Monday, August 25, 2014

our friday night entertainment

zeb's medicine team that he has been working with this month came for dinner on friday night.  to say they are a talented group is an understatement.  sam was so excited about them coming.  he carried his green and orange plastic whistle around all day waiting on them.  they were kind enough to let him play a long a bit!  it was such a fun night!

Monday, August 18, 2014

PSA: School Pics can lead to a Broken Arm

I sent this picture to some of our family and told them that Leigh had broken her arm.  The reasonable assumption was that she broke it doing gymnastics.  Not the case.  That's just when I realized she was serious about it hurting.  We went to gymnastics on Thursday and she didn't use her arm AT ALL!  

This is how she broke her arm (on Wednesday morning at 7:30)...taking back to school pictures!  They took a silly picture and a silly picture with bookbags on their backs led to some unsteady feet.  Leigh ended up on the bottom of a few kids and she hit her arm against the curb.  Now...she let out the EXACT same scream she did two days prior when she got bitten by a bug so I didn't really think it was hurt.  Lesson learned!  She now has her own personal "don't cry wolf" story.

See this poor pained face...yep...well, I told her teacher she had fallen, but that it was just nerves!  I know I deserve the Mother of the Year Award!

We got it x-rayed on Thursday after gymnastics, but the cast people were already gone for the day.  So she had a splint overnight and got a really cool tye-dyed cast on Thursday!

Now she will never forget breaking her arm on the 1st day of 1st grade and her momma not believing her!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

And...our back to school pictures...

Last night we had our annual back to school pictures.  I had all of these things from past parties, so I didn't have to buy anything this year. (All of the printables I found last year until free printables.)  I didn't look at pictures from the past so that I would do something a little different!  It was so fun!   

I found these notebook page napkins from Target last year for 25 cents each.  I bought 4 packs, so I will definitely be using these in the future!

I cashed in my groupon for a cookie cake!  YUMMY!

The girls decided on dinner.  Sara Beth decided on steak and asparagus and Leigh picked macaroni and cheese and broccoli.  I can't believe it was actually balanced!  

All ready for the big day!

The Jordan's are ready too!

Mrs. Bowman and Leigh

Mrs. Randolph and Sara Beth

Both girls came out with huge smiles and said "This is going to be a great year!!" I am so thankful!

While the girls were having their big day, Sam went to a first grade meeting, then played cars in the FPC workroom while I stuffed notebooks for MOMS.  While I was wrapping things up, he made himself at home in Weezie's office!  This was the Sea of Galilee and the 12 disciples!  And the green was dry land!  Weezie, I hope we cleaned your office up!  Poor guy is going to be ready for school to start!  Tomorrow he's going with me to get my hair cut and then physical therapy for my neck!  His school starts in one week!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

back to school tea party

my mom has been taking me to friend's in brandon for as long as i remember.  my kiddos can say the same thing!  she loves to take them for a tea party to celebrate big events!  we went last week to celebrate back to school!

this guy asked me if boys go to tea parties.  i told him usually not but i reminded him that he got to eat those yummy muffins.  i'm pretty sure those muffins will keep this boy going for many many years!

the token silly face

Monday, August 11, 2014

lovin' summer

we have loved summer this year.  it has been SOOO nice that it has been cooler.  because of that, my crew (and the jordans across the street) have spent the summer doing what kids are supposed to do...playing!  all 7 have greatly improved in roller blading (or skating) and there was only one bad injury.  thankfully wells has made a remarkable recovery after a nasty fall last saturday on his face.  thankfully zeb was home and able to doctor him!  love these three and the four across the street!

i got paid for cooking

even though sam will scare me with masks, snakes, and various other things, there is nothing sweeter than a little boy.  sam was so excite that i made homemade pizza last week that he paid me!  i taped that penny to a picture above my desk and will keep it always!  sweet memories...

what sam didn't know was that i had some good help rolling out the dough!  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

a visit from the a's

the a's, also know as cousins ariana and alexandra, came to visit last week while their parents were off galavanting!  we had so much fun!  can't wait for them to come back!

heart pajamas made  by honey

a stark difference in boys and girls

last week at 5:45 a.m. i open my car door in my dark garage and find this!  i am not sure i will ever get used to boys!  zeb said he was surprised he didn't hear me scream in the house!

coming from a house of three girls and then have two big girls, this is more my speed...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Little Guy's Big Check-up

A couple of weeks ago, Sam had his 4 year old check-up.  And that means shots and several of them!  Let me back up to our oldest daughter.  When she had hers the doctors and nurses said they had NEVER heard anyone scream like she did.  I, along with 4 nurses, held her and it was a disaster.  For our middle one, I made sure Zeb was there.  He pinned her down and she cried really hard but was done soon after.  To say I was dreading this appointment with Sam is an understatement.  Zeb held him and he watched the nurse give him the shots.  Absolutely no tears and the only comment was "that hurt"!  After they did the finger prick his finger would NOT stop bleeding so they casted it.  He thought that was pretty cool!  I had to stop 15 minutes down the road to take it off so it wouldn't harden on his finger!    15 minutes down the road just so happened to be Chick-fil-A.  So he got his "cast" off and some chicken nuggets!

Sams Stats:
34 lbs--He's gained 4 from April!  Very exciting!
41 inches tall--3 1/2 inches since April

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sara Beth's turn at Twin Lakes!

Sarah and Sara Beth finally had their turn at Twin Lakes for the very last week of camp.  This was their first time to spend the night for the week!

Monday Morning all smiles

Saturday morning--tired but still smiling!

Sam sure missed his sister!  He let her carry him all the way to the car--which is unheard of!  

Sweet counselors

The lake was still her favorite!
Thanks Twin Lakes for a great summer!  

Slipping and Sliding in Collins

I had no idea that Collins, MS had  a decent water park.  Now this was no Wolf Lodge, but it was perfect for 6 kiddos and a hot Mississippi day!  We thought we would maybe leave about 1:30 or 2 and we left at 3:50--just in time to make Sonic happy hour across the street!  

Mary Brooke, Sam, Graham, Leigh, Sara Beth, Jake

(You can't bring lunch in the water park.  We left for about 45 minutes and went to a Mexican restaurant right down the street.  This helped our kids cool off and have some down time and kept us from paying $6 for a slice of pizza--Win Win!)

 A sign that all had a good time!