Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'll be back

Just a quick funny....

Grant has just started saying a few sentences and they are just too funny. We went to the Braves game with a group from church Monday night. We brought blankets to sit on in the outfield because there were no seats. I was sitting on the blanket with Grant waiting on Mark to come with our drinks and Grant stood up and said "I'll be back". Like where are you going Grant? I don't think you are old enough just to take off on your own.

I had just never heard him say that before and thought it was funny.

Have a Great Week!!!

Twisted Sister

I just returned from Scottsdale Arizona after a long HOT week. The temperature there was 109 at 10:00 pm. Very Hot! We had our March of Dimes National Summer Staff Conference there at the Biltmore Resort and Spa. It was a very nice resort...and very large. It took me 10 minutes just to walk from my villa to the conference center. During our stay we were visited by our national celebrity "Ride" spokesperson. Ride is a motorcycle fundrasier that is done in most states (not MS yet). Dee Snyder from the 80's band Twisted Sister is our celebrity spokesperson. Yeah...I was thinking the same think you are right now...Who is Dee Snyder and who was Twisted Sister? He spoke one morning at our general session about how he became involved with March of Dimes, then came back that night for our Kareoke party. To our suprise he agreed to perform a song for us. "Born to be wild" is the song he sang. Now I know who he is... I know this is not real exciting but I thought I would share a picture we took. Also our Celebrity Chef spokes person was Chef Rock (the winner of Hell's Kitchen). He taught my Signature Chefs Training Class. I have a picture of him to....

Thats my exciting week!!! I missed Grant while I was gone...He was so cute to talk to on the phone though.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Grant

Grant is officially a terrible 2. Although he has played the part for sometime now!! We had a great birthday party on saturday. Thanks to Cakes by Suzanne and Mary Peyton for such a cute cake. It was perfect!! Here are some pictures of the fun day!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bad Bad Alligator

Mark and I have been discussing how we are going to get Grant to give up the Papi (pacifier). Yesterday after lunch I took it from him. When Grant came to me sayng "I want papi" I told time that the Alligator ate it and took it to Embry Claire's house because she is a baby and needs it. He was a little sad but manged to make it through the day. Bedtime rolled around and he started whining about his papi and the alligator. I even caught him searching through his diaper bag looking for one. I read him a bedtime story and told him again that the papi was "all gone". To my suprise he slept all night without it.

Well....This morning he started crying while watching cartoons saying "alligator...my papi alligator...my papi" I feel really bad because he is very sad about it, but i don't know how else to take it away...Is it too soon?

When we got to school this morning we told Mrs. Cyndi (his teacher) what that bad bad alligator did. Grant got upset again. I am sure she will get sick of the whining and give him a paci today and not tell me. They will do anything to keep them quite...I guess I don't blame them.

Any Suggestions???

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Grant at the Lake

Are you happy now!

Well, Suzanne...It took me probably two hours but I managed to change my background and add three new posts. Aren't you proud!!

Happy Birthday Grant

I can't believe that Grant will be 2 in just two weeks (July 18). It seems like yesterday that I found out I was pregnant. We are so blessed that he is healthy now. For those of you that don't know...Grant was born at 34 weeks and spent the first 10 days of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Woman's Hospital. He actually made an appearance at his baby shower in Glen Allen. I was not able to hold my first child for three days and had to leave the hospital without him. I look at this silly two year old now and can't believe he used to weigh only 5lbs.

Happy Birthday Grant!!! We Love You, Mom and Dad


Congratulations to my best high school friend Jennifer Vaughn. Jennifer and her boyfriend of 4 years got engaged two weeks ago...Best Wishes Jennifer and Buster! You will be a beautiful bride!!


We went to Destin with Mark's sister and her family earlier this summer. Grant was more of a handful than we imagined. But we had a great time and can't wait until we go back next year....