Monday, May 31, 2010

There was drinking...

LOTS of drinking!!

This weekend the Wades, Cadwalladers and Donley's did something rarely done but parents- they ditched their kids and went out on the town.

First was dinner and Cheerwine shots at Vinnie's on the lake. Followed by some dueling piano action at Joker's of Queens Landing.

More (better quality) pictures to come- I first most decide which ones are suitable for the public!

Science Center

(Pictures stolen from Suzy)

I promised to post my own soon! With my birthday being celebrated for nearly TWO WEEKS now- that leaves very little time to update the blog!

But don't worry we've being doing a lot more than just hanging around.

We've been swimming!

and exploring!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Every 365 days.....

a very special day rolls around!

I get LOTS of phone calls, emails, and texts all through out the day!

People send me flowers at work....

And.... we go get oysters and crab legs at Big Daddy's!!!!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Carrie, Carrie quite contrary...

Well I have been asking for quite sometime for a garden.
You see at my house the hubs does all the yard work- because I can't even keep fake plants alive! While hubby also wants a garden, it's not a one person project.

So I was given a challenge:
I have these five plants: (from left to right) bell peppers, sweet basil, jalapenos, cherry tomatoes, and regular tomatoes...
My job is to water them every evening it doesn't rain! Easy enough right?? Well we shall see.
I must brag a little though and say I have only forgotten to water once (and Devin remembered for me!) so we're looking at some yummy veggies soon!!
Here is what the big tomato plant has produced so far!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"I do"

This normally makes me think of weddings- of love- of a man and a woman saying softly and sweetly "I do"

But not anymore.... think of it more as a quick "I DO"
This is what Chatham says to EVERYTHING....

Mama: "Chatham, Do you want some milk?"
C: "I DO!"

Mama:"Let's put on your shoes"
C: "I DO!"

Mama: "Good Night Chatham"
C:"I DO!"

I must say that I DO is MUCH better than no. So I am happy to be leaving the no phase and moving on to greener pastures!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ready for the mayfest

This weekend was the Annual Downtown Mayfest. We had a pancake breakfast at Church then headed over to feed the animals and do a little window shopping. Chatham had a blast with Cara and even got a football from a fellow daycare Mama at her State Farm Booth (thanks Jackie!!)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

and the winner is.....


check it out!!!!

Thanks to Toni at Design Dazzle. I can't wait to check out my goodies!!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rise and Shine

This is what I woke up to this morning. Devin had gotten up all night with Chatham (we're getting molars AND have another ear infection- so sleeping through the night is a thing of the past)

Devin and Chatham were in the I went to C's room and got an outfit and diaper for the day. Poured us each some milk. Got his meds ready and went in the bathroom to brush my teeth...and this was looking up at me......

Doesn't he just melt your heart! What a little man I have now!!!

*Sorry for the poor quality, this picture was taken on my phone.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Lake Lure is a GREAT place to go as long as you have a GREAT family to bring along to entertain your child (and yourself!)

Cara and Chatham dined together- and Cara enjoyed feeding Chatham- what a life!
Harrison is a BIG CHEESE!!!

Daddy and Chatham enjoyed their meals too!

Saturday was spent at the park and the pool!

The Cadwallader Clan!

The boys splashing about!!

Nick is so fast I don't think I ever successfully got his picture

The guys even ran laps with the kids while Suzy and I soaked up some sun!!!

As always more (and better) pictures can be viewed on Suzy's Blog... even an attempt at a Donley Family Photo!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Greetings from the Lake....

We're having too much fun....and haven't found time to blog yet!!!
Happy Mother's Day (a day late!!)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Chatham is 1 year, 1 month, 1 week, and 1 day old today.
That's cool!

Happy 30 years to Abernethy!!

Abernethy Child Development Center celebrated 30 years of Caring on April 24th.

I'm sure you remember me mentioning it. Well I finally got around to uploading some pictures, but I must say Suzy's photography skills are much better than mine- so check out her take on the day HERE.

I went early to help set up and get the food ready.

Chatham got his first tattoo (notice the smiley on his right arm)

Then there was lots of sliding

Mr. Phill is SUCH a bad influence-

teaching Chatham how to pick a nose

We milked a cow

Cara and Chatham picked out pigs for the pig race. Chatham picked green...and won!

Then there was the toilet paper toss. Chatham couldn't figure out where the TP was going after we tossed it in the potty
So we put him in for a closer look
Almost an hour was spent at the duck pond.
Chatham didn't like the notepad of paper that you get for pulling out a duck....he wanted the duck as a prize!
All in all it was a great day and Chatham was WORN OUT afterward!!! A BIG thanks to all of the teachers and faculty at Abernethy CDC, we love you!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Nobody Puts Baby In the Corner...

That's right I'm going to the place that it ALL was filmed...
My FAVORITE movie, dirty dancing, was filmed at Lake Lure, here in the beautiful mountains.
We will be swimming in the lake, floating down the lazy river, and eating wonderful food in the very place the Baby and Johnny danced, practiced....and got dirty!!!
Happy Mother's Day to me!!!