Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spring Photos!

The lastest photos of the Coffey Clan - they are growing as fast as weeds!
Emory June is cuter by the day!
Just hanging out at the park - cute outfit courtesy of Nana.
You can probably tell by the look on Georgia's face that she is squeezing Emory right here, but EmJ doesn't seem to mind.  You can always tell when Georgia is going to have a little burst of energy by looking at her mouth - when those bottom teeth stick out, beware!
I love this picture of Jackson!  It is just like a little piece of his personality captured in a bottle.  Our sweet boy.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Well, my dad celebrated the big 55 on April 25th.  We had cake over at my Gram's house, after a day of gardening.  The kids are starting to really get into the whole birthday thing.  Jackson watched dad, "Poppy", with fascination as we sang to him and he blew out the candles.  Jackson is enamored with my dad - there is no other word for it.  It is amazing.  They have a bond.  It has been so neat for Brian and I to see how much he loves him (Both Jack to Dad and Dad to Jack).  When we go over there, Georgia yells, "Nana!", and Jackson yells, "Poppy!" Grandparents.  Let the spoiling commence.
Mom, I got some on my hands!

Yeah, I like it alright. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010


We recently returned from a trip to Washington DC to visit Brian's mom.  It was a wonderful long weekend.  Mary got a separate apartment for us just down the hall from her (now that we have 3 kids, it is a little more difficult to just crash somewhere).  We went to the Air & Space Museum, Ben's Chili Bowl (a famous restaurant - one of the few to survive the riots after MLK was assissinated), and Brian and I even had a date night at Old Ebbitt Grill (a really neat restaurant by the White House frequented by past presidents).  It was great to see Brian's mom - Jackson added "gema" - his version of grandma - to his vocabulary, and all of the kids were, of course, spoiled rotten!  We swam in the pool and did a lot of eating - the beauty of vacation!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friends and Family

It is so neat to see the kids interact with their friends - aka, the kids we put them around.  Here are some quick snapshots.
Eli comes over on Monday mornings.  Jackson was fascinated with Eli's glasses and found Georgia's sunglasses to match him.  He said, "Look, E!" These two will probably go to school together and grow up together - so neat to watch the beginning of their friendship.  Mostly Jackson just wants to wrestle Eli, and Georgia is trying to teach him to walk. 
(Emily, Georgia, Emory, Jackson, Ethan)
Julie, my cousin, watched all 3 of my kids the other evening.  She said that it was an effective form of birth control since she and her husband, Bob, are probably done having kids.  I am so thankful that we are in town with family and my kids get to grow up with cousins like I did!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Ok, so I know Easter was a month ago, but I never got a chance to post here goes.  I sang in the Easter choir for church (we only have a choir twice a year) and it brought back memories of the good old days in high school.  I really enjoyed singing, and I got to meet some more people from church too!  My parents and brother, Joey, were out of town in Florida, so we hosted Easter at our house.  My brother John came, along with my Gram, aunt Rachel, Aunt Martha & Uncle John, as well as their children (Sara/Wes - w/daughter, Emma, Mary, Matthew/Renee, David).  A good time was had by all.  Martha even set up an Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos - eggs filled with goldfish and animal crackers (what a good idea!)

Thankfully, my mom was on top of things, and brought over Easter Egg dye and the kids colored eggs.  Jackson pretty much just threw the eggs into the mugs, splashing dye all over mom, but it sounds nicer to say that they "colored" eggs.

The kids LOVED finding eggs all over the yard.  Jack would find one egg and open it up, examine the contents, sample it, and then go look for the next one - hence, he ended up with about 3 eggs.  Georgia, on the other hand, flitted about the yard, scooping up as many eggs as her little hands could gather.  We had to make sure that she saved a few for Jackson and cousin Emma.
Georgia, Emma, and Jackson waiting to hunt for eggs.  They could barely be contained, as seen in the annoyed look on Georgia's face.  Jackson, as usual, is up for whatever. :)