To celebrate his third trip around the sun we went to White Water. Well, first we woke up and had birthday waffles and presents.  During breakfast Lydia had a stern talk with her brother that went like this.

L-Liam, you are getting two and you will learn how to say thank you the real way like a big person. Okay?


L-And you will not do mean things anymore. OKAY?

And Liam just laughed.

Nice try, sis, nice try.

Then we went to White Water. He had a blast!


Liam Tige,
Happy birthday, little man! I cannot believe that you are two! You are such a joy to us. You make us laugh every day. You are funny, and you know it, which may end up being problematic in the future.  You keep us on our toes with all of your dare devil moves.  You are fearless at times and jump off of everything!  You are wild and crazy but sweet and sensitive too. You love your sister and walk around all day long calling her name trying to tell her things. She ignores you. A lot. You love to harass her until she cries too. I have a feeling that this will last until you are both adults and possibly beyond.  You try to do everything that Goosie does. When you are not copying her you are throwing things or whacking things with whatever stick like object you can find. You are still a snuggler and love to be cuddled. Your sweet little lispy voice melts my heart. I will be sad when you grow out of that. You are smart and observant. You talk all day long. In the car you call my name only a few hundred times per trip. You love to play outside more than anything in the world. You are amazing! We love you, baby boy. Happy Birthday! 


Jared posted this on Facebook on father’s day. . . 

“I’ve fallen in love a million different ways since I became a dad!” with the picture above.

Can I just say “ditto”? He is an amazing dad and we could not be any more blessed. My kids are the luckiest babies ever! To say that they adore their daddy and think he hung the moon is an understatement. 

We tried to spoil him all day. 


We went to Stone Mountain for family night last night. It was so much fun! We played putt-putt, rode the train, toured the plantation, petted the animals, had a picnic, and watched the laser show.  And if you are Liam you picked up goat poop several times and hucked it like a rock and then rolled in the mud. Needless to say the kids had so much fun!

On the way there we stopped by Wal-mart and I ran in to get some drinks for the cooler and glow sticks for the laser show. I ran by the bubble section and found the same exact light up glowing bubble guns that they sell during the laser show for $3.88. I was like SCORE ME! I grabbed two, grabbed batteries, and left.

So after all of the activities and walking the gigantic park we get to big lawn for our picnic and I decided to get the bubble guns out for the kids. They were so excited. This is when I realized that my money saving $3.88 bubble guns was a HUGE FAIL on my part.

Reason 1. I grabbed AA not AAA batteries.
Reason 2. The dang battery compartment is screwed on. SCREWED ON!

So I ran to one of the shops and purchased 8 AAA counterfeit Duracell batteries from China for $17. That is $2 a pop, y’all! Then Jared went on a quest for a screw driver or pocket knife. He ended up buying an $8 pocket knife.  So my efforts to save money did not pay off. Our $3.88 bubble guns just turned into a whopping $32.00. Sigh. I should have just bought them there. Lesson learned. Next time I will be better prepared. 

Now, picture overload! 

putt-putt, train ride, and petting zoo
While she was doing this. . . 
he was doing this!
And finally, $32 was totally worth it!