Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Trip to the Mountains

 We celebrated Alyssa's birthday in the mountains with all of the cousins. She had so much fun!

We shopped but mostly layed around. It was great!
During our visit this awesome dog showed up. She was a total lap dog. I told Brett's Aunt that when they come down next week for Thanksgiving... if she's still there bring her down. Brett needs to feel the void that Jake left. He is missing his companion. We will see what happens 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday, Sweet Alyssa!

It's hard to believe that you are already 7 years old. I remember like it was yesterday giving birth to my precious little girl. She was a chunky little thing. Daddy called her Chunky Monkey... and still does.  Her birth was very uneventful... at first. Within 3 pushes out she came. Since her due date was on Thanksgiving Day to doctor elected to induce me a week early. She would have came that week anyway, she was ready.  Immediately after birth I knew something wasn't quite right when the Doctor wouldn't let Brett cut her cord. She was blue and wasn't breathing.... But after a long several minutes  with the respiratory team... she started to scream.....

She looked just like a china doll.  

We had finally completed our family.

Within weeks of birth her little personality started to shine through.

We celebrated her first birthday with her cousins, AnnaCarroll and Dylan. They are born within 4 weeks of each other.

Alyssa, you have turned into a beautiful little girl. We are so proud of you and couldn't imagine life without you. Happy 7th Birthday... chunk munk..

Friday, November 12, 2010


Well..... the word detention has made it's way into the Barfield household. And no it wasn't Alyssa.
I received an email from Trent's teacher that said...... I wanted to tell you about an incident at lunch today.  Another boy in our class was putting green beans and salad dressing in a girl’s milk when she wasn’t looking.  Trent watched him do this and thought it was very funny.  Since the other boy had an eager “audience”, he continued to do it until the poor girl figured it out.  I thought you would want to know, so you could talk to him about how horrible it is to be the one doing the wrong and the one sitting by and watching.
Needless to say when Trent got home that afternoon he was ticked. He had gotten detention for the  incident. We try to teach our kids not to be taddle tells and do what's right. I thought it was just 5th grade boys being 5th grade boys...... He laughed and didn't tell so he got detention...... Not that I totally agree with the situation or outcome but it is what it is... and that's that. He still hasn't fully  gotten over the fact that he got in trouble.

Friday, November 05, 2010

5th Grade Trip to Dahlonega, GA

Yesterday I finally got to go with Trent on a field trip. He wasn't too happy at first, but I think that he had a great time.

 Trent and his friend Holden on the bus. It was a 2 hour trip to the mountains. That's a long time on a bus with 40 5th graders. The first stop was Amicalola Falls.
Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning “tumbling waters,” is an appropriate name for these 729-foot falls ~~ the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

 While there they learned about different animals. They were shown several types of owls.

 Here is a great picture of Trent "touching" a snake.  Yeap... that's it. Barely grazing it.

After eating at  The Smithhouse we got to walk around downtown Dahlonega. I had a really great group of boys. They all minded really well.
 The best part of the day was getting to pan for gold and touring the mines. These are bats that were hibernating in the mine. NASTY little things.