Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Birthday

I turned 42 on Friday, August 14. I remember a time when I would have taken the day off of work, and had huge plans with friends to party until the sun came up the next morning. I was much, much younger then, though. Ha!

 I worked, as usual. After work, we went  & did our usual Friday night thing, which is to go have dinner with my mama. She got me a birthday cake just like she does every year. :)

I'm so thankful for her.  She always makes sure I have a cake.  Larson had mentioned on our way to work that we should get some cupcakes or something.  I told him no because I knew my mama would have a cake waiting on me when we got to her house.  We actually had to end up picking it up from the store for her, but she got her baby a cake. :)

Saturday after work, we made the trip to Warner Robins.  I was like a giddy teenage girl again.  We stayed with my sister, and while she kept my boys, Larson & I got to go hang out with some of my old friends.  It felt so good.  I'm looking forward to going back again soon.

Nikki Lawson Crofutt, Bobbi Sue Ledford Wooten, & ME :)

Larson was ready to go back to my sister's at 11:30, so me & the girls gave him a ride home and I went back for awhile.  I ended up not getting home until after 3.  Made me really feel like a teenager again.  Do you know how long it's been since I stayed UP, much less OUT until 3 AM?!!  Ha!!

I didn't get to sleep when I got back, either.  Motherhood called.  Gentry was up at 4 because he was in a strange place and didn't sleep well, then once he drifted back off, Jubal was crawling on me by 6:30.  Everyone was up by 7:30, and we had to get ready for church with my sister.

She goes to a huge church.  A 7,000 member church.  Huge! Traffic is directed into & out of service, you have to check your kids in, and the sanctuary is so big, you have to watch the pastor preach on the big screen.  A lot of music, and lights.  Almost like a concert.  It was good to be in church, though.

After church, we decided to go ahead and head out for home.  Jubal was not happy about this.  He wanted to stay at Laney's for a longer time.  That's why he was pouting in the picture above.  

We took one more picture of us and then got on the road.  Jubal was hungry so we stopped at the nearest Mickey D's before leaving WR.  We ended up staying there for a hour since the playground was inside & air conditioned.  It helped tire them down some for the drive home.

You can believe me when I tell you this...

Just as soon as I walked in our back door, I dropped everything I had carried in, and I crashed on the couch.  I was a tired woman.  I'm getting too old to be staying out so late. ;)

It was an awesome weekend, though, and I'm so thankful for another year to be with my family & friends.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jubal Goes To Kindergarten

I took Jubal to meet his teacher yesterday, and he had his very first day of Kindergarten today. He was so excited to be going to "big boy" school. Not daycare, not Pre-K, but real school, as he calls it.

He loves his new TMNT book bag.  He was so proud to walk in with it on his back.  I let him lead me to his classroom to make sure he remembered which was his.  As soon as he walked in he took his book bag off.  I had to ask him to put it back on for the picture, which is why he has that look on his face.  Ha!

He has one of his buddies in his class this year.  I'm sure he will make other friends, though.  I'm just glad Ian is with him this year.  I hope they don't cause trouble together.

I got him settled in, and was just standing back taking it all in.  My firstborn boy is in Kindergarten now.  I just looked at him lining up to go to breakfast.  Thinking, "Where have the years gone?"  That's when my boy turned around just as I was about to snap this picture, so he could walk over to me to give me one more hug and to tell me he would miss me.  I hope he & I always have such a close relationship.

I can't wait to get home and hear all about his first day.  I hope he loved it, and I hope he likes his teacher, Mrs. Cynthia Waters & his parapro, Mrs. Sara.  I chose Mrs. Waters for his teacher specifically because I thought her style of teaching would  be good for him.  Please, God, let it be the right decision.  Help my baby have a great school year & please keep him safe.

Thanks in advance, God! :)

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