Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Alabama cracks me up every single day! She is just so funny but she does not like you to laugh at her. It's really hard not to!
-Her new saying as of last week is "Guess what!" Everything starts with guess what. ha!
-There's a cat that started hanging around our house and will sit on our front steps and meow at us. Bama is very scared of it and wants the door closed at all times so the cat can't see her and she can't see the cat. Finally after several days of being scared of the cat, Adam told her that the cat was not going to hurt her. If it hurt her, he would shoot it with the shot gun. While she was driving with my sisters, she told them. "If that cat bites me, my Daddy will "shoo" it with that gun shot." ha!!
-She still remebers every little thing that happens with exact detail! Her retelling events and details of the events that happened as she remembers them is so funny.
- She doesn't quite pronounce her "th" and "s" correctly when she talks. It's cute. It sounds like this. "Well, I sink (think) he wants his passy." or from the turkey song.."they lept (slept) all night in the tree."
- I told her after we got home from having Pate that It seems like she gained 30 pounds while we were gone. She seems like such a big girl now and not my baby anymore. One day I told her, "Alabama, I don't want you to grow up anymore. I want you to stay little forever, okay?" She gets her super serious look on her face and whiny voice and tells me, "But my Daddy said I can!"
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
She loves to have GA stickers on her face and was very proud to get one at the border bash.
She also wants "that boy" to hold her up like the boy cheerleaders did at the Border Bash. "That boy" is usually Adam but could be another boy...like Andrew the other day! She will wave her spirit fingers and say "Go Dawgs, Number One!!!" She's a natural!
We've also been to two Thomson football games and she doesn't really cheer a whole lot while we are there, but she is so excited to go, doesn't want to leave, and talks about it forever after the game! Oh, last week, Jacey was a THS cheerleader! "Mama, see Jacey?! See her blonde hair??!" haha! I don't have a picture but she has a THS bulldog shirt that I made her and she has to wear it to the games but was upset that I suggested she wear jeans with it...."Mama, cheerleadings not wear jeans, they wear skirts!" Oh, I'm sorry! What was I thinking???
Oh, I almost forgot, we also have Hairy Dawg, UGA, and sometimes T-Bone join us at these "games" at our house! Her imagination is beyond anything you could dream up!!!
Friday, September 30, 2011
First of all, Alabama is cracking me up all the time! On Thursday, they had Dad's day at Preschool so Adam went in to work late. He wanted us to go eat breakfast at Waffle house. Well, while we were there, a man with a scruffy beard, a long ponytail, a ball cap, an orange work vest, and a dangly earring walks in. Alabama sees him and says in her mad voice "Hey! Pirates not 'posed to be at Waffle House!" hahaha. Thankfully he was not close enough to hear her, however she does say things in the store all the time that people can hear....such as..."Why that lady got crazy hair?" Oh, my goodness!
She also had to go to timeout at school for the first time last Thursday. She said she was making noises in the gym and waving her hands(I don't exactly know what happened, the teacher didn't tell me, just her!) but on Tuesday, I said, Alabama, did you go to timeout today? She said, "No, but Laura Lane did!"
We were in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, and Alabama had on a dress (as usual!) and kept putting her feet up in the cart and "showing everybody what she's working with" so I told her to put her feet down because that's not lady like. She turns around and points at a woman walking by and says "That lady likes it!" haha!!!!
She also hates to get her feet dirty. I mean like, meltdown in the yard until you take her shoes off and clean them off. Adam told her that's what it's like living in the country! You can't be a country girl if you can't get a little dirty.
We went to see the Winnie the Pooh movie last month and she did really good! I didn't like it that much....the voices of the characters were different, and that really ruins it for me! ha! But hey,I still got to eat popcorn and M&M's!
We finally have a name for our new baby! We can't wait to meet....USRY PATE SMELTS! I've got about two and a half weeks until my due date. We are going to call him Pate and Alabama is so cute when she says his name! Love it!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
She has been looking forward to going for months now! She kept saying, "When I be big, I'm goin' to school?!" So on Tuesday she asked me if she was going to school today and I said, Yes, we're going to meet your teacher tonight! She got so excited and said, "I big now?" I told her yes, she is a big girl and is going to school. Then she asked "I brush my hair by myself?" She couldn't wait to wear her 'pack pack' and wanted to get a picture of it! ha!
Alabama's favorite song right now (besides the ones she makes up herself which usually include "I lub you" over and over and over again) is Zaccheus but she calls it "Ikea!" ha!
We went to the open house at her preschool last week, and they had a whale by her name so she would know where to line up, sit on the rug, etc. So I was asking her to tell Mimi and Papa what animal she was and she wouldn't tell them. So my Daddy said, "Is it a goat?" She says, "Yeah, a goat!" Ever since then, everytime I ask her, she says it's a goat! Thanks a lot Papa!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Adam and I are going to Columbia tomorrow for a "babymoon"! ha! No, we are going on a marriage retreat with our Young Married Class at church and I can't wait! Some alone time with my hubby! Yay!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
After church Sunday, we were driving to Thomson and Alabama was singing a "song" about Pastor Bill. Went something like "Where's Patta Bill? Where's Patta Bill?" over and over to a melody she created. Then she says, "Why Patta Bill wear pants?" I said, "Well, what else would he wear?" "Jeans." haha! She notices everything!
