Friday, March 25, 2011
...and here's Pa-Pa helping him!
This is how his smore looked.....
I even whined a little until someone fixed me one too! Baby loved it!
Uncle Ted talked about the war...he served in Vietnam aboard the USS Enterprise in the United States Navy.
And the kids had their own war.....playing water balloons!
Notice how far away those pictures are.....you didn't think I was gonna get up to take them did you?!?!?
This little dude loved it when the balloons popped, he didn't care where it landed or when it popped, he loved it!
Then it was time to blow out the candles.
We are so Martha Stewart too, here is just a piece of the cake in a bowl (no need to bring the whole cake out) and notice the candles, a number 5 then a single candle! That's 51!
Here's my uncle and my daddy, 2 of my 5 favorite guys in the world!
The 5 are of course: Jesus, Noah, Derrick, Daddy, and Uncle Ted!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
And the teacher showed us more....
Then let us touch....see Noah listening to the ocean!
He and Conner were both drenched from almost "diving" into the touching pool!
Here's Mrs. Parsons, Noah's teacher, showing Noah and some classmates what she likes in the water!
Then they had a fish tank, a planetarium, and we had a picnic at the beach, and played frisbee....all while all 3 sets of my batteries were dead! But we had a great time either way!
The next day, I asked Noah if he'd take my picture, along with my belly, and he said, "Ok mom, but what about pictures of me?!?!" How could I resist?!?
He said this flag is his favorite place in our yard...hehehe!
...and a close up!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
But before we cross it, we always pass this church. Derrick's Paw-Paw was the Pastor for umpteen thousand years! You know I love family ties, and thought it would be fitting to post this part of our heritage. And they've really fixed it up nice.
Anyway, after the longest ride ever for two 6 year olds, we made it!
And Maddie was really good at this one...
And even I hit a jackpot or two...
And do the Cupid Shuffle with Chuck.
And of course, when the free tickets went to flyin', the kids went to catchin'!!!
And he showed me some love too!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
So, we decided to head to the fish pond, and feed them some old bread.
There have been a couple of new additions since I was little, and I'd hope a lot of up-keep since my mother went there (uh.hum), but there were still some of my favorite things there too!
After playing for about 1 1/2 hours, we left, because NaNa had bigger and better things on her mind!!!
This was a real surprise, and a little of a sacrifice-----after all, my NaNa had left for work at 5:30 am, got off at 11:15 am, took us to Burger King, and Fels Avenue, then drove around Downtown Fairhope during Mardi Gras crowds to make sure we got to go here! If you've never been to Downtown Fairhope during the Mardi Gras holidays, DON"T!!!! haha. People were dadgum everywhere! But, NaNa wanted to make sure Noah got to go to one of "her" favorite places!!! That's more like it! Oh, and I had a coupon! She used to own an Ice Cream Parlor before I was born, and she sold it when I was a little Tiff, and I told her if they'd kept it, we'd be rich!!! After we got our treats at Mr. Gene's Beans, they were lined up out the door!!!
Anyway, we enjoyed ourselves greatly, and made our way back to the apartments, on the way, NaNa showed me yet another place where someone has lived, this time it was Aunt Betty (her sister!) , and I think sometime (not Mardi Gras) I should have her start on one side of the town, and we'll work our way to the other, and I'll be snapping pictures of all of the history of my family!
And finally, while NaNa and I sat at the pond again, Noah found a friend with a fishing pole, he'd caught three, and he said if he'd caught another one, he'd let Noah reel it in, but no luck....it was too chilly. And, don't worry, although they were filleting size, he threw back his three, after gently removing them from his hook!
Until next time, when what happens in Fairhope, will stay in Fairhope!!!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
First, Mr. Noah has learned what to do without training wheels on this thing!!!!
I am so proud of him!
And his parents chose the most appropriate shirt they could've sent to our house, and yes, Uncle Derrick did try to steal it!!!
I think it bothers me more than it does him, but still, my poor Buddy Boy!!!
But, as always, I have already been shown a sermon.....that's right......it's mini-sermon time, but don't worry, I'm not a typical preacher, I will not take up an offering!!! haha.
Anyway, God showed me (in just a couple of hours) that He wants me (well, everyone) to be more like Buddy Boy! Let me explain, you know my sermons take a while to get it out!
Buddy is quite child-like. He is rambunctious, he likes to play, and run, and he trusts anyone.
So, I took Buddy for a ride yesterday, to the vet, and boy was he excited. I'm sure he was thinking "My lucky day...woof woof!"
But, then, I just left him there, under the care of the doctors and staff, to be neutered. I'm sure when he came out of anesthesia, he was trying to remember why he was thinking it was his lucky day!!! Either way, vet's office said he did great and that after 24 hours, I could come get him.
So, I get there to get him, and he was still excited to be around other dogs, but he was more excited to see me!!! I figured after the way I felt yesterday, he'd never want to see me again!!! haha, But, dogs are "man's best friend" right?!?
So, I got him home, took him to the backyard, just in case he needed to potty, and then brought him on inside (which we don't do much, because he's been quite rowdy in the past!), and he's been following me around ever since. Literally. As I sit here now, typing this, he is just staring up at me, with that big lampshade collar on, and his tail is just a waggin'!
He's not jumping all over me like he normally does (he's probably afraid his insides will fall out!) and I am sure he'll get back to his normal rowdiness soon, but right now, he's just standing and staring! If I go to the kitchen, he follows. When I went to the bathroom, you guessed it, he followed.
The point is, (hey, that's not too bad), that even though things didn't maybe go his way yesterday, with the surgery and being left overnight, and wearing the lampshade, he still trusts me, and has not taken his eyes off of me!!!!
Don't you think God wants to be able to see if we can just go by faith, fully trusting Him, without murmuring, and be able to trust Him, follow Him, and not take our eyes off of Him!
So, thanks Buddy for showing me this kind of faithfulness. I know that no matter what else happens with who else or what else, this puppy is countin' on me!!!! Him loves him mama!!!!
And, thanks a million Lord for showing me this! I'll plan on not turning my eyes away from You, and I'll follow You in faith!!! This has been humbling Lord, Thanks again!
Here's to future posts.....
Remember, God makes All Things New!!!