Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Summer Fun

One of my favorite things in the world is being at the lake during the summer. It is just a perfect escape from the realities of life for me. So I take every opportunity I can to get up to the lakehouse. This past weekend the kids and I got to be up there with Heidi, Sheila and her 3. It was so much fun and we all just laughed and had a blast. I can't believe how fast they are growing up, but man they are cool kids! Here are a few pictures from the madness... (oh, and I am still sore!)

My First time on the Wakeboard

Before I took a knee to my head (love the tongue)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer is almost over!

I can't believe how fast this summer has gone. It always hits me this time of the year that things are gearing toward school and I hate it every year. I think that as much as these two monkeys drive me nuts it is easier to have them around than not. I always miss them so much while they are at school. Plus, I am just a summer person. I love spending the days at the pool, or the weekends at the lake. Just more my style than being holed up in the house avoiding the cold.
We haven't really done much this summer other than the pool and lake, but this past weekend the kids and I did take off to Dallas for a quick trip to pick up our new Suburban. I had been looking since May for what I wanted and found it in Dallas. It was a quick trip and in hind sight I should have left the kids here, but for some reason I thought they would have fun. Brock was particularly vocal ab the trip (Suprise). He had some funny stuff to say.. I told them that we were almost to the dealership and he said "Well Hallelujah, would you like to tell me exactly why we had to go to Dallas to get a car when there are perfectly good cars to buy in Little Rock?" I tried to explain that I had found a much better deal in Dallas than I had in Little Rock but he wasn't buying it. He said "Well let me tell you something, the next time you start out on one of your little car adventures, count me out, I am OFF THE TEAM! I am statying HOME!" I laughed so hard at him, but he was really serious! Then we were about to Arkadelphia on the way home and he said "How many more hours do we have?" I told him one that we were getting close and he said "MOM, I got two words for ya... LOSING IT!!!!!!" He told Tim when we got home that he was only interested in me going to Dallas to buy Christmas presents from now on....
I will post more on the summer later, that was just the lastest and funniest part so far.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gran turns 90!

I have been so fortunate in my life that my mom's parents have been a constant in my life. We have always lived in the same town and for the most part, always gone to the same church. They are precious people that have been such a huge part of my life. This weekend we had a party for Gran's 90th birthday. Actually we had 2 parties, one Friday night and the other was Saturday afternoon. Friday night we met at Franke's for supper and then Saturday was the big party. We enjoyed getting to celebrate her and her 90th birthday. It was quite an occassion because only 12 of the grandchildren, grandchildren's spouses or great grandchildren were not there. Out of a group of 90ish that is pretty amazing. Here are some of the pictures to remember such a fantastic event.


These are Grans' Siblings and then Sister-In-Law
These 2 Monkeys are so funny together!

Mom & her sisters

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Field Trips

I can't believe that the end of the school year is already here!!!! Didn't it just start? Wow the time is flying! The end of the year brings field trips, and fortunately the kids didn't have overlapping days!
On Tuesday I went with Brock and the 1st Graders to the zoo. Despite my dislike of the zoo, we had a great day. I got to hang out with Nancy and the 5 kids we were in charge of so we had a lot of fun.

On Thursday I went with Claire's class to the Museum of Discovery and to Peabody Park. They had a great time and I got a great nap! During the "Go Green" Presentation I had moved to let the kids see better. I woke up to the faces of five kids staring at me saying "Mrs. Jill you fell asleep!" So I am not a tree hugger!

Also, both kids earned their way to go to "Main Event" that was held at War Memorial Stadium. It was so much fun! They had different games set up that kids from Robinson High School came and worked for us. The kids were able to run around on the field for an hour. I think this will be a yearly event! I even got in on some of the action!

We have been so blessed this year to have great teachers and great classmates! I hate to see this year end!

Easter 2010

This year for Easter we had a great day at Sheila & Ben's house. We had an amazing lunch and then the kids had an Easter egg hunt. Unfortunately, Mom had the flu and didn't get to join us. We did get lots of great pictures though.