Saturday, July 20, 2013

A laid back week and trip to Memphis!

This week we have done NOTHING on a schedule (minus my one day back to work without kids…I took both Tuesday to my classroom and that lasted minutes).  It has been great! I think the lack of activity has made Reese a little more aggressive with her brother, but for the most part WE LOVED OUR EASY GOING WEEK! We did squeeze in one playdate with the Essners but I did not take pictures since I was chasing Reese around the pool and watching John Parker swim without his puddle jumper.   We ended the week going to Memphis Friday night for a Redbirds game with college friends and then the Ellie Horton 5k in Marion Saturday morning.  We are exhausted and everyone is sleeping as I type, but we wouldn't trade being with our friends this weekend for anything! 

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Some happenings around the house…the pictures with Reese in the net and selfies is when I was working at school and Mara was staying with her.  Smile
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I was putting the dishes away Friday morning and the kids were playing it the cabinet.  While putting glasses away I noticed a taco in the kid’s cup cabinet from the night before.  Sigh.
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Fun times and on our way to Memphis!!!!
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Friday we went to the Redbirds game with the Hortons and Veazeys.  Andy hooked us up with free tickets (thank you!) which was great!  I am pretty sure between all of our crazy kids we did not make it through one whole inning of the game before they were ready to get up and play!   We did see a group of college kids on a rush trip.  They all looked happy, hip, and rested.  Times have changed because that use to be us all of us (maybe besides the hip part).  Ha!  It’s always fun when we get together with our kids.  Miss these people SO much!!!!!!!
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Ellie Strong 5k was held Saturday morning in Marion.  It was held to support Ellie as she rehabs after suffering a stroke.  She is awesome and started the race off walking for everyone!  I did not run this race but ran/walked with Robin, talking the entire 3 miles!  Greg on the other hand is the ultimate runner and pushed the double stroller, running most of the race.  It was so great to see soooo many AGDs that I haven’t seen since college.  Great times for a great cause!!!!!

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Group pics of the all the AGDs that turned out.  What an awesome group of girls!!!!  Reese joined me in the pic (we had to divide and conquer the kids) so this is her first Alpha Gam photo. Smile  My little legacy!
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Two of my besties!!!!  So glad we got to spend time together. 
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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Big Post

This is my usual "I am catching up on the blog because I am like a millions days behind."  BUT I like to think of this as more of a scrapbook than a daily diary (although I rocked a diary as an adolescent).  Looking back this summer I quickly realized that my daughter has NO memories on this blog other than a few early pictures when she had absolutely NO hair.  Now she has SOME hair so I want to document it.  Really I just want to update the family happenings.  Thanks to blogging friends I have found how to schedule blog posts and will be posting from this date back to AUGUST of 2012.  Hey it's getting done & I can live with that!  Sorry family scattered across MO/AR/AL/MS that was enjoying the milestones of our children.  Amazing things happened;0)'s just ingrained in our minds....until now.  By the way- this is my 100th post! Whoo hoo:0)

So last week we did this….
A little playing around the house.

Every.Single.Time.We.Go.To.Walmart. We take a picture just like this. 

Before Church…

Playing around the house in our masks and socks…

John Parker got his cast off so before we left for the doctor he did the happy dance!  This could be my all time favorite set of pictures!

The day we got the cast off…this one got sick with the same virus that John Parker had while on vacation.  It made her SUPER grumpy.  Greg was out of town so it made for an interesting week.  He was missed!  The photos show her rollercoaster of emotions Monday-Friday of last week.
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John Parker took swim lessons and did great! He is swimming like a fish.
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I finally figured out what would make a sick baby happy so the car came in.
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To sum up our Monday of this week…
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Writing our name practice was put on hold because of the cast so we started again today.  We have some work to do.  A bit of regression!  But he did great verbalizing how to spell his super long name!
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Showing off his new pair of wranglersWinking smile that his Big Pa got him.
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Here is to a good start.  364 posts to go!