The day started out early at Wal-Mart. I had to get Rhett a birthday present. He turned 3 today. I am just crazy about that boy. I'm crazy about his mother, my cousin Ashley. She and I have grown up together and until I moved into this house she was my neighbor for 3 years. I used to get to see her and the kids and her husband Shane everyday. I miss that.
After Wal-Mart, I came home and Savannah and I layed out until it was time for the party. At the last minute, she bailed to go to a friends house and Dalton and I headed to the party at The Little Gym. I took 114 pictures. Did I tell you I was crazy about that little boy? Of course, I have to show them off....Here is Rhett, The Birthday Boy!!He had a BLAST!! He ran around and played and played! His little brother Nash wasn't far behind. We just had his birthday party at the same place a couple of months ago. Look at what a cutie he is......
He looks so much like his momma did when she was a baby. I have some pictures of she and I when we were little that I'll put on here in a little bit. I am the oldest of all of the grandchildren and Ashley was the next in line. We are 4 years apart I think, maybe 5. Here is our beautiful Grandmother. She is a nut. She used to be so calm and meek and level headed. I think we have all finally gotten to her. Now she is a mess and just a lot of fun.Ok, lets get something straight right now. Grandmother does not like to have her picture taken and I would be one dead woman if anyone told her I put her picture on my blog. So, I suggest everyone just keep their mouths shut and lets go on our merry way.
Now, Ashley has a little sister who was third in line in the ole age of us grandchildren. She now has two precious boys Ty and Judd. Judd is the most photogenic baby I have ever seen. Ty is precious, too, but he had a bit of a tummy ache today and was not really loving the camera. Judd got the Campbell (my Grandmothers) red hair. Here you have the Albans' brothers. Ty has some killer eyelashes that I'm pretty sure any woman would pay to have.
If my life depended on him looking at the camera, I wouldn't be here to type this tonight. That child was not going to cooperate in the photo taking today for anything. Believe me, I tried. Here is one of the three of us cousins.....We still hang pretty tight and ALL just had a "little procedure" done by the same doctor. Ashley is about 8 weeks out, I'm about 3 weeks out and poor Rachel is only 1 week out.
That's Ashley in the middle and Rachel to the far right. Fortunately for them, they didn't do 3 weeks of steroids right before surgery. Ashley's super thin model pose had me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe. They are a mess. By the way, a little update on Project 125, we are making progress. I am now down 10 pounds of the 20 I needed to lose! CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES! Just not with chocolate. I'm ready to start exercising but Jeff and my mom won't let me yet. They still say it's too soon. I think it's a conspiracy. Jeff has Savannah baking brownies as I'm typing.
Alright, I've got a great blast from the past here. My Aunt Nancy (Ashley and Rachel's mom) brought some old pictures of Ashley and I to the party today. Jeff took pictures of the pictures and they turned out AWESOME. I have to put them on here.
I'm a picture freak and I am so happy to have these old ones. What is really funny about this one on the right, it was taken at the KMart on Summer Avenue and I remember that day. I remember my Aunt Nancy taking us to get our picture made. HA.
Ok, the weather is getting worse and the power is blinking and I'm gonna lose battery power soon on my laptop. So for now I'll have to end it here.
I'm looking forward to Mother's Day tomorrow. I have two friends that are really on my mind tonight in regards to Mother's Day. One lost his mother this year and has really been struggling with it. I'm thinking about you and praying for you and hoping that you will soon find peace. I love you and thank you for your friendship.
The other one's mom is in the hospital and really doesn't even know when you are in the room with her. We talked tonight about how to celebrate with someone in that condition. I think we came up with some really good ideas. Please know that I love you too and wish I could take the pain away for both of you. Find your peace and happiness and draw strength from your own children.
Hug your babies extra tight tonight and share your love.
Oh Goodness, we have MAJOR drama in the Acree house right now. Savannah has a blanket doll that I got for her before she was born. It's "BUNNY". Everybody knows Bunny. Savannah still does not go anywhere without bunny. Well, as you can imagine, Bunny is pretty tattered at this point. Considering the bad weather right now, she is carrying Bunny everywhere she goes. Well, she accidently laid Bunny in the candle while she was eating her brownie. Both of Bunny's ears are burned up and Savannah's heart is broken. She is crying HUGE crocodile tears. We are going to have to have new Bunny ears made. She is crushed!