Toddler Thursday.

on October 28, 2010 in Dreams Coming True with 8 comments by
[Thanks for hearing me out on Tuesday. We’ll all just keep surfin’ on.]

Last weekend, one of my biggest Nash-dreams came true.

Haley and her two tiny people came to visit. And since today’s is HALEY’S BIRTHDAY!!!!!, me thinks it is the perfect day to feature her and her family on ye old blog.

Just a quick reminder- Jarrett is three and Carys is two.

And together they are THE MOST AWESOME.

They arrived last Thursday, immediately pulled out the Potato Head set and turned on Little Einsteins.

Carys also took some time to check out the accommodations.

While Jarrett spent some time being a dinosaur. Obviously.

In the evening, they graciously used their tools [ie- fire truck and plastic chain saw] to take care of the leaves on my back porch. [While, mind you, my roommate hosted a prayer/worship night inside. Bless my friends’ hearts.]

On Friday, Carys said, “Annie, I’m-a sit on the steps. You take my pit-chure.” Who am I to argue with that cuteness?

And while at lunch, Jarrett played many-a-level of Angry Birds [my current iPhone game addiction] and Carys read a magazine.

We did a lot of playing and early rising and as a result, I needed naps. On multiple days. So we left lunch, headed home for a snoozle, and while I pulled out the keys, Carys decided to shimmy between two doors. Cause, you know, that’s what kids do.

We ate Mexican for dinner. Which meant a lot of cheese dip and quesadillas [as seen below].

And we befriended some local statues.

We spent Saturday at the Edgehill Village Fair before my people loaded up and drove away, leave me needing another nap and deeply lonesome.

I can’t tell you how much fun last weekend was. It meant SO SO much to me for Haley to pack her kids up and drive here, meet my friends, see this world. When I’m home, I talk about this person, that place, Nash Nash Nash, and now Haley can see it in her mind.

And if you’ve known me for any amount of time, you know that one of the biggest sacrifices for my heart when I moved to Nashville was leaving Haley and her family [and Molly and her family, and my family, and… let’s just stop there]. So every single chance I get to spend with them, I’ll take.

It was good for my heart. Good for my soul. And a hilarious couple of days. And the only picture the four of us took together was when we were pretending to be statues.

There is a plethora of good faces in this picture and an apparent shortage of pants.

Thanks again for a super fun weekend, Haley & kids! [And thanks Jeff for letting your family abandon you for the weekend and hang with me!]

Love you, Haley! Happy birthday!


  1. posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 5:56 AM  |  reply

    How fun! I love when my best friend Sarah loads up her little girl and comes for a visit.

  2. posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:20 AM  |  reply

    Love this. My favorite is Carys on the steps.

    So, I am about half way through your library book. I started it on Sunday and am hooked. Strange. But a good strange. Can’t believe it is YA. It seems totally appropriate for 30 year olds. 🙂

  3. posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:36 AM  |  reply

    That looks like a super fun weekend and every one of these pictures just made me laugh and smile. Or just smile. They’re too precious! Love it! 🙂

  4. posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 9:25 AM  |  reply

    Happy Birthday Haley! Your kids are so funny and beautiful and unique and awesome!

  5. Angelica
    posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM  |  reply

    such a good wee blog today the part about Carys on the step awww 🙂 looks like a wonderful weekend! love ya x

  6. posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 10:29 AM  |  reply

    So much fun! It is so good when friends come to town…it warms the heart, for sure!!!

  7. posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 10:56 AM  |  reply

    Pretend to be a statue! THAT’S how I get my boys to stay still for pictures. Genius.

  8. sonnie
    posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM  |  reply

    This is the sweetest! I’m bummed little Rock man wasn’t able to meet Jarrett and Carys. LAME! I love how you love kids.

    The End.

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