Saturday, May 31, 2008
I am going to try to update you on May in several post. Jim and Whit threw a birthday party for on of Auburn's quarterbacks, Neil Caudle. They rented out the cabins at Gunters Landing and invited a lot of Auburn people. This is a picture of Brother and Tommy Trott who also plays for Auburn. For those of you that know Brother, he loves his Auburn tigers so he really enjoyed the party. Bishop Black out of Decatur played and Crawmama's catered. I will have to give it to Jim and Whit, they really know how to throw a party.
I will have to admit that I felt a bit strange at the party. There were all these people that I grew up babysitting. I was definitely the oldest and the only one who had had a child, but I guess I can still hang with the young ones.
Also in May, was GHS graduation. Here Rollins and I are with my niece Whitney. We love our Whitney, and I am glad she is staying here for atleast another year to go to Snead. There were four of the cousins that graduated--Whitney, Joseph, Raechel and Lindsay. Even though it's Brother's family, I grew up babysitting Joseph, Raechel and Lindsay. I will have to scan some old pictures and put them on here. Rollins and Grady did so well. They both sat through the ceremony and clapped for every graduate.
We went to Mack and Diane's afterwards for a graduation party. Brother is really lucky to have such a wonderful close family and I feel so blessed to be a part of it.
Monday, May 12, 2008
So, even though Mother's Day was filled with sickness, it was a blessing. I am constantly reminded of how wonderful my life is and how lucky I am to have the most precious children in the world. They have given me joy beyond anything I could have ever imagined and it just keeps getting better. I just pray that I can be a loving and supportive mother to them for the rest of my life, and maybe, just maybe, they can one day look back, and say, "I had the best mom in the world and I know she loved me". If that can happen, then my work here is done and I will feel like I have lived a complete life.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Here is a picture of sweet Grady at one of the ponds by the house. That is cousin Whitney in the background. Rollins and Grady love when she comes over.
So Rollins is becoming very opinionated when it comes to clothes. She wears dress up high heels and always carries a purse. Well, I have had a kidney infection this past week, so Brother took her to school. On this particular day, she picked out her own clothes--they were size 18 months that I had pulled out to pack up because they were too small. You could see her diaper under her skirt, so I told her the only way she could wear it, was if she wore big girl panties, and she did. She is so stubborn. She has no interest in potty training even though she knows what to do and ask for a diaper when she needs to pee, but she decided that for this day, she would use the bathroom like she is suppose to just so she could wear some short skirt with pockets.
Here is a picture of Grady on the motorcycle Uncle Jon gave him for his 1st birthday--it is so dangerous, so he can only ride it when we are with him, but that is ok, Jon and Jackie just found out they are having a boy, so I can get them back.
Don't worry, I am so proud of Grady too and I am sure when he is able to communicate, he is going to impress us with his kindness as well. He is my little tough guy. He can knock the mess out of his head and never even cry--he is so happy all the time. He plays so well by himself when rollins is at school, and I can get so much done. He gives the best hugs in the world and has the sweetest laugh. Grady has given my grandparents a good reason to stay in this world for a lot longer.