Monday, November 26, 2007

Goodbye Norm

I had to say goodbye to my Norm today. He was the best little fur buddy you could ever want. I had 15 wonderful years with my little guy- but his poor little body gave out. I will miss him so much but I am sure there is a warm spot in kitty heaven for him.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Disney Vacation!

We're back from vacation! Spencer and IV had a WONDERFUL time at Disney- we all did! I have to admit, I am whipped. I need a vacation from my vacation. We spent Saturday at Magic Kingdom, Sunday at MGM, Monday at Universal, Tuesday at Island of Adventure, Wednesday at Animal Kingdom, Thursday at Epcot and Friday at SeaWorld. Everyday was non-stop fun and I have about a thousand pictures to prove it!

Spencer and IV are over 48 inches now and could ride most of the big rides-- little dare devils rode EVERYTHING they were tall enough to get on! They love the roller coasters but their favorites were the water rides where they could get wet (my least favorite!) We had beautiful weather everyday -- we lucked up!

I am working on my scrapbook from this trip, so be warned, I am going to make you look at it if you come over !!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Girls Weekend Away

We had another girls weekend away at the beach. A long weekend of Christmas shopping, lounging, and fun! My friend, Dee and I had our picture taken with Surfin' Santa--we were at the beach and the money went to a local charity so we decided it was ok to look goofy!

On a sad note, keep Spencer's Grampa Clarence in your thoughts and prayers. He is very sick right now.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

As he shouted out with glee

To celebrate his great report card, I took Spencer to Build-A-Bear tonight to get the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer he has wanted since the catalog came out last month. Spencer had picked out the outfit, sound, collar, etc. so this was our FASTEST trip to Build-A-Bear ever! The sound module plays the Rudolph song and of course the nose lights up! This kid LOVES Christmas!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Spencer finally tied his own shoes today!!! For the past year or so we have been trying to get him to learn how; but he gets frustrated so easily. Dad spent the past couple of days working with him and then last night we practiced over and over-- He finally got the perfect bow! He spent most of the evening tying IV's shoes for was so sweet!

Monday, November 05, 2007

I did WHAT??!!! on November 4????

I put up my Christmas tree. That's right. You heard me. Don't judge me Earl! Spencer has begged for a week to put up the tree-- it is very important to him this year. I pick and choose my battles and this one I decided not to push back-- if it was this important to him, then I could put the tree up a few weeks earlier than normal. He was SO EXCITED. He orchestrated the entire evening-- he picked out new ornaments, he chose dinner (Papa Johns Pizza), he invited the family over--- my little guy had already made up his mind and there was no stopping him!
I have always LOVED Christmas, so I am thrilled that he has inherited this appreciation for the season. Getting ready for bed tonight, he reminded me that we need to get book presents for him to win playing "hide the pickle ornament" and he wants to make Christmas cookies with me for my Mobile Meals route folks... he is really in the Spirit! I love this little guy so much-- he can make you totally decorate the house a month early--while you are still snacking on Halloween candy-- and actually feel good about it!

Friday, November 02, 2007

I was tagged...

Robyn (aka Where's Jelly?) tagged me to post a question and tag 3 people. Robyn's question was where I would like to travel. Her question was great since that is something I have really been thinking about lately!
My question...Which magazines do you subscribe to?

When I was getting the recycling together yesterday, I realized I have a slight magazine addiction: Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, Simple and Delicious, Parents, Working Mother, Entertainment Weekly, Family Circle, The Week, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc, Ranger Rick,...Okay- that last one is Spencer's so it shouldn't count against me!

..and I tag...Lesle, Kim and Leslie F!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween 2007!

We had perfect Halloween weather this year! Warm enough to just wear a costume without jackets but a cool evening to feel like fall. Fall Festival at the church was fantastic-- Games, Hot Dog Supper, Cake Walk, Costume Contest, Hay Ride and Trunk or Treat. Spencer and IV rode the Hay ride three times this year!

Spencer and IV also had a Halloween party at their after school care. Spencer dressed as Dale Jr and IV as Jeff Gordon. For Fall Festival, Spencer switched into his Optimus Prime Costume--but he hated the mask. I tried to warn him....

Spencer received LOTS of goodies, of course!

Up for the Big Stinking Challenge!

Well the Jax girls came through... Check out their perfect Spam-o-lantern! I dared them, and they braved the slime and the smell. Do they know how to party or what?
Three big redneck cheers for Val, Jen and Christine! haha!