Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meet Wall-e

I took Shelby to see the movie "Wall-e" this afternoon. Pixar keeps coming up with the great ones. I'm not giving it away, but it's amazing how storylines really keep you thinking. The underlying message in this film was aimed at ALL of us. Let's take care of Mother Earth. She's dying.

On a less serious note Shelby was excited to have her picture taken with Wall-e and Eve.

On the way out of the theater we ran into Po from "Kung Fu Panda". That's the next movie on Shelby's list.Until then...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Who'da thunk it?

What Your Handwriting Says About You
You are highly energetic. You are a passionate, intense, vigorous person.

You are somewhat outgoing, but you're not a natural extrovert. You think first before you act. You tend to be independent, rational, and logical.

You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.

You need a bit of space in your life, but you're not a recluse. You expect people to give you a small amount of privacy, and you respect their privacy as well.

You are a free thinker. You are unique, open minded, and artistic. You don't care what other people think.

You are a decent communicator. You eventually get your point across, but sometimes you leave things a bit ambiguous.
What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Monday, July 28, 2008

I feel pretty

Great Granny sent Shelby this dress along with some other clothes she could wear for school. This is her favorite so far.
Karaoke Anyone?

Shelby was watching "High School Musical". She loves the music from this movie and loves to sing along. God love her, she tries.

She caught on that I was taping her, but it's still funny.

Until then...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Need a laugh?

Beaker, I believe, is my mostest favorite muppet of all time.

(Sorry about the link. Still can't figure out how to convert it to picture.)

Until then...

Monday, July 21, 2008

2 New Residents and Misc Goings On

A blue heron and a crane have made Mallard Cove their home. They joined the rapidly growing family of birds that resides here.
"Whatchu talkin' 'bout? I ain't goosed nobody!"

_________________________________I would dislocate my hip if I attempted something like this.

Shelby's contribution.

In case you need to learn how to peel a potato.


"Goose sounds good for supper."

Larry and Gennie napping before work.

Until then...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Can I, Please, Mommy?

I had to publish a post like this.

As a few of you know (and you know who you are), Shelby loves to take a digital camera and have at it. These are some of her latest works of art.

Close up of the shirt of the day

Shot of dvd collection by the back door.

Now the ones you all have been waiting for.

"I'm ready for my close up!"

What can I say that hasn't already been said? She loves the camera. Behind and in front.


Gennie's picture of the day

Nothing big planned this weekend, but then you never know.

Until then...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Meet Maddox

Shelby has a new friend. His name is Maddox and he's 5. He will be in kindergarten this year.

The two of them have been inseparable. He comes down to get her about 1100 every morning and she stays down at his apartment with his mom just about all day. They play outside most of the day. I've met and have talked with his mom a good bit. She's extremely nice and is very fond of Shelby.


No real caption for this picture. I just thought I would share it.

Things here are very low key. We've been going to the pool just about everyday. And for Shelby, that's all she needs.

Until then...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Not Much

Nothing super fantastic is happening here. I'm ready to go back to work and I'm ready for Shelby to go back to school so I can go back to work.

I'm getting to the point of not knowing what to put on here. Not sure if they get read or if the material is worth being read. My life here is pretty blah.

Did I mention I'm ready to go back to work?

I honestly don't know how stay at home moms do it.

I don't have what it takes.


Enough of that.

Here's some pictures.

Shelby's newest hobby. She sits out back and colors the sidewalk with chalk. While doing so, talking to either herself or her "friends".

Peeka boo with Gennie. She's very comfortable staying completely covered up with a blanket. Especially during a thunderstorm.

As I said previously it's pretty low key here.

Hope things are going well with everyone.

Until then...

Friday, July 11, 2008


Something to Ponder

Does it sharpen plastic knives?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wing Ding

Greenville has been taken over by the GWRRA.

The Goldwing Road Riders Association held their national convention (or rally)here this week.

It's a time for Honda motorcycle riders to come together for fellowship and education.

The GWRRA promotes safe riding for riders and awareness of motorcycles for those of us driving cars.

Larry's dad plays a big part in this society. He is the director of the local chapter in Augusta. They are known as Chapter F2.

