Christmas 2008 is one to remember for lots of reasons. It's the first year that Adam really "got"' Christmas. He learned Christmas carols, could tell (in his version) the Christmas story , and he thoroughly enjoyed the lights, the gifts, and the different aspects of Christmas. He made Christmas special for us.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Christmas 2008 is one to remember for lots of reasons. It's the first year that Adam really "got"' Christmas. He learned Christmas carols, could tell (in his version) the Christmas story , and he thoroughly enjoyed the lights, the gifts, and the different aspects of Christmas. He made Christmas special for us.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Bucky has been gone since Wednesday. He's gone to Mississippi to duck hunt with Dicky. Don't you love brother bonding? He took Adam to daycare on Wed. and then left. When I picked up Adam that day I asked him if he remembered where Daddy was. He couldn't. I told him he was hunting with Uncle Dicky. "For Easter eggs?" was his reply. I cackled!
We've been in bed by 9 all the nights he's been gone. Thankfully our schedules aren't as crazy what with Journey over and it's been nice to be at home, play, and relax. We've watched some of the Christmas shows. He loves Frosty and Mickey's Christmas Carol, which I know will please Kim. He keeps wanting to know, "Why doesn't Scrooge like Christmas?"
I don't know what we'll get into today. I think Mary is coming today to exchange gifts.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Adam and Bucky are playing/wrestling on the bed and then it's time for bath.
Tomorrow is Adam's program at daycare. I'm hoping he does all right. I'm trying not to make a big deal about it. The good thing is that he stays at daycare until it starts. We just send his dress clothes. Ms. Roxanne says he's been doing great in practice and he's constantly singing here. I'll let you know how he does.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tonight I am leaving right after school to meet Mom and Dad at Hamburg. Adam will be in Cynthiana the whole weekend so we won't have to find sitters during Journey each night. I think we are going to eat at Logan's. A steak sure sounds great.
Better go. I'm up mega early so I can finish packing a few things for Adam and maybe run a Lysol wipe over the sick.
Running on fumes..........
Monday, December 8, 2008
Is this hilarious or what? Uncle Larry and Aunt Pam gave Adam this apron, chef's hat that says Santa's Little Helper. Megan put it on him when they were making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches today. She did some photoshopping to it.
Megan had Adam here at the house pretty much all day. We were at church at 7:15, home at 12:00, Megan was here at 12:15, and I left at 12:20 to go to JCC. It's 9:00 and I'm home finally. We did all kinds of things for JTB and then we had a meeting.
Adam did not nap today, so I'm hoping he goes down early. I'll be right behind him....as long as I can find some clean clothes to wear tomorrow!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Today we have the Gossett Family Christmas Party at Blue Licks. Adam and I are meeting Mom and Dad in Lexington and they'll take us to the party. Bucky will go to the UK game and then come to Blue Licks. Sunday we are on praise team, and then we'll spend the majority of the day setting up for Journey to Bethlehem and then it's costume pickup at 6:30. I have breakfast duty next week so that means EARLY mornings. Wednesday is the dress rehearsal for Journey and JCC people come through. Thursday I will meet Mom and Dad somewhere to pass off precious cargo. Adam will stay with them while we are doing Journey the 12th, 13th, and 14th. I don't know if he'll come back Sunday or if we'll get him Monday. We've not worked that out yet. This is such a busy, and yet rewarding, time of the year.
I hear little feet. Adam is up! Have a super weekend!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here are some pictures from today's events. Adam and I went to the library today. He picked out five books--one of those being a dinosaur book. The man showed us where they were last time and he remembered of course. He seems to like dinosaurs pretty well. The lady at the library told me to bring in some pictures of Adam reading to add to their young reader pictures. Here are a couple.
Guild was at Mindi's tonight and Sharon and I were hostesses along with Mindi. She has a beautiful home full of neat things. The picture of us is in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace.
Tomorrow is Wednesday already!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I went to Kroger after school today. Sharon, Mindi and I are hostesses for Guild tomorrow night and then the soup luncheon for Guild is Thursday so I had lots to get. We had breakfast for supper tonight. It was delicious. Adam ate and ate!
There's a lot going on but nothing really worth reporting...unless you want to hear how I'm up to my eyeballs (again) in laundry or how I mopped the floor tonight.
I will say that we had a ball at Tony and Nancy's last night with the staff of JCC. We did fondue and the food was delicious and the fellowship sweet. At one point I was crying I was laughing so hard.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tonight we all put up Mom and Dad's tree. Dad said many hands make light work. This is one of the earliest times they've ever put up the tree. Adam has had fun playing with everyone. Tomorrow Arnett, Amber, and Andrew are coming here to eat lunch. We are having Leono's. After that we are going to shop. The Walters family Christmas is tomorrow evening. We will go back to Jamestown after it. We have a busy Sunday and then the WILD CHAOS of December will begin. I'm often tired just thinking about it. Since Journey is early this year (12th, 13th, and 14th) I'm hoping that maybe there will be some down time before we come home for Christmas.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I turned 31 on Sunday without a hitch. I made Bucky sing me Happy Birthday at 11:30 p.m. when I realized no one had done that.
