Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Sweet Little Alexandra!!!!!!

My Sweet Girl, I can not believe you are six years old today. Time sure has flown.


It seems like just yesterday....when you were born. Such a sweet little baby!












...and now 6. You are so kind, loving, caring, smart, thoughtful and gentle.

I am so proud of you and happy to be your Mommy! Happy 6th Birthday, Noonoo! :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn's Homecoming 2010

Last night, we watched our baby girl leave on a bus with 27 others to go to Homecoming at her new school. She is almost 15 and I am wondering where the time went. I took a lot of pictures of her and her friends. I hope they had fun! All of the girls in the group stayed together last night, so I have not seen her yet.

Isn't she lovely? :)

In the car on the way to meet everyone...I wonder what she was thinking...

There were so many beautiful places to take pictures, including a horse and carriage! Avery and Alex wanted to get in on the horse pics!

I do not know many of the girls yet, just the softball players, but aren't they all so pretty?

Here is one I know. Brooke is the other pitcher on the softball team. She is a good kid with great parents!...like Autumn! :)

This is Autumn's Date, Justin. Ganky was pinning his flower on. I like that I got Autumn smiling in the side of the picture!

The group. I am sure they all had a blast.

Autumn and Justin

Softball Friends: Brooke, Autumn and Taylor

Ganky with Avery, Alex and Austin going to the car for a water break.

Me: "Aww, have a great time, Autumn! I love you!" Autumn: "Ok, Mom...Bye" (she meant to hug me and tell me she loved me, too.) Ohh well, I know she does. :)

Can't wait to hear about the evening.
Hope you all have a great Sunday!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Little Old Couple

I was getting my hair done the other day, when I looked up and saw a little woman walk in. I watched as she slowly came in to sit down and wait for her turn. Walking slowly behind her was her little husband, staying close behind, carrying her oxygen tank. He got her settled in her seat, handed her the tank and turned to slowly walk out the door with assistance from his cane. As I sat and thought about this, I wondered what he would do while she was there. Sit in the car and read the paper? Go home and wait? I wasn't sure. I just thought the whole event was really sweet. He took care of her and made sure she was ok.

I started to think about the movie, UP. If you saw it, you were probably moved by the beginning of the movie, as I was. The little couple met as children and eventually married. Their names were Ellie and Carl.

They loved each other dearly and had the sweetest little life together.

They grew old together and were so happy, just the two of them.

Ellie eventually got sick and passed away and Carl went on a big adventure to place their home in her "dream location". It was a really sweet story with a fun adventure. I know this movie has been out for a while, but this is what I thought of when I saw the sweet little "Carl-like" man carrying the sweet little "Ellie-like" woman's oxygen tank.

He knew for the rest of his life that he took care of Ellie. I was proud to see that little old man in the beauty shop taking care of his "Ellie".

What a sweet relationship and great example to live by. I feel safe with my "Carl" and hope we will have a long and happy life together! I am sure if the need arises, he will "Carry my tank" to the beauty shop and I hope yours will, too!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

It Takes a Village...To Raise 8 Kids!

The craziness has returned for us! We are one of four Families who are sending our kids to a private school 45 minutes away. We are all pitching in and it really isn't bad. We "Run the Shuttle" (as my Mom calls it) when we can and we all help each other out. I believe it is a sacrifice we will never regret.


Here are my big three on the first day of school. There was excitement and nerves, especially the two oldest ones, starting over in a new school. Alex was so excited! No nerves there!


I enjoyed hearing all about her day when she got in the car. She loves her new school.


Austin still manages to squeeze a game in while waiting on the "shuttle".


The first paper that came home was so cute and even had her picture!


Day Two


Our first project. We had to make a person similar to Alex. She loves to draw and says she wants to be an artist, so she is holding an art book. Too cute.

Avery started Pre-K this year. She was so excited, since she had been alone for a while. The big kids started almost a month before her.

I can not believe she is already in Pre-K!


When school starts, so does School Ball! Here is a great picture of Autumn Pitching. I am so proud of her. She made Varsity and starts every game, either pitching or at third base.


Austin is playing Rec. Baseball. He is not old enough to play School Ball yet. Here he is pitching. He got the same number as Autumn this year. Pretty neat! Go 15...and 15! Yay!

Hope the new school year is going well for you and your children/grandchildren!
....until next time