Sunday, August 9, 2009


Got some new babies at my house!
Not sure what type bird they are, but they currently reside in a fern hanging on my back porch! It's funny how this happened...cause we lost Pluto yesterday!
Pluto was our rowdy parakeet, but we had grown to love him! He was Hallie's, a gift from Peepaw for her 4th birthday. We're not sure what happened to him, but this nest of new birdies is right outside the window where we put his cage. So, with death came life, or so it seems.
In other neighbor's are about to have a new baby at their house too. Currently taking it easy, April will be bringing the little guy into the world in the next couple of weeks! We're so excited for her, daddy ~Chris~ and big sister ~Courtnee~!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Grin and Bear It!

As of last night, we have a new guest at our house!
The TOOTH FAIRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hayden lost his first tooth last night. He's seven years old and just now losing it! The permanent tooth had already broken through and I coached him through wiggling the baby tooth until it was almost ready to break free! Finally, as he was brushing his teeth, it turned sideways and I pulled it out for him! Now Hallie has been walking around trying to figure out how to get her teeth to come out...she's never to be outdone!
I've never been bothered by teeth...they're quite fascinating, in fact. So, I was glad the tooth fell out when I was around, instead of at school or somewhere else.

The fairy delivered three gold dollar coins to Hayden under his pillow and he couldn't have been more excited! "You've got to be kidding me!", he said! "Gold coins! Three of 'em! This is awesome!" It was nothing but smiles for quite some time after that! Toothless, mind you, but smiles!
Speaking of teeth...I'll be starting a new journey next week at a local dentist office and I'm too exicted about the new adventure this will most surely become! The office staff are great folks, the doctors are both outstanding and I'll be achieving one of my goals...learning something new and challenging! So, wish me luck...and here's hoping the tooth fairy is as awesome to your kids as she was to mine! ;)

Monday, August 3, 2009


What do you and your neighbors do for fun?
That's my neighbor, Chris, with the rattlesnake he took down in the neighbors yard. Unnervingly so, we're seeing more of these around our neighborhood lately, and I gotta tell ya...not too many warm and fuzzies floating around with them nearby!
I'm sure they serves a purpose in the world - eating mice, etc. - but the stamina this thing had (or possibly it's will to live) was down right scary! Talk about a tough fight! Anyway, glad neighbor Dave's dogs sounded the warning and glad neighbor Chris was able to deliver the final blow...I slept a little easier.
Hayden just went through the RAD Kids program at the Sheriff's office here and he learned how to fight off strangers. I now feel the need to go over snake safety in the yard. Ugh.....