The Community Thanksgiving program was great. There was not child care, but thankfully Allison was there and Adam sat with her.
Bucky and I left right after school to go to Lexington to watch the Cats. They won! More fun than the win though was seeing Chris McClure. We were heading to our seats and hear, "Hey Buck!" It was Chris and his dad. We ended up sitting by them since there wasn't a huge crowd. We had such a good time visiting with him. I have no recollection of any plays or even the cheers because I was focused on talking. Good times. Afterwards we saw Bradley Dennis. His wife is pregnant and in the hospital on bedrest. Her water broke at 17 weeks. She will be at Central Baptist the way he talked until the baby comes in February.
We got home a little after 10. Adam was up. He and Mary had a big time. He went to bed fairly easy.
Today is the last day of school this week. Sweet Sugar.
Tonight is the major building effort for Journey to Bethelehem.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
On a hilarious note, I had my own personal paparazzi yesterday. Elio from WKU and a native of Peru is a friend of Roxann's. She asked me Monday if he could spend the day in my room. Sure. I figured he was an education major. Instead he majors in photojournalism and wanted to do a "piece" on me. This involved him interviewing me, photographing me, going to JCC, the daycare, and our home. Of all times the house to be a mess. I'm convinced that my house is always clean when no one is coming. Anyway, I can't wait to see the final project and I'll try to share it. A special shout out to Amy and Audra for watching my kids so I could leave early, pose for all of Elio's pictures, pack, and still make it to JCC on time.
Friday, November 21, 2008
We've had a busy evening. Adam and I had supper at McD's, went to Kroger, and then we both had haircuts. I didn't get Adam's as short this time with all the holiday pictures and cold weather. It looks great! Mine is the same cut only with a trim.
We leave tomorrow afternoon for a JCC Leadership Retreat at Mammoth Cave. Adam gets to go. They are providing child care. We will get back early Saturday afternooon. Sunday is church and then the community T-giving program. Monday night is a UK ballgame that we have tickets for. Wonderful Mary is coming here to watch Adam.
Here's today's sure sign that I'm losing it: Today at Kroger I bought ingredients for potato soup only to discover when I got home that I hadn't bought the potatoes.
It's snowing here! Woo Hoo!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
After church today we had Bucky's small group over for lunch. We had chicken, homestyle mac and cheese, peas and rolls. I made cookies for dessert.
I have been napping most of the afternoon. I had a few phone calls in between but went back to sleep each time.
We have practice for the community Thanksgiving service tonight.
Adam will come home tomorrow. Bucky will pick him up in Danville and then I'll get him at JCC after school. I'll be glad to see him. I know he'll have tons to tell.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We have a ball last night. We shopped at Rivergate Mall. We'd actually been there before when we'd come to the NCAA tournament. I got some things at New York and Company. We used a gift card and ate at Chili's. We both had ribs. We did a little shopping at Target. Adam needed winter pajamas and we bought him two pair. We went and saw Fireproof after that. It's a Christian movie starring Kirk Cameron who has an uncanny resemblance to our friend Ben that I never realized. I cried through practically half of it. It's about a struggling marriage. I was very touching. After that we went to see the lights at Opryland. Breathtaking. The trees are covered in lights.
We are headed out for breakfast and then to Opry Mills.
Happy 1st birthday to Kendall!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Adam was excited to go with Nana and Poppy. "Only I to go," he told me.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Weight: 35 pounds (85-90th percentile)
Height: 40 inches (95th percentile)
For Adam's bowels. Dr Johnson (who is great) recommended lots of water, apple juice, and pear juice, which we do already except for the pear. We told him Adam eats healthy and that we'd cut out cheese, yogurt, and other dairy stuff. He told us to keep with the yogurt. It turns out that applesauce (Adam's staple) has an ingredient called pectin which may cause constipation. Apple juice doesn't have this. Eureka! We are going to drastically cut back on his applesauce consumption and see how things go. They took some blood from Adam (he'd never had this done) to check for lead, any thyroid issues, etc. This did not go too well. Adam moved when she was about to stick his left arm and then she had to do his right. They both may bruise. She said he had excellent veins, but he just couldn't stay still. By Bucky's order we went to KMart to get a toy for all the trauma.
Adam is a happy, healthy, and growing boy!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Today's service went well. After church was the football game. It was frigid! Thought I'd share a picture of me and Sharon. Only Sharon can pull off earmuffs like that! Adam and I didn't stay long. Instead we came home and took naps. I had practice for the community Thanksgiving program tonight. Adam went to Teresa's. Tomorrow is Adam's 3 year checkup. Hopefully we can figure out some things to help with his crazy bowel situation.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I got stuff at Kroger to make for tomorrow's meal before the flag football game between the Visionaries and the youth. I also got things for supper tonight. We're having "that Oriental salad" that Nora makes. It is divine. I've got chicken marinating too. Yum!
The three of us went to see Madagascar 2 last night. This was the first movie that we'd taken Adam to see. He'd seen one with KK last year I think. He enjoyed it. I know this because he wouldn't eat his popcorn and the kid LOVES popcorn or p-0-p corn as we call it.
