Welcome to Wade's World where Jeremy and Amy are just the parents, Macy is the B-A-D dog, and our two boys, Jackson and Anderson are the real stars of the show!
We are Christian conservatives who love Jesus, our families, and each other. We live somewhere in the South where we love grits, say "y'all," and know that you never, ever wear white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day no matter what Stacy London and Clinton Kelly say.
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Hey y'all! It's been a crazy few days around here. We finished Vacation Bible School on Friday night, and had such a good, but exhausting, week with that. After clean up and setting the room back up for Sunday school we didn't get home until 9:30 Friday night, and Saturday morning I had pictures scheduled for the boys at 8:00 (what was I thinking?!?). The pictures turned out super cute, and I'll try to remember to share some this week. They were taken at a bamboo forest in Prattville, and I was really pleased with how they turned out.
The rest of Saturday was taken up with grocery shopping, a short nap for Anderson, and then taking a swim over at Mom and Dad's house.
Sunday morning was a regular Sunday in that Jeremy had to work, but I had my family over for spaghetti for lunch. It was yummy, but I was super tired. Anderson took a very long (3 1/2 hours) nap, and when Jeremy finally went in his room to wake him up, Anderson was burning up. He had a 103.3 fever, so instead of us taking an afternoon swim, I ended up taking A to the doctor. He was diagnosed with pneumonia, and given antibiotics and breathing treatments. He has to stay out of school through Wednesday, and if he's not 100% better in a few days, he has to go back to the doctor. He's staying over at my parents during the day so Jeremy and I can work.
And at work, the best part, we're auditing charts. Again. Whoo-hooo! I feel so brain dead right now, and it's only Tuesday. Hopefully today will go fast, and the rest of the week will fly by.
Hope y'all have a great day, and I'll touch base with you tomorrow!
We've got Vacation Bible School going on this week at our church, and our theme is Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. I always love working on my VBS room, and this year was no different. It took about 20 hours to finish the room this year, and I was super pleased with the results. Painting the Ferris wheel was the hardest part this year; it took 3 1/2 hours just to paint the outline on the wall, and then adding the colors took another hour. The carousel turned out very pretty, and the tent adds a big punch of color to the room. I consider it a success!
The theme this year has been super appropriate for me. I've got a situation I'm facing right now, and fearful doesn't come close to describing how scared I feel looking down the barrel of this gun. Imagine my surprise when all week I've got to teach the kids lessons on "Facing Fear and Trusting God." God definitely has a sense of humor. The lessons, music and verse have been so appropriate for what I needed this week, and I'm just doing my best to remember that God knows the future, even on days like today when I don't. If you don't mind, please say a prayer for me today. I would gratefully appreciate it!
Jackson lost his very first tooth last night! He told us after Vacation Bible School that his tooth was hurting, and when I looked at it, the tooth was super wiggly. Jackson was so excited about it, that he almost had Jeremy tie a string to it, but he chickened out. Instead, after brushing his teeth he kept playing with it and out it came!
Jackson put the tooth in his tooth pillow and the Tooth Fairy brought him $10!! This was because it's taken him forever to lose a tooth, so just for this first one, he got a little extra!
Jackson is thrilled with his new smile, and this Mama is tickled with his sweet snaggle tooth grin!
Happy 2nd Birthday sweet little man! I can hardly believe that you, my precious baby boy, are now 2 years old! You have been such a blessing to our family and not a day goes by that I don't thank God that he picked me to be your Mama. You are such a funny little boy; I think at times that you forget you have a voice because you rely on Jackson and your own funny little method of pointing and grunting to get your point across. We call you our little Caveman! For someone that isn't speaking much, you definitely know how to get what you want! You now say a grand total of 10 words which isn't much for a 2 year old, but we are so proud of those words!
At 2 years old you love to do anything Jackson does, even if you don't quite get how to do it. You are so cute trying though! You try your hardest to keep up with Jackson and you do a pretty good job! Those little legs of yours can run, and the funniest thing, you laugh the entire time you are running! You love to dance and break down every time you hear a tune. Cutest thing ever! And my favorite thing: you give the sweetest hugs and kisses. You are such a loving little boy!
Anderson, when we found out that you were a little boy I was overjoyed! How lucky was I as a Mama to be blessed by two little boys! You have taught me through your own precious little individual self not to compare you to Jackson or other kids, that you will do things your own way in your own time, and that different does not mean wrong. We have been blessed beyond measure by having you as a part of our family, and I look forward to what God will do with you as you grow. I love you more than words can express, and I'm so lucky to call you my son!
Jackson's first year of playing Dixie Youth baseball is through and the A's had a great year! Jackson really progressed with his skills, and he ended up making 4 homeruns this season! He started off as shortstop and ended the season as third baseman. Ever since baseball has ended, all Jackson wants to watch on TV is ESPN with his Daddy, so it looks like he's caught the sports bug big time. Jackson's league had their closing ceremony last Tuesday night and Jackson got his first baseball trophy. After the ceremony was over, Jackson wanted to run the bases "just one more time" before we left the field. He's really looking forward to fall ball later this year, and this mama is looking forward to watching her big boy take the field again. Baseball, it seems, will be in my future for a long time!