Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Roof!

Thanks to some wind damage a few weeks ago and courtesy of our home owner's insurance, we now have a new roof. They spent most of the day on Saturday getting it on and we are very glad very a very good and quick job. I've posted some of the photos of the damage and the new roof.....

Bowling and Mexican Food

Last weekend, we decided to take Adam bowling since it was pouring down rain. Little did we know it would be cosmic bowling and that bowling had gotten so expensive! Oh well! We had a great time and I'm glad we only paid for 1/2 an hour. Adam was done and ready to play video games after about 15 mintues. We had to convince him that he needed to bowl a bit longer.

And of weekend is complete without a trip to LaParilla our favorite Mexican restaurant. On this visit the mariachi band was even playing Sweet Home Alabama by request (not from us). :-) I have to admit, it was a first for us to hear the song played by a mariachi band.

Bruster's Field Trip

Adam's class had a field trip to Bruster's and Ken helped drive the kids. The Bruster's is probably only 1/2 a mile or a mile from the church, but they still had parent's help drive the kids. The kids got to see ice cream being made and then got to sample some and then got their own regular size ice cream cone. They had a great time!

Adam's buddies Luke and Tyler rode with him to Bruster's. Ken even took some photos of all of them in the van. :-)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Tea - Due West UMC

One of my favorite programs at the preschool at Due West is the Mother's Day Tea and Art Show. The kids sing a few songs, have created all kinds of art projects and have a special lunch with mom. I love having the opportunity to do this each year. This year was a little hard because I knew it would be Adam's last program because it is his last year at the preschool at church. We love the preschool and wish he could always go there....but it is time for him to be in a Pre-K program. Technically, he could have stayed one more year at Due West, but we need childcare that lasts longer than 9am - 1pm each day.

Here are some of the photos from the great day....Enjoy!

Grandmother's 80th Birthday

So, on April 19th we took off for Alabama for my Grandmother's 80th birthday party. It was a really short trip, but we were really glad we could go. We don't always do a good job of going to visit our family when we should. Here's some photos from the day.

Easter Weekend

Slowly but surely I'm going to get caught up with my updates. We spent Easter weekend at home. Ken played in the orchestra for the 8:15 and 11:15 services. I worked children's church at 11:15am. The church was packed! I always love services on Easter, but to ensure a seat we got to church at 10:40 and I was only sitting through the first few minutes of the service.

We went to the Easter Egg hunt at our church (there were tons of eggs), dyed Easter eggs, made sugar cookies and decorated them and just had a great weekend at home.

My favorite quote of the weekend was Adam got up to see what the Easter bunny brought. He found the basket for him, Andrew and Dad, but asked "Mom, where is your basket?" I told him I guess Mom wasn't good enough. Adam told me "Next year, don't break the eggs when we're dyeing them and he'll bring you a basket too." :) Out of the mouths of babes! :-)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Palm Sunday Weekend

So far Palm Sunday weekend, we packed up and headed to Jasper, Alabama, to visit with my parents.

On Saturday while Ken was at a meeting in Tuscaloosa, we all went to ride Thomas the Train in Calera. We had a great time...but somehow I didn't get a single picture of Thomas! Oops! I'm not sure, but Adam's favorite part might have been eating pancakes afterwards at Cracker Barrel.

On Sunday, we went to church with Mom and Dad and then went to their church Easter egg hunt. It was misting rain and a messy day, but the boys had a great time. Both of them came away with plenty of eggs and candy. We had a great time and had a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Due West UMC Preschool Easter Egg Hunt/Party

This was the first of three Easter Egg hunts for Adam. Needless to say, this year, he was an expert at hunting Easter Eggs. Of course, they really weren't hidden that hard for a four year old to find. I was able to take off work to participate in Adam's Easter Party the preschool. I helped hide eggs with Ms. Dreyer. It was so windy and everything was yellow with pollen, but the kids didn't care. They had a great time hunting eggs and every child left with 13 eggs. They were so cute and had I loved being able to be there.

And, since we are catching up...this was on April 3rd. :-)

Grant's Birthday Party

Adam had the best time at his friend Grant's birthday party. Grant had a Tumblebus party and Adam loves Tumblebus. He loves it so much that he has done Tumblebus at Primrose and at Due West - so twice in one week.

Grant's party was at the end of March so we're playing catch up for a while.... :-)

We've Got Some Catching Up To Do

Wow....once again it has been over a month since I've updated the blog. I guess that tells you a little about how our life has been lately. I would love to say everything has been calm and that we're just in our normal routine, but that just hasn't been the case.

Let's see in April we celebrated Palm Sunday in Jasper, Easter was wonderful at home, a dear friend's wedding the weekend after Easter (where we did the programs for the wedding and I played the piano for the ceremony), my Grandmother Warren's 80th birthday party, roof damage from a storm and Ken was officially laid off from IBM. Wow - what a month. It was filled with lots of ups and downs.

We have Adam enrolled in one of the Georgia Pre-K programs and finally made it off the "waiting list." We weren't sure if we'd make it or not. It will mean a change of school for him and we'll move Andrew as well. They'll be at a private school that offers the Georgia Pre-K program and other daycare options as well. However, we took Adam to his new school the other night and he's been asking about it almost every other day since. Some of his friends from church will be there as well, so we feel really fortunate.

I'll be catching up photos over the next few days. I can't believe how much the boys are growing and how well they are doing. We are loving life even with all of its challenges. We know God is in control of all of this and that we just have to patiently wait to see what He has in store for us.