Adam's napping now. I'm trying to get laundry done, church clothes ready, and make sure I'm read to lead worship tomorrow. Maybe I'll have time to read. I picked up three books at the library. Adam wanted dinosaur books today.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Bucky did a different type service for Quench tonight in light of everything going on. It was very moving. He's gone with all the football coaches to see Royce and Erica tonight. He said it would be late.
Times like this remind me that life is fragile.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I put Adam in his costume about 4:30. He went outside and played like a madman. We kicked, tackled, ran, and he tried to catch. I was already in my cheerleader outfit from school. Bucky came home close to five and got on his coach clothes. He even put on a whistle to complete the outfit which I thought was a nice touch.
First we went to Mary and Gary's. Gary snapped some photos of us (he is AWESOME at this and the top two on the blog are his work) and then Adam and Mary played footbal. She had a huge pumpkin full of stuff for him. Then we went the Emerson's house. Teresa had dressed up their dog Scooby Doo like a pirate. Some of her family was there too. There were a set of 2o month old twins and a 3 year old. They were the Doodle-Bops. Next we went to JCC for Trunk or Treat. Adam did great there and said Trick or Treat at every car. Finally we ended up at Buddy and Sharon's. Sharon was on the front porch dressed as Granny Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies. Her office always dresses up in a theme. We visited there for awhile and the headed for the Lakers game. This was particularly embarassing considering I had my hair in pigtails and wearing a cheer outfit. I'm hoping all eyes were on Adam. He really hammed it up I thought. He was so proud of his cleats (compliments of one of his heroes Henry Bertram) and I think they may him kind of swagger. Plus, the outfit fit snug, probably because of the ever lingering diaper (another story) and so you could really watch him move. We didn't stay long at the game because we were all starving. We went to The Cove. Adam got fish bites and ate pretty much all of them. We came on home and started winding down. It didn't take Adam long to go to bed and he's not up yet this morning. As a bonus, I slept until 7:30. Sweet sugar!
Bucky is doing something with the sixth grade traveling football team. He knew about this yesterday. This means he'll be gone all day. Yuck! I was hoping to head over to Columbia's new Super Walmart. He and I may go. We may have to eat Halloween candy for lunch if we don't.
On another note, Happy Birthday to Megan Walters!
Friday, October 31, 2008
It's Halloween tomorrow. I am excited and so is Adam. He's wearing pj's to daycare and then he'll suit for tomorrow night. I hope things go smoothly at school. I tied up some loose ends today because I figure the kids won't be worth much tomorrow.
Adam got his flu mist today. I don't think he enjoyed it according to Bucky. When I asked him about it this afternoon he said, "They put this thing up my nose so I won't get sick." I had my flu shot today at 2. My arm is sore. The training at JES went well. Not as many people were there as Tonya had said, but that's okay.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
We've all been home tonight. We've just hung out and played. Tomorrow is church and then Thursday morning Adam is getting the flu mist. I'm getting a flu shot Thursday afternoon and then I'm doing another training at Jamestown Elementary. After that Bucky's small group is coming over for supper. We're going all out and having steak and all the sides. Yum! Adam will love that Ben, Nick, Lucas, and Travis are coming over.
School is going okay, but it's kind of stressful. There are some new programs this year to keep up with, and I've got a few boys that try my patience. We are writing persuasive letters in fourth grade and then personal narratives in third grade. I hope they will turn out okay.
Adam's had an early bath and I'd like to get in bed early. It's been late the last couple of nights.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The hayride and bonfire went well. The weather was great. We only had to wear hoodies. This is MUCH better than last year. Adam could not even hardly take a nap because he was so excited for the hayride. I did not get a nap because by the time he went down and I did a few things, it was time for me to get ready to go. I am dragging and it's only 7:30.
I have received several Christmas lists from family members. This excites me! It's fun to know what everyone wants and hopefully we can find some good deals. It seems like I say this near the end of every month, but can you believe it's almost November.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I bought a bread mix for our bread machine last night at Walmart and so Bucky made that today. We had it with our vegetable soup for lunch. It was delicious! Bucky was gone this afternoon playing golf. I made Corn Flake chews for tomorrow night's hayride and bonfire and took a nap. We are having manicotti for supper. This is a first for us. I just used the filling from my spinach lasagna recipe to fill the shells. I hope it's good. We don't have much planned for tonight. I wish you could see the living room. It is a total disaster area. Adam has played with every toy I think he owns. I guess that's what the toys are for.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Bucky is running sound for Gail's praise team and tonight is practice. It will be a later date night. I think he's bringing home pizza so I'll try not to snack until it's here. We have yet to watch last week's CSI: but I can't wait for Survivor or "big kids" as Adam calls it. Jon and Kate Plus 8 is watching "little kids."
Tomorrow is Friday. Woo Hoo!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Here's a conversation I had with Adam today on the way to church.
Adam: There's the bank. Bank starts with B.
Susan: What else starts with B?
Adam: Bank! (The two are side by side and we've discussed their beginning sound)
Susan: That's right.
Adam. Daddy starts with B.
Susan: Are you sure? I thought it was with D.
