Sunday, November 2, 2014

Special trip to Kansas City

Not ready to talk about the extent of this visit but we got some answers and are moving forward. We had a great time in Kansas City. We go back soon and will plan time for more fun next time!

The TRex Restaurant is so neat. every kid should go!  

He named the bear "Mercy"

First loose tooth. Oct 23

Bribe for sweets

And he silently bribes us for sweets at Penguin Eds BBQ. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014


John Lleyton had his outfit picked out for months. He is really into anything military or governmental. The weather was so chilly. It was in the 30s by the time the night was over. 

We met our friends at the club for a taco dinner buffet. The club then provided face paint, movie and popcorn, baloon animals, s'mores, and hot chocolate. They then took the kids truck or treating around the golf course in a hay ride!  

On John lleyton's dog tags it said, "name, date of birth, and blood type". When I told john Lleyton I didn't know his blood type he said, "Mama, it's Cherokee."  So very matter of fact. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014


We had a great weekend with friends in Branson. We celebrated birthdays, laughed, shopped a little, ate wonderful food, and said goodbye too quickly. 

Riding the DUCKS

Silver Dollar City

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Basil harvest

Harvested a little more basil today for homemade pesto!

And mom and dad helped. Dad won tickets to the Hog game so they are here for a short visit.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


John Lleyton has had his first experience with a computer this year. He listens to the stories on the library computers but never really has expressed interest in using a computer. He takes a technology class at school and seems to really like it. He is getting used to using a mouse within a drawing program. He got to print this at school and when he saw it laying around the house he brought it to me and said, "Mama, the computer does NOT draw it like it is in my head."

Monday, September 1, 2014

Last game of tball

We ended tball in June. It finally got hot toward end of season!  We had some games where it was 42 degrees!  Yes yiu saw that correctly!  FORTY TWO DEGREES

This mama figures out really quickly she might not be cut out for football if that is what John Lleyton ever chooses ;(

More Tball pics

Whew!  We made it through tball. I had no idea how busy it would be. With rain through a lot of this season, we had mAny games cancelled and rescheduled. There were up to three games a week at times plus practice every Saturday. I found it exhausting and hard to fit eveything in. At some point very soon, John Lleyton will have to widdle diwn his interests. Tball, karate, dance, and soccer have overwhelmed me. They constantly conflicted with each other and not to mention sometimes compromised weekends. Sooooo, how do you all do it with more than one chikd??!?!???  Hats off to you!

We plan to sit John Lleyton down and show him a weekly schedule and see if he's ready to decide what needs to be cut. I think he will see he will have min downtime if something doesn't give!!