Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
We didn't really know what to expect since we had never been to Old Baker Farm. It opened at nine o'clock and we arrived a little after ten o'clock. Cars were parked everywhere! After we took some pictures with a giant, round, hay bale, and some with a scarecrow, we paid to get in. The first thing that we saw after we got inside were some pedal tractors. Jacob had a BLAST! I didn't think we were going to get him away to do anything else. He cried and whined but we finally convinced him to go on the hayride.
We got in a short line for the hayride and about 4 trailers full of people left before it was our turn. We got to ride on a trailer that was being pulled by an orange tractor, similar to Pappy's orange tractor. After a short ride, we arrived at the pumpkin field. Jacob had so much fun running around through the pumpkins looking for the perfect one! He fell down a couple of times but would get up and take off full speed again! We picked three pumpkins (paid for with our price of admission!). Jacob picked out a little green one with a long stem. Jeff picked out a medium sized white one and I picked out a flat, orange one. We couldn't believe how long the line was for the hayride once we got back and were very thankful that we did that first thing! Another great thing is that a church has some tables set up and you can give them a donation and they'll take your pumpkins to the entrance and then put them in your car when you're ready to leave. It was totally worth it and for a good cause.
They had an Indian tribe doing a presentation which was really neat. On our way out we bought a GIANT maroon mum from the same church group. It was a great price (1/2 of what Publix was selling them for) and again, it went to a good cause. Oh, and we also bought some boiled peanuts, so that made it a great day!
We would have loved to spend the entire day at Old Baker Farm but I had another commitment (shocking, I know...me, double book?) so we left around 12:30. We grabbed a bite of lunch in Columbiana at Bernie's and then took it to the house. We had a wonderful time together as a family and I couldn't have asked for a better time. Here are some pictures from our day!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
**I am trying a new slideshow. I think the slide.com show that I have been using could potentially infect your computer with a virus. I have had two reports of fishy behavior and when I tried to access a friend's slide.com slideshow from work our network blocked the site. Hopefully this new slideshow will not cause any problems.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Jacob: Daddy, don't eat my chicken nugs.
Jeff: How come? Are you going to eat them?
Jacob: (long pause) I guess so.
He didn't eat them but the conversation was funny. I have no idea where he comes up with these things but his timing and enunciation is hilarious!
Last night we were coming home from dropping the car off to have the oil changed and the tires rotated and balanced and he heard some tree frogs out the window once we got into the neighborhood.
Jacob: I hear some tree frogs. They are talking to each other.
Jeff: What are they saying?
Jacob: They're jumping on the rock so the BIG shark won't eat them.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Jeff: "I like Vivaldi."
Me: "Me too. I wonder what it is like to be that brilliant?"
Jeff: "I'll tell you sometime."
Me: "Good one, honey."
That was almost immediately followed by:
Jeff: "This just in, I'm getting a hole in the butt of these pants."
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We gave Jeff his gift this morning because Jacob just couldn't wait any longer. Jeff received Rosetta Stone French, level 1 from me, Jacob, Mimi, Popi, RoRo and Pappy. We hope he likes it and learns a lot of french!
Have a great day, Daddy! We love you and can't wait to eat some cake! As Jacob told me last night when I was making the cake, "Yay, cake! I love cake!" and he does...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
All lined up in a perfect row. I'm surprised he didn't group all of the same colors together. He must have gotten distracted after the green magnets!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Here are some pictures of his visit...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
We also bought a rug for our patio, surprisingly enough, we picked it out before we looked at dishwashers or the other rugs. We also purchased some accent pillows for our patio furniture. The patio is a nice, relaxing space! Here are some pics of the patio's renovation:
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
"M as in mother, A, K, O, F as in Frank, S as in Sam, K, I"
Only today when I was spelling it, I spazzed out and said, "F as in Sam" which I'm sure confused the lady on the either end of the phone. I didn't realize I had done it until I started in with "S as in..." wait a minute, didn't I already say Sam? I began to laugh, apologized and then corrected myself. I bet she's wondering what kind of nut-job doesn't even know how to spell their name? Guess you had to be there...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
It's also sad that I'm looking forward to going to the bookstore to buy a new three-ring binder and dividers. I think it's partly because no one is in the office today and my love for office supplies. Seriously, I could go nuts in those types of stores! I shall contain my spending since we have a small budget. I won't post about my three-ring binder because it's not as exciting as the shredder...unless there's some new kind of binder that I don't even know about...doubtful, but you never know.