Adam: Yeah. Bucky!
Susan: Correct again!
Time for Adam's bath. Better go.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We have all been home tonight. We ate supper and have done not much of anything other than build train tracks and I've been the laundry queen.
I've got it all planned for Halloween--Adam's a football player, Buck's the coach, I'm a cheerleader and Calllie's the mascot. Photo op! Adam's costume should be here tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Adam and I went to Story Hour at the library today. They read two books, learned a pumpkin song, and then did some crafts. The highlight of the afternoon was the filmstrip (yep, I said FILMSTRIP) of the Berestain Bears and the Detectives. It was like I was at Eastside Elementary School all over again. To beat all, when it was over, she unwound the filmstrip and let the kids make shadow puppets. Small town USA at its best.
Friday, October 17, 2008
It's Date Night! We had meatloaf, potatoes, green beans, corn, deviled eggs, and biscuits. We had dessert that we still have from what Jean sent back with us from the weekend. This was the first meal together we'd had since we'd been back. We will watch Survivor tonight. I need to do some things around the house, too.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here are some other highlights from our trip home:
Gossett family pictures
JCC's One Purpose coming to UCC to sing
Adam went fishing with Poppy
Cheesecake brownies--you know me and brownies
Mom's pimiento cheese
We had a ball being home. It's a crazy week this week complete with a sleepover at school on Friday night for testing reward.
Bucky is going to Atlanta today with a group to pick our church's new mini-bus. Sharon and I are taking food to the Charltons tomorrow and then working on Journey to Bethlehem on Tuesday. Wednesday is church, Thursday is "date night" and then Friday is the sleepover. Whew! I'm tired already.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The weather here is bee-yoo-tee-ful! Good job, God!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Welcome Kaelyn Charlton, Ken and Erica's baby, and Kaleb's sister.
Something to ponder...
The times have changed, but the standards have not. ~Bobby Walters
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Adam is enjoying Cynthiana. He is into all kinds of things with Gran and Granddad-the park, the backyard, reading, etc. Bucky is counting down until we see him.
Need to go rest.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Also, I think Sarah Smith (forget her married name) is doing a Gossett family photo session on Saturday morning. We've done this with the Walters, but this will be our maiden voyage. I'll let you know how this goes!
In addition, here's something for your brain. Buck and I had a ball the other night trying to think of all the songs we knew with the word RUN in them, or any variation of the word. I am ashamed to say that I lost (horror of horrors!) to Bucky in this venture, but it was good for the brain and the laughter. Just to get you started: Ready to Run by Dixie Chicks, and Run It by Chris Brown. Let me know what you come up with.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Bucky is playing golf in Columbia today in a scramble. There's a 24 hour prayer effort at JCC. Bucky went today at 5 am and I went at 6 am. We are going as a family tonight at 5:45. Bucky says we need to go to the grocery and stock up. I'm hoping to maybe eat Mexican before. Yum! I did good on the weight loss thing for two weeks, and now I'm not doing so well.
Better go do some things before Adam gets up. I will definitely nap when he does today.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Anyway, we are home and I am zapped. No nap on a Sunday afternoon. :( Bucky has Quench practice so it will be late.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I've heard a little from Kim. She and Adam went to the zoo yesterday. The elephants were his favorite. They are going to see an Imax movie today. I will meet them in Etown around 3 I think. She said she'd call.
On another note, we watched a movie! I didn't get home until later from Etown on Friday, but we watched ALL of the movie 21. I don't think it was over until almost midnight. I could feel myself turning into a pumpkin!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Adam and I have haircuts today. Adam is wearing new shoes today--size 9.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Also, I've really done well on my eating/exercising this week. No pop, low calories, and I've really felt good about it. In fact, I walked 1.5 miles this morning. Callie had to go out at 6 and so I thought why not? Jean season is coming....
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
He is eating fish sticks for supper. I had a salad with some grilled chicken. Bucky is at church for Monday Night Football.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
We planned food and cake just about right. After the party, several members of my family came back to the house. Many of Adam's toys he opened and played with. I've kept some things back for a rainy day as they say. He's been up since 8:30 and I'm going to try to keep him up and make it an early night. Right now he's watching Jungle Book 2 that his friend Clay got him. He seems to like it. Better go pick up!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Little known fact: The hardest I think I've ever heard Adam cry was tonight when I trimmed his (way too long and exceptionally gross) fingernails. I'm sure you could here him at the square. It had to be done, but it was like torture for both him and me.
Widely known fact: Bucky is featured this week as a Russell County Hero in the weekend paper here in Russell County. It's a series they've been doing. There is a gigantic picture of him on the front page and a really nice article inside. I told him I was very proud....and insanely jealous. Break out the Sharpies! It'll be autograph time for him. Behind every man........
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
After we parted ways, we did a little shopping. Then we went to Jacobson Park. They have a huge playground area and also a large pond that has tons of noisy ducks. Adam was sweating by the time we left. He napped on the way home, so it may be a late night.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Adam got his toy (a pack of motorcycles) for filling up his potty chart at Toys R Us and then without him knowing it, we put a few things in the cart for his birthday. I found a polo for him to wear at his party at Children's Place and we bought him some things there for his birthday, too. We buzzed into the party store and got some party favors. Can you tell this was a birthday trip.
