We love the middle row bucket seats - our old van had bench seats and it made it hard for other passengers to get to the back seat. We also love the leather because it is easier to clean! Both the middle row and back row are sto-n-go which gives us lots of storage space!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
One of the first shots Drew made in this game.
Drew and his teammates run after the ball as the other team stands ready at the goal.
Drew is ready for the rebound!
This is my favorite picture from this week and my son is not even in the photograph. The ball that is going into the goal was shot by Drew but he was so far back (one of his long shots) that I didn't get him in the picture. My favorite part is every one's reaction. The crowd went wild when he made it and Craig even overheard a man standing near him say to his wife "did you see that?". We were definitely proud parents! What also made me proud was the reaction of Drew's teammates! Bryson was so excited for Drew he couldn't stop jumping; you would have thought he made the shot! He is a wonderful team player. There were lots of high fives going around all during this game between all of the players, and that's what it's all about!
**** On a side note**** I know many of you are looking for details and pictures of our new vehicle and I promise they are coming! I hope to have time to get those on here tomorrow!!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Ms. Andrea, Mikayla, and Timothy get ready to dance to Locomotion. Mikayla gets shy and decides not to participate.
Mikayla prefers dancing in the background - against this wall with her Aunt Jennie and Drew! Some of the bystanders said we know she knows her steps because she did them all, just not out with the other dancers! We are so proud of our little peanut!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Some of the members cook sausage biscuits, gravy biscuits, and other breakfast food for the early games. Then they cook hot dogs and such for the later games. We all enjoy having breakfast before Drew's games - here Mikayla and Breanna are enjoying their sausage biscuits!
Drew and his team practice a bit before the game starts. They are all looking at the coach who is about to throw in the ball!
Drew (blond to the right of the picture) gets ready to block his man who just happened to be Blake from my class!
After Drew's game Mikayla poses with Mimi and Aunt Jennie! It was the first game Mimi was able to come to with her Saturday work schedule. She was very impressed with how well Drew and all the children played. Poppi did not make it to this game as he was playing in a "tough-man" golf tournament Saturday morning. We had to go to Mimi and Poppi's house Saturday night to tell Poppi all about it!
Right before we left the church Drew and Mikayla pose with Nana and cousin Haston. Nana was here from the beach staying with Uncle Chris, Aunt Julie, and Haston for the weekend and wanted to see Drew play basketball while she was here. We were glad she was able to bring Haston - Drew and Mikayla had so much fun playing with him!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Drew and Mikayla get comfortable while waiting in the waiting room! We were the only ones waiting, and we didn't have to wait long at all!
Drew gets fluoride after his cleaning. This is the only part of the visit that Drew really doesn't like - he can't stand the taste of the fluoride. He is such a good sport about it though and doesn't complain - I guess he knows it wouldn't do him much good. :)
Mikayla sits with mommy as she gets ready for her cleaning. She was all smiles as long as she was sitting with me - until it was time to clean her bottom teeth that is. She didn't like the taste of the paste so after the hygienist rinsed her top teeth, she didn't want her to do the bottom ones. She didn't protest too long though and we were finished in a flash!
After their cleanings they are all smiles (Drew's is hidden by his mask)! Here we are leaving with all their "goodies". They each received a new toothbrush, rubber gloves, and a mask. Maybe one day they will be doctors or dentists!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Sunday night in our backyard Drew tried his red bike without the training wheels. He was so proud of himself!
Monday, Poppi brought over this bike, and Drew did even better with it. Poppi helped Drew ride in our front yard so he could ride down the hill. Drew gets a little wobbly this time!
Look at my big boy go! His Poppi (standing behind him) sure was proud as was mommy and daddy!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The Cougars practice before the game starts!
Drew dribbles the ball down the court - albeit takin' his sweet time! :)
Drew gets ready to shoot - it's good!
Drew and his team talk to the coach during the game! We think coach Jeff is doing an amazing job with these children!
Mikayla looks for her "bubba" after the game! Breanna was sick and wasn't at this game. That didn't stop Mikayla from sitting with Ms. Nanda for most of the game!
Bryson, Drew, Elizabeth, and Jeffrey enjoy their snack after the game. You can't see D.J. who was sitting right beside Jeffrey, or Mikayla who was sitting at the end of the table in this picture! We are soooo proud of this team - they all played so well Saturday. Drew's star for this week was the orange one for best sportmanship - Go Drew!!!
Friday, January 12, 2007
Today I stayed home with peanut. She has not been herself since Monday. Craig stayed home with her on Tuesday because she ran a temperature Monday evening, but she was fine all day Tuesday. We even went to dance Tuesday night. She was fine Wednesday and yesterday too, until last night. She's had a cough all week and yesterday we started with the runny nose. Then, she woke up at 11 last night coughing so much that she vomited. We had to give her Motrin for fever, so this morning I decided to stay with her and get her to the doctor. Our doctor's office opens at eight so I called at 8:02, and I was amazed when they had an opening at 9:20 with Dr. Beavers. Several children in Mikayla's class at daycare have had the flu, so that's what I thought she would be diagnosed with. They have also had a case of pneumonia and strep throat, so it was important to me that she get seen. Dr. Beavers listened to her chest as soon as we got there - he could hear her cough. He said she wasn't wheezing, but he heard fluid in her lungs so he diagnosed her with bronchitis. He also said that her right ear looked a little inflamed.
