Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We had a jam packed weekend with friends and family celebrating Easter. We had more planned than we were able to get done and truly I don't know how one more thing could have been squeezed into another minute! We started the weekend out going to Grandaddy's and having an egg hunt....the staff went all out with hiding the eggs and candy. There were prizes for the most and least found eggs and cousin Randy won the most found with 26....he got an egg themed horseshoe game for the prize. We just hung out with Grandaddy for the afternoon and the weather cooperated beautifully.
Tyler on the hunt.....
basking in the spoils - they all couldn't wait to dig in!
Hey look what I found!
what a handsome group of boys....Randy, Tyler and Jared
That night we got the fire going and made some yummy smores.....everyone enjoyed that! The next day we had some company from Memphis....Uncle Richard, Mitzi and cousin Dee. We don't get to see them very often and I was so busy running around I didn't get to visit with them much but I am very glad they made the trip over to hang out with us....we love you!
This is my youngest niece Fiana Mae.....isn't she precious! She was just enjoying the sunshine and picking some grass...
Mimi had a neat surprise Saturday afternoon.....pony rides. They came right to the house and the boys got to ride for as long as they wanted. After a while the driver even handed over the reigns and they got to steer Sam. They really enjoyed this part of the day. Thanks Mimi!
We ended the evening off making Easter Cookies. It is a recipie that helps them understand the sacrifice that Jesus made for them. They got to "seal" the cookies in the oven overnight and in the morning they awoke to "empty" cookies. (they form a hollow middle - it was cool)
Tyler's Easter Basket...he is starting to collect cards just like his dad did at his age....oh boy!
We had some friends over for a egg hunt after Church Sunday afternoon as well as the cousins...again hunting way too much candy.
Of course I didn't get any pictures of us in our Easter outfits on my camera. We did take a family photo that my sister/photographer took and will be sending to me. I will post that when I get it, she takes great pictures even for those of us (me) that are not in any way photogenic!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Now don't get me wrong, this isn't something I have to do every day and really we have very few times when this is absolutely necessary. His personality is such that he is a pleaser and will do almost anything to make you happy and lucky for us that means behaving. That is just how God made him, and we are thankful.
This morning I had another teaching moment.
He was going over to a friends house for the day because his spring break started and I had to work. I was giving him the remember to listen, obey, yes mam speech that we all give. I told him that this would make mommy very happy to hear he did these things all day.
I asked him "Do you know who else it makes happy?"
He smiled and pointed to the sky....God.
I said your right. I told him that God would have a great big smile on his face when he sees Tyler obeying and doing the right thing. I told him God would tell him "Well done my good and faithful servant".
Tyler looked puzzled and said"is he really going to say that?"
I said aboslutely!
"How do you know mommy?"
"Because it tells us in the Bible that when we do what God asks of us that is what he will say to us on when we get to heaven."
He had the most proud smile I have ever seen, and guess what......he had a great day!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Outside in the yard playing......wait is that another puppy?
Yes it is.....My brother got to keep one of those babies that we had and he named her CoCoa. He and CoCoa did everything together. When my parents saw this puppy all they could think of was her. So being the nostalgic parents they are they brought her home too! Allen had no idea and was blown away that they did this for him. So gues what her name is.......
After hearing Uncle Allen's name for his dog Tyler had the perfect name for his new puppy..
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Baseball practice started tonight. Tyler couldn't wait. He is on the Red Sox this season with Daddy as one of his coaches. I can't wait to see what he brings this season. He just seems to get better and better....
Easter is next weekend and we are having all of the family here. I am sooooo excited. I haven't seen most of them for a long time so it will be a great time hanging out. I have several things planned for all of us to do, I like to keep everyone busy!
VBS - I am co-directing that this year and am very excited about it right now. Notice how I said "right now"? Yes, I LOVE planning things. However I know I am going to need a lot of prayer to get me through the week of actual VBS! It will be a challenge working a full time job then going to work VBS from 6-9ish every night. Two things in my favor though, my boss is doing the same thing so we will be equally tired and at the end of the week I am going to Atlanta with friends to the "Deeper Still" event with Beth Moore, Priscilla Shrier and Kay Arthur. I am telling you if you have not yet experienced this GO. It is so good to be filled up with God's word from women overflowing with it. It is awesome!
We were looking forward to a Disney Trip the first week of April but right now that is on hold......again. Charlie is feeling sluggish and the insurance company is dragging their heels on getting him a new battery. I am not willing to travel 13 hours from home and doctors when he isn't 100%.
We are also getting Tyler's birthday gift early from Mimi and Papa.....maybe even tomorrow. I will let you all know what it is when we get it.....it's very exciting and he has NO idea....I see crying in his future! Happy tears of course.
That has got you caught up with us so far.....I will post again when I have more to say LOL! Right now got to go watch Survivor....the best show on TV!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
We woke up this morning to this.....
Tyler loved it.....he also loved rolling in it. He couldn't quite get it that it would make him wet and cold.....until he got wet and cold.
The final run.....this was his favorite part.
It looked to fun for mommy and daddy not to take a spin......WEEEEEEEEE!
Didn't get daddy coming down but got him coming up......he got a face full when he landed!