Monday, February 22, 2010

Power of Pink

Do NOT Adjust your screen - yes that is my SON with Pink Hair - all for a good cause!!!!
Friday Night was the University of Alabama Power of Pink Gymnastics Meet - for Breast cancer awareness and benefitting the DCH Foundation. They have raised over $850,000!!!! And it's always a fun time as well!

The daddies even got in on it - well, not really, they wouldn't wear it out in public, but Will did put on his pink t-shirt once we got there!!!!
The children made posters and we sprayed their hair pink (Sarah Davis wouldn't have anything to do with it though)

Patton also joined us, but wasn't "man enough" to have his hair pink for a night!!!!
Notice Wilson and Sarah Davis on the far right - they have been good buddies since she was 6 months old and he about 18 months - and everytime they are around each other, they just grow closer and closer - take a look!!!!

Yep - that would be my 3 year old kissing on that 2 year old!!!!!

Just look at those faces!!!!

You think Sarah Davis is embarrassed?

But secretly she wants more!!!!

and I can't believe this next picture came out the way it did - Emma Claire and Patton were trying to block me from getting the picture with their posters, but look what came through the middle!!!! Priceless!!!!!

and both their eyes are closed!!!!
Now, we in no way condone early kissing or anything like that, but it is just too sweet not to document - especially for Senior year slide shows and all!!!!!

Now - on to the important thing - GYMNASTICS MEET!!!!!
Will and Wilson waiting for the bus to take us to the Coliseum!!!!

Ashley and I on the bus - our reflection in the window!!!!

Even the outside lights are pink!!!!

Big Al was right in front of our seats when we arrived, much to the children's delight!!!!

The band sits right above us to our left

much to this little boys' delight!!!!!

A little Y-M-C-A action!!!!!!

Oh! And Alabama defeated Arizona - just in case you were wondering!!!!!
And another thing - the girls did appear on the Jumbotron - that's the ULTIMATE goal - all was good in the world after that!!!!!

And not to leave out this handsome fellow - we spent a fun WARM day at the park on Saturday and I couldn't help but photograph these precious curls - they make me smile!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Cinnamon Toast....YUM!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Open Wide!!!!

Last night, I surprised Henderson and Wilson with a little fun!!!! (Emma Claire would have no part b/c she can't stand to eat anything "soft and gooey" like ice cream, yogurt, pudding, coolwhip, etc.) Her loss! The boys weren't quite sure what to expect from their mommy when I said "Open Wide" - especially Wilson who has always been a little hesitant to open his mouth for anything. But once they experienced it once, they were giggling and begging for more!!!!
Who knew it could be so much fun - it was left over from Emma Claire's Valentine's party at school, which I'm sad to say I have no pictures of b/c I forgot my camera!!!! BUT - Emma Claire was the Musical Chairs champion and I couldn't be prouder - we may have a competitor on our hands!!!! Back to the cool whip - everytime I squirted it in their mouths they had the most hilarious look on their faces and laughed and laughed and laughed!!!

and we're not afraid of a few germs around here either!!!!
I can remember when I was in college, I used to keep a can in the refrigerator and everytime I'D open the fridge I'd take a squeeze STRAIGHT into my mouth - I guess they get it honestly!!!! Just keepin it REAL around here - shhhhh don't tell anyone I'm a dietitian - it's all about moderation, right???!!!!

Here are the tie-dyed t-shirts the children made at the A-Club BBQ on Saturday - I think they turned out quite well, after the nervousness and OCD they caused while the children were making them - b/c that stuff OBVIOUSLY stains ANYTHING!!!!!! I'm sad Henderson didn't make one now - how cute will those be at the park this summer????? And speaking of summer - I CANNOT WAIT FOR WARMER WEATHER!!!!!!

Stay Warm!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow, A-Club and Valentine's

Let me just begin by saying it has been a wonderful week! The Shrimp and Grits Kids shows kept me VERY busy, but it was well worth it! I had so much fun and met lots of neat people! We enjoyed a day at home, as much of the South did on Friday with a rare snow!!! For awhile we thought it would be a false alarm again, but indeed it did snow - for about 8 hours straight - BEAUTIFUL!!!! Unfortunately the air temperature hovered around 33 degrees most of the day, so the accumulation wasn't that great where we live. But in a way, we should be thankful, I've seen pictures from our Nation's Capital...... WOW!!!!!

Emma Claire is in kindergarten this year and has been reading since school started, but has recently gone from that stuggling/love/hate relationship with reading to LOVING it - everytime I see her she has a new book in her hands reading out loud to anyone who will listen. Thankfully Henderson is in love with books too!!!!!

I made my chocolate icing again - but this time the cake didn't turn out so great. I used a teaspoon of canola oil that was left in an old bottle and then the rest of the 1/3 cup from a new bottle. After I mixed it all and poured it into the bowl, I realized there was a funny smell coming from it. It was a familiar smell and I remember it from college in my Food Science class - Rancid Oil - YUCK - just a small tsp destroyed the entire cake!!!!! But I'm enjoying just eating the icing off the cake!!!!

Last night Will and went on a date night to the A-Club Party and then

Today we all went to the A-Club BBQ cook off!!!

It was VERY cold!!!!

Great BBQ, jumpy things, petting zoo, tye-dyed t-shirts (I'll share the final results of those after I wash them tomorrow), balloon animals - not to mention all the football stars that were there and the autographs - but we weren't interested in that - jump castles and rabbits are MUCH more important!!!!

Do you think we need a rabbit????? sigh....

We went home with 2 of these..... YUM!!!!!

***this is a RED funnel cake for anyone who is wondering!!!

When we got home, I let the children open their Valentine's presents. I had already given Emma Claire and Wilson a video game for her DS his Leapster, but I also let them open these (that originally were put up for Easter, but since we are going to the beach for Spring Break, I thought they could use them!!!!)

Prissy girl

Henderson had to model too!!!!

Wilson and Emma Claire also got some Rainbow flip flops (that they'll live in this summer)

Monograms are from The Patton Patch

Wilson is all into layering - he's got on a turtleneck and his alabama t-shirt, a spider man costume and a swim shirt!!!! Why take it off when you can just put more on?

Will and I enjoyed another date today thanks to my sister, Katie!!!! We went to the Alabama basketball game and then out to dinner!!!! Thanks Katie!!!!! Now for a busy Valentine's day at church, blowing up balloons for the children, teaching the 2 year olds and then leading a small group at Worship Kidstyle!!!! Whew - then I'll need an afternoon nap before I head back for my Believing God Bible Study.
****Will is taking Emma Claire out to dinner tomorrow night -her first Valentine's date - isn't that sweet????
Happy V-Day!!!!

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!