Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tea Party

Alyssa was invited to a Birthday Tea Party! What a great time we had. All the girls had loads of fun, Carey is so creative!!

First they made a place mat.
Then they had some tea and snacks.
Then they decorated cupcakes and cookies.
It was so much fun for the girls.... I even got Alyssa to wear a skirt to the party!!
They are growing up so fast. Happy Birthday, Haley!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ola Mustangs Flag Core

Alyssa was so excitied to be invitied to be apart of the Ola Highschool Marching Band. She talked about it for weeks.

BFF's Mallie and Alyssa having a party for the girls as they prepare for their big production.
Waiting, watching the first Ola Home game.
She did great and had an awesome time!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last week my parents went and ate lunch with the kids at school. Just so happens Alyssa comes in first, they eat for 10 mins before Trent comes in, then Alyssa leaves and then 10 min later Trent leaves.
Visitors have the option of sitting with the students at their table or sitting on the stage. Of course Alyssa wants to sit on the stage where everyone can see her and Trent would rather blend in at the student table. But they did indeed sit on the stage.
When Alyssa came in first, she immediately ran to nanny and papa with a big hug, then asked, "Nanny, can my friend come and sit with us?" Of course that was fine..... Momma said she turned around there was a  boy with a Mohawk coming her way. So they all ate lunch on the stage.... I couldn't help but to laugh.... Not that there was anything worng with that.... when she asked they were expecting a little girl with pigtails.....Funny....When she got home I asked her out of everyone in the class why did you pick Nazek to eat with you... So sweet she said... "Momma, he is one of the only ones who hasn't had someone come to eat with him." WOW... I wasn't expecting that....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy 14th Anniversary

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves."

-- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Today Brett and I have been married for 14 years! That's hard to believe. In ways it seems like only yesterday... but in others it seems like it's been forever.....

Sunday, August 08, 2010

The Best Day of His Life----so far...

Saturday night I took Trent to the Braves game. We went extra early to try score some autographs. We got there early enough for batting practice and the pitchers warm up. It was awesome!

Notice Eddie Perez.... He was the man back in the day. He is a coach now....
He was really nice. I waved and he smiled and waved back.....
Trent before the game. Notice the awesome shirt. It looked good on the big screen during the 2nd inning.
We had come very prepared for the game. Our 3 goals were to 1) get an autograph, 2) get on the big screen and 3) catch a foul ball.... two out of 3 isn't bad... Trent was in heaven. He had been waiting for the moment to grab the attention of one of the players..... Eric Hinske was so nice. This is a picture of him signing Trent's ball.
This smile has been on his face since Saturday night. I was so happy I wanted to cry.
He said, "Momma, this is the best day of my life."  So adorable.
Great picture of Chipper and the Trainer.
Check out how ginormous Troy Glaus is....

Outdoor Patio

Brett has been working really hard on our yard. I am really impressed on how far its come. It will be so nice come fall just to set out and relax.

 Trent was excitied to learn how to grill. Here he is preparing the steaks.
Happy 1st Birthday, Monroe.
Our Little Monroe turned 1 on August 7th. His little friend Chloe came over to play. She lives nextdoor.
It's really neat because Monroe and Chloe are both long-legged deer chihuahuas.

The deer chihuahua differs from the AKC standard because of their temperment. AKC Chi's are prone to shivering and snapping, and a fierce unwillingness to share the owner with another dog.They are very, well rounded, happy animal that will gladly snuggle with three other chihuahuas, all on the same master's lap.

They had a great time. They ran and played and played.

Monday, August 02, 2010

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school. I can't believe that I have a 1st and 5th grader. Alyssa has been ready for weeks. She packed her bookbag Saturday night and was ready to go. It took alot more convincing to get Trent up this morning. Eventhough Trent didn't know not 1 boy in his class he seemed to adjust well. He was so upset that his friend Logan wasn't in his class this year. When I asked him how his day went he said I made two new friends today! But then also said, "Mom, I think Logan has moved on." We need to invite him to do something with us. I explained to him that just because he is not in his class doesn't mean that they wont be friends anymore. I told him of the story of Carey and I. We had been friends since kindergarten. We were only in class with eachother 3 times our entire life--- Elementary through Highschool and we just went swimming with them last week. Great friends will be friends forever. He seemed satisfied with that.

Alyssa came home from school today and went right to her room. She was "teaching" her stuff animals math. Her "pupils" were lined up on her bed and she was explaining to them how to add. It was so cute. She didn't come out of her room until dinner time.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Blairsville Weekend

Last weekend we decided to take a few days and enjoy some mountain time in Blairsville. Most of the cousins came  and they played and played and played. Brett and I enjoyed looking in the country stores and spending time with his family.