We have been LOVING the spring weather, and have been on the go!! Playing in the park, riding our toys with neighbors...so thankful to be outside.
Also outside is our new neighborhood cat, Abner. The kids love him, Heath hates him. I am indifferent - he is like 13 and de-clawed on the front and is very loving, so I don't mind him. Except for when he sits in our driveway for hours and won't go home. We hear he might be deaf, so I am careful pulling out of the driveway because who needs that on their conscience??
John Burke has been telling people he got a cat. I couldn't find my phone last night at Wednesday Night church and figured he had stolen it. I found him showing pictures of himself with the cat to our church pianist and her table full of friends. She was glad I found him, because they had no idea who John Burke or the random cat were until I walked up. He is a friendly old bird, that John Burke.
The boys have both had spring programs the last few weeks. The 2 year olds do a separate program in the spring, and I appreciated it because it was short and sweet. John Burke LOVES to sing and was very excited. Here he is with his friend Elon. They were bumblebees.
Singing with passion
Oh, until song 4 of 7. Then he went between two classes and just sat for a spell.
Then, he came and sat in my lap and laughed as he watched his class. Not sad or embarrassed like a normal 2 year old might be, I guess he felt like supervising?! Here is his sweet teacher pushing him back to the stage. But, he was done. 4 songs were enough.
Our little bumblebee...refusing to smile.
And last week was the 3/4 year old program. I just prayed for mediocrity - is that bad? My boys have a go big or go home mentality in life and this does not fail in school programs. So far we have jumped up and down on stage, called out for me, waved, etc. in past programs. I just wanted him to sing and do the motions with the other kids. Aim high.
He did it!! 3rd row, green shirt...looking like everyone else!!!
Yes, a transformer toy was awarded for just obeying the rules. He was so proud of himself (for not acting a fool!!)
Afterwards with his teachers, Catherine and Carrie
They have been great this year, and very patient with my older spirited child :)
This little nugget hasn't had any spring programs yet, thankfully. But, Lazy Bones is still not walking so I set up a re-check on her foot with her orthopedist at Children's.
It was a family affair as Little Sister got another x-ray. This was her third, and I finally got a picture. Her doctor was very thorough, and wanted to check the whole leg and make sure her not walking isn't bone related.
John Burke sneaking in the x-ray room
And our waiting room at the end of the 2 hours and after Heath went back to work. The staff at Children's was so impressive. So kind to Collins but especially the boys as they waited with her. Turner had just learned the letter X at school and was fascinated with the x-ray machine (but he kept calling it 'archery'?!) so they humored him and gave him a tour and answered all his questions. The picture above was when one of the nurses came in and brought bags of toys because he could tell we were getting restless!
First water cup of her own from our fave place - reward for shots today at the 15 month appointment (21 pounds, 32 inches for future reference)
Verdict in the end was that she is just lazy, and taking her time. I had noticed she had not been putting weight on her foot, and that is why I scheduled the re-check. Of course for the doctor, and for his partner who also checked her she stood on it completely normally. She made me look like a liar!
On another note, we have had 2 beautiful and busy weekends in a row. Heath got last minute tickets to the Saturday round of the Masters. He was supposed to take a client, but the client was out of town. So, mid-week we decided to go for a quick 24-hour jaunt to Augusta.
The only picture we got because cameras are not allowed - we stood in line at the clubhouse and the guy emailed us. I was very impressed and we had such a fun time. The course was beautiful and the food and people-watching were great. Oh, and the golf :) I don't even watch golf normally, but Heath does. He has been before so he was able to show me the whole course and we just walked around and followed golfers and even ran into a few friends from Auburn. The best part of the day was just being off the grid - just the 2 of us and cell phones, emails, etc. were in the car so we weren't distracted! Gorgeous setting and I would definitely go again.
And of course we had the preppiest kids at church the next day in their Masters attire
Heath even insisted on getting Collins a dress with the little yellow symbol. He was just a little excited to go to Augusta, can you tell?
John Burke with Kina...she was the reason we were able to run over to Georgia. She watched our kids for the weekend. She is looking extra tough-girl in this picture, but don't let her fool you. She is so excellent with my kids! Mom and Dad came over the day we were gone and took them all to lunch and the park, and they said Kina was running a tight ship. Of course! This picture was from last weekend, when we ran into her at A-Day.
Auburn was crazy! But it was also a gorgeous day and felt great. I have NEVER cared about A-Day. Heath called me out on the way down there that possibly I cared nothing about the new coach, game, etc. and only wanted to shop and eat in Auburn. Hey, we all have our reasons to go down there.
We had a great lunch at Amsterdam and then headed in the game. Collins and I made it until half time, and then we had to go shop downtown.
John Burke was very into the game...talking to Chloe about some plays (or probably Aubie)
I had to take this picture because Dad and I were continally amazed at how full the stadium was! In the first quarter, the upper deck was empty. And then by the end of the first quarter, it was full! They were not exaggerating when they said 83,000 people were there. For A-Day!! Mind blowing, but the traffic downtown after the game revealed that the trees were the big seller for the weekend.
I did take a picture. I may get my diploma revoked for this, but I feel like people took the tree drama a little far. It was sad to see them die, but wow - I didn't realize how many of my facebook friends had a deep emotional relationship with these trees:) I joke, but it was neat to see people fill the town and stadium up to honor a tradition. That I was good with:)
War Eagle! This little tiger turns 3 this weekend, and praying his party doesn't get rained out!!