Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Growing up...

My "baby" turns 11 tomorrow!! Where did the time go? From the little 7 lb. 2 oz. precious little baby boy to an almost 90 pound young man that's almost as tall as I am...

He's now allowed to use the riding mower to cut the back field.

And he came out to me the other day and announced that he had shaved!!! I almost fell over in laughter (but I managed to keep it in)! He had shaved his above his top lip and only made one nick.

I also realized that not all of the bible is "suitable" for an almost 11 year old boy... I felt like such a "good" mama. We were driving to a field trip and my boys were reading the bible. Late Genesis to be exact. Did you realize the discussion that could potentially happen after reading about Lot and his daughters, or Moab and what does "violate" mean? All this while I was driving. WOW!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Getting back into the swing of things

Sorry, I've been slacking so much! I just seem to be having a difficult time getting back into life/routine since the storm(s).

I'm not sure why, we didn't have any real damage from either storm. Lots of branches, meter box at the other house got destroyed, downed trees in BLR; but really nothing major. I guess it was just the stress of the preparations and then the cleanup... just more on top of the regular daily stuff.

Then there's the added stress of dealing with my sister. Her day center is closed due to flooding. No word on when it will reopen. I had to make the decision to let her go back to her house during the week. She's alone during the day and the sitters still come at night. It was just taking it's toll on our family life. She isn't handling Shao well. Shao is 3 and VERY independent. She'll let you help, but you just need to know how to approach her. My sister does NOT have the capabilities to discern that. She just wants to jump in and get in her face. Then she wonders why Shao doesn't want anything to do with her. Shao actually told her to go home this week!! Charlotte takes it to mean that Shao doesn't love her; she can't seem to understand that 3 year olds learn your buttons very fast and push them!!

I probably won't post too much this week, because I'm having a friend's adoption baby shower here on Saturday and there's so much to do before then.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hurricane Gustav


Here's a video collage I made of Vira at Philip Hayden Foundation. (We are one of her sponsors.)

BLR after the hurricane

All I could do is cry as I watched the video Troy shot in BLR last night. Here it is.

Remember our pretty opening that you could just peek into our house area? This is it now...

Monday, September 1, 2008

My dancing princess!

Julie, I thought you'd appreciate this one! How I wished we lived close, I would LOVE for you to teach my little girl! Oh, and that's Connor providing the musical number in the background.