Thursday, November 22, 2007

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I also hope everyone got to spend a lot of time with family and friends. We had thanksgiving at our house this year. I made the turkey...I am very glad to say that it turned out great. I don't do turkeys too often. Mostly it was just Nicks family, his sisters and their families and his mom. And my cousin and her family came. We had a great time and lots of great food. I hope to get some scrapping done tonight. Hopefully I will be able to post some layouts soon. My SIL will be hitting the sales tomorrow. Yes, I know I am crazy to go...but I only have a few things left to get and I love to watch all the

Then on Saturday Patrick and I will be leaving for Knoxville to visit with my aunt. She was diagnosed with cancer a little over a year ago and it has gotten really bad, they only give her a week or so right now. So we are going up to see her.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So I decided to put myself out there and I applied for the Design Team at Moxxie. I am really excited and nervious. I love their products, I just wish our LSS carried more of their products. I guess I should talk to them about it. I know I could order them on line but I love to touch and feel the It is just one of my quirks I guess.
Now all I have to do is wait. But that will be a little bit easier since I am going out of town in the morning. Patrick and I are leaving for Mississippi to see my best friend and her family before the holidays. We will be home on Sunday and I think my nephew will be coming home with us for Thanksgiving. It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. Wow time sure does fly by.
Have a great week everyone and I will update when I get home.

Monday, November 12, 2007

~~~Our busy Weekend~~~

We have had a really busy weekend. First off we went to the Peanut Festival on Saturday night. It is a yearly event around here. It lasted for 10 days this year. It is an annual event that started in 1938 and the carnival rides were added in 1953. There are rides, food and games. Local vendors all the tractor companies have huge displays. There is a pagent, parade, petting zoo and exotic animals. Here is a link you can check out the activities..
This year they had elephant rides, camels and monkeys. Here is a pic of Patrick and our niece with the monkey. I felt so sorry for the little guy, they had a collar around his neck. Normally I wouldn't have paid for a picture because of this act alone. It just seems so cruel. But the monkey and the picture had been talked up to Patrick so much by family that I couldn't get out of it.
I have to say that we get off really cheap going to these things because Patrick doesn't like the rides. I still think they mess with his ears. Patrick and I went with my MIL and niece this year. He did have fun with the games, I let him play a few of them. Of course the tractor displays were the best for him. We spent alot of time with them and the petting zoo. He even spent some of his bday money at the John Deere booth.

Then on Sunday, my cousin and I took our 2 boys to see The Wiggles in Atlanta. It was a really great show and we had AMAZING seats. From the floor we were 7 rows up, about even with the stage.
Of course Patrick was trying to act all serious to begin with. He has gotten to where he tries to act like he doesn't like them but he still will only wear Wiggles underwear and he watchs them and walks around singing their songs all the time. It did take Patrick awhile to understand who Sam was (he is the new yellow wiggle that took Gregs place, when he had to leave the group). This is the first time he has seen anything with Sam in it. He kept asking where Greg was, and then he would say there he is. He thought it was Greg until he started talking or singing.
Patrick and Jaise really enjoyed themselves, and so did we. They really do put on a great show. We saw them last year in Mobile too and it was just as good this year. If your kiddos love The Wiggles, then I would highly recommend you go and see them. It is so worth the money and the memories.

Afterward we went to eat at this little Mexican place, it was really yummy. We went to Bass Pro Shop so the boys could look around, they love this place. They had all of the Christmas displays up already, including a full size sleigh and reighdeer. And a huge rock formation with Moose, mountain lions and goats. Here are a few pics of the boys, they are kind of blurred. I hope that my cousin had some come out better, we were taking them with our cellphones.

Now that our busy weekend is over I hope I will be able to get some scrapping done.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Our Trip to the ER!

So on Wed. we had a bit of drama around here. We were getting ready to leave to go to playgroup. And on the way out Patrick ran ahead and being him, he reached to play with the fishing rods on the way off the porch. And of all the things to happen. He managed to get a fish hook in his ring finger. Of course he screamed and cried and tried to pull away causing it to go in farther. I ended up having to bite the line so he wouldn't keep pulling on it. It scared me to death and Patrick too. I had to call Nick to come home and help. I knew I couldn't pull it out by myself. Normally things don't bother me. But this, this was different. Not just because it was my child, but the thought of having to pull it out, just gave me the willies.
Nick was afraid to pull it out too, we weren't sure if it would mess something up in his finger. So we called the ambulance to see if they could take care of it. Patrick wouldn't even let them touch him. We really thought we would have to sedate him because he was screaming so hard. I did finally get to reason with him that I couldn't pull it out with phizers (scissors) and that we had to go to the doctor. Once we got in the truck, he stopped crying, and told me we needed to go see his friends so he could tell them about the hook. It was so sweet. He almost went to sleep on the way to the hospital.
Once we arrived at the hospital they got us back right away. Patrick was a real little trouper. He only cried while he was headed to the back, and that was because I was still at the front desk. He also cried while we wrapped him in a sheet, like a mummy (this is how he refers to it). The doctor gave him a shot(a hook as Patrick call shots) to numb his finger, and then he watched as they pulled it out. He then proceeded to tell the doctor Thank You...I was so impressed that he would do this at a time like this. My little boy is growing up.
Another heart touching moment was when Patrick started telling daddy that he needed to be careful with the "catcher pole" (aka fishing pole) because the hooks really hurt and he didn't want daddy to get hurt. How sweet is that? I love this boy!!!
This was our interesting day and this was all before 11am. I was impressed that we got in and out of the ER so fast. We were only there about 20 minutes total.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy 4th Birthday Patrick!!!!

It is so hard to believe that my baby is 4 years old! It seems like yesterday that he was just a tiny helpless baby and now he is a sassy 4 year old. Boy time sure does fly by. It seems that time just flys by but that is okay I will follow behind by just a few steps and take time to savor all the little moments.
Sweet boy of mine I am so blessed to be your mom. You have blessed my life abundantly and I couldn't imagine it without you in it. I love you my boy.

Here is a few pics of the birthday boy blowing out his candles and then plowing in his cake. He has been itching to plow in the field since he saw me making it yesterday so I promised him that he could do it after he blew out the candles. And that is exactly what he did. And then moved on to the presents, he didn't come back to the cake until after everyone left.

I was so excited that I got this shot, eventhough I almost missed it. This was from first thing this morning when Patrick came in and found the dining room decked out in John Deere stuff including large wall stickers.

Here he is at just 1 month old....Look how much he has changed.