Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm Leaving!!

Jalen: Be quiet, I'm leaving...I'm DONE!
Mommy: That's not nice, but okay.. are you driving?
Jalen: I'm going to my hotel!
Mommy: Are you driving?
Jalen: I can't drive.. Take me!
Mommy: You're running away, but want me to take you.
Jalen: I'm leaving, I'm going to my hotel!
Mommy: Okay. How are you going to pay for it?
Jalen: I'm just gonna miss my Mama!

Man, I love this little boy. The things he says amaze me!!

Too Cool For School

or at least he thinks he is!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Izzy is one spoiled and loved girl. I woke up and had to take a picture of how I found our sweet girl. Yes, we had kicked the blanket off our bed and it fell on her and she really looked like she cared ;-) Silly girl. Izzy has loved this weather and really enjoyed playing with her pals, Chloe and Jasmine. Doggie play dates!

May I have spring, please?

We were able to truly enjoy the little bit of spring weather that we have been having lately...not too much today, but every other day it has almost been 70. We love going to the park and being outside. We've walked around the lake, been to the park, had a picnic with Grandpa, and just played in the backyard. We are so ready for the beach, daily park trips, swimming, boats, etc...

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Night Out

Earlier in the month, Kia had her birthday dinner at Five Star in Raleigh and Jalen spent the night at Grandpa's. He didn't even want to leave when I went to pick him up in the morning. He fell asleep about 10:45 and slept great. He went to church with Grandpa and met some of his friends and helped Grandpa keep nursery. He had a great time and I'm so thankful to have places I can take Jalen and know he is being spoiled and well-taken care of. We had a great time. We were old people and didn't even go out for a few drinks, we just went home and went to sleep :) Still had a great night!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I have to say that we are very blessed and I am thankful for all of the love that we are constantly surrounded by.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Where I'm From...

Where I’m From…
I am from making sure you say “I love you” at the end of phone calls
And where birthdays are big deals no matter how old you are.
I am from “see you later,” not “good-bye”
And where promises are kept.

I am from where you can count your true friends on one hand
And from laying out by the pool was the life before kids.
I am from summers spent at the beach with everyone running around playing
And where pictures are always being taken.

I am from where family comes first
And sisters are your best friends.
I am from pulling each other in boxes attached to skateboards
And kickball in the cul-d-sac until dusk.

I am from eating home-cooked meals during the week
And Friday’s at Ryan’s Steakhouse.
I am from T.G.I.Friday with Corey and Topanga
And where Skreech is Saved by the Bell.

I am from Saturday morning cartoons
And learning how to flip pancakes on Sunday morning with Dad.
I am from where weekends are filled with softball practice and games
And from hide-and-go seek until midnight.

I am from cabbage patch dolls
And where American Girl dolls come to life.
I am from where beanie babies are the entire craze
And still under the bed.

For one of my classes for school, we had to write a poem of where we were from. This was mine. When I started writing it, I couldn't help but remember all of the fun times of growing up and all of the wonderful times right now. Oh how life has changed, but oh how I wouldn't change it for the world.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Jalen is super excited to have a chart again! He loves going to the treasure box after getting two blocks filled. He picked out mini M&Ms for the first prize. He talks about it all the time. I'm so happy he's excited about it and we get to work on things! His favorite book is "If You Give a Moose a Muffin!"

Note: A "Happy Plate" means eating all the food you're given and not getting an extra meal ;)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Play Foam

We went to Stone's School Supply the other day to pick up a few things and one thing that "fell" into our cart was Play Foam. Jalen has it at school and loves it. It actually doesn't make a mess and stays together!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

What a fabulous party! We all had a blast!