Friday, August 29, 2008

Thanks Gustav!

I hate to give any sort of credit to a hurricane that could and will do a lot of damage, BUT because of Gustav, Brad gets to come home for a few days!!! Yeah! So, while I am very thankful that we'll get to spend some unexpected time together, I do feel bad that the Louisiana coast is about to take a bad hit. God does work in mysterious ways and is faithful to answering prayer. I had been praying that somehow we'd get another opportunity to see each other, and here we go! Jordan and Alissa, I've thought about ya'll so much; I hope Gustav steers clear of your cute new house, and I pray that ya'll will stay safe! Sorry, I'm praising the very storm that you are dreading.

Baylor football needs help!

Seriously, I think Bryce could help them out! He's ready!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back to preschool

Brooke was so excited to get back to school! She really wishes that she could be at big school every day with brother, but Mommy's kind of excited to keep her home with me one more year.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Poor Baby

Bryce's 1st day of school is off to a rough start. I got a call at about 12:30 from the school nurse (my heart starts pounding rapidly). He got stung by a wasp at recess! It flew/crawled up under his collar and got him good. :( Evidentally, wasps took over the playground this summer while the kids were gone...3 other kids also got stung! After some Benadryl he said he was OK and wanted to stay, so I guess he's having fun being back at school. He wasn't very happy with me for taking a picture of him!

1st day of 2nd grade

Bryce was excited to go back to school today! We had a good morning...even with a longer drive. It was so cool this morning, we almost needed jackets! Brooke really wished she could have stayed at school too. She really thinks she's going to have all the same teachers that Bryce has had...maybe they'll all move to Texas with us!?!? She told me in the car after we dropped Bryce off, that she is being patient until it's her turn to go to school. So cute.

Bryce got the teacher that both he and I hoped he would get. Yeah! You can't really tell by the picture, but she's pretty tall; Bryce has been telling everyone that she's 100 feet tall. I laughed because this picture is so different from this picture last year with his 1st grade teacher where she was just about the same height as Bryce.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The next Natsia Luikin...

Brooke had her first gymnastics class today. This morning when she woke up I asked her if she was ready to go to gymnastics, and she asked, "Are you going to watch me on TV?" Ahh...the mind of a 4 year old! The Olympics has her thinking she's the next Natsia or Shawn! She had a blast at her class and can't wait to go back next week.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Back from the swamp...again

We're back from Louisiana again. It's too bad NWA can't share some of it's good weather with that state! Lower 80's in August beats upper 90's with 200% humidity! We had a good time with Brad. He'll be glad to wrap up this store next month!
Brad and Bryce played golf on the LSU golf course. Bryce was pumped to use his new clubs, and to play right next to the LSU football stadium! He likes to be a "fan on location!"

We got to hang out with Jordan, Alisa, and their kiddos a bunch. It was fun to have friends in Baton Rouge! We made a day trip to New Orleans one day and had fun at the aquarium. This was the only pic I could get of all the kids. Everyone was kind of in their own world!

I was excited to have someone else around to take a picture of just Brad and I, BUT...some things never change! :)
The fountains in New Orleans...

One night we went out to eat, and walked out of the restaurant to see this...

It was so fun...definitely makes you smile!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Grey wins!

Bryce's team won their first football game and because of the way the bracket is set up, his team will play in the championship game Saturday night! He is pumped! He played well in his first game making a couple tackles...therefore getting his name called out on the loudspeaker! That was our goal for the hear "#54 Bryce Black on the tackle."
Bryce was very glad to have Dad home for his game!

There were 5 kids between the 2 teams from Bryce's 1st grade class. Mrs. Cheshier came to cheer them on!

Brooke's mouth is doing MUCH better!