Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
In fact, he carried around a set of allen wrenches all morning. Instead of the toy phone (the one he got for his birthday from RaeAnn...the one that rings and makes noise)....the allen wrenches are his phone today.
One of Brody's newest words that is so cute to hear him say is cricket! There has been an infestation of black crickets lately (not as bad as it gets at ACU...but I can't tell you how many I get rid of every day in our house!). Yesterday Brody walked out of the bedroom saying, "che chet!" He was insistent that I follow him back to the bedroom where he showed me a "che chet" hopping across the floor. Then we had to find "Teh or" (Trevor) and tell him to get the cricket! Brody kept pointing at the cricket so our half-blind dog wouldn't lose it! lol
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I'll post again later when my brain is working better....I just wanted my grandparents to know I'm still alive (sometimes they start to worry when I go more than a day or two without posting)!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Mike doesn't play much until after I go to bed. Friday night I fell asleep on the couch after we watched the movie "The Lake House". I woke up to Mike playing Tiger Woods '08 (his newest obsession). I looked at the clock and it said 2:52 am!!! What?!?!? I must be mistaken! I asked Mike what time it was and he sheepishly said, "3 am". I don't know if he was just waiting for me to wake up, but as soon as I got off the couch and went to bed...he followed. He was out of bed early Saturday morning to play with Brody (he lets me sleep in on Saturday's) and made it until 10:30 Saturday night before going to bed. I don't know how he does it!!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
6 months old
9 months old
1 year old
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Like a gift from up above,
Bigger mountains may lie ahead,
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Back to this morning....Alan was finishing up his weight workout as I headed to the cardio room at 5 am. I did a 20 minute cardio workout and then went about my usual routine of unlocking different rooms in the building. The last room I unlocked was the tanning room. For some reason, whenever I unlock this room I open the door all the way so that people know it's not in use. This morning as I swung the door open I heard a male voice say, "Hello?!?" I quickly closed my eyes as I panicked thinking, "Who's in there that's about to get me?" (You know boogy men hide in tanning beds don't you?) As I'm sure you've already guessed...it wasn't a boogy man...it was Alan! Praise the Lord he'd already put his clothes back on and was just cleaning the tanning bed!!! That was a close call!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I know you're dying to know what they won.......
If you haven't read this book before...it's a must read! I challenge anyone who thinks Christ was "just a good teacher" to read this book and see if you don't come away with a transformed life! Julie & Juli Beth, if you already have this book....I challenge you to give it to a friend that you know is not a believer. Then pray that God will open their eyes to see the tooth (I mean TRUTH)!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Mike said that he was outside watering trees last night and Brody was playing. He turned around to see Brody fall on the stairs going up to the front porch. When Mike picked him up, Brody had a little bit of a bloody nose and scrapes on his face and shoulder (the bruise on his right cheek is from a different fall during our board meeting at work the other day). Mike said he just wanted to be held all night. Poor guy! Today he doesn't act like it hurts...but I don't know how he'll like blowing his runny nose all day. Hope it doesn't irritate the scabs!
I have another story that I can't believe I forgot to post about! Labor Day weekend was also opening weekend for Dove. As we were leaving to help Nancy move, we could hear gun shots in all directions (meaning lots of people were out hunting). We didn't get home until late on Saturday night and Mike wasn't planning on going hunting until Sunday afternoon with Chris. When we got home on Saturday we noticed that Remington (our lab) was limping around. Each step looked ginger and painful! I checked him over to make sure he wasn't shot by a stray bullet and then we decided he must be sore from the bike rides (he ran along on 2 different bike rides) we took him on a few days earlier. He was still limping around on Sunday, so he didn't get to go hunting with Mike (Mike was disappointed).
A few days later, Mike ran into Chris who had a fun story to tell. Chris had been talking with a local farmer who asked him if he knew who owned a big, black lab in the area. Chris told him it was our lab. Apparently Remington heard the hunters and after we left for Nancy's on Saturday morning he decided he wanted to go hunting! He found the hunters a mile and a quarter from our house and hunted with them for 3 hours! They said he just suddenly showed up and started retrieving birds for them! Around around lunch time he got tired and left (they assumed he was going home) and ran the 1.25 miles back home! No wonder he was so sore!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The first stop after we arrived was the petting zoo. Rather than spending $1 on food for the animals, we just picked up some off the ground next to the cage and let Brody feed the goats.
After the petting zoo, we went thru the different farm animal buildings (pigs, sheep, cows, etc). This picture is from the poultry building. Brody found a feather on the ground and took off running down the aisle. What we didn't realize is that he was running in excitement towards the open door at the end of the building. Outside!!!!!
After the animals...it was time for tractors! Mike and Brody climbed up in a HUGE combine!
Look of disbelief on Brody's face after Mike tells him that this combine costs $350,000!
The tires on the combine were huge! Brody thought it might be fun to go for a ride inside one of them!
After the RVs, we walked thru several buildings full of exhibits and vendors. Every year we buy warm, roasted pecans at the Fair. They are sooooo good! Brody even chewed on small pieces of roasted pecans and said, "Yummm!"
Here's Brody at the kids play area in one of the buildings getting ready to feed his cattle.
After feeding his cow, Brody helped me pet the pig.
Before we left the Fair, we walked around the carnival section. Brody's still too small to ride any of the rides, however, he LOVED the lights, music, and action of the rides! He was bouncing in the backpack to the music and laughing with pure enthusiasm at the rides! I couldn't believe that it was 9:00 pm and he wasn't fussing for milk or bed!
Monday, September 10, 2007
"Da-dee!" Once his boots were on he was ready to go outside...NOW! "Where do you want to go Brody?"
After they worked outside for an hour or more, Brody had to take off his boots before coming inside. Why? They were muddy. Awww. Muddy boots. The sign of a hard worker. I'm so proud ;)
Saturday, September 08, 2007
We made it to the end of the 3rd quarter (an hour past Brody's bedtime) before we headed for home. As we were leaving we noticed that many other parents with young kids were going home. Guess we won't get to see the end of a game for a few years! We had a lot of fun and Brody was so worn out that he slept until 7:30 this morning! Maybe we need to go to the game every Friday night!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Don't worry, Brody! I just wanted to see how you climb up there! Here he goes:
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
We had already watered this hole a little bit before Brody climbed in...so he was a muddy mess!
Last night Mike took Brody outside with him to water trees. Brody was happy to be in the great outdoors. (After dinner he stood by the door saying "Oww"...wanting to go outside. When Mike asked him "You wanna go outside and help me water?", he RAN to the back door!)
I didn't think I needed to change Brody's clothes just for him to go outside and help Mike water! I was wrong. I think it's time to have play clothes!
Here are some of the trees that we transplanted from the nursery in front of our house.
This is the response that I got when I asked Brody if he was ready for a bath!