Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Fun

Fall is definitely in the air! The last few days we have had some family fun making fall sugar cookies and taking a trip to the Walden Pumpkin Farm, so I thought I would share a few pictures. This is my favorite time of year. I love to look at the magnificent display of colors as the leaves change and breathe in the cooler, crisper air. God is amazing and does all things well! I just don't understand how anyone could look around and not sense His greatness! I also am crazy about college football! My husband is actually a fanatic about it and got me hooked early on while we were dating! It's hard to go to a school like The University of Alabama and NOT become a big fan. Roll Tide, by the way!!! I think I also just love the anticipation of the holidays right around the corner- Thanksgiving, then celebrating our King's birth on Christmas! Family, Hot Cocoa, sweaters, Christmas music, decorating the house, and so on....... So many things I love about this time of year!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dance Party

Carson had a dance party with his class on Friday because the class had filled a jar with marbles for good behavior. The class voted and decided that a dance party with their teacher was what they wanted for their "reward". Carson was so excited about this! Thursday night he spent quite a bit of time deciding what the perfect outfit would be to wear to school on Friday! It was really funny. He wanted to wear his flag football jersey from last year and then, as he put it, "practice his dance moves" for me, Colby, and Cooper!

He came home from school on Friday, proudly wearing a fake gold chain with peace signs on it, and informed us that he won the BEST HIP-HOP Boy award from the dance party!! It was really funny! He even declared that he might be a Hip-Hop dancer for Halloween this year! I think he has changed his mind (thank God) and wants to be Darth Vader now! I think all this "hip-hopping" business started with our neice Hannah when she lived with us- THANKS Hannah! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kindergarten Knowledge

Well, I have to say that my son, Carson, is really LOVING Kindergarten and I am amazed at all he has already learned! His teacher, Miss Riggs, is just wonderful and is so passionate about what she does with this class- I couldn't be happier as a parent.
However, sweet Carson came home the other day to tell me "I learned something new today", which he does quite often and then proceeds to tell me things like..... "The person who draws the pictures in a book is called the illustrator" ...... or "the center part of the book is called the spine"..... etc, etc.  This time he said, "I know how to say, 'I hate you' in Spanish" - then, he proceeded to stick his middle finger up at me!! We had a little talk about how "hate" is a strong word, so then he said, "Well, then, mom, I won't say it I will just do this (as he is flipping me off with his middle finger). Needless to say, not everything he is going to learn in Kindergarten is good! We have talked about how holding your middle finger up at someone is not appropriate, so hopefully, my sweet Kindergartener won't be walking around flipping the bird at people!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cooper's Troopers and the Half Marathon

Yesterday was one I won't forget soon- partially because of my aching legs and sore knees, but mostly because of the amazing support we had representing The Cooper Trooper Foundation at The Middle Half- Murfreesboro half-marathon!

Runners/walkers were: Alyson Whetstone, Tricia Foretich, Molly Westmoreland, Traci Scheer, Holly Marcus, Me, Brian Scheer, Noland Cummins, Brad Lee, Jeremy Westmoreland, John Keveren.

Cooper Trooper Water Station Volunteers were: Rod Cook, Susan, Addy, and Andrew Charest, Paul LeGuenec, Jennifer LeGuenec, Adam Rennhoff, Suzanne, Bekah, and Caroline Lewis, David, Annabelle, Andrew, and Caroline Whetstone, Hap Harrington, Jeff and Robyn Jeffrey, and Kevin Currin.

We had the BEST Water Station by far and all of our "Troopers" crossed the finish line with no injuries!
We are so blessed to have such great support! Cooper got there just in time with Carson and Colby- thanks to the amazing Paul and Tessie LeGuenec- to cheer for mommy as I crossed the finish line!