Tuesday, May 25, 2010

G's Kindergarten Celebration!

G and is diploma G and Mawmaw Gordon The family (M was at friend's house. I didn't know how long we would be at the celebration.) G and Ms. Kidwell G, Luke, and Walker I can't believe my baby boy has completed kindergarten!! I cried this morning in bed. It's all bittersweet! I enjoy that he is older and more independent, but also sad since he needs me less and less. I felt so old this morning. I can't imagine what I'll feel like when the baby is graduating. University had their kindergarten celebration at Gateway Church. The school could not hold everyone. There were over 160 kindergarten kids this year at the school. Gateway was nice enough to open their doors. The kids sang about 5 songs and then showed a DVD of clips from the year. G had grown so much this year physically, spiritually, mentally. He has had a Christian teacher who has loved on all her students. He can read books, excels at math, and loves to learn about the Presidents. His best friends at school were Walker, Joshua, and Luke. After much prayer and thought, G will be going to a different school in the fall, as will his best buddy, Walker. We have enjoyed the location of UES and his teacher, but the size of the school is way too big. There are many opportunities G is missing out on by being at such a large school. The school is built for around 500 students. There are over 1200 students attending this year. We will be sending him to a much smaller, private school in the fall. We are very excited about all the possibilities and learning experiences!

Opening Weekend at the Pool

Yeah!!! The pool opened up this weekend! It's gotten so hot so fast here that I'm dreading the months of July and August. Luckily, we have the pool. We tried to go last weekend. We got the boys all ready, loaded in the bike trailer and off they went. When they got there the gate was locked. G had a melt down! So this weekend, we called before we went. The pool was packed! G picked up right off from last year. He's a really good swimmer and has taught himself. We are debating putting him in swim lessons for technique reasons. M loved the kiddie pool and is our more cautious one. We took is life jacket off to see what he could do, but he freaked out! He wanted is jacket back on! We spent both Saturday and Sunday out at the pool. This coming Friday it officially opens up for everyday use. You can count on us being there as much as possible!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hidden Oaks Farm

I went with to G on his last field trip of the year. They went out to Haughton to a petting zoo, Hidden Oaks Farm. G rode the bus and I drove out there to meet them. Well, my GPS took me to the wrong place. It took me to a power plant. I started to get worried and felt like a horrible mom. I thought G was going to get there and be upset. I drove around for about 45 mins looking for the place. My phone had no reception, so I couldn't call anyone. I finally drove into town and stopped at a store. They pointed me in the right direction and I was finally able to get ahold of Dan who gave me better directions. I finally got there thinking I'm so very late. When I pulled in the kids were just getting off the bus. They left school later than they wanted to since the bus was late. So G had no idea that I was late! Another mom showed up about 30 mins later saying her GPS took her to the same power plant! This is like the 3rd time my GPS has taken me to the wrong place. The actually farm ended up only being about 20 mins from my house going in the opposite direction than my GPS told me to go!
G had a blast playing on the swing set, riding the train, and feeding the animals. His favorite was this little bitty goat. He was smaller than our dog, Gunner. He came right up to G wanting the food. We stayed for about 3 hours.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

80's Bunco

This month's bunco was 80's themed. Stacy hosted and made some delicious pulled pork for sandwiches, potato skins and a wonderful strawberry cream dessert. Half of us dressed up in 80's style. When I was leaving to go bunco, G asked me why I dressed up. I told him it's for an 80's party, He looked at me confused and and asked what's the 80's! I tried to explain, but he didn't get it.

11 years

Sunday, Dan and I marked our 11th Wedding Anniversary. I seriously cannot believe that it's been 11 yrs. The years have flown by quickly. God has blessed with a wonderful, fun, awesome, helpful, helpmate. I could not go through life without him. He means the world to me. There are many days where I don't show my love and appreciation for him enough. He works so hard to provide for us so I can stay him. He is a spiritual leader in our home as well as church. He has the respect of many people around him. He is also the best dad ever. The boys love him dearly and can't wait until he comes.
This year, our friends the Patton's kept the boys overnight Friday. We went to eat at Ernest. I had the the crab claws and shrimp dish. The bread is to die for, I think Dan probably ate at least 5 pieces! They brought a piece of a cake out for us since it was our Anniversary. After dinner, we went and saw Letters To Juliet. By far the best movie I've seen in a long time! It was clean and funny.
It was so nice to be able to have the house to our self and not have to worry about kids waking up in the middle of the night. We even got to sleep in to around 8 Saturday morning. Those of you have family around you that keep your children overnight, you are very blessed. We have decided that every other month we are going to keep each other's kids so we each can have a night away.
On our actually anniversary, we went to church and then met my in laws for lunch at Ruby Tuesday's. Dan gave me a new James Avery charm for my bracelet. We ended the day by trying to go to the neighborhood pool,but it was closed. G was heartbroken.I thank God that He has blessed us with 11 yrs and pray that we have many more years to come.

