Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tricks and Treats

Of course it's the day after Halloween, and we're exhausted and sharing all the costume pics. My kids were too excited about trick or treating to get good pics of them in their costumes, but I got a couple try's..... 
Trying to get a pic....

Ben 10 Jameson
Spiderman Joey (who didn't want to take a picture, just wanted to rock!)

Of course we've had a ton of festivities leading up to the big trick or treating night, here's some pics from different things this month! 

One night before church I attempted getting some pictures of the boys after I had decorated with my mums and pumpkins... this was the best I could get! :) 

Then carving pumpkins with Daddy:

Jameson's happy face Jack-o-lantern

Joey's Mickey Mouse Pumpkin! ;)
And Jameson had fall festival at school! It was a lot of fun. He had a blast! 
Vampire Jameson

Jameson and his friend Jakari
So now all the festivals of fright are over and its time for Turkey and Christmas trees! I'm not in the Christmas spirit at all, but I'm hoping after a little Christmas Village time this weekend I'll be ready to switch the decor to the red and greens! Hope you all had a great, safe and fun Halloween too!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jameson's First Field Trip

So after talking about going on his first field trip for weeks and weeks and weeks and literally asking me every day of his life "Is this the day we ride on the bus?" he finally got to go and RIDE ON THE BUS!!!! Which for my child was the most terrifying and exciting experience of it all! :) He ended up doing really well and totally loving the bus. Now, all I'm hearing is today the day we go to Disney on Ice?? Cause their next field trip is in two weeks. Thank goodness it's only two weeks away!!! :) We won't even mention to him the Circus trip we're taking in January yet!

Jameson as they were loading the bus... Excited and Scared!
Me and Jameson on the Hayride
They got to go to the Pumpkin Patch in Rainsville. We had never been before and it was really great! We always go to Tates, but I think I'm voting for this one from now on! When we got there we got to take a hay ride and pick a pumpkin which was a lot of fun. After that we rode the cow train, saw all the animals, played in the corn cribs, on the see-saws, and slides. It was a blast! And I even got to meet Rileigh Kay which is apparently Jameson girlfriend and totally embarrassing that his mom was talking to her! (And so it begins.... )

Jameson and his friend on the Hayride

Jameson coloring at his table before we left for the field trip.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Just a Picture Post

We just had family pictures made for the first time ever!!! I'm so excited! Thanks to some great creativity, pinterest, Dar Dar's yard, and Becca's awesome camera we got some really good shots a couple weeks ago. So here they are... the first Harkins Family Pictures!!! 
My handsome boys

All of us

Fun pic!


Sneaky Kids

Friday, September 7, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Hello All! Apparently I have been following the trend of everyone else which involves being Instagram crazy and not blogging at all! Oh well, here's for trying to blog again! We had a great Labor Day weekend. We kicked it off in Birmingham friday night with Jed (a.k.a. Shed), Becca, and Baby Taylor at the Cheesecake Factory. It was so yummy and so much fun! It was really late and I was exhausted getting home though. I'm so old, and I know it!
Yes, It's red velvet cheesecake!!! Yuuummmmooo!!! :) 

Becca stealing Baby Taylor's juice!
Saturday was our lazy day. I got to craft all day! It was wonderful!!! I made a couple burlap footballs. An Alabama for Dad, and a reversible Alabama/Georgia one for us. I love it! I also decorated for fall and made some fall pillow and cushions for my front porch. We watched some Georgia football then got ready and headed over to Shannon and LeAnne's for a Labor Day cookout. It was a blast. I got to play on the swing set with my kids, then Lizzy, Rebecca, Andrea, and Jacklyn decided to be kids with me and played on the swing set and trampoline. I honestly cannot remember the last time I jumped on the trampoline before that and it was SOOO MUCH FUN!!! I'm ready to go back to Carleigh's to play!

The Bama one
Go Dawgs!
My porch cushions and an adorable little boy!
Monday I did the craziest, funnest, and stupidest thing I've probably ever done. I have been training to run the Color Run in Birmingham, and we went and did it! It was a blast!!! However, due to the horrible pouring down monsoon weather that day we got to run the 5K in the rain with color being thrown on us! I figured we would all have pneumonia by now, but thankfully we have survived! I can't wait until it comes back again!!! Hopefully it won't be raining next time. 

