Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Had to pick up son from school today for a dental appointment...afterward had to go to my work to pick up something...on our way home, he said, "you drive WAY to far to work...you should get a job closer to our house"  I told him I liked my job and didn't want another job.  He said, "well you could just work at Sonic cause that's closer to our house and you could even wear skates to work!"    "Lol, well son, I guess that would be fun but I think I better stay where I'm at!"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Make your voice heard

Son has been studying about Martin Luther King at school and the impact he made on others.  After reading a story about him, he had to answer questions...

MKL gathered peacefully to demand change.  What are some other ways that people can make their voice heard?  ..."I guess I could just make a big speach!"

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


My son is learning about contractions in school.  While he was at football practice tonight, I was checking his homework...see #5 below...he was supposed to make a contraction for "will not".  When he got home from practice, I asked him if he could tell me the contraction for the word "will not"...He said, I'm not real sure, but I thought it was "wilt"...you know, like, if you don't water the plants, they will wilt.
We had to spend extra time on that one tonight:)

Thursday, October 24, 2013


"If we use the excuse that our dog ate our homework, our teacher won't believe us, but, if we say we were at the hospital all night, she will."....said with a sneaky giggle...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Fair

Today was the book fair at my sons school..

"Mom, I need about $50 today!"
"What for?"
"Today's the book fair and I want to get a book and a poster."
"If it cost that much, I don't think you need it."
"Well, can I have $30?"
"No, I'm not going to send you to school with that much money!"
"I can't believe you won't pay for me to read good books!"

Monday, October 21, 2013

Parent/Teacher Conference

Tomorrow is parent/teacher conference at my sons school. 

Before I put him to bed, I asked, "Son, is there anything you need to tell me before I see your teachers tomorrow? "
"Well, I did loose a ticket (form of discipline) today but you already know about that..."
"Ok, so I shouldn't have any surprises, right?!"
"Well, I did get in trouble in class today."
"Son...what did you do?"
"I was singing..."
"Son, you know better!  What were you singing in class?"
"I was singing 'I'm sexy and I know it'!"

This momma is dreading parent/teacher...his dad said thank goodness he wasn't singing "I like big butts!" 


"Mom, I don't know why you and daddy work....why don't  you just retire like my nanna and papaw (grandparents)....you never go to work but you always have money and can do whatever you want to whenever you want to....yeah, I think that's what I'm gonna do when I graduate....I'm going to retire!"

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Airplane isle

"Mom, I love to look at all the stuff on the airplane isle!"

Translation - We were shopping at Walmart today and went down the isle with the travel size items.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Brain Stormin'

"How was school today?
"Oh, it was pretty good today...we had to do a lot of brain stormin'....in case you don't know what that means..it means we had to think a lot!"

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Possum or Armadillo

Driving down the rode, there was a dead armadillo in the road..."Mom look!  I think that armadillo is playing possum!"

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hump Daaaaaayyyyy

"Hey mom, I have an idea!!!  Tomorrow morning when you come in my room to wake me up, you need to say....

"Hey Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, you know what day it is??"
Then I'll set up in my bed and say "Hump Daaaaaaayyyyyyy!"

He loves the Geico commercial!

Monday, August 5, 2013

First day of school 2013

My daughter is a junior and my son is ready for the 4th grade

"I couldn't believe that our principal announced today that ALL hair must be regular hair color.  No rainbow colors or bright neon will be allowed."

We had to fill out a student information sheet.  First question was name...next question was what do you like to be called...then there was a note below that said...(No I won't call ou "Pookey, but I will call you Mike instead of Michael, or Trey if you are the 3rd, or Kris if you are Kristina, etc). REALLY!!!  LOL!

Son says he's NOT excited about going back to school, but he's had all his clothes and accessories laid out for the last 3-4 days.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chesnut Bay Resort - 2013 vacation

Our family took our annual vacation to Chesnut Bay Resort this year.   We swam, kayaked, karaoked, danced,  played on play ground, played pool volleyball, went  to out door amphitheater and watched finding Nemo, cooked s'mores, went down 100 ft water slide, rode paddle boats and golf carts, got tattoos, played sand art!  Whew, it was fun!

"Mom, look at that new golf cart...looks like a Limo golf cart!"

"Are y'all going cow yaking?".....translation - "are you going kayaking?"

"Do I have to be 21 to eat this rum cake?"

"I'm too tired to eat these junior mints...just put me to bed!"

"Can I be her boss since her parents aren't here?"....cousins parents could not be there until last day and her wanted to be able to boss his cousin around

"We better get in all the fun we can today cause we have to leave tomorrow"

"I just want to grow old and fat and be able to eat potato chips everyday"...translation...vacation junk food is the best

One night we went to a street dance party...DJ played YMCA so grandmother danced with grand kids..."I think my nana was "m-ing" when she should have been "y-ing"

Grandfather was talking to grand son and asked if he had ever milked a cow...grandson said, "I sure have, you just grab those pink things and pull,"

Wearing swimming goggles...."you like my red hair and green eyes?"

Check out the video...he won best 9 yr old cha cha...

They had an o'rageous time!

A good time was had by all!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Church camp

My son attended church camp this week.  His best friend went with him.  Neither child had EVER been away from their parents for that long so it was definitely going to be something new for him (and his parents).  Before going to church camp, he thought church camp was friends from church who would be camping out and fishing, hiking, and campfires....boy,  were his eyes opened!

