Sunday, August 29, 2010


The Yankee & Peach household has been a flurry of activity and noise in the last few days.    And I won't even give you the slightest hint as to what is going on - since my better half is actually in India till Tuesday and doesn't even know the half of it! Actually, he doesn't know about ANY of it! (Sneaky Momma Peach!!!)  I won't go into details just yet, as I'd rather show pictures of the final product when the job is DONE. It's all a surprise to him.

I will say the final product will make both Momma Peach and the Yankee VERY HAPPY when the work is completed.  Till I can break my silence and show you the pictures of what I have come to call "Project Mayhem" (Fight Club reference? Anyone, anyone?), you'll have to make do with some of these pictures I recently took off my camera:

Dadda and Baby Peach at the Mountville cabin window.
Momma Peach has been playing with silhouettes
and *trying* to learn how to shoot pictures
in a variety of lighting.

Baby Peach trying to escape.
Once she's able to reach
a doorknob, I have a feeling she's outta here.

So very pleased with herself for taking
over the dog bed. Again.

I'm so glad our pups humor her.

Modeling a scarf.
That she decided to drag around the house for an hour.
  Hey, a toy is a toy!

Trot modeling the same scarf.
He is not pleased.
  I'm so glad our pups humor me.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Hi All! It's been a very busy week, so my apologies for not posting sooner. We spent the weekend in Mountville, celebrating Uncle Winston and soon-to-be-Aunt Bridget's engagement. Although the weather was HOT, the festivities were lots of fun and it's always a good time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones! 

Little Miss Priss Evie was a ball of excitement and motion the entire party, staying up waaaaay past her bedtime!  Unfortunately, Momma Peach had her hands full and didn't take too many photos of the party, but I do want to share a few.

This marks the spot where Evie drove
a car for the first time.  She even honked the horn
to let the grandparents know we were coming!
All she needed was Momma Peach's lap for a
boost to reach the steering wheel.

Apparently, flooring changes cause confusion
in a 10 month old.
Is it brick? Is it wood? I DON'T KNOW!
Either way, I'll bear crawl over it!

Woah. I'm captivated and also confused by the fact
that Momma Peach is wearing lipstick.
That NEVER happens.

A few uninvited, but very welcome, guests.

Note to self: Don't make too fancy of a cupcake.
People will think they are for decoration only and no one will eat them.

(Either that, or they actually tasted like crap and no one told me!)

A delirious little girl who was up WAY past her bedtime.
Please notice the glazed eyes and the  massive amount
of watermelon juice on her dress.

She LOVED it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Instructions on how to watch video:
Click on the "Play" button and look directly at screen.
After approximately 9 seconds of footage you will need to bend your neck so that your left ear touches your left shoulder. Try to focus.
Then watch the rest.  Enjoy.

(Video Courtesy of Uncle Battle. Mamma Peach doesn't have video editing knowledge or software right now, so till she does, you're stuck with Battle's sideways video skills.  My apologies.)

In just a few weeks, Little Miss Priss went from climbing a few stairs to climbing the whole thing!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Momma Peach has noticed a pattern starting to develop over the past few days:

A few hypotheses on the situation:
(1) We possibly have a wino for a baby.
(2) We have a future refrigerator repair woman on our hands.
(3) It's time to move the wine fridge.

In her defense, she has the same fascination with the dishwasher:

Sunday, August 8, 2010


On Saturday, the Yankee, Peach, and little Peach made our way over to a Tech alumni/old friends' house for a birthday party in honor of their adorable 2 -year old son.  Although it was a HOT day here in the ATL, our friends threw a great party - complete with a huge inflatable bouncy slide, that also happened to have water sprayer capabilities. The kids loved it! 

(Note to self: We are SOOO renting one of those for one of Evie's future birthdays...  heck, maybe even for the adults' birthdays... better yet, renting it for the entire summer sounds good.)

Dadda got Momma Peach a new camera lens for her upcoming birthday (and Momma Peach begged and pleaded to open it early), so Momma Peach took the opportunity to try it out at the birthday party. Although she's pretty sure she looked like stalker-paparazzi taking so many pictures at the party, Momma Peach did learn a few things to do and NOT to do with her new camera lens.

Evie hit it off big time with the birthday boy - even in the midst of his celebration, he was very attentive towards her-  and shall we say even a bit flirty? (Ahh... young love.)