This was when we got in the park.. notice the rain... it didn't let up!
Our after colorful wonderness!
My War Paint picture! Finished in under 40 minutes! :)
And these are just random pictures:
Me and J man waiting in line to drop him off for school
My Silly Little Boys!
Hope you all had a great Labor Day too!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jameson Goes To School

Jameson started Pre-K this morning at Albertville Primary School! He was so excited, but a little nervous. I hope after today he will be good though. He went right to his cubbie and put his things up and hung his backpack on his hook. Thank goodness he has the OCD clean and organizing gene from his Momma! :) So I'm sitting here praying and crossing my fingers that he will make it through the day and will be happy to go back tomorrow! 

My Little Pre-K'er

Wanting me to leave so he could talk to the girl named Olivia... I think he wanted to ask her why she wasn't a pig! :) Thank you Nick Jr.!

Too busy looking at the other kids to take a picture

Mrs. Denney (one of his teachers) and him going through the morning procedures

Monday, July 9, 2012

Baby You're A Firework

The Boys Before Church on the 4th of July
Happy late 4th of July to everyone!!! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I ended up having a 5 day weekend. Unfortunately, the family I work for had a horrible tragedy and ended up closing the office for the rest of the week. It was a whirlwind of things to do, but I did get to spend some great time with the boys. On the Fourth, Jed and Becca had us over and they grilled out and made some homemade ice cream. It was delic! Baby Taylor mainly slept, but the boys were entertained by Elmo and the 10,000 toys that Joey brought over! :) Jed and James went fishing and I got some cleaning done and some projects accomplished I've been wanting to do. We had church that night, and then after went to Mom's and Dar Dar's to shoot some fireworks. Nothing big, but it was a lot of fun. The boys had a ton of fun throwing those things that make the noise??? have no idea what their called, but they were entertained anyways! 

Baby Taylor at Dar Dar's
Sideways Becca and the Boys!

The only pic I have of the actual fireworks.

Jed on Fire! :)

Joey's (and his demon eyes) with DFJ (a.k.a. Jeff)

Joey and Becca lining up the toys!

Sideways Becca and Joey
 Thursday me and the boys hung out and went to Target where of course the boys got a toy and I got a Starbucks, I mean, that's why you go to Target, right? But it was fun to get out for a bit and that Joey slept the whole way home.. thank you Lord! :) That night we went to Mark and Trish's for a FIESTA! :) They fixed all kinds of yummy mexican food and it was so much fun. The boys played outside and fished and us girl raided Mary's house for all her fabulous craft stuff! Then it started storming and we stayed way too late because we were too scared to get out in it! 
Baby Taylor at Mark and Trish's! Look at them fat little cheeks! :)

Okay.. sideways storm damage.. that was a massive tree that had fell over.
Friday me and the boys chilled at the house and played then when James got off he wanted to go to Huntsville, so we loaded up and went back to Jones Valley, ate some yummy Five Guys Grill and hit up Dick's sporting goods, Hobby Lobby and Target.. again! :) It was a nice night out. The weather had cooled down a bit so we weren't having a heat stroke! 

Joey being silly shopping

Sweet Jameson

Crazy Jameson and his "Popeye Face"

Jameson at Five Guys Grill.. trying to be good so he can get a prize at Target! :)

Another crazy Joey picture... i have a lot of these!
Saturday James went fishing with Michael and Chase so the boys and me had another day at home chillaxing. I got some sewing done, which was a lot of fun and Joey was so excited about his Mickey shirt and Elmo shirt. I made Jameson a Mickey shirt too, and he informed me that it was "lame, and for babies"! I thought I could cry!!! I mean.. he's 4!!! He's not suppose to be over Mickey Mouse!!! I'm 26 and I'm still not over Mickey Mouse!!!! So, after I got over my little breakdown, he decided he needed a Ben 10 shirt... sounds much easier than it is since their all complicated looking aliens. I finally decided to do him a plumber badge shirt.. if your kids watch it, you'll understand what I'm talking about.. The rest of the weekend was church and a crazy spur of the moment 3rd trip to Huntsville in 4 days just so Jed, James and Michael could eat Wings!!! :( Gag! But at least it was good company! So here are a few more pictures, because I'm picture crazy!!! .....

Before Church in their new outfits I made.

Joey my lame baby who loves his Mickey shirt!

And the best picture of all..even sideways.... Dad and Joey who stripped down and put on my old baby doll's clothes! :)