We went to Walmart and got a few other things. We ended the night at Baskin-Robbins. It was after 11 before we got home. Adam fell asleep on the way home, but then got up soon after I had put him in his bed. He was thirsty.
Today we are doing things around the house. Bucky will go into church to work on his sermon. He likes to go over it in the sanctuary a few times to really get the feel for things.
Busy day. Better go.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Our refrigerator is gone off our back porch. Someone came this afternoon to get it thanks to the Trading Post on the radio.
Not much to report here. Can you believe it's almost September?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Adam had pottied twice in the potty tonight. We have celebrated! I hope this continues. It seems like we take two steps forward and then two giant steps back when it comes to ditching diapers.
It's time to start winding down. Adam had really been enjoying reading at night lately. Here are his current top three favorite books:
Go Dog, Go
Are You My Mother?
The Animal Book (six Golden Books about animals put into hardback form. Mary, Adam practically knows every page by heart. Thanks!)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Bucky is at the GoTell Crusade tonight. It's a youth kickoff rally. Adam and I went to get some Mederma and Vitamin E oil because the SCAB HAS COME OFF. It had been flirting with coming off for a few days, but it is gone. It looks so much better. As far as what you can see, he has his Harry Potter (lightning bolt) cut that is pink in color. I am going to be the Mederma and Vitamin E oil Nazi for the next couple of months so it won't scar. The pictures I posted today are from this morning, so the scab is still on.
After our shopping trip, we went to the playground at Jamestown Elementary for about a half hour. We were both sweating by the time we were done. I was wearing white capris--not the best choice for sliding.
Bucky is in charge of the church service at the state park tomorrow morning. He does this once a year. He is taking Heath with him to play his guitar and help with worship. We have a Journey to Bethlehem meeting after lunch. We are having lunch so we'll take Adam with us and then he can play with any other kids that are there.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Adam has been singing "You Never Let Go." It is precious. In fact, I had to tear up last night as Bucky and I were listening to him sing in the bathtub. Here are the lyrics:
Oh, no, you never let go,
Through the calm and through the strorm
Oh, no, you never let go,
Every high and every low,
Oh, no, you never let go,
Lord, you never let go of me.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Last night we walked over in Phelps Estates. It's a great place to walk and we all like it. We walked at a brisker pace than last time.
We had spaghetti tonight. It was delicious! I don't know if I got carried away, but there was plenty for us and then a heaping helping for me to take to lunch tomorrow.
As I speak Bucky is picking at Adam's scab. I think it looks like he's waxing his eyebrows. His cut is healing really well, but there's skin/glue that's beginning to peel. It's just a matter of time before the whole thing comes off. I am nervous about this. It will be two weeks this coming Thursday.
It's bath time. Adam is filthy.
Monday, August 18, 2008
The Back to School picnic was nice. Adam enjoyed throwing rocks in the water and really liked the playgroud. He is filthy, but I'm letting him play some while I get things ready for tomorrow. I'll take him to "school" in the morning since Bucky will be in Cynthiana.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
We are hoping to see Michael Phelps get his eigth gold medal. Michael is on the cover of Sports Illustrated and when Adam saw it he said, "There's Michael. He's my friend." Can you tell we've been tuning in to the Olympics?
Tomorrow is church day. We are on praise team and then we have a picnic tomorrow night. After that, Bucky is going to Cynthiana to take Karen to the doctor on Monday for her procedure. Nana is doing better in Oxford. They are going to try and figure out with her back. Both her spirit and appetite are good. Yeah!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Bucky is dealing with a painful sty in his eye. He's had it since Saturday. He's been putting hot compresses on it and also using some over the counter meds. He came home early today with a headache from it. I hope it gets better soon.
Bucky's eye felt some better after supper so the four of us (Callie makes four, you know) went on a walk over in Phelps Acres. We were gone for over an hour. It was nice to be out. The weather was just perfect.
Monday, August 11, 2008
We are headed to the church tonight for visitation. The picnic was cancelled so the church family can support Tony and Nancy. I've tried to do some things around the house so we can relax tonight. Tomorrow is Monday all over again and I have breakfast duty this week. I have to be there at 7:10, much later than the old 6:40. On another note, our new refrigerator comes tomorrow. No more annoying noises!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
He is down for a nap right now and should wake up any minute. We've beend doing sponge baths, but it's time for a real bath tonight. We'll just be careful not to get his cut wet, or at least soaked. I think it's healing well. It looks gross with some dried blood but I'm not sure what's the cut and what's not so I think I may leave well enough alone.
