Sunday, September 28, 2008
Jack enjoyed his first sucker! He has had a few licks off of Georgia's suckers in the past, but has never had one all his own. He was so proud...he kept holding it out and showing it to anyone who would look. He also had his first taste of cotton candy!
For those of you who are not from Tallassee, homecoming here is a BIG deal. This year THS welcomed back the Class of '89! I can remember in high school thinking the returning class was old as dirt. Now, as I approach my reunion in just a few years...they don't look so old! This is the first year it really hit me that my twenty year reunion is creeping up. I was in band and journalism with a lot of the people in the class of '89...so I guess that is why it has got me thinking. Michael's 20 year is next year...hard to believe that it has been twenty years, and that made me think...Michael and I have been together for almost 20 years! Where does the time go? These pictures are from the homecoming parade. Georgia wore her cheerleader outfit and every time someone passed by in the parade, she would yell, "GO TIGERS!" She danced when she heard the band coming, but when they made it to us, she put her hands over her ears. Jack just took it all in. They got lots of candy and beads!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I will keep you updated on the name according to Georgia. She had now changed the baby's name to Hummus. Lando or Hummus??? Huh, which will it be? I'll keep you posted!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Georgia is participating in her first organized sport activity...soccer. She is on the gold team and Eric Phillips is her coach. There are 12 members on her team, only 3 girls including her. She enjoyed her first practice, but did have a little accident and cried for about 5 minutes. As she was going back on the field, she said, "O.K. Mama, now I'm going to be tough like a boy."
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
My parents have an '88 Mercedes convertible (which they rarely get out of the garage). The weather has been so pretty the past few days, they decided to go for a ride. Boy was Georgie happy to see them pull up at our house. They rode Georgie and Jack up and down our back alley about 10 times. (Don't worry...they didn't get on the main street without car seats) Georgie really enjoyed it and had never been in a convertible and had never rode in a car without a car seat.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
My sister, Tori (aka Toe Toe) and her boyfriend, Bryan, came for a visit today. Georgia and Toe Toe have a special bond that is hard to explain. Georgie absolutely worships the ground Tori walks on. From day one, Tori has been her best friend. I laugh because Georgia is Tori made over...from the way she looks, to her personality. Sometimes it is scary how much alike they are! I made the mistake of telling Georgia Tori was coming when we woke up. She asked me every few minutes when she was going to be here. She sat by the window and watched for her and then finally said, "she just couldn't wait any longer." We even bought new lip gloss and fingernail polish so she could look extra pretty for Toe Toe. I did get a chuckle about the lip gloss though. She informed me she had something she needed to tell me. She said she had eaten all her lipstick. When I told her she didn't need to do that, she replied, "but it just tasted so good." We enjoyed a nice afternoon and Mom cooked a wonderful lunch for us all...it was almost like Thanksgiving diner! We ate in the dining room and even ate on the "good" china.
Jack Butler has to be one of the most determined little guys I know. When Georgia was his age, my pediatrician use to tell me when she was doing something she shouldn't be doing, distract her. Don't make a big fuss out of it, just divert her attention to something else. I almost always worked with her. Jack is a different story. He is very one track minded. Today at my parents house, he tried to go up the steps about 100 times. Every time he got a chance he would go straight to the staircase. My dad sat on the steps and would catch him. Daddy finally held on to his leg...he pulled and tried for the longest time to break free from Daddy. The last picture is the look of distress when he realized he wasn't going to break free.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Mrs. Robin and her class....
Georgia practicing writing her name....
Working on the letter "C"...
Georgia and Cole
I did have to write a little something special about Georgia's best bud, Cole. These two have sparked up a little friendship that is just so sweet. Georgia told Michael and me that Cole lives in her heart and she lives in Cole's. He is a thoughtful, loving and caring little boy....and I am so glad Georgia has found such a good friend. Last week, Cole brought Georgia a Hello Kitty notebook as a gift. His mom, Stephanie, told me he had asked for a girl's happy meal at McDonald's so he could give her his toy. Sometimes seeing things through a child's eyes makes you realize how sweet and innocent friendships should be.
Friday, September 12, 2008