Tuesday, June 30, 2009

duh nah nah nah duh nah nah na BATMANNNNNN

My lil' Bry Bry is a VERY unique child. She has her special ways about her. I call her my little pack rat or bag lady. She picks out specific toys/objects that she likes to carry around each day. She picks out something different every afternoon, and that is the object for the next day. She goes to bed with that object in hand - and first thing the next morning she goes for it.

She has special places she puts these little goodies. At first the hubs and I didn't realize she was hiding things........Jerimy went to the 'fridge' one night and there was a bible in there - Jerimy asks me what it is doing in there.......I wasn't sure. Well Brylee gets up the next morning runs to the fridge gets the bible out. This is one of her places she likes to put things. We find all kinds of things in there (nothing gross - YET).

Another places she likes to put things now is under her pillow. These things are never anything big or flashy. It's things like - a keyring flashlight, stuck down in a container - A block - pieces of paper - tablet...things like that. Odd things for that matter. But of course not odd to her, and she has a fit if those things are not in the spot she puts them or if she leaves them at home.

Sunday evening Brylee found Braxton's Batman mask........she wore it all afternoon, and told me she was going to wear it to church that night (she forgot), but she didn't forget Monday morning - Jerimy goes to leave to take them to the sitter and guess what she had on:

She also has to have a "snack" in the morning....see her right hand (2 cookies). She usually doesn't eat the snack....just carries it. My little Bry Bry likes to carry things.....it's very unusal if she doesn't have something in hand.

She's always packing things in containers (playdough, plastic eggs, etc), bags (winn dixie), boxes, purses, backpacks, little carry bags.......and it's always the same ol' thing - unusual...one crayon, 2 plastic forks, a car, paper - etc.........but she ALWAYS remembers what she packs in there.

She is a mess - and she constantly makes me smile :-) The things the kiddos do!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

summer, summer, summertime

The kiddos and I went over to my mom and dads on Monday - spent the day swimming and hanging out (posted the pool pics on Wednesday). McKenna and Brylee stayed a few days with my parents. (McKenna tends to stay a lot of the summer)

Tuesday they took the girls to the beach - along with Kennedy, Abbi's
little girl. This is the first time Brylee has ever been to the beach - she loved it!! As you can see from the pictures below (she is a little lilly).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I can fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings

Today is a very special day and I'm going to talk about two VERY special men in my life.

This first one is my very best friend, the person I count on every day - this man always brings a smile to my face, he makes me a stronger person - and makes me so happy. My husband, the love of my life - Jerimy.

I couldn't ask for a better man to stand by me. He is such a wonderful father and husband. Jerimy is a great dad - he always helps me out with the kiddos.......he's right there with me in the mornings getting the ready for school, and he's the one that picks them up every day. He's always at every event, party - what ever the call - he takes me and the kids everywhere with him (besides work of course). What makes me most proud is the fact that he is right there beside us taking us to church. He is a good Christian man, husband, father. This fills my heart.

Happy Fathers Day honey - I love you so very much, YOU are a wonderful DAD! Thank you for being the man that you are!!!!

The next man that I would like to talk about of course is my DAD. This is a great man, I truly don't know how he does it. The trials that he has faced (me being one), but he has had a battle for 30+ years and he keeps going strong.

My dad always stood beside me no matter what - he was always there for me. Every sporting event, trips, and most of all Church. I was raised in a good Christian home thanks to this man, and thanks to his up-bringing I married a wonderful good Christian man.

I have always looked up to my dad, I wanted a man in my life that was just like him. I may not have always showed him how special he was, but he will always have that special place in my heart. I know I put my dad through a lot, but today I am a stronger person thanks to him, and I did find my way back thanks to his teaching.

I just want to say to my dad Happy Fathers Day and thank you for ALWAYS standing by me and being there for me - I love you more than you know. Thank you.

I have to say there is not a day that goes by that I do not talk to my dad on the phone - I may not live right behind him anymore, but I have to hear his voice.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Say Yes to vuh vuh vuh VBS!

G'day Mates!!! Well we had VBS this past week - it has been a fun awesome......TIRING week! It has been a blessing though. I along with my kiddos (hubby) had a great time! I am glad it's over - when you work all day, rush home get ready...go up to the church from 6pm - 9pm it makes for a LONG day!!

