Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sprinklers and Space Women.....

Thursday was M's last day of school.  I can't believe the school year is already over for him and will soon be for E also.  Being the last day of school, M had a little party to celebrate and what better way than homemade ice cream and fun running in the sprinklers with your friends.
Fortunately, Michael was off of work so he was able to celebrate with M at his party!
Also, on Thursday night, E had her 2nd grade program.  It was an American Patriotic program.  It was very good.  E's class did a report earlier in the year about an American Hero.  She chose Christa McAuliffe, the teacher in the Space Shuttle Challenger.  At the program they dressed up as the hero they did their report on.
She looked so cute in her outfit I found her online. It may be used as a Halloween costume for one of the kids one day.

This weekend we are adjusting to Michael being back on patrol.  He hasn't worked at weekend in 6 weeks and we enjoyed having him home.  We have alot going on so the weekend will go by quick then we are all off on Monday! Yay!!!!!  So ready to have a day off!  I have been cleaning all day and trying to get laundry caught up so Monday we can hang out by the pool all day until E has dance that night.

Speaking of E, we took her back to the doctor yesterday about her back.  She injured it 2 years ago when she fell very hard on a surfboard at the beach.  We had to come home early.  We have taken her to her family doctor and to an orthopedic twice.  Everybody just says she fell so hard that she bruised the bone severely and it will just take time to heal but 2 years later she still has times where she can barely walk and is in such pain that she will take ibuprofen non-stop for a week to handle the pain.  There are nights I only get a few hours sleep because of her waking up screaming from the pain.  I would do anything to take that pain from her.  So back to taking her to the doctor.  I took her yesterday and told the doctor how frustrated I was getting cause everyone just says it will take time but the mom in me thinks what if they are not seeing something.  I thought about taking her to a chiropractor but the doctor frowned on that so he is sending us to Baptist to see a pediatric orthopedic.  I don't know if they will tell us anything different but I feel we need to go to just know for sure that what she is experiencing is going to be OK.  I feel the doctor was just passing me along because I am frustrated but I want to make it better.  I hope it is nothing to worry about.  Just pray that they will know what is wrong and help us do what we need to do to help her cope and handle with this pain and hopefully alleviate the pain.

Well, gotta finish cleaning.  So close to being done.  Can't sit down till it is done!  I just love it when my house is in order. (It doesn't happen that often!)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's Official!!!

It may not be officially summer yet but at our house it is officially POOL SEASON!!! Yay!!! Can't wait for all the get-togethers this summer.  I love having people over in the summer!  We enjoy all of the fun with friends and family!

Time to Catch Up!

I have the best of intentions when it comes to blogging but I am just too busy sometimes so today I am going to try to catch up on everything that has been going on around here lately.  Let's start at Easter!
Here is a pic of my kiddos after church on Easter Sunday.
We went to Easter Sunrise Service and then went to spend time with my family.  We went to my brother's new place in Mooresville.  The kids enjoyed a week off after Easter for their spring break.  They spent time with grandparents and went fishing with their daddy.  I was working all week though but I know they enjoyed spending time with everyone.

When M got back to school, he had a Trike-a-Thon to raise money for his school. 
He had alot of fun and I was able to leave work for a little bit to see him ride through all of the courses.
M with his medal at the Trike-a-thon
Ok, next was my little brother, Tyler's, prom.
Very handsome!  I think he had a great time!  I have to brag on him a little.  He is graduating in 3 weeks and is going to UNC-Wilmington this fall.  He found out this week he has been accepted into the honors program there!  We are so proud!  

Other things that have went on lately is we celebrated my grandmother's 82nd birthday, went to a family reunion and E went to her first sleepover with friends from school.  She had a blast! 

Now that I think I have everyone up to date, I will try to keep up with things.  We have lots coming up!  M's last day of school is this Thursday and E will be out 2 weeks later.  We have programs, dance recitals and graduation and celebrations to go to.  Lots to do but excited about it all!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Going to the Zoo!

Last week M, my mother-in-law and I went with E's class on a field trip to the zoo.  I have not been to this zoo since I was E's age.
M and E catching a ride on a baby elephant.
We saw lots of different animals!
I had a whole post and something happened so I am putting it on here again.  I can't seem to downloads pics too fast so this is the extent of my pics.  We had a great time! So glad I was able to go!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Ok, I know I haven't been very active when it comes to blogging lately.  I am  just sooo busy I can't keep up so expect to see several post over the next week that may cover things over the last month.  We have had alot going on and I want to document it all and I will.  Lately I feel like I am constantly running behind.  Never enough time!  I work practically full-time (35 hours) and keeping up with everything else makes blogging my absolute last priority right now.  Just wanted you to know I am still here and will be posting soon!