Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I don't talk about sports much. Ok I don't talk about sports at all, but I am really proud of the hubby, so here goes. He coaches at a very small school here in Chilton County. His team hasn't won a single game since 2006, but they have won 3 so far this season!
Last night's game was won by a 3 point shot at the buzzer that put us up by one for the win.
He's working very hard these days and it's really paying off. The kids play with all they've got and don't ever give up.
I'm proud of him and the Verbena Red Devils!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Basketball has officially begun!

Jonathan started practicing his Jr High team 2 weeks ago and had 4 games last week. Tonight marks his first varsity home game of the season and I think all 5 of us are excited, well maybe not Cole. He's just along for the ride. The girls and I are excited. We miss him because he's not here much, but we know he's really enjoying himself.
Jonathan took off last Friday morning so we could all go see the Birmingham Children's Theater do their production of The Little Red Hen. We are so blessed to have them come here to Clanton for us. All the preschool in town were there, so of course Ms. Elizabeth sat with her friends. Sarah and I sat close behind them and Cole and Jonathan sat in the back on the bleachers. Cole slept through part of the show. Elizabeth seemed to have a really good time, but Sarah was terrified at the beginning of the show. The costumes seemed to bother her. She covered her face and said, "Mommy scary". I popped out the cheerios and juice. That helped until a "cywowte (coyote)" came on stage. We're still talking about this "cywowte" and possibly having some bad dreams about it. She hasn't slept all night since.
I never would've thought that my love of the arts would lead to my 2 year old having night mares. Maybe it will pass quickly.
It was nice to go as a family even if we were all spread out.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Trick or Treat

We went to a neighborhood in town that has an all out bash. Everyone on the street has a big party and the Trick or Treaters come through and have a good time. After that we came home. My parents and grandparents were here to man the candy and they started out "Spook" count. We stopped counting at 100. Not sure how many came in after that. We enjoyed counting the spooks and getting Nanny to add that number to our total. The kids had just as much fun giving out candy as they did getting it!

Happy Birthday Cole and Sarah Grace

So we had a birthday party for Cole and Sarah on the same day. We had family from TN and Cullman come. We had a really good time! I'm not sure Cole knew what was going on, but he will next year. Elizabeth helped him open his presents and Sarah was on her own. I now officially have a one year old and a two year old. The one year old kinda hurts. He's walking more than crawling which really hurts and his only bottle is at bedtime. He still lets me hold him once in a while when he's tired, but that's only for a few minutes because he loves playing with his sisters.
Sarah enjoys climbing on his back and riding him like a horse which I discourage of course.
Hope you enjoy the party pics!