Tuesday, September 15, 2009

JDRF Walk 2009!

First off, thanks to all of you that supported Avery's team by donating or walking with us! We truly appreciate everything! Avery's team has raised over $1500 this year and we had the largest family team at the walk! Everyone walking around in Avery's shirts or with name tags on that stated they were there to support Avery was just amazing.

Also, I must say, the fifth grade class is awesome! These little 10 & 11 year olds raised almost $550 for the JDRF. These kids, and their parents, are so supportive of Avery and her other classmates with diabetes........we are so lucky to be surrounded by such great people!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Okay, so it's been a month.....give me a little break, I had to go back to work, get the kids back in school, start softball season again and try to keep the house from falling down! We have been extremely busy, especially this weekend......we had the JDRF walk on Saturday (along with softball practice, Aidan's friends bday party, Jason's bday party....long day!). We had a wonderful turnout and I will post pics as soon as I get caught up on everything!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to school!

It's that time of year, Avery, Aidan and I have to go back to school! They are a little more excited about it than I am......I already miss my afternoon naps!

Avery is really excited about 5th grade! She has Mr. Johnson and all she can say is, "he's so cool!" Avery rotates classes every hour, and is very excited about all of her classes!

Aidan is in 1st grade and has Mrs. Grant. Aidan always loves school, after you get her through the door! Chris dropped her off the last three days and only had one meltdown.....it was a minor one. She has been wanting homework and we finally have our first assignment! Aidan and I will be completing a puzzle piece that represents her and her likes. Hopefully she will let me wait to work on it until tomorrow, doubtful but maybe!

Emmitt and Mia had a change too, Chelle is back watching them. They love having Michelle at the house. Michelle is Mia's BFF!

One last thing, the JDRF walk is only three weeks away! I am still ordering team t-shirts if anyone is interested...I just need to know by the 26th! We hope you can come out and help support Avery's team while we raise money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes!

Hope everyone has a wonderful, and restful, weekend!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Just a swingin'

Okay, so Chris's parents and my mom gave the kids money for a swing set for their birthdays. Due to playing softball until July 2nd, camping July 4th weekend, me attending a workshop in Atlanta for a week, and us helping mom out for two weeks, we are just now getting to build it for them. We looked into getting one from Wal-mart or Toys-R-Us but with us having four kids, we need to make sure we have enough room for all of the kids......this is why we decided to build it ourselves! So, the swing set part has been finished for over a week and I think it looks pretty good!

The playhouse part, is a work in progress! The kids LOVE playing in the playhouse more than swinging so we wanted it to be big enough for all of them to get in....well, it is definately going to be big enough! The kids have two floors to play on, which they love having a two story house! We put the ladder on yesterday and they were so excited.....Emmitt can even get up and down all by himself! We still have a lot to do (a roof, a couple of front walls, paint) but it is at least to a point where the kids can begin playing and enjoying it! Of course, we are planning on having a slumber party out there soon as well!

Also, check out the pictures of Emmitt! I took all of the kids to get their hair cut to get ready to go back to school and Emmitt was needing a little trim as well. He has had it trimmed two or three times before, but I just did it myself at the house. I thought he needed to get a big boy hair cut so we let Kala trim it up and make him look even more handsome! As you can tell from the pictures, he was not a happy camper! He was so mad that he locked his shoulders up and just pouted almost the entire time! He was so cute! Hopefully the next time he goes it won't be such a big ordeal! BTW, his hair is still long.....it is just too darn cute to cut short!

And one last picture.....We had a busy weekend, Chandra graduated with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy on Friday (way to go Chan!) so we were in Conway all day and Saturday we were on the go and working on the playhouse the entire day.....needless to say Emmitt and Mia didn't have a nap either day. After we came in and took baths, to get ready for dinner, they both fell asleep before they even got dressed! Too funny!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Emmitt, our little boy with long hair! Emmitt just turned two and he is TOTALLY different than the girls!Everything he does is so different from what I remember the girls doing. He already tackles Mia, for no apparent reason, and loves tractors. He can spot a tractor a mile away!

Emmitt does still play with his sisters toys, which kills his daddy, but he always goes back to his race cars and tractors! We bought him a tee ball set for his birthday, we really didn't think a two year old could hit it.....we were wrong! He hits it so hard that we have to take cover! After he hits it he runs his bases and yells home, home!

Of course he likes star wars, well his daddy likes to think he does! Look at him being so cool with his star wars shirt and his hands in his pockets....the girls better watch out!

Amelia Bedilia

My Mia! Mia will be 4 in October, she is our entertainment, always putting on a show for everyone! Just look at that face, how can you not just absolutely love her! That wonderful face also makes it very hard to get onto her!
Along with the funny personality, she also brings the stubbornness with her. For example, we were school shopping last week, I found a Little Miss Stubborn shirt....I told her I was going to get it and she started saying "No, No, I not stubborn!" Too funny!
Mia did dance last year, it was so comical. She loved being in the spotlight! She was one of the youngest in her class but of course she was the loudest when it came to singing! We just smiled everytime we saw her walking through the house dancing and singing! I can't wait to see what she grows up to be, it will be something in the public eye!
If you look at Mia's pictures, you see that she is always posing for the camera, and not just smiling she always throws an arm in the air to diva it up! I have said, she has the personality of a drunk sorority girl, everything is "Woooo!" to her! When she swims in Joe & Chandra's hot tub, she kicks a leg in the air and says "party all night, baby"......we don't know where she learned that but it is hilarious everytime she does it!


Aidan Elise, my little rule follower! Aidan just turned 6 this year. She lost her first two teeth the last week of school, she let her beloved Mrs. Kennemer pull them for her! Aidan is so funny, she will kill you with questions. Chris recently let her ride with him somewhere and he said she never stopped talking! What is that sign for daddy, why did that car go through the yellow light......constant!

Aidan also plays softball, has done dance for the last three years and this fall she will play basketball! She is going to be my ball player, she is always wanting to play. She started softball before she turned 4! Now with basketball coming up, she tries to practice with Avery's team whenever she can.....Aidan doesn't let size or anything stop her, she thinks she can play with everyone!

Aidan is definitely going to do something big, she is constantly thinking and trying to figure things out! It is so funny how she has such a different personality than Avery. Chris and I are lucky to have such wonderful kids!