We had a super Thanksgiving - although with our brood going anywhere and doing anything is sometimes challenging. We had lunch at Mema and Pepa's on Thursday, and then went to Gigi and PawPaw's for their traditional Friday dinner. Both houses were full of the best family fun - cousins! As usual - Pepa was the big draw. Phillip and Kaleb snuck some time at the video games while the big boys weren't around. The blocks were a big hit at Gigi's.
I was out riding the kids around today and I came upon a house that looks very much like the one I've been carrying around inside my head for a long time. I guess you could say I dream BIG! Maybe one day!
Sunday was Phillip's second birthday party. We just can't believe our baby boy is two years old! We had a great time eating Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake and riding bikes in the cul de sac. Thanks so much to everyone who came and to those who showered Phillip with gifts. What a lucky little boy he is! He and Selah both have enjoyed all the new things to play with and explore. Phillip had his first major "motorcycle" accident last night. He ran past the adults guarding the cul de sac and took off down the hill on his big wheel. A major rollover followed, complete with a kiss to the asphalt and road rash. Boys will be boys!
We had a great night. We started at the church and then went to a friend's neighborhood. Phillip really enjoyed ringing doorbells more than any other part of the evening. We had to steer clear of any masks. Phillip does not like "spooky man" and got really upset at the scarier costumes. We really enjoyed thinking up our costumes at the last minute and I think we look great. I'm Jim, Jim is an Australian cowboy, Phillip is a conductor, Tripp is a "gansta" and Selah is a Dalmatian (thanks Erin and Ostendorfs).
None of us have lived in Roswell for years now, but we try to make it down to the annual youth day parade for the fun, memories, and C A N D Y! Here some pictures of the kids this morning having a good time. Tripp had a better time than what it looks like in the pictures! He got tons of candy!Phillip had to wear his Elmo harness to keep him from running out in the street.
I had to go buy a hat for Selah's bald head because it was so chilly! (Plus I'm sure Papa would've fussed if I hadn't!)
How many baby girls get to hang out with their grands and great grands?
Here is a video of the natives. Phillip had carried dirt in and thrown it all over Selah and the floor. She waves bye bye at the end! When she says it it's real sweet and country "byyyyyee". http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/carrieanne229/?action=view¤t=september018.flv
In all our years put together, Jimmy and I have never broken a bone, and neither have Tripp or Phillip. But poor little Selah took a dive out of the high chair (I unbuckled her and then turned to fuss at Tripp) and managed to break a bone in her foot. Sweet little thing that she is, she has yet to complain about the big pink cast on her leg. She only has to wear it for three weeks, and is thankfully not in any pain. I'll post a picture soon. It's so funny looking!
I just wanted to post a few pictures of my guys. Phillip is an outdoorsman at heart. Heedless of the barrage of blood thirsty mosquitoes he chose to use his "shoble", or shovel as it's better known, to dig in his Meme's yard. (She said it was okay.) Selah spent her time having her piggies sniffed by her daddy on the front porch. Aren't you glad fall is here???
So today I went to Wally World to spend money we don't have to get stuff we can't do without. I begin my two hour journey by fending off faintness and hunger at the instore McDonalds. Phillip eats only french fries and a chocolate chip cookie. I refill my Diet Coke only to have him dump it all over him, me, the seat and the floor. Selah rode in style in the back pack. She falls asleep. Half way into my trip I discovered I forgot to put in nursing pads and I have two dinner plate size milk stains in conspicuous locations on my shirt. To make matters worse, Phillip decides to expand his artistic horizons by coloring on my shirt with his markers instead of his paper. I think that they should offer child care in Wal*Mart. I would pay for it.
Ater a long day in the mountains - Selah's all smiles... Mommy is tired.
Phillip in the front yard
Phillip at the park.
Sorry we haven't posted in awhile. Blogger has been sort of silly. Well. Selah isn't crawling, but she's close. She's mobile in her own roly poly way though - and putting everything in her mouth. Phillip is learning LOTS of new words. He knows twinkle twinkle little start - except it sounds like gackle de light (twinkle in the sky). He also got to go on his first tube ride down the Toccoa river. A family tradition continues! Tripp is enjoying middle school. He recently had a shocking experience when we took Phillip tubing. We blindly chose a cow pasture to enter the river, calmly tromping over barbed wire fence. Tripp had the misfortune of discovering it was no ordinary barbed wire when he grabbed it and got the shock of his life. Shouldn't they have to label electric fences? This one was all the way in the water of the river! Anyone could get to it! Sojourn Tours putts along. We are working on Jim's business plan in hopes of securing financing to go full time. I agreed to be a sales rep for a local advertising company. I think I've lost my mind.