Thursday, November 24, 2011

I Am Thankful

... for so many things!

I am especially thankful for my family... that includes the little artists that were responsible for the above artwork!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holly Polly Just Makes Me Smile

Holly has decorated... and has proven that you are never to old for a little construction paper and glue!

Her Inst@gram pics:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How Did I Get Here?

2 years ago I would have never sat down to watch a college football game.  Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed the games tremendously when I was a student... but besides cheering for the Saints and keeping an eye on Nascar, I really was uninterested in any sports other than those that my children participated in.

That has all changed.  How did I get here?  How did I become such a huge Bama Fan?  Guess it is all about the kids!

So I guess it is understandable that today will be kind of a sad day.  We were all so ready for a great game last night - number 1 vs number 2.  And... we were convinced that those numbers should be reversed!  It was not to be.  It was a great game... but the final score was not so great!

Hopefully, we will get our chance for redemption in the BCS National Championship in a few months!

Joey was up at 4am!  He was on both Sportscenter and College GameDay.  Love your sign Joey!  

Abby and Lilli are huge fans as well!  

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Baby is 9 Months Old

Today, I am a great aunt again- for the 3rd time!  My niece, Lacey, just gave birth to a beautiful little 7lb 15 oz baby girl named Myla.

I wonder if I am the only one who sees a picture of a new baby and maybe just maybe wishes that there was a tiny little baby in my home.... 

Well... that is not going to happen until I have grand-babies..... so .... I will celebrate the baby in my life... who happened to turn 9 months old today.  That would be Tucker....

I might be biased... but is this not the cutest face that you have ever seen? 

I was hoping for an "old fashioned" 10lb Yorkie.... we have about a month left to grow and we are weighing in at 7lbs .... so close!  It is so hard to find a healthy big Yorkie these days.... I am afraid, the Judge family would break a teeny little guy!

I am thinking we should have named him Scruffy instead of Tucker.  He visits the groomer and within minutes of returning home he has found a mound of old leaves and dirt to roll around in....

I think he knows he is a handsome little man!  

It is funny that the "experts" don't recommend these little guys as a pet for families.... I have to disagree.  This little man  is perfect ... 

Ok.... that was a fun photo shoot with my puppy.... but seriously.... it did not help.  I so love babies!

Welcome little one - I wish I was there to steal you away from your granny for just a second or two and rock you and sing you a lullaby!  

Candy - Smandy!

Yes... Candy - Smandy.... my littles have barely given their sugary treasure a second thought.  Halloween for them is all about the costumes!

This year, the winning choices were:

Abby's Choice.... Khaat Qiyn  (I know... google it! )  ; )  

I understand the Jedi "stop".... but the Chinese Herroine "stop"... hmmmmmm....  guess this is how she stopped the Huns!  : )
Also notice that the light s@ber has been so much fun to play with that it had to be taped up to make it to the holiday!  

You think Fa Mulan... She will set you straight... she is actually Hua Mulan...the historical Chinese Heroine that Disn@y based Fa Mulan on.   ; )  

It was a fun evening. Over the past few years, Abby and Llli have made it about a block or two before "pooping out" and asking to return home for hot chocolate and a comfy spot in front of the fire.  This year Joe and the girls decided to team up with some new neighbors that have 3 boys (that Abby and Lilli absolutely adore) and hit the sidewalks of our neighborhood.  It is funny that they hung in there for about 2 hours of fun this year.... they would never "quit" in front of their new friends.

As for Daniel... he had a rough night. ; ) He accompanied 5 of his female friends from school as they went door to door in our neighborhood.  How nice of him to sacrifice his time to protect these sweet young ladies.  hahahaha!