Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This was a very eventful July 4th weekend. On Thursday we all loaded up and went to the lake. Allison has been begging to ski again and we did not want to try on the 4th with all the boat traffic. Allison and Keith skied together. They both got up on the first try. Keith has not skied since we were married. They played on the water trampoline and slide and gave each other mud baths. We headed to Opelika for the fireworks that night. There we met Grammie, Paw Paw, Aunt JoJo, Katelyn, Uncle Wesley, Aunt Wendy, and Ansley. Grammie surprised everyone with some Rotel dip, chips, and powdered donuts. After all that sugar, the fireworks began. We all agreed that they were not a good as years past.
Friday we headed to the lake again. All the regular 4th of July vets were there. We enjoyed lots of BBQ chicken and ribs and tons of sides. The water was very refreshing since it was no breeze like Thursday. The wave runner was going non stop. Lots of tubing and some skiing. The water was a lot rougher and tons of boat traffic which we expected. We headed back to Auburn just in time to drive to Bruno's to see the Auburn fireworks. They were great! We did not get to meet up with Grammie and Paw Paw due to our late return from the lake.
Saturday I was able to sleep late. This was great since my allergies have been acting up since the day at the water park on Tuesday. I was able to go to Laredo's Mexican Restaurant and see Heidi, Brad, and Loxley Lyon from Arkansas. Heidi worked with us at the office while her husband went to vet school in Tuskegee. They moved back to Arkansas after his graduation almost 2 years ago. It was great to visit with them and meet Loxley for the first time. After my lunch, Grammie, Paw Paw, Aunt JoJo, Katelyn and my crew went to swim at Hollie and Craig Lee's House in Opelika. They have a great salt water pool in the country. We had a blast. We had splash contest and all! Katelyn even fell in love. That is with there dogs Darla and Daisy. Katelyn has always been deathly afraid until this. Aunt Helen and Uncle Bruce even came over and visited. We did not leave until 8:30. These late nights are weighing on me.
Sunday we tried to keep the water out of our plans. Today was Allison's 10th birthday. I can not believe that we have already reached the double digits. We went to church early and let Allison pick the restaurant for lunch. The options were: Shogun, CiCi's Pizza, Shakey's Pizza, and Waffle House. For the 3rd time in a row she chose Waffle House. It was good though. We did not have a party or anything today for her birthday. On Wednesday the girls and I went to Tigertown and got Allison $140.00 worth of outfits.(You do know that fifth graders dress better than fourth graders, don't you?) I was not feeling great this afternoon so I took some medicine and laid down praying the my allergies would subside. Grammie, Paw Paw, Wesley and Wendy came over later to give Allison her presents. She got an Old Navy gift card from Wesley and Wendy. Grammie and Paw Paw gave her the beach trip, clothes, and a friendship bracelet kit. Aunt JoJo and Katelyn gave her a virtual hamster for her Nintendo on Saturday. I would not approve of a real hamster so JoJo compromised. After everyone left I headed to the store for some more allergy meds. I am feeling better now. Thank God! After some homemade play dough and supper the girls are in bed. We have to get back to our routine next week. They have Camp Kaleidoscope the next 3 weeks and I have to return to work after a week off.
We hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th. We love you all!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Yesterday was Katelyn's 3rd birthday. I can't believe that she is already 3. They grow up so fast! Today is her party at Hollywood Connection in Columbus. The girls are so excited. I have taken off all of next week to keep the girls. They do not have camp. I may take them to Surfside Water Park on Tuesday depending on the weather. We will be spending a lot of time this week at the pool and the lake. The girls are so brown. Madison hair is turning blonde.
Monday, June 23, 2008
This afternoon Allison learned to ski. Pop knew 2 guys, Russell and Brooks Glass, that taught people how to ski at Calloway Gardens and arranged for them to teach her to ski. Today Pop picked her up early from DARE Camp and headed to Lake Harding. Within 15 minutes Allison was up! After a couple of times she was able to get up all by herself. She came home so excited! Pop was able to snap some pictures from the dock. Sorry some are fuzzy, Pop was not used to Allison's camera. If you look closely to the last picture she is waving. WOW! We look forward to Allison skiing more at the lake and maybe Madison will pick it up a lot sooner with Allison already doing it.
Great Job Allison! We are proud of you!
Penelope, Allison, Laura, and Madison
Growing up so fast!
6 going on 20.Allison and Madison are going to Camp Kaleidoscope Day Camp. They are enjoying it so much. On Friday they had a field trip to Montgomery. In the morning they went to the planetarium and that afternoon they went to the Montgomery Zoo. The girls thought that the planetarium would be a bore, but they were sure surprised. They loved it. The zoo was awesome too! I sent my extra digital camera with them to take some pictures. I know that they love taking pictures as much as me. These are some pictures from that trip.
This week the Keith has his DARE Camp. They girls are going with him. They all came home tired and irritable. I am hoping to put them all to bed early.