Friday, October 31, 2008


Tonight our church had it's annual Trunk-A-Treat. It was so much fun! We decorated our cars and gave out candy with our Life Group. Midway anticipates 4,000-5,000 people each year for this community outreach. I certainly think that we had at least that many people. It was great!! Brock loved giving out candy to all the little children. He started the night as a little Pirate but when it started to get cold, he turned into a skunk. I decided this afternoon that he needed something a little warmer and this was all I could find on sale today. It was cute enough and served its purpose. We had a great day and we hope that you had a great Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall Party

Today Brock had his Fall Party at school. This was the first party of the year in the Cuddly Cow class. He has eight little boys and girls in his class. It was nice to get to meet and talk to the other parents. The children were all so cute. They just sat at the table in their assigned seats and ate their food. Brock ate lots of Cheetos!!! They were all excited to see their parents and showed us all the toys in the room. Brock loves school and wants to go everyday to play (hopefully he is learning too!).
Brock's Cuddly Cow Class

Brock with Mom and the pumpkin that he made

Brock sitting at the table eating their snacks

Let's Party!!

This past Saturday, Brock and I went to one of his little friend's Birthday Party. It was such a nice day and the kids had a great time. It was a Cowboy theme party and it was at their barn at their house. They had lots of toys to play with, an inflatable thing to jump in, pony rides, and even a hayride. The party was for Landon's 2nd Birthday. We had so much fun!!! Here are some pictures from the party. Happy Birthday Landon!
Brock playing with the Bubble Mower

Brock jumping in the inflatbale

Brock playing with the dump truck

Brock feeding the goat

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Night, Night Giraffe

Brock has recently learned that if you go around and kiss all your animals in your room then you get to stay up longer. He is too smart for his own good! He starts walking to bed and has to first stop at his night light and give the giraffe a kiss. Then he goes to the stuffed giraffe sitting in the rocking chair and gives him a kiss. Then he needs to kiss his books. After that he decides that he needs more milk. He is already working the system...but Brad & I have caught on. It is so cute watching him kiss all the giraffes in his room that you cannot get mad at him. Finally, we gets into bed and talks for about 10-15 minutes then he is off to sleep......

For Sale

After much thought, Brad and I decided to put our house on the market this week. We have been trying to decide if we should just enclose our screen porch and make it a play room or try to find a bigger house. We decided that we would put it up for sale for 3 months and just see what happens. We would love to find a house right now since the market is bad and we could get a good deal on a bigger house however that means that we will not get much for ours in return in this terrible housing market. We are hopeful that someone will come along and our house will be perfect for them. Tonight we met with the realtor and tomorrow we will have a sign in the yard "For Sale". If you know of anyone that is interested in buying a house in Mirror Lake (Villa Rica), please send them our way : ) The realtor suggested that I get rid of some things for now to make rooms look bigger and more of a generic home. Now my mission is to pack up or throw out things that we do not use or need. (This will also get Brad to clean his closet..haha). Please pray for us during this time. It is hard to keep a clean house with a 22 month old (he turned 22 months today...crazy!!) God is in control and he will guide us through this process.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Today we decided to take Brock to a pumpkin patch. Since he loves being outside, we knew that he would have a blast. It was such a beautiful Fall day and perfect for being outside. We first started with the animals. Brock was really interested in looking at the goats, cow, sheep, pigs, and turkey. He kept yelling "goggle gobble" to the was so funny! We then went on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Brock seemed to enjoy that. We got to the pumpkin patch and first looked at all the little pumpkins. Brock got to pick out his very own. We then walked over to the bigger pumpkins and he kept wanting to pick them up but they were a little too big. He walked all over the patch and then we finally decided on a family pumpkin to go with Brock's little pumpkin. We had a great time and here are some pictures from our day. Happy Fall!!!

(We tried all day to get a picture with Brock looking at the success...sorry!)

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Big 3-0

Yesterday, I turned the big 3-0!!! It just does not seem like I should be 30. I still feel like a young girl...well, I guess that I still am compared to some people : ). Turning 30 is not really bothering me. I am just so happy to be turning another year older, living a healthy life and to have such wonderful family and friends. Thanks to all of you who called, emailed or sent cards yesterday. It meant the world to me!! Birthdays are special because they are a celebration of you!! Other holidays, everyone gets to celebrate but your birthday is all about thanks to those who made it special!

