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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So it's been busy, busy around here. We are knee deep in baseball season, and Jackson's team is doing great! They have only lost one game, and last night was the best game yet! Jackson was 3/3, had 3 rbi's (one triple and two singles) and was so stinking close to scoring a grand slam in-the-park homerun. It was amazing! Here are a few baseball pics and a video of Jackson hitting last night, as well as some Easter pics of the family. Have a great day!
I survived my first tax season! Whoo-hooo! Yesterday was crazy busy, but we were finished up and out the door to head to the after tax party at the Alley Bar at 5:00. Not too shabby! Even on the craziest of days I so love my job and am so thankful to work with such a great group of folks. Now that taxes are over, I can officially begin my Aruba countdown! Bring on the sun and sand!
One month from today we are heading to Aruba. I have booked an island tour by jeep that will take us snorkeling at Baby Beach and the natural pool (so excited about that!), to the National Park, the caves, the California Lighthouse, gold ruins, and what used to be the natural bridge. It's an all day tour, and other than that, Jeremy and I have absolutely nothing planned. It's going to be glorious.
Now I need to figure out what I'm going to wear...
Jackson's baseball team had their first game Monday night and they won! He made 3 great plays at third base, and had such a good time. Proud mommy moment: Jackson was playing third base and his friend Charlie from the opposing team made a great play and ended up at third base. Jackson looked over at his friend, his opponent for the night, and gave him a big smile and a thumbs up. What an amazing mommy moment to watch my oldest boy display such good sportsmanship. So proud of him! Enjoy the pics!
So it's Spring Break this week around here, and y'all, let me just say that Jackson is having the time of his life. He will be moving from his daycare to the YMCA this summer for childcare, and we signed him up to attend this week. He has played and played and played. When I picked him up on Monday afternoon, he jumped into the van and said, "I love you Mom. I need a shower. Bad. And I'm so tired!" And he was right...he did need a shower. Bad. And he was tired! LOL.
Tuesday he went to the McWane Center in Birmingham with my dad and had a super fun day. They played and did all the sciency stuff, and he came home exhausted.
Wednesday he went on a field trip with the Y to the zoo and he told me that he fell asleep on the bus on the way to and from the zoo.
At no point this week has he given us any trouble for bedtime.
The lesson you can take from this....spring break fun = one tired boy!
I think this goes down as one of the most wonderful weekends we have had in a long time. Here's a little recap for all 3 of you that still count yourself as Wade's World readers:
Friday: Got off work a couple of hours early and finished getting Jeremy and Jackson packed to go to RA Congress and campout on Friday night. After we saw them off, Anderson and I went to Moe's (his choice!) for dinner, and then headed home to watch Frozen again. We went to bed early which was wonderful for this Mama who was worn slap out from a long week during tax season!
Saturday: Anderson woke me up at 5:30 saying he was hungry. I begged, pleaded and bribed him to go back to sleep, but it was fruitless. We were up and at 'em and ready for the day when my mom called to see if we wanted to go to the zoo with them. We got ready and headed to Montgomery, and spent the morning at the zoo with Mom, Dad, and Luke. We had a blast seeing the "emimals" and enjoying the sunshine. We ate lunch at then headed home for a nap.
Saturday afternoon: The nap never ended up working as planned because Anderson fell asleep in the car on the way home from the zoo. Jeremy and Jackson got home around noon, and Jackson and I took a 20 minute nap before heading to his practice baseball game. Jackson did really good at the game, and we enjoyed frozen yogurt before heading home to grill hamburgers.
Saturday evening: Jackson had the idea for us to eat lunch in the backyard Saturday night and it was so enjoyable. Perfect temps, good food, and so relaxing. Such a nice end to a fun day
Sunday: Rainy start to the day, but I got the boys to church and then we headed over to Mom and Dad's house for lunch. After a short nap, I got the boys home and I headed out to go see Divergent with my friend Crystal. Such a good movie! After the movie I did some solo grocery shopping and then got home in time to help get Anderson to bed and then I got to play Candy Crush for a few rounds.
All in all, a wonderful weekend. Couldn't have asked for more!