Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The peppers that Jake asked Cory to plant in our garden that are 'for his teachers'. So, if you're one of Jake's teachers - church or school - hope you like banana peppers!! He's so proud!
Ally wore this slide OUT!!!
PARENTS' NIGHT AT BEN'S SCHOOL...We had the Parents' Meeting w/Ben's teacher tonight. We first met in the cafeteria w/all the other 3rd & 4th grade parents for a short, informative meeting. They mainly wanted to show us what the fundraisers will purchase this year - something called 'clickers.' They are like a little remote for each kid to use in answering teacher's questions. We got to play with them - don't know HOW they'll ever get anything done, keeping the kids from playing with them. Anyway, then we went to Ben's class, sat at his desk, and listened to his teacher introduce herself and give us more info. She's really a 'no-nonsense' kind of teacher - but she admits that her life is her grandkids...my kinda lady! I volunteered to help as room parent again - will have to wait to hear from the teacher. One thing she said that sums up the whole year is "No more baby work!" I can't believe it - but it's time! Good luck to everyone with school this year!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
So, not much going on here...Decided to participate in the clothing sale at Sycamore View this year. I've always purchased, never sold - wow, what a process! After washing, pressing, sorting, and labeling 100 items, I was having Cory help me bring them downstairs and the clothing rack broke!! I truly could've cried! I'm getting these clothes outta the house 2nite! Let's hope I come back with fewer clothes than I'm trying to get out of here (heehee).
I feel like I should come to Ben's teacher's defense - we were misinformed about the 'no homework' policy - That was for LAST week! Of course she gives homework - starting tonite! Sorry Ms. Reid!!!
My sister & baby Mason seem to be doing well, from the info I get in each phone call. I haven't seen them since we left them last Sunday, but hope to get to go on Labor Day weekend. I feel another slideshow coming on...
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Today is Cory's birthday...the Big 3-5!!! No big plans, as he is not the 'partier' that we are on our birthdays! The kids are likely more excited than he. What do you get the man who never claims to want anything? A big ole TV!!! Just a coincidence, but our 12 year old, 36 inch tube TV went out a few weeks ago and we've been watching our 9-inch bedroom TV in the den...enough's enough! So, Cory ordered himself a new one - a 46-incher!!! In the true fashion of keepsaking, we'll make sure to take a picture of him with his new prize possession. Happy Birthday, Cory!!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
MASON RAY ALLEN
August 7, 2008
9 lbs, 13 oz, 21 in long -- WHEW!!!
Things NEVER get to happen they way they're planned do they? Amy was scheduled for induction this morning at 7am and wouldn't you know it...her water broke AT HOME at 4am!!!! I know they were probably very excited, but anxious, as they have an hour to drive into Jackson to the hospital. Anyway, it's about 8am now and Mom just called to let me know that they were there and what had happened. She's already had an epidural and another funny thing - my roommate from College, Lori Simons, is her Labor & Delivery nurse - how exciting!!! We'll certainly keep you posted and give details as they come. Say a prayer for Amy, Michael, and Baby Mason today.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
CHUCK E. CHEESE's - "Where a Kid can be a Kid"... And 'moms' can talk?