We are going to eat Mexican tonight. We are (hopefully) going to begin dieting/healthy eating on Monday so we better live it up now. Tomorrow night we have a picnic with the church. I'm guessing this is still on--Thruston Antle, Nancy's dad, died yesterday and visitiation is tomorrow after 5. I'd hate for people not to go support the family .... Thruston was a dear man. So talented and always funny. He told me once I had pretty feet. Quite a compliment from an 80-something year old man who's seen lots of feet in his time. He'll be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Friday, August 8, 2008
He is up from his nap in a good mood. He was hungry and thirsty and he wanted to watch Cars. This is treat for him. He's in his recliner and looks very content. I guess he's bouncing back from all this. I hope things go well tonight and tomorrow. Praise the Lord that it isn't worse....but it still breaks a mama's heart.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I am ready for the first day of school. This year I don't have to be at school until 7:30 with our new schedule. This will be strange, since last year by that time the kids were working on Spelling. We get out at 2:48. I know I'll be worn out tomorrow afternoon. It's the Amazing Race finale tomorrow night on top of first day of school.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Things went well today. It was more formal having the training at the church but it was fine--just a ton of information for one day.
Bucky is at praise team practice. I have gone over my things for tomorrow and have done some planning for school. I told Mom I was going to rest, but I may wait until Bucky gets home.
Adam is having a good time in Cynthiana. He is at the Walters tonight.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I am overwhelmed with trainings. I got an email yesterday telling me that I have a training on Friday--the same time I am delivering a training. If I don't go to UC's, I maybe can go to Salem's on Monday. This would mean I would have training from 8-11, 12:30-3:30 and then Open House from 5-7. Is this crazy or what?
Adam is in Cynthiana for the rest of the week. I will get him on Friday, considering I am still sane.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We went to Bowling Green last night. We didn't buy much at the mall, but Bucky did use a gift card to buy a new cd player for the Jeep at Best Buy. We ate at Moe's and it was very good. I cleaned by plate! I got Fajitas which they call Fat Sam....this may lead to Fat Susan.
We stopped at Glasgow to go to their WalMart. It's a nice one. We spent some major cash there! We are all splitting the food for vacation and so we had to get all that. Add in some basics and a gift card we bought to use for gas and it doesn't take long to add up.
Bucky is playing his usual Sat. morning round of golf and Adam is still asleep. Better go start on my to do list.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Somersplash was great. We had the perfect day. In fact, it was a little cool when you got out of the water. Adam had a blast. He spent most of his time in the lazy river and the wave pool. I think he would like the ocean. We got home a little after 4. Bucky is playing golf in a scramble tonight. I'm toying with going out to school and then I can do nothing tomorrow.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I am responsible for another training. If I knew this, I forgot. I am training 6th grade teachers who missed a training early in the year or now. It is three hours, but it takes away the last "real"' day of summer vacation for me. Bummer. Hopefully I can have it from 12-3 and enjoy the morning at home.
Adam is getting really good at baseball. He loves for me to pitch the ball to him. Today he hit me HARD in the leg with one of his pitches. Left a mark! I quickly taught the word "accident" and gave the caution to aim not at me. So when he missed the next pitch he told me it was an accident. Hilarious.
We are headed to Somersplash tomorrow. I'll have to be like Kim and put on my SPF 50 since we'll be there most of the day.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Adam spent the day with Mary and Gary. "He's got so much energy!" she said. I agree. He and Gary were big buddies today. They took him to McD's for lunch and to play. Mary said he played with two little girls. They were playing some sort of hide and seek. She said that when the girls left he said it was time to put on shoes and go. What a ladies' man! Adam did not nap today so I'm hoping he'll have an early night tonight.
We're all three home tonight with nowhere to go. I'm making burgers the way Megan did for us on vacation--with sauteed onions, mushrooms, and A1. I can't wait. Sherry, we had tilapia last night, too. Great minds think alike.
Adam and I get our hair cut tomorrow afternoon when I pick him up from daycare.
Janette, hope the labor comes as soon as you want it. :)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
We have worked hard today. We cleaned the garage (it looks great), I had Bucky pull out the fridge so I could clean under and behind it (gross) and we've done other odds and ends that would remind you of spring cleaning. Bucky is gone to help Ken with something. When he gets back Bucky and Adam are going to get a treat since Adam has used his potty today. He and I talked this morning and I pretty much told him that he would be pottied trained by his birthday. He can do it, but sometimes he won't and then there's those times, which are many, where we are on the go and not on any type schedule that probably causes him setbacks. I'm only putting him in pull-ups now anyway, so that is helpful but still expensive.
We are having teriaki chicken tonight. We bought some eggrolls and rice on our last WalMart trip and so it should all go together well. I think we have some of those Betty Crocker warm delights for dessert. Can life get any better?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Adam and I went to the pool today. We both had a good time. Yesterday we went to school to do a few things and then had praise team practice. He went to Teresa's again. Practice went awesome and Bucky is singing with us which is fun for me.
It will be naptime in a little bit, and then I don't know what we'll do. Relax hopefully!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I worked ALL DAY at the Board yesterday getting ready for trainings. It was getting close to 5 when we left. I was worn out.
Today I don't have much going on. I've been up since 6 working on things for school and CAT team. I've now developed a stress knot in my left shoulder. Yuck! I may lie on the couch until Bucky and Adam get up.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Also, I'm pretty certain that in this coming year I'll be teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Language Arts. Ah, the perks of small school. :( I've never taught 2nd grade curriculum before so this should be interesting. I'll be a jack of all grades. I went to school today. I laminated some things and have cut until I can't cut out any more here at home. I will want to go back to school soon to do some things. On a sad note, I was working on this awesome document that had everying for 4th Grade Language mapped out on it and the computer totally would not let me save it and it exited the program. I have no idea why. I did not cry but I did bite the workbook I was holding at the time.
