Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Frank

Today is one of my brother's birthday - the one and only Frankie. He is a walking encyclopedia, he is so incredibly smart. He is the oldest of us three kids, but that doesn't mean the most mature : ) There is about 6 and half years difference between us. He used to play some pretty mean tricks on me when we were kids. Our Mom has a hair salon and we had to bring the white towels home to launder them. We would have a "contest" to see who could fold the most towels in the afternoons before Mom got home from work. Some how, my pile would always be way larger than his measly two or three stacker. I was so proud that I had won the contest! Never fail, I got him back - When he started talking to girls on the phone; one called for him in the afternoon and I told her "He was on the pot" - He was in the bathroom! I thought he was going to kill me for that one! He had to take summer school one year - I said he was smart - just didn't apply his self back then - anyway, he had to ride his bike to and from school. On the way home he found a baby raccoon that got separated from it's mom and he brought it home for us to raise! We kept that raccoon for a while. Yet definitely the jokester, he was supposed to be painting the outside of our Mom's Salon ( back in the 80's) she was in an old house with a tin roof - and his initials ended up on top in HUGE letters with class of '86.

Today he has a wonderful wife and four great daughters of his own. He is an awesome Dad and a great brother.

Happy Birthday Frank
I love you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hmmmm.....I talk more than Doug......

This morning I was walking Luke to church for VBS and our pastor was in the field/lot next door and Luke yelled from across the street in our driveway "Hey Al!" When we finally got to where the pastor was standing and assembling games for the older children, Luke said it again "Hey Al" not Pastor Al, or Mr. Al, just Al. I just said, "he's not a quiet child." Well, Pastor Al said, "He is Your child isn't he?" What's that supposed to mean? Just like I always say......Luke got my outgoing personality ;)
Second story, Doug happened to be at an account that knows us both and they said I talk more......go figure..
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hello All. Just a quick update, not much news here, just cuteness coming from Luke, Emma and Dougie. Luke is really starting to talk and learn what words mean, he remembers people, and he repeats everything! He walked up to me a couple of nights ago and held his arms up and said "Mommy, I want hold you".... awe how sweet. Now Buddy if you are reading this, THAT IS OK. We were back in Memphis visiting a while back and Luke really bonded with my brother Frank. He started calling him "Buddy". Frank just loved that!!!! He said it was his job to toughen him up, because I had babied him too much. He's only 2! At least I don't have an Oliver. ha ha
Emma is pretty bummed that she doesn't have a little sister, so she just dresses Luke up in her tank tops as a dress, and puts his hair in pigtails, and calls him Lilly Claire. He really doesn't mind at all. Emma has been promoted into the 6th grade! She made outstanding grades this past year. All A's..... I do believe she still has a evil sister streak in her though - we were on GA DOT website checking out the weight requirements to see if she could ride as a passenger in the front seat yet - and she noticed that if a child passenger weighed under 70 pounds then they needed to be in a booster seat in the back. So she was adamant that we go to Wal-Mart for Dougie a booster seat. No fear, I would never do that to him!
Now Dougie boy, he is the one really changing. Growing into a young man - He just finished an awesome season of baseball. He was First baseman, and loved it. Even if I am his
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he is a superstar when it comes to sports. He also has a heart for God. The boy is reading the Gospel of John. We are having to do some interpreting along the way, but he is in it!