Friday, August 27, 2010

"The Last Song"

So, would you rather read the book or watch the movie first? I would definately rather read the book first. Mainly, because if I do watch the movie first, that's all I can picture the whole entire book. I can't sit here and act like I am a big reader. I actually never read a book throughout all of high school! But once in 2008, my cousin had a Nicholas Sparks book at my house. I picked it up and didn't put it back down, soon followed all of the other NS books. I have read them all except for, "The Wedding", and "Three Weeks with my Brother". I don't know what it is about his books that get me all wrapped up! I mean, they don't even make guys like the ones in his books! Do they?!

Right now I am almost finished with "The Last Song". I will tell you why this has bothered me so much that I would actually blog about it. I got a little behind and before I could read this book, they came out with the movie.
Now, I have been good and not
 actually watched the movie yet.
 But, THIS is who is in the movie...

Yes, she is a good little actress.
However, I can't look at her or read my
 book without picturing THIS as my
 main character
Am I the only one that has this problem?!

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Days of First Grade

We have been so busy these first few weeks of school! Caden doesn't "dislike" school, but I think he was a little spoiled to hanging out with Mama this summer! My stomach stayed in knots this summer waiting for the letter that would reveal our teacher for the year. We were so very very excited when found out that we would have Mrs. Cleveland! During these days, we have had all SMILEY faces :) which is a big deal!! We have signed up for cub scouts and soccer, and already began studying spelling words and vocabulary. Needless to say, we won't be having much free time this fall! The first week of school, I stayed everyday and helped the teachers with anything they needed. I just love seeing all of those little faces ,but I wondered if people thought that I just couldn't part with my little buddy!

Caden and Mrs. Cleveland
(Please excuse our fake smile!)
Nervous maybe?
Freezing in the lunchroom!
Day 2!

We are looking forward to a wonderful year of first grade!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our Last Weeks of Summer

We did not go to the beach this Summer, instead we hung around and had our own mini adventures! Here is a look at what we've been up to these past few weeks of Summer.

Six Flags
Caden with the Joker

Our silly hats!

Karlee and Caden

Caden did well at Six Flags. I was impressed with the fact that he didn't whine and complain the ENTIRE time about how hot it was and how much walking we were doing. He did act like it was the end of the world when I didn't immediatley run and get him popcorn the second he requested it! I was proud that he rode pretty much everything he could. I did assure him before we went that he did not have to ride anything that went upside down! All in all it was a great first trip to Six Flags!

Treetop Adventures
Caden and Landon

Treetop Adventures has only been open for a few months. It is a great place to take the kids with go carts, putt putt, laser tag, an arcade, and mini bowling. The boys had a great time and won lots of tickets!

Lunch with the Girls
Deborah and Klarah, Becca and Norah Belle
Me and Caden, Lindsay and Rylee

We had lunch at Old Towne Grill to catch up while Becca was home! This is us with our babies!

Becca's Baby Shower
Most of our friends from high school
(I was not ready!)

I have never been to a baby shower as big and cute as Norah Belle's! It was a Candy Land theme and just too too cute! She got lots and lots of goodies!!

Alabama Adventure
Caden was making his own slushie!
So proud of his slushie!

I was so blessed to be able to stay home with Caden this summer and will always cherish the memories we have made. I can not believe that he will be going back to school on Monday. He will be in first grade and that seems impossible! I teared up as I was walking down the "big" hall the other night to meet his teacher! I am looking forward to a great year and making many more memories with my baby!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Vacation Bible School Traveler

This Summer, I did not work, therefore, I was able to take Caden to all of the vacation bible schools that he was invited to in our little town. I actually missed him when he was at them! Although three of them had the "Saddle Ridge Ranch" theme, all churches were fun and different. He met many new friends, and it helped us make our decision on which church we would like to begin attending after visiting a few in the past year.

First, he went to First Baptist Childersburg. This is my family's church and my "home" church!
"Saddle Ridge Ranch"

 Marble City Baptist
"High Seas"

They made blankets to send to children in Africa

First Baptist Oak Grove
They raised money for AL Baptist Children's Homes

Caden's name was chosen for a pie in the face!

First Baptist Sylacauga
He was holding up his crafts at the gas station, yes!

First United Methodist Sylacauga
Caden with Mrs. Beverly in "Egypt"

What better fun to have this summer than this?
He learned more about his Savior and it was all FREE!!