Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Storms


Equals an “on edge” MeMe!!! We have had a terrible day of one storm cell after another and it’s really been trying for me! I have been a nervous wreck all day but thank God we are safe! I pray for all the people that have not been so fortunate!  I have been watching the weather ALL day and it has really been exhausting trying to keep up with all this craziness!  All the grandbabies must sense my edginess because they have all been out of sorts all day also.

This is the reason for our 3rd and final (so far) trip into our safe place (my closet)


This was looking out my back door!! How scary!!

and this is my crew in the closet


I hope you all are safe and sound tonight as we all wait for this storm system to get out of dodge!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

I hope everyone had a very Blessed Easter Sunday! I know we sure did!! Even though our crew were here kind of separately for pictures! But that’s okay as long as we got to spend a little time with our family. We had some amazing music at our Easter service.  It always amazes me how the music can really speak to me sometimes more than the actual sermon. 

We started the day off by going to the early service at church so that we could get back and get dinner on the table by 12:30 so some of the kids could get to their other families for egg hunts, another dinner etc.  April, Brandon and Harrison didn’t get here while we were doing pictures of Tuff and Ada so Harrison is missing from those pictures.  When they did finally get here Harrison was asleep and slept almost the whole visit.  But we did end up getting a few pictures after he woke up.















Tuff reading to Ada


Ada enjoying her marshmallow sucker the Easter Bunny brought her


Harrison showing me how to blow bubbles




Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday To Hubby, Dad and Papa

Today is my hubby’s 48th birthday!! To say that I am a blessed woman is an understatement!! I couldn’t ask for a more loving, caring, giving and hardworking man to share my life with!

So we got the grandbabies outside to get a few pictures with their Papa!



This one above is my favorite!!


and I finally got one with all 3 looking at the camera!!

Happy Birthday to my Boogs!!! Hope you have many more to come!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Day At The Zoo

Yesterday, my daughter Ashley called and asked what we could do to get the kids out of the house to have some fun! We decided on the zoo so she called older sister, and I called younger sister to see if they were in for a day at the zoo.  Well, older sister had plans so Harry wasn’t able to join us, but she did so graciously let us use their zoo membership card so 2 of us got in free.  Thanks Apes!! Anyway we got started a little late so by the time we stopped to eat and get gas it was the time of day where the sun was working it’s magic!! HOT blazes!!! It was hot but we did have somewhat of a breeze which only helped while in the shade.100_3598

This was right after we got there.


Tuff was already hot with his red cheeks!! It looks like he has a sunburn but we did bathe them in sunscreen! TWICE!!!



It looks like they are having their own little conversation!


Ms. Butter Bean thought she was the biggest thing standing there holding on all by herself!!


This was Tuff’s favorite thing! The bamboo walking trail!! We loved it too because it was completely shaded!!


Not a very good picture but it was a little hard to get them both still.  They were busy and wanting to be on the go!!


A little break for something cold to drink!!


Ms. Butter Bean was ready to move on and be done with the pictures!


Headed to the car! We were all hot and tired but had a good hot day!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Much Better Day Today

Today was such a beautiful day and the bright blue sky along with 70 something degree weather we got the grandbabies done with breakfast and headed outdoors to enjoy this beautiful spring day that the Lord gave us!!


The boys took off at warp speed running and playing and picking flowers and Ms. Ada decided that she was too big to sit on her blanket! and she didn’t have a problem letting us know it either!!


So we got her up off that blanket and let her join in on the real fun!!


And Harrison and Tuff made sure they gave her the attention that she was demanding!!


and then she was content!


to sit in the cozy car and watch her cousins continue to explore!


and make wishes on flowers…..


and help Papa with the wood for the fire pit…..


I think today was a fabulous day with our three little ones!!


I am one blessed MeMe!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wacky Wednesday At MeMe’s


By Wacky Wednesday, I mean it’s been a crazy, wild and stressful day!  I love having my grandbabies and wouldn’t trade keeping them for anything but I am human and we do have days that are just not in our favor for any of us!! Including our little laid back Butter Bean (Ada)!! She was even in rare form today! 

So I find out that Tuff had gotten up at 6am this morning so his bad mood was due to being tired, Harrison loves when Tuff has bad mornings so he can “egg him on” as they say and Ms. Ada is trying to cut her other top tooth so I am assuming that had something to do with her being so sassy today! 

So naptime was off schedule but Tuff did go down at 10:00 am and slept for 2 1/2 hours and woke up in much better spirits!  The afternoon moods were better but they were still wild and running around playing ball and playing under the table.  I will take the wildest over the meltdowns any day!!

And the boys are a the age where they want to climb on the bed in the playroom/guestroom and jump.  Well I know I loved jumping on beds when I was little so I know this has to be so fun to them but it’s not so fun for MeMe when one falls off head first and starts screaming at the top of their lungs.  I just knew something was broke so needless to say I banned them from the playroom for the rest of the day.  My nerves just couldn’t take a broken bone under my watch.  So now I am needing to decide on what to do with the bed in that room.  I want to take it down but then when we have family where on earth am I gonna put them?  Oh me! Now I will stress over this issue until I resolve it!

I have tried to do a few activities with them such as singing, dancing and counting, singing ABC’s but they don’t seem to be too interested.  So anyway, I know I’m not perfect and I do get overwhelmed but I guess that just means I am human!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I Am Still a MeMe


Ha! Just thought I would throw that out there! That I am still a MeMe, that is!! I realize that I haven’t really blog about my grandbabies in a while!  It’s not that I don’t have lots to say it just seems like at the end of the day my mind is kind of on overload.


Anyway, we have been trucking along each day enjoying all the “new” things with each one.  I will say that Tuff and Harrison are quite the little hams!  Lately we have been doing a lot of dancing to Barney and Blue’s Clue’s!! That’s the new favorite shows as of now.  It’s now the beginnings of the terrible 2’s with them but they haven’t been terrible! Yet!! Harrison and Tuff have really started talking and having little conversations with each other and I wonder if they really understand what the other is saying.  Harrison’s favorite word right now is Barney, No, Mine and hold me!! I love the hold me the best and he has stared giving out what I call “squeezie hugs”.  I ask for a squeezie hug and he will wrap those little arms around my neck and squeeze really hard.  I could just melt.  Tuff favorite thing to me right now is when his mama gets home he will go running to her yelling Maaaama!!! And then he turns to me and says “Bye” and waves.  I love that he loves his mama so much.  His favorite word is No, Blue, the ball, and mama!  If we want Tuff to smile for a picture all we have to do is say “show your teethies” and we get a big smile!!  He has stared saying so many words but mostly he has gotten to where he will repeat a word that we say.  Oh me!


Ms. Ada (I call her Butter Bean) now has an opinion! A big one.  She will let you know really quick if she is upset! She is quite the little drama queen.  But of course she is the only little princess we have so her drama is quite comical to us.  She comes every morning with a big smile on her face and a lot to say!! In baby talk of course.  She is 10 months old now and she can say mama, dada, papa, bye bye, and bubba! She also will give the ole Miss America wave when she says bye bye.  It is just too precious!  She has the biggest personality for a 10 month old.  She hasn’t started crawling yet but the doctor said she would crawl in her own time so I have been enjoying her just the way she is.


So for now Ms. Ada is the only grand princess but we will find out if we will be having another princess or grandson next Friday April the 8th.