Sunday, September 26, 2010

Raingutter Regatta

Yesterday, Ben's Boy Scout pack had their annual regatta race. Greg and Ben worked on the boat all week, with Ben doing most of the work.  He painted and decorated it by himself, with a few tips from Dad.  The whole family (including Louis) headed to Teague park on Saturday morning to have the boat registered and inspected.  There were over 50 entries, so it took a looong time before Ben's boat sailed.  But sail it did.  It was so awesome to see him win!  He won for the Wolf division and then won second place in the championship race! He was so proud to add that first place ribbon to his uniform! The boys had lunch and played afterwards until Sadie let us know she was ready for a nap :)


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

"God bless you and keep you,

God smile on you and gift you,

God look you full in the face

and make you prosper."

(Numbers 6:24-26)

To a wonderful mother and grandmother. I hope this next year of life is full of blessings!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Today, we purchased some new glasses for Ms. Priss.  She decided the expensive wire frames weren't for her (her daddy's frugal voice was whispering in her ear), so we went with some plastic frames.  She only kept them on for 20 minutes, but we will work with that.  They are bifocals.  I can only imagine how difficult of an adjustment this must be for her. It is so important for her to wear them right now! Our only backup option is surgery :(  Doesn't she look thrilled?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Last night, Sadie had a friend sleep over ;)

We played with dolls, watched Barney, and read LOTS of books. 
Sadie received so many books for her birthday, and we have read them all!
She loves to be read to, as does Emily (which is why you see Em sitting in her lap!).

We made a "bed" on the floor of our bedroom for Sadie.  Everytime I checked on her, she was in a different part of the room. I think she would have rolled into the bathroom if she could have fit through the doorway! Her new nickname is "Roly Poly".  She woke at 5:30 this morning.  I found her beating on the closet doors.  Not a problem for me, since I was already up, but she is over-tired today (to say the least).  Thank goodness, we didn't get kicked out of church (yet...).  Her screams can be quite loud.

In other news, Sadie will be sporting some bling this Fall.

I'm really into all the sequined stuff for little girls!

I did feel a little guilty today when I looked at Ben and realized his polo was 2 times too small.  Time to go clothes shopping for him (although he will refuse to participate)!

Yesterday, I took out some of my Fall decor and bought a few new things.  I love pumpkin spice candles! Greg will get the Halloween decor down soon (so he tells me).  If you think I'm getting in that crawl space he calls an attic, you are WRONG.  I am terrified to go up there.  The kids Halloween costumes are already purchased, and Ben wears his everyday.  I love how I get my money's worth with that child.
A wizard and a witch.  Not really church-friendly, I know...

Greg wasn't down with buying Louis a costume, but maybe he'll get the Halloween spirit soon!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Crazy Week

This week has been so hectic: opthalmologist, chiropractor, therapy in Tyler, Boy Scouts, piano, horseback riding, 2 year well check, and vet.

I know you moms out there completely understand.

Sadie will now be wearing glasses (if we can keep them on her) and has more specialty appointments scheduled.

I'm thinking about taking some Benadryl or Tylenol PM tonight.  I desperately need a good night's rest.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Thank you to everyone who made Sadie's day so special.  We love you all!