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!!

Supermarket superhero

Canning and cooking

Blueberry preserves. These are blueberries from a farm in Prairie Grove that we picked in June. 

The salsa cooking

I also made a blueberry cobbler with the picked blueberries. 

New belt

John Lleyton is really taking karate seriously and enjoys going. He broke this board with his left hand !?!??!!

Anniversary Dinner

John Lleyton wanted to know what an anniversary dinner was. He wondered what you did at an anniversary dinner. He remembered that we always dress up and we knew john Lleyton loves to dress up. Soooo, the only way he could really know what an anniversary dinner was really like was to take him with us!

We had discussed this plan briefly but our anniversary came and went within a busy week. Greg secretly made reservations for three and took us to dinner this Saturday. 

John Lleyton was told there was no "kid menu" but he seemed fine with the lobster ravioli. He learned what an appetizer was and we all shared a wonderful peach cobbler and chocolate hazelnut creme brûlée for dessert. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hands off ladies!!! He's mine....

4th of July

We spent the morning picking blueberries and working in our garden

We then headed to the club pool. It's our tradition every year. John Lleyton gets to swim, we eat the BBQ buffet and swim some more until fireworks begin around 915. John Lleyton has a hard time staying awake.... And warm. I was so cold this year. The car said it was 75 degrees when we were leaving. 

He talked me into facepaint.... With glitter

And there were s'mores at the firepit

The latest harvest

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mr. Personality

More maters

Delirious after hours at the pool


Why does he age so much with a haircut?!?!?

Spreading the word

This thing has a radio y'all. A ckient gave this to us and john Lleyton can't get enough of it. I haven't figured out how to change the radio station and it's set on a Christian station. When we turned it on it screamed "Jesus Christ our Savior..!!!!!.."    

So we rode all over the neighborhood spreading the Gospel I guess you coukd say. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Between the history he is leaning at school and vacation bible school, John Lleyton has come up with some new life rules. He adds new ones to his journal every morning. Hey really make me chuckle. I'll add more as he does. Here are "John Lleytons Life Rules"

1.  No slaves
2.  If someone says something mean walk away
3.  Treat your friends they way you are treated (he means the cardinal rule here, treat others as you want to be treated)
4.  Do good

Friday, July 4, 2014

My new bed spread

John Lleyton says he prefers the green bed spread. Ya know the one we donated when he was 18 months old. I don't even think I have a picture of it !  How does he even remember that?????

Father's Day fishing trip

Pulmonologist waiting room

We get a little bored. These appointments have been known to last as long as four hours. Since today was a quick chrvk up it was only 1.5 hours. 

On this day, john Lleyton was given a breathing test. It was NORMAL y'all. His asthma diagnosis is now considered mild. Dr menendez said we would never take the diagnosis away as asthma is known to flair back up in mid life or with sports. As I'm typing this I am listening to jl wheeze from inhaling smoke bomb smoke from his fourth of july fireworks!  I told him not to do it!!!!!