Our theme this year was Boomerang Express (I know just about everyone's was). I did the crafts this year - it was so much fun!!!! We made: Bracelets (two different kinds), necklaces, sun catchers, boomerangs (two), frisbees, friendship pens, Maps, other hangers, Keychains, Puffy Aussie Art - all the kids seemed to LOVE it!!

I tell you, it was such a blessing working with these kids all week - I was truly touched.

Braxton and Brylee's Class


Braxton and Brylee's Class (Each class performed the last night)

McKenna's Class

Jerimy's class - each night the adults got up on stage with the kids and performed...and they even performed the last night!

The entire VBS group..........this was such a wonderful song!!!!
I hope everyone attends their VBS if they are able too - it is so awesome and amazing!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Take me out to tha' ball game....

Well.......it's turned out to be a busy busy summer so far. I just feel like things are not slowing down - and will not be slowing down any time soon.

Friday night me and the kiddos went to Jerimy's Softball game (minus McKenna - she was still at my folks they VBS last week). We spent most of the time at the playground - like we'd really watch the game?!?!? Ha - One look at *below* and I was done for. I packed up snacks and drinks and we were GOOD TO GO!

This week is our VBS - Bommerang Express - I know many churches are doing this one. I'm very excited about it. We have it every night from 4 yrs to 94 yrs (is what they advertise). I love that we have adult classes - I think everyone should be included. It's from 6pm - 9pm every night (I'm going to be SO tired) They do feed us though!!
We had our kick off last night - we start on Sunday night that way we get a full week....we do our BIG night Friday night...with our ending ceromonies. I'm heading up the crafts - whoo hooo, can't go wrong there - I think I have the most FUNNEST job ever!! Besides I got to order stuff from the Oriental Trading Post!! Who as a kid didn't want to order EVERYthing from that catalog?!?!? I was beyond excited - I ordered us the most nifety things!! All "outback" themed of course!! G'day Mate!!
Here's a sneak peak of what we're doing this week:
They really go all out - you should see the classrooms!! I do have pics of those, but I really want to do a seperate post for VBS!! I'll be taking pics through-out the week. It's going to be so much FUN!!! I'm loving it! woot woot!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Arrrrrr - It's a Pirates Life for me!

Well the hubs and I got away this past weekend for our anniversary trip - we usually try to get away for the weekend to have some grown up time. We went to Universal - and we had a great time. It's nice to get away every now and again!

We left Friday night....got up Saturday went to the park. That evening the hubs made reservations for a Dinner Theater Show - Pirate Dinner Adventure it turned out to be a lot of fun, it was a cute show. We went back to the Park on Sunday - this time to the Islands of Adventure side. It turned out to be a very nice weekend!!

We did come home to a sick son - please be praying for him, he's still not doing too well. Thanks bunches!!!

On our way to the show
The Pirate Ship.....it's right inside - it's actually pretty cool. (you couldn't take pics during the show)

Me and the hubs outside :-)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I love the way you love me

6 years ago today I married the love of my life. I feel very lucky indeed - he is my best friend and my everything!!! I feel very blessed. He is a awesome dad, and a awesome husband. I couldn't ask for more.

We were married at my parents - in the back yard under a pecan tree, his dad married us. It was the happiest moment of my life. I feel like one lucky lady.

Thank you honey - I love you!

Monday, June 1, 2009

HAPPY Birthday to you...Happy Birthday dear Braxton!!!!

Today...my little man turns 5!!! It's hard to believe 5 years ago today he was born. Time goes by SO fast. I cherrish each moment with my kiddos - they are so very special. It's hard to imagine life before them...........(though I do remember having quiet days) - I wouldn't change it for anything!!

Saturday we had Braxton's Birthday party - it turned out wonderful....it was a HOT sunny day!! Couldn't have asked for better weather. We rented a water slide for his party (we actually set it up Friday night so the kiddos could have extra time). We grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and had bar'b que!! Tons of good food...lots of great friends and family!!

This kids had a blast!!!

Happy Birthday Braxton - I LOVE you SO SO SO much!!!!

Friday evening - pre party
Friday night having fun!

Party day.....the birthday boy having a slide!

Birthday boy!

Brylee taking a turn

McKenna and Kennedy taking a dip!

Say cheese Braxton!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!