Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

We had a wonderful, whirlwind of an Easter weekend! We loved being with our family, but also spending some quality time as a foursome. On Friday, I went with Melissa to a "Casting Crowns" concert in Greenville. I do feel a little guilty because the ticket really belonged to Walter, but he is still in Africa, so I sat in his second row seat! The concert was a wonderful, worshipful way to start the Easter holiday. On Saturday, we just scooted around Greenville finishing up our Easter outfits and then celebrated Kevin's Birthday with a delicious cook out at Nana and Papa Tony's house. On Sunday, we spent a wonderful morning back at Pelham Road Baptist Church. I love my church and I miss all of our friends there so much! We also got to see our favorite girl, Hannah, baptized. We couldn't have asked for a more meaningful Easter Sunday. Then, Kevin got to celebrate a little more when we had a great lunch with Nana and Papa Frank.
By the way, if you haven't already, you should check out the Tanzania blog and read about their Easter Sunday!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Papa Luke!

We were excited to celebrate Papa's birthday yesterday at the lake! We had a great time with our family and we, of course, ate well! Davis and Drew had a great time at the dock and playing with the dogs. Drew is always so jazzed to spend time with my cousins - they are so much cooler than me, apparently.

My Mom and my Aunt Lynn

Serving birthday cake (notice Drew has my cousin Robert cornered!)

Hayden playing "keep away" with Bailey

Papa Tony and his shadows

Me and my Daddy and Davis

The Birthday Boy! Isn't he handsome?!

Drew and Robert's dog, Gonzo

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tanzania Missions

Most of you already know, but I wanted to make sure everyone could find out what's going on with the Tanzania Mission Team while they are gone. They are leaving today for a 2 week trip. Please pray for their safety and health, their mission, and their families that are "holding down the fort" at home. My brother-in-law, Walt and his brother Wes are going, as well as our good friend Neil White (or "Neeee-uuul", as Davis calls him!) and a lot of other wonderful folk that we've known for years at Berea First Baptist. Just click on the picture of the team (which I borrowed) to be connected to their blog.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Skills

Davis has a new talent...drinking through a straw! I know - it's not such a momentous occasion, but it got me thinking about how kids do things in their own time. Take Drew, for instance. I was so worried that he would never start talking (I even talked with the speech therapist at the elementary school where I worked). But, the minute I started worrying, was the minute that he really started talking and talking and talking. He hasn't stopped since. I can name so many instances where my children have just waited until they were ready to start something new.

So, Kevin and I were talking the other night about how Davis just would not drink from anything other than his own sippy cup (he even refused to drink from a cup borrowed from Hayden the other day!) and it would be a whole lot easier when we go to Disney World this summer if we didn't have to carry a suitcase full of sippy cups. Then, this morning he wanted Drew's leftover juice and the rest is history.

P.S. I know this is a lot of writing for this particular occasion, but I got some really great pictures!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Eat Your Veggies

We had corn on the cob for dinner tonight (yes, I occasionally cook now!) and even Davis got in on the messy fun. He really got the hang of it after a while! Davis liked it so much that he took his corn with him after he was finished with supper.

A few tentative first bites.

Drew digging in.

Taking his corn on the road.

No caption. Just included this picture to embarrass him!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

First Game

Drew's first soccer game of the season was today! He had a great time even though he had never practiced (Tuesday's practice was cancelled due to rain) and it was so cold and windy! He ran hard and smiled the whole time! Kevin got some great pictures that I wanted to share.
Has anyone seen the ball?
High-fivin' Coach Pearson!
The ball....anyone?
Drew on the move!
Hand warmers would be nice!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Homework Help?

Drew is so patient with his little brother! He accepted Davis' help with homework this afternoon without one complaint. Davis stood in the chair behind his big brother while Drew wrote using excellent handwriting (How? I'll never know!).

Whatcha' doin', Dewey?


Oooh - Wah!

Seriously, Mom? Now that I'm done, he finally leaves!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Soccer Mom

Yes, that's right! As of Drew's first practice on Tuesday, I am officially a soccer mom for the next 8 weeks. Drew, of course, is really excited to be playing. For now. I'm not sure he understands how much running is involved with soccer. He is also excited that he has new cleats, shin guards, and tall socks.

He was showing Davis how it all works when we came home from the soccer shop. I probably paid way more than I needed to at a specialty shop, but the owner helped us and told this clueless mom everything I needed (and didn't) for this season. I told him that I missed the old Umbro outlet at Stone Manufacturing in Greenville. Gone are the days of $3 shorts. I could use some of those right now!

Drew's first game is on Saturday, March 8th. We would love for him to have some fans this season. Email me or leave a comment on the blog and I'll send you some directions. He plays on Saturdays at 4:30 for the next 8 weeks (with a few exceptions during Spring Break).