Thursday, July 31, 2008

Butter Popcorn Lovers Delight

That's what waiting a week will do for you!! Can you believe that mess...It's on her face!

Friday, July 18, 2008


I was looking through my pictures yesterday and I'm shocked at how BIG Mary is getting and I barely notice it. Look at this!

Isn't that just crazy! She grows WAY to fast! She's so cute! I think I'm gonna go eat her up right now!!

Monday, July 14, 2008


I can't believe I'm sitting here writing that another MONTH has gone by - this one is a BIG one folks! MARY IS 3 MONTHS! Is anyone else shocked about that!?! Well, I wasn't due to go to the doctor this go around - I don't have to go back until 4 months sweet Mary has a cold which resulted in PINK EYE! She is so pitiful...See for yourself. She is a bit more fussy than normal and she is sleeping a little bit more but she is still full of sweet smiles! She's hangin' in there! She is 13 lb. and 4 oz - she just is growing like a little weed! She isn't "newborn" anymore - she's losing that look and that sweet newborn cry. She is turning into a baby! Her legs are getting rolls on them and her cheeks are getting aren't family without those sweet cheeks, right?!? She is sleeping SUPERBLY!! And she keeps those smiles a comin' AND she laughs out loud and coos at us! Which will steal your heart! And, believe it or not...she's becoming a drooler! She makes spit bubbles and drools just for fun! I could eat her up!! Bottom line...3 months and we think we'll keep her..."We Like Her Dad!"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Poor Noah

Well, I just can't believe that Noah is six now and he JUST had his best day ever in his whole life! That's right folks. We have bored the pants off Noah until yesterday! We had an office party at Carolyn's family lake house. I have to admit it was SO fun - Funner than I expected and I might just be a lake person now - we'll see...

Noah was beside himself about how fun it was. They "drove a boat" went innertubing (Noah description: We got in a fruitloop and the boat dragged us), but the funnest part to him - which is so sweet it is very simple (isn't it always) - he absolutely loved when Jason, Me, Anna, and Him all jumped off the dock at the same time. He thought that was AWESOME! Isn't that so boats or tubes or anything we think is exciting could be as fun as the family jumping off the dock! Of course since I was jumping I didn't get a picture but my friend Heather jumped off with him (sorry Heather, it didn't compare) and I got a picture of that!

Anna's favorite part was riding in the boats. She rode the Pontoon Boat and the Ski Boat. The ski boat was pretty exciting! Fast and compact! Anna of course cried when we had to leave. I hated to go, they played so good with everyone and you could tell they were having so much fun!! I hope, hope, hope we get to do that again before the summer is over...


Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Happy 4th!

We had a GREAT 4th of July weekend. We tend to celebrate holidays - not as a day...but as DAYS! Our weekend started off Thursday. The Barons had a baseball game with 4th of July fireworks to follow. We went with my sister and her family - the kids in years past have been horrified by the fireworks but we kept taking them back in hopes they would one day be able to sit and enjoy them and KNOW the fireworks were not going to hurt them...Well 4 years later we finally got the results we have so longed for! ALL the kids - even FRANCIE...loved the fireworks. They would cheer and comment on their favorites. FUN!! And the Barons won too! Fun game!

Then, Friday my parents called and wanted to go to Oak Mountain for a picnic. That sounded fun so we drove down. Dad had a brilliant idea of us all riding together - which meant him and Jason in the very back of the Explorer. Three kids in the middle seat and mom and I in the front! We decided on Jim N' Nicks and went thru the drive thru. I'm so glad I thought to check the bag because we didn't have our meat!! Just bread and sides...So that took a while to go back in the already VERY BUSY Jim N' Nicks and get things straight but we got it all fixed. Then we drive over to Oak Mountain. The first thing my dad says is... "Well, it just took us 2 hours to drive 5 miles!" We thought that was hilarious because it was pretty much true! But we had fun eating out there. Mary's highlight was she found a stick! I took a picture of Anna in a tree - and it's the same tree I had a picture made of me in when I was about six...that was neat! Same sassy attitude too! Noah loved the water and he played at the edge - he buried two little dead fish - doesn't that sound so fun! My dad found a worm and threw it in and some fish came all fighting for it and that was the highlight of Noah's trip! Poor thing has never been fishing. We MUST take him! He is starting to get all interested in that stuff! The boy in him is fighting to get out!!

Those were the big fourth celebrations! Saturday we went to a friends house from church which the kids really enjoyed and Sunday Jason preached at CHBC again. We were supposed to have our church's 4th on the 6th celebration with a blowup waterslide - which they did and the kids loved it - it was really cold I think but it started thunder and lightening and everyone scurried in so we didn't get to celebrate but for 30 mins! Which was sad. And I didn't get any pictures of them sliding - I thought - I'll take pictures of them after I eat! Bad IDEA!! We had fun anyway! I'm a little sad our weekend is over! But this week will be just as fun and exciting. We are having a work Lake Party Tuesday-Wednesday and then Amy is coming in town so YAY for another fun week!! I better rest up tomorrow!!