Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Fall

I used to be good at updating the blog but it seems lately that it is getting harder and harder to find time to sit down and make a post. Our computer has caught some virus or something and is extremely slow. So every time that I sit to get on the computer I usually get frustrated because it takes so long for any thing to happen and uploading pictures right now takes forever. Anyways, here is what has been going on.....

Brock turned 21 months old last weekend. I cannot believe that he is getting so big. You can tell that he is growing up. He plays better, he is trying to talk more, he asks "What's this?" all the time, he understands more of what you are saying and asking, and he is growing taller. My favorite thing right now is when he wakes up in the morning he does not cry anymore, he yells "mom", "mom" until I go and get him. I love it!!! He is such a loving little boy. He gives hugs and kisses all the time and loves to crawl up in your lap and just sit for a few minutes. Don't get me wrong, he is bad too. He is a wild little boy who loves to throw things and run around. It is just taking some getting used to since I have always been around girls. He is truly a little blessing in our life.

As for Brad and myself, we are doing great. Brad is working hard as always and watching lots of football. I am trying to embroider more and catch up on some scrapbooking. Time is just hard to find these days. It seems like it is 9:00 at night before you now it and the day is gone. Hopefully things will settle down when we are not traveling every weekend. Gas also is a huge problem in our area so staying home is becoming more common. Some places you have to wait in line 30 minutes or so and can only get $20 worth of gas. When will this problem stop? We hope that you are doing great. Happy Fall!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Hobby

At Christmas, I got a sewing/embroidery machine. I have been trying since then to make some "cute" stuff. When I was pregnant with Brock, I loved getting stuff with his name on it. So I decided that I was going to learn to make it myself. Well, it has been much harder than I expected. I am doing pretty good with burb cloths. I am trying new things with them but now I want to make some clothes. My first shirt, a tiger paw, was horrible!!! I can only let Brock play it in at home. My new shirt, a football, turned out okay. It is just a little off center. My third shirt, a ghost, is alright but just a little low on the shirt. Hopefully one day I will get it right without going broke first! The bib with the "B" turned out pretty good. It is my for future niece, Bryggen, who is due in January. The "Hey Diddle Diddle" burb cloth is also pretty good, I just need to sew a ribbon on it. These are the latest things that I have done. I just do not have much spare time to sit and work on it. It is fun and I enjoy doing it most of the time (when my machine is working right). I would love to hear from others that have this interest too. If you have any suggestions, I welcome them!!!!!

Happy Birthday Wilson!!!!

This weekend we went to Auburn for two reasons: (1) the Auburn/LSU game and (2) for Wilson's 3rd Birthday party. The game was a really good game. I expected us to get blown away because our offense if horrible. However, it was actually a really good game and we we did not get beat that bad. Auburn needs a lot of practice this season but I am glad that they hung in there on Saturday and kept the game close. Maybe one day Auburn can recruit a quarterback that is good...we can only hope : ). On Sunday, we helped Wilson, our nephew, celebrate his 3rd Birthday. He had a Thomas the Train party at a park in Opelika. There is a train that you can ride and it was great! The kids loved that and playing on the playground. We had a lot of fun!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILSON!!!!! Here are some pics from the party. (Don't you just love Brad in his train hat)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sick : (

This week was supposed to be full of plans with family, friends and fun. However, it took a turn for the worse on Wednesday when I got a virus. I will spare the details but finally today I am feeling a little better. Brad went to Chicago (on a business trip) and came down with the same thing. So he did not have fun either. Thankfully my mom came and got Brock on Wednesday and kept him until today. He somehow missed the virus and I am so glad. He had a great time playing with Granna, Grandaddy Greg, Nanny, Allen, Pop, Dee, Memama and Great-grandaddy. I am so thankful that they all got to spend time with him and entertain him while I was here at home sick and Brad was sick in Chicago. Hopefully we are on the mend and everything will be back to normal tomorrow. We are heading to Auburn for what we hope is a football game. If the Tigers play like they did last week, it will not be much of a game. However, I hope that they have got it together and we will get to roll Toomer's...we will see???? Have a great weekend : )

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Important Phone Call

Tonight at dinner, Brock had a very important phone call. Mickey Mouse was calling him and he had the best little conversation. It was so funny!!! Here are some pics...

