Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Onion Festival Parade

Once again, we had a church float in the parade, I had one kid that wanted to ride and one that's too scared to do it. I tried everything under the sun to get AC to ride, but she "wanted to catch candy"........
There is Uncle David making his contribution to the parade.... he is always good for a laugh :)  His Shiner friends make way too much noise for AC in that parade; she is always ready for them to move on!!! :)
I just noticed that the kids might have been eating as much as they were throwing!
He's in the middle of "Mama...." so he could throw me a frisbee! 
That was probably the nicest weather we have had for the Onion Festival in a long time!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Like a rocket...

He blasts off into third grade!  This has been such a fast year, it nearly made my head spin!  On Honors Day, one of Colby's awards was for Student of the Month that he received back in March.
He was also one of two students in the second grade that received Perfect Attendance this school year.  His first time ever...... :)
Give us a little smile C........
And then there was fake!! :) He was so self-conscious about people watching him!  He also received a T-shirt award for AR this year too. 
I'm so proud that he made honor roll all year long and did well academically.  It probably helped a lot that Melissa was ready and waiting with a fly swatter when he needed some extra motivation! :)  Third grade is going to mean SO much more independence, and that worries me greatly!  It is going to be a big adjustment for us next year....... We love and appreciate everything Mrs. Tatum did for Colby this year!
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."  ~Dan Rather
As the grades go by, the wrinkles multiply! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Season in Review

She has already started asking when ball will start up again...... :)  I promise no more T-ball pictures!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Last T-ball Year

During a given week, everyone lives for something! For Aubree, it's T-ball day.  We pretty much have to acknowledge every day and review how many more before "game day". 
Then, we go through the list of adoring fans that will be present to cheer her on when her day arrives!
And.........she hit it!  Run number 6!
Waiting at second base to make her move to third!  **Wrong foot advancing to third* :)
Clearly, it is difficult to tell if what I say is the truth!  I almost looks like I have to hog tie her to get her there! :)   I love her excitement, especially when she is so taken over with excitement before the game that she pats Colby on the knee and calls him "precious".  **That has sparked a whole new nickname for C...... I love to aggravate my "precious" boy!
Yay, Aubree Cate you crossed home and got that "hot five" from Mr. Lee!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bible Competition 2012

All I can say, is that I'm sooo glad that is over!  This past weekend, Ebenezer had a second grade group and a fourth grade group, plus one individual competitor going for the area of Bible Memorization at the Free Will Baptist competition in Albany.  Those boys have practiced diligently for months on end to learn their parts and get in sync with each other.  We were so proud of their willingness to be part of something that represents Christian faith.  They stepped out of their comfort zone by agreeing to speak in front of a room full of people and judges with all eyes zoned directly to them...... My stomach was in knots, and I thought I might throw up at the thought, so I paced outside the door until they were done! :)BTW, you could tell they were so out of their element by even wearing a tie!  Good grief!  They flipped, pulled, and played with them for the first hour! Good thing I brought an extra, because, somehow, Colby demolished his tie (that wasn't even ours) within about 10 minutes of having it on (seriously!).  *See two different ties in the pictures*  Ugh.....  these are backyard, barefoot kids fo' sho'! :)

Here are the second graders that Colby was working with......
We were able to see the judges sheets after awards were completed on Saturday.  They received a perfect score in the area or memorization, but they fell short with presentation.  As expected, they were nervous and fidgety so they lost marks which knocked them out of 1st place.  Only first place could go to Nationals in Nashville, but it was a good experience for them.  We are so proud of their efforts!  There isn't a magic switch to turn off the nervousness.....just takes practice.
It was a very long day for those boys, but they represented our church and the Lord well! :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Clowning around....

At a reward party at school, I'm guessing they had some fun! I'm extremely surprised that Colby actually put this stuff on and allowed a picture! :) That isn't him...... When they gave him the picture to take home, Tammy said some of the kids wanted to look at it, and Colby moved the fastest he has ever moved getting the picture stuffed into his book bag!!  What a funny moment to make him relive when he is.....oh, about 18, and I'm that mama that breaks out old photos for his girlfriend to see! :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mimi's 60th birthday...

After church on Sunday, we rode to Love's for Mama's 60th birthday celebration. We got a table for 14 and sat outside under the porch and fans to eat.... it turned out to be very nice with the breeze!


We hope she enjoyed her birthday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

On Earth Day

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth...God saw all that he had made and it was very good.   Genesis 1:1, 31

Monday, April 23, 2012

T-ball & Baseball

Aubree is beyond excited this year about T-ball.  She bounces off the walls on her ball days until time to get dressed and go!

I think she is going to bite her tongue off if she doesn't put it down!
I think this was a strike since the ball is showing up behind him!!!  I will have to try to get a few more pictures this season of them......

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter means that this life on earth is not all there is. Jesus went “to prepare a place for us” in His Father’s heavenly mansions for all eternity. Jesus died for our sins, paying our penalty, so that we could be forgiven. He was resurrected, to prove that death has no hold on those who repent and accept Him as Savior. This life on earth is a prelude to eternal joy with our Lord. Easter is a celebrationof our eternal destiny. ~ Joanna Fuchs
So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” Matthew 28: 8-10
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:40
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3-5

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Loving honesty.....

It isn't hard to look at them and tell the differences in their personalities.... :)

Even though Colby is quieter and more reserved, he says some things (like most kids) that crack me up! He just rattles them off in his dry, matter-of-fact way..... The other night he ran his hand down my arm and said, "Wow! You are getting know....a Hispanic." I think I was actually about to say "thanks".....when he pinched my elbow where the skin bunches together and said, "and your arms are getting wrinkle(y) old person." Then, he just smiled and shrugged with some hesitation, combed his hair, and left. :)