Sunday, February 22, 2009

just being boys

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I forgot to write about Noah's sciene fair project. The awards ceremony was Monday night and we didn't go. Ok, let me expalin. Noah said it was not mandatory and he didn't want to go and I had a headache and Jimmy was still working and we just knew he wouldn't win, etc. Sooooooooo I got a text message from a friend that he won 2nd place in his category and his project will go on to the district fair. What? ok, lame parents we are. The she texted me that we MUST pick up our project right then. So off to the school we flew and when we got there, there was not a soul in sight. what! anyway, lesson learned. Always go to your child's events even if all the cards are telling you not to.

Last night, while backing out of the carport, with all of the kids in the van, including an extra who was spending the night with Andrew, I felt a bump. . . that bump was Pepper, Andrew's cat who he has had since he was three. She was flopping around everywhere so I hurriedly backed out and left Jimmy there to take care of her. Why didn't she get out of the way like she always had before? She died a few minutes later. So sad. I can't say that I am THAT sad. But sad for Andrew. He has a tender heart which I am proud he does. But this cat for me, was a thorn in my side. She came into my house all the time and I would have to catch her because she got sooooo good at running away. And when I would catch her, she would usually stick her paws out into my skin. She was even REAL good at pawing things out of your hand, thus making you bleed. Really! she was an evil soul. A few weeks ago, as I was driving to Cville she jumped on the back of my seat scaring the begeezus out of me. The entire drive, she would jump on my lap and dig her claws into me. I was so tempted to pull over and drop her off. But I do have a heart, sometimes. Then when Noah and I got out at the store, she jumped out and wouldn't come to us. So I decided I would leave her there. But Noah talked me out of it. He said that would be cruel. Ok, he was right. Then he got out and got her. And said, "now if we wanted to throw her out while going 65 down the highway, I wouldn't have a problem with that." what! anyway, we saved her life that night.

So sad for Andrew. Luke in his sweet little 6 year old self suggested that we get Andrew a kitty. Sweet kid, but I think I'll pass.

this one's good too

Our purpose should really not be in trying to avoid life's challenging moments, but rather in learning to become more Christ-like as we weather those hard times, for they will come.
(copied off of MckMama's blog)

I'll be memorizing this one.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
It's learning how to dance in the rain.

Boy, do I need to write these words on the inside of my eyelids!!!!!!! This quote came off of a blog of a woman who just lost her husband to cancer. Young family with two small children. If this woman, in all her sorrow, fear and pain, can post these words, then I can try to live them. It's as if she is speaking to me.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Look who can read

 Well, he's been reading for awhile now but this is a chapter book and he was quick to point out it is a 2nd grade book! My first grade "baby" is reading for real. So cool to see his excitement. He has not put the book down all day. This pic is of him in his bed at 9:15. He just kept saying, "just a few more pages." Boy, I am soooooo happy because for a while it was looking like he wasn't going to have a love of reading like the other three.

Now, wasn't it just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital? Time is flying by and I just want to stop it. But since I can't, I'll try to enjoy all the milestones.
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Aunt Maxine, these are for you--ENJOY!





Here she is, as precious as it gets. I got the Bumbo from a friend who was happy to pass it on to Trish for Emma. It worked so well for me while she was here. We sat her in it on top of the table while we ate and she was sooo content. Now why couldn't I have thought of this neat little contraption?
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

After arriving home from Mandeville, Noah and I worked on this subject . . . . Apples to Spr-apples . . . . his science fair project that is due tomorrow. And depsite what others say, Sprite did NOT work as a non-browning agent on the apples. 

UPDATED: She slept from 10:45pm til 6am, took a bottle and went back to sleep at 7am and is still sleeping now at 9:15. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
and this little girl does not know that it is 10:45 and past MY, oops, I mean HER bedtime!
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A Good Time Was Had By All





Just us having a great time at the Mardi Gras parade last night.
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Mardi Gras Madness

The boys and I went to visit the Napiers in Mandville for a parade last night. It was FABULOUS! Not too much of a crowd, lots of great throws, beautiful floats and jammin' bands. As you can see, Robyn and I were totally in fashion for the night! Robyn is such an awesome friend. Do you ever have one of those friends that you feel is a better friend to you than you are to her. This is that girl. She is always there for me to listen, laugh and love. And what a beautiful girl she is. She and hunky husband are tearing up the dance floor as I type at a Mardi Gras ball. And I know she looked super hot in her platinum dress. Thanks Robyn for a GREAT evening last night.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine goodness

These cupcakes are for Andrew's class 

The coke Valentines are for Andrew to pass out as his Valentine treats for his class. I saw this idea on another blog where someone did the same thing but with powerade/gatorade bottles. such a neat idea for a 'bigger' boy to pass out. 
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I'm having a sleepover

and there is only one invited guest. She brings her own food and even her own bed. And her mom tells me she sleeps all night which makes me SUPER happy! so they'll be no staying up all night for these two girls. or atleast I hope so.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


noah is on his third day of being sick and he hates it. he is never sick so when it gets sick he gets very frustrated that he must sit still and just be for a while. the fever has subsided but he feels like crap. so i have been home with him for three days. feeling a bit stir crazy b/c i was home all day saturday too. hoping all will be back to normal tomorrow and i will go to work.

busy week with baseball and PTC meetings and supper club.

Headed to Mandeville this weekend for a Mardi Gras parade. Fun times!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Newspaper article on murder suspect caught

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Our weekend

Not much going on here

Karate started back for Asa and Luke last Monday.
Computer issues for Amy are finally resolved.
Baseball meeting for Jimmy and Amy on Thursday - its that time again - woohoo!
House arrest (starting at 4pm Friday evening)while a murder suspect was on the loose.
House arrest was lifted when the suspect was caught RIGHT BEHIND OUR HOUSE!
Watched as 35 or so state troopers parked in our pasture to eat lunch.
No, I didn't have to cook for them.
Went bike riding today. Jimmy went horse-back riding alone which he deserves.

And that was our boring, uneventful weekend. :-)