Monday, December 17, 2012

Thanksgiving until now....

 Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks.  The first ones are from Thanksgiving.  We spent Thanksgiving in AR with Neal's family.  Josiah was able to go on his first hunting trip with daddy while we were there.  The rest of the pictures are since Thanksgiving until now.

Josiah trying on his hunting gear before we left for AR.

Josiah warming up at the deer camp after hunting with daddy.
 (Mr. Bear was fortunate enough to get to go hunting too.)
Josiah & his cousin Hannah enjoying some playtime with Frank, the dog.

Josiah playing with his dog, Scooby Doo.  (Scooby Doo stays at Papa's house.)

Scooby Doo chasing Josiah.  They had lots of fun together.
Josiah putting the angel on the tree.

Miriam is making a fashion statement with this Christmas table runner.

Josiah called for mama to see what he was doing & this is what mama found....a little boy in a drawer & sister playing happily next to him as if this is completely normal.  :)
Miriam enjoys playing with scrap material that Grandma Diana sent to her.  This is what she does with it.  She looks like a little Mary.  :)

Miriam helping daddy roast hot dogs & marshmallows.
We have enjoyed several mild winter days over the past few weeks.  This was one of those days.

Josiah modeling his new haircut. 

Miriam randomly put a wet washcloth on her head.  She loves putting material or clothes on her head.

Josiah & Miriam checking out cousin Hannah's John Deere gator.  Pretty sure they would like one for Christmas.  Don't think Santa will be bringing that this year.

Josiah is a brave man to get in front of the gator while Miriam is behind the wheel.

Notice Miriam never gave up her spot behind the wheel.  Josiah continues to work on the gator.

Miriam modeling her cute new outfit that mama bought her from Aunt Krista's store.

We went to the Toby Mac concert this past Friday night (Dec. 14).  Josiah was yelling & dancing around at the beginning of the concert.  Both he & Miriam fell asleep by the time Toby Mac came on.

I tried to get pictures of Miriam dancing & clapping, but every time I tried  I missed it.  She is our little dancer.  She loves dancing to music!  She enjoyed the concert.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Miriam's 1st birthday

Miriam turned 1 on November 4.  We can't believe she is already 1 year old!  Time really flies.  Robin's mom & dad & sister, Megan, came to help celebrate Miriam's birthday. 

On Friday, we went all went to the Smoky Mountains for the day.  Megan & Robin rode the Sky Lift in Gatlinburg that takes you up to the top of a mountain where you can enjoy the beautiful mountaintop view.
 Megan tried on a skunk hat at the Sky Lift gift shop. 
 View from the top of the mountain.
 We attempted to take a picture for our Christmas card.  Here are a couple of the potential pictures for the card.  You'll just have to wait & see which one we choose.  :)

 We had Miriam's birthday party Saturday night.  Along with Robin's parents & sister, our friends, the Edwards, came over to help celebrate.
Here's Miriam wearing her birthday headband/hat & enjoying some pizza.
 Miriam is a bit overwhelmed by her birthday cake.
 Mom, I'm not going to waste my time on that crumb of cake when I have that huge cake I could dig into.
 We had this cake made by a local lady who does cakes as a side business.
 Proud daddy & mommy with their sweet birthday girl.
 The whole Matthews family.
 Traditional birthday place mat started by Robin's parents who did the same thing for Robin & her siblings on their birthdays.
 Miriam on her actual birthday (Sunday).  She wasn't too excited to put the birthday hat back on.
 Birthday donut - yum!
 Minnie Mouse chair from Grandma & Grandpa
 Opening gifts
 Big brother is ready to help play with Miriam's new toys
 Taking it all in...
 Listen to my sweet piano playing skills!
 Ready to go to church wearing the dress that Neal's mom got Miriam when she was born.  This was the first time she wore this dress.  She looked beautiful! (Of course she did not leave the headband on.  It came off immediately after the picture was taken.)
 All tuckered out from the birthday festivities.
Here's a video of Miriam digging into her little smash cake.

Halloween 2012

Here are some pictures from trick or treating.  It was fun to have Grandma & Grandpa & Aunt Meggie here to go with us. 

Josiah & Miriam ready to go.
 Josiah didn't stay in the wagon.  He was ready to walk & get some candy.
 On the hunt for candy...
 Miriam was the keeper of the overflow candy bag.
 Josiah was a pro.  He walked right up to each door ready to accept their treats.
 This is Josiah's favorite holiday.  :)
 Aunt Meggie sporting her spider hat.
 Daddy & Miriam - aka Chicken Little - passing out candy to the trick or treaters.
 Our little monkey
 Miriam figured we were all distracted with the picture taking, so she helped herself to the candy.
 Miriam guarding the candy