Sunday, January 31, 2016

Random January Photos

 On Thursdays we have park day with the neighborhood families.  All of the boys usually bring a weapon of some kind and they just play hard while us moms talk.  Well one of our moms happens to be a photographer and takes pictures during play group.  She is amazing so the photo above and below are hers - all the credit goes to Teth Lee Photography.  She is an AMAZING natural light photographer.  Go check her out on FB and book your next photo shoot with her.

 Luke showing off his frat boy hair!! HA!

Eli wants so badly to play football - we were at the sporting goods store and he just had to try on these padded football pants and shirt.  He also requested I take his picture! He still has on his eye black from baseball tryouts! He is a cute football player though!

Monster Jam - Atlanta, GA

We went to Atlanta to see Monster Jam a few weeks ago.  We drove over on a Saturday afternoon, spent the night in ATL and drove home Sunday morning.  It was a great family outing and it was a couple of "firsts" - first time for Eli to sleep in a hotel room and first time for the boys to actually sleep in the same bed.  

You can tell we do not do much traveling since these were "firsts" and Eli is 5 years old!

Showing off their $15.00 (yes, $15.00 per kid!!!!) icees! 

It was a cold rainy night in ATL.  We knew the forecast wasn't great so we brought our rain gear.  Our hotel was a 20 minutes or so walk to the arena.  We were safe on the walk back to the hotel because we had Batman a/k/a Eli walking with us :)

We have been to Monster Jam in Birmingham but the BJCC is a small venue and David wanted us to have the true Monster Jam experience where there were lots of different jumps.  I will admit the show was much longer.  It was about a 2.5 show!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Geography Bee

Luke participated in his first Geo B and did great.  As you can see there were 11 kids that participated from the 4th and 5th grades.  It came down to Luke (4th) and one 5th grader in the final.  Luke came in 2nd.  I was so proud of him.  He did great!! He is now the one to beat next year.  

MMA - Abston Style

 The boys loves to watch MMA - so it goes down like this at my house CONSTANTLY!

 Eli has a mean ankles-crossed headlock.  If he can ever get under Luke's chin - Luke will either be choked out or tap out!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Popcorn & Wieners

The boys wanted to roast wieners over the fireplace.  So we decided to also make "old fashioned" (lol!) popcorn on the stove top too.


 After - Luke didn't want to eat his because it was burned.  We made him - we said all wieners over a fire are burned - it's a right of passage, so eat it!! 

"Old Fashioned" Popcorn - ha ha!! It was pretty blah.  You forget how good the microwavable movie butter kind really is.  We added LOTS of salt and that made it much better!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Another Day - Another Friend to Play

 Well they love each other - isn't it obvious!

 Emma G. - they are best friends and she comes home from school with us one day each week.

 And this is what you do when a girl comes over - you put together her Palace Pets puzzle

 And when you are almost 13 this is what you do 24/7 - sweet boy is just old and tired :(

 This is our newest addition - Diesel - he is a rescue - a small pony really - he will be 5 months old next week and weighs 50 lbs!!!
BFFL's - Best Friends for Life - if you are my age, you will understand this phrase - ha ha!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Eli A and Eli M - Best Buds!

Doesn't everyone play in a super sized dog crate???

 Best friends - Eli A and Eli M - Eli A told Eli M "put your arm up around my neck".  Ha ha!!

 When they were not playing WWE they were playing with the Batman house and with the fake WWE wrestlers!

Saturday, January 2, 2016


Santa loot!

 I didn't want a "posed" picture but I couldn't get them to stop doing it!

 All Eli has talked about was a football uniform.  Mom and Dad came thru!

I am hoping to start blogging again.  I hope you enjoy the end of 2015 pictures and check back soon for more current pictures of the Abston Adventures!!