Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

What a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. I believe it is now safe to say that summer is here to stay. We went out to Mamaw and Papaw's on Saturday to play. Josie and Wyatt got new fishing poles and there was supposed to be some fishing going on, but once the swimming pool was brought out, everything else went out the window.

The kids all got new swimsuits from Mamaw and Papaw,and here are the boys in theirs. Ben has Elmo's all over his and Wyatt has Nemo on his.

Here is Josie using her new fishing pole trying to catch Ben(the fish). They always have such a fun time playing together.

Here is Ben being "caught" by Josie. That is a little rubber fish that he has in his hand that is attached to the end of Josie's fishing pole. So I guess you can say that there was some fishing going on :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A.I. Finale

Well, he did it! David Cook took it all last night. After watching David A's performances back, I was starting to get concerned. I think that they both did great, but David Cook should be able to give the show the credibility that it needs after last seasons flop.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

David Cook will be Rockin' The Finale of A.I.

It is good to see the show has redeemed itself from last year's dismal flop of talent. It will be interesting to see who wins. In years past, I have been disappointed that it has turned into a popularity contest and not a singing competition, but sometimes it is better that way. Take for instance, Taylor Hicks a couple of years ago. He would have been better off not winning the show and staying true to what got him that far, instead of just falling off the face of the Earth. So I am kind of wondering if it would be better for David Cook not to win. He has been my pick from the very beginning of the season (and Mendi's for most of the season), which is no surprise because of the other "rockers" that I have picked to win in the past like Bo Bice (credit goes to Carrie Underwood) and Chris Daughtry (who knows what the heck happened there). Neither one of those guys won and they were able to continue on in their own paths as opposed to molding to the Idol label for the next year.

D. Cook has to be the most original contestant ever to grace the show, and in my opinion, should be the hands down favorite to win next week, but there sure are a lot of little young teeny-boppers in the audience that can't seem to get enough David A. (he annoys me; OPEN YOUR EYES!). They are probably the ones that text their vote for him for two straight hours as well. For some of us, it is just not that important and we just enjoy watching the show. So Rock On Cook!!!!

I attached this video clip, because it is still one of my favorite performances that he gave.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Week Full Of B-Day Parties

This week we had fun hitting a few birthday parties. On Tuesday, we went to Reese's birthday party at Pump It Up. This was Ben's second experience at Pump It Up, and he is starting to get the hang of it. Then on Saturday, we went to Wyatt and Josie's birthday party. It was originally scheduled for last weekend, but they were both sick on their birthdays so the party was moved to this weekend. Here are a few pics of the fun.
Here is Miss Reese at her birthday party. She turned the "Big 5" and was sweet enough to invite Ben to her party at Pump It Up.

Ol' B was pumpin it up and didn't want to quit.

Here is a picture of all the kiddos at the party. Like I said, Ben didn't want to stop jumping long enough to take a picture, but once there was cake involved, it was a different story.
Ben wearing out the rockin' turtle before it decided to bite him back in the mouth.
Miss Josie Claire is now a four year old. I can't believe it!
Ol sneaky Wyatt is now two. I can't believe that either!
Wyatt and Josie each had their own cake. Notice that half of the table is blue and the other half is pink. The boys wanted to sit on the blue side and the girls wanted to sit on the pink side. Kids are so funny about little things.
We all had a great time and are thankful that each of you invited Ben to the parties. He had a blast!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Ben's Playground

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a month since the last post. The contents of this post are a big reason for it. That's right, the playground is finally finished! After about a month of working on it off and on it is finally done. This is Ben's birthday present. I know, I know, his birthday isn't until the end of July, but there is nothing appealing to me at all about working in the 100 degree summer heat on a project like this, so I decided to make an executive decision and do it while the weather is so nice. Plus, it gives Ben a couple of extra months to enjoy it. Besides, he doesn't know the difference, and you should just see how happy he is to play on it. Thanks to all of the help that I have been fortunate enough to have on this project. A special thanks goes out to my brother-in-law, Wes, man if it wasn't for you and your help, this project would have never turned out like it did. Thanks Again! Another special thanks goes out to Mendi; thank you for taking care of everything else to allow me to finish this. Also, Mendi deserves the credit for the flowers. We will see how long I can keep them alive.

I hope all is well with everyone. Enjoy the is a start to finish slide show