Sunday, August 28, 2011

Parker & Claire's Baptism

Parker and Claire were both baptized this morning at church.  Parker wanted to go first.  It was very special to have Uncle Mike baptize them.

 Claire's turn

 All of the children came in to watch

 Our family
 Amanda & Lucy Cate
 With Uncle Mike

 It was such a special time, and I've just been praising God all day that both of my children love Jesus and asked Him into their hearts a while back.  They both understand baptism and really wanted to do it.  I am just so proud!!!

After church, we went to Cracker Barrel for a special meal with family.  I got to do this...
 Seriously ~ BE STILL MY HEART!

Then it was Nana's turn.
 And Caleb (his first time ever holding Lucy Cate)
 Our family at lunch
 The other end of the table
What a beautiful day to be baptized! Thank you Lord for saving my babies!  Nothing could ever make me happier!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Night At The Fair

We made our yearly trip to the fair this week.  It's not a trip to the fair, my friends, without at visit to the cow barn (and the reptile house and the barnyard nursery for that matter).  I love how that cow posed for my picture too.

 Parker ran into some friends from school and LOVED riding a few rides with them.
 Claire with her Daddy
 Silly Daddy
 Then we ran into our neighbor Shelby and rode a few rides with her too.

 Megan & Emily were there!

 Parker was a lucky duck because he found his friends AGAIN!


 We watched some of the Thompson Square concert and then headed over for one last ride.
Makin' Memories!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Busy But Fun

We had a busy but fun weekend! After cleaning the house Saturday morning, we decided to head to Wetlands.  It was really fun! This is the only picture I took because I was too busy slipping and sliding down all of those water slides. 
 Sunday after church we had the pleasure of accompanying Miss Lucy Cate during her first trip to La Caretta.  She seemed to enjoy it.
 Later, we went to the park for a couple of hours.  Yes, Parker did wear those silly glasses...

I just wish the weekends didn't fly by so quickly!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Way I See It, I'm Raising Him Right

If you know Parker very well at all, then you know he loves Keith Urban.  He thinks he's super cool with his guitar, tattoos, and short sleeved shirts.  If you know his mama very well (Parker's mama, not Keith's mama), then you know I love almost all country music.  For Parker's birthday, he got tickets to see his idol in concert.  Friday night was the night. 

We knew our seats would be pretty high up, but glory be we might has well been hanging from a hot-air balloon.  It took a sweet forever to climb up to our seats that were ALMOST at the very top of Thompson-Boling Arena.  That's wasn't the bad part.  It was very, very, very steep.  Parker was less than thrilled.

 But he got used to it eventually!

 About half-way through the concert, we moved to WAY better, closer seats. 

The concert was really fabulous! He sang so many songs and interacted with the crowd more than anybody I've ever seen in concert.  We all loved it!