On another note, Brock's 3rd laser treatment on his face got scheduled today for Friday, November 14th at 7:30 a.m. Please say a little prayer for him that everything goes as well as it has in the past. Three down...four to go...we hope : ).

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Play Date

This weekend we went to Auburn for another poor performance from the Tigers (we have just decided that they are bad this year and there is nothing that we can do about it). However, it was a fun time and we got to visit with family and friends. We left Brock with a babysitter again. He loved Abbie the last time that she kept him so this time he got to play with his girlfriend Caroline too. Below are some pictures of them playing together. They had the best time and she said that they played the whole time we were gone to the game. It took a while for Brock to open up but once he did, he went straight in for the kiss. It was so funny! As they continue to grow, they are going to have so much fun together.

After the game, Brock got to play with his cousins, Wilson & Emery. They had the best time and Brock got so excited and wound so hilarious. We have never really seen him act like that but you could tell that he was having a great time playing with Wilson. They are going to get into trouble when they grow up, I do believe. Here are some pics of Brock & Wilson playing pool with Gaga. They were actually pretty good at getting the balls in the holes.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Report Card

Yesterday, Brock got his first "report card" from school. I had no idea that he would get a "report card" at this age. However, he did and he got all A's. Here is what the report said:

Says more than three words (check mark)
Stacks blocks, two high (check mark)
Scribbles with a crayon (check mark)

Comments: "Brock is doing so great! He is such a sweet little boy. He enjoys playing with the blocks and cars. He also enjoys riding in the boat. I'm so glad he is a Cuddly Cow! Ms. Morgan"

We are so proud of him! He loves going to school...we just hope that he still loves school when he gets older : )

Today is my sister's Birthday so we wanted to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! We hope that you have a wonderful day! We love you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

1st Haircut

This past weekend we took Brock to have his first haircut. I have been wanting to get it trimmed up since he had some strands that would not do anything but stick straight up. Several people tried to talk me out of cutting his hair because they did not want me to get his curls cut off. Well, they won. When we got to "Snip Its" for his haircut, I chickened out. I just got them to trim his bangs, around his ears and around the back of his neck. Needless to say, you cannot tell that I got it cut at all. I had to get on the floor to try and find some hair to save. Brad says all that we did is waste $12. Oh well, it was fun and for the most part he was good. He did not like the idea of the razor so she only used scissors. Here are some pictures from the big day.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


This weekend my 1st cousin, Mary, came in town with her new baby, Maris. The whole family got together for lunch and here are some pics from the day. (Maris is 2 months old, Olivia is 8 months old, and Brock is 21 months old).

My sister Brandi holding Olivia, Nanny holding Maris, my cousins Mary & Anna, and me holding Brock

My Nanny with Olivia, Maris and Brock

(As you can imagine, it took forever to get a picture made with kids so this is the best that I have)

Friday, October 3, 2008

I love Barney!

Brock's favorite show right now is Barney. We watch it over and over all day long thanks to On Demand. I know that some people think that babies should not watch TV until they are two. Oh well! It is so fun to watch Brock try to dance with them. He is also learning words from the show. This picture is of Brock watching Barney this morning. What he is doing, I do not know : ). He loves to climb in this toy box and play....the funny things that kids do.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Today, Brock and I went to meet his new 2nd cousin, Maris Kate. She was born in August but this is the first time that we have got to meet her. They live in Boone, NC. Mary & Matt are her parents. Mary is my first cousin. She is so little! You forget how little they are because they grow up so fast. Brock enjoyed looking at her and giving her sweet!

When we got home from Cedartown visiting, I did a few more projects on the embroidery machine. I spent about 3 1/2 hours working on these few things. Hopefully I will get faster with time...we will see!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lil' Quarterback

Since Auburn needs a new quarterback this season, we thought that Brock could go in the game. He could not do any worse than what we have.....HA HA. Enjoy the picture and have a great day!