Friday, May 30, 2008

Memphis Zoo 2008

With Kevin off this week on vacation, we decided to make the most of this beautiful weather and headed off to Memphis to take the kids to the zoo. We had a wonderful time - it wasn't very crowded and the temperature was in the 70s. You couldn't have asked for a better day. We all had a blast! Sam loved all the animals (especially the polar bears!) and Georgia just rode around and smiled at everyone who passed by!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

We spent an enjoyable Memorial Day relaxing with our good friends, Scott and Sarah at their house yesterday. Sam was so excited to get into their pool, but the water was a little on the chilly side, as you can tell by his expressions! Georgia, meanwhile, had a blast playing with their dog, Maggie. She LOVES dogs and just laughed and laughed at theirs. Poor Maggie, she had about all the little kids she could take for one afternoon! Afterwards, Scott cooked out on his new grill - and it was DELICIOUS!! Thanks guys for having us over - it's always a good time when you're hanging out with great friends!

Sam's Preschool Graduation

Sam had his official "graduation" ceremony from The Learning Center last Friday morning. It was such a cute program and all the kids were so excited. Since Sam "accidently" broke our digital camera last week, I had to borrow Grammy's and unfortunately did not get many pictures. We did capture lots of great video however, and once I figure out how to download video to my blog, I'll be sure to add it. They had the sweetest slide show at the beginning of the program with pictures of all of the children throughout their year's at TLC. Boy, did that get the tears flowing! I can't believe my baby is about to start kindergarten. Where does the time go? In any case, we are so proud of Sam and all he's accomplished thus far, and can't wait to see what progress the future holds for him. He is such a smart and determined little boy, and I truly believe that with a little work and lot of prayer, there is nothing he can't do. He is truly my hero and such a inspiration to us all.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just a swingin'

Looks like she's giving her new swing a thumbs up!

Kevin installed Georgia's new big girl swing yesterday, and boy, does she love it! In fact, she'd scream and cry everytime she stopped swinging or I attempted to take her out! Now she has an activity she can share with her big brother. Sam thought she looked so funny in that little swing. And speaking of swinging, you should see him at it! He can pump and get going so high, it looks like he's about to flip over the swingset! And today, he got real brave and would let go of the chains when he'd reach the top - laughing his head off the whole time! 'Bout gave his poor mommy a heart attack! Looking forward to alot of beautiful summer days, just a swingin'......

A lazy morning in bed...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Waking up from her afternoon nap...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sweet Baby Face

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

How blessed I am this Mother's Day to be the mommy of two of the most beautiful children ever. My heart swells with pride. Sam and Georgia, Mommy loves you both and will be forever thankful that God saw me worthy enough to entrust your care to Daddy and I. I've had a lot of jobs in my life but never one as fullfilling as being a "Mama". I love you to the moon and back, to infinity and beyond....

(They both looked so cute in their Sunday clothes this past weekend, but as you can tell one of them was not so keen on having his picture taken, and well, the other one, never stops posing!)

Sunday in Conway

Since we spent Saturday with my family, we decided to travel from Benton to Conway to spend Mother's Day with Kevin's side of the family. After church on Sunday, Wendy, Jim and the kids came up for lunch. We all had a great time!

Happy Birthday, Logan!

In conjunction with Mother's Day, my family got together in Benton this past weekend to throw a surprise 14th birthday party for my cousin, Logan. He's such a good kid and very special to Kevin and I. We had a wonderful time visiting with family and enjoyed a fantastic backyard barbeque. Thanks for the great time and great food, Carol! Look forward to seeing everyone again real soon!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stephen Fite Concert

The Learning Center (Sam's Preschool) attended the Stephen Fite Concert at ASU yesterday. Luckily for sister and I, they were short a chaperone and we were able to go, as well. It was soooo cute! It was a non-stop hour of singing and dancing to all sorts of cute songs - kept the kids (all 1,000? in attendance) engaged the entire time! And that's hard to do with 4 and 5 year olds! I was worried that it might be a little too much for baby sister, but she loved it, too! Especially all the attention she got from being surrounded by "big kids"! Sam was awestruck, as you can see in the pictures, and clearly was not interested in having his pictures made (I think he was too cool - I was probably embarrassing him in front of his friends!) He had a wonderful time and even got to ride the bus to and from the show.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Georgia's First Cracker

As you can see, she LOVED it!!

Tuesday morning

How in the world did I give birth to a "morning person"?!?!?

Happy Feet

Thanks for the new sandals, Grammy!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Under the Big Top....

Kevin & I took Sam to the circus here in Jonesboro last week for a little "mommy & daddy time" without baby sister! He's been needing a little extra attention lately! So while Georgia stayed at home with her Grammy, we headed off to the Convo Center for the action. Sam really seemed to have a good time - LOVED the elephants (his favorite animal), HATED the tigers (wouldn't even look at them!) But truth be told, I don't which was the bigger hit - the circus or getting to have a coke and popcorn all to himself!

Georgia's visit with Alex & Drew