Monday, May 21, 2007

Beach Trip, Carolina Beach, NC

Hey Everyone,
Sorry it took so long to get this posted. We have been sooooo busy that I have not had time. We left Wednesday at 3pm for Ryan's class beach trip. We traveled about 31/2 hours to Carolina Beach right outside of Wilmington, Nc. We got there at about 8pm. Or hotel was the Marriott and it was gorgeous. It is only a couple of years old. The room was great and we had a beautiful ocean view. We walked down to the beach that night. the pics of Brandon in the dark would be from our first night there. This trip was the first time that the boys had been to the ocean. Brandon thought it was great. Thursday morning we got up and went to the aquarium. It was nice. I will put up some pictures from there later. From there Ryan and his class went crabbing. Paul got to along. Brandon, Carson and I went back to the hotel to swim. They had a great time crabbing. They took a big boat out to an Island where they gave them a rope with a net on the end. They put a piece of fish in the net and tossed it out in the water. The crab would crawl in the net to get the fish and that is how they would catch them. It sounds easy, but it is not. Out of about 60 people, they only caught two crabs. Paul had one in his net and it was starting to get away, so he tried to throw it up on the shore. The only thing that came out of that was muck all over on of the boy's dad's shirt.LOL:0) They had to walk through muck up to their ankles. The girls were not impressed. Thankfully it did stop raining while they were out on the Island. After crabbing they took the kids to Golden Corral for dinner. Paul and I went to the boardwalk and ate at a place called Old Salty's. I had a delicious steak and Paul and Brandon shared crab legs and shrimp. After dinner the kids had some free time on the beach, but were not allowed to get in the water. Of course, my son and husband ended up in a beach baseball game. It rained the entire time they were out there, but they didn't care.
Friday morning we headed into Wilmington to tour the USS North Carolina Battleship. It was very cool. We walked on 9 different levels of the ship. It was so huge that I couldn't even get a picture of the entire ship. Paul said he thought that it was the neatest thing he had ever seen. Brandon was very excited, also. He wanted to see every room and had to know how many men slept in that room. Some of the rooms had thirty beds in them. Of course, with my interest in medicine, I thought it was very cool to see were they did surgery. I can't imagine living on a ship like that.
The battleship ended the school trip, so we took Ryan with us and headed back to the beach. We really wanted to spend the day there, but it was just too windy for Carson. He couldn't' hardly catch his breath, so we had to come on home. However, we do plan to make another trip there when the weather forecast is better. We did have a great time, though. It was so pretty and relaxing.

Saturday we had baseball games. Brandon just loves to play ball. He would play all day if we would let him. Ryan had an excellent game. He pitched for 3 1/2 innings until he dove for a ball and hurt his knee. After that he hit an in the park home run. It was so fun to watch, even though they lost. When we left the game Ryan told us his throat was sore. When I looked I knew immediately that he had strep. Unfortunately all of the urgent cares were closed, so we had to wait until Sunday to take him. We got there ten minutes before they were suppose to open and there was already a 2 hour wait. So we waited and then waited an hour to get his rx. He stayed home from school today because his throat was very sore. I think the medicine is starting to kick in, though. He seems a little better since this morning.

So that was my weekend. I have rambled on long enough. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

C ya,

Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!!

Mom this posting is dedicated to you. This will be the first Mother's Day that I could not be with you. That makes me very sad. I am very happy though, that I was special enough to be your daughter. I love you more than words could ever express. Even though I am not there in person I am there in my heart. I love you Mom. Hope you have a great Mother's Day!!!


Mother's Day Tea!

Today was Mother's Day Tea at Brandon's school. The kids sang some very cute songs for us. Brandon was so funny. He had a big smile on his face the entire time. I am so proud to be his Mom. After the program Brandon gave me a rose and very special picture that he made for me. Then he served me cookies. What a sweetheart. The children had also made pictures and hung them on the wall in the hallway of the school. The teachers wrote on them: "I love my Mommy because..." and the children had to finish the sentence. Brandon said "because my Mommy gives me hugs!" I thought that was the sweetest thing he could have said. It just goes to show that it is the love you give your children that matters more than any material thing you coud ever give them. I love you Brandon! Thanks for the special day!

Ryan's Field Day

Ryan had his field day at school yesterday. It was a lot of fun watching them play all of the different games that the school had for them. I was the only Mom from Ryan's class that came to watch. Can you believe that? I posted some good pictures showing all of the fun that Ry had. They also got cotton candy and snow cones. He also got to come home with me early. I think he thought that was the best part of all. Only 11 more days of school left. I can't wait!!:@)

Monday, May 7, 2007

Happy 15th Birthday Ashlynn!!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Isiah!


Monday May 7, 2007

Hey there. We have been so busy over the weekend that I did not have any blog time. We have been out working in the yard today. We have already put down one truckload of mulch, but we will probably need at least two more. I like my flower beds and trees, but they sure are a lot of work. The boys enjoyed riding the 4 wheeler while we worked. Ryan is learning how to mow the yard. He does pretty good. Just misses a few spots here and there. lol... I hope my niece Breanna gets to see this. I took the pictures of my flowers just for here. I bought pink ones at her request. I hope you like them Bre, and I hope you get to come and see them in person. I miss you!!!! Talk to ya'all later.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Check out my Slide Show!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Wednesday May 2

Hey everyone,
Sorry, I don't have any pictures to add this time. After all of us hving had the stomach flu, we are all finally better. Paul has flown to NY for business and the boys and I are concentrating on school and baseball. We are officially counting down to the last day of school. May 23 for B and the 31 for Ry. I think I may be more excited than they are. I love having them at home with me!:) The weather has been absolutlely beautiful here. Today it was 93! Wow, it feels like summer! I am looking forward to all of our families coming to visit this summer. Carson is growing soooo fast. I can't believe he will be three months old in just 2 days. He is so cute. He recognizes us now. When he sees us he gives us the biggest smiles and looks at us with the brightest eyes. He loves laying on his playmat and batting at his toys. I think he actually intends to hit them now. He coos and tries to laugh. Today he learned how to spit bubbles out of his mouth. He really loves going to baseball and getting passed around all of the ladies. He finds one of the boy's Mom's particularly funny. Every time he sees her he smiles and gets excited. I guess I am just rambling on now so I better stop now. I will try to post some pictures tomorrow.