Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend!

We went to Rison on Friday night to spend the weekend with my parents. Jackson had a fever virus from Thursday until Sunday evening. He was in a pretty good mood though. By the time we got there, we just ate supper and sat around and talked.
On Saturday, the kids and I decorated and dyed Easter eggs and then they hunted eggs about three times. They also played on the swing, rode the 4-wheeler, tractor, and the ranger. That afternoon mom, Abigail, and I went to Fordyce to put flowers on my grandparents grave. We lost my Nanny on 3/31/05 to a painful battle of Colon cancer. She was a wonderful woman and the most unselfish lady I have ever met. When we left Abigail said "I love you Nanny". We miss her daily, but know that she is in a wonderful place called Heaven. When we got home we ate again and was entertained constantly by Abigail and Brady.
Sunday we woke up way early to attend Easter sunrise service at my old church. The service was really nice and it was great getting to see and talk to all the Rison folks! After the service we had a fellowship breakfast and the kids hunted Easter eggs on the church grounds. By the time we got back to my parent's house, we rested then ate lunch (alot of eating I know). Even though Jackson was not feeling great, I bundled him up and let him find some eggs since this was his first easter. Anyway, we had a great time and it was nice just to relax in Rison. Here are some pictures of the weekend.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Preschool Easter party & Instrumental Concert at JSE

Thursday was a very busy day. First, Jackson and I went to Brady's preschool where they had an Easter party and egg hunt. He had so much fun w/his friends finding Easter eggs and playing games. He was VERY scared of the Easter bunny and would not get his picture taken with him, so I just got Jackson's picture.

Thursday afternoon I went to the Kindergarten's instrumental concert. All the K kids at JSE performed 3 songs. They used decorated coffee cans, cereal boxes, & paper towel holders as their "instruments". It was really cute. Abigail played the drum! The kids also sang as they played. The last song they just danced and sang to the Cha Cha Slide. Those kids can dance now!! It was true entertainment. I tried to video Abigail, but I couldn't get a good view of her from where I was sitting.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Be Thankful

I don't usually write alot about myself on my blog, but other bloggers have inspired me. My husband has been gone since Monday for a business trip in Chicago. It has been a little crazy around my household. I get home from work at ~5:30, fix supper for me & the kids, feed Jackson his meal, bath time, pajama time, pick out clothes for the next day, homework (yes, Abigail has homework), say a prayer, then try to get everyone to go to bed. Well, when daddy is gone my kids like to sleep in my bed. It is a circus! Jackson's crib is also in my room, so he can't go to sleep until they are asleep because they are so loud. Man, by the time they all FINALLY go to sleep I am worn out. Tonight is the first night that they have all been asleep by 9:00 (usually bedtime is 8pm when daddy is home). Anyway, I was complaining to myself how hard this is for me sometimes, then someone sent me an email about a lady who doesn't have arms and takes care of her baby with her legs, feet, and toes. I was so amazed and humbled. I need to be thankful (the purpose of this blog) that I'm able to take care of my kids, that I have my health, and my kids are healthy.
OK, I have been trying to download this video clip, but its not working. I will keep trying. I have it on my email if any of you would like me to forward it to you.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weekend Update

Friday night I went with my friend Stephanie out to eat at Market Place, then went to the early Rhea Lana sale until 10pm. Saturday morning we woke up thinking Abigail would not have her soccer game since it hailed and rained a lot Friday night. They sent us an email saying that her game was still on for 9:30 and it would be muddy. Boy was it nasty on that field! It was also a lot colder than we expected. Abigail really wasn't into the game as much as usual. I asked her what was wrong and she said "I didn't want to get dirty!" Anyway, Snow and Mimma made it to the game at halftime and we were happy to see them. After the game we hung out at the house for a little while, then had to make a quick trip to Walmart to get a birthday present for a party that started at 2pm. We made it to Adisyn's party just in time. After an exciting party, my family decided to go out to eat at El Parion. After dinner we FINALLY went home. We then surprised the kids with the "Bee Movie" (which is very cute). It was a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Snow Day

Today the kids and I stayed home and enjoyed the snow. Abigail's school was cancelled and I couldn't make it safely to work. It snowed about 2.5 inches at my house. We had so much fun. We made a little snow man, baked some chocolate chip cookies, then just hung out together. I'm glad we went outside this morning, because by 3pm it was all melted. It was nice while it lasted!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Abigail's 1st soccer game!

Abigail had her first soccer game Saturday morning. We were really proud of her. She made 2 goals!! Although this is recreational soccer and they don't keep score, I made a mental score and it was 4-3 (we lost). Hey, they had a great time and we really enjoyed watching them. I heard Abigail tell her coach "when are we going to be done, I'm getting tired". They were making me tired watching them run back and forth. I can't wait until next Saturday for another exciting game!! Here are some pics. The picture of her team in a circle is them praying before their game!