Saturday, January 31, 2009


Has apparently relocated to the East Coast.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Here Comes the Sun

I was home this afternoon; Andrew wasn't feeling well. Around 4:30 I realized the light was really nice. Thankfully the sun has returned. I actually just heard the weatherman warn about getting sunburned. I digress. I took a vase of tulips outside and this was the result.

Please pray that Andrew will be feeling better soon. I'm afraid a trip to the doctor is in order. I took his temperature right before bed and he asked that I not put the thermometer in his right ear~sounds like an ear infection.

Abandonded Church

On Sunday, I went to an abandoned church near my house. I've always wanted to stop and see what it was like. Unfortunately, it was locked, except for the broken glass in a window, and I couldn't actually get in to explore. It was a really gray, cold day and it was on the verge of sleeting. I didn't stay long, but did take a few shots.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hodge Podge

Tonight while I was fixing dinner Adam unloaded the dishwasher. While putting things away he was bothered by the state of the cabinets so he decided to organize them. Andrew wanted to help.
Ouch! He's getting a little too big to be crawling inside the cabinets. He recently weighed himself and weighed 62.5 lbs. When did THAT happen?
Andrew said, "Mom, what is this thing?"
During this time, Abby was setting the table and playing Christmas music. Does that seem odd?
Andrew wants to know what happens if you poot in front of the fire. Will you blow up like a volcanoe he asks.
And then he says, "I'm Elvis." Um, no, that would be Michael. Adam had been wearing this one glove since he had tried to cut the fingers out of the other one. Kids at school were calling him Michael Jackson. He had no idea who that was and we had to Google it. His response, "That looks like a girl."
I was going to post these images for Wordless Wednesday, then I decided I had things to say. But I still wanted to Keep It Real for Kristi. These dishes are in the drainer because the dishwasher was full (this picture is not from tonight).
This picture is also not from tonight. Tonight's picture would go something like this--white clothes, towels and a pair of jeans or two (Andrew went through 3 pairs of jeans on Sunday alone) in a laundry basket in my bedroom waiting to be folded. There's a load of jeans and a couple of more towels on the sofa waiting to be folded. There's colored clothes in the dryer...dry, waiting to be removed and folded. There's another load of towels in the washer, clean and waiting to be transferred to the dryer. And yet, I sit, Keeping It Real and watching HGTV.

I had a picture of Abby to post with her Perfect Attendance certificate that she received today. However, I realized it had a bit too much information on it. So here's another image of her from our Snow Day. It cracks me up how she closes her eyes.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lost Tooth

The last couple of days have been pretty quiet around here and it's been very nice. We only left the house this weekend for basketball games and church, including AWANA tonight. What a blessing to be content at home.

The Kitchen Salon opened this weekend and all the kids received haircuts.

A2 lost her 3rd tooth.

It's amazing how much her look has changed with the loss of a tooth. Hmmm, she's continuing to grow up.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Weekend Recap

When I look back at all the images from this weekend, I think, "No wonder I'm so tired." Saturday morning started with A2 and A3s basketball game~another victory for them. After their game we headed to A1's game, where he scored the winning point in the final seconds. He was fouled while shooting and went to the line to shoot two. He missed both, but on the second shot there was a lane violation by the other team and he got to shoot again AND he scored! Way to go!!

After AWANA Sunday evening and a delicious and entertaining dinner at the local Waffle House, we headed home for more entertainment by the Triple As. I had purchased several hats at Target that were on clearance for $1.04 and $2.48. When you have 3 heads to cover, and have heard, "MOMMY, where's my hat??" as you're running out the door, that seems like a great deal. The boys proceeded to try all of them on--simultaneously--six in all! Very funny if I do say so myself.

After hats, the kids brought out their guitars and gave a little mini concert~also incredibly entertaining.

Hey, I have an idea... Did you NOT hear what I just said?
Yeah! That's what I'm talking about!

Seriously?! I have to go to bed now? I DON'T WANT TO!
Wow, I was more tired than I thought. I didn't even make it all the way into my bed.

School was closed on Monday and thanks to a very generous boss, we headed to the Charlotte Bobcats basketball game. Afternoon games are great for taking the kids.

A1 thinks he'll try his hand at throwing up and catching popcorn.
Yesterday was the snow day and the day for taking down the Christmas tree. Maybe I should save that for a Not Me Monday type of post. Most certainly, I did not take down my Christmas tree on January 20th. Nope, not me.