Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Performances...

I posted a few days ago on Facebook that I was going to see my kids christmas performances at school. We have been so busy that I am just now getting to post some pics and videos...the last video I will post is not of my kids...but you will want to check it out I promise!!! The first video is of Abigail. She is the one with the red bow that is falling out. Their song was "It's Christmas Time in Texas" (i thought of you Kirsten).
videoThe next video is of elijah's class. I think the song was called something about "Mrs. Santa Clause"
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This last video is of a little first grade boy. He was keeping the beat and singing the song all by himself. He was something precious...check it out. Song "All I Want for Christmas is You"

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awesome huh??

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

8 going on 18.....





Yes, this is my now 8 year old daughter. This whole weekend has been one big whirlwind of activities. It started out with a party for Abigail Friday night. Her birthday is on the 7th, but her party was Friday night. We had 4 extra children sleep over that night...and let's just say it will be a long time before that happens again!!! hahahaha. Then one of the young boys pictured in the above picture has the same birthday as Abigail. They are 50 minutes apart (abigail is the older one:) ) He had a party on Saturday. Saturday night Mike and I had a sunday school party for our class. Sunday, the children's department had their annual choir concert/play performance. Then Monday we had the annual Christmas parade that our children were a part of. To top it off, I have had to juggle finals around this whole thing. I am one tired person!!! Hope you enjoy the pics.










Saturday, November 29, 2008

For this I am thankful....

We had a wonderful thanksgiving day. We spent some time with our friends, and had a fabulous meal. Thanksgiving always reminds me of what I have to be thankful for. Of course my mind always goes back to my faith and family! I have three beautiful children who are healthy. I have a wonderful husband who loves God, and his family. I also have a great extended family. Our church loves and supports us, and I have awesome friends all around the globe! I could not be more blessed. The kids spent some time playing with this new wii game that we got for christmas (early present :)). It is called outdoor adventure. The games require you to use your body to complete the tasks. The kids (including mike) had a blast! I mentioned before that we had a great meal filled with all of the Thanksgiving staples...turkey, dressing ect...Isabella had another idea for thanksgiving supper. She decided she wanted this for supper instead:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I've been nominated....



FINALLY! I have been nominated for something. I've mentioned before that Abigail's school is implementing this new "robust vocabulary." Last night, Mike was helping Abigail learn her new words for the week. One of her words was "nominated." Mike went on to tell her the meaning of the word. After about a minute, Abigail responds with this statement, "Daddy, I nominate mommy to get a job." My response is a quote from the wicked witch of the west "All in due time my dear, all in due time." I am set to graduate December of 2010. Which seems like a long time from now, but I start my methods courses next fall. That will keep me extremely busy. So just start praying for me now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pictures,Pictures, and more Pictures

We had one fun day last Sunday. A good friend of mine had a very nice camera, and she took LOTS of fun pics of the kids. They were just casual pics, but were adorable! I thought I would share a few of my favorites. There were over 100, but i will just share a few :)!

Some of Isabella:












and of course my precious Abigail:







and finally last but NOT least my handsome Elijah:





Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nine Months

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Isabella turned nine months on election day (some day huh?) anyway, she is getting so big!!!! On her 8 month check up, she was 21.9 lbs. So by now she has to be 22 lbs at least. She is starting to get her own personality (which can be a good and bad thing haha) She does not crawl like a normal baby, but she does scoot to wherever she wants to go. She has 4 teeth now, and this has made for some interesting nights. Just wanted to post a short video. Enjoy...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fun Filled Friday

We have been so busy lately that I have not had a chance to post anything! Of course having a virus sweep through our house did not help. Anyway...Friday was really busy for us as well. Abigail's class had their "tall tale" day on Friday. Her school does not celebrate Halloween, but their class got to dress up as a famous "tall tale" character. Abigail wanted to go as Pocahontas. Since she looked so cute...we let her keep it on for Halloween night. This is what she looked like:



Elijah was a Knight! His class did not have anything special that day, but they did give out candy. He just loves a camera, can u tell?



well that leads me to the star of the show last night. I will let you figure this one out for yourself:







I do not know if you can read the wording on this bottom pic..but it says "lil stinker" well that is almost accurate. there is nothing "lil" about her! hahaha.




well the church had theit second annual trunk or treat friday night! we had over 400 kids come through. it was awesome! hope u enjoy the pics!

Monday, October 20, 2008



Thanks Scott for the cool award. We love your blog too. My friend Scott nominated me for a blog award. Cool. I would like to nominate one other blog that has NOT been on anyones list so far:

I would like to nominate Adam and Andrea at: http://southasiashefs.blogspot.com/

Mike and I met Adam and Andrea at the seminary in New Orleans. They are so sweet, and totally crazy (in a good way!) Their new baby is totally precious! Check em' out! You will agree!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Visitors



we had visitors this weekend. My sister and her children. It was so good to see them. Here's a cute pic of the kids:




of course we had 5 kids in the house at one time. after they left i really needed this:
instead, Abigail recieved this treatment.
she was invited to a birthday party where they had a "spa" treatment.
Must be nice!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

All "Dolled" Up...



This is what happens when you are the last and final "baby" of the family.....






Just sayin'.....

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ambled...

