Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Greg!

Friday was Greg's birthday, Happy Belated Birthday Babe! CJ wanted to have a "surprise party" for Dad so we made him a cake while he was playing softball Thursday night. When Friday came I had to explain to CJ when you tell the person ahead of time about the surprise party it isn't much of a surprise. LOL. Here is Greg blowing out his candles at his "surprise party" with a little help of course:

Saturday Greg headed to Iowa City to see the Hawkeyes beat the Arizona Wildcats. Go Hawks!! While him and Uncle Doug were having a good time, my Dad came over to watch the kids while I painted the basement bathroom. Greg hates to paint so I figured I would tackle it myself while he was gone. Dad also helped me finish some of the trim in the shower. I think it looks great. What do you think?

At least I feel like I accomplished something on our never ending to-do list!

CJ spent the night with Pop and Nana last night and Ms. Ry wasn't pleased. What can make everything better? A popsicle of course!


Thursday, September 17, 2009


I read many blogs each day - most of them written by complete strangers. Some are funny, some are sweet and some make me thank God for what I have. The Maxey family lost their beautiful 11 month old baby girl to cancer last night. My thoughts today are filled with prayers and sadness for a family I have never met but who deeply touched my heart. Fly with the angels baby Annette. And THANK YOU GOD FOR WHAT I HAVE!!!!

I love you two more than words can ever say.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day with Ayo Kitty

Don't you think every weekend should be a 3 day weekend? That one extra day is so great!

We started the long weekend with a bonfire at the Drury's (thanks guys!). We had a great time and the best part? The neighbor girls watched all the kids so the adults could have some grown-up time. The kids played great together! They stayed up until 11:30 which is SUPER late for our kids and they slept until 9. Yes, you read that right 9 am!!!! Amazing!

Saturday we did a little shopping. The kids needed fall clothes badly. All of CJ's pants looked like capri pants when he tried them on! Sunday we were lazy and didn't do a whole lot. Those days are the best.

Monday we had the Firle family over for lunch and then we celebrated Ry's 2nd birthday early. Her birthday is the 13th and we will be in Iowa (look out Mamaw and Bapaw we are on our way soon!!) so we had cake early with Pop, Nana, TT and Jeff-o. Nana got Ry an "Ayo Kitty" cake.

She didn't have a nap all day so when she opened her Hello Kitty pillow and blanket from Nana and Pop she said "I go ni-nite". LOL.

I can't believe she is almost 2. Where is the time going? We love you little girl!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Big News for Mr. CJ

Hey everyone! This is just a quick post to wish our little guy well on his first day of Pre-K! He moved into his new room today and was very disturbed that his jacket had to be put in a different place. That's our little creature of habit! I know he is going to really love his second day because every Thursday his class takes a trip to the library for storytime. Thank goodness I've gotten him used to the library in the past 6 months!

We love you bud and know you will do great in your new room!

And because I hate posts without pics here is one of CJ from March 2007. He's always been so handsome!