Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Drew went to watch his best buddy play in a soccer tournament. Joe took him to a dynamos games yesterday. They played LA Galaxy, which is David Beckham's team. Joe and I are learning about all of this soccer mania now that Drew will be on a competitive soccer team.
Enjoy the pics from the weekend! The Flores boys and Landry were precious today. Joe and I remember the Gulf Shores years bringing swim diapers and playpens. It's fun to reminisce
Sunday, May 20, 2012
We Love Love Love our new neighborhood. Our across the street neighbor invited us to the First Annual Windsor Estates Crawfish Boil! Our neighbor down the street owned a cajun restaurant years ago, and lives on a Cul-D-Sac. We packed up drinks, chairs, bikes, and kids and headed over there yesterday afternoon. Drew had the time of his life, and so did we.
I’m so happy we made the move. I envision lots of memories to come in our neighborhood!
Here are the boys playing kickball in the street.
Not only is the neighborhood filled with little boys, it’s got precious little girls too!
It didn’t take long for the guys to get Joe in on the boiling process. He worked up a sweat!
I love that Drew sat down and tried to teach his friends how to peel crawfish!
Sunday, we had Drew’s soccer party. There we got to REALLY meet his coaches. We only really have seen them from the opposite sides of the fields before. One of them is from New Orleans. When I saw him drinking an Abita beer, I knew instantly Joe and I had met new friends. In fact, the soccer moms have already planned a night out in a couple weeks! I can’t wait! It’s so much fun to meet people you have stuff in common with! I’m really excited!
I was the only one at the pool party today not drinking alcohol so they thought I was a little stuffy. They also were a little leary of me bc I never yelled much at the games. I had to explain to them that I never yelled at the games because I don’t know shit about soccer. But, watch out at an LSU football game. Drew then piped in that he didn’t want his mom driving home drunk, so I couldn’t drink. They all just thought that was hysterical! I loved getting compliments on how polite Drew is to adults. It makes Joe and I so proud!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
I never in a million years thought I would be a soccer mom. I just knew my boys would be on a football team forever. Now, I’m at wrestling matches and soccer games and wouldn’t change it for anything. Seeing them excel in a sport they love is priceless. Don’t get me wrong…I know nothing about either sport, but Mitchell wins and Drew scores, so all is good, right?
Mother’s Day was great. Joe, Mitchell, and Drew gave me some James Avery stuff. I love that place! Spencer gave me some Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. He also wrote a beautiful card for me. The front of the card had a mom donkey carry a baby donkey on her back. The inside cover said thank you for loving me even though I’m a ….well you know sometimes. He filled the inside with words of appreciation. He has a gift for writing. Mitchell popped his head in our room around 9:30 with his guitar to sing a song for me that he wrote. The tears started flowing…It was great! Little Drew hacked my Hibiscus trees and taped them to a handmade card…which was awesome too! It was a wonderful day! I love those boys.
We spent the day at the soccer field. Drew’s team was in the final tournament of the season. Friday night they won, and Saturday was rained out, so they had two games scheduled Sunday. If they won at 2:15, they played again at 4:45….They WON the semis in sudden death. Drew scored the tying goal and assisted in the winning goal. It is so much fun seeing him hustle on that field. We went into the championship game and they were exhausted. We fell short and lost, but the season was great and he will be playing again in the fall.
Warning…………picture overload for the Grandparents!
Friday nights game
Saturday, he had to get a David Beckham haircut…It worked
GOAL - (notice the little white jersey on the ground!!)
I love the facials!
Going in for another, but that goalie was pretty good!
Celebrating an assist to win the game!
Just action shots…enjoy
His 2nd place tournament trophy – lots of hardwork!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Joe and I will celebrate 24 years next week. I can remember the first thing he gave me. It was an opal ring for my 16th birthday. I have no idea where it is now, but man I treasured that thing! My how times have changed. Many jobs, kids, houses, illnesses, and the loss of a parent later and we are still together!
We want to enjoy each other’s company. The two older boys are never home much anymore, so it’s mostly just the three of us. We decided to get bikes and enjoy our new neighborhood. How fun is that??
You can barely see Joe’s sidekick on the other side of him. He kept cutting us off thinking it was funny. He didn’t realize his daddy hadn’t been on a bike in close to thirty years!
I think I need a basket and a bell on mine!
Monday, May 7, 2012
So fitting. I hope I’m as mean as she was!
Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them, as my Mean Mom told me: I loved you enough to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home. I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep. I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes. I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must learn that their parents aren't perfect. I loved you enough to let you assume the responsibility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart. But most of all, I loved you enough to say NO when I knew you would hate me for it. Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm glad I won them, because in the end you won, too. And someday when your children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them. Was your Mom mean? I know mine was. We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too. Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were and what we were doing with them. She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less. We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do. By the time we were teenagers; she could read our minds and had eyes in the back of her head. Then, life was really tough! Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up They had to come up to the door so she could meet them. While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16. Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. Now that we have left home, we are all educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was. I think that is what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
My earrings are from the pattern "Gloria" made in 1906. Isn't that special?