Saturday, August 30, 2008

We had a good time in Bowling Green. We ate at ShoGun--it's a Japanese restaurant where they cook the food in front of you. It's always fun because each chef puts his own little spin on things. Our meal was delicious.

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.
It's Friday! WooHoo! The three of us are going to Bowling Green this afternoon. We are going to eat (of course) and do some shopping for Adam's birthday. I am looking forward to it. It's a long weekend and I'm pumped. Better go. Bucky should be home any minute and then we'll get Adam and be on our way. Toodle-loo, kangaroo!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bucky has been going to the Crusade every night and so it's been just us as home at night since Saturday. I am ready to have Bucky at home. It makes for a long night when he's not here, and there's not been much to do and I think we are having Olympic withdrawal. We've played just about everything you can play. We got library books on Tuesday and we've read and read and read. I need some sort of project to start, but just about the time I start something, life will be too busy to do it.

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

It's been a good night. Chance and Corey Melton came home with me after school and we went to pick up Adam and grabbed a snack at Sonic. They were only at the house for a little bit before Amy came and got them. Adam liked playing with them, even though he wasn't quite sure about when they were in the car at daycare.

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 didn't play golf today, but he did go and help unload things for the GoTell Crusade that's this week at night at RCHS. After that, we just hang out here. At 1, we went over to Phelps Estates to look at this house that's for sale. We really weren't interested, but wanted to see it. I love the Phelps location and there are three lots for sale next Saturday at an auction in addition to this house. I LOVE the lots, but I doubt we could afford it, not to mention the house we'd have to build on the lot. If I had to live somewhere else in J-town, it would be on this lot in a bigger house (basement, please) or over in Phelps. Wishful thinking...

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

It's Friday! The three of us went out to eat at Guthrie's tonight. After that, Adam and Buck went to the RCHS football scrimmage. I went to Kmart and Kroger. Wonder who had more fun? I went on a quick, I mean quick, walk when I got home before it got dark. I've done a few things around the house waiting for my fellows to get home. Nothing much to report here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. ~St. Augustine

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:
(The colored lines are what Adam sings best.)

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

Fitness Family

We've just returned from playing nine holes at Lakewood. Well, Bucky and Adam play and I enjoy the breezes and do some walking. Adam picked up apples from the trees along the way and we threw them in the lake before we left.

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

I moved the picture of Adam playing so you could see his tongue sticking out. This is a trademark for sure.

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

Hola! We are home from a trip to Columbia to eat Mexican. We have been going to Russell Springs to get our Mexican fix, but we went over there tonight. I'm so glad because while we were there we got a call from our friend Adam Capps. He moved into Lindsey Wilson College this weekend and wanted to show off his new "pad." Going in that dorm brought back so many memories. Adam seemed very pleased with all that has gone on so far in his college life. Classes begin Wednesday.

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

Catching You Up

Here's what's going on...
Nana is in the hospital in Oxford. Please pray for her.
Adam's boo-boo looks better.
Praise Team practice went well. Adam went to Teresa's and threw tons of rocks in their creek.
Tomorrow is Friday. Woo Hoo!
'Nuff said.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We are officially rednecks. We have a refrigetor on our back deck. I guess it would be worse if it were on the front porch. Aside from that, the new fridge is very nice. All our things are loaded and the QUIET is exhilarating! I think we'll enjoy it. My only worry is having enough freezer room. It seems much smaller than our old freezer. I guess we'll get used to it.

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

It's been a nice Sunday. Bucky played golf this afternoon after church and Adam and I played and then both took naps. Adam came into the living room from taking his nap holding his Thomas train tracks. We had put the track away for awhile. Our house is too small to keep all his toys out. Anyway, we had a train revival this afternoon. Several trains needed new batteries and he's had a ball playing with them. I ordered invitations and some other things for Adam's birthday party yesterday. We are having a Thomas the Tank Engine theme. Fun!

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

Little WILDcat

I didn't share this about Adam the other night. I made him look at his cut in the mirror so he could see what he looked like. He was stoic for a good while and then smiled and said, "I like my boo boo." He certainly does. It's not slowed him down one bit. He and Mary had so much fun yesterday that he didn't even nap. I've been calling him a "little wildcat" with heavy emphasis on wild. He is all boy! I don't guess I'd want it any other way.

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

ER Visit

You never know what's in store for you each day. Today Bucky called me at school telling me to head to the emergency room because Adam had a cut above his eye and that he would probably need stitches. Ms. Janet drove me there and I found Adam in Bucky's arms. He had a cut above his right eye. The bottom of the cut is in his eyebrow. They didn't have to put in stitches. Instead they used DermaBond. It's like super glue for skin. The cut looks worse than it actually is I think. We have to keep it dry for three days. For the next 24 hours he can't do any strenuous physical activity. I'd like to keep him indoors for the most part since it's so hot.

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

I survived the first day. Everything went smooth. We went outside for recess and it was HOT! Nothing much more than that to report. I'm spent.....

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Adam is in a new room at daycare with Miss Roxanne as his teacher. We love her! She has a gentle way about her. She bragged on Adam today--said he knew the letter of the day (A) and that he was great at knowing his colors. Woo Hoo! This class is a bit more structured. They do carpet time/circle time and more arts and crafts, especially painting. I have to send an old shirt for him to use as a smock. They drink from big boy cups at lunch, the whole bit. She said they would really work on potty training. Maybe getting him into a routine will be the trick this time. This is a "3 year old" class as best I can tell, or at least "3 and almost 3" class.

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

Adam is home and we've enjoyed playing tonight. He and Bucky have been "'playing rough." They didn't do this on vacation and then he's been gone so they were making up for lost time. The rougher Bucky got, the more Adam would laugh. Then, I was flipping through channels and found Alan Jackson's "Good Time" on GAC so we danced. We watched it over and over. Adam is really developing a love for music and lyrics. He is so much fun!

Friday, August 1, 2008

One to go! Tomorrow I'm doing the last training in the morning and then attending a training in the afternoon. To beat all, I have a training to attend on Monday morning. Guess I'll have to START school to slow down.
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.