Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday night and everything's all right!

After much persuading from my husband, and the fact that everyone is asleep, I have decided to sit down and recap the past week or so. AE attended her first Vacation Bible School (VBS) and had a blast! It was a long week, with her attending Mother's Day Out in the day and then going to VBS at night, but it was sooo worth it!

Jason and I met several friends downtown for a concert on Friday night...B.B. King and Willie Nelson. It was sooo HOT outside, but they were worth seeing. It was a lot of fun. Jason and I were meeting Abby and Damon and Michelle and Lindsey, but we also ran into Rod and Amy, so we had a good little group to sit with and enjoy the show.

It's been so hot lately, that the kids have been either inside enjoying the wonderful air conditioning or outside playing in the sprinklers/baby pools.

As you can see from the last picture, our living room was turned into a romper room (thanks, Daddy!). See what happens when I leave the room and leave Daddy in charge?! Ha!

For those of you who don't realize exactly how active my children are, especially the younger one, check out the video above. Enjoy!

Well, that's about all we've done lately. Hope you all have a great week ahead! Until the next posting...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

These boots were made for walkin'

or playing dress up, playing outside in, you name it and my kiddos have done it. I have the proof, here it is...

We didn't do too much this past weekend...played outside, went to a birthday party at the JumpZone, Jason and I managed to go out to eat Saturday night without the kids, and then church on Sunday and a brief visit with my Dad in the afternoon. Joseph kept asking for "Pawpaw" after church, so we decided to pay him a visit. While the kids and I were inside my Dad's house playing, Jason and my Dad killed a copperhead snake that was curled up in a flower bed by the walkway leading to the pool. Glad I wasn't around for that!!! Eww!

Anna Elise had a playdate yesterday afternoon with one of her best friends, Rachel. They had a blast and are looking forward to the next one! She was supposed to attend Mother's Day Out today, but managed to put on the waterworks for me and I couldn't make her stay...I would have felt too bad. So, we headed on to the park for a Mommy & Me scheduled playdate. It was a lot of fun, but we managed to stay there for 3 hours!!! Am I crazy or what?! Joseph is still napping and Anna Elise is counting down the minutes until it's time to leave for swimming lessons.

Sorry it's taken me so long to post...I've found another addiction, Facebook. Jason has to pull me away from the computer sometimes....not healthy! :) I'll try to stay on top of my blogging, though. I haven't forgotten you all!

I have a much needed GNO (Girls' Night Out) planned for this Friday and I can't wait! We're going to eat at a restaurant I've been wanting to try and possibly go see a movie afterwards (Mamma Mia!, which I doubt my husband would agree to see, so it's great that my girlfriends are interested in it).

Hope everyone is having a great week. Good luck to my friend, LAH, who will be speaking before legislators tomorrow morning regarding her son's Autism story. Wish her luck. For those of you who aren't familiar with Leigh Ann, you should check out her webpage...


Sunday, July 6, 2008


Anna Elise developed a fever virus last Sunday and continued to run fever until about Thursday. We (being myself, AE, Joseph and Jacq {my mother-in-law}) had planned to visit Eureka Springs for a couple of days, but had to postpone our trip until another time due to FEVER. It was the craziest thing...the only symptom was the fever and boy did it get high, almost 105 at one point. Nothing to do but give fluids, Tylenol or Motrin, and make sure she got plenty of rest. So, no trip to Eureka Springs, swimming lessons or Mother's Day Out.

But...we had already planned a trip to the Buffalo River for Thursday and Friday and since the fever had broken and she was up running around again, we decided to go. One of our dear friends, Mo, came to visit us and go canoeing. So, the kiddos hung out with Jacq at the cottage and playing along the riverbank, while Jason, Mo and I canoed for a few hours. We thought the canoe would have three seats, but it only had two, so I came away with wonderful bumps and bruises but worth it! I don't have any pictures to show you since we took a disposable camera with us on the river and I haven't gotten them developed yet. Sorry!

We returned home on Friday and spent some of the evening with some more good friends. It was the first year that Anna Elise was able to stay up for the fireworks and she seemed to enjoy them. She did fall fast asleep on the way home, though! Here are a couple of pictures of AE, Mo, Jason and me before we left for the evening....

We had the best intentions of going swimming on Saturday and Sunday, but about the time we were ready to go it started to rain. Bummer!
All of our company left on Sunday, so it's back to same ol' same ol' starting today. Now, if I just had the energy to clean up, all would be well.
Have a great week everyone!
On a different note...
Friends of friends had a major accident occur to their son the night of the 4th. He was hit in the back of the neck by a Roman candle and is suffering from 3rd degree burns from his ear to his collar bone. He is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday and is expected to remain in the hospital for 10 days. Please join me in praying for him and his family during this difficult time. Thanks.