Hokie- Devil Parents

It's our big adventure! The Garners have moved to the Big Island of Hawaii and are loving life in paradise.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Picking Apples (well kind of..)

Our visit to Skytop Orchard in NC turned into more of a farm tour than apple picking (although we did buy an apple pie that I would drive back for in a heart beat). The Grandparents were excited to spend time with the little farm hand.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Who's side are you on?

It really feels like fall this morning, and how appropriate, on the first Saturday of college football! And if you haven't guessed by the title of our blog, we're kinda excited.

As you can tell by the uniform choice Aubrey (mama's boy) has chosen sides for the season. Honestly, I think Beamer's boys have a better shot at doing something this year than Dad's Sundevils but we'll see Monday night against the higher ranked, blue-turf smurfs from Boise State.

Ahh, cool crisp mornings and Dez, Coach, & Herby on ESPN.... we love the fall!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Our Little Chatter Box

Aubrey has become quite the talker lately! Once he said "ball" for the first time a couple weeks ago, he has been on a roll (pun intended) quickly learning lots of new words. "Ball" or "a ball" is still is favorite but he also says "up," "puff," "bye bye," "bowl," "mom" or "mamma," and his newest words, "apple," "dad," and "dog." And we know he truly understands these words because he points out the correct objects. He also learned his friend Ella's name, whose 1st birthday party we went to this weekend! (Although it comes out more like "Ewwa.") And at daycare last week he was saying "Mooo" (sounding more like "oooo") when they read a farmyard book.

It's so funny to hear real words coming from that sweet little voice! He is just so proud of himself and seems to be a fast learner, so of course we are very proud of him too. Cue up the tears... he is becoming such a big boy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Never too early...

To start helping with chores!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Conversations with Zoey

Remember that book series, "Conversations with God" ? It's written by a man who claims that God spoke directly to him to answer the questions we all have about modern life. While I can't claim that anyone in our home has spoken to God over the phone line lately, we have noticed Aubrey in "conversation" with Zoey and it's pretty amusing. Now that he is about to be a big 1 year old, he is curious about everything around him, including the dog. They have become partners in crime- they share snacks, toys and kisses. Here is how I think the conversation is going below:

Aubrey: Hey Zoey, wanna play with your green ball? We can roll it across the kitchen and you can chase me.
Zoey: Can't you see I'm trying to eat?!
Aubrey: *sigh*

Aubrey: Hey Zoey, how about now? Wanna play now?
Zoey: Dude, it's 5:30 am.. GO BACK TO SLEEP! And don't even think about climbing in my bed like you like to do.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Who doesn't love pancakes?

We have developed a new weekend ritual: pancakes for AJ. He loves them!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Piano Virtuoso

On our recent trip to see the grandparents, Aubrey discovered a musical talent (well, sort of)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Off to Work!

Here's Aubrey, aka "Business Baby," ready to go to work with Dad! Think a polo and a diaper complies with dress code?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Beach Buddy

We have returned from our first family vacation! We enjoyed a week on Edisto Island, SC with friends... fun in the sun (and record heat!) and lots of relaxation! Aubrey was a little unsure of the beach at first, but as you can see, he quickly decided he loved it. He played in the water with Dad and played under the umbrella with his beach buddy Gus. He swam in the pool in his frog floaty. He went with Mommy, Gus, and Mrs. Katie to Charleston on a lunch/shopping excursion mid-week. And he discovered that he loves local, homegrown cantelope, peaches and watermelon! It was a great week, and we can't wait to take our Beach Buddy back.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Sorry these pictures are a week delayed... next time we should have beach pics!