Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Yesterday, Shane and I were able to take in a Braves game. Around 1:00 yesterday I thought, "Hey, wouldn't it be fun to go up to a Braves game to see John Smoltz get his 3,000th strikeout?!" So I called up Shane to see what he thought and it all worked out for the boys to be taken care of for the night. It isn't often that we can just take off on a whim anymore like that, but we had a lot of fun and Smoltz did get his 3,000 strikeouts. It was pretty cool to see. John Smoltz is probably my favorite Brave anyway. I like his loyalty to the team and we also have a baseball that he signed to Dalton.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy 37th Birthday!!

Today is Shane's 37th birthday. Tonight our small group celebrated Shane's birthday with having "Shane's favorites" for our meal. I am so glad God brought Shane and I together. I always have so much fun with just about whatever we do together. He's such a great husband, father, and friend. I hope you've had a great day, baby, and hope you have many, many more to come. I love you sweetheart!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

First Game

Today, Dalton played in his first ever T-ball game. We were afraid he wouldn't be able to play because of the rain, but they played through the rain. The name of his team is the Red Sox and he looks too cute in his little uniform. The coach will pitch the ball a few times to see if the child can hit it out of the air and then put the ball on the tee if he can't hit it out of the air. Dalton played really well and had lots of fun in the mud. From the rain during the morning and during the game the field was just really muddy and many of the kids just didn't want to get dirty. One kid would hit the ball and the kids in the field didn't want to touch the ball because of how dirty the ball had become. Other kids were having meltdowns because they were getting wet and dirty. You'd think they wouldn't mind getting dirty, but I guess they just didn't want to mess up their nice new uniforms.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Potty Training 101

Last week I began potty training with Colby. He's about 2 1/2 years old now, and I had put it off til the weather warmed up a bit so it would be easier to pull shorts on and off. I dreaded starting the process with him because of how you just have to be on top of it all the time. The thought of my house smelling like urine didn't thrill me either. Anyway, Dalton had spring break all last week so I figured it would be a good time since I would be home more throughout the day. The first day, Monday, didn't go very well. I guess if you've had to wear diapers for the first 2 1/2 years of your life it would be pretty traumatic to switch to a completely different way of doing things. My method is the bribery method with candy being my primary bribe of choice peppered with lots and lots of praise. He received candy and praise just for sitting on the potty or standing at it. We never had any success on Monday though. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I didn't even try with him very much because of various places we had to go. Friday was quite a different story though. Something apparently clicked in his little body because he would actually look for me throughout the house to come and tell me that he had to go potty!! Amazing! He's been doing so great with it! I think he's had just one accident since Friday. I'm so pumped about how well he has done with it so far. After Colby pee-pees on the potty he wells up with pride and exclaims, "I-I-I-I-I-I...DID IT!!!!!!!"

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Yesterday, Lisa, one of my dearest friends stopped by for a visit along with her 2 youngest kids, Blake and Madison. We became friends in college at Valdosta State about 12 years ago. Lisa lives in Durham, North Carolina now where their family is on staff with Campus Outreach Raleigh. We've remained close over the years and try to get together as much as possible, but the miles, of course, makes it tough. Dalton and Colby had such a great time playing with Blake and Madison while Lisa and I hung out. I just love her and her sweet family.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cherry Blossom Time

Yesterday, Dalton, Colby, and I went with my mom to enjoy some of the Cherry Blossom Festival activities. All of the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom this year. We arrived at the Third Street park in time for the free cherry ice cream which the boys scarfed down while we waited in line for the carriage ride. The boys had fun riding the carriage with Grandmama. A trip to the Cherry Blossom Festival just wouldn't have been complete if they hadn't run into Lacy the pink poodle who they had their picture taken with. Then, we grabbed some lunch and headed down to Central City Park for the boys to ride some rides. I'm pretty sure they rode everything they possibly could ride. They had tons of fun, but wore me and their grandmama out.