Thursday, August 30, 2007

my little redneck kid.....

We went to the store to get an Optimus Prime costume for Halloween and Spencer and IV got this brainstorm of being Little E and Jeff Gordon. SO... there's Spencer with Little E and IV grinning ear to ear with his Jeff Gordon costume. Jimmy and I just stood there...Boys, Are you sure????? Boppa was thrilled of course, being the only Nascar fan in the family. Spencer made racecar sounds all the way home and my only thought was-- Hmmpf! Might be fun to scrapbook???
As soon as we got home, Spencer tried on his costume and posed in the mirror for an hour, pretending to sign autographs and giving the thumbs up. He INSISTED that the little boy on the costume packaging was his twin. Let's hope that he doesn't wear it out between now and Halloween!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Transformed into a First Grader

My itty bitty teeny tiny baby boy started First Grade today. How did that happen? It seems like yesterday I was dressing him in a little Bugs Bunny baby gown and today he dressed himself in his favorite Transformer T-shirt (to match his new back pack and lunch box, of course!) and spiked his little hair and was off to school. After school, he told me about his teachers, his friends, his lunch, how he missed the "play centers" at Kindergarten and how he thinks First Grade will be harder and more boring. I assured him he will have just as much fun just as soon as he gets used to his new class and teachers. He looks so cute (and grown up)!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Retro night!

Just like back in the eighties.. I met a friend for pizza and skating... but this time, it was the kiddos that strapped on the wheels and shook their groove thangs to loud music :-)

We met Julie and crew at the Pizza Buffet and then went next door to the skating rink and watched the kids skate (fall, bump, twist, scoot, run and dance) for a couple of hours!

They are going to be sore in the morning!

Monday, August 13, 2007


Relaxing by the pool
IV (like his daddy) has trouser cleavage
Spencer walks by and CAN NOT resist giving IV a water wedgie
IV *TOTALLY* ignores it
Geez...typical of those two!
If they are this goofy at ages 5 and 6, we are in for a real treat in about 10 years!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

In honor of Teegan

In honor of Teegan

And in support of Sarah and the entire O'Neal family

Spencer and I were proud to be a part of Purple Balloon Release for Teegan 2007

Our prayers are with you.

Favorite School Supplies

Over the past week or so, I have been gathering up school clothes and supplies. I *love* the smell of new crayons. Spencer has not gotten excited about any of his new supplies until this weekend...when Nana unveiled the matching dinosaur backpacks for him and IV! He thought it was THE COOLEST! Totally trumped the volcano lunch box I bought him - ha ha! It was so cute to see how excited he and IV are about planning school "together" this year-- Spencer in 1st grade and IV in Kindergarten. Lord help poor Mrs. Shively...Hurricane IV is about to hit her classroom!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

He LOVES the catalog...

Darn that Lilly's Kids catatlog! It came in the mail last week and ever since it's arrival Spencer has OBSSESSED over this year's Halloween costume. He has even slept with the catalog each night! The poor book is tethered, pages ripped, cover loose,..a total mess! He is deciding between Power Ranger Operation Over Drive, the dinosaur, and Optimus Prime. So far...Optimus Prime is in the lead!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


My friend Valerie throws the Best "Spam and Mountain Dew" parties ever. maybe we actually had glazed chicken, salad, wine and a delish dessert... but a Spam and Mt Dew theme is just too funny. The Spam was gross...and freaking 16 grams of fat per serving! Glad we DIDN'T like it! But we laughed the entire evening!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Scraptastic Weekend!

I went to Creating Keepsakes-Charlotte this past weekend and had a wonderful (but BUSY!) time! I spent more at the Vendor Faire than I had planned. But that's part of the fun.

All 5 of my classes were awesome. Jessica Sprague taught two of my classes. I won a prize in one of her classes and she gave me an autographed copy of her CK book: Computer Tricks for Scrapbooking. I also won a prize in the SEI class (a pack of Rub ons.) I won a drawing at the vendor faire from Paper Crafts (a cookbook/card magazine.)

With all of the crowds, classes and hectic schedule, I didn't find Snookie or Jim (maybe Next Time!) I am happy for all the "Festers"-- you girls rock!

On the home front, Dad had an up and down weekend. He is still having "pacing" issues with his heart and ended up at the ER for a few hours on Sunday. The good news is that it regulated back out. The better news is that the irregularity was caught on an EKG (and other tests) so the proper specialists can look for different treatment solutions.

We ended a great weekend last night with a family dinner, then I practiced sight words with Spencer in preparation for school starting in a couple of weeks. Then (reluctantly) he watched Nanny McPhee with me and fell to sleep. Despite the complaining, I think he really enjoyed the movie!

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Guess what I got birth certificate! Can you believe that ALL this time I never had my *real* birth certificate??? Anyway...I'm off to the passport office. I can start making plans now! Plans with Mom..plans with friends..plans with Spencer (you know how my little guy LOVES to travel!) Yay!

And..just a shout out to the "festers" (you know who you are)..Just want to say "Safe Travels" to you all!!!