When we're eating lunch sometimes, she asks me if I'm feeding her "baby bruder" so I tell her yes. Then, it's a million questions. "He like pizza?" "He chew it up?" and so on. There just is no simple answer for her!!!!
She gets so upset at inconsistencies. She makes this wrinkled eyebrow face and acts so upset. Like the other day, Adam told her that one of her elephants was a hippo and she almost cried! ha!
On Sunday morning, she took off both her shoes and socks while we were driving to church so I told her that she could not have a sucker after church. Devastating! So that night, she told me she took one of her shoes off and I said, "Alabama, you know you're supposed to leave your shoes on." She tells me this: "Mama, I know I not 'posed to do that. I trying to be a good girl! I put it back on." lol!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
So I said "Yes, baby, you can sing, let's just sing a different song, okay. What do you want to sing?"
She says "Jesus loves Me." and she starts singing a mixture of Jesus loves Me and Joy in my Heart which sounds like this : "Jesus loves me in my heart, Jesus loves me in my heart, the Bible tells me so!" So I sing with her and then she wants to sing "Little David Play on your Harp" so we sing that. Then the questions begin! ha!
A: Mama, where's David?
Me: He's in the bible.
A: No, where he live?
Me: Well, he used to live a long time ago, but now he's in heaven with Jesus.
A: What's heaven (but sounds like Kevin)
Me: Heaven is where Jesus and God live. And the people who love Jesus will get to live there with Him one day!
Me: Because Jesus told us that He would go and prepare a place for us to live with Him forever!
A: Mama, what Jesus told me?
Me: (I repeat above sentence again) Then I tell her something like Jesus will come back and take us to live with Him one day or we will go to heaven when we die.
A: Where's heaven?
Me: Well, heaven is where Jesus is but you can't go there now. It's not someplace you can drive.
A: Jesus is going to drive us there? (ha!)
Me: No, we'll probably fly there with Jesus!
A: I'm going to have wings???
Me: Not exactly but something like that.
A: Mama, what you said?
Me: I said you were going to fly there with Jesus but we probably won't have wings!
Then, the picture changes to Jesus coming to her house.
A: Mama, Jesus coming to my house and take a nap?
Me: No, Jesus doesn't take naps. He doesn't have to sleep! (Trying to convey a sense of a powerful God that He's always there when you need Him!)
A: On the boat?
Me: Oh, yes, Alabama, Jesus did sleep on the boat and the disciples had to wake Him up because they were scared of the storm. You're right!
Wow this girl!!!! I didn't know I'd be having such deep conversations with a 2 year old! ha! So glad that she is interested in the things of God and praying that I have the wisdom to give her the answers she needs for her little mind at this time!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I think she may have had more fun doing this than almost anything else on the trip! ha!
That night, Adam and I had a date night and the kids stayed at the house with Maxine. We went to a place called A.J.'s and it was amazing! We had to wait an hour for a table, but we had plenty of time to talk and it wasn't really that bad. It was well worth the wait! This is what it looked like when we sat down!
For an appetizer we had the buffalo shrimp and they were amazing then I had the stuffed chicken and fries for my meal and it was all sooo good! I can't wait to go back!
It was such a treat to have some time with my sweet husband! When we got back to the house, they were all having a great time and had walked down to the dock. Alabama was being so silly and the cousins were all joining in with her cheerleading/falling down/singing/being absolutely crazy! We got it on video and it is soo funny!
We had to be out of the house by ten, so we packed up and headed to Savannah for a little while before we headed home. We went to the mall and the Bass Pro Shops and ate at a Texas Roadhouse which was very good. I almost liked it better than the Logan's Roadhouse we have here. It was a great trip and I'm so glad that we got to go and make some fun memories with family! Thanks Georgia for inviting us!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
After the beach Wednesday, we came back to the house and cooked lasagna that I brought and ate supper then we went to go to some shops on the island but they were closed. So we found this super cute park! The kids loved it!
The next morning, we got up and ate breakfast and Georgia and I took the kids shopping in Savannah. Anna and Morgan and a friend, Kalynn got airbrush tattoos. We bought a few things and we also saw this neat little Echo Square where if you stand in the middle of it, you can hear your voice echo, but no one else can! Very neat! We went back to the house and ate lunch and Alabama took a nap while I read a book. That night, we went back to Savannah to meet my cousin, Jeff, and his girlfriend, Brooke. We ate at the Pirate House. Bad. Idea! The food was really good, but the real pirate inside was not! Alabama won't even let me tell people about it! ha! She was so scared! After we ate, we went down to River Street Sweets! We got a little fudge and some gummy butterflies then headed back to Tybee. It was good to see them, but wish we could have visited longer!
I'll post the second part in another post, but here are some family photo time pics! I've always wanted to do pictures on the beach and we all went down to the beach Saturday morning and took some. I think a few turned out really good, but Alabama was so NOT into taking pictures that morning! I don't really blame her, it was soo humid and I was sweating like crazy!