Sunday, December 30, 2007


Today Aidan was invited to a little football game with one of his school friends. I went to drop him off at 1:00 to find out it was a huge family tradition for this family. They have not just a little football game but an all out huge one. They have done this for 18 years. I stayed and watched all 4 hours! It was so much fun. The pictures do not do this tradition justice. I know this is something Aidan will be talking about for a long time. They had uniforms, referees, food, cheerleaders and medals. We are going to have to figure out how to start such a great tradition. By the way Aidan's team won 70 to 63 and he is #7.

I am adding a couple Christmas pictures. We didn't get any great ones this year. We tried videoing, pictures and someone trying to cut everything out and it didn't work.

Did anyone get a Wii this year? Well, I didn't know the thing would tell your age after you play it. Within 12 hours I found out I am getting old, I was so sore I thought I had the flu.

By the way I will not be blogging for a couple of days. Santa left the kids a great gift, I will fill you in later... I am sure I will have some stories for you.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

True meaning of Christmas

This morning Aidan was the first one up at 6:01 a.m. Rule is you have to come get mom or dad before you go look so you make sure you don't scare Santa. Aidan came in grinning and said "Mom are you ready?" Sure I am because I went to bed at 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. sounds like a great time to get up. So here we go and he is excited to see everything and is amazed because Santa brought him stuff he didn't even ask for. Then he looked at his stocking and took out his candy cane full of hersey kisses, went and put it in Joshua's stocking. Joshua already had one but Aidan said he just wanted to do that because he thought it would make Joshua happy to get 2. Well, at 7:00 a.m. Joshua came in and looked at everything and without hesitation took out the candy cane with kisses and handed it to Aidan. They were so nice to one another and happy for each other.

I hope everyone had a great Merry Christmas! And enjoyed time with family!

Monday, December 17, 2007

It is all how you ask...

Tonight I sat down to do the finishing stamping of the Christmas cards. Cody asked how many stamps I had bought. He said Maude had them earlier, sure enough one book was missing out of the six. So I went to her room and asked her if she knew were my stamps were, she didn't. I looked and looked, high and low, in her kitchen, in the basement, under the table, in the shelves and everywhere. I went back to her room thinking maybe she had remembered while I was gone. Nope she still didn't know, then I asked "Do you know were my stickers are with baby Jesus and Mary on them?" "Yes, I hid them under Bubba's bed" she said. I was just asking the wrong question. They were under Bubba's bed just like she said.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mom Vs. Dad

Last night Cody was oncall. So I thought I would give you a run down of how my night went compared to Cody's night tonight while I was gone. Also see how I workout.

Get home from Church everybody runs to there closets get pajamas and run to there shower. Brush teeth, go to bed. And then it all begins.
I am folding clothes when...
Maude "You didn't sing me daddy's song too"

Me leaving the couch of clothes to go sing song

Back at couch

Maude "Mickey Mouse wants to sleep with me and I can't reach him"

Me leaving couch of clothes to go get Mickey Mouse who really wants to sleep with Maude

back at couch

Maude "hee hee hee hee"

Me leaving couch because I know there is only one reason for that giggle
Sure enough he has crawled in bed with her 'because she is lonely'

back at couch

Maude crying

Me leaving couch because I know now that Joshua has left and I have to go pick up the pieces I am right about the first part but she is crying because Mickey Mouse is too loud and is keeping her up I take Mickey for a time out on the couch and when he goes to sleep I will bring him back 'right'

back at couch with Mickey

Maude coming in to see if he is asleep yet because she doesn't think she can sleep without him and now her legs are too weak to carry herself back to her bed

Me leaving couch carrying back Maude and sleeping Mickey
Turn on music

back at couch

Maude "It is the wrong music"

Me leaving couch to change music

back at couch
"Why are these clothes not folded yet?"

Cody's night
They go eat out, come home... Maude goes to her room puts on her pajamas, Cody helps her brush her teeth and then she goes and gets in bed because she is tired. "Good Night Daddy"
Sure she is tired because she stayed up until 10:30 with Mommy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Silent Night

All day yesterday I tried to put a video on my blog and had no luck. I can't describe the video but I will try.
We (1st grade parents) all crowded in the bank, Friday at 1:00 to watch our kids sing Christmas songs. They did such a great job but the best part of the whole concert was when they sang Silent Night and did the sign language to the song. I was so happy that there was a song sang on the real reason for Christmas. Thanks to a wonderful music teacher I think they all know the reason for Christmas. Sadly some of the children have not ever gone to church or know about God. Maybe this year by a small town music teacher some children's heart will be touched. Thanks Mrs. M.

Sunday night I took Maude to the Nutcracker. She didn't want to go at first because she thought she was going to have to dance in front of all the people. Once I explained we would be watching she was excited and ready to go. She sat in my lap and clapped at every performance. She thought it was beautiful and it truly was. Watching Maude's eyes light up at every new performance was probably my highlight. She danced and danced when we got home. The funny thing is she was scared of the nutcracker and not the mouse. I guess that is living with brothers, mice aren't that scary.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Shopping with kids

I haven't shopped with the kids in a while. It was funny the comments I heard from them.
Maude "Look I see baby Jesus!"
Joshua "The real one"
Maude "No just a light up Jesus"

Both together "Look Mom you can dress up as Mrs. Claus!"(lingerie department Dillard's)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Blog Milestone

I was so excited to finally get to meet a fellow blogger tonight. I have read her blog for a while now and got to meet her tonight. I was having a get together at my house and she got to come. I hope we can get together in the future and be able to talk more. It was a bit crazy! Crazy thing is she knew a friend of mine (I guess her's too) from college.
When you didn't think he could top vomiting out of his nose. He did...
I don't even know where to begin on this one. You see we are building onto the house a sunroom. They finished last Thursday at 4:30ish. All we lack is carpet this week. We needed a door to go into the sunroom and we were going to have to order one from Lowe's but the Sunroom contractor guy told us he would take care of it. And he did, he had one made for $856. I usually don't like discussing money but this one time I will because it plays a big part in this story also it was an unfinished one. Well, on Friday at 2:00 not even 24 hours later. I hear Maude's tattle tell voice "MOM, Joshua wrote on the door with a pencil." WHAT!?! But I am ok because it is a pencil, right? NOPE it was a ball point pen and pens don't write well on unfinished doors so you have to press really hard and you have to do 20 times. You know like engraving... The story gets worse he wrote #81 (Terrell Owens) I love the Cowboys but do not care for T.O. I won't even tell you how many spankings and yelling and spankings. He never cried and all he said was he couldn't find paper. Not until we pulled up at the court house and he thought he was going to jail did he cry and say he was sorry.(I was getting tags at the courthouse) Cody and I don't drink but I will have to say having alcohol in the home this one day may have helped. Thanks to a elder at our church the child was saved. In case this ever happens to you: wet towel, iron and sandpaper and you never could tell it was there. It has taken me 4 days until I could write this blog, my dad kept telling me it's just a object as we were sanding the 81's off.

you know what? it is just a door...