Welcome to Erin Putnam's blog!

My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 5 years. We have a 2 perfect children named Presley and Nate...and Lucy the chihuahua is still around, as well. We live in Memphis on Mud Island and really enjoy it! We have a great group of friends and you'll almost always find us together cooking out in someone's yard or at Movie and a Pizza...leaving the island is a rarity! I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try to keep everyone updated on our lives.

About Me

I like the pool, the beach, and any water - warm weather combo. I like shopping for Presley and Nate...way more fun than shopping for myself. I like cooking when I don't have to, running when the weather is perfect, the day the maid comes and my house is clean (even if for a little while), grocery shopping, minivans, pregnant women (just not me), a bubble bath and a sudoku puzzle, baby pictures of my husband, my hair the day after it was washed, reality TV, Oprah, when Todd takes the trash out without me asking, half-baked ice cream (I could seriously eat the stuff every day!), watching my babies sleep, talking about memories of my mom and grandmom, someone else choosing the restaurant, when the car beside me has spinners, strawberries and melted milk chocolate, and funny songs on your ring tone. I don't like feeling I need to exercise, folding itsy bitsy clothes, computer problems, hot leather seats, bugs, sun glasses that are too tight on your head, alarms, annoying girl drama, paying for daycare when it's closed, long fingernails, hugging people I barely know, people who use the word 'love' too liberally, and tacky children's clothes. All and all, I think I'm pretty normal.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Camping/St. Louis

Well, our vacation did not go as planned, thanks to BP. But, we rescheduled and ended up having a great time minus the ocean. We rented a cabin on a lake in Missouri for 3 nights...where we cooked out, took some hilly bike rides, hung out at the beach, and played at the playground. When the weekend came around, we headed to the city...St. Louis. We went to the City Museum (fun, but better for kids a little bit older) and the Children's Museum/Magic House (which was crazy good). With some our good friends that used to live in Memphis, we took a bike ride to a restaurant on a lake, where the kids got to feed ducks and the adults could chat and catch up. Finally, we finished our trip with a PERFECT cardinals game...with kids, that is. Right when we got inside, it rained for about 2 minutes, cooling the temp down to about 70. Then, to top things off, it was a ridiculously quick game, just over 2 hours. So, by time we consumed our hotdogs, bbq nachos, lemon icy, cotton candy, and adult beverages, it was time to walk back to the hotel.

So....It wasn't Orange Beach, but it was fun...and the commute was soooooooo much better with the kiddos!

And, of course, I don't really know how to put together a blog...so all my pics are in reverse order?!?

big ole boy's first baseball game
presley and her "number 1 glove"







her marilyn monroe moment
no way she was doing that alone




helping daddy clean the grill
before there were pack-n-plays, there were truck beds








1 comment:

Lance and DK said...

beautiful babies! we haven't decided if we will cancel yet or not. will leave it up to laura. mrs. dk