The three of us are going to play golf tonight after supper. Hope I can make it. I am so tired right now. Wish I was back in Cynthiana so I could take a nap and let Gran and Granddad play with Adam.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This afternoon Bob and Linda came to Mom and Dad's. We visited and then went to Bianke's to eat. After that we went to Martha and Jim's. We got to see Mary Jane and Leon and Barbara and Luke and Ellie and Mason, too. Good times.
Tomorrow we'll go to church at Unity and then head to Jamestown. Bucky will be home when we get there. Yes! Maybe he can be home for the rest of the summer. I'm meeting with Amy and Audra on Monday (anyone wanna baby-sit?) for a little bit on Monday about schedules and then I'll take him to daycare on Tuesday because of a CAT team meeting. Summer is slipping away and I hope we can enjoy every last minute of it.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
When we got to Cynthiana, Mom had fixed taco salad. Yum! Then we all went outside. Dad has added an "Adam sized" basketball goal underneath the standard height. It suits him perfectly. Dad and Adam were outside for a LONG time. Mom and I hung out on the front porch. This morning Adam has about seven mosquito bites in his diaper area. If he scratches today it's not bad manners, just necesssary!
We are headed to Lexington today. I want to hit Parent Teacher Store and then Fayette Mall. Tonight is Relay for Life and we'll go to that. KK is going to take Adam to Berry tonight so he'll get in some time with that side of the family. I'm going to meet up with Mollie after Relay.
On another note, Buck and the kids are having a good time at Spirit Song. Their seats are like 15 rows back. To take good pictures, they don't even have to use zoom on their cameras. They saw Newsboys last night. I'm not sure who is on tonight.
Better go check on Granddad and Adam.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Adam had a ball at Mary and Gary's. Mary is keeping her daughters two cats and Adam fell in love with them. They played outside and had a ball. She sent home a book and the cutest pair of Thomas pajamas among other things. Christmas in July.
Adam has not had a nap today. At this point, I don't want him to so I'm trying to keep him occupied. He's playing right now by himself. Maybe he can stay up and go to bed early.
Another PD tomorrow. Amazing Race resumes tomorrow night as well.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Tomorrow is the first training of the summer. I am going to the Board tonight to set up with the other lady, Cindy, who is doing this with me. The training is only 1/2 day, from 12-3. I thought this would be the day for Adam to go to daycare. However, I got an email today about a PD on Wednesday that I have to go to from 8-3. This was unexpected. Luckily, Mary can watch Adam tomorrow and then Adam can go to daycare on Wednesday. The bad thing is I had to turn down a date with Bucky. He'd asked me (so romantic) if I'd go to the late movie with him on Tuesday to see Hancock. It was the late movie because he has a board meeting. He even had a sitter. However, with the training the next morning early I told him I really didn't want to be out until 11. Unless he can change my mind, I don't think we'll go. Bummer.
I cross-stitched during Adam's nap. We are trying to shorten his naps so he'll sleep better at night. He sleeps pretty good, but I have to start out in his room with him. I would like to solve this by school starting. I'd also like for him to be all the way potty trained by August. Goals, goals!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Church today and then I have a worship team meeting. Bucky is speaking at an event tonight. The first of my trainings is on Tuesday so I thought I would look over some of the material today. Otherwise, we'll relax.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
We left out from our cabin on Thursday. We drove to Nashville. We did some shopping at Opry Mills and Adam got to ride their train which thrilled him. Then we went to the Ramada. We had planned to go with Nana and Poppy and KK, but KK had some unexplained back pain and they went back to Cynthiana. The three of us had fun walking around downtown. We ate at Hard Rock Cafe. Adam liked the music. We went back to the hotel and swam in the guitar shaped pool. What was awesome is that we had it to ourself.
We left out Friday (today) and went to see Alicia and Cameron who live in Mt. Juliet, TN. We got to hold both Kate and Carly. Adam kissed their little heads. I'm SO glad we got to stop.
We got home about 3 and I've done laundry and Adam has played. Buck has watched TV--he's really not watched any for three weeks with all his trips.
Nothing planned much for tomorrow although we probably will go to Lakefest. Confederate Railroad is playing and there's a special place in Bucky's heart for "Trashy Women."
Hope your withdrawal symptoms are better after reading this blog.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Bucky is back! We are very glad! We took the van back to Enterprise last night and then ate at King Buffet. We ran into WalMart really quick and then came back home. Adam and I will go to Sunday School and second service. Bucky has an Elder's meeting and when it's over, we will leave! WooHoo! We're going to have the best time!
