Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesdays With MeMe
A couple of weeks ago
I noticed this sign
on the girls bedroom door
I thought it was so cute
Daddy is allowed
I wonder what JB3 did!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Our "A Day" Story
IT BEGINS LIKE THIS
We parked......free...that was a nice surprise
Rode the bus to the Quad
He doesn't look happy but he was just
aggravated because I wanted him to look at me
Big John was gone, once again, on a turkey hunting trip.
Dave was gone to South Carolina to play golf and celebrate
the birthday of one of his college friends.
So, Courtney and Lawson met MeMe
and we headed down to
National Championship Celebration #2
A Day Game
Here he comes
leading his "captains"
After the ceremony to put the hand and footprints of the
captains in cement at Denny chimes
We headed to one of Courtney's favorite college
It looks like Lawson approves!
By the time we were through eating
the bottom gates were full
So, we headed up the ramp.
Lawson loved running/walking up the ramp!
For a while anyway
Our first glimpse of the UPPER DECK
we may not get a seat!
At the top
Courtney took Lawson to see the crane.
One of his newest interests
We watched from the aisle
for a little while
And then headed back down the ramp
We sat down to rest outside of the
Lawson was fascinated with the
tower of X's
It took Court and I a minute
to zero in on what he
was talking about
Taking another break
and discussing statues
Riding the Bama Bus
Lawson loves to do this
and even though I must admit...
I was so against this move to ride buses
onto the campus.....
I absolutely love it now!
I feel like I am riding into
"the happiest place on earth"
As we were walking back to our car
Lawson decided he had to "tt"
At his age
when they ask to go
you let them go
port a potties
about a block away
but after a little discussion we decided that
a visit to a port a potty
might set potty training back
Lawson "tted" right there
at The Stallings Center
after all who would be more
understanding than Coach Stallings!
Then, Lawson wanted to investigate the beautiful little garden
at the center.
As Paul Harvey always said
AND HERE"S THE REST OF THE STORY
If you read the "A Day" post
You may have said
It looks like they had a great day
Well yes, we did
since I like to call myself an honest person
I feel the need to tell
"the rest of the story"
so here goes
EVERYTHING THAT WENT WRONG
I never over sleep. I never set my clock because I always wake up so early
5:30 or so
Now I may stay awake for a few minutes and then
allow myself to fall back asleep
I was not worried about meeting Courtney
I was going to leave Berry at 7
I woke up at 8:45
So...we got a late start.
That was okay
we still had plenty of time
the traffic from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa
started slowing down right outside of Bessemer
But, we made it
got to see Coach Saban and the captains
Okay, so that's not so bad
Courtney wanted to eat on the quad
Lawson loves to eat on the quad
and play while he eats
We left the blanket in the car
the ground was wet
we will just go to Pepitos
Court had not been there in years
everything is okay
Lawson grabs a table knife off the table
and his arms slips
and he jabs his eye with the knife
everywhere for a few minutes
He was okay
it hit right at his eye brow
a little cut and a little bruise
and some hurt feelings and MeMe and Mommy's food starts flopping around in our stomachs
We head to the stadium
We get in line for the only lower level gate available
We are getting in
they tell me my purse was too big
we get out of line
go to another gate to see if they will let my purse in
it is upper deck
we take off
Lawson is loving it
he falls and skins both knees
he calms down when his Mommy tells him
that he can have some jelly beans from
the concession stand
We take off to the top, again
this can't be
It was so crowded that you had to get into
a line to even go out and hunt a place to sit
with a baby
we hung out a while and peeped in to watch a little action
bought Lawson his jelly beans
and headed back down.
Back on the quad we went to take pictures of the captains
hand prints in the cement at Denny chimes
They had it blocked of, of course, since it
was wet cement
Guess what happened
You won't believe it
Lawson spilled his jelly beans
they fell on the ground
3 fell in the cement
Court and I gasped
Oh no, not on our captains
it got worse
upset over his spilled jellybeans
ducks under the blockade and heads for
his jelly beans
Major police movement
Courtney grabbed him just
before he became a
3 jelly beans were still in the cement
when we left
quickly with our heads ducked
to the bus stop
We rode the bus back to our car
Lawson needed to "TT"
After our discussion about port a potty
we decided to get him behind some bushes and let him "TT"
I mean surely the cops won't arrest a 2 year old
for indecent exposure
except that Lawson likes to take his pants completely off
when he "TT"s
there he is bottom shining
in the bushes at the Stallings Center
our first luck that day
no one came by
By this time Courtney and I were getting silly
We both know that Lawson will probably be an Auburn fan
That is fine with us both
we tell Lawson he just has to respect our love for Alabama
So...in our silliness
we start talking about the likely little Auburn fan
"TT"ing on the grounds of Alabama at their A Day game
you can see that we were getting delirious!
