Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter 2009 (Part 4 of 4)

There are 4 new blog posts below. These are pictures to go with the events I talked about in my last blog. Sorry I overloaded you all, but I figured I should get them all up before Christmas pictures come along. I hope you enjoy all the pictures!

My sweet baby is 9 months old! I can 't believe it.

He is crawling everywhere and is standing up "hands free" a lot. We will see if walking comes soon. I am okay with just crawling though!

Noah is officially 2 and a half! He is going to kill me for this picture someday!

The boys and Santa. It actually turned out better than expected.

*Check out the three other posts below!

Winter 2009 (Part 3 of 4)


Noah loved the slide...

and he couldn't get enough of the rock wall! What a big boy!

Nate having fun.

Gavin even got in on the action.

The boys opening presents

Nate loved his watch! Success!

Winter 2009 (Part 2 of 4)


The boys in their Christmas pjs in front of Rhonda and Gary's tree.

The great-grans

The whole group...and we are all looking!

Grammy and Poppy with their 5 grandkids

Winter 2009 (Part 1 of 4)


Gavin's first Thanksgiving!

Mimi and Paka with the boys! What a great pic!

The whole group

Noah and Paka at the waterfall. It was beautiful!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm Getting There

For those of you who still check our blog, which may be few and far between these days because I am doing such a poor job updating it, I will be posting some fun pics soon. We, like everyone else, have been super busy so far this holiday season. Our travels have been blessed and special to say the least...but I am one tired momma! Thankfully, the couple of weeks leading up to Christmas will be at home! Now I will keep busy here!

We headed to Smithville, TN for our Thanksgiving celebration with mom, dad, Scott, Ab and Nate. Abatha found us a beautiful cabin tucked away in the mountains (yet close enough for me to make 4 trips to Wal-Mart in 3 days!). We enjoyed playing games, eating tons and taking a beautiful hike. The three girls even headed to Wal-Mart the morning after Thanksgiving. We got a few deals...maybe I will venture out earlier next year for the good stuff!

The first weekend in December we headed to Greenwood for the Lankford Christmas. Most of David's mom's side of the family were able to make the trip. I am especially thankful for this bunch because they remind me so much of my New York extended family...loud and fun!

I spent the next week in Gwinnet catching up with some fun friends and doing some Christmas shopping. I definitely feel like Seneca is my home, but I am definitely not used to the lack of shopping that encompasses this place. I need a Target bad!

Then, all of the troops (mom, dad, David, Noah, Gavin and myself) piled in the Navigator and drove to St. Louis to celebrate Nate's birthday and celebrate our Christmas. The kids did great on both legs of the trip...I on the other didn't win the award for best attitude. The Lord is really convicting me of how I act when I am irritable!

Now we are home sweet home and spending time with friends here and gearing up for the big day! I love my life!

I will post some pics to go along with these reviting events as soon as I get them downloaded off the camera. Stay tuned!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Let the Traveling Begin

We are just like everyone else this time of year...extremely busy! Every weekend is full of fun time with family. This past weekend we headed down to Warner Robins to spend time with David's brother and his family. The kids had a blast playing together...a birthday party, riding dirt bikes, playing outside...they had fun, and so did the big kids!

David and Gary Lee had a blast riding around on the dirt bikes. They fit right in with the kiddos!

We always attempt to get a group photo. It didn't turn out too awesome, but a least we captured the moment.

Noah and Reagan were like two peas in a pod.

Me and my boys! Aren't they getting so big?!?

We are headed to a cabin outside of Nashville to meet Scott, Ab and Nate for Thanksgiving. We hope you all have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Fun

We had a great time dressing up for Halloween-I love having kids. The four of us headed to David's parent's house for trick-or-treating. They have a great neighborhood for little ones, and since it was raining, their golf cart came in handy. Noah was a definite trooper-he would walk right up to someone's house, knock on the door, say "trick-or-treat" and follow it by the sweetest thank you ever. He knew what his sweet manners were getting him...candy!

Noah was a cute little monkey (Thanks Nate!). It took him a few minutes (and a few words...) to get him in the picture taking spirit.

Gavin was a little mouse. Isn't this a precious picture?

Always have to try to capture a family pic!

Grammy and Poppy were great hosts!

Noah got the routine down pretty quickly! Thanks Mimi for the Mickey Mouse pumpkin!

Here's just another sweet picture of my babies right after bath. I know I am a bit biased, but aren't they so handsome?!? Fall is fun around the Odom house!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fun times with ELMO!

David and I we able to take Noah to see Elmo LIVE in Clemson last night. Just the three of us went, so we were so excited to give him our undivided attention. I was highly impressed with the show that Sesame Street produced. The characters are excellent dancers and kept Noah's attention the entire show. The show was well worth the money...the "extras" were a different story. They were selling $10 Elmo balloons like they were going out of style. It was nuts!

Noah and David before the show. Noah looks excited, doesn't he???

The lights and colors were awesome!

Noah was pumped that Dorothy AND Mr. Noodle were there.

He pretty much sat with his mouth open the entire show!.

*Though the show was great, I will think again before taking him to something like this at night. I don't think he settled down to sleep much before 11:30. It was a fun way to spend the rest of the night to say the least!

Gavin turned 7 months old yesterday and is now using a combo of the army crawl and the real deal. I also found him standing up in his crib last night. I guess we will need to lower his mattress again, but we literally just lowered it 2 weeks ago because he started sitting up. What can I say, my boy is advanced! Here the two boys are playing together. I am so thankful for my 2 little guys ans it warms my heart to know they are already best buds!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

LIfe Part 4: Trip to St. Louis

*There are two new posts!

Mom, Noah, Gavin and I headed to St. Louis last week to visit Scott, Abatha and Nate. As usual, they are wonderful hosts and we had a great visit. Our time was filled with great food, trips to the zoo and Grant's Farm, picnics and football. Fun times were had by all!

It was a bit chilly on our train ride at Grant's Farm.

Such a sweet pic!

The two buds...they played so well together!

Aunt Ab and Nate on the train ride. What a great smile Nate!

The St. Louis Zoo is awesome. We loved seeing the two baby elephants.

Noah has a new dance. This is the face that he makes when he is breaking it down!

My attempt to get a pic of Mimi and her 3 grandbabies.

Life Part 3: Gavin is 6 months old!

I can't believe my baby boy is 6 months old! Gavin is such a gift to our family. He amazes me day after day. He has his two bottom teeth, is sitting up on his own and has the army crawl down pat.

We are now working on solid foods. He loves sweet potatoes, peas and apple sauce. He didn't really love his first try at cereal!

Noah has a new found love with his old baby toys now that Gavin is using them!

My little stud started going to Bible School one day a week. He loves wearing his "packback" as he calls it.