-time favorite picture of the little guy!

On Saturday, 1/1/11, we headed over to Wallabies in Johnson City with Adriel and Harper and their family!  Connor had a GREAT TIME! 

He was so excited that he would just run all over and scream, "SEAN!"  I think Sean means "all things good" in Connor-world!

This little boy was very excited to inform me that Connor has hair!


Mommy secrets always make Connor smile!

"Harper, don't kiss me in public!"

Adriel and Harper going down the slide!

Daddy took Connor down the BIG slide!

Best Buds!

Have a fantastic week!