Friday, September 12, 2008

End of the Week Review

Sorry for the lack of posts latley. We are just busy (but I do not really know doing what). Time just flies by! Brock went to school two days this week and loved it! He did not cry either day and was smiling when we walked in and when I picked him up. I again enjoyed my time while he was at school. I wrapped up teaching for the quarter this week and just waiting to give my final exams next week. We actaully get to stay home this weekend instead of traveling to Auburn so that will be nice. We are on the hunt for a good deal on a new home so we are going out and about tomorrow looking. We like our neighborhood but we just need more space. Plus with all the foreclosures right now, we hope to find a good deal in a good school district. We have nursery duty on Saturday night but then we will be watching the Auburn Tigers play that night. We have F.A.N. Day at chruch on Sunday so we are looking forward to tailgating with our Life Group and watching some flag football. We hope that you have a great weekend!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

We love our Grandparents!!!

Yesterday was Grandparents Day. We spent time with all our grandparents over the weekend. We did lots of traveling but managed to see them all. We are so thankful for our families and appreciate everything they do for us. Here are some pictures of our grandparents. We love you!!

Mimi, Brock, & Gaga (Brad's parents)

Granna, Brock, & Grandaddy Greg (Brooke's mom & stepdad)

Dee, Brock, Pop, & Olivia (Brooke's dad & stepmom)

Grandmama, Brock, Olivia, & Grandaddy (Brooke's grandparents)

Allen, Brock, Olivia, & Nanny (Brooke's grandparents)

War Eagle!!

We took Brock again this weekend to the Auburn game. It was very HOT!!! We stood in the shade for the game so that Brock would not get as hot as sitting in the sun. He took about a 30 minute nap (how, I do not know) and then was ready to cheer on the Tigers!! We decided to leave at half time since it was so hot. We are glad that the Tigers won but they better get it together before the SEC games start (we are not looking so good so far this season). War Eagle!!

In my spare time (ha ha, who has spare time??)......

I am still trying to work on my sewing and embroidering. Here is my first applique of a tiger paw. I am going to put it on a shirt for Brock this week. I will let you know how it turns out.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Day of "School"

(Brock on the first day of "school")

Today Brock started "school". He is going to the Early Learning Center at First Baptist Douglasville on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am till noon. He is in the Cuddly Cow class and there are 8 little boys & girls in his class. He was such a big boy this morning while getting ready and on the way but when we got there things changed a little. He walked inside the church like a big boy but as we got closer to his classroom he started wanting me to pick him up. When we got to the classroom door he started crying. His teacher came to the door and got him and I am sure that he stopped crying soon thereafter. While Brock was at school, I got to enjoy shopping alone for a couple of hours. When I picked Brock up he was so tired. He could hardly stay awake until we got home to have lunch. I asked him several questions about school : Did you like school today? Did you like your teachers? Did you have a snack? Did you color? Did you play outside? His answer to all of these questions was NO! I then asked him "Do you know what mommy is asking you? and he said NO! His favorite word right now is NO so I am sure that he really did have a great time today and I know that he is going to love playing with the other little kids this year.

(Brock exhausted after the first day of "school")

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Busy Weekend

This past weekend we took Brock to the Auburn football game. He had a great time!!! Here are some pictures from the game.

Brock and Wilson

Wilson, Mimi, Brock & Gaga

Brock at the game

Auburn football team

Brad & Brock

We also had Miss Emery's First Birthday party this weekend. It was fun and she looked so cute in her party dress. Happy Birthday Emery!!

Lastly on Monday, we enjoyed our day off with the exception that our computer is on the verge of dying. I got to go out for a little while and this is what I came home to.....sometimes it is just easier to stay home :)