Well this is a new one for me. My childrens' school is pushing a new concept this year. They are introducing what they call "robust vocabulary." The idea is to introduce these big words to these young children. Now do not get me wrong, I love this idea. They are trying to increase the student's level of understanding. My first grader's words consist of "capacity, underestimate, and ambled." I have to admit I had no idea what ambled meant. Apparently, it means to "walk at a slow pace." Hmm....I do not know when or if he will ever use that word, but he sure will know what it means. My daughter's words are "heed, opinionated, blockades, inappropriate, ect.." Each week the school adds new words. I think they are starting to sink in. The other day Abigail says "Mom, why do you think SpongeBob is inappropriate for us to watch?" I thought to myself.."wow, she used it correctly and everything."

Monday, September 8, 2008

Welcome Back...



Thanks to Gustav we had to evacuate for a week. Luckily, we had no major damage..just no power for almost 5 days. Needless to say, me and the kids stayed in Tennessee. On a brighter note, my sister Kaylee welcomed their second baby into the world on Thursday.



Welcome to the world Rylan Gabriel...a whopping 8lbs 11ounces. Isn't he just the cutest thing?






He is just so big....and has tons of hair:




I am sure Kaylee appreciates me putting her son on the blog in all his glory..but naked babies are so precious. Anyway, Congrats Kaylee...now go get some sleep!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Whistle....

Isabella does this cute thing where she puts her lips together like she is going to whistle. I just had to get it on camera...take a look:


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She is 6 1/2 months now. At her six month check up she weighed 18 1/2 pounds. She babbles all the time. I can not believe how fast time is going by.

Monday, August 11, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year....

It is that time of year again...yes BACK TO SCHOOL time. Ya know that day were parents across the globe shout from the rooftops: woo hoo!!! We are FREE AT LAST...THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE ARE FREE AT LAST! Ok, so maybe that was a little over the top. To tell the truth..I do sort of miss them when they are gone. Notice I said "sort of." hahahaha. I do love my babies. That is what they always will be...my babies. here are some back to school pics to see how each child felt about going back to school:



miss chatty cathy here loves the idea for going back to school. She gets to socialize. Notice the Hannah Montana in the background.






It is another story for my little man:







yeah... he could care less. There is no Wii in 1st grade.



You want to see what isabella did while they were gone??:



enough said!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

my little diva...

Ever since Isabella was born, Abigail has been a big help. She helps us probably more than the law allows. MOST of the time she does not complain, so we decided to give her a special treat. Abigail and a couple of her friends got to be "Diva's". They got their hair and make-up done. They had their fingernails painted, and was able to make their very own lip-gloss. They also got to sing and dance on a stage with a disco-ball. They had a blast.


Getting her hair done:











Hanging out onstage:











making lip gloss:






hanging with friends:


Finally the dancing:
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They finally ended the day watching the Hannah Montana concert on the Disney Channel. I think she had a great day! I think she deserved it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thanks TeamVictory!!!



Isabella just tried out her new walker given to her by the Victory family. She loves it. She can only go backwards..but she likes it! i thought i would post a couple of pics and a short video of her first day in the walker.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Strange creatures....









ok, so maybe these are not "strange creatures", but we did catch a baby stingray and tons of jellyfish out of the ocean. As tradition states...we must take these creatures out of their home and bury them in the sand. the baby pic is just to try and show you how much hair my baby girl is losing. she had SO MUCH hair when she was born, and now she is down to this tiny bit. It barely holds a bow anymore!!! she is just too cute with or without hair. Oh well, these are the last vacation pics i will show as well.





Friday, July 11, 2008

It's good to be back






















Our family had a nice vacation this week. We went to Orange Beach, AL. It was so nice to get away. I feel like we have been going non-stop since Isabella was born. That was five months ago. So we finally were able to stop and relax. Hope you enjoy the pics.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A rare event..

So Mike and I finally had a date night last night. Why is this a rare event you ask? That would be because our third child was born almost 5 months ago, and I believe our last date was before that!!! So I just had to get a picture of the rare event. The picture is located to the right if you have not already figured that out. It was nice to get out of the house, but the evening passed all to quickly. I guess that will be good enough for five more months. hahaha.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Invention

Ok, I need a new invention. You know those cars that have that new "Microsoft Sync.." stuff in them? The one where you all you have to say is "call..home", and it dials it for you? Well I need a version that is nothing but a dictionary. Abigail is at the age where anytime you use a new word she wants to know the meaning of that word. This is great stuff..but how do you define the words "free country" to a 7 year old? The problem is, if you sit and think about it we all use words that we understand, but try to define them. For example the word "experience". We know what it means, but try to define it on the spot when a 7 year old asks "mom what does experience mean?" So, I am going to invent the dictionary version..."Dictionary define the word IT..." I think I am going to be rich....hahahaha.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's over.....sigh











We came, we played, we won, and now it is over. I found out a few things about Abigail and me. First, Abigail is pretty good at third base. If you tell her to do something...she does it! Secondly, I am a pretty competitive person. Yes, I have mentioned this before, but I am just shocked by the whole thing. Of course, Mike would say he has known all along (poor guy). Last but not least...I can be a little "redneck" at times. Ya know?? Oh well, we finished our season at the beginning of June, and placed third out of seven teams. That was a little disappointing because we placed first in our opening tournament. That is ok, there is always next year. The year may be over, but the memories will last forever. Enjoy...