So, this weekend he came up to Greenville with a part of his chapter for the day.

When these rally's take place, it's unlike anything you've ever experienced!

Motorcycles everywhere in every part of town.

Marshall and Sandra Skinner

John Hayes, Marshall and Sandra Skinner

Larry's dad didn't go back to Augusta with the rest of the group. He stayed behind to have supper with Larry, Shelby, and I. Later, we asked him to stay the night and he accepted.

We had an early supper at Olive Garden. Then came back to the apartment to rest for a little bit before taking dad downtown.

Shelby loves riding grandpa's motorcycle!

Our budding photographer took this picture of the three of us in downtown.


We got up to a very rainy morning. We actually had a thunderstorm that included a small power outage.

After a breakfast ar Cracker Barrel, Dad headed back to Augusta before it got hot or another rainstorm popped up.

We had a great visit.

Jessica - Did you know that Kermit was a huge Goldwing fan?

Until then...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Down Home

So, Shelby and I headed down home to Augusta for a few days.
While catching up with mom, as we always do, we both realize it's lunch time and we're hungry.
So we came up with the plan to go get lunch and then head over to Great Mother's new house. (She recently relocated to Augusta from Montgomery, Al.)

Mom and I got over to her place to find that she had been to the mall and had bought new draperies for her living room.

So, we stayed to help to help her hang them.

While we were doing so, Shelby felt the need to "entertain" Pearl, GreatMother's poodle.

Here, she was demonstrating to Pearl how to play a game on her Nintendo DS.

On Saturday, we had to return to rehang the draperies. The hardware we used the day before was faulty.

While Dad and Great Mother had some other errands to run we went out for a walk around the neighborhood. Shelby felt right at home with the geese on the pond.

On Sunday, we had every intention to go to to church but Mom needed to rest. She had done too much over the past few days. Later that evening , I helped Mom and Dad change out there beds. They had obtained the "colonial" bed from Great Mother when she moved. Well the bed is already high, but Mom was set on raising it some more by putting the bed on risers to give her more storage underneath it.

Well, this should explain the rest...

Monday, Shelby and I went and did some shopping.

After supper, Shelby and Granddad went and picked up pinecones in the yard followed by a game of "Plant Your Feet".

We had a great weekend. It was great to see everyone and can't wait to come home again.

Happy 4th of July!! Everyone be safe.

Until then...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

For My Sisters

This post is dedicated to my pregnant sisters. For they are about to embark on the most incredible time of their lives.
This article was emailed to me when I was pregnant with Shelby. Of course times have changed in 6 years, but this is cool.

"The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years of age. It came to $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn't even touch college education. For those with kids, that figure leads to wild fantasies about all the money we could have banked if not for (insert your child's name). For others, the number might confirm the decision to remain childless.

But $160,140 isn't so bad if you break it down.
That's $8,896.66 a year,
$741.38 a month,
or, $171.38 a week.
That's a mere $24.44 a day! Just over a dollar an hour.
Still, you might think the best financial advice says don't have children if you want to be "rich". It's actually the opposite.

What do you get for your $160,140?

Naming rights. First,middle, and last! Glimpses of GOD every day. Giggles under the covers every night. More love than your heart can hold. Butterfly kisses and velcro hugs. Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies. A hand to hold, usually covered in jelly.

A partner for blowing bubbles, flying kites, building sandcastles, and skipping down the sidewalk in the pouring rain. Someone to laugh yourself silly with no matter what the boss said, or how poorly your stocks performed today.

For $160,140, you never have to grow up!
You get to finger paint, carve pumpkins, play hide and seek, catch lightning bugs, and never stop believing in Santa Claus.
You have an excuse to keep reading the The Adventures of Piglet and Pooh, watch Saturday morning cartoons, going to Disney movies, and wishing on stars.

You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.

For $160,140, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get to be a hero just for retrieving a frisbee off the garage roof, taking the training wheels off the bike, removing a splinter, filling a wading pool, coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless. You get a front row seat to history. The first step, first words, first bra, first date, and first time behind the wheeel of a car.

You get an education in physcology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match.

In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there with GOD.
You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost."

Congratulations Ashley and Jessica!
I love you!