Saturday, October 31, 2009

School Halloween Party

We had a great time yesterday at our Halloween Party at school. I made lunch for everyone and I must say-I think everyone enjoyed it. We had "jack-o-lantern" grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese curls, orange juice boxes and homemade cupcakes! Can't beat that, surely it was better than school lunches! ;) After we ate, it was time to carve our pumpkin! I have to say-Jess really enjoyed that!

Hope everyone has a great day and fun trick-or-treating tonight!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Break

On Monday morning, we got up and headed to Atlanta. Kenny had a meeting downtown so Jess and I went along for the ride. We were able to check into our hotel early, so Kenny left us there for the afternoon. I tried for 2 hours to get Jess to take a nap and after no luck, called Toni and Chris, Kenny's sister and brother-in-law, to come over and visit! Shortly after they arrived, Kenny got back so we went across the highway and shopped for awhile and then went and had dinner. After dinner, everyone needed to head to their own "quarters" and settle in for the night.

Tuesday morning, Kenny, Jess and I left the hotel and headed for Burt's Pumpkin Patch. It was about 2 hours north of our hotel so we decided it would be worth the drive. It was a beautiful, but COOL morning. When we arrived at the pumpkin patch it was around 40 degrees. That didn't stop us and Jessica was amazed at all the pumpkins-so amazed we could not get her to look up for pictures-had to see all the pumpkins. After we selected our pumpkins, all we could get in the car, we started south. I am so thankful that we got up early so we were able to get back home around 4. It was a great trip and is always fun to take Jess-but so nice to be home in time for everyone to relax. It's also nice that Wednesday is Monday for Jess at school and Kenny at work-so we will all enjoy the short "work" week!!

Kenny selecting the perfect pumpkins!
At least she is trying to smile-can't stop looking at the pumpkins and all the other kids!
Guarding our "loot", while Dad took one load to the car!

Special Olympics 2009

Just a few pictures from Special Olympics this year. We had bowling on Tuesday and basketball and soccer on Thursday. This is such a great thing and all the kids had a blast!

Monday, October 19, 2009


So much has happened since the middle of September, and my last post! First, let me begin by saying that the job did NOT work out. I had really more responsibilities than I had originally thought and I wasn't getting off when I thought I was going to be able to. This my all sound silly but I just was not up to it! I was missing events Jess was doing and was going to have to miss more and several days I hardly had time to get home and eat before I had to pick Jessica up.

Two weeks after I had started my job, Jessica got sick! She was sick for 12 days! Too long for me to be in the house with her and too long to have to decide everyday what I was going t0 do about my job. So, I quickly decided that at this time, it just wasn't the thing for me to do! Jess was sick with some kind of stomach virus and I didn't think she was every going to get over it! Thankfully, after 12 days-she was cleared to be back at school! Since then she has really been doing well!

Last week she went to Special Olympics. On Tuesday, we did bowling and on Thursday, we had basketball and soccer skills! She did well and that was such a great experience, again this year! The Valdosta/Lowndes Parks and Rec Dept. helps head it up and volunteers come from local high schools, VSU and Moody. It is so inspiring to watch those kids participate and receive their ribbons!

Jess is on fall break today and tomorrow so we are just going to enjoy the cooler weather! It has been BEAUTIFUL and the forecast says that we will be back in the 80's later in the week--so enjoy!