Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Oh how I love to hear my kids pray, but it is really hard to maintain a straight face sometimes.  Owen's prayer the other night.

Dear Jesus, Thank you for Mommy, Daddy, Owen, Evan and Anderson.  Thank you for the pirates.  Thank you for our house and please help it to stay here.  Thank you for our grass and thank you that the goats don't eat it.  Thank you for our fence and that it keeps the horses, pigs and cows out of our yard.  Thank you that we have a pond in our neighborhood so we can go fishing.  Amen

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Long Legs

They were having a conversation about who's legs and toes were longer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fishing Hole

Owen was so excited to go fishing with Daddy.  They walked over to the pond in our neighborhood and they had a few nibbles.  Owen told me he caught some 'ocean weed'.   Anderson and I ran an errand and then walked over to take some pictures...thankfully it was a little chilly and Anderson didn't want to stay long...this Mommy doesn't fish. 

 According to Aaron, Owen did a great job that how you say it?  Remember, this mommy doesn't fish.  haha!

In Owen's prayers last night, he thanked Jesus that we have a pond in our neighborhood to go fishing.  He told Aaron that we should get a backhoe and dig our own pond in the backyard.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just A Swingin'

Aah, fall is going to show up after all!  I love living where there are 4 distinct seasons and I get very excited when it is time for a new season.  It's been fun to get outside and play without sweating.

 I cannot believe how big this kid looks in this picture!

Owen, Owen, Owen

Owen must have read the blog yesterday, because he stepped up to the plate to challenge Anderson's silliness with this getup...

Preschool is going well.  I told him the first day that I wanted him to tell me 2 things about his day when he got home.  Telling him I wanted this info has opened the floodgates.  Most days he gives me a lot of detail about his day, when I previously would get an 'I don't know' when I asked about his day.  I typically find out who he played with, what letters/numbers they worked on, what activity he enjoyed the most and about the story they read.  Some days more, some less.  I love to hear about his day.  One day he told me all about playing Duck Duck Goose.  He told me how to play, who picked him, who he picked, that they played in the field with a cool black fence and that I really needed to go see the field.

Some funny things he's said lately...he asked Aaron to tell him the story of Robin in the Neighborhood.  That took us a few minutes to figure out that he meant Robinhood.  He got a CD from VBS at Grandma JuJu's church and the first song is 'I Kick it Old School'.  He sings it (and insists) that it is 'I Can't Get Old Sku'.  And in school last week during share time, Owen shared that when his is grown up, he is going to be a daddy with a funny pressure washer.

Owen is such a big helper around the house.  I sure hope some of it sticks around as he gets older.  He'll empty the dishwasher without my asking.  For things that go in the top cabinets, he'll stack them on the counter in front of the appropriate cabinet.  He will help me cook and clean and set the table.  He helps Aaron with the yard and any other work Aaron is doing.

He is very serious about his coloring and drawing.  We've had some good bonding time lately cooking and coloring together.

I love this munchkin to pieces!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Anderson, Anderson, Anderson

I love this kid!  He is so full of life and keeps me laughing.  He loves to dance and run and jump do all things active and silly.  He puts his little hands on our chin and gives the sweetest kisses.  He is a great hide and seek player...he stays so quiet when he hides (unlike big brother who giggles away). He struts around the house and likes to talk in a deep voice, often telling us 'I'm a worker man.'  Aaron was leaving to run an errand yesterday and Anderson burst into tears after Aaron walked out of the door because he wanted to go too.  We hurried out so he could go with daddy. 

 Hiding from the camera...
And he's already showing teenage tendencies.  I've been having to wake them up every morning since it's been darker in the mornings and daddy has been home so bedtime has been a little later.  I went in this morning and he rolled over, through a stuffed animal across the room, rolled back over and pulled the cover over his head.  I think I'd rather have what I usually get...where he rolls over and pops up with a big ole grin on his face and says 'Hi, Mommy'. 

 He copies everything we all do.  We've been walking down to the babysitter's a lot lately since it's been wonderful weather.  If Owen stops to scratch his leg, we have to stop and wait for Anderson to stop and scratch his leg.

He's such a little stinker and I love him so much!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011


Aaron and I finished the summer off with a trip to Atlanta.  We lived it up by staying at the Ritz...that's a little out of our league, but was fun and we are now quite spoiled.  We sadly don't own a Bentley like the one that pulled up next to us at check-in.  We had great conversations, great food, great seats for the Braves vs. Dodgers, and Aaron got some great autographs (so he tells me).

His favorite baseball player of all time, Donnie Baseball Mattingly is now the Dodgers manager.

Pre-game interviews

Signing Aaron's jersey

Tony Gwynn, Jr.

Can't go to a Braves game without taking a pic (or 10) of Chipper.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More Art

Not only does Owen love to paint, but he loves to draw and he loves to draw pictures for and of people.  His Sunday school activity last week was to make a mobile of the people we can pray for.  He talked the whole way home about how he had people to add and asked us to cut some paper so he could draw more people.

Anderson is on the left and Owen and Evan are on the right.

And, another drawing, this time a self-portrait he did at school.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hurricane Activities

Owen loves to paint...I mean, really really really loves to paint.  In preparation for Hurricane Irene, we got some fun new things to paint to keep him and Anderson busy.

We had a good steady rain and a lot of wind which resulted in a few branches down.  Here is Evan's tree blowing in the wind.