Monday, July 6, 2009

Peace Maker

We have a new cat. Mister Fat Cat joined our family this past week when he showed up at our front door (literally). He is so pathetic looking right now. He is scrawny and only has one ear! The doctor thinks that he will be a big cat eventually, hence his name. Bella is still trying to adjust to him being around, but with Samuel's help they should be just fine. He gets on to Bella when she swats at him, and will put MFC right in Bella's face. The picture below is the two cats with Samuel in the middle, petting them both at the same time. I must say that Samuel is quite the peace maker, because the two cats have been doing much better since he has done all of this.

Mister Fat Cat's current sleeping spot!


We enjoyed a good July 4, spending it with our church family. We went to a local fairground and sold home-made ice cream and corn dogs. The kids came out later in the evening with their Nana. It was nice to have her up for a couple of days so that she could spend some time with the kids and us. We also had a nice church service and the kids looked festive in their red, white, and blue. Enjoy the pics below!

Samuel wanted to help cook, so we got a few pictures of him in the kitchen. I am not exactly sure where his pants were!

The Great Pumpkin Patch!

My brothers and I have decided to have a pumpkin contest to see who can grow the biggest pumpkins. David and I are nervous because we can't seem to keep any plant alive! Our family decided to grow Big Max, Competition Hybrids, and Pumpkin Pie pumpkins. The ones we are using for our contest are the Big Max ones. These pumpkins, if grown correctly, can get up to over 100 lbs! We are so excited about this because it should be a lot of fun. I will post more pictures of my brothers planting theirs, but I am still waiting for them to be emailed to me. In the meantime, happy planting harvesters!


I have chuckled over and over again at this picture. We were in the butterfly garden at the aquarium and I was trying to take a picture of David and Emma. A butterfly flew by right as I was taking the photo and it caught both of their attention. They are showing the same expression down to the crinkled lines in their faces! I think this photo is hilariously cute and had to post in its on separate post so that you could see how much they look alike. Emma is growing so quickly!

Season Passes!

This past week my brother and girlfriend-in-law came up for a day visit and to pick up our old couch. We decided to take the kids to the Tennessee Aquarium, which we finally got season passes for! Samuel, as usual, enjoyed it and Emma was much more observant. We have a little trouble with Samuel in the butterfly garden because he tries to catch and squash the butterflies! Emma on the other hand is amazed watching them fly around. Samuel's favorite part is watching the penguins. He can tell us what is coming next in many of the exhibits now. It was nice to just have family time. We had a good time and I am glad that Josh and Grace took a day to come up!

Emma watching the butterflies!

Samuel finally (after many visits!) got brave enough to touch the water in the hands on part of the aquarium! The picture below is one that I got of Josh, Grace, and Samuel. Its the only picture that I have of her. Somehow we were the ones taking most of the pictures.

Samuel and Josh getting a close up of the fish!

Samuel with his new penguin(we bought it somewhere else and gave it to him at the aquarium! We saved $5!). Below are pictures of Samuel and Emma posing with the penguin statues. Emma was very amused at the creature that was her size! She was all smiles as usual.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


David and I always joked about this song...he says that he wrote it and someone stole it from him! I like the song, so he learned it. I recorded him playing it on my phone. Hopefully you can hear it! I love him!