Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Baseball in the Fall


Last Saturday, we played a baseball tournament in Long Co. It was the team's first performance with their new baseball family (South Tattnall Sluggers).

They began to get in sync each game around 4th or 5th inning....They all shed a little sweat and worked hard! That air conditioned bathroom was my friend for some of the day :)
Colby did really great! He'd been struggling with correct leg placement during his swing, but everything just fell into place for him that day!! We have more coming soon, and it would not hurt my feelings too much if the temperature would cool about 15 degrees before the next game!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Drag-a-lagging


Ohhh.....I'm so very tired today! I can't think of much else I'd rather do than put myself on that couch and grab about a two hour nap...I know it would do wonders for getting me through the rest of the week! On a weekday, however, THAT word is not in my vocabulary so instead I'm snatching clutter left and right so M won't stop helping me clean my house and listening to kids raise the roof while I spruce enough to be suitable for church tonight! I'm sure I'll feel much better once I get back home! :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Whoa Nelly!


A few weeks ago, by accident and against our will, we wound up with her....Nelly. She is a Boston Terrier that was going to be Hamp's but he wanted the kids to have her..so came the ever-so-sneaky plan. He brought the puppy....she stayed....then a while longer.....she visited until late....she spent the night....and another night.....and you know! Then, we couldn't tell the kids no....
Poor Nelly, didn't even know what was coming next....

It's healing nicely, but the kids were completely confused by what had happened....Aubree saw the stitches and said, "ugh...why is there a bee on her tail!!" Potty training in progress.....next step is to master that obstacle!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fence fun


I've had these pics for months and had almost forgotten about them. This was one afternoon in the spring when Colby was gone, so Aubree and I were messing around...you know, one of those afternoons we could be outside without becoming a big puddle of sweat! By no means was my 'hurricate' dressed for pictures, but she was in the moodfor picture posing



and goofiness.....Sugar and spice
just oozes
from that sneaky smile

and her extreme nail-bitten hands don't you think??

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First day of second grade

He has Melissa Tatum for his teacher this year.... we are looking forward to a happy school year!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Daytona Vacation (cont)


Here are a few pictures that we took during our last few days....I'm such the procrastinator about taking these pics. It is the last thing the kids feel like doing!












Friday, August 5, 2011

BIG sleep


As the sign says, "The Princess sleeps here"

Finally, Aubree gets her first night's sleep in her very own bed! She said she was pretending to sleep.... :) Never mind the nonmatching bed sheets.....I haven't gotten to that part yet :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Some beach....Daytona Beach


I'm fairly confident I was meant to live at the beach at some point during my life :) I think it counteracts my Type A(ness) - some! I could, seriously, spend A LOT of time at some beach....somewhere We go every year for the last two weeks in July to Daytona. However, I have to cut mine short by a few days to get back for last minute errands and get kids adjusted before school begins the following week....... The kids have a blast! They are never ready to leave when it's time....usually, Colby cries each time we leave!


Aubree is getting ready to go set up the tent! AND, we also had a break-through with the swimming situation! At the beginning of the summer, AC was on the steps and had the biggest grudge against that puddle jumper!!! She refused to wear it! NOW, she is wearing the floater and jumping in to swim ALONE! Grammy persuaded her and she was good to go after that..... Really, I practiced some swimming with her without it on too...she is putting her head under for a good period of time. If I had adequate swimming time with her, Aubree could probably be somewhat swimming before the summer ended. She just forgets to use her arms...haha For some reason....Colby was a goggle wearing kid during this trip! He would live in the water if he could! The nice thing about this year was that Tammy was able to get a room for a week and it coincided with a bit of our time. The kids were over the moon that they had time with the boys! Daw will probably be in therapy one day because of an aggravating Uncle Al!


I will have to continue this into another post......too much! :)