While Lawson was in the bushes "TT"ing he noticed
the cute little flower garden at The Stalling Center
He wanted to go in
There was no stay out sign
so we went in
It was a beautiful little garden
until we looked around and Lawson had pulled up a nice little bouquet
Can anything else happen?
We get to our car fast and go
We were going by Brady and Kim's house
to check on their animals
They were at Disney World
Lawson was so disappointed because the kids were
not there but happy to play on their swing set
I let the cat out and we sat outside to let
Domino stay outside and stretch his legs.
We went in after about 45 minutes
Lawson was wanting to play with Domino
Domino is still a kitten and swats at
everything that moves
you guessed it
Lawson was in the line of fire for one of those swats
He was fine
his feelings were just a little hurt
we noticed that the spot was swelling
he was breaking out
ADD one more thing to Lawson's allergies
Courtney gave him some benadryl
he seemed better
but he said his stomach hurt
start the bath water
It was then that Courtney noticed the warning
on the jelly beans that she bought him
They were sugar free
it says to only eat 8
or it may cause diarrhea
are they kidding!!!!
Lawson had eaten most of the
the benadryl started taking affect
his stomach eased
Courtney gave him a bath
while I tried to find some of John Brady's clothes
that wouldn't fall off of Lawson
We locked up and headed home
Courtney said for us to go 55 mph
stay in the right lane and go straight home
and hope tomorrow was better.
AND...THAT"S THE REST OF THE STORY
UPDATE****** I knew I left some things out....Read Courtney's comment
for the rest of the story....yes it get worse******
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt came from a longtime
affluent New York family. She was a niece of Theodore Roosevelt,
26th President of the United States, and 6th cousin of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States,
who became her husband.
She was a shy child who experienced death at a
young age. Eleanor's Mother died when she was 8 and
she became an orphan, at the age of 10, with the
death of her Father.
Eleanor attended school in England when she was a teenager.
When life is too easy for us,
we must beware or we may not be
ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later
come to everyone,
rich or poor.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I Lv U - I Lv U2
About ten years ago, while on a ladies trip, a young woman about
13 years younger than me, made a statement that I still think of regularly.
We were in a restaurant in Gulf Shores. She pointed out a older couple sitting at a table across from us and said that she had not seen them say a word to each other.
She said she hoped that when her and her husband got older that they
always had something to talk about.
I have often wondered why I can't seem to forget the statement
that she made. It did not hit home. John and I always had plenty to talk about.
I have thought about it often and if we sit at a restaurant for any
amount of time....I wonder if some young person is looking at us and saying they
hope they aren't like us someday.
And there it is.....
That is what bothers me
I luckily have the hard earned wisdom of almost
38 years of marriage to my high school sweetie
There is nothing new with us
We know each others thoughts inside and out
We have a happy life
And guess what
We can be happy
But according to this comic
we will never look old and unhappy
We text all the time
How cool are we!
but then, I have to say it again
never have been
never will be
But, we are quietly in love
we text it to each other everyday
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
had a very true concern for others.
She taught at a school set up for poor people,
She ran a factory for the jobless
believed in human rights
when it was an
People grow through experience
if they meet life
honestly and courageously.
That is how character is built.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Look Who Woke Up
John opened the door
Guard Lizard jumped out of the wreath
on my front door
he stopped long enough to give us
a head nod
John recently took a hunting trip
is one of John's favorites
He loves the challenge
The Turkey Hunters
Friday, April 16, 2010
The Karate Kid
Yep, the tallest one
in the middle
John Brady had his test for his first belt stripe
He did great and we were sooooo proud of him!!!
Paw Paw congratulating John Brady
MeMe's "Little Big Man"
Go'in to the Zoo-Zoo-Zoo
How About You-You-You
Lawson kept singing this song
after we told him we were
going to the Zoo
Our littlest man is
I made sure I had money in my
pocket to buy a popsicle!
When we walked into the gorilla room and
saw the gorilla walking on all fours.....
Lawson declared to the whole room
"Look at the big bear, MeMe"
This gorilla is being kept by the Birmingham Zoo
as a favor for another Zoo but we are going to get a new
gorilla when construction at the Zoo is over
amazed and a little scared in the bird house. But he loved the birds landing on MeMe
Lawson absolutely loves the snake
and turtle house. UGH
After eating at the concession stand Lawson headed to the water
Stop and Look Around
We had a full house for Easter lunch.
14 people and Josh wasn't there with Erin and Courtney, Dave and Lawson
I love to see my table full and overflowing
hopefully, everybody enjoying the food.
We were blessed to have Brady, Kim and family and the Albea family
along with Steve Fowler his friend Sherry
Harrison and John Fowler
After lunch, all the eggs were hunted and then hunted again
and then everybody headed home
I stuck a load of dishes in the dishwasher and John and I took out to go 4-wheelin
our favorite way to relax
It was a beautiful day to enjoy God's Great Creation!
Can you see the strange limb in this picture