Aleck and Ella had so much fun trick or treating tonight. It took both of them a few houses to get the hang of it, but then they were off and running. Aleck was adorable when he flexed his muscles for people. I love how Aleck is holding Ella’s hand leading her to the front door. The picture of Ella looking back at me with a hesitant look on her face was taken at the first house, before she knew what was going on. I love how she was looking back just to make sure I was behind her. I am so thankful for these precious times with my children.
- Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
We carved our pumpkin today. Ella was so curious and wanted to be right in the middle of everything. She reached right into the pumpkin and pulled out a handful of pulp. Aleck, on the other hand wasn’t interested in getting his hands dirty. He was content to watch Daddy do all the dirty work. I love and embrace the differences that make our children the individuals that they are.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This weekend I am in Weatherford at the Covered Bridge Inn, a scrapbook retreat bed and breakfast. I was fortunate enough to attend the retreat for the first time this Spring, and have been looking forward to the Fall retreat ever since. There is a waiting list, but I was lucky enough to get to go, thanks to a friend backing out at the last minute. Dede, Teri and I are in the same bedroom again and we stayed up way to late telling stories and laughing like school girls. Both nights I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. I am exhausted, but the late night laughs were so worth it!
I have been so pampered with wonderful meals and I even had a massage. I spent the majority of the weekend working on a book created by pulling my blog content into a book format. It has been so fun to look back over the last few years.
We had a television show themed costume party Saturday night. I was Wilma from The Flintstones. Another group of ladies were the Pink Ladies from the movie Grease.
I am so thankful to get the opportunity to get to spend time with such wonderful and godly women. I am already looking forward to the Spring Retreat. Thanks, Gabby Scrappers for a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I have started taking the kids to the Fort Worth Science Museum on tuesdays to reward Aleck when he makes “good choices”. Today was the first day that we spent most of the time outside in the water play area. Ella absolutely loves water, but was too short to really enjoy most of the water features, but she enjoyed running around the construction house.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Aleck had a fall party today at St. Vincent’s. When I told Aleck that Mommy was coming to help with the party, he was so excited. I was so proud of how well behaved he was. He ran up to me when I first got there, but then he went and sat down on his name for circle time while Charlotte’s mom, Amy, read the book The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything.
We decorated miniature pumpkins and played a pumpkin bowling game. I overhead Aleck proudly telling his friends, “My mommy made that,” referring to the bowling pins decorated to look like pumpkins and it made my heart melt.
We had a great lunch of sandwiches cut into pumpkin shapes followed by the most adorable cupcakes with a waffle cone hat. Aleck took the waffle cone off his cupcake and stuffed the cupcake in the cone then ate it like it was an ice cream cone. Yummy!
I made gift bags for the class. Thanks, Joni, for letting me raid your stash of Stampin Up supplies.
Tonight as I was putting Aleck to bed, we talked about the party. With the sweetest smile on his face, Aleck said, “Mom, I so pwoud of you for hepping my fwiends make punkins aday.”
I am so thankful for these sweet memories and that Aleck has an amazing teacher, Mrs. Jordan, who loves him and takes such great care of my little man.
Friday, October 8, 2010
We celebrated Eryn’s 23rd birthday this week. She was so excited to see a Carvel ice cream cake, her favorite cake. We had a great dinner and a wonderful time laughing and hanging out with Eryn, Justin and Mason. I am so thankful the blessings in our life. We love you, Sissy.