Sunday, December 8, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Jack's class visited the Fire Safety Village yesterday.
Aside from being educational for the whole family (yes, we now have a sound fire escape plan) it provided loads of entertainment as Jack recounted the day's events that evening.
First, Jack demonstrated the Heimlich maneuver.
He did save Dad from chocking, however, if his hands had been about 2 inches lower, I think there would have been a whole other set of issues.
We also practiced stop, drop, and roll. It's safe to say my children have rolling around on the ground down pat.
Then there's stranger danger. (I understand this is a serious subject, and we have taken steps to ensure our children are aware of what do to around strangers. However, sometimes what they say is just downright funny.)
First Jack informed us what he would do if a stranger grabbed his arm; he would pull away.
Alex asked him if he would say anything while he was pulling away.
"Yes," Jack replied, "I would say [and he makes grunting sounds like he's trying to pull away from someone]."
"Anything else?" asks Alex.
"Oh yeah," says Jack, "I probably just say 'NO STRANGER NO STRANGER!'"
On to the next scenario.
Me: Jack, what would happen if a stranger offered you candy to help him find something in the grocery store or something?
Jack: I would yell NO, STRANGER!
And the clincher...brought to you by Melody.
Jack, again, demonstrating how to pull away from a stranger and how to a kick a stranger.
Alex says, "Ok, guys, if a stranger is pulling at you and you have to kick him, kick him right here."
(I'm sure you can guess where he pointed...)
Melody looks at him and says, "So, basically, you want us to kick strangers in the nuts?"
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Last night, Melody and I went to Disney On Ice. Just like the last time we went, it was magical!
And full of life lessons. Below are four important things I took away from my Disney experience.
1. It is totally ok and normal to scream with excitement when you see a princess. Melody and I both did. And I may have gotten a little teary too.
2. I want Jasmine's body. Seriously, this chick is solid.
(You can't really see from the pictures, and she's upside down anyway, but believe me, I could see every single ab muscle.)
Friday, October 4, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
After lunch at an Auburn favorite, Momma G's, we joined up with friends for some fun tailgating. And what is tailgating without some tree climbing?
Best Day Ever!!!
Monday, September 2, 2013
Day of Preschool!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
ago, I said "I do" to this wonderful man.
That was such an amazing, special day and it's only gotten better.
In honor of our twelfth anniversary
In no particular order...
1. He makes me laugh. Usually with sarcasm. (Don't roll your eyes, you know sarcasm is funny too!)
2. He puts up with my annoying habits. *I'm not admitting to any annoying habits here, but if I had some, I'm pretty sure he would tolerate them graciously.
3. He loves action packed superhero moves too. But, he will watch the sappy movies with me when I ask him (yes, that means he has seen Twilight).
4. He tells me I'm beautiful all the time. Even when I know that there's no way I'm looking good at the moment.
5. He's an Auburn fan.
6. He's gorgeous. I would put a picture of him here shirtless, laying out on the beach, but I don't want all y'all to get too jealous.
7. He loves God, his family, and his friends. And in that order.
8. He honest. Sometimes too honest. Whatever he says and what ever he does, I can count on him to do it with integrity.
9. When he takes me out on a date, he always treats me as though I'm the girl he's been dying to go out with and is so happy to finally be out with me.
10. He's a hard worker. Sometimes I complain that he works too hard but, in actuality, he's very committed to doing the best he can, he has a strong work ethic, and goes above and beyond always.
11. He's always calm, cool, and collected. There are moments I wish he would just panic right along with me, but when it comes down to it, I know that I can always count on him to be the rational one.
12. He works hard at our marriage. I have to admit, he works harder than me. He is almost always the better person and in that way, encourages me to be a better person. I know he will always strive to put our marriage first and that his commitment to me and our relationship is unwavering.
Happy anniversary, babe! The past 12 years have been wonderful and, from what I hear, the best is still yet to come!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Starting another school year!
Although we started this race last week. I'm just behind. I know, I know. Although if you read my post here, you'll know that timeliness is not really a priority for me anymore.
As if it ever was.
This year, Jack is in 4th grade. He was very excited to get Mrs. Campbell as his teacher. Aside from just being a wonderful teacher who truly loves her students, she also has a no homework policy. Yes, this is one thrilled 4th grader and one thrilled Mommy.
And, last but not least, this cutie gets to hang with me for another few weeks. Pre-K starts next Tuesday. He's very excited about being a Zebra with the teachers we love love love, Ms Dale and Ms. Catherine. I'm pretty sure I'm going to cry on my last baby's last first day of preschool. But until then, Charlie and I will be packing in the fun these last few days of summer break!
Monday, August 19, 2013
I have not abandoned my blog again! I have a list of stuff to post and will be doing that this week. In the meantime, I'm blogging over here today. Go check it out...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
There are many things I look forward to at the beginning of each school year, but for the past four years, near the top of my list has been BSF. BSF is short for Bible Study Fellowship.
Let me just go ahead and tell you that BSF rocks. If you have ever wanted to be in a Bible Study but didn't really know where to start, look no further. And don't worry if you don't live in Atlanta. They are international. You can pretty much find a BSF anywhere.
BSF is a group of women (although now they have men's groups as well) that come together weekly to fellowship together and study a book or section of the Bible in depth. And when I say in depth, I mean in depth. Last year, we studied Genesis. Yes, an entire school year devoted to one single book of the Bible. See what I mean by in depth?
But before you start to panic, don't. You don't need to understand Hebrew to study this way. You don't even have to know anything at all about the Bible. The leaders are fabulous and well trained and can explain complex ideas in a way that a preschooler can understand.
And speaking of preschoolers, if you have one them you will love BSF even more. Their children's program is fabulous. They will hear the Gospel, learn hymns, and experience God's love.
If you are in the Smyrna area, BSF starts on September 11 this year and I would love to see you there. It has been a fabulous place to build friendships and deepen my faith. If you aren't in this area, check out their website to find a class. Classes generally follow the local school calendars.