Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Win!


Guess where we went today?


We were invited by Adam's new friend Miss Jenn to a Panther's game!

Here they are together.
I think they look alike in this photo.

She hooked us up with field passes too.


Cam spotted Adam and came over to catch up before the game.

A few pointers from Adam and Cam was ready for the game.

High five and good luck!

Another visit from one of his buds.


And of course his favorite Sir Purr.

Adam had a gift for Sir Purr.
A framed picture of the two of them.
It was so sweet.

And to top it all off....We WON!!!

Way to go Panthers!


Sunday Snapshot


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Good Strong Legs

What do you do when you just need a pair of good strong legs?

You use your daddy's!

Today was the Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser for our school.
The goal is to make as many laps around the track as you can.
Pledges were made per lap completed.

Adam borrowed his dad's legs for this event.
No walker or wheelchair would do for this grassy track.

This is why Adam's dad is the best dad in the world!

G-diddy you rock!!!!!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sam's Pony Party


I'm playing catch up again.
This was supposed to be my Sunday Snapshot but here it is Tuesday afternoon.
I have just enough time to blog before it is time for piano, orthodontist appointment, basketball workout, horseback riding and a meeting at the middle school.
Should be done around 8:00.
We will throw dinner and baths into the mix and call it a day!


Samantha enjoyed her week long long B-day celebration.
We kicked it off with a fun card from the fabulous Miss Anne.
Samantha loved it!


Later that day we had dinner on the porch, mac and cheese of course!

The long awaited DS made it's appearance.
It didn't stay in the box long and then we never heard from Sam for the rest of the night.
We finally found the secret to keeping her quiet.

These are the cutest cowboy and cowgirl I have ever seen!!

Saturday was Sam's pony party.


Cute jeans!!

We had so much fun and the weather was so cool.
We started a fire outside and just hung out while the girls rode the pony and played games.


The birthday crew.

Blue was such a sweet pony.

Mr. Greg took everyone on a hayride.
Next to the pony this was the favorite activity.
When they came back all the kids were saying "Howdy Ya'll".

Time for cake...

...and presents.

Her special friend, born in the same province of China, adopted to a family
5 minutes from us and in the same kindergarten class.
I hope they are friends for a long long time.

What a fantastic day we had.
When everyone left she came up to me and thanked me for the party.
She said I was the best mom and she loved her party.

I love you too and you are the best Sammy!!!


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Friday, September 16, 2011

So much to blog....


...so little time

Last week Adam was invited to a breakfast club meeting.


There were some movers and shakers there.

Like Sir Purr...

and Hugh McColl....

and former Panther players.

Adam took his seat for breakfast.
It was hard to eat when everyone wants to talk to you.
During breakfast Adam announced he needed more grits.
One of those former Panther players jumped up and got him a plate full of grits.
No kidding!!

But Adam was there for a job.

His job was to introduce Mr. Richardson.
Known to Adam as Cam's boss.
So Sir Purr carried him up and he did his job "Mr. Richardson, please join us on stage".
Nice job Adam!

Check out his face.... He loves the Top Cats!
Almost as much as he loves Sir Purr!


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Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Samantha,
Happy Birthday to you!

Is it possible you are 6 years old?

You love kindergarten, your family, bubba and bear, talking, macaroni and cheese,
eating out, any social event, playing tennis, dance, and gymnastics.

You do not like going to bed (afraid you might miss something), being quiet, cleaning up your toys, thunder, storms of any kind, and being away from mama!

You are perfect just the way you are!

We love you Sammy girl!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Hard Stuff

Parenting is hard!

We have had our fair share of hard this past summer.

This is even harder.

My boy wants to walk.

He keeps asking me when he is going to be able to walk without the walker.

He told me this morning that everyone at school stares at him.

He told me he just wants to walk like me, his, dad, Stephen and C.J..

He told me he just wants to be like his family.

What do I say?

He is who God created him to be.

If I say that will he be upset with God?

If he didn't have Spina Bifida he would be living in Yungcheng with his biological family.

I can't tell him that. Not now.

How do you get a 5 1/2 year old to understand and accept himself the way he is.

All he wants is to run with his friends on the playground.

This is hard stuff!

Any advice from my loyal followers?

My heart is hurting today!!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011