This handsome lil birthday boy was
Evie's love interest for the day.

Evie wasn't the youngest at the party, but she wasn't old enough to  "fit in" with the big kid crowd, although she tried her hardest...

If I can reach it, I can do it!
When I get older, I'm gonna dress just like you.
Oh, wait, I already do!

He has a Thomas the Tank and a John Deere truck?
I love this guy!

After stuffing ourselves with cake and ice cream, the Yankee and Peach family sauntered home in order for Evie to show us just what else she learned from the older kids that day....

I have figured out how to OPEN the
cabinets! Victory is mine!
Hmmm... what's in here? Plastic baggies?
Excellent chewing/choking material!

More importantly, this newly learned
cabinet-opening skill means

she now has the ability to open the wine fridge.

But hey, she's got good taste,
so who am I to complain?

The bottle-opening skills come later in life.

Hey mom! You're late to the party!
But I saved you a bottle - let me just get it for you...

Hey neighbors! Come on over,
we're having a party! Drinks are on me!

Evie also decided to teach Mamma Peach the
alphabet by playing with refrigerator magnets.

Dad, she is just not getting it.  I don't get paid
enough to work
with amateurs
like this lady. Is she really my mom?

Yup, Momma Peach and Baby Peach are
definitely related. 
The similarities
in the way they eat are amazing...

Monday, August 2, 2010

DISCERNING TASTES - Pearls, Pillows, and Peaches

Our little Peach has certainly developed her personality over the past month. Her repertoire of facial expressions has grown exponentially and the new variety of "squawks" and "guttural sounds" she emits while playing with her toys has her parents constantly falling into fits of laughter along with her.  Evie has recently started showing a very particular preference for specific toys, people, blankets, and other items in her daily life. Luckily, she doesn't show such discrimination towards the food we give her - she still likes it ALL!

It's amusing to talk with friends who have children of their own and hear them describe their little ones' personalities. A friend recently mentioned her son was "all boy" in everything he does - while another friend mentioned her daughter was already showing signs of being a "high maintenance girly-girl."

Although it's probably too early to tell, I can't figure out if Evie will be a girly-girl or a tomboy. Or maybe a delightful mix of both!

I managed to capture Evie while she was playing in her "ladylike" state of mind the other day and just wanted to share a few of the pictures...

Ready for my sorority composite picture, mama!
Pearls do look good on me!
Hamming it up and striking a
Material-Girl-performance-pose in her jewels

Oh, dear.
This jewelry fascination is starting to get expensive

She even holds the jewelry bag with her little pinky up! Such a lady!
Learning the Rosary at a young age.
This will come in handy, since she will be in a
nunnery till she's 35, according to her father

Pondering the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Or maybe just trying to figure out if
she can fit the cross into her mouth

Already reading Martha Stewart Living and
Architectural Digest.
I believe that's also a Field & Stream and
a J. Peterman catalogue underneath as well. 
A well-rounded education is so very important.

Ditching the pearls to wear an Indiana Jones fedora.
There's the Evie we know and love!

In other Evie news, you may remember an earlier blog about Momma Peach recovering Evie's little rocking chair with some fun new fabric she found. (If memory fails, you can view it HERE)   

Evie in her newly recovered rocking chair.

Grandmumsy Neal recently found some matching pillows in the same pattern and generously donated the pillows to the "Yankee & Peach Home Decoration Cause."  Since this meant new pillows for the couch, we had two old pillows to recycle however we wanted.  

Never one to throw away a potential upgrade, Momma Peach decided to finally do something with the adorable Winnie-the-Pooh fabric that has been sitting folded in the corner of the guest room for the last year.  So she made new pillow covers....

Evie had a tough time deciding which pillow she liked better.

Hmm.... this one matches my rocking chair and is pretty awesome.

But Pooh is pretty awesome too. Decisions, decisions.

This decision calls for a hands-on approach.


Along with the new pillows, Grandmumsy Neal sent up a box of peaches from Carroll Farms, which happens to be Momma Peach's high school summer job alma mater.  Evie immediately determined that THESE are the peaches for her. She must have gobbled up two whole peaches all by herself! (and these are not the usual hard-as-a-rock-baseball-sized-peaches you find in the grocery store. These are softball-sized whoppers.)

Best peaches in the world. Hands down.