Oh, is it just me or is it odd that I know THREE people having babies this week?!? One was induced last night (no baby yet)...one is induced today and the other on Thursday. Crazy, huh?
Thursday, June 11, 2009
In other news, I saw someone being arrested on my way to work. That would really ruin your day! I was already going slow (speed limit is 40 mph) but I slowed even more and rubber-necked as best I could. I couldn't deduce much except that the little pickup was pulled over by the Sheriff and there was a cooler on the ground. The Sheriff had called for backup because there was another Sheriff car there. Maybe when they ran the tag on the truck it came back with bad news or they found some drugs or weapons? Either way the man was handcuffed and being put in the back of the cruiser.
Hopefully your day is going better than his!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
On a side note, he also told me this week that he was "going to be happy and so fun." That kid...
Friday, May 22, 2009
We had to be at Children's South at 6:15 a.m. and despite no food or drink since midnight the night before, Jacob was in good spirits. His surgery started a little after 8:00 a.m. With the first two surgeries, he was PITIFUL when the nurse brought him back to us...break-your-heart crying and inconsolable. This time he was great! He didn't cry at all! Not one whimper, not one tear. He was still a little woozy from the anesthesia when they brought him back to the room but he was soooo funny! He was trying to talk but he couldn't get the words out and then his head would kind of roll. We were cracking up!
After we got home, I thought he would definitely take a nap...not so! He was wired! I didn't get him down for a nap until after 4:00 that afternoon.
We had our follow-up appointment yesterday (5/21) with the ENT and he said everything looks great!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thank you for all of your prayers!
"After tests last night on AJ, they have concluded that his heart isn't functioning correctly. From what I understand, his aorta valve and pulmonary valve are switched. They did the balloon catheter procedure on him yesterday and it worked perfectly so for now his oxygen level is back up to where it's supposed to be. He will have open heart surgery to correct his heart probably on Monday. Harrison and I are trying to get on a flight tonight to be there for the surgery. Please continue praying for my sister's family and also that Harrison and I arrive safely. I will update again when I know something. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!"
Harrison is her three month old baby boy. This will be his first trip to the states. Please pray for A.J. and their family.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
We will hopefully know more tomorrow. Please continue to keep him and my family in your prayers.
Also, please pray for my friend Kimberly's nephew, A.J. This is her email that she sent:
"Hi to all! My little sister had her baby today and things aren't looking good for the little guy. He was born 9lbs 7oz and my sister did it all without drugs. He was fine until they cut the cord and he stopped breathing. He is on a ventilator and being transferred from Shelby to UAB to do some tests on his heart and lungs. Needless to say everyone is very shook up. Please pray for my sister Katie, her husband, and little AJ. We should know more tomorrow after they run some tests. More than likely I will be on a flight out of here with my little guy tomorrow night after work so pray we arrive safely. Thanks to all!
Kimberly's husband is in the Navy and they are stationed in Rota, Spain.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I don't know if you would say that March came in like a lion or like the fleece of a lamb! It snowed and snowed and snowed some more on March 1, 2009. This is the first time we've actually seen snow at our house (it snowed January 2008, but we were out of town). I was SO excited! When Jacob woke up, he was excited too. It was perfect snow for making a snowman, which is exactly what we did! We ate some snow and then took a walk around our neighborhood. Here are some pictures of our "spring" winter wonderland.
here for the recipe. We recommend serving it with Hawaiian sweet rolls.