Friday, June 25, 2010

Lakeside Memories

Early June, Kingston and I were invited to go to Lake Ouachita, AR with our great family friends the Mahone's! I was so excited! I have gone almost every summer since I was 14 with Michelle. This would be the first time to be back there and have both of our boys!

We were off... Kingston and I drove the 3 1/2 hour drive! Just like his Mother, Kingston slept the entire way. What a nice drive it was!

We finally made it... and we couldn't get to the "GREAT COBALT" fast enough! Kingston's first time to put on the orange life jacket... Let's just say it was like putting a stray jacket on a cat that just got a bath!

BUT, after much distraction... snacks and of course BALLS... KHK knew he would be OKAY!

One loaded down banana!
Starting from the front: Maylee, Ella, Hadley (Michelle's Nieces,) Leigh Anne (Michelle's sister-in-law), Kingston, Me, Landon, and Michelle!

After tubing, Captain Wesley took us to a cove so the kiddo's to take a dip. I have never been one to swim around in the lake! I tried to keep Kingston in the boat, but that lasted all of about 2 minutes after he saw everyone else. What the KING wants... the KING gets!
BUT, let the record show... I AM STILL NOT A LAKE SWIMMER!

After a yummy dinner, at the Shangri-La Diner, we took the boys for a wagon ride.

Kingston telling Landon some Baby Jokes!

Back out on the water...
We retired the banana... Moving onto THE MOLECULE!!!
Kingston was never scared (he gets that honest!) In fact, he fell asleep on this ride!

Picture Break with Mama!

We still can't believe that we were here with OUR BOYS! Oh, how our lives have FOREVER changed!

Kingston and I had so much fun making"NEW Lake Ouachita Memories" with the Mahone Family! Thanks again for taking us for the ride...

What a great way to kick off Summer 2010!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


June 9, 2010, Mr. Kingston turned ONE years old!
Can you believe it? Seriously, this has been the fastest, MOST FUN, year of MY life! It is CRAZY to look back and see how much Kingston has GROWN and LEARNED! He is PERFECT... and has changed my LIFE in SO many ways!

Sunday, June 13th
Kingston's 1st Birthday Beach Bash
My lil' man had his celebration at the Neighborhood Clubhouse this past weekend. So DIVE in and check out the pics from the PARTY!

The King's Chair

Kingston's Gift Area

Kingston enjoying his Uncle Hunter's (heirloom) tug boat

What's a Beach Bash without some Hotdogs?

Beep putting on his HAPPY face even though he was SWEATING to death!

Present time...

Cupcake got Kingston a plush Teddy Bear mat... and this is basically what he has been doing since Sunday with Mr. Bear! Oh yeah, the bed is FULL... you know we have to sleep with him too!
He LOVES Mr. Bear!!!

We have been practicing Happy Birthday all year... it's the celebration at the end that sometimes will bring Kingston to tears! So, he was WELL PREPARED when it was his moment... and like a CHAMP he smiled and ever so delicately DOVE into his cake!

He wasn't sure what to think and couldn't understand WHY I was ALLOWING and ENCOURAGING him to make a mess! I can see how this is a little confusing.

Always time for a quick family photo!

That's my boy ALWAYS willing to SHARE!

Grandmama got Kingston a Pirate Ship (water station).
It was such a BIG hit... with ALL ages!

Kingston and his buds: Landon and Brannon.

Brooks and Kingston

Kingston and Uncle Hunter cooling off.


My baby doll is all partied out and so very sleepy!

Happy Birthday Our Sweet Baby Boy!

We LOVE you SO MUCH!!!

Mama & Daddy