Friday, February 26, 2010


For some reason the teachers are giving lots of projects this year. In the last couple of weeks, Madi has had 2 and she has one coming up. The first on that she did was an electricity project that she and Travis did together. Electricity is just not my thing. It turned out really good. The second one was a book report bag. Madi read Meet Kit and it really was a fun project to put together. She and I worked hard on it.

Surpise Surprise!

What a wonderful day that Jacob had on his 12th birthday. The surprise birthday party that I had planned was a success. He really was surprised. The party was held at Joe's. I invited the most important people in Jacob's life....Mainly his family and his church family. I few close friends came as well. We had pizza, cake and ice cream. We also played a game to see how well the kids knew Jacob. Connor knew him the best, then Caleb and then Hunter.

I made muffins for Jacob to have for breakfast. Madi and I sang Happy Birthday!

I made Jacob his favorite strawberry cake. He had this right after school.

Madi awaiting Jacob's arrival.
My boy is 12
I'm anxiously awaiting Jacob's excited. We kept the secret:o)

Happy Birthday to you!! about the Happy Birthday Banner on the wall. The waitress insisted on putting it up there. I don't think Jacob noticed that it had trains on it:o)

Dayna and I serving Cake and Ice cream

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today is the day......

....that this guy turns 12!

Gosh! I can hardly believe that my "little" boy is 12 today. So many wonderful memories and thoughts go through my mind when I think about my boy. Jacob is a very compassionate, thoughtful and loving child. I'm so proud of who he has become. Its scary but its exciting to see him grow up into a nice young man. Here's something that Jacob wrote for language class. I thought I'd scan and share it. I think it sums up just who Jacob is.

Happy birthday Jacob!!! The last 12 years have been fun and I'm looking forward to many, many more!! I love you!

Monday, February 22, 2010

It was time to say goodbye

Kind of a sad day for me because its reality that my little girl is growing up. It wasn't long ago and Madi asked me how old are you when you are supposed to stop playing with baby dolls. My response to her was "when you don't feel like you want to play with them anymore." So soon after that my precious Madi came and asked me if I'd pack away all of her bitty babies. She has been collecting them for some time now and she has 5. We gathered all of their original clothes and got them all dressed up to be packed away. I felt like we were having a funeral:o( BUT on the other hand she assured me that she will NOT be packing away her AG dolls. They are big girls and I guess we'll have a while before they say goodbye.
Her 5 AG bitty babies
This is Katie, Madelyn's very first doll. She carried her everywhere she went for a long long time. We've managed to keep her all in one piece and we still have her original clothes. I will never forget the day that we got Katie.
All packed away:(

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wedding bells will be ringing!

I'm so very excited to say that my friend Dayna will be getting married in June. We've been awaiting this news for some time. Dayna has asked Madi and I to be in her wedding. We are so excited!! We had one of many outings together to get ready for the big day. Madi and I went with Dayna to have a mini make-over to try and decide on the make-up that we will wear in the wedding. We had some good laughs to say the least. Madi joined in the fun!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Simple but sweet

Here is a picture of a flower that Madi painted. I just love her artwork and I thought I'd share. Bless her heart....she must know that I have cabin fever and I can't wait to be out in the yard with flowers galore!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And the award goes to.....

Miss Madi!! This precious girl got all A's on her report card. She was awarded a certificate and a small breakfast before school. I opened my daycare a little late that day and got to go join her in celebrating! Way to go Madi....keep up the good work!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Now we're all 4 eyes!

Well the last one in the family finally got glasses. I somehow knew that this was coming. I got glasses when I was 8 years old and my sight is now at -11! Yep....I'm pretty much blind. Travis has glasses and big brother Jacob got them in 4th grade as well. Madi did enjoy picking out the stylish little frames. She had to have something with her favorite color blue on them. I think she looks great!!

On this same day Travis treated Jacob and Madi to a live TNA show. They love wrestling. I'm so glad that we were having a ladies night with church and I did not have to attend this event. They had a great time. They even made posters before they went:o)
I'm a little embarrased that my husband allowed my two precious children to have a poster with these girls on it....but WHATEVER! Gotta love dads that spoil those kids!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Look who....

Made Principal's List with all A's
who got a haircut

Sunday, February 7, 2010