Monday, April 23, 2012

Busy weekend...covered in cell phone pictures!

We had such a busy weekend, starting with Friday. It was Field Day at Noah's School. They also had a mile run to start off the day called the Jill Hall Run. Jill Hall was a principal at the school who believed in physical fitness, and loved to run. She was killed during my kindergarten year in a car crash, and in her memory they have this fun run. Last year, Noah came in 2nd place for all of Kindergarten, and this year, he was hoping to do the same for the 1st grade. Well, they split the age groups up, so his group is K4-2nd grade. Noah won 2nd place for the 1st graders, and came in 4th place overall!!! We were very proud of him!!!

Nicholas sure did draw a crowd of ladies!!!!
There is bulletin board in the 1st grade hallway where they kids each wrote something they are good at that makes them unique. I guess Noah really had the Jill Hall run on his mind when he wrote this!!!

And I was very proud of my sweet "daughter" Maddie. She is our neighbor who I used to babysit 2 times a week, and now I steal her from her folks any chance I can!!! She's a 2nd grader, and she loves baby Nicholas!

Here's Noah and two of his friends after the race! Such cuties!
Then they had a picnic lunch in the was way too hot for outside picnicking!!! These two boys are Noah's absolute best friends!
After lunch, we were back outside for the rest of Field Day. This is Noah with his teacher, who is most definitely one of the best teachers I have ever met in my life....I have begged her to teach every class Noah goes to, now through college!!! She's gonna stay in first grade though!!!

The highlight of field day is tug-of-war! Last year Noah hopped up to the front of the rope, this year, he wanted to try the very back spot! They did 1st grade boys, verses Kindergarten boys (along with two teenagers on the Kindergarten side) and the first graders won!!!

After this long, tiring day, we headed to the local outlet mall to get Noah some new t-shirts, as he has gotten too tall for all of last summer's shirts, and after that, he went to stay the night with my sister! So, we took that opportunity to fire up the grill, and have an evening of supper together at home (Nicholas was asleep by the time our supper was ready!!) Then D turned in early, and I got to work! My best friend was having a baby shower the next day, and my parents graciously watched baby Nicholas so I could help throw the shower for her! They said he didn't cry....maybe they should do this more often!!! hehehe
I am the grill master!!!!
Saturday was my best friend's baby shower, and I decided to bring some nice treats! I got to work washing strawberries, and melting almond bark!!!
These were delicious!
And so were these marshmallow pops I made with the leftover chocolate!!!

I cannot wait until her identical twin girls arrive!!!

 Then, after that busy Friday and Saturday, our children's church was having Hillbilly Day! Our hillbilly was a cute one!!!

Straw hat, t-shirt, denim jacket with gloves hanging out of the pocket, old jeans rolled up, and big boots, covered in mud! Everyone in the children's department looked the part as well!!! It was a fun Sunday for them!!!

Oh yeah, and the Bubba teeth!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just a few things new!

 I have found that with two children (one of them an infant), I am doing good to snap pictures with my cell phone, let alone take my real camera everywhere! And Noah has found that he can't even go brush his teeth without a little guy in a walker following him in there!!!! 
 We've been spending lots of time outside. and with that comes these guys, the ones that look like sticks!!! I was cutting my in-law's grass, and saw this guy when I turned the corner. It's just a rat snake, but he still gave me the heebie jeebies!


When possible, Nicholas's favorite thing to do, other than eat, is to sit outside on the grass! Of course I check for any stick like creatures, and ants, and dirt! haha. He cries when I pick him up off of the grass, but any other time, he cries until I pick him up! See those chunky little feet?!?!?! hahaha. He wiggles them around the whole time he is sitting there!
 And we absolutely have been spending as much time in the boat as possible. Nicholas loves this too! He is an outside boy, through and through, and a potential river rat! hahaha. He is not wild about the life jacket though! And Derrick and Noah still enjoy it just as much as they ever did! I do too, but there will be no pictures taken of me during or after a boat adventure!!!! The ragamuffin look is not becoming!
And our main time in the great outdoors is spent right out on our back porch, usually involving me near the grill!!! And except for Noah, who is always, and I mean always, shooting hoops!
 I have been very fortunate in receiving lots of hand-me-downs for Nicholas. As of right now, I will have to start buying his clothes when he is five!!! I have all the way through 4t piled up in his closet (thanks Aunt Richie!) and I don't mean just a couple of outfits. I mean quite a few boxes full! In one of those boxes (from Aunt Richie's cousin) there was this Florida Seminoles shirt!!! Imagine my shock, and me trying to keep my lunch down when I saw this strange thing!! hahaha! It was definitely a funny sight! Noah came in the living room and said "Ew mom, where did that come from?!?!" hahahaha. We're just training him up!
 Another quite cruel prank was when on Good Friday while Noah was out of school, we ventured to Publix for some extreme couponing (total before coupons-$110.18, after coupons-$59.50!) and Noah runs up to an LS-who display and says, "Mom take a picture of me cheering for LSU!" Ugh, my heart shattered into a million pieces right there in Publix!!! hahaha. He said, "That's only a really bad joke mom....only the Tide can be #1!" Whew...that was a close one! 

 He did have me text that picture to our neighbors, who obviously go for the wrong team! There is a little patch of grass by a power pole on their property line, and she and her husband (who cuts the grass!) wanted to put in a flower bed, because he was tired of having to weed-eat around this pole, where our mowers couldn't fit. So, she told me she was getting all purple and yellow flowers for her side of the property line, but she wasn't going to cross the line. The line meets with a small right of way to the property behind us, then our property. I said, well, I may plant a few things on my side (where the right of way is) and if the owners ask me to move them, I will. I went with red and white petunias (which are small compared to her things, but again, not my property!) and I put an old Crimson Tide car flag at the back of the row of flowers!!! hahaha. We are yards divided! We've had lots of good laughs about it!
I am sure by now anyone reading this heard about our latest National Championship trophy getting broke when someone tripped on a rug at A-Day, but we Bama fans take it in stride! We have plenty more, and more to come!

Stay tuned for a few more updates from time to time....I'm gonna try anyway!

And I will leave you with this....At some places they play football, but at Alabama we live it!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Catch up post coming soon!!!

So, it's spring time in full force around here!!!

I have every intention very soon of doing a catch up post (promises, promises!) and if nothing else, it will have lots of pictures. In the mean time....

If you need us, we will be on this....

 playing with these....
 trying to start a game....
Or living this good life!!!