When he found out there was worship time, he wasn't too excited...but, AFTER worship service, he said "That was AWESOME!"  His best friend said, "It REALLY was!"  When he came home from camp, he said, "Mom, worship was soooo cool!  It was like a kid church!  When the man preached, he explained everything so all of us kids could understand!   I didn't get bored and we learned a lot of new songs and I looked forward to it everyday! Oh, and 3 kids were SAVED!

Although there was worship time, there was also fun time!  (It was described as wild, fun, exciting, and awesome!)

When they got to camp, they picked out their bunk beds and I believe their suitcases exploded!

At dinner time, the counselor told them to behave and to remember their manners.  My son told her, " I have manners but I don't always use them."

This is one lunch... They called it flamingo lunch!

Here they are riding a roller coaster.

Here they are rock climbing!

Here they are riding church bus to get ice cream and a pic of them eating ice cream.

"The lake games were the best!"

Last day...going home...

Made it home with 2 out of the 3 towels I sent... PLUS a STICK in the suitcase.

Boys can't wait to go back next year to Zip Line and play Bazooka Ball.

Both boys are home safe and sound asleep before 6:00 pm.

If your church is looking for a camp for your children's ministry, contact www.gocrossings.org.
It was a blessing for everyone!

Holiday World, Santa Claus, IN

This year our family went to Holiday World, Santa Claus, IN.  It's a great family mini-vacation.  There were "dry" rides and "water" rides.  My kids favorites were the water park rides!

How do you like my red-neck sunscreen?

Lines were long for each ride..."Mom, I wish I could "poof" us to the front of the line!"

Our family seemed to be in the minority because we had no tattoos or piercings...."Mom, do you have to have a tattoo to live in this town?"  

Husband said, "Whoever the tattoo artist is in this town must be a rich man!  I just saw a pregnant woman in a bikini with a tattoo that appeared to be an eagle design across her belly!

"Mom, I like those ear rings in women's belly button!...You're not going to get one are you?"

"Love the ice cream!"

Our Favorite Roller Coaster!

Bye-Bye Santa Claus!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Mom:  "Son, what do you think we should get your dad for Father's day?"
Son:  "I think you should get him something with a motor!"
Mom:  "What did you have in mind?"
Son:  I think WE would like a Harley!"

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Bad Dreams

In a frightened voice...
"Mom, I would rather witches take over the WHOLE world than have a bad dream again!"

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Goldfish (crackers)

We have two new cats at our house...they just showed up so we have taken them in and try our best to take care of them...my sons job is to feed the cats everyday...the cat food is a dry cat food that is shaped like a fish...

Today, he said, "I just wonder if the cats food taste as good as MY goldfish?"

Sons favorite snack food is Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish Crackers...He thinks it's cool that both he and the cat love goldfish!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dying Eggs

Son:  What are we doing in class tomorrow night at church?
Dad:  We're going to dye eggs.
Son:  Cool!  Can I take my gun to shoot 'em?
Dad:   Dying eggs means we're going to color them, not shoot them!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cocktail Sauce

While dining at a local fish restaurant, I was getting some ketchup for my french fries.  My son gave some good advise...."Mom, be careful...if you get the ketchup with seeds in it, it's not REAL ketchup!"

Translation - Make sure you get the ketchup rather than the cocktail sauce!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Does my uncle have a job?

"Mom, I've been thinking along time about something and I need to ask you a question."

"Ok son, What is it?"

"Does my uncle work?  I mean does he have a job? What exactly does he do?  I know my aunt is a teacher, my daddy makes eye glasses, and you sell stuff but I don't know what Uncle Ra Ra does?

"Well, that's a good question....he works where they make alot of electricity...you know like when you go in a room and flip on a switch and the lights come on...he makes that happen."

"Wow!  That's cool!  Does he get to make "clappers" too?"

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cat Bath

We now have a cat at our home...it just appeared in our barn one day...and we've adopted it as our own...

"Mom, why does he keep licking himself?"
"Well son, that's how a cat gives himself a bath."

Son thinks about that for a while and finally says...

"If I were I cat, I would NEVER lick myself!  I would walk into the bathroom and meow and meow until someone put me into the bath tub!"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Snot Rockets

"I have so much snot in my head, I think I could blow snot rockets!"

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tablets vs. Pills

Before taking his prescription, he was reading the instructions..."take 2 tablets by mouth before bedtime"...

"Mom, I think the pharmacy man messed up my prescription!!"
"Why, what's wrong?"
"Just look at the instructions!  How can anybody swallow a tablet?? 
"Son, a tablet is just another name for a pill."
"No, mom...you write on a tablet, but you take a pill!"

Sunday, January 13, 2013


"I told my daddy that my friend has some snake skin boots that I really like.  My daddy said I have workin' man boots!  I like my boots too!"

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Christmas pajamas

"Man, these Christmas pajamas are so BIG I bet I can wear them until I'm about 15!"

**he's 9 yrs old

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dog Food

"My neighbors dog food smells so good!!....man, I'd love to try it sometime!"

Thursday, January 10, 2013


"When my teacher is calling out our spelling word "bawls", all the boys think its funny and we laugh and laugh!  My teacher says it's not funny..."

***3rd grade