Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pre-school Prayers

So, my two babies start pre-school this week. I didn't think I'd be the Mama that's sad on the first day of school, but, I kinda am. Alabama told me that she wanted to go to school this year so we prayed over it for a very long time and God totally opened doors for us that I could teach at our church preschool, and they both could attend. It was definitely an answer to prayer!
I know she has great teachers and friends in her class, and I know she will have a great time and learn sooo much, and I know that she feels comfortable at church, and I know that it will be great to be on a schedule....but I'm also a little sad that she won't be home with me all day, and that though they will love on her, they won't love her like I do, and I'm a little sad to think of her sweet, tender heart and heartbreak between her friends, and that Pate won't have his Sissy with him all day, and a little scared of things she will encounter that I would prefer she not hear or know about.  (and so now, I'm totally crying the night before preschool...great!)  
 I'm not that worried about Pate. He may not want to leave me, but I will be there when he is on Tuesdays and will only be away on Thursdays. His only problem will probably be sharing the tractor in class! He is such a sweet boy and so laid back and I know he will do great!

 I've prayed for their teachers and their friends, that they would be loved, that they would learn easily, that they would have fun, and that He will protect their minds and hearts. I am so thankful for the opportunity we have and the assurance that we are right where He wants us!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Daddy's 60th Birthday

We celebrated my Daddy's 60th Birthday this weekend! We had a big party for him with lots of friends and family, good bar-b-que, hash, delicious deserts, and great music. Here are a few pictures from our day! Enjoy!

Funny Business

Alabama told Audra last week, "You better not do any of that tongue business, Kah Kah!" We were like "What tongue business????" She said, "You know, how she sticks out her tongue all the time!" haha!

Then, earlier this week, she asked to watch TV. Then she added, "and I don't want to hear anything about no cleaning business!" (I usually tell her she needs to pick up the toys she's got out before she can watch a show.) She is too much!

She likes to say things like other people say them. Like,  instead of Satur-day, Aunt Judy and Granny say "Fridee, Saturdee and Sundee". ha!

In the car, she randomly asked me, "Why does Daddy say whoopin' and you say spankin'"? I said, I don't know, which do you like better? "Spankin'." ha!

On Monday, we had a whole day of "Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn" sung over and over and over!

Last night at the CB I took Alabama to the bathroom and she says "I can't get the poo-poo out!" I say "Shhhh, okay." She says again in a softer voice, "I can't get the poo-poo out!" I whisper "okay!" Then she whispers "why are you whispering?" ha!

We were teaching Pate how to whisper at lunch today and it was so funny to me and Alabama! He'd say "georgia and da-da" in a whisper but can't say "Mama!"