Better go hope in the shower before the little man wakes up. Happy vacation to us!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Today we've been outside playing. About 10:3o Adam said he was hungry. He didn't have much breakfast so I thought we'd have an early lunch. I decided to grill out hamburgers and then have some baked beans and some leftover broccoli and cauliflower too. We played kickball while the burgers cooked. When they were done, I asked Adam if he'd like to eat outside, like a picnic. He agreed. We covered the table on the deck with a tablecloth and set down with our spread. It was hot and he was hot already. We ate about half our food and then he said he was too hot and wanted to go inside. In we went. Inside, he proceeded to eat all his hamburger and his broccoli and left a little of his baked beans. Here's what he said next.
Adam: I want some more chicken.
Susan: Honey, it's hamburger and it's all gone.
Adam: (with frown) I want some more burger.
Susan: We don't have any. How about some applesauce or yogurt?
Adam: I want both.
Susan: You have to decide. Which one?
He ate the whole thing of yogurt and pretty much finished off his beans and drained his cup dry. Just try to tell me he's not a growing boy!
We don't have anything until the pool party tonight. I've started lists of things to take and have piles of clean clothes that we need to take with us on our trip on the spare bed. It's going to be wonderful to get away!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I cleaned the inside of the car today getting ready for vacation. While I was doing that, Adam was playing in the car pretending and all that fun stuff. That being said, tonight when I left for church the Trailblazer didn't sound right. Then, when I was going to leave church, it still didn't sound right--especially when I turned left. I turned back into church looking for a man to help. Chris Back was there and I told him the ordeal and asked him to see what he thought. He got in and I thought he would drive it. To my surprise, he got out a few seconds later. The culprit--I had the 4 wheel drive on. Make that, ADAM had the four wheel drive on. Life is good!
Tomorrow is our last lesson night of Bible School. Friday is a pool party.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
VBS went well. The Bible Blast (the drama part that I do)was fun. The kids had "leprosy" and had to be "quarantined." Tonight's theme was Jesus gives us the power to be thankful and we learned about how Jesus healed the 10 lepers but only one came to thank him. Adam had a big time in his class. His good buddy Jayson is in his group and they are funny together.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Tonight I went to church to help Sharon work on decorating the sanctuary for VBS and then put the final touches on my room. I knew I couldn't really take Adam with me because I'd spend all my time on him. However, I didn't know who to call. Most of the kids that usually watch Adam are on the mission trip and so is Nora. I tried April Emerson, another girl from our church. She wasn't at home, but her mom, my friend Teresa, said she wouldn't mind watching him sometime. "Can I take you up on that offer tonight?" She said yes. They live right down the road from us in a BEAUTIFUL home. They have the perfect setting to play, including a creek with plenty of rocks to throw which is pretty much like heaven on earth for Adam. They were outside the whole time I was gone. They played with their dogs Dusty and Midnight--two black labs--waded in the creek, threw rocks, rode the golf cart and when I got there he was eating a snack and wouldn't even say hi because he was guzzling down juice. He had played hard. During supper he said he wanted to go see her again. Teresa told me to come back anytime. It would be the perfect place for a little family picnic. She also said they'd like to take us out on the lake. Can the day get any better?
We played outside here until it got dark. We tried unsuccessfully to catch lighting bugs, but we did play on the hay some.
Better go. Busy day tomorrow.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wilderness Camp was fun for me on Thursday and today. I got to know the kids pretty well and I had fun visiting with Glenna, Sam, and Wendall. Not to mention Bucky! I'm so glad I went because, if not, we wouldn't see each other for pretty much two weeks straight. He leaves in the morning for the mission trip. My praise team is on Sunday and then VBS is Monday through Friday.
I'm in the middle of laundry. Those STINKY clothes had to be washed!
Best wishes to Karen as she heals from gallbladder surgery.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
On a funny note, Adam was throwing the ball on the roof tonight and trying to catch it. For those of you who know Adam well, you know he didn't catch it! What did happen though is that the ball got stuck in the gutter. He said, "Daddy get a BIG ladder and get that out!" He's a problem solver I guess!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Adam was excited about seeing the airport and airplanes. He enjoyed it so much. It was almost time for the guys to be there when we saw Danny Miller, an elder in our church. He works at Fruit of the Loom and had been in Honduras for the week. After talking to him, we found out that the guys from 3-2-1 Improv were on the same flight as him! We waited a while and then Bucky went downstairs with Adam to the luggage in case we had missed them. We didn't think we had, but you never know. This left me to wait at the top. I remembered the one guy from when I saw them at KCC, when the group was called CPR. Sure enough, here came three guys and I walked up and asked if they were 3-2-1 Improv. They said they were and I replied, "Sweet sugar!" which they thought was hilarious! We all gave high fives like we were best friends. We had such a good time with them. They wanted to eat so we took them to Texas Roadhouse in E-town. The three of us just got dessert while they had supper. Long story short, it was almost 11:30 before we got to the house. Adam fell asleep at about Columbia and fell asleep. He didn't get up until after 7.
We've been out and about today--library, Kroger, Kmart, post office. We have a birthday party at 4. It's supposed to be a pool party. Hope the weather cooperates.
We have lots to do this afternoon when Bucky gets home from the Dad's dad event. He leaves for camp after first service tomorrow.
I won't make you read about our life anymore. I know you're exhausted. :)