Saturday, August 25, 2012

Captain Eyebrows Strikes Again

The obligatory first day of school pictures. Harrison with his eyebrows are front and center. Love that boy!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ava's First Day of School - August 1, 2012

Q- How was your first day of school?
A - A good day.
Q - What did you learn on the first day of school?
A - How to get to three bathrooms.
Q - What did you do on your first day?
A - We went outside to look at the new playground and we got to play on it for a little while too. We watched some TV on the screen and watched a funny show. It was about a lady making food and it was funny.
Q - What was your favorite thing about the first day of school?
A - I'm thinking...the new lunchroom. It has an elevator and two staircases. The elevator was for people in wheelchairs and people who can't walk.
Q - What do you think of your new teacher?
A - She's good.
Q - How is first grade going to be different from kindergarten?
A - You have to do less work so far and I want to do more work like in Kindergarten.
Q - Did you miss anybody when you were at school?
A - I didn't miss a lot of people because some people from kindergarten came. I did miss my other Kindergarten friends.
Q - What are you most excited about in first grade?
A - Going outside and watching the funny banana song.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Remembering Nanny

This past Sunday my grandmother lost her battle with lymphoma. We discovered in December that her cancer had returned and she was not going to attempt treatment for this second go round. She wanted one last spring at home and God blessed her with one of the most beautiful springs that I can remember! Several times over the last few months we have thought the end was getting close, but last Thursday was the real beginning of the end. I was lucky to get to see her during the last few days and talk with her and her last words to me were "I love you."
For 32 years I have called this woman my Nanny and she was my Nan. I was the first grandchild and Nanny was always there for me. Even though in recent years her personality has changed and she was no longer the same Nan, she always had a laugh for me. So as we celebrate Nanny's life in the coming days, I want to remember the woman who always supplied me with frozen pizza and gallons of ice cream, gave me hideous haircuts, warned me not to run too hard on the carpet because Poppy was watching, and taught me to love flowers. Her creek holds so many memories for my childhood friends and me. I spent so much time there that it was my second home. And even though I didn't visit as often as I should in the past years, she always greeted me liked no time had passed at all.
I love you, Nan! :) And cancer SUCKS!
Life Legacy
Etta McCormick Weaver, 74, of Princeton, KY died Sunday,
August 19, 2012 at her home following a long illness. She was retired from
Princeton Health Care as a certified medical technician and a member of Cedar
Bluff Baptist Church.
Weaver is survived by three daughters, April
Freeman & husband Kenneth, Princeton, KY; Tracy Frazier & husband Randy,
Dunnellon, FL; Bobbi Jo Dircks & husband Mike,Hazelton, IN; five
grandchildren, Tiffany Freeman Rogers, Nick Freeman, Steven Frazier, Andrew
Frazier, and Kerri Beth Frazier; four great-grandchildren, one brother, James
McCormick, Evansville, IN; and one sister, Christine Young, Princeton, KY.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Weaver, and parents,
Harvey and Lilly Dossett McCormick. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Morgan's Funeral Home with Bro. Mark
Faughn officiating. Burial will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Walking around the yard was one of her favorite things to do.

Turning 6

A before school photo shoot that we managed to squeeze in right before it rained some cats and dogs!

On Ava's 6th birthday we started our day with some birthday doughnuts.
We made a cake after getting home from school.
The usual 5:36 picture. 6 years old on the dot. ;)
We also got to eat some yummy Mexican food thanks to Nana and Pop. Love the kids' faces in these. You can tell that Harrison and Ava were not impressed with the whipped cream. ;)

Of course, we came home from eating Mexican to open a few presents and have some cake (which only the kids ate because everyone else was too stuffed from dinner!).

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ava's 6th Birthday Party

Ava wanted a Lalaloopsy/Tea Party for this year's theme. Since there aren't any products available with this theme, I just winged it and we put together our own tea party. Since my side of the family was missing due to my grandmother's illness, we definitely felt that part of the party was missing. And I also felt that my photographer was missing since Bo wasn't here to take pictures. With that said, Ava still had a great time and we were so blessed to get to spend time with the people who were at the party. The kids played sooooo hard, Ava got so many fantastic gifts, and we really enjoyed the tea party. :)

Stacy once again made an awesome cake! :)