While checking Mikayla's throat he couldn't believe how large her tonsils are. He said they were not inflamed much, and I informed him they are just very large in size. He asked if she snores and stops breathing at night. I answered that yes she snores, and yes she wakes up during the night. He said she needs to have them removed - and listed some of the ways that Sleep Apnea could hurt her later on. Some of the doctors have mentioned that she needed them removed before, but none as adamantly as he did today. Of course it worries me because that's major surgery, and also I have gotten different opinions from several of the doctors even though they are in the same practice. For example, Dr. Berry, our well baby doctor said he wouldn't recommend removing them unless they were giving her problems. So, Dr. Beavers has referred us to an ENT doctor and we will see what he says. If having the surgery to remove her tonsils will help my baby girl as much as Dr. Beavers assured me it would today, then I will agree to it, after all I only want to do what is best for my little girl! Of course I will keep you posted!
Dr. Beavers said to start using Mikayla's nebulizer 3 times a day - if that didn't seem to help increase the treatments to four times per day to clear her lungs. He also put her on Orapred twice a day to help with inflammation, and prescribed a cough medicine to use at night. So our baby girl is on three different meds right now. She is being a trooper through all of this, even the constant cough. We have had a fun day of hanging out. We enjoyed soup and sandwiches for lunch, watched movies, danced, sang songs, read, etc. We got to pick Drew up in the car-pool line at school - something new for all of us and a special treat for Drew because he usually doesn't get to be a "car rider" with me there.
Since we've come home with Drew, they have just been layin' around watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! They are my sweet angels!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
One of Mikayla's tap costumes for Recital 2007! Don't you just love her poses!
Tonight at dance, Mikayla received two of her four dance costumes that she will wear at recital this year (busy time for mom to change her all those times)! I can't wait to see her other two costumes! They didn't get their costumes for her tap/jazz class last night because they aren't in yet. Mikayla was sad that she didn't get to go to dance last night because she was sick - she cried wanting to go anyway! We weren't sure if she would be able to go tonight or not, but she is much better! Craig kept her home with him today and she did fine. She never ran a fever again and she played all day. So, when it got time to go to dance class I didn't hesitate when she said she wanted to go! I didn't have my camera at dance class, but I was able to get pictures of her in her costumes tonight after she got out of the tub as daddy wanted to see her in them! The good news about the costumes this year is that they are 2 in ones. That won't help me so much since Mikayla is in five dances, but it will keep the other moms from having to change their children completely!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Drew takes one of his practice shots and make it!
The coach talks to the team before their game starts. Drew has a wonderful coach who is really great with the kids - you'd never know this was his first year coaching!
Mikayla and Breanna (Bryson's sister) are best friends - they are in the same class together at preschool! Nanda always says "yeah, if you could have waited one more day before you had her they could go to school together".
During halftime (our age group practices the first 30 minutes, and play their game the last 30 minutes), the children go with their coaches for a devotional and the pastor shares a story with the spectators. He does an excellent job!
Drew takes a shot (one of three during the game) and makes it! We are so proud of him - not because he made all of his shots, but because he showed true sportsmanship. When he rebounded several balls that the other team shot, he gave the balls back to that team after his coach asked him to. That's another thing that is great about Upward - they want to make sure that each player (at this age) gets at least one chance to shoot!
Drew heads down the court with the ball. Go Drew!
Drew takes the last shot of the game - it's good!
Poppi plays with Mikayla, Emily, and Breanna - he's always so good with children! Breanna, and Emily (Bryson/Breanna's cousin) quickly became friends with Poppi!
Both teams tag up after the game. All of the children did a wonderful job - I was very impressed!
Drew and his teammates enjoy snacks after the game. Each player was also awarded stars to put on their uniforms for different accomplishments, such as best defensive player, most improved, most Christ-like, etc. Each category had different color stars. Drew was awarded the silver stars for best offensive player! We couldn't be more proud of him and his team!
Friday, January 05, 2007
Happy New Year - just after 12 am!
Happy New Year! We hope that 2007 brings many blessings for all! I'm sorry for the delay, but you've seen the updates! You know by now (if you've been following my blog) that Christmas is always such a busy time for our family! But now here we are...I'm finally caught up with my blogging it seems!
Our New Years Eve tradition is to have snacks at home and watch the ball drop as a family! After church on Sunday morning, we went to Mimi and Poppi's house for Sunday dinner. Then we came home to get a Sunday nap. We all slept a long time which was good since we were going to be up late. After we got up, we went and ate supper at the Waffle House - that's one of Drew and Mikayla's favorite places to eat! Then we came home to relax, play, watch t.v. and wait for 2007. It was a lot of fun watching them jump around yelling Happy New Year - I wish I had gotten pictures of that! We had a lot of fun together as a family! That's how we want to spend our new year as well!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Our beautiful family! This is one of the pictures we had made while making pictures for our church directory in April.
As soon as we got there Mikayla and Drew went straight to their Poppi...Mimi was taking a nap. Mikayla is playing with Jennie - she likes to aggravate!
My cousin's daughter Samantha, my aunt Laura, and her daughter, Julie have a girls only discussion.
My cousins Carmen and Eric relax on the couch while they wait to open gifts.
My Grandma Nell and Aunt Leslie doing what they do whenever they get together - play SCRABBLE!
Drew holds up part of an outfit that he received. He LOVES the movie Cars!
Samantha LOVES Mikayla, and she is so good with her. She has a little brother so she gets lots of practice!