Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our Memorial Day Weekend

We had a fun and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Joe worked all weekend since Memorial Day weekend is Greenville's big tournament of the year. The kids actually went from Wednesday night till Saturday evening before they saw him.

Friday I picked up the kids and we went home and ate dinner then had a movie night. The girls love popcorn so this was a special treat for them. We watched Tangled and then we went to bed.

Saturday we had a family get together. The food was good and the family time was even better.

Sunday the kids and I did nothing all day. Going on my 4th day of having the kids by myself, I didn't have the energy to go out in public with them. They had been having some behavioral issues and I just didn't want to go to church just to be a mean old mama, so we stayed home. That evening when Joe got home Jolie and I finally got to go on a picnic that she had given me for Mother's Day. Her teacher had prepared a bag for each kid to do with their mother. It included a coloring sheet and crayons to color a picture together, crackers, juices, and some coupons for a bear hug. She was so excited to finally get to do it and it was really nice one-on-one time.

Yesterday the kids and I headed down to Greenville to see Joe at work. I just didn't want to be by myself on Memorial Day. Once there we decided that since we were halfway to his sister's house that we would go visit her. So, we drove down to Aunt Becca's house and had a great afternoon with her Angie.

Joel's top tooth has finally broke through, but this morning he woke up with a horrible cough. He sounded so pitiful and he broke my heart. I think his teeth bothering him aggrevated his ears which drained down, or he could just have a cold. Either way, he sounds and looks pitiful.

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Awana Ceremony

Last night was award night for Awana. All the kids got up and sang songs, said three different pledges, and then each group were reconginzed for their attendance and accomplishments.

Jolie's group went first and they sang a little song and did the hand motions to it. Her group is known as the Puggles and they were so cute. In August she will move up to the Cubbies (I think). She got her certificate and pack of skittles.

Josie's group went second. Different children said Bible verses that they had learned. Josies' Bible verse was "Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39." She did great. I thought she would be too embarassed to say it into the microphone, but she did and I was so proud of her. After the different children said their Bible verses they handed out the children's certificates and "candy award." Josie was given a ring pop because "she is such a gem." Josie will move up to the group this August.

After the ceremony all the kids got snow cones. Again, we are so proud of both girls at how well they have done learning their Bible verses. They have loved going to church on Wednesday nights and are already looking forward to next year.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Graduations, Puppies, and Swimming, Oh My

We had a pretty quiet week, but our weekend turned out to be much more fun filled than I anticipated.

Monday after school the kids came home and we played outside for a few minutes before heading in to eat dinner:

Wednesday night the girls had Awana. This Wednesday night will be their last night until August. I know they are going to miss it. They love going to church on Wednesday nights.

Friday Josie graduated from K-5 and Jolie was recongnized for moving up from K-3 to K-4. MeMaw, Paw-Paw, Joe, Sheila, and I were there to see the program. The kids sange some cute songs. I know once or twice both Sheila and my eyes were watering.

Almost immediately after the ceremony Joe took the girls to the doctor so that the our pediatrician could check Jolie for another UTI/bladder infection. The past two times she had gone to Pri-Med and before she could be referred to the urologist she wanted to see her. She did not have an infection and wants to see the Pri-Med records before she officially "refers" us, so more waiting. In the meantime, we are trying to make sure Jolie drinks more water than anything else and just trying to stay on her about going potty.

That evening we went to Annaleigh's birthday party at Build-A-Bear. Josie made upsitting puppy dog; Jolie made a wiener dog; and we made a frog for Joel. Josie named her dog...... Josie; Jolie named her dog........ Josie, and Joe and I named Joel's frog Riblet. I have meant to take a picture of the the three of them with their new "pets," but just haven't yet. Jolie got a leash with her dog and she has been walking that dog ever since. She drug it all around the ballfield and actually had people coming up to her asking if they could pet it. Here they are playing games:

Saturday morning we got up and headed to the ballfield to watch Caden's last t-ball game and see him get his trophey. The game lasted nearly 2 hours and was a great game.

After the ballgame we headed home and then walked a block or two to the Elmore Fire Department's Tractor Pull. This is an awesome fundraiser for the fire department and best of all, all the kids activities are free.
Ready to go:

There was a petting zoo with goats, bunnies, snakes, chickens, albino peacock, miniature horse, cow, and a tiny baby pig:

After doing all the kids activities, we got shaved ice and sat down to watch the tractors:

After the tractor show we went home and took naps. That evening we went to MeMaw and Paw-Paws to play and eat dinner. Sunday Joe worked while I took the kids to church. After church we were supposed to go to Chris and Crystals for lunch and afternoon play time. I had brought the kids swimsuits thinking they would just be running through the sprinkler and and hose, boy was I wrong. When we got there Chris was not there. When he did get there, what did he show up with... a pontoon boat. So after Joe got there and ate lunch we loaded up and went to the lake. We had a blast and the lake water was not to cold to swim in. We wore the kids slap out.

I'll end with a cute conversation the girls and I had one day this week
Josie: Mommy, do you have a drivers license?
Jessica: Yes. And in 10 years you can start to learn how to drive. And then when you are 16 you can drive without Mommy and Daddy in the car. And then years later you will get married like Mommy and Daddy and have babies.
Jolie: Noo, I'm just going to take Joel.