Fun in the Sun

It's been so nice around here the last couple of days. We have basically been spending most of our days outside. The boys have been playing on the trampolin, running through the sprinker, "swimming" in the kiddie pool, or hanging out with all the kids on the street. We have 21 kids on our street! One family has 8 kids. Most of the kids are G's age, so he has a blast! M thinks he just has big as them and thinks can he run up and down the street with them. I have to keep a close eye on him or he's running across the street!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lake Day

This morning we went out to Cypress Lake with our friends the Pattons. They bought a ski bought a couple of weeks ago and this was our first time to go on the boat with them. We didn't know if we would be able to go out first since it rained all Friday night and was raining when we woke up. Around 9:30 it cleared it up so we decided to give it a try. There was no one on the lake and the even though it was overcast the day was perfect. In fact, both boys have red faces from being out on the lake. They each took turns tubing and Dan tried out the skis. Since Dan, has lost so much weight, he was able to ski the best he has in a couple of years. I was bummed since I had to sit out on the tubing and skiing since I'm 29 weeks prego, but I did enjoy relaxing on the boat. Afterwards, we grabbed at late lunch at Scott's parent's house. Both boys crashed on the way home from being outdoors all day. I'm loving this time a year when school is about it, the weather is perfect for being outside, and spending time with friends.

Friday, May 14, 2010


I'm so sad! Yesterday was M's last day of MDO ever! He will start preschool (MWF) in the fall. He has learned so much at MDO this year. We went through a phase where he cried everytime he went, but by the end he loved it. He had great teachers, Ms. Doris, Ms. Rebecca(who left half through to have her baby), and Ms. Kim. I credit Ms. Kim for M being potty trained so fast. She did a great job and helped him so much at school. I know M will miss his buddies. Some he will see at church, others are going to the same preschool and the rest who knows when we will see them again. I will miss having him there 2 days a week, especially since I'm now in my the 3rd trimester. I enjoyed those 2 days to run errands, have lunch with friends, and get things done around the house. I will enjoy having him at home more. In less than 2 weeks, I'll have both my boys home all day. Start saying your prayers now;)!


G had his last tball game on Thursday. This year we decided to play with Shreveport Little League instead of the YMCA. We loved the difference. So much more organized and the season was better. We played during the months of April and May. The main reason I liked it so much was that we didn't have to play on Saturdays. We usually played twice a week during the weekdays. It was very freeing not playing on the weekends. He played with a couple of boys from church. This is his last year for tball. Next year he will play machine pitch. We hope to keep this team together and move through the system as a team. G improved a lot from last year. He actually understood the concepts and skills of tball. His hitting improved. In fact, his hitting was so good that he hit a couple of players. One game the player on the pitcher mound had to leave the game because G nailed him in the face. The kid was okay. He has his tball party next week where he'll recieve his trophy. M enjoyed being at the ballfield, but its no fun having a potty training child out there. We were constantly going back and forth. Also Grace, the sister of one of G's teammates helped out a lot. She would walk around with him and entertain during the games so I could watch. Dan was one of the coaches. Here are a couple of pics from the season.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Field Day

G had field day last Friday. The K-2 had theirs first thing in the morning. The weather was perfect, not to hot with a slight breeze. Each grade stayed in one general area which helped a lot since there are over a 1,000 kids at the school. We even lost a student for awhile, she decided she had to go to the bathroom and left without telling Ms. Kidwell. The kids had a blast. It was real laid back and nobody took score. They were all relay events. G favorites were the sack race and the float relay. After the races, they had a time where they could buy snacks and hang out with their friends.

Monday, May 10, 2010


G started Awanas this past fall out at his best friend's church. This was our first time to part of Awanas. This program is great at getting young kids to learn Bible Verses. G is a called Spark. He started the year with Book 1 and finished it back in March and started Book 2. Each week you have a Bible Verse to learn. You have to recite it to your Spark leader. He has had a blast getting to know new people, play games, and most importantly learning the Word of God.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

I had a great Mother's Day. I love my boys and the one on the way (still no name) so much. God has blessed me so much. I never thought I would be a mom to only boys. I always dreamed I would have at least one of each, but God had other plans. I'm gradually learning to be a boy mom and do things that I never thought I would do. G and M are each special in their own way. G is smart,passionate and motivated. M is caring, sensitive and loving.They started the day by bring me breakfast in bed, cinnamon rolls. G put candles on them and came into the room singing Happy Mother's Day. We opened presents, went to church, and had lunch at Strawns. We ended the day out at my in laws. The boys had fun playing with their cousins and being out in the country fishing and riding 4wheelers. I wouldn't change this day of all the tea in China. Thanks you Lord for this precious gift of children and may you bless all my friends out there that desire to have children.

This was my other gift. I can't wait to read it! I admire Laura Bush and if there could be any political or celeb I could meet it would be her. She is such a classy lady whom I respect. I have like her ever since she was the First Lady of Texas. As a side note, this time of year is hard on Dan since he has my birthday, Mother's Day and Anniversary all within three weeks. He does a great job of making each day special!

G made this for me at school. My very favorite gifts are ones that they have made or have come from the heart.