Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Papa!!

We had a great time celebrating Papa's birthday this weekend. As you can tell from the picture, it wasn't exactly relaxing, but a fun time nonetheless! Hope you enjoy your Wii as much as we did - maybe you'll finally get a chance to play it now all the kids are gone!!

Ladies who lunch

Georgia and I got the chance to visit with my friend, Beth, on Wednesday. Beth is one of my oldest and dearest friends - you know the kind, when you don't even remember a time when you weren't the best of friends - you just always were. Our time together is especially dear now that she lives in England. It calls for alot of catching up! So we've kind of made a yearly ritual out of meeting for lunch once a year when she's in the States. She and her mother Terry come to Jonesboro and each have lunch with their best friends from high school - she and her friend, Holly; and myself and Beth. And of course, Georgia got to join in this year. We had a great food and an even better time. Thanks for inviting us, Bethy. We miss you. (And Georgia loves her new "English" tea set!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sam's 1st Day of Kindergarten

Well, today was the day that I have been dreading for the past several years....Sam's first day of school. We've been talking it up for the past several weeks and have even visited his teacher ( a good friend of mine) and his classroom a few times. Well, all our efforts must have paid off because, HE DID GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! And so did Mommy, thank you very much! They don't allow parents to walk their children into school here - not even on the first day :( so you have to drop them off at the front door and an aide or teacher gets them out of the car and walks them in. I fully expected to have a fit on my hands when we got there, but once again my smart little boy proved me wrong and reminded me that we can never doubt what he's able to accomplish. He gave us (Kev was able to go in late this morning and be there, as well) a kiss and a high-five and jumped out of the car taking Miss Shari's hand, only turning around once to wave bye! Not so much as a tear - from any of us!! Which is quite a feat considering even the thought of it has had me literally nauseous for the past couple of days! Wow.....I couldn't be more proud of the little man he's growing into. So strong and capable. Please join us in praying that this transition continues to go smoothly and that today be just the beginning of a long list of Sam's successful accomplishments.

A day of firsts.....

Georgia learned to wave (at everyone and anything!) while we were on vacation in Gulf Shores last week. But, yesterday she finally was able to put it together while saying "bye"! So cute! And while grinning at me so big (she was very proud of herself!) I noticed another first - she has a top tooth now! Her left central incisor (tooth "f" to be exact) - sorry, that's just the dental hygienist in me! So now the tooth count is at three and counting!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Back from the beach!

We made it back from vacation on Friday, and boy did we hate to leave! Sam absolutely LOVES the ocean! Too bad we don't live any closer! Pictures coming soon! (I only have hundreds to sort through....)


Grammy and Papa -this one's for you!!! Look familiar?!?!?!?

My sweet "baby" boy!

Guess I can't call him that much longer :( He's such fun, sweet spirited little boy! Don't know if you can tell from these pictures, but his eyes matched the exact color of his shorts this morning. Just beautiful......

In her Sunday best....

This is the first dress that Georgia's Grammy bought for her when we found out she was a girl! It didn't take too long - we were out shopping an hour after my ultrasound!! She looks like a little angel in it! Thanks for the beautiful dress, Grammy! ( And for the dozens more you've bought since!)

Gentlemen, start your engines!

What a beautiful Saturday afternoon!

We spent the weekend just as it was intended - playing outside in this unseasonably beautiful August weather! Only wish it would stay this way......

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fast asleep......