Sunday, April 12, 2009
Train ride time. Okay so it's just a little train but we liked it anyway. We hope to go ride a steam train next week.
I took so many pictures of the falls. I really really love rainbows and waterfalls and to get the both on the same morning was such a treat. Curtis assisting in the little dragon class. He would love to do this every week but mom has not been able to make that happen yet. I tried letting my daycare kiddo's work out they are in the very back just standing. They would not move at all. @@ Wednesday we went to Jumping Jelly Beans not to the park. Here is Brayden turning my hair gray on Thursday. He is one wild 2 year old. Yum... :) James at McIntosh My boys Easter Morning YEAH the Level X card he wanted. no words needed High Falls State Park The tree down near our house. It is in the neighbors yard but looks like our yard as you drive . a bloom on the apple tree Hey Julie, If you read this could you tell me why when I publish my post I loose my paragraphs. UGHHHHH Drives me nuts!
I have always wondered just why a week off school goes by so fast. Maybe because most of the family gets to sleep in or maybe because we get to do something fun daily or the fact we spend a good amount of time in the van going from place to place that week. Whatever it is I wish I had some control over. Our spring break started with a trip to our neighboring state of Alabama. We picked up Nana on Saturday and headed west. We made it up to Noccalula Falls. We have had lots of rain this year so the falls was awesome! See pics above this post. On the way back we stopped at the Anniston Museum of Natural History for Curtis. He and daddy went in while Nana and I just walked around the birds area and did all the free stuff. :) Sunday we made it to a Pokemon tournament. Curtis came in 2nd for his age group 10 and under. I came in 2nd for the master divisions (which means OLD FOLKS) and I really would rather not tell you who won first. He won the pin but guess who put it on her bag! Monday we woke up to 30 degree weather with snow flurries and sleet. I would like to use a 3 letter word here cause boy did this mess up our plans. I got up at 6:30 and got daycare kiddo's in. James was already up writing and doing his thing. Curtis slept in till 11 I think. I used this cold day to pretend to clean up the house and just play with the kids. Tuesday was even colder than Monday and more hanging out at the house with a 10 year old sleeping in way to late then staying up all night. We are so in trouble when he hits the teen years. Wednesday the sun begins to start shinning again and we were able to go to the park. Thank goodness cause the kids were driving me crazy. :) Thursday we loaded up and all went to see Nana and play on the new playground in Carrollton. I was off on Friday and needed to do some shopping. What fun is it to shop alone?? SO I called mom and she came to Newnan. We spent the morning shopping and just hanging out together while James and Curtis spent the day reading, writing, and deck building (that is card deck building not a wood deck, no way do we want these guys to try that!) Nana left before the storms and made it home just fine. We went to Friday night pokemon and played int he back room while it hailed and stormed like crazy. I begin to worry we may be blown away. Oh the way home as we turned the curve near our home we saw trees down and my heart fell.. you never know what you will see when you leave your house in a storm. but ALL is fine! Limbs everywhere and my piles of leaves are still just where I left them but toys are next door! Saturday we had our Easter get together at McIntosh Reserve in the big town of Whitesburg. We about froze! We did things the easy way. Chips, cookies, subways and fruit. Sylvia was the only one to cook. She made potato salad. We made it over for the big egg hunt just in time. Curtis is just not the best kid for these type things. Come on dear everyone can't get a prize egg! @@ We had a great time just having a laid back get together. Sunday we decided to ride over to Jaskson Georgia to check out High Falls State Park. Nana came along and we rode and had lunch together. We hid eggs for Curtis and guess what, found the prize egg. HAHAHAHAHAHA The rest of the day has been spent putting puzzles together, uploading pictures and getting ready to go back to school tomorrow. We are so thankful to have our family together and healthy this Easter. God is good and we have been Blessed.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I have noticed the past week or so Curtis staring in the mirror after brushing his teeth. Didn't really think anything of it until we were riding around town over the weekend and he was looking in the mirror of the van and rubbing his hands across his forehead really hard.
A mom must find out what the deal is, right? So I ask what he was doing and had to control my laughter after he told me he was rubbing the peach fuzz between his eyes and he wonders if he will always remember when he first noticed he was growing a uni brow!
Not the best picture but as you can see he is far away from having a uni brow!!!!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Martial Arts is a way of life for our family. Almost from the moment they are born our children and grands learn to block, kick and punch. Many hours are spent in the dojo even before they begin their traditional training. Andrew and Courtney have visited the dojo many times but live too far away to get to work out with us. But they have been with us the past 8 days and go with me to play while I teach my class. Last Thursday we were doing Kumite and Andrew asked if he could so of course I let him. ;) Pawpaw is across town teaching his classes so he missed the grands first work out. Opps. My bad! :)
Sorry it's taken with my cell phone so not real clear. I think we need more work on that head block! hahaha
So for Tuesday we found hand-me-down Gi's from Uncle Curtis and got ready for class. My pictures are not in order. :)
Curtis performing his kata.
Andrew did awesome. The class is an hour long and for ages 7- adults. So it's a busy night! He followed along and did everything asked.
Courtney did awesome as well, she is the supervisor!
a little bag work out.
just warming up before time to leave..
It was so cute to see the smallest Cambas' working out. :) Wish they could be at every class. :) On the way home after the kumite night Andrew asked me "mawmaw, did I get my brown belt or black belt." HAHAHAHAHA Love the way he shoots for the top right away!
I put obi's (Belts) of Curtis' on them just so they did not feel left out. They are both still just beginners and will have to take the white belt test just like everyone else to earn their VERY own white belt.
Friday, March 6, 2009
The snow came on Sunday and was gone by Tuesday all except all the cute snowmen around town. Ours lasted till Thursday when he fell backwards. Once the boys got home from school and had snack they were ready t0 go outside and enjoy the last little bit of snow we had. Mister Snowman was soon flying across our yard. Snow is very cold when it hits ya even if it is 68 outside! Gavin got me more than a few times. :)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The snow arrived a little after 11 or so. I have taken tons of pictures today so will let them tell the story of our day.
Our poor little pink flower. The front yard about 11 am
I think he should wear a hat next time.
check out our cold flower now about 12:30
before we walked on it
almost 3 inches.. around 3 and still snowing he got his hat but still no gloves and coat. LOL
finally we got dressed for the weather. This is around 4 or so
I love this shot. No wait, this shot is even better. GET HIM CURTIS again! time to build a real snowman. see the little one on the wagon every snowman needs a face Okay so we made a snow polar bear. LOL The snow has stopped and we have enjoyed it but it can leave now. :) We are ready for spring! Hey Julie, we got more